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VOL. CXXVII NO. 2                                                                                 126              THE TOWN TOO TOUGH TO DIE                                                                              FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 , 2007




                                                                                                                                                                                    Tombstone tries
                                                                                                        YEARS IN




Local HS                                              BUILDING barriers
debates:                                                                                                                                                                            for $1M grant
lease or                                                                                                                                                                            Planners propose renovating
sell old                                                                                                                                                                            Fremont Street to original look

location?
                                                                                                                                                                                         By Derek Jordan                   the proposal by deadline. By the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           time officials learned about the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           program, it was less than two
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New proposition
                                                                                                                                                                                       Tombstone city officials are        weeks before proposals were
                                                                                                                                                                                    edging closer to landing a $1          due.

for November                                                                                                                                                                        million grant to restore historic
                                                                                                                                                                                    Fremont Street.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “The race
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           was on,”
ballots causes                                                                                                                                                                         The grant, sponsored by the         Barnes said.

conflict in TUSD
                                                                                                                                                                                    Arizona        Department        of       It was a
                                                                                                                                                                                    Transportation, will provide the       close call:
                                                                                                                                                                                    city with the funds required to        officials
     Marcia Contreras                                                                                                                                                               build awnings and wooden               turned in
                                                                                                                                                                                    boardwalks along Fremont               the propos-
                                                                                                                                                                                    Street, between Third and Sixth        al July 19,        Barnes
   THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH

   A decision that arose during                                                                                                                                                     Streets.                               the day they
the Sept. 5 school board meeting                                                                                                                                                       “The whole idea is to take          were due.
has the board, administrators                                                                                                                                                       Fremont and return it to its orig-        According        to    Sharon
and residents torn. In less than                                                                                                                                                    inal grandeur,” said George            Mitchell, a SouthEastern
six weeks the Tombstone                                                                                                                                                             Barnes, Tombstone city clerk.          Arizona             Governments
Unified School District will                                                                                                                                                        “It can look a lot more like the       Organization transportation
decide what will happen to the                                                                                   PHOTO BY RYAN KRAFT                                                street it used to be, which is         planner who looks over the ini-
old Tombstone High School              Zacharia Pierce (right) and Keith Tillery (left), both of whom work for a private company,                                                   what we want.”                         tial proposals for errors, the
building on Fremont Street.            secure border fence rails in Naco, Ariz. The 60-mile-long barrier is meant to slow illegal                                                      Officials first learned of the      time crunch did little to hurt




                                       National Guard begins
   Two years ago, the district         immigration and drug trafficking.                                                                                                            grant after Steve Troncale, com-       their work.
relocated Tombstone High                                                                                                                                                            missioner of the Historic                 “They did really well. I read a
School to a new facility, 1211 N.                                                                                                                                                   Districts Commission, decided          lot of (proposals), and I was
Yellowjacket Way. The dated                                                                                                                                                         to do something about the mod-         very impressed,” Mitchell said.




                                       to leave Mexico border
school needed fixtures that were                                                                                                                                                    ern look of the street.                With a pool of 15 proposals for
too expensive and the school                                                                                                                                                           “When people come to town,          the four state grants, Tombstone
facilities board decided they                                                                                                                                                       they have no sense of arrival,”        faces tough odds.
would no longer repair the old                                                                                                                                                      Troncale said, referring to the           “There are a lot of good proj-
high school.                                                                                                                                                                        street’s modern look.                  ects out there, and a lot that are
   “They found it more cost                                                                                                                                                            There had been a lot of talk        needed,” Mitchell said.
effective to build us a new one                                                                                                                                                     about doing something, but no             Though the desire to restore

                                      Operation Jump
instead,” said Karl Uterhardt,                                                                                                                                                      one was up to the challenge,           Fremont Street to its rustic ori-
TUSD superintendent.                                                                                                                  The Border Patrol is on track to              Troncale said.                         gins had been in the minds of

                                      Start to terminate
   Now, the Board of Education                                                                                                     increase their current total of 14,500              “I e-mailed a lot of our allies,    Tombstone residents for some
                                                                                         MORE BORDER NEWS
has placed the decision of                                                                                                         agents to 18,000 agents by 2008, he said.        including the Arizona State            time, recent events helped make

                                      fully in June 2008
                                                                                               Page 4
whether the building will go up                                                                                                       National Guard Spc. Ernest Budomo             Historical Preservation Office,        the process more plausible.
for sale or be put on a long-term                                                    the Border Patrol.                            from Guam is set to leave the area by the        the National Park Service, the            The recent repainting of the
lease on the upcoming Nov. 6                                                            The Guard has been an integral part in     end of the month. One of his main tasks          Arizona        Department        of    street from a four-lane road to a
election ballot.                              By Bryan van Scoyk                     the construction of the border wall and       during his time on the border has been driv-     Commerce, and the Arizona              two-lane road with a turning
   The money generated from a                                                        other fences and roads in the area, said      ing a water truck to keep fresh water com-       Department of Tourism,” he             lane provided some room to
sale or lease would no doubt                                                         Assistant Chief Patrol Agent George           ing to troops and job sites, specifically con-   said.                                  work with, Barnes said.
                                              THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH

benefit the school district and          The withdrawal of the National Guard        Lopez from the Tucson sector Border           struction crews as they work on the wall.           This “brainstorming session”           Previous to the repainting, the
Tombstone High School, but the        from the U.S.-Mexico border has begun          Patrol office.                                   Spc. Budomo believes the departure of         is eventually what brought             road had very little space
issue is about more than just         after a little over a year since their first      In June, the drawdown began with a         the National Guard will not have a detri-        about the suggestion of the            between buildings and the road,
money.                                presence as a part of Operation Jump Start.    force reduction of 50 percent, with the       mental effect on Operation Jump Start            Arizona           Transportation       and provided only “very narrow
   A sale would mean the district        Since June of 2006, thousands of troops     operation set to terminate June 20, 2008.     and the Border Patrol will be fully capa-        Enhancement Program.                   sidewalks,” he said.
has no say over what happens to       have been supporting the Border Patrol in         The opinion in the area seems to be that   ble of carrying on without them.                    This program distributes               Looking to Allen Street as an
the building in the future,           the four border states of Ariz., Calif.,       the National Guard did a good job during         “They should be as effective as us,”          roughly $4 million in funds per        example, officials knew their
including what the owners use it      Texas and N.M. in their efforts to prevent     their time in the area, and the gradual       Budomo said. “We showed some mem-                year for state projects, such as       goal was attainable. Barnes
for or how they maintain it.          illegal immigrants from successfully           withdrawal of the Guard over the next         bers of Border Patrol how to efficiently         pedestrian safety and historical       knows this project can be done,
While a lease would still leave       entering the United States.                    year will not produce any seriously nega-     do some tasks, but they already had some         preservation, Troncale said. If        with a little help from the com-
                                         During the year they have been in the       tive effects.                                 really well-trained guys.”                       they make the cut, the city plans      munity.
           T U S D/page 4             area, National Guard troops from all over         “Additional Border Patrol agents will         Gerald Eberwein, an Army veteran of           to have the restoration coincide          The final presentation of the
                                      the United States have contributed             be needed to offset the loss of Guard per-    over 30 years, has volunteered some of           with the ADOT resurfacing of           proposal takes place during the


