BISBEE OBSERVER HEADLINES 06-17-2021


Council temporarily bans all consumer fireworks

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

After hearing about the dry dangerous conditions from the Bisbee Fire Chief the Bisbee City Council voted to temporarily ban all consumer fireworks until weather conditions improve.

Fire Chief George Castillo told the council the dry conditions and winds create a high fire danger and are cause for concern fireworksif people are setting off fireworks, saying he did not want a repeat of years passed where fireworks have started fires in Bisbee.

Bisbee Police Chief Albert Echave agreed with Castillo saying people are not always cautious when setting off fireworks and encouraged the council to put a safeguard in place….read full story (online subscribers only)

Bicyclist dies after being hit on Hwy. 80

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

A Bisbee man has died from injuries sustained after being hit while riding his bike on Highway 80 near the Lavender Pit Friday afternoon.

According to Bisbee PD reports, cyclist Sergio Lalli passed away Sunday from injuries sustained in Friday’s hit and run.

Police say the driver of the vehicle, 23-year-old Noe Jesus Smith of Douglas, fled the scene after hitting Lalli but was later arrested in Douglas. Police said Smith was originally booked into jail charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to remain at the scene of an accident with death or injury, aggravated assault to cause serious injury, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, no valid driver license, failure to pay a fine he was also held on a courtesy hold for another agency but will now be charged with second degree murder since Lalli passed away….read full story (online subscribers only)


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