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  • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

City claimed perpetual right to water from the Huachuca Mountains.

  • ARIZONA GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT

The black bear was found between Buffalo Soldier Trail and Seventh Street in Sierra Vista. The Sierra Vista area has had increased bear activi…

  • Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A bear that had climbed a tree in Sierra Vista was captured and relocated Friday, state officials say.

A black bear that had climbed into a tree in Sierra Vista was successfully captured and relocated Friday, state officials say.

  • Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX - A federal appeals court on Monday rebuffed a bid by Tombstone to make immediate repairs to its Huachuca Mountain water supply, which…

Bears lost so much vital habitat to forest fires in the Huachuca Mountains that some of them now forage for food in nearby Sierra Vista — prom…

  • PHOTOS BY BENJIE SANDERS / ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Miller Canyon homeowner Ron Morales had to use a tractor to fix this road that was washed out during flooding Monday evening. "The rain was co…

  • Benjie Sanders/Arizona Daily Sta

Knowing that major rainfall was in the wind, Miller Canyon homeowners had their sandbags up and ready for the flooding.

  • BENJIE SANDERS / ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Cochise County workers using heavy equipment are busy repairing damage from Monday's storm, including this washed-out area on Stoneridge Road …

  • Doug Kreutz Arizona Daily Star

A major monsoon storm walloped Sierra Vista and other Cochise County areas Monday evening - sweeping two people away in a wall of water and le…

  • BEATRICE RICHARDSON / HERALD REVIEW 2011

The walls of the chapel, its 75-foot Celtic cross and 31-foot-tall statue of the Virgin Mary were still standing after the Monument Fire swept…

  • Adam Curtis The Sierra Vista Herald

Many people have watched Donna Ramaeker work in recent weeks, as she quietly resurrected the mural she painted on the wall inside the chapel a…

  • MARC ALLAN / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Smoke rises from a wildfire in the Tonto National Forest near Payson. On Saturday, the fire had grown to more than three square miles and was …

  • Tom Beal Arizona Daily Star

Southern Arizona's costliest fires of 2011 were both human-caused, and both started in border areas known for drug- and human-smuggling.

Southern Arizona’s costliest fires of 2011 were both human-caused and started in border areas known for drug and human smuggling.

  • BENJIE SANDERS / ARIZONA DAILY STAR 2011

Last July, homeowner Mary Means took a rest on sandbags placed to protect her home in Sierra Vista from flooding.

  • Tom Beal Arizona Daily Star

The flooding danger from wildfires lasts years and sometimes decades. Geologists and hydrologists who gathered at Biosphere 2 last week urged new strategies for anticipating damage from such floods, and better ways of measuring changes in watersheds and preparing strategies for lessening the danger downstream.

The worst days of the devastating wildfire that burned homes and businesses around Sierra Vista in June, 2011.

  • Doug Kreutz Arizona Daily Star

Our spring bloom on the desert was a monumental floral flop - but a brilliant summer species is doing its blooming best to erase that bad memory.

  • Becky Pallack and Tom Beal Arizona Daily Star

At least four homes were severely damaged by flooding Sunday afternoon in the Miller Canyon area.