Cochise County resident Al Garza recruited hundreds of anti-immigrants as the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, before a string of embarrassing criminal and civil incidents involving co-founder Chris Simcox and other members caused its dissolution.
The Cochise County Fair has always been more important to the rural folks of the county, than any other local event or celebration. Its an election year, so Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will visit the Douglas fairgrounds on Thursday, September 23rd to cut the ribbon and pay tribute to slain Cochise rancher Robert Krentz.
Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever has won the permission of the Cochise County Board of Supervisors to be represented by attorneys of the Border Sheriffs Project.
The Board unanimously approved his request in a 3-0 vote on 9/2/2010, clearing the way for the Sheriff to raise funds with Pinal County Sheriff, Paul Babeu. The sheriffs are defendants in the current Department of Justice lawsuit challenging Arizona’s controversial immigration law SB1070.