Did you know we have three National Park Service attractions in Cochise County? If you haven’t visited Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument and Fort Bowie National Historic Site, then you should plan on checking them out soon. Allen Etheridge, who oversees the parks as the regional superintendent, joined us to tell us about what each of the parks offers, the challenges his staff face on a daily basis, running a park on the U.S.-Mexican border, and what the future of National Park Service looks like.
Our weekly discussion with the Herald’s Eric Petermann included the huge debts faced by local authorities for the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System. What will local government entities do to tackle this serious issue? We also talked about the Bisbee council’s refusal to issue some permits to the annual Bisbee 1,000 event. Is this just petty politics or are there genuine concerns? Is the economy of Sierra Vista picking up? It looks like a few new businesses could be coming into the city, so are we finally coming out of our recession?
Becky Bjork, advertising manager with the Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Daily Review, dropped by to talk about the upcoming Women In Action event, which offers personal and professional development training. Find out how this event can help you both at work and home, and how you can sign up. And Tim Cervantes joined us to tell us about Second Saturday, a growing event that offers live entertainment, vendors, food and drinks, at Veterans Memorial Park.