Friday Focus Morning Show – March 25

Lots of Easter activities this weekend and you can get all the details you need from the first hour of the show. In the second hour we interviewed Jack Blair, of SSVEC, and Rick Coffman, of Castle & Cooke, who are part of a relatively new effort to bring retirees to the community. Learn more about this economic development program and how local businesses can get involved. You can visit the Retire Sierra Vista Program at www.retiresierravista.com

During hour three we were joined by Ed Cunningham of the Cochise County School Tuition Organization. Find out how you can divert the tax dollars you owe the state toward good causes in the local community. In our final half hour we spoke to Andy Enriquez and Hector Martinez, of the Verhelst Recovery House in Bisbee, which helps alcohol and drug addicts.

First Hour – Community Events

Second Hour – Retire Sierra Vista Program

Third Hour – Cochise County School Tuition organization & Verhelst Recovery House

Friday Focus Morning Show – March 18

IMG_0099What does it take to become an author? Local writer Laurinda Wallace, who has just published her fourth book, gives some tips on making it in such a tough industry. We’ve also got lots of info on the events taking place across Cochise County this weekend, including Wild West Days in Tombstone, and the Easter Eggstravaganza at the Mall at Sierra Vista.

We had a fascinating and very informative discussion with Michael Hyatt, Agent in Charge of the Brian Terry Border Patrol Station in Naco, who gave us an insight into the challenges along the border and what life is like for our local agents on the front line.

IMG_0098In our third hour we were joined by Randy Anderson, the new CEO of Canyon Vista Medical Center, who talked about his priorities for local healthcare. CVMC board member and executive director of the  Arizona Regional Economic Development Center, Mignonne Hollis, also discussed the role of healthcare in terms of the local economy, and legislative challenges facing the medical industry.

First Hour – Upcoming Events & Laurinda Wallace

Second Hour – Mike Hyatt, Border Patrol

Third Hour – Canyon Vista Medical Center

Friday Focus Morning Show – March 11

We live in a beautiful area, but do you ever get out to see it? Tourism has a huge economic impact on our local economy, thanks to both out-of-town visitors and area residents, and there’s a lot to see and do. On this morning’s show get details on various events taking place across the County this weekend, including the annual Fairbank Day.

We started the second hour by talking to Arizona travel writer Roger Naylor, who will be in Sierra Vista next week to talk about Route 66. We were then joined by Debbie Johnson, who is the state’s Tourism Director, who spoke about the importance of tourism to our local community.

Cochise College was the focus of our third hour. Colin Shannon talked about upcoming important dates for local students, while Clyne Namuo gave us an insight into the Computer Information Systems department.

You can listen to each hour by clicking on the links below – the first hour starts about seven minutes into the broadcast.

First Hour – Community Events

Second Hour – Tourism

Third Hour – Cochise College

Friday Focus Morning Show – March 4

A new Shop Local program, a rodeo, local police strategies, water, and the city’s 60th anniversary were just some of the topics we touched on during the Friday Focus Morning Show this week.

IMG_0087In our first hour, Demetry Simonton of HomeTownDealFinder.com dropped by to talk about a new Shop Local Sierra Vista program that kicks off on March 5. We also have details on this weekend’s rodeo, the Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Show, an acupuncture happy hour, and much, much more.

IMG_0086Sierra Vista’s police chief Adam Thrasher joined us during our second hour to discuss the recent shooting and school lockdown, the planned joint communications center, police training and other topics related to the police department.

IMG_0085And in hour three, Tim Cervantes told us about some great programs that will help you save money and water, thanks to The Cochise Water Project. We also heard from Adam Curtis, of the City of Sierra Vista’s public information office, about the city’s upcoming 60th anniversary and plans to celebrate the milestone.

Hour One – Upcoming Events

Hour Two – Police Chief Adam Thrasher

Hour Three – Water savings and city celebrations