Story and photos by Lily McLaughlin
SIERRA VISTA – On Feb. 18, Cochise College’s Elements of Intercultural Communication class held a Black History Celebration by introducing students to an Afro-Caribbean dance, accompanied by percussionist Cleve Jones and a few of his percussion ensemble students.
Ximena Aponte choreographed an Afro-Caribbean dance with Nancy Fossgreen, Leah Simmons, Tanya Biami, and Vanessa Ayala, who preformed in the Student Union of the Sierra Vista Campus. The upbeat music engaged the crowd and the dancers left the people who filled the Student Union in awe. Continue Reading »
What are you doing during Spring Break? Join us in volunteering for organizations across Cochise County.
Student Government Association of Sierra Vista is planning the annual Alternative Spring Break for March 10–14. Projects include working at a local farm, graffiti abatement at the skate park, roadside cleanups, reading at a local preschool, assisting residents at a rehabilitation center, painting fences at Echoing Hope Ranch and more.
At some of the projects, lunch is included and transportation will be provided from the Sierra Vista Campus each day. You can pick and choose which days you would like to assist with depending on your schedule or the project.
Alternative Spring Break is an excellent resume builder, teambuilding opportunity, leadership skill enhancer and more! Click here to learn more about the projects and sign up to participate. For more information, contact email@example.com.
By Lane DuBois
WILLCOX — Free food for a year.
That is what you will get if you are one of the first 500 customers to visit the new Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Willcox.
The new fast food joint will be taking the place of the former KFC/Taco Bell building located on Bisbee Avenue in the Safeway shopping center. KFC/Taco Bell closed its doors early in 2011 and the building has been vacant ever since. Continue Reading »
Commentary by Leah Simmons
Natural cleaning products work best for our health, homes and environment. So why are people still buying items loaded with chemicals?
Maybe the advertisements that brands such as Lysol, Clorox, Scrubbing Bubbles and Mr. Clean put in the media have something to do with it.
When consumers purchase name brand products, they expect the best. After buying multiple sprays, polishes, dusters and detergents, their homes can become squeaky clean.
These cleaners may create a smudge-free environment, but are we really aware of what they are capable of? Continue Reading »
Commentary by Joe Hall
SIERRA VISTA — Located in Veterans’ Park, nuzzled between parking lots and green open fields, the southeastern Arizona sun shines down on people of all ages wandering up and down an alley of local vendors and tents attending the Sierra Vista Farmers Market.
The air is clean, the scene is filled with smiles, and the sounds of folk music fill the void in the background. It’s easy to see why people are coming back to the market each week: the friendly local environment, interesting fresh food kiosks and specialty vendors make it hard to resist. Continue Reading »
By Lily McLaughlin
SIERRA VISTA – At the age of 12, Alex Martinez was taught the skill of rug weaving. For the Zapotecs of Oaxaca, Mexico, it is a tradition for young boys to learn the craft of weaving rugs because their economy depends on rug production.
Luckily, Martinez takes pride in his work and is dedicated to traveling across the Southwest, including southern Arizona, to sell his creations. Continue Reading »
Sandhill cranes at Whitewater Draw. Photos by Joe Hall
By Leah Simmons
MCNEAL — Last Friday, Feb. 7, the Cochise College Science Club embarked on a journey to see the sandhill cranes at Whitewater Draw.
According to its website, “Many people visit Whitewater Draw each winter to experience the memorable sights and sounds of more than 20,000 sandhill cranes. These birds spend the night standing in Whitewater Draw’s shallow waters to evade predators, and then fly out each morning to feed and socialize in the surrounding area.” Continue Reading »