Friday Focus Morning Show – November 17

We covered a lot of topics during this morning’s show, including ongoing water issues, the closure of a poker room in Sierra Vista, the race to fill Jeff Flake’s U.S. Senate seat, the possibility of backyard chickens being allowed in the city limits, and the future of the Windemere Hotel & Conference Center, plus much more.

First Hour – Community News & Issues

In the second hour our community news discussion continued, followed by an interview with Sierra Vista councilman Crag Mount, who is running for mayor. Hear what he had to say about a range of issues, including BRAC, economic development, the West End, and chickens.

Second Hour – Community news / Councilman Craig Mount

Randy Anderson, CEO of Canyon Vista Medical Center, dropped by to tell us about the latest news from the hospital, which includes more involvement with the community. He was joined by the hospital’s new marketing director Stefanie Peterson. Finally, we were visited by Jonathan Rutherford, director of the hospital’s Behavioral Health Services, and Annette Shelton, bereavement facilitator at Casa De La Paz Hospice.

Third Hour – canyon Vista Medical Center

Friday Focus Morning Show – November 3

Why is Cochise County backing the Villages at Vigneto housing development in Benson? County Administrator Ed Gilligan came by the studio to explain why he and the Board of Supervisors strongly support the project. He also talked about the organization’s ongoing pension liability and plans to manage it, how the county wants to help the Willcox wine industry, and how the move by Bisbee City Hall into the county complex is working out.

Second hour – County Administrator

Topics of discussion in the first hour included the conclusion of the Bisbee bag ban challenge, attendance records of City of Sierra Vista council members, the issue of safety at Carr Canyon falls, and the usefulness of Sierra Vista city commissions, which are currently looking to fill a number of vacancies.

First Hour – Community News

Finally, we talked to Sheila Rupert, a case manager at the Forgach House, and Mitze Kirmse, a long time volunteer and organizer of an annual variety show which raises money for the non-profit – around $250,000 in 22 years. We also had a visit from Christine Smythe, of Team Red, White and Blue, an organization that helps veterans transition into the community. Thanks to SSVEC for sponsoring this hour.

Third Hour – Forgach House/Team Red, White and Blue