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Good Enough Mine back in business

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The recent sale of the Good Enough Mine Tour restores a popular tourist site in Tombstone. The tunnels in the mine go more than 700 feet deep. Andre and Shirley DeJournett purchased the mine in 2003 (Tombstone Consolidated Mines Incorporated)  and recently sold the land for about $299,000. After being on the market since June, the deed was signed over to the new owners late November. A couple from Alabama bought the property. Paul Rahricht, realtor for Tombstone Real Estate, said this is the first purchase for the couple, Patricia and Richard Jones in the town of Tombstone. The couple received a warm welcoming from fellow town members on the Old Tombstone Gazette Facebook page. The Joneses are from Alabama and recently stumbled upon the Good Enough Mine Tour during a belated honeymoon and overheard the mine was out...

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Oldest saloon in Arizona receives a makeover

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Outside and patio dining is becoming a new amenity in Tombstone, Arizona. Kim Herrig, owner of the Crystal Palace Saloon has known since taking over the saloon in 2002 that this was the perfect addition to the historical building. The Crystal Palace will be the only restaurant/bar in Tombstone to have outdoor and rooftop dining. The renovations being made will bring in more revenue, a second floor and deck is being added to the saloon. Construction began in June 2017, starting with the replacement of support beams. All construction should be finished by Thanksgiving, the 16-foot high ceilings make for extra difficulty with placing the mezzanine outside. The Crystal Palace will be the first restaurant/bar in Tombstone to have outdoor and rooftop dining. A second floor and deck is being added to the saloon. In June of this year...

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Cochise College joins nation’s top-ranked schools

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Who would have thought a small community college out of Cochise County would be named the second-best community college in the country. Cochise College has six collegiate teams, over 11,000 students and over 50 major’s to choose from. These power-house campuses have a lot of hard work and dedication that has now been proven over time. More than 700 community colleges all over the country were analyzed and ranked from worst to best conducted by WalletHub, a financial advising website that provides free credit scores online and financial advice daily. The community colleges were ranked on multiple factors: cost and financing, education, financing and career outcomes. J.D. Rottweiler, President at Cochise College since 2009, has seen the college grow in more ways than one in the last 10 years. “Cochise College has always had a solid foundation and board. I...

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