Tombstone
                                      through assistance in construction proj-       sonnel,” Lopez said. “We are in the           his property in the small border town of         Fremont in 2010.                       first week of October, and the
                                      ects along the border, the surveillance of     process of hiring 6,000 additional                                                                “Just in time for the state cen-    decision of whether or not the
                                      the region and the training of members of      Border Patrol agents.”                                        B O R D E R/page 4               tennial,” Barnes said.                 grant will be rewarded will fol-


faces drug
                                                                                                                                                                                       It was no easy task preparing       low within two weeks.




problems                            Runaway boy at home                                                                                                                                    LISTEN UP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Justin Bales

                                    Family attempts innovative
      By Ross Hager                                                                                                                                                                                                           plays the guitar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              for his sister
                                                                                                            appreciate the effort this com-                                                                                   Destiny Bales

                                    approach to keep son grounded
                                                                                                            munity went through to find
  THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (left) and friend
  Last month’s sentencing of                                                                                our son,” Barney said.                                                                                            Sylvanaya
Anthony Alan Jenkins, who                                                                                      In terms of the mission                                                                                        Engdahl (center)
was convicted of attempting to            By Renee Pepe                 to the Barney home.                 expenses, Smith said it cost the                                                                                  at an after school
sell a cocaine and Kool-Aid                                                Shortly into the search, an      city of Tombstone time and                                                                                        club run by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tombstone
mix to middle school students,                                          individual found tracks in a        manpower. City officials were
                                       THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cowboy Church.
and the recent discovery of           Reports of a missing child        wash half a mile from the boy’s     on payroll, but volunteers spent                                                                                  Their father is
youths using the Historic           prompted a massive search           home. Fire personnel were dis-      their time and effort as well.                                                                                    pastor David
Episcopal Church to smoke           party organized by the              patched to the scene and recov-        One of the search helicopters                                                                                  Bales, who does
marijuana, have locals con-         Tombstone Marshal’s Office          ered the boy and returned him       was dispatched through the                                                                                        arts and crafts
cerned that there may be a          the afternoon of Sept. 12,          to his mother unharmed.             Department of Public Safety,                                                                                      with the kids and
growing drug problem in             including two helicopters, the         What started as a young boy      and although a mutual agree-                                                                                      holds a movie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              night every Friday
Tombstone.                          Tombstone Search and Rescue         simply wanting to take a walk       ment between the marshal’s                                                                                        at 7 p.m.
  “We have a similar drug           Team, the Tombstone Volunteer       with his dog resulted in a huge     office and DPS absolves the
problem that most cities do,”       Marshal’s Posse, Tombstone          community effort to ensure the      city of transportation charges,
said Marshal Merlin Jay             Fire Department personnel, and      boy’s safety, Smith said.           “DPS (helicopter dispatch) cer-
Smith. “It’s a problem we’re        numerous citizens.                     “Without the efforts of every-   tainly cost somebody some-
constantly dealing with.”             Colette Barney, a Tombstone       one involved, it wouldn’t have      thing,” Smith said.
  Karl Uterhardt, superintend-      resident, notified the marshal’s    been a success,” he said.              The border patrol in Sonoita,
ent of Tombstone Unified            office that her son, Tristan, was      Colette     Barney        also   Ariz. dispatched the second
School District, agrees the         missing around 2:15 p.m.,           expressed her gratitude to the      helicopter because Tristan’s
problem is not localized.           Marshal Merlin Jay Smith said.      immediate community-wide            father, Shad Barney is a Border
  “The drug problem is every-       The 5-year-old boy had been         response she witnessed while        Patrol agent.
                                    missing for 30 minutes when         her son was missing.
        D R U G S/page 3            officer Scott Behar responded          “Me and my husband really         R U N A W A Y/page 2                                                          PHOTO    BY   FRANK CALELLO
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Hobbyist seeks lost planes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SEPTEMBER 21, 2007




Scours military records, maps                                                      Relying solely on the report        taken, admitting that his friends

to find long-lost aircraft in hills
                                                                                will not get a person to the site,     Trey Brandt and Craig Fuller are
                                                                                Fuller explained, as reports are       pros at triangulating sites using
                                                                                often sloppy and distances - let       pictures.
      By Kellen Quinn                     about the time he and fellow “avi-    alone directions, are not always          Sure enough, the spot he was
                                          ation archaeologist” Trey Brandt      exact and in some cases are little     standing in the forest of thorn
                                          rediscovered the long forgotten       more than an investigator’s rough      bushes looked just like it does in
    THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH

