The City of Sierra Vista received a $720,000 economic development grant this week, so what do they plan to do with it? We had a brief discussion about this, as well as the Sierra Vista Food Co-op, which continues to hold its own during a challenging economy. We were also joined by Arleen Garcia, animal control supervisor, and Jane Strain, a member of the Friends of Sierra Vista Animal Shelter board of directors. They talked about the ongoing campaign to raise money for a new animal safe trailer, how you can save money if you adopt a dog during April, and volunteer opportunities.
Following the successful school bond election last November, Buena High School is looking forward to some exciting improvements in the classroom. Principal Dawn Maddock and Assistant Principal Greg Duce told us about these positive changes, as well as how they are successfully recruiting and retaining teachers. They also discussed the recent class wars and how that issue is being dealt with, as well as how social media has impacted the daily operations of the 2,300-student school.
Unfortunately there are 19% of children in Cochise County living in poverty. But Peach’s Pantry is working hard to ensure many of those young people are not going hungry over the weekend when they leave school on Friday afternoon. CEO Sarah Pacheco told us how the non-profit operates and why it is needed in our community. The annual March for Mental Health is coming up and Judy Tritz and Dee Foster, of NAMI, dropped by to tell us all about the April 22 event. Finally, we have the details on all the events coming up this weekend and beyond. Thanks to SSVEC for sponsoring our third hour.