Music pavilion planned at former golf course property

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

Residents living near the former Turquoise Valley Golf Course were recently notified that there are plans to transform the property into a music pavilion.

Property owner Joseph Lewis confirmed with the Bisbee Observer that the plan is to use a portion of the property to create an outdoor music pavilion. He also said there are plans along with the music pavilion to completely remodel the bar and restaurant and re-open them.

Lewis said he would like to provide a space that will draw people to the Naco property. According to the letter sent to neighboring properties, “we feel the bar and restaurant will be an asset to the Naco Community. However, we strongly believe that to create a destination point and make the business a successful operation that will draw customers from Bisbee, Sierra Vista, Douglas and beyond we need to add a live music component to our operations. With the backdrop of the Mule Mountains our hope is that music lovers will come, bring their lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy sitting on the grass and enjoy some great live entertainment….read full story (online subscribers only)

Bear put down in OB after categorized as immediate threat

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

A black bear that had been roaming around Old Bisbee for over a month was euthanized Sunday after breaking into three homes since Friday night.

Mark Hart, Public Information Officer for the Arizona Department of Game and Fish (ADGF) said the bear was classified as a “Category One, immediate threat to public safety” because the bear had lost all fear around humans. He said the bear was showing signs of escalating behavior after breaking into a home Friday night, standing on its hind legs after encountering the homeowner on Tombstone Canyon.

Hart confirmed ADGF supported the euthanization of the bear based on its behaviors. He added traps had been set to try and catch the bear but were unsuccessful….read full story (online subscribers only)

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