Post Date: 06/19

Arizona Public Service will be replacing a pole at Old Divide Road requiring a road closure on June 28, 2018 from Tombstone Canyon to the intersection of Highway 80, allowing access to local traffic only.


Arizona Department of Transportation will lead the project.


APS also requires a daytime power outage for the Mule Pass tunnel for an approximation of 6... Read More

Post Date: 06/12

The Cochise County Board of Supervisors has agreed to send a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke requesting more financial resources be committed to efforts to recover the Mexican wolf.


At its regular meeting on June 12, the Board heard a presentation from Pascal Berlioux, Executive Director of the Eastern Arizona Counties Organization (EACO), regarding the... Read More

Post Date: 06/11

Cochise County residents are being encouraged to prepare for monsoon season by taking advantage of free sandbags and following life-saving safety advice.


The County’s Highway & Floodplain Department will once again provide sand and sandbags at several locations convenient to people who live in flood prone areas.


However, residents should note the County... Read More

Post Date: 06/08

No need for the kids to be bored during the school break, thanks to the summer reading program at Cochise County’s rural libraries.


Families and children are invited to be a part of the “Libraries Rock!” initiative at the Bowie, Elfrida and Sunsites libraries, where there will be free events, good books, and prizes.


“Reading during the summer months has been... Read More

Post Date: 06/08

Healthcare services provided at the Cochise County Jail have received a 100 percent rating following a state audit.


Medical staff from other jails visited the Bisbee facility for a spot check assessment and reported zero deficiencies to the Arizona Department of Health Services.


“This is a great reflection on our staff,” said Carrie Langley, Director of... Read More

Post Date: 06/05

Quiet zone granted for Bowie railroad crossing

Cochise County has successfully applied to upgrade a railroad crossing in the rural community of Bowie to help accommodate the implementation of a quiet zone.

Following complaints from residents about the noise from the 40 trains using the crossing at Central Avenue on a daily basis, the County agreed to address the issue.

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Post Date: 06/05

Get ready to fight the bite!

Are you ready to fight the bite?

Mosquito season is about to peak with the onset of monsoon rains, which means Cochise County residents should be taking extra precautions to avoid being bitten, and the possibility of contracting a disease.

While most common mosquito-borne diseases in Arizona are West Nile Virus and St. Louis Encephalitis,... Read More

Post Date: 06/05

County voters reminded to choose their party election ballots

Independent voters registered on the Permanent Early Voting List are reminded they must choose a party ballot to be able to vote in the upcoming primary election.

Eligible residents should have received a notice from the Cochise County Recorder’s Office telling them they are not registered with a political party and... Read More

Post Date: 05/30

Five local employers have been recognized for making their worksites healthier and safer, including Cochise County.


The Healthy Arizona Worksite Award is given to businesses and organizations across the state which have made evidence-based efforts to support the health and well-being of employees and their families.


The program is a partnership between the... Read More

Post Date: 05/30

Cochise County residents are being reminded to take precautions against potentially rabid wildlife in the region.


The warning from Cochise Health & Social Services follows a recent and sharp rise in rabies cases.


The County has seen the average number of annual cases increase from five to six between 2011 and 2015, to around 40 per year since 2016. This... Read More