   With blood drops on his                crash site near Tombstone in          estimate, Fuller said.                 the picture. The GPS agreed very
sleeves from bushwhacking at an           February 1999.                           Luckily this crash was fairly       closely.
almost careless quick pace                   Usually most wrecks take full      well documented - five pictures           Fusco and other aviation
through two miles of dense thorn          days and more often than not,         were taken. This particular crash      archaeologists do not do this just
bushes, his eyes paying more              multiple trips to hit the jackpot,    was catastrophic, with very little     for fun. Craig Fuller for example
attention to the Global                   Fusco said.                           remaining before the larger pieces     has a degree from Embry-Riddle
Positioning System in his hand,              “[Sometimes] we just tear our-     were removed in the 1960s, due         Aeronautical University and usu-
than the environment after hours          selves to pieces,” he said.           to pilots often calling in the crash   ally tries to find evidence of why
of searching, Jim Fusco finds                One would not think that air-      site after spotting it from the air,   the plane crashed and maps out
what he came all the way from             craft crashes cover the state, let    Fusco said.                            the sites, Fusco said.
Willcox to find.                          alone the county, but fellow             From the five pictures, and fur-       Trey Brandt, has perhaps the
   It is little more than a piece of      enthusiast Craig Fuller of Mesa,      ther information obtained from         deepest motivation because he
aluminum, but it is not a coke can        has a 34-page list of military        original newspaper clippings of        does what Fuller admits he feels
left by campers in the desert – it is     wrecks in Southeast Arizona           the crash, and both pilot’s death      uncomfortable doing - trying to
small remains of what was once a          alone.                                certificates, one can check            find personal items at the sites to
two-engine WWII bomber that                  Having been to the Tombstone       whether all the sources agree with     return to family members if they
crashed near Tombstone in                 crash before, Fusco skipped the       one other and if one presents          can be found and bring them to
September of 1945 during a rou-           usual research necessary to decide    more specific information than         the wrecks for closure; something
tine instrument training flight           where to start the search.            others, Fuller said, giving a per-     Fusco and Brandt have done
from Douglas Army Air Field.                 A person must first obtain a       son an idea of where to begin          together several times.                                                                       PHOTO BY KRISTEN LORDI




                                                                                                                                                                Animal control officer
   An onlooker would not suspect          military crash report in order to     looking.                                  Fusco has also built memorials        Animal Control Officer James Everetts tends to a stray dog at the shelter.
that the inconspicuous 57-year-           have a vague idea of where to            Luckily both the report and the     with his own hands at some of the
old volunteer search and rescue           begin, Fuller explained. He would     death certificates of Lt. Irving       wrecks that were very difficult to




                                                                                                                                                                wants new town shelter
team member was looking for an            definitely know, as he is undeni-     Ahrens and Lt. Harry Abinanti          find.
airplane, if he was encountered on        ably the king of crash reports,       give the same location, which             “I felt it needed to be done,” he
what can only be called the               having bought them up by micro-       means this crash report is proba-      said.
“hunt.”                                   fiche reels from the Air Force.       bly very reliable, Fuller said.           But this is a tough club to get
   “I was just fascinated by it,”            In the case of the missing B-25       One picture included in the         into. The trio often gets e-mails
Fusco said, about the hobby that          bomber near Tombstone, the            report shows the wreckage in the       from people wanting to know the
he has actively pursued for the           Army Air Corps report supplied        foreground and a mesa straight in      GPS coordinates of crashed                   By Kristen Lordi                  they should do it.”                 ally take in a dog or cat at the
last 11 years, having been keenly         by      Fuller      at     Aviation   the distance, with peaks on both       planes, Fuller explained.                                                         Everetts said he will usual-     end of the day and care for it
aware of it for another 30.               Archeological Investigation and       ends of the mesa even further in          “You got to earn your dues,”                                                ly talk to the pet owner about      until other arrangements can
                                                                                                                                                                 THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH

   He attributes his bug to reading       Research - Fuller’s out of home       the distance.                          Fuller said, so as to instill respect       Are rattlesnakes creeping          the situation first and work        be made or the owners can be
about the ill-fated bomber “Lady          business, states the crash occurred      Fusco used this picture to find                 for the sites, as they are   into your garden? Stray dogs          out a deal. If the owner still      found.
Be Good,” as a kid.                       five miles southeast of               the distance of the crash from the                      the final resting       or cats creating havoc in your        does not comply, he will give          The current construction of
   The American bomber crashed            Tombstone.                            mesa and to find the exact spot                          places of those        yard? Well, fear no more —            a citation with fees deter-         an additional room to the
in North Africa during the war,                                                               the picture was                            inside.                James “Rattler” Everetts is           mined by the court. For more        shelter should help with
the crew bailed out and                                                                                                                       Fusco said        the new animal control offi-          serious offenses or repeat          accommodating stray cats.
on a trek of                                                                                                                                that the skills     cer in town and is familiar           convictions, the police will           “I don’t believe in harming
desperation                                                                                                                                 he honed by         with all those pesky critters.        make arrests.                       or killing animals unless they
died off one                                                                                                                                chasing air-           The ex-bounty hunter has              With all the stray dogs and      are actually physically attack-
by        one,                                                                                                                             plane wrecks         lived in Tombstone for nine           cats       running        around    ing someone,” Everetts said.
choosing to                                                                                                                got him into search and rescue       years and has been tracking           Tombstone, the local non-              Even the most dangerous
hike in the wrong                                                                             COURTESY PHOTO           because he knows the area very           down problem animals since            profit, no-kill shelter is over     animals deserve respect, and
direction.                                A North American B-25 Mitchell assigned to Douglas                           well.                                    being appointed animal con-           capacity. Many of the ani-          Everetts has had to deal with
   “We found that thing in 30             Army Air Field similar to the one that crashed in                                “I have actually saved lives         trol officer by the City              mals Everetts finds on the          a few rattlesnakes on the job.
minutes or less,” Fusco said,             Tombstone in 1945.                                                           because of my hobby,” he said.           Council last month. He says           streets do not have licenses           Of all the rattlesnakes liv-




Mixed feelings about Iraq
                                                                                                                                                                the town has many stray cats          or ID tags so it is difficult to    ing in the Tombstone area,
                                                                                                                                                                that are considered free-             find the owner.                     Everetts said the Mojave rat-
                                                                                                                                                                roaming spirits.                         Since the Tombstone shel-        tlesnake is the most danger-
                                                                                                                                                                    A large part of Everetts’         ter is full, any incoming stray     ous and he has seen about




abound at American Legion
                                                                                                                                                                job is to make sure the ani-          dogs or cats would have to be       seven of these snakes since
                                                                                                                                                                mals owned in the surround-           taken to the animal shelter in      starting the job.
                                                                                                                                                                ing area have food and water          Huachuca City where they               He removes the snakes
                                                                                                                                                                available to them at all times.       risk being euthanized if not        from the resident’s yard and
                                                                                                                                                                He receives many calls of             adopted. Everetts said this is      releases it within three miles
                                                                                                                                                                emaciated animals because             a last resort if there aren’t any   of where it was caught, in

