Friday Focus Morning Show – February 23

Will more people step up to run for city council in Sierra Vista? Should we have more business-friendly candidates, or is the council already pro business? Hear the discussion on this issue, along with other community topics, between co-hosts Pat Call and Amanda Baillie, and our regular guest Eric Petermann.

First hour – Community News

Laura Wilson became Sierra Vista’s Director of Leisure & Libraries a few months ago. A long time local resident, Laura has lots of innovative ideas to boost recreational possibilities and improve services offered to area taxpayers.

Second Hour – Leisure & Libraries, Sierra Vista

Our third hour focussed on Via Elegante Assisted Living and the financial aspects of preparing for longterm care.

Third Hour – Assisted Living

Friday Focus Morning Show – February 16

President Trump’s proposed border wall has been in the spotlight recently, but what do local ranchers think about the idea? John Ladd, whose ranch runs along the Mexican border, gave us his thoughts on a possible 32-foot concrete structure being planned by one of the companies hoping to get the contract.

Second hour – Border Wall

Topics in our first hour included Bisbee’s State of the City presentation by Mayor David Smith – he says there is light at the end of the tunnel. We also talked about the closure of Habitat for Humanity, whether local elections should be all mail, the lack of candidates for Sierra Vista city council, and a proposal to increase vehicle registration fees.

First Hour – Community News

Friday Focus Morning Show – February 9, 2018

Huachuca City has a new town manager and he’s hit the ground running! Matthew Williams is already tackling the town’s financial issues and is looking at economic development opportunities. He also talked about blighted properties, community engagement, and how Huachuca City plans to be more visible across Cochise County.

Second Hour – Matthew Williams, Huachuca City

Topics of discussion in our first hour included Canyon Vista Medical Center and its recent challenges, the impact of the Harley-Davidson store closure in Sierra Vista, a proposal to allow taller business signs, and the fluoride in Bisbee’s water.

First Hour – Community Events

In the third hour we learned about upcoming events being hosted by Cochise College, including student government programs and the increasingly popular Comic Con.

Third Hour – Cochise College

Friday Focus Morning Show – February 2

Huachuca City has welcomed a new town manager, just as Benson has said goodbye to its leader. What impact will these changes have on these communities? We talked about this topic in our first hour, along with the news that Canyon Vista Medical Center CEO Randy Anderson has resigned. We also touched on the latest homeless counts in Cochise County, why workers don’t take vacations, and a proposed minimum wage bill.

First Hour – Community News

In our second hour our guest was Cochise County Administrator Ed Gilligan, who discussed economic development, the changes he has brought to the organization during his first year as administrator, the new county newsletter, and why partnerships are the key to future success.

Second Hour – Ed Gilligan

Get all the details on upcoming events, including this weekend’s Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering, and the latest Sherlock Holmes production from Theater On The Move, in hour three.

Third Hour – Community Events