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Telemedicine helps revive rural Arizona hospital

The hospital in Douglas, a rural town on the border of Arizona and Mexico, came under new management ...
having to convert to stronger federal regulations, according to the Sierra Vista Herald. People's Choice Hospital, an Oak Brook, Ill.-

Celebrating 60 years

The credit union is healthy and has about 22,000 members in Southeast Arizona. With the main office in Sierra Vista, there are also facilities at the fort branch and in the Arizona communities of Benson, Bisbee, Douglas, Nogales and Sahuarita. Expansion of ...

Report: Mine contamination didn't reach San Pedro

SIERRA VISTA — Thanks to the rains from Hurricane Odile ...
21, 2014, during a public meeting of the Southeast Arizona Citizens Forum and IBWC on Thursday. Unlike the disastrous spill that flowed south from the Buena Vista mine in August, 2014 ...

Forest superintendent moving on

From wading through the swamps of the American southeast and the political jungle of Washington ...
Speaking from the offices of the Coronado National Forest’s Sierra Vista Ranger District last week, Upchurch said he always had an affinity for the ...

Which Arizona city has the most bartenders?

Next in Arizona is the Sierra Vista-Douglas metropolitan area with 1.4 ...
Pacific Northwest and Northeast tend to have more bartenders than cities in the West, South and Southeast, according to study. Among metro areas, Las Vegas, with 5.5, and New ...

High water closes SR 92 south of Sierra Vista

The action comes in the wake of Wednesday's flash flood warning sparked by the remnants of Hurricane Odile as it pushed through southeast Arizona, the Cochise County Sheriff's Office said. The 11-mile closure begins about five miles south of Sierra Vista ...

Sierra Vista neighborhood is told to boil water

SIERRA VISTA, AZ - Residents in a southeast Sierra Vista neighborhood have been told to boil their water until further notice. Cochise Health and Social Services was notified Friday by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality about a problem with ...

Boil Advisory Issued for Southeast Sierra Vista Neighborhood

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Cochise Health and Social Services has been notified by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality that certain East Slope Water Company customers should boil their water until further notice. On August 7th, a routine water test ...

Sierra Vista Southeast, Arizona Vacation Rentals

Sierra Vista Southeast, Arizona offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ, there's surely a great local ...

Ecotourists relish itty-bitty migrants to Arizona

Sierra Vista now is considered one of the nation's leading ecotourism destinations. Just as whale watchers head for the oceans and skiers the mountains, wildlife lovers go to southeast Arizona to see hummingbirds and rare Mexican birds that wander north ...

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Mall acquisition fued has major implications for Arizona

A Simon-Macerich combination would open a new chapter for a resurgent industry that has been consolidating, with fewer big players controlling a higher percentage of shopping malls as rental revenue a…

All who are weary: Be still

Be still Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 One of the things I love about spending time in the great outdoors is the opportunity to get away from the noise and distractions of life and cl…

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Clouds and Prescribed Fire Pictures from March 7th to 8th, 2015

March 7th Prescribed burn near the border of Cochise county and Santa Cruz county. It was not a brush fire.Sprinkle over Whetstone Mountains. Looking northwest from highway 82 near Mustang Mountains. …

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The Guardian and a warning to SIERRA VISTA SOUTHEAST ARIZONA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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Register now and request your ballots for the year in SIERRA VISTA SOUTHEAST ARIZONA

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


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Buying prescription drugs via the Internet: A consumer guide to SIERRA VISTA SOUTHEAST ARIZONA

The Internet has changed the way we live, work and even as bought. The advance of the Internet has made it possible to compare prices and buy products without having to leave the house. But when used for medicine is important to be very careful. Some websites sell drugs that are not legitimate, putting their health at risk.

For example, some websites that sell medicines:

  • They are not licensed pharmacies with state of the United States or are not really pharmacies.

  • They can give an incorrect diagnosis or sell you a drug that is not appropriate for your medical condition.

  • Do not protect your personal data (eg social security number and credit cards).

Some of the drugs that are sold on the Internet:

  • They are fake (counterfeit or adulterated).

  • They are very strong medicine dose or very low concentration.

  • They contain ingredients that can be harmful to your health.

  • They are expired or expired medicines.

  • They have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA for its acronym in English), or have not been studied for their safety and efficacy.

  • They have been prepared using safe standards.

  • They are not safe for use with other medicines or products you use.

  • No right or have not been properly stored or shipped labels.


  • Talk to your doctor and get a physical before taking any medicine for the first time.

  • Use only medications that have been prescribed by your doctor or other health professional you trust, who is licensed in the United States to give prescriptions or prescriptions.

  • Ask your doctor if you have to do something specific for your prescription.

The following information will help protect (a) if you purchase medicines via the Internet:


Make sure that the website where you buy your drugs is state-licensed pharmacy in the United States and you are located in the United States. Pharmacies and pharmacists in the United States must be licensed by a state pharmacy board. The pharmacy board of the state where you reside, you can tell if the website you use is a state-licensed pharmacy if you have good reputation, and if you are located in the United States. For a list of state pharmaceutical boards in English at the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) whose website . For information in Spanish call toll free 1-866-SU-FAMILIA (1-866-783-2645), the Li line Telefónica Health National Hispanic Family.

The NABP is a professional association of pharmaceutical state boards. This association has a program that will help you find some of the pharmacies that are licensed to sell through the Internet. The websites where the hallmark of this program appears, have been checked to ensure they comply with federal and state regulations. For more information in English about this program and for a list of pharmacies where VIPPS® (Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites ™) seal appears, visit the website: . For information in Spanish call toll free 1-866-SU-FAMILIA (1-866-783-2645) National Helpline Hispanic Family Health.

. Find the websites whose practices are designed to protect you a secure website should:

  • Be located in the United States and be licensed by the state pharmacy board which operates the website (visit the website for a list of state pharmaceutical boards in English). For information in Spanish call toll free 1-866-SU-FAMILIA (1-866-783-2645) National Helpline Hispanic Family Health.

  • Have a licensed pharmacist who can answer your questions.

  • Require a prescription from your doctor or other health professional who is licensed in the United States to give prescriptions or prescriptions.

  • Having a medium through which you can talk to a person if you have any problem.


Note that the privacy and security of the site you will find easy to use and understand.

Do not give any personal information (such as your Social Security number, the number of your credit card or your medical history) unless you are sure the website will keep the protected information and not made public.

Ensure that the website will not sell your personal information unless you authorize it.


Report the web sites you do not feel safe (a), or those for which you have complaints. Visit the website and click under "Notify the FDA sites web troubled "to fill the form in Spanish.



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