Gistinger threatened boss with gun day before shooting

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

The man currently being held in the Cochise County Jail charged with first degree murder threatened his boss with a gun the day prior to the shooting according to the Bisbee Police Department.

According to information from Bisbee PD, Mathew Gistinger, 26, of Sierra Vista, went into his boss’s office the day he was fired and pointed a gun at him. The boss was Brent Roosevelt Hester.

Police have confirmed that no one reported the incident, and they did not learn about the threats Gistinger made until after the shooting on Thursday, August 25… full story (online subscribers only)

BUSD seeking voter approval to continue budget override

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

Bisbee Unified School District is seeking voter approval next month to continue a 10 percent maintenance and operations budget for seven years.

According to the voter information pamphlet, the Governing Board of BUSD has called a special budget override election to be held on November 8 to request voter authorization to exceed the Maintenance and Operation Budget Limit by 10 percent of the revenue control limit to fund existing programs.

The override would be funded from levy of taxes on taxable property within the district. If the override receives voter approval it is estimated that the district will receive about $401,000. If the override is not approved, the existing 10 percent override will be phased out by reducing by one-third in the 2023-24 school year and another one-third the following year….read full story (online subscribers only)

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