Friday Focus Morning Show – December 9

img_0096Lots of Christmas¬†events going on this weekend and over the coming days. We’ve got all the details for your festive fun. We were also joined by Sierra Vista detective Bill Heiple who came by to tell us about the annual Christmas With A Cop event. We also discussed this week’s local news, including the future of Sears, plans to reduce voting lines in future elections, and City Council discussions regarding the 13 citizen commissions.

First Hour – Upcoming Events & Local News

img_0097We had a busy second hour, which started with an interview with Jim Willig from Toys for Tots. Jim has been involved in this U.S. Marines Corps charity since 1955! Learn more about the great work this non-profit does for local children in need. We also spoke with Tim Cervantes from The Cochise Water Project about its latest programs, including plans to give away 600 smart irrigation controllers to local residents and businesses.

Second Hour – Upcoming Events & The Cochise Water Project

img_4736In our third hour we were joined by staff from Cochise College, including Jim Nosek and Noelle Coats, who talked about respiratory therapy, and Ed Molina, who is heading up the college’s new Veterans’ Business Outreach Center.

Third Hour – Cochise College

 

Friday Focus Morning Show – December 2

img_0064If you’re confused about water issues in our community, then we recommend you listen to the interview we did with Eric Petermann, of the Sierra Vista Herald. Eric wrote a detailed article about the ongoing court case involving local water rights. A key player is the Bureau of Land Management, which is asking for a substantial amount of water for the San Pedro River. If the BLM wins its case, it will have significant consequences for everyone in the Sierra Vista sub watershed. We also discussed the current Arby’s demolition and the issue of blight in Sierra Vista.

Third Hour – BLM water rights and community news

img_0094During our first hour we covered many of the Christmas events taking place this weekend, as well as other happenings. We also spoke with Shontel Stanford, a local author who has written about her experiences as a single mother. She will be conducting a book signing on December 10 at the Landmark Cafe.

First Hour – Upcoming Events

img_0095In hour two we were joined by Rachel Gray, the new executive director of Premier Alliances, a local charity which helps disabled people to find employment. Rachel spoke about the great work this organization does in our community and her plans for its future. This interview also included one of its employees, Billy Ballesteros, who is a Premier Alliance success story. He told us about the work he’s responsible for on Fort Huachuca.

Second Hour – Premier Alliances