Some argue get-out-now approach
                                                                                                                                                                the owners are not properly           accommodations in town.             compliance with state law.
                                                                                completely pull out of Iraq,           you weaken strength. If you              caring for them.                         Larger animals such as           According to Everetts, snakes

while others encourage patience
                                                                                some members feel just as              don’t have the manpower, you                Everetts must then make            cows and horses are taken to        are usually seen spring
                                                                                strongly as Molina that the            can’t get stability,” Sweet said.        sure the owner complies and           a holding facility in Willcox.      through fall and are active in
                                                                                United States should stick it             Other members at Post 24              gives the animal the care it             Since the shelter is at          the mornings and evenings.
     By Cat Casaigne                         “They’re sending (troops)          out.                                   are not sure what the answer to          needs. Unfortunately, not all         capacity, Everetts has decided         Everetts hopes to see
                                          that are married, just married,          “We can’t pull out until there      Iraq is. Duane Sartain and his           people listen.                        to care for some of the dogs        Tombstone open a city-
                                          expecting their first son. They       is stability,” said Jeff Sweet, a      wife Audrey, whose son is an                “I try to be nice and give         and cats he finds himself.          owned animal shelter in the
   THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH

   Veterans    at    American             have not even seen their first        Navy veteran who served 15             Army Black Hawk pilot,                   everyone a break the first               In addition to the six dogs,     near future to accommodate
Legion Roy Fourr Post 24 had              son. I don’t know how morale          years. “Once you commit, you           would like to see the troops             time,” Everetts said. “I don’t        six horses and four cats that       the homeless animals. He is
mixed reviews of President                is high,” Molina said. “We’re         stay.”                                 come home.                               like to be lied to, if someone        reside at his ranch outside of      currently looking to bring the
Bush’s announcement to with-              not gaining anything, we’re              Pulling out would send the              “I would rather see the              says they will do something,          town, Everetts will occasion-       issue to the City Council.
draw 30,000 troops from Iraq              losing more lives than any-           wrong message to the world –           fighting over there than at
by next summer, although                  thing else.”                          that the United States starts          home, but we’re not going to
most thought the withdraw was
too little.
                                             Although Molina believes
                                          about 80 percent of the post
                                                                                trouble and then leaves, he
                                                                                said.
                                                                                                                       win,” said Duane Sartain, who
                                                                                                                       served in Vietnam from 1965
                                                                                                                                                                                     FROM THE FRONT PAGE
   “I think it was a no-no to             feels the United States should           “If you cut down on troops,         to 1968 with the Navy.
begin with,” said Frank                                                                                                   “It’s like a marriage,”               R U N A W A Y/from 1                  asleep under a tree.                break through the fence,” she
Molina, post commander. “It                                                                                            Audrey Sartain said. “If it’s               According to Smith, this is           Barney stated her son is in a    said.
was wrong to send all these                     WHO IS A MEMBER OF THE                                                 bad and you stay in it for years         not the first time Tristan has        special education pre-school          Due to concerns for her
troops out there.”                                AMERICAN LEGION?                                                     and years, it won’t get better.”         wandered away from home.              class because of underdevel-        son’s safety, Barney and her
   Molina, who served in the                                                                                              The Sartains’ view Iraq as a          There were two prior instances        oped speech problems, but           husband have begun taking
Army in 1955, said there are                                                                                           lost cause. “You have to do              this year where Barney report-        said he is very physically          precautions to prevent Tristan
several reasons he feels it’s                    Membership eligibility in The American Legion is based on             something than just get our              ed her son as missing.                advanced for his age.               from wandering away from his
time to bring the troops home.                      honorable service with the U.S. Armed Forces:                      soldiers killed and spend                   Barney said her son likes to          Tristan has an 8-year-old        yard without parental supervi-
Mostly he is angry at the gov-                                                                                         money. There has to be a better          play hide-and-go-seek and this        sister, Kayla, who recently         sion.
ernment’s treatment of the                      World War I          April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918                answer than that,” Duane                 may seem like a game to him.          taught him to prop his bike up        “Right now my husband is
troops.                                         World War II          Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946                    Sartain said.                            “He can go really far, really         against the backyard fence and      testing an electronic bracelet
   “Look how many have been                     Korean War            June 25, 1950 an Jan. 31, 1955                      Veterans at the post may              fast,” Barney said, citing one        climb over. This was Tristan’s      for our son,” Barney said.
killed or wounded and the gov-                  Vietnam War           February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975                have different opinions about            instance several months ago           escape method on Sept. 12,          When Tristan comes closer
ernment did not want to take                    Lebanon/Grenada       August 24, 1982 and July 31, 1984                the war in Iraq and different            where her son broke through           Barney said.                        than 300 feet to the backyard
care of them,” Molina said.                     Panama            December 20, 1989 and January 31, 1990               reasons for reaching their opin-         their backyard fence and ran             Once her son was over their      fence, an alarm will be trans-
   Molina isn’t buying Gen.                     Operation Desert August 2, 1990 until the end of hostilities           ions, but they can all agree that        off barefoot with his puppy           fence, Tristan must have            mitted to a base unit Barney
David Petraeus’ statements                     Shield/Desert Storm    as determined the United States                  this war is complicated.                 trailing behind.                      pulled his dog through a gap        keeps with her.
that the United States is suc-                                                                                            “We swung a bat at the hor-              Smith also recalled a previ-       and set out on his walk,              “My son is priceless. I can’t
ceeding in Iraq or that troop                              All current U.S Armed Forces members                        nets’ nest and we have to live           ous missing person report             Barney said.                        put a price on what he means
moral is high.                                                                                                         with it,” Sweet said.                    where Tristan was found                  “I had no idea he could          to me,” Barney said.



