Starry Starry Nights

By day Cochise County basks in glorious sunshine, while at night it nestles under a cozy blanket of stars. The extraordinary skies of Southern Arizona are the reason why so many astronomers choose to call this region home. Spectacular stargazing opportunities are easy to find anywhere across the county – all you need to do is look up. Need someone … Read More

Grab a slice of southwest heaven

Sierra Vista sits in the heart of the southwest, where the legends of the Wild West once roamed. Many people with an interest in our regional history relocate here, and there are plenty of opportunities to grab a slice of your own western heaven. Read on to find out about one particular property, currently available for sale, that spurred the … Read More

Sierra Vista has much to offer residents

By Eric Petermann, Sierra Vista Herald Sierra Vista and its surrounding region are the 16th best place to raise a family in Arizona, offering affordable housing, a better education and a lower cost of living, an online financial services survey shows. compared 65 cities across the state in 21 different categories, measuring factors that have the most impact on … Read More

Library at community heart

Can a community library still be relevant in today’s technology filled world? Victoria Yarbrough firmly believes it can. Six years ago, the former City of Douglas Library Director arrived in Sierra Vista to take over the newly merged Leisure and Library Services. At the age of just 29, she brought with her a youthful pair of fresh eyes that have … Read More

Woman’s Club important to community

If you’re wondering if there is enough to do when you retire in Sierra Vista, then worry no more. The community is filled with organizations that cover a wide range of interests and activities. Among them is the Sierra Vista Woman’s Club, which is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and plays an important part in the … Read More

History & heritage

From prehistoric civilizations to the notorious gunfights of the 1880s, there is history to be discovered around every corner in Cochise County. Gaze across ancient mammoth kill sites. Wander the streets of a fantastically preserved Victorian town. Hike the former hideouts of legendary warriors. Or tread the boardwalks of the true Wild West. No matter where you choose to travel … Read More

Retirees RSVP to community invite

More active retirees are moving to Sierra Vista, thanks to the Retire Sierra Vista Program. RSVP was officially launched a year ago, thanks to an initial investment of $70,000 by local businesses, government and community organizations. During the last 12 months, RSVP has been promoting the city as an ideal retirement destination. Mary Tieman, executive director of the Sierra Vista Area … Read More

Step back in time and explore local history

As the home of the world famous Buffalo Soldiers, legendary lawman Wyatt Earp, and prominent Apache chief Geronimo, Cochise County is a history buff’s dream. At the center of this rich Western narrative lies Sierra Vista, where the U.S. Army established Fort Huachuca in 1877 at the base of the imposing Huachuca Mountains. The military installation may be active, but … Read More

Local hiking offers big rewards

For active retirees who live in Sierra Vista there are no end of possibilities to keeping fit and healthy. One of the most popular pastimes for local residents is hiking, and it is easy to see why. When you hike the mountains of Cochise County it won’t just be the elevation climb that leaves you breathless. Your reward for traversing … Read More

Cheaper to live in Cochise County

The cost of living in Cochise County was lower than the national average in 2016, according to latest research. It was also the fourth consecutive year that the number was below the nationwide figure, said the Council for Community and Economic Research, which publishes the Cost of Living Index. The COLI report, released last month, provides comparative data for 264 … Read More