Post Date: 12/14

Public input sought on new children’s literacy initiative


The public is invited to a meeting to discuss a new literacy initiative focused on improving children’s reading skills in Cochise County.


This event will be hosted by Cochise County School Superintendent Jacqui Clay, who is looking for ways to partner with Footsteps2Brilliance, a mobile technology... Read More

Post Date: 12/14

Planning & Zoning Commission approves sustainable living center, denies medical marijuana application


An application to build an arts and permaculture center on the outskirts of Bisbee has been approved by the Cochise County Planning & Zoning Commission.


Ashley Baker and Samantha Goerlich plan to establish the facility on the 80 acres of land they... Read More

Post Date: 12/11

Help save a life in 2019


Thought about your New Year resolutions yet? How about helping to save a life?


Cochise Health & Social Services is partnering with the Red Cross to bring the organization’s Bloodmobile to Sierra Vista in 2019. National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January since 1970, and recognizes the importance of giving blood and... Read More

Post Date: 12/07

Residents reminded to get their shots as peak flu season begins


As the holiday season heads into the Christmas period, and the chances of travel increase, residents are being reminded to get their flu shot.


“Cochise County has had eight confirmed cases of flu so far this season,” said Carrie Langley, Director of Cochise Health & Social Services. “This is... Read More

Post Date: 12/04

Board of Supervisors approve emergency management funding


Cochise County has received grant funding to allow it to continue operating its Office of Emergency Services.


The money, amounting to $91,351.70, is provided by the Department of Homeland Security and administered by the Arizona Division of Emergency and Military Affairs. The grant reimburses the... Read More

Post Date: 12/04
News Category:
Health and Housing

County now offers same-day birth and death certificates at all locations


The Cochise County Office of Vital Records is now offering same-day birth and death certificates at all locations across the region.


Residents can visit any of the Cochise Health & Social Services clinics in Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Benson, Willcox and Douglas to receive this service... Read More

Post Date: 11/27
News Category:
Education and Literacy

New member appointed to County Career & Technical Education District Board


School Superintendent Jacqui Clay has appointed a new member to the Cochise County Career and Technical Education District (CTED) governing board.


Tom Patterson will be sworn in at the next CTED meeting at 9:30 a.m. on January 10, 2019, at the Benson School District Board Room,... Read More

Post Date: 11/27

Grant funding will help Cochise County tackle opioids crisis


Cochise County Health & Social Services will develop a team to investigate drug overdose fatalities in the region, thanks to an increase in grant funding.


In 2017, the department received an annual award of $100,000 from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention to raise awareness of... Read More

Post Date: 11/27

An amended intergovernmental agreement between Cochise County and the Huachuca City Animal Shelter will allow the facility to expand and improve its operations.


Since 2003, the County has been paying Huachuca City an annual sum of $42,000 to drop off animals picked up by its animal control officers, administered under the Sheriff’s Office. Those animals account for between 66... Read More

Post Date: 11/13

Cochise County is launching a new volunteer initiative to mark National Rural Health Day on November 15.


Volunteer Cochise is a program sponsored by Cochise Health & Social Services with the goal of encouraging residents to volunteer in their local communities. Additionally, the County is asking its employees to give back to the communities they serve, and plans to track... Read More