Friday Focus Morning Show – Feb 24

Should parts of the West End be designated as blighted to obtain much needed redevelopment funds? We had an in-depth discussion with Mayor Rick Mueller about this subject, and how the business community can have its say. We also talked about potential federal overreach on local water rights which could have a lasting impact on our community. Mayor Mueller told us about the city’s approach to this issue, along with his views on the local economy.

Second hour – Mayor Rick Mueller

Would you pay to visit Brown Canyon Ranch and other local attractions that are currently free? The Coronado National Forest is considering introducing new fees, raising current fees, and closing some visitor amenities to close a $2.5m budget gap. This was a subject of discussion during our first hour, which also included the border fence, the West End, and federal government representative town halls. We also heard from Jan Groth about the upcoming High Desert Gardeners and Landscaping Conference, and from Beth Orozco and Jay Treiber, of the Cochise Creative Writing Celebration.

First hour – Local news & events

In our third hour we learned about the Canyon Vista Medical Center’s Advanced Wound Care Center from Dr. Kara Montes, Clinical Nurse Manager Nettie Steward, and Program Manager Cindy Fulbright. Find out about the center’s state-of-the-art services, who can take advantage of it, and why the center received a 98% satisfaction rate from its patients.

Third hour – Canyon Vista Medical Center

Friday Focus Morning Show – Feb 17

If you want to find out more about tourism marketing and how visitors find out about Cochise County, then you won’t want to miss our interview with Judy Hector, the city’s Marketing, Tourism & Public Affairs Manager. We talked to Judy in our second hour about the city’s brand and how it’s being utilized, where and how Sierra Vista is being promoted, how the city attracts travel writers and television program makers to our region, and an exciting new event coming up in May.

First Hour – Community news and events

During our first hour we discussed local news events, such as the Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, the change of management at Cochise County, the border fence, and more. We’ve also got lots of info on events taking place in and around the region, including a casino fundraising night for Relay for Life .

Second Hour – Tourism

Finally, we learned about an organization called Project Toothbrush for Homeless Veterans from our guest Anna Lee David. Find out how you can help this great cause. The Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra is staging its popular Men Who Cook fundraiser on March 4, followed by a Neil Diamond Tribute Concert on March 5. Get details on tickets and other info.

Third Hour – Homeless veterans / Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra

Friday Focus Morning Show – February 10

Sierra Vista police officers will be wearing body cameras while out on patrol and we talked about why that is a good idea during the first hour of this morning’s show. We also discussed the latest news regarding ing the local economy with the Herald’s Eric Petermann, as well as concerns regarding teen vaping, the latest on the bicycle racks, and other local issues.

First Hour – Current Affairs

Learn more about the next production from Theater On The Move from guest Renee Lipinski, who told us how local actors will be bringing the classic story ‘Harvey’ to the stage. Why is $10,000 being spent on a Vista Transit study? Dan Coxworth, of the Sierra Vista Metropolitan Organization, joined us to tell us about that topic, as well as other traffic news. We also discussed plans to improve the West End.

Second Hour – Transportation

In our final hour we continued the discussion with Dan, before being joined by T.K. McCutcheon of the Salvation Army, which has a fundraising Valentine’s gala coming up. T.K. also told us about the impact of the new building, which opened last year.

Third Hour – Salvation Army