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  Yellow Jackets return to Earth                                                                                                                                                                              Wacey
THS football drops                                                                                                                                                                                           Haygood
last two games after
beginning success
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tombstone High School

                                                                                                                                                                                         Haygood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Senior, Wide Receiver
      By Carey Nathanson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                and Defensive Back

                                                                                                                                                                                         Music: Haygood listens to rap. Preferring Kanye West to
      THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH

  Tombstone’s senior wide receivers                                                                                                                                                    50 Cent.
Wacey Haygood and Daniel Dotson
are looking to finish their high school                                                                                                                                                  Memorable Jacket Moment: In 2006, Haygood
careers on a high note.                                                                                                                                                                returned a fumble 48 yards against Benson.
  They both scored a touchdown in
last Friday’s loss against the top-                                                                                                                                                      2007 Season Statistics: Against Valley Christian,
ranked team in the 2A conference,                                                                                                                                                      Haygood caught a touchdown pass for 76 yards in the sec-
Valley Christian, dropping them to 2-2                                                                                                                                                 ond quarter. It was his second of the season over 60 yards.
on the season.                                                                                                                                                                         He now has three receptions for 146 yards. He also has two
  “Our kids played their hearts out but                                                                                                                                                receiving touchdowns on the season through four games.
we came up short,” Tombstone coach                                                                                                                                                     On defense, he has 10 solo tackles, one for a loss, and has
Mike Hayhurst said.                                                                                                                                                                    assisted on 11 tackles.
  Haygood caught a 76-yard touch-
down pass in the second quarter from                                                                                                                                                     ‘Zero Hour’: Haygood goes to school at 6 a.m. and lifts
Stephen Braswell. Dotson, who also                                                                                 PHOTO BY CAREY NATHANSON                                            weights. The football booster club provides pasta so the
plays defensive back, intercepted a         The Yellow Jackets practice on Sept. 4. THS lost its last two games by a combined nine points.                                             team can load up on carbohydrates.
pass by Trojan quarterback Stephen
Sasso in the fourth quarter, returning it      “We had a little trouble with the         to home and wrestle at Pima                    The Yellow Jackets will face non-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Daniel
for a touchdown to give the Jackets the     inside run late in the game. They just       Community College.                           region opponent Scottsdale Christian
lead, 21-20.                                lined up and ran it straight at us and we      They will both play baseball in the        Academy (1-3) today. They will open


                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dotson
  After starting the season with two        didn’t stop it,” Hayhurst said.              spring.                                      region play against Morenci (1-3) at
blowouts, the Yellow Jackets’ schedule         Tombstone drove down the field              Dotson has five interceptions on the       home, Sept. 28.
has become tougher. They’ve lost the        after the ensuing kickoff, but were          season while Haygood has a pair of             The losses were not helpful for the
last two games to non-region oppo-          unable to score after being stopped on       touchdown receptions, each for over 60       Jackets as they dropped from eighth to
nents San Manuel and Valley Christian       fourth down inside the five-yard line.       yards.                                       13th over the last two weeks in the
by a combination of nine points.            The Trojans were then able to run out          “(Dotson and Haygood) are super            power points polls. The top 16 teams                                     Tombstone High School
  “Can’t win ‘em all,” Dotson said.         the clock.                                   high school wide outs,” Hayhurst said.       advance to postseason play.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Dotson
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Senior, Wide Receiver
  Haygood said the team was “not con-          “I thought we did very well in every-
centrating at practice” the week before     thing we did. We were playing an
                                                                                                                                                                                                               and Safety
the loss to San Manuel. He thought          awfully good team. We did well and                                                                                                          Music: Dotson enjoys listening to country music. His
they were more prepared for Valley          they did well and it makes for an awful-                               2A East Standings                                                  favorite singer is Kenny Chesney.
Christian.                                  ly good game,” Hayhurst said.
  Haygood and Dotson both said they            After the school year, Haygood and            TEAM                       W        L         PF        PA        STRK                     Memorable Jacket Moment: Dotson’s returned a kick-
thought Valley was the toughest chal-       Dotson will go their separate ways to            Benson                     3        1         97        47        W1                     off 95 yards for a touchdown against Bensen in 2006.
lenge of the season.                        attend different colleges.                       Thatcher                   3        1         64        91        W1
  After Dotson’s interception, Valley          Haygood, who has played football              Bisbee                     2        2         67        72        W2                       2007 Season Statistics: Dotson has seven solo tackles
Christian scored a touchdown to retake      his whole life after staring flag football       Tombstone                  2        2         135       48        L2                     and 17 assists and five interceptions for 60 yards, 16 of
the lead. The Trojans were successful       in Huachuca City, Ariz., hopes to con-           Morenci                    1        3         88        110       L1                     which came against Valley Christian and was returned for a
on a two-point conversion to make it        tinue playing for Northern Arizona               Willcox                    1        3         79        113       L3                     touchdown.
28-21.                                      University. Dotson wants to stay closer




                                                                                                           Family makes impulse purchase,
                                                                                                           happy running Wyatt Earp home
                                                                                                                      By Krissy Sauter                      er by square nails.                              locals looking for artwork, people who
                                                                                                                                                               Jim was driven to restore the house to the    want to walk the same steps as Doc
                                                                                                                                                            exact appearance it had when Wyatt and his       Holliday and Wyatt Earp,” Diane said. “We
                                                                                                                   THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH

                                                                                                              Have you ever wondered how notorious          two brothers, Virgil and Morgan, lived in        also get a lot of Europeans, mostly from
                                                                                                           Old West gunslingers lived back in the day?      Tombstone.                                       Ireland and England.”
                                                                                                           People like Tucsonan couple Jim and Liz             He sifted through historical documents           All of the art originates in Arizona –
                                                                                                           Allen have made a glimpse into old west          and old photographs as a reference before        Tombstone, St. David, Sierra Vista, Tucson
                                                                                                           life possible with the Tombstone Wyatt           starting the reconstruction. It was a family     and Prescott – from about 22 local artists.
                                                                                                           Earp House & Gallery, 102 E. Fremont St.         project.                                         The art is contemporary southwestern por-
                                                                                                              Jim and his daughter-in-law, Diane, were         Jim found some original materials of the      traits of landscapes, Tombstone and Native
                                                                                                           driving around Tombstone during the sum-         house, but also decided to add some custom       American art.
                                                                                                           mer of 2003 when they came across a sign         decorations.                                        There are also items such as key chains,
                                                                                                           that read, “For Sale: Wyatt Earp House.”             “I helped furnish the place but Jim owns     coffee mugs and T-shirts available for pur-
                                                                                                              The next day Jim had his daughter,            a construction company in Tucson and he          chase on the gallery website: www.wyat-
                                                     COURTESY PHOTOS                                       Dawn, researched the property and two            was pretty hands-on the whole time,” Diane       tearphouse.com.
Blues musicians Danny Kreiger and Steve Grams perform at festival.                                         days later he bought it.                         said.                                               “My mother-in-law is an artist and she




