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Tourism & Events

The holiday season is upon us and that brings plenty of festive events across the County. Kate Cox, of the Cochise County Tourism Council, joined us to explain the mission of the CCTC, why tourism is so important, and also gives details of local events in your communities.

Dining Under The Stars

If you haven’t been to Dining Under The Stars in the past, your opportunity for 2019 is just around the corner. Wendee Grinde talked about this University South Foundation fundraiser and why it’s so important to Cochise County communities.

Sky Island Tour 2019

Cyclists of all ages and abilities can participate in the 4th annual Sky Island Tour. Organizer Stu Carter joined us to tell us about the Oct 5 event, which showcases the beautiful scenery around Cochise County.

Recycling Program

We talk to County Public Works Director Marty Haverty about recycling. Why is the County charging a fee? Where does paper and plastic go? What does the County recycle? Get the answers to these questions and many more.

Taxes & levies

Do you know who sets your property tax rates? The Board of Supervisors this week adopted the tax and levy rates for property owners in Cochise County. We asked County Budget Manager Dan Duchon to explain the process and talk about how tax rates are determined and by whom.

Cochise Serving Veterans

Cochise Serving Veterans is hosting its 6th annual resource fair on Aug 16 in Sierra Vista. We talked to volunteer Carol Welsh about the event and how veterans in need can get help.

Arizona@Work

Business Services Representative Eric Grisham talks about the workforce services offered by Arizona@Work to both employers and potential employees, including the upcoming hiring fair in Sierra Vista.

Discover Douglas

There is more to the community of Douglas than meets the eye. Long time resident and former tourism director Ginny Jordan leads visitors on a fascinating bus tour of this historic city, and you’re invited. She also talks about the hugely successful “Wall of Faces” Veterans Commemoration Project at the Gadsden Hotel.

Supervisor Tom Borer

We talk to District 1 Supervisor Tom Borer about why he applied for the position, the challenges and opportunities he believes Cochise County is facing, and his priorities moving forward.

Library Services

Libraries have evolved to become community centers, especially in rural areas like Cochise County. We talked to libraries director Amadee Ricketts about the role of local libraries, the many services they offer, and the new-look summer reading program launching this week.

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