Post Date: 06/25

County to introduce foreclosed property register, new subdivision rules

An amendment to Cochise County’s Zoning Regulations will allow staff to be more proactive in dealing with potential blighted and nuisance properties.

At its regular meeting on June 25, the Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to adopt a Foreclosure Registry, which will list bank owned sites... Read More

Post Date: 06/25

Board approves Dollar General rezoning, grant for crime victims


Plans to build a new Dollar General store in Mescal will move ahead, following a rezoning request approval by the Cochise County Board of Supervisors. The 9,100 square foot store will be constructed on the northwest corner of Burro Lane and Mescal Road.

Developer DCM Development requested a rezoning... Read More

Post Date: 06/25

Cochise County adopts final 2019-2020 budget, maintains property taxes


The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted Cochise County’s final 2019-2020 budget at a special meeting and public hearing on June 25.

There were no changes to the total amounts in the previously adopted tentative budget. The total budget is $194,785,677, to include $85,097,674 in General... Read More

Post Date: 06/24

A collaborative approach to improve a rural County library has not only enhanced the environment for patrons but saved taxpayers hundreds of dollars.

The Elfrida Library, a branch of the Cochise County Library District, has been a busy community hub since it opened in 2003. Books and programs have come and gone, but the physical space has not changed much over the years. The collection... Read More

Post Date: 06/24

The award of an economic development grant will allow Cochise County and its community partners to move forward revitalization efforts at regional brownfield sites.

The County formed a coalition with the Cities of Bisbee, Sierra Vista, and Douglas, and successfully applied for the $600,000 grant through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Assessment Program.... Read More

Post Date: 06/24

Residents advised to prepare for monsoon season, follow safety info


While the National Weather Service is predicting a later start to this year’s monsoon season, residents in flood prone areas are being advised to start preparing now for heavy rains.

Cochise County Public Works is once again providing free sand and sandbags, to those who need them, at locations... Read More

Post Date: 06/24

Cochise Health & Social Services is continuing to offer free Hepatitis A vaccine clinics this week. The list is below, but all clinics are subject to change or cancellation. Please note, there will no clinics from July 1-5.

June 24

Bisbee Court House, 100 Quality Hill Rd – 11am-3pm High Desert Café, Bisbee – 11am-2pm Canyon General Store, Hwy 92/Hereford Rd. – 2pm-6pm

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Post Date: 06/19

Applications sought for school district board vacancy


Applications are now being accepted to fill a vacancy on the Cochise Technology School District Governing Board in St. David. 

To be eligible to hold this seat a person must be a registered voter, be at least 18 years of age, have continually resided within the school district for at least one year immediately... Read More

Post Date: 06/19

Cochise County Board of Supervisors has voted to enter an agreement with the City of Bisbee for first right of refusal on the use of effluent for potential water recharge projects.

The option agreement, unanimously approved by the Board at a special meeting on June 18, allows the County to continue exploring water conservation projects as part of its ongoing efforts to preserve the San... Read More

Post Date: 06/17

By Kate Cox, Marketing Coordinator, Cochise County Tourism Council

The Cochise County Tourism Council (CCTC) is experiencing significant growth in social media followers, outpacing the industry average by nearly 15% in the past year.

According to a February 7, 2018 report on, Doug Schumacher notes that the average social media growth rate for the tourism industry... Read More