Blues hitting Bisbee
                                                                                                              Diane Allen, who is also the gallery man-        Jim first removed the outer wood of the       has artist friends who show their art at the
                                                                                                           ager, mentioned the history behind the           house and then demolished two additions to       gallery. We have also just met a lot of peo-
                                                                                                           house is what really attracted her family to     the house that were made by the Smith fam-       ple who want to show their art so we let
                                                                                                           buy and restore the historic house.              ily, who had lived there since the 1930s.        them,” Diane Allen said.
                                                                                                              “The fact that you can sit in the same spot       It took about a year to finish the project      The Allen’s wanted to share the Wyatt
                                                                                                           as he (Wyatt) had or where the Earp women        and the Allen’s opened the Wyatt Earp            home with the public without charging

Weekend festival
                                                                                                           would go and sew is really special,” Diane       House & Gallery on Oct. 15, 2005.                admission and have succeeded in doing so.
                                                                       profits to improve many             said. “You can walk in their steps.”                The busiest month for the gallery is          The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

hits the right note                                                    aspects of the arts in southern
                                                                       Arizona.
                                                                                                              The original Wyatt Earp house was very
                                                                                                           small by today’s standards – 378 square
                                                                                                                                                            October, when Wyatt Earp Day and
                                                                                                                                                            Helldorado Days – the anniversary of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Monday through Tuesday and Thursday
                                                                                                                                                                                                             through Sunday and closed Wednesdays.
                                                                          Together with the Bisbee         feet. The adobe building had a parlor and        OK Corral shootout – take place, Diane              For more information visit the website at
    0By Taylor Davies                                                  Arts Commission, Kazzam             back bedroom with a back porch. The roof         said.                                            www.wyattearphouse.com           or      call
                                                                       Events uses festival profits to     was made of wooden shingles held togeth-            “We get a whole variety of people –           (520) 457-3111.
                                                                       benefit performing arts in
  THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH

   The third annual Bisbee                                             Bisbee and award grants to
Blues Festival looks to be the
biggest and best yet.
                                                                       local artists, Workizer said.
                                                                          “We want to add an educa-
                                                                                                                                                  FROM THE FRONT PAGE
   On Saturday, Sept. 22, five                                         tional aspect in addition to the
acts will take the stage                                               pure joy of the performances,”      D R U G S/from 1                                 ‘Everyone in town knows                             Many of the local stores now adorn
throughout the day at Historic                                         Workizer said. “We would like       where in the country,” Uterhardt said. “If                                                        their front windows with a sign that reads:
City Park in old-town Bisbee.                                          to incorporate master classes       you have five people in town, one is going         who uses drugs. But                            “We have a Zero Tolerance for Illegal
   “We have a much bigger                                              and discussions with the            to do drugs.”                                    knowing is the easy part.                        Drugs and Users and will report them to
budget this year,” said Kazz       Stephan George to                   artists.”                             Uterhardt, who has worked in Bisbee,                                                            the Tombstone Marshal’s Office.”
                                   perform this weekend.                                                                                                    Making the lawful arrest
Workizer of Zazzam Events,                                                Participants would buy tick-     Douglas, Elfrida and St. David, said he                                                              The sign also asks for anyone who sees
the company sponsoring the                                             ets for the discussions, which      believes Tombstone isn’t any worse than               is the difficult.’                          or suspects drug activity to report it imme-
festival.                          Blues Showdown in 2003.             would take place in an intimate     other cities in the county.                                                                       diately.
   Total ticket sales have           Cottonwood, Ariz. resident        setting over coffee and allow         Although a 2000 study conducted by                   – Marshal Merlin Jay Smith                    Smith said he cannot say whether the
steadily increased, selling just   Danny Rhodes from “Danny            fans to speak openly with the       the Arizona Department of Health                                        Tombstone                 program has worked or not, but he has
over 1,000 in 2005 to more         Rhodes and the Messengers”          artists.                            Services concluded Cochise County had                                                             seen an increased awareness of the prob-
than 1,200 sold in 2006.           is excited to perform in his           Performances start at 11         52 percent more juvenile drug-related                                                             lem.
   Harris Rosenburg, a volun-      home state.                         a.m. on Saturday. Tickets for       arrests than the state mean, Smith said the      accessible, Smith said.                             Tombstone schools also share a zero
teer at the Bisbee Visitor           “I’m really looking forward       the festival are currently on       numbers have remained consistent                   “The border is nearby so there is always       tolerance policy, one they make very clear
Center, believes sales will        to it,” Rhodes said. “I love        sale for $18, or are available at   through the years.                               a supply of marijuana, and meth can be           to students.
increase again this weekend        southern Arizona.”                  the door for $20.                     When arrests are made at the supply end        made at home,” Smith said. “The more                A drug charge calls for an automatic
due to the popularity of sever-      Also on the bill are the             An alternative to blues this     of the drug operation, the immediate             expensive drugs are harder to distribute.”       long-term suspension — which can be up
al acts.                           Tucson duo of “Grams &              month is the Cochise County         effects can be seen with lowered numbers           Tombstone’s small population and               to one calendar year — or even expulsion.
   “The festival has a wide        Kreiger,” “Stephan George           fair, running Sept. 20-23 in        of drug arrests and an overall decrease in       close-knit community make it difficult to           “Expulsions are treated much more
variety of blues with a rock       and the Conrads” and Sherman        Douglas, Ariz. There will be        drug availability.                               keep drug use a secret.                          judiciously because they are so severe,”
twist,” Rosenburg said.            Robertson, whom Rosenburg           rodeo events, live music, live-       “We do see somewhat of a change                  “Everyone in town knows who uses               Uterhardt said.
   He also mentioned that local    called the future of the blues      stock auctions, carnival rides      depending on who is in our jail at the           drugs,” Smith said. “But knowing is the             Students who are expelled have the
band and opening act “Buzz         genre.                              and games for the whole fami-       time,” Smith said.                               easy part. Making a lawful arrest is the         options of taking online courses or
and the Soul Senders” is             More than just an excuse to       ly. Admission prices vary             In the past, the drugs of choice have          difficult part.”                                 enrolling in a magnet school.
always a crowd pleaser. They       spend a warm Saturday danc-         from $3-$6, with discounts for      consisted of methamphetamines, marijua-            The Marshal’s office has teamed with              So far this year, Uterhardt says he has
have performed at past festi-      ing to rock ‘n’ roll, the Bisbee    seniors and students on             na and cocaine. These particular drugs are       members of the local community in recent         not seen any drug-related issues in the
vals and won the Arizona           Blues Festival uses much of its     Thursday and Friday.                generally the cheapest and most easily           years to create a drug-free environment.         schools.
     SEPTEMBER 21, 2007                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PAGE 4




