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Bear taken from tree in Sierra Vista

Bear taken from tree in Sierra Vista

The black bear was found between Buffalo Soldier Trail and Seventh Street. The Sierra Vista area has had increased bear activity since the 2011 Monument Fire made it harder for them to find food, officials say.

June 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Bear taken from tree in Sierra Vista

Bear taken from tree in Sierra Vista

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

June 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona Game and Fish relocates bear treed in Sierra Vista

Arizona Game and Fish relocates bear treed in Sierra Vista

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

June 21, 2013 2:09 pmLoading…

Tombstone loses appeals court bid to repair mountain water supply

PHOENIX - A federal appeals court on Monday rebuffed a bid by Tombstone to make immediate repairs to its Huachuca Mountain water supply, which was damaged in the wake of last year's Monument Fire.

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Foraging bears in Sierra Vista prompt hunt

Foraging bears in Sierra Vista prompt hunt

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 — prompting a hunt to thin their numbers and protect people.

September 25, 2012 5:06 pmLoading…
Storm whacks Cochise County; 2 swept away, but they're OK

Storm whacks Cochise County; 2 swept away, but they're OK

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 coming down in sheets," said Paul Cimino of the Sierra Vista Fire Department.

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Storm whacks Cochise County; 2 swept away, but they're OK

Storm whacks Cochise County; 2 swept away, but they're OK

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

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Storm whacks Cochise County; 2 swept away, but they're OK

Storm whacks Cochise County; 2 swept away, but they're OK

Cochise County workers using heavy equipment are busy repairing damage from Monday's storm, including this washed-out area on Stoneridge Road in the area severely burned in last year's Monument Fire.

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Storm whacks Cochise County; 2 swept away, but they're OK

Storm whacks Cochise County; 2 swept away, but they're OK

A major monsoon storm walloped Sierra Vista and other Cochise County areas Monday evening - sweeping two people away in a wall of water and leaving some roads and washes flooded early Tuesday.

July 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Chapel rises from ashes of wildfire

Chapel rises from ashes of wildfire

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 through.

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Chapel rises from ashes of wildfire

Chapel rises from ashes of wildfire

Many people have watched Donna Ramaeker work in recent weeks, as she quietly resurrected the mural she painted on the wall inside the chapel at Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine more than a decade ago.

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Human cause cited in big 2011 wildfires

Human cause cited in big 2011 wildfires

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 moving toward a wilderness area. No cause had been determined.

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Human cause cited in big 2011 wildfires

Human cause cited in big 2011 wildfires

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

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Major 2011 Southern Arizona wildfires leave no smoking gun

Major 2011 Southern Arizona wildfires leave no smoking gun

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

May 14, 2012 12:03 pmLoading…
Flood danger following wildfires long-lasting

Flood danger following wildfires long-lasting

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

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Flood danger following wildfires long-lasting

Flood danger following wildfires long-lasting

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…

April 10, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…
Photos:  Monument Fire 2011

Photos: Monument Fire 2011

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

November 01, 2011 3:00 pm Photos

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Monsoon rains rescue summer, flowerwise

Monsoon rains rescue summer, flowerwise

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.

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Water floods area denuded by fire, damaging 4 homes

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

July 12, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

More evacuation orders are lifted; Arizona 92 reopened

Authorities lifted an evacuation order for an estimated 200 to 300 homes near the Monument Fire burning south of Sierra Vista.

June 24, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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