Naco man dies after head injury
By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
A Naco man has died after being taken off of life support after his wife hit him in the head with a frying pan on Feb 28.
The family of Eddie Valenzuela, of Naco, made the decision Sunday night and requested that medical care for Eddie be discontinued. Shortly after being taken off of life support, Eddie passed away at Tucson Medical Center due to an underlying medical condition, according to Cochise County spokeswoman Carol Capas.
Capas also said an autopsy was performed on Tuesday.
No charges have been filed and no arrests have been made in the case, according to Capas.
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Vertrees wins top prize in New York
By Richard Green
The Bisbee Observer
Bisbee’s Tyler Vertrees took the top prize at the 75th Annual International College Radio and TV Awards over the weekend in New York City.
Vertrees, a former Bisbee High School graduate, won the Golden Microphone Trophy at the 75th Annual International College Radio and TV Awards put on by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.
Vertrees flew to New York City for the conference with Ryan Bruce, KBRP radio station manager and coordinator for the Bisbee High School Youth Media Project. The award ceremony took place on March 8 at the Hotel Pennsylvania across from Madison Square Garden.
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