                                                                              border barriers

   Naco border
   fence slows
   illegals, drug
   trafficking
   Some residents say14-foot
   wall is a waste of money



   W
                      By Ryan Kraft
                  THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH

                orkers near Naco, Ariz., are making progress
                on production of a new fence to protect the
                U.S.-Mexico border. The maroon 14-foot-
   high wall stretches deep into the desert with huge spot-
   lights shooting into the sky every 100 yards.
      The project, which is under way in towns from Naco to
   Yuma, Ariz., is intended to secure the border against ter-
   rorism and stop immigration violations, including drug                                                                                                                                                            COURTESY OF AMERICAN BORDER PATROL




                                                                                                                                                                                                   Reports say
   smuggling.
      According to Border Patrol officials, apprehensions of
   illegal aliens are down 3 percent from last year.                   “(It’s) a waste of money,” he said, referring to the      to curb illegal immigration.




                                                                                                                                                                                                   border fence
      “They’re still crossing, but it’s less now,” said Taron      fence’s expansion.                                               “They can build it 20 feet higher and they’ll still get
   Maddux, a Bisbee Police Department sergeant.                       While construction proceeds miles out into the desert,     over,” Borbon said. “They’re just people trying to find a
      The fence is intended to act as a deterrent to illegal       illegal immigration continues to occur right in town.         better life.”
   immigrants trying to cross.                                        According to Urcadez, illegal immigrants don’t bother         However, while the effectiveness and necessity of the




                                                                                                                                                                                                   fails standards
      “The idea is it’s going to slow them down so we can          climbing the border wall, choosing instead to jump the        new fence is debatable, it is undoubtedly a greater pres-
   apprehend them faster,” said Border Patrol agent Mike           five-foot chain link fence at the port of entry. Many of      ence than what had been there. Dwarfed behind the new
   Scioli.                                                         these illegal immigrants try to evade Border Patrol by run-   14-foot-high concrete and steel wall is the old one — a
      Border Patrol also hopes to use the fence to force illegal   ning into his bar.                                            frail, three-foot-high barbed wire fence capable of pre-
   aliens to enter in specific places.                                “(Illegals) come into the bar everyday,” Urcadez said,     venting farm animals from crossing the border.




                                                                                                                                                                                                   C
      “We can funnel them into certain areas,” Scioli said.        although he believes that numbers are lower during sum-          While the fence still may not fully stop illegal immigra-          By Steven Zivic                going over, say, a moun-
   “(We can) wait on certain trails and catch them right           mer months. “They jump the fence, then (Border Patrol)        tion, it does serve other purposes.                                THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH             tain,” said Border Patrol
   there.”                                                         runs after and catches them.”                                    “I think it’s had an impact with vehicle traffic,” Maddux                                         agent Michael Scioli,
      However, some Naco residents believe the construction           Urcadez wonders about the need to expand the border        said.                                                                     onstruction along          who operates in the
   of the new fence won’t do much to accomplish that plan.         fence when there are still leaks 20 feet from the port of        Though individuals may be able to climb the fence, it                  the U.S.-Mexico            Tucson sector of the bor-
      “If you can walk 16 miles through the desert, you can        entry.                                                        creates a wall that inhibits vehicles from passing through.               border is proceed-         der.
   jump that fence,” said Leonel Urcadez, owner of the Gay            Naco resident David Borbon occasionally sees lost ille-       Gerald Eberwein, 72, has been a resident of Naco for 30        ing according to plan,               “And I’m almost posi-
   90’s Bar. The bar is located roughly 20 yards from the port     gal immigrants roaming the roads in town before Border        years, long before there was ever a fence. According to           despite claims made by             tive about a stipulation
   of entrance into the United States.                             Patrol finds them. He also doubts the new fence’s ability     him, before the fence, criminals would steal locals’ cars         one organization’s aerial          for different terrain.”
                                                                                                                                  and property and bring them back into Mexico, causing            survey of the area,                  Scioli said border con-
                                                                                                                                  residents to demand its construction.                            according to Tucson                struction is making great
                                                                                                                                     “We weren’t looking so much for keeping people out            Sector border officials.           progress by building
                                                                                                                                  as we were preventing them from taking stuff back,” he             American         Border          deterrents where they are
                                                                                                                                  said.                                                            Patrol,    a    non-profit         appropriate.
                                                                                                                                     The border wall now stands less than 50 yards from his        organization whose goal              “Fences are used in
                                                                                                                                  backyard.                                                        is to assist the U.S.              urban areas where we
                                                                                                                                     “It was almost like somebody had a switch called              Border Patrol in the               have only a few minutes
                                                                                                                                  crime and when they put up the fence they turned the             apprehension and depor-            to catch someone before
                                                                                                                                  switch off,” Eberwein said.                                      tation of illegal immi-            they disappear into a
                                                                                                                                     That original fence — which is now being expanded             grants, released a sum-            crowd,” Scioli said.
                                                                                                                                  — had ended abruptly at the edge of town and required a          mary on its Web site that            “But out in the desert
                                                                                                                                  police roadblock. The idea is that those positive effects        stated much of the fence           we’ll set up temporary or
                                                                                                                                  will stretch with it.                                            constructed to date does           permanent vehicle barri-
                                                                                                                                     “There’s an awful lot of people who flee from the             not meet the standards             ers, where if someone
                                                                                                                                  police back into Mexico (with vehicles),” Eberwein said.         required by the Secure             crosses on foot, we’ll
                                                                                                                                  “This fence will make that a little more difficult.”             Fence Act of 2006.                 have a couple of hours to
                                                                                                                                     Though he feels the fence has reduced many of Naco’s            Citing      the     act’s        get to them.”
                                                                                                                                  crime problems, even he doesn’t deny it cannot stop              requirement for a double-            As of the end of
                                                                                                                                  everything, notably illegal immigration.                         layered fence along the            August, Scioli reported
                                                                                                                                     “There’s the hardy and athletic and not-so-easily-            border, the ABP’s sum-             24 miles of pedestrian
                                                                                                                                  scared who still come over the top,” he said.                    mary stated only two               fencing was constructed
                                                                                                                                     As illegal aliens continue to pour over the fence, the        miles of border fence              in the Tucson sector,
                                                                                                                                  struggle to stop this flow continues to shape Naco resi-         built since the signing of         along with over 72 miles
                                                                                                                                  dents’ lives. A Border Patrol vehicle can be seen                the act is actually dou-           of vehicle barriers.
                                                                                                                                  patrolling almost any road in Naco.                              ble-layered.                         This     fencing      was
                                                                                        Photo by Bryan van Scoyk                    “To us, (illegal immigration) is not a threat,” Urcadez          “We don’t need a dou-            designed to slow foot
    Specialist Ernest Budomo provides water to construction and job sites near Naco.                                             said. “We have about 60 agents here in Naco.”                     ble layer of fencing               traffic across the border.




