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Commentary: Why Shop at the Sierra Vista Food Co-op?

Story and video by Leah Simmons

SIERRA VISTA — The co-op is a grocery store on Carmichael Ave. that offers all organic produce, a full line of natural body care products, fair-trade items, organic or natural food and drinks, and local products including grass-fed meat.

So how did it all begin? Owners of the Bisbee co-op wanted to open a second location. They held community meetings, put the word out, and received positive feedback. Bisbee couldn’t make the second location work out, but it sparked interest in Sierra Vista and our community pursued it. Continue Reading »

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Cochise College student aims to quit smoking

Story and video by Lily McLaughlin

SIERRA VISTA – Cochise College student Angela Baxter spends her time at her work-study job and as a mother of a 2-year-old. She is in the process of quitting smoking and has been smoke free for three weeks. She wants her story to help others.

Angela started smoking when she was 12 years old because, she believes, her parents were smokers. She is afraid that if she does not quit, her daughter might be led down the same path of addiction. Continue Reading »

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Decorate luminaria bags for Relay For Life

The Cochise College Dance Club is collaborating with the American Cancer Society to distribute luminarias for the upcoming Relay for Life in Sierra Vista on May 2 at Veterans’ Memorial Park.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to decorate paper bags, available for $5 per bag, in memory of someone who lost the battle with cancer or to honor those currently fighting cancer. The bags will be lit with votive candles on the night of the event.

Those who purchase three bags will have their names put into the raffle that will be held at the Relay for Life. Checks should be made out to American Cancer Society. For more information about participating in the event or decorating a bag, call Tanya Biami at (520) 515-5316. Bags should be decorated and returned by April 25.
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MACS Club Math Bee crowns winners

SIERRA VISTA — The Cochise College Math and Computer Science (MACS) Club held its fourth annual Math Bee on March 28 at the Sierra Vista Campus.

Students from Cochise College and the University of Arizona Sierra Vista placed in three competitions. In the base 10 contest, Kayleigh Caparulo took first, Nicholas Pehrson was second, Ashley Watkins third and Jon Scott fourth. Pehrson won the hex clock and Scott won the binary clock.

“Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in base 10, base 2 (binary) and base 16 (hex),” said MACS club adviser Barbara Smith. “No calculators, no computers, no phones; just paper, pencil and brains.”

The event was supported by the University of Arizona South Student Government SSF (Student Services Fee) funds and the Pizza Hut Bistro.

Click here to view a photo from the event published in the Sierra Vista Herald.

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Zumbathon fundraiser to benefit Dance Club

SIERRA VISTA — Get ready for some “Hollywood Swingin’” at Cochise College from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 4 at the Student Union Community Room on the Sierra Vista Campus.

The college’s Dance Club members are hosting a fundraising Zumbathon to help pay for their trip to the State Fair, where they will be performing in October. With a Hollywood theme, participants are encouraged to wear their sparkly Zumba gear and bling. All will have a chance to leave their handprints on the “Hollywood Wall of Fame.”

A $5 suggested donation includes a free raffle ticket and bottle of water. Broxton’s Coffee will be vending protein drinks and healthy smoothies. Throughout the evening, raffle prizes will be given away. This family-oriented event is free and open to the public.

Contact club advisor Tanya Biami for more information at (520) 515-5316.

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Commentary: Save big with Sierra Vista Sells

Screen shot of Sierra Vista Sells group on Facebook.

Screen shot of Sierra Vista Sells group on Facebook.

By Joe Hall

Whether you are constantly checking your Facebook updates or simply enjoy perusing the yard sales on Saturday, there’s something on the web that’s turning a new page.

Sierra Vista Sells is a non-profit group on Facebook that works similar to Craigslist, but instead of meeting a complete stranger face to face, you have the ability to “face-creep” them beforehand.

Not to mention, you have access to the opinions of more than 9,000 users. Heard about the a new restaurant in town? Pop onto SV Sells and ask how the service was and whether or not they’re family friendly.

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City of Douglas planning Founder’s Day for May

By Silas Griffin

DOUGLAS — The City of Douglas is planning its first Founder’s Day.

Recently, City of Douglas Mayor Daniel Ortega, Councilman Louis Greer, and Douglas Unified School District School Superintendent Sheila Rogers have met to determine a schedule of dates and events relevant to a new historical to be held May 16 and 17.

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