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
Pick up some designer items for bargain prices this Saturday at a luxury garage sale organized by queens of chic Sue Nagle and Tricia Williams. Both Sue and Tricia joined us in the studio to give us the rundown on this popular event. You can also hear a quick excerpt from two of the young performers in an upcoming musical, Seussical, at Buena High School. We had another interesting discussion with Herald editor Eric Petermann, and we’ve got details on a number of other events taking place over the next few days.
First Hour – Upcoming Events
In our second hour Cochise County Treasurer Cathy Traywick dropped by to talk about the role of her department, and explained how your property tax bill is compiled. She also talked about some upcoming improvements that will help local residents gain better access to their property records, and get details on an upcoming open house.
Second Hour – County Treasurer Cathy Traywick
Leadership coach Dorothy Bonvillain was our third hour guest. We had a very interesting discussion with Dorothy about her plans to start a new community movement, her experiences as a military wife, and the two books she has written for military spouses, and children.
Third Hour – Dorothy Bonvillain