Bikers flock to Bisbee, Mayor says issues must be addressed if planning future event

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

The Bisbee City Council approved two notices of intents to adopt ordinances O-23-04 and O-23-05 in an effort to deal with fraud and abuse by people who do not qualify for low-income sewer and sanitation rates.

Event organizer, Cassandra Romero, said, “Attendees of the event included people from not only all over our country, such as Colorado, Daytona Beach, Detroit, Houston but we had attendees from places as far as Germany.” She added photographers and reporters from well-known magazines such as, Easyriders and Choppers Magazine also attended the event.

This year’s event drew an even larger crowd than the 2022 event. Romero said she did not have an exact number of attendees for the event but did say they went through over 2,000 wrist bands which they were charging $15 a piece with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Verhelst Recovery House. “We chose to use the Verhelst recovery house as the non-profit to receive a portion of the proceeds. They have helped people close to us in the past with getting their lives back on track”, said Romero. She added the cover charge included live music in each establishment located on the gulch, the food and merchandise vendors and the raffle items and prizes. “We were not just asking for attendees to pay us $15, we were giving them a chance to win multiple items with that simple purchase.”… full story (online subscribers only)

Daly case moving slowly

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

The case against the retired Border Patrol agent charged in connection to a 2001 sexual assault cold case in Bisbee has been delayed again after his attorney filed a motion for a continuance.

The attorney for John Joseph Daly, III the retired Border Patrol agent who is currently being held in the Cochise County Jail since his arrest in May of 2021, filed a motion sometime last week asking for a continuance. Daly was scheduled for a pretrial conference/trial setting Monday morning before Cochise County Superior Court Judge Timothy Dickerson. At the hearing Monday, Dickerson told Daly’s attorney, Nathan Hogle, if pleadings are going to be filed late, it would be best to send a copy to Dickerson’s clerk as well so that the case could have been removed from the court calendar. Hogle agreed to do so with future filings.

During the hearing, Hogle told Dickerson he filed the motion to continue because he needed more time for DNA testing results which were in process. He asked Dickerson for a 45-day continuance in the case. The case has faced multiple delays due to issues with DNA evidence and complaints about disclosures issues… full story (online subscribers only)

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