Friday Focus Morning Show – May 18, 2018

Do early ballots really get counted during an election? Is mailing in your ballot a secure way to vote? Should you be registered on the permanent early voting list? These were just some of the questions answered by our guest Lisa Marra, Director of the Cochise County Elections Department. Find out about what the department’s role is, their upcoming open house with the Recorder’s Office, and how you can participate in the democratic process.

Second Hour – Elections Department

During our first hour topics discussed included changes to the recycling system, proposed fee increases at area recreation spots, a potential new bed tax in Sierra Vista, and much more.

First Hour – Community News & Issues

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month so we invited Jonathan Rutherford, RN Behavioral Health Director at Canyon Vista Medical Center, to talk to us about the stigma of mental health, symptoms of mental health, and where you can get help. Marketing Director Stephanie Peterson also talked about improvements in the emergency department, some new patient initiatives, and changes in the hospital’s leadership.

Third Hour – Canyon Vista Medical Center

Friday Focus Morning Show – May 4, 2018

Why is the City of Sierra Vista and Cochise County considering changing the recycling system? Will teachers get the 20% raise promised by the legislature? Can drivers expect more delays as a major road construction project begins? These were some of the topics of discussion during our first hour.

First Hour – Community News

Mark Schmitt and Chris Karges of the Small Business Development Center joined us to talk about what services they provide, trends in business start-ups, why social media is critical to business survival, and much more.

Second Hour – Small Business Development Center

Sierra Vista Public Library’s Summer Reading Program kicks off this month and Susan Abend and Erica Merritt dropped by to tell us all about it. We also give you details on all the events taking place this weekend, including the West End Fair.

Third Hour – Community Events