There is no denying Sierra Vista’s economy is dependent upon Fort Huachuca, so what can we do to protect its future? We spoke to Lucian Niemeyer, a strategic advisor hired by the City of Sierra Vista, Cochise County and the Huachuca 50 to represent our interests in Washington, D.C. Hear what he had to stay about strengths and weaknesses of the fort, his thoughts on sequestration, force readiness, and why he believes a Base Realignment And Closure process could be beneficial for Fort Huachuca and Sierra Vista.
Many of us will have a tree in our homes over the festive season, but there are many families who cannot afford to do so. Pat Mallett, of A Tree 4 Christmas, joined us to tell us about this charity’s work to provide decorated trees for those in need. We also heard from Gary Shreve, of the Huachuca Art Association, about his artist reception at the Landmark Cafe this weekend. We spoke to Eric Petermann of the Herald about local news, and we have details on various events taking place this weekend.
In our final hour we learned more about the effort to raise funds for a new Animal Safe Trailer for the city’s animal shelter from Arlene Garcia, Animal Control Supervisor, and Jane Strain, of the Friends of the Sierra Vista Animal Shelter. And if you are still undecided with regards to the school bond issue, listen to the arguments for voting yes from parent Hollie Sheriff, the Huachuca 50’s Tom Finnegan, and Chamber executive director Mary Tieman.