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Elmer Urda Citizen of the Year Award

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In 2005, Elmer Urda was named the Huachuca City Citizen of the Year, an award that now carries his name. Urda was a long-time Huachuca City resident known for his community service. He volunteered the for fire department, the police department, the planning and zoning commission, and the senior center.

Subject award winners have been Lena Morlock, Gene McCullough, Keith Arnett, Janice McCullough, Bob Fenimore, Laura Wallace, Lyn Braswell, Francis Urda, and Jim Halterman.


Tombstone High School students - 1964

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This page from the 1964 Tombstone High School yearbook shows students that year, including Bob Fenimore and John Sulger of Huachuca City.


Margaret Saenz interview - November 22, 2019

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In this interview, long-time Huachuca City resident and court clerk Margaret Saenz talks about her time in the town. She talks about the town governance, the various mayors and city council members, turnover in those positions, and how it has affected Huachuca City. She also talks about the town’s reputation as a “speed trap” and comments on what makes the town a special place to her.

(All content and interviews contained on this site are as supplied by the contributors. They have not been fact checked and do not represent the views of the Town of Huachuca City.)


HCS School Improvement Meeting Minutes - Oct. 1993

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These minutes from the Huachuca City School Improvement Team meeting on October 6, 1993 include a report of the team's tour of Raymond W. Bliss Hospital, a report on the Tombstoen/Huachcua Area Leage, holding a town hall, and community support.


HCS Mustang Newsletter - Oct. 1993

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This is Huachuca City School's "Mustang Newsletter" from October 15, 1993.


Tombstone High School commencement program - 1979

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This is the commencement program from Tombstone High School's class of 1979.


Tombstone High School commencement program - 1978

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This is the commencement program from Tombstone High School's class of 1978.


Chamber of Commerce minutes - 1978

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These minutes form a board meeting of the Huachuca Del Norte Chamber of Commerce in 1978 discuss the upcoming July 4 events, the new welcome sign, and other issues.

The Chamber of Commerce was incorporated as a non-profit in 1976 with offices at Fountain Plaza. In June, 1981, the Chamber was dissolved, and members were invited to join the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce.


Resolution 266 regarding library - 1979

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This town resolution authorizes the acquisition of a surplus building from Fort Huachuca to serve as the library.

The Huachuca City Library was begun in 1958 and was originally housed in the community center building in lower Huachuca City. The library was later moved to the Huachuca City School. Then in 1979, as described in this letter, the city bought a surplus Apache Flats building from Fort Huachuca and relocated it to Gonzales Street to house the library in its own building.

In 1992, that building was sold to Michael Sherman, and it was moved. At that point, a new building was built on Gonzales, and that is where the library is currently located.


Huachuca City Fire Department

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Huachuca City had a volunteer fire department which was first organized in 1959.

The first fire chief was Robert J. Lancaster, and Bob Fenimore was one of the early fire chiefs.

In 2019, after legal problems and financial challenges, the town contracted out with the Whetstone Fire District to provide fire and first response services to residents of the town.


Mudder, Bailey, and Upchurch interview - July 9, 2020

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This is an interview with Sharon Sulger Upchurch, Brenda Phillips Bailey, and Jane Castleberry Mudder, who grew up as childhood friends in Huachuca City in the 1960s and have remained friends since then. In the interview, they talk about their families, growing up in Huachuca City, early businesses there, going to school in Tombstone, different people they remember, and Sierra Vista (Fry) in the 1950s and 60s.



(All content and interviews contained on this site are as supplied by the contributors. They have not been fact checked and do not represent the views of the Town of Huachuca City.)