A Birding Adventure in Arizona’s ‘Sky Islands’
The elegant trogon, befitting its name, is clever. One can perch in a tree 10 feet overhead and draw little attention, though it’s come dressed for it, with a striking yellow beak, blush red breast topped with a white collar and metallic green back tapering, like tuxedo tails, to finely barred tail feathers...
Governor Doug Ducey names Sierra Vista as Hummingbird Capital of Arizona
”Our local, national and international bird-watching communities have had the opportunity to observe some of this beautiful wildlife in Sierra Vista, where countless hummingbirds and other species make their way every year,” Ducey said.
Advancing In Arizona: Not Just A Pretty Face
Even during a pandemic, the City has been working to make Sierra Vista a better place to live, work and play. A thoughtfully planned business district revitalization project is underway, with groundbreaking slated for later this year. Once completed, the community’s historic West End will be transformed into a budding entertainment district with amenities for pedestrians, bicyclists and outdoor events.
Beat the pandemic blues with a day-trip to Bisbee
Jamie Verwys, Special to Tucson Local Media Apr 28, 2021 Updated Apr 28, 2021 The town of Bisbee was once one of the state’s most bustling mining towns. In fact, by the early 1900s Bisbee was the biggest city between St. Louis and San Francisco, boasting a...
Road trip inspiration: Here are 7 things you don’t want to miss in southern Arizona
When you’re looking for Arizona’s best spring weekend getaway, aim for Cochise County. Never crowded, this far-flung corner of southeastern Arizona contains a spicy blend of scenic beauty, outdoor adventure, intriguing history and artistic expression.
Arizona ghost towns: Vulture Mine, Ruby, Fairbank, Gleeson and more
26 PHOTOS 6:00 a.m. MST Mar. 17, 2021 (Photo Credits are below photos.) The restored 1910 jail in Gleeson, Arizona, is open on the first Saturday of each month. ROGER NAYLOR/SPECIAL FOR THE REPUBLIC Joe Bono, who purchased the ghost town of Gleeson, Arizona, in...
Ready for your Instagrammable adventure? Cochise County is!
Visit Explore Cochise on Instagram Learn about just SOME of the amazing outdoor activities, birding, and wildlife that make Cochise County an adventure worth...
Cool Days and Starry Nights for Families, Nature Lovers and History Buffs in Cochise County
Escape to a cooler climate in Cochise County this summer for a few days or even a week. Journey to higher elevations by heading to Southern Arizona’s cool vistas. The high desert is perfect for staycations, adventures and unique discoveries — whether you’re...
A Taste of Spring
Expand your palate with unique Arizona-made white wines Spring has sprung – and so have Arizona’s vines. We sipped and sampled our way around the state to unearth some of its most interesting white wine varietals. If you like classic chardonnay, try … Page Springs...
Cochise Stronghold Bikepacking
Our route planning commenced the same as it usually does. I volunteered a route, Artec responded with zero active listening signs, which annoyed me, so when he suggested a route I intentionally chose not to listen. I drew part of a track I thought looked good,...
Flame-Colored Tanager in Ramsey Canyon, Sierra Vista, Cochise County, AZ
Plans for a four-day birding adventure to Southeast Arizona (May 17-20) were worked out in advance of the pair of Flame-colored Tanagers arriving in Ramsey Canyon on or around May 9th. When I heard reports of these rare visitors from Mexico gathering nesting...
Discovering Sky Islands and Underground Caverns in Cochise County, Arizona
Cochise County, the Land of Legends, is the place in southern Arizona to discover a diverse terrain featuring endless grasslands, rolling hills, mountains, rugged sky islands, riparian habitats, and underground caverns. A multitude of outdoor opportunities...
Climb Like a Local: Cochise Stronghold
Cochise Stronghold is a jagged ridge of granite peaks and spires that rise out of the remote Dragoon Mountains in southern Arizona. About 1.5 hours southeast of Tucson, this spectacular spot offers a lifetime of remote climbing adventures. Spend a day on the...
An Easy Hike in Ramsey Canyon in Southern Arizona
Ramsey Canyon Preserve was our hiking destination one day while we were staying in Cochise County down in southern Arizona. Ramsey Canyon abuts the Huachuca Mountains, just south of the town of Sierra Vista – way down near the Mexican border. Ramsey Canyon has...
Arizona Tasting Rooms Making Local Wine Scene Even Sweeter
The Arizona wine scene is growing every day. Most local groceries stores and higher-end beverage stores such as Total Wine and Bevmo carry dozens of Arizona-based varietals. But it’s worth the drive, especially to Cochise County, to see the vineyards and tasting...
5 Cool Wildlife Conservation Activities for Families Around the Globe
If there’s one surefire kid-pleaser no matter where you go, it’s the chance to interact with animals — especially those that your children don’t get to see every day. Hotels, resorts and local communities are spearheading a wealth of family-friendly wildlife...
Five Reasons Coloradans Should Visit Southern Arizona This Winter
As winter settles in, it’s time to start looking for quick, warm-weather getaways. With multiple daily nonstop flights from Denver, Arizona is an easy option, and Coloradans make up almost one-tenth of the state’s domestic visitors. Most of us head straight for the...
5 almost-secret Arizona historical landmarks and why you should see them
Although Cochise County has been populated with some tough customers — folks named Earp, Clanton, Cochise and Geronimo — the hardiest lot were here 13,000 years earlier.
Cochise County: A beautiful little corner of Arizona
Cochise County has some of the most stunning blue skies, white fluffy clouds and unique desert corridors with secreted canyons and caves. The valley at 4,600 feet remains cooler than its surrounding Sonora Desert environment.
Sierra Vista, AZ: Where History, Education And Nature Converge
Sierra Vista, thanks to adjacent Fort Huachuca, is woven from nearly a century-and-a-half of strategic missions, technical communications and intelligence operations. With readily available office space and buildable land, this up-and-coming community is ready to meet today’s critical demand for educated, tech-centric professionals.
Guide to a great Cochise County experience
Surrounded by acres of land as far as the eye can see with no buildings in sight, it’s a welcome change to the bustling heavily-populated environment. In Willcox, Arizona, you may pass only a few cars on the road and buildings are few and far between. Driving to a winery in Willcox is a lengthy, but worthwhile trip. You’ll see at least a few wineries on your way and keep following the signs — they’ll guide you to turn down a seemingly endless road, and assure you’re going the right direction and a winery is ahead.
Cochise County a Coveted Site for Moviemaking
“Arizona has always been a popular location overall for filming, second only to California, I’d say, and maybe not even second,” said Lili DeBarbieri, author of the 2014 book “Location Filming in Arizona: The Silver Screen Legacy of the Grand Canyon State.”
Bisbee is spooky, quirky and captivating
Towns that inspire songs typically have some sort of intrinsic quality that makes them noteworthy. Given that Bisbee, Arizona, served as a muse for two of my favorite musical artists — Tucson’s Calexico and singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews — I figured the old mining town probably had a few alluring qualities. When my wife, Cammie, raved about it, I was sold.
San Pedro River is a surprising stream of history, recreation
Everything about the San Pedro River comes as a surprise. Start with its direction. The San Pedro is one of the few rivers in the world that flows north, traveling from Mexico across southern Arizona to join the Gila River. It creates a slender forest, a cool shady corridor through inhospitable desert.
12 Things to Do and See in Bisbee
JANESSA HILLIARD | JUNE 19, 2014 | 9:00AM Jackalope Ranch is hitting the road this summer -- and you're coming, too. Well, sort of. With Going Places, our writers recommend the best things to do and see during your travels. A picturesque tiny town with a history as...
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