                                                                                                   FROM THE FRONT PAGE
B O R D E R/from 1                       Without a search warrant, the       istrative duties to help get the      T U S D/from 1                        to use immediately. This would            If the vote called for a sale,     will not damage it.
Naco, Ariz., to the National          National Guard can not go onto         Border Patrol agents back to the      the district in charge of the         mean Tombstone High School             the future of this building could        So far, the list of potential
Guard during their time in the        private property, which for most       front lines.”                         building, the length of the lease     could access the money at once         be in jeopardy and that has           investors includes Stan Corliss,
region.                               of the border in Cochise County           When asked how the with-           could draw away potential             to finish their long-awaited foot-     Tombstone citizens worried.           an entertainer with the Sons of
   The piece of land near his         starts about 60 feet from the wall.    drawal of the National Guard will     investors.                            ball and baseball fields.                 Long time Tombstone resi-          the Pioneer singing group.
home is being called a transporta-       According to Operation Jump         affect the tasks in which they are       “Investors don’t want us to           Under a lease, the district         dent and former TUSD employ-          Corliss plans wants to turn the
tion consolidation point, and is      Start, the National Guard was          currently involved in, Eberwein       come in and take the building         would have to wait longer to get       ee, Jo Ann Kearney said she           old school property into a coun-
located about 20 feet from the        only intended to do detection          answered: “I don’t think it will,     from them after four years,”          the funds, but the funds would         would rather get less money           try music museum and dinner
wall.                                 work with regard to illegal aliens.    because in all aspects that they      Uterhardt said.                       be directed to the district’s main-    than lose the building forever.       theater, Uterhardt said.
   “The National Guard has built      Besides their construction and         have been involved, the Border           Schools are available for lease    tenance and operations fund,              “While a sale sounds attrac-          Jo Robinson, a real estate
roads, they’ve built fences,          training duties, the Guard often       Patrol has been trained in and is     four years at a time, anything        which would help offset some of        tive to give the school more          agent for Tombstone AZ Real
they’ve trained Border Patrol         acts as the eyes and ears of the       ready to take over.”                  beyond that is long-term and          the daily expenses.                    money, I would prefer the dis-        Estate, said there is nothing in
officers, and they’ve done a lot of   Border Patrol, who they contact if        Eberwein did see the National      requires voter approval.                 Devere said he is torn on           trict to maintain the ownership       Corliss’ plans to change the out-
infrastructure improvements,”         they locate illegal aliens crossing    Guard’s gradual withdrawal as            Uterhardt said the district is     which way to go. “There’s two          of the building so we can guar-       ward appearance of the building.
Eberwein said. “It’s an excellent     the border.                            detrimental in one aspect: “They      looking into a 30-year lease of       different pots of money,” he said.     antee its historical integrity and       “He is wanting to maintain
training opportunity because in a        Lopez did point out that the        will be missed because the pri-       the property. A lease of this         “It would be nice to finish our        architectural           integrity.”   the integrity of the outside,”
lot of cases, our troops in the       Guard has been a big help in their     vate companies that are taking        length would give investors           (field) facilities. If we could get    Kearney said                          Robinson said.
Guard don’t get this type of expe-    support of the Border Patrol in        over some of the wall construc-       enough time to use the facility.      (maintenance and operations)              Kearney has been part of the          Robinson added that Corliss
rience.”                              efforts to deter illegal aliens from   tion are a lot more expensive than       The Nov. 6 decision will also      money from leasing, we could           school district for more than 30      expects his investment, if
   Since Eberwein’s backyard          crossing the border and appre-         the National Guard. They are          affect the distribution of the        possibly pay our teachers more.”       years and cannot stand the            approved, to boost tourism in
runs almost directly up to the wall   hending those that do.                 working at a profit and the Guard     funds generated from the sale or         Offsetting costs and possibly       thought of the original               Tombstone.
of the border, he was also quick to      “National Guard personnel           was not because they were just        lease.                                increasing teaching salaries are       Tombstone High School build-             The Nov. 6 vote will deter-
point out what he called some         were provided to conduct Entry         doing their duty.”                       A sale, according to Robert        some of the advantages to a            ing not existing.                     mine whether the district can sell
interesting legal complications       Identification Teams Missions,            Lopez said the Guard will be       Devere, Tombstone High School         lease, but keeping control of the         “When your whole family’s          or lease the property, but will not
regarding the use of the National     Tactical Infrastructure Missions       missed “in administrative, mis-       principal, could bring in a lot       building would be the main             been involved, it becomes             constitute the final decision.
Guard standing along the border.      and Aviation Support Missions,”        sion support, and tactical infra-     more immediate money that             advantage.                             something close to the heart and      After the votes, Uterhardt said
   “If an illegal alien comes         Lopez said. “They have filled          structure missions.                   could go toward capital projects,        Old Tombstone High School           you hate to see it go away,”          the district would meet again to
across the fence a National           critical border security missions,          “However, what they leave        which carry expenses of more          was built in 1922 and was the          Kearney said.                         hear offers or postpone the deci-
Guardsman has got to catch him        including identifying and locating     behind, tactical infrastructure for   than $5,000.                          oldest functioning high school            Uterhardt is convinced that        sion for future review.
within the first 60 feet,” Eberwein   people attempting to enter illegal-    example, will still contribute to        The advantages of this sale        in Arizona. As such, it carries        most people attracted to the             “Either way we go, it’s going
said. “At that point all he can do    ly, maintaining fences, roads and      our mission after Operation Jump      would be that the district gets all   deep ties to the historical aspect     building are interested in keep-      to be beneficial to the district and
is notify the Border Patrol.”         vehicles, and performing admin-        Start concludes,” Lopez said.         the money up front and can put it     of the town and to the people.         ing its architectural integrity and   our students,” Uterhardt said.