Friday Focus Morning Show – March 23, 2018

Has the County Attorney’s decision to prosecute juvenile drug smugglers made a positive impact on border crime? Brian McIntyre joined us to talk about why he took this approach and the consequences. He also discussed the current opioid crisis and how his office is addressing the issue, and we asked him to give his perspective on the state prison population – are we sending too many people to jail?

Second Hour -County Attorney

First hour topics included the Tombstone School District policy regarding guns, the latest businesses coming into Sierra Vista, the potential for refuse fees to rise, and the decision by the Friends of the Sierra Vista Library to move their bookstore from a free space to a site where they will be paying rent.

First Hour -Community News

County news and community events were the focus of the third hour. We looked at the new services offered by the County’s Development Services Department, an application before the Planning & Zoning Commission for a pig breeding facility, an increase in passport fees, and a free workshop offered by the Health Dept. for people with chronic conditions.

Third Hour – County News & Community Events

Friday Focus Morning Show – March 16, 2018

Will the Tribute development finally be moving ahead in the near future? Castle & Cooke Senior Vice President Rick Coffman joined us to talk about the ongoing court battle to build out one of the last remaining developable properties in Sierra Vista. He also gave his thoughts on the current housing market.

Second Hour – Castle & Cooke

Topics discussed in our first hour included plans to narrow west Fry Boulevard, the County’s new strategic plan, and a $500,000 grant which will allow the County to take another step toward building a water recharge basin near the San Pedro River.

First Hour – Community News

In our third hour we discussed the latest news from Canyon Vista Medical Center. Our guests included Joy Upshaw, Chief Nursing Officer, Cosette Britton, Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, and Rachael Penix, Acute Care Director.

Third Hour – Canyon Vista Medical Center

Friday Focus Morning Show – March 9, 2018

The new West Sierra Vista Development Plan will be voted on by the city council on March 22. Will this matching funds program for businesses help to revitalize the West End? There are some good signs that the local economy is recovering. Is Cochise County turning a corner and does prosperity lie ahead?  And traffic accidents are up in Sierra Vista. Did the the infamous red light cameras make us safer or do we just have too many bad drivers in the community? We also heard from Master Gardener Jan Groth, who told us about the annual Cochise County Master Gardeners’ Conference on March 15, 16 & 17.

First Hour – Community News

Former city councilman and Cochise County Re-entry Coalition board member Tom Reardon and local attorney David Thorn dropped by to tell us about the Restoration of Civil Rights Workshop on March 23. Learn how and why convicted felons should apply to have their civil rights restored

Second Hour – Civil Rights Restoration Workshop

Friday Focus Morning Show – March 2, 2018

Home sales are at their highest levels since the housing boom of 2005. Is Cochise County ready to turn the economic corner? There’s a new CEO at Canyon Vista Medical Center, and what’s the latest on the domestic fowl ordinance being proposed by the City of Sierra Vista? Listen to our first hour to hear discussion on these topics and more.

First Hour – Community News

David Smith ran for Mayor of Bisbee on a seven-point economic plan. Now he has been in office for more than a year, how is that plan working out? Mayor Smith joined us to talk about the State of the City, as well as plans for a new city hall.

Second Hour – Mayor of Bisbee

Eric Silverberg, Cochise County Superior Court Administrator, dropped by to tell us about the upcoming Law Day event, as well as the progress of the new self service library. And Mark Apel and Tom Finnegan discussed the Fort Huachuca Sentinal Landscape open day at Cochise College, which focusses on conservation on the military installation and surrounding areas.

Third Hour – Community events