What’s the economic forecast for Sierra Vista and Cochise County? We give you an exclusive insight into this week’s Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon, where economist Dr. Robert Carreira tells the community how the economy did in 2016, and his predictions moving forward – there is light at the end of the tunnel! We also talked about the Army Chief of Staff’s visit to Fort Huachuca, whether Congresswoman Martha McSally should attend a town hall, teachers’ pay, and the schools voucher program.
Substance abuse is a problem among young people in Cochise County. In our second hour we heard from Monica Rawlings, of IMPACT Sierra Vista, and Beverly Mason, of Mothers Against Drink Driving, who talk about the issue and what parents and schools can do about it.
Finally, we talked to the folks of Canyon Vista Medical Center about neonatal and women’s healthcare. We were joined by experienced neonatal nurse and educator Teresa Kattke, clinical assistant Andrea Bass, and Dr. Michael Stevens, who is the community’s newest OB/GYN.