News

Post Date: 02/20

The region’s top spellers will gather on Saturday to compete in the 2018 Cochise County Spelling Bee.

 

Following preliminary rounds 32 students, representing their respective schools, will take to the stage at Bisbee High School at 325 School Terrace Road at 10 a.m.

 

“Spelling Bees across the... Read More

Post Date: 02/20
News Category:
Community Development

A vacant residential property once deemed an eyesore will now be used as a commercial truck terminal, following approval by the Cochise County Planning & Zoning Commission.

 

The 11.87-acre parcel located at E. Merritt Avenue, in an unincorporated area of Douglas, will act as a storage area for trucks crossing the international border... Read More

Post Date: 02/20
News Category:
Voting and Elections

Cochise County’s Elections Department will relocate one of its vote centers in Bisbee to improve access and services for the general public.

 

Lisa Marra, Elections Director, said moving the center from the First Baptist Church of Bisbee, located on State Hwy. 92, to the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room at nearby Melody Lane, will provide... Read More

Post Date: 02/16
News Category:
Community Development

A long-standing business operating without a commercial permit in a residential neighborhood will be allowed to stay at its current location.

 

The owner of Tim’s Electric in Richland Ranchettes, Cochise, believed he had the necessary permission to run his enterprise because the previous building occupant was an irrigation business.

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Post Date: 02/16
News Category:
Community Services

A community conversation about substance abuse in Bisbee has evolved into a proactive collaboration to tackle the issue across Cochise County.

 

The Cochise Addiction and Recovery Partnership (CARP) was formed to take a more comprehensive approach to what has become a nationally recognized problem – opioid addiction.

 

Area agencies have come together with the... Read More

Post Date: 02/16
News Category:
Education and Literacy

Cochise County School Superintendent Jacqui Clay has appointed Pete Tamez to the Benson School District Governing Board.

 

Tamez will fill the seat previously held by Chic Maldonado. He will be sworn in at the next Benson School District Board meeting at 6 p.m. on March 12, at 360 S. Patagonia Street, Benson.

 

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Post Date: 02/15
News Category:
Education and Literacy

How do you capture the essence of a community?

 

For the residents of rural Portal, the answer lay with their library, which provided the inspiration for a video project featuring the stories of local people.

 

It all began with a federal grant allowing the Myrtle Kraft Library, part of the Cochise... Read More

Post Date: 02/15
News Category:
Health and Housing

For Leroy Renta and his wife Himilce Mercado, the dream of owning a home always seemed light years away.

 

With their limited income, the couple thought qualifying for a mortgage would be impossible – until they began receiving help from Cochise County’s Housing Authority.

 

Now Leroy and Himilce,... Read More

Post Date: 02/14
News Category:
Law Enforcement

The Cochise County Board of Supervisors has approved grant funding to help the Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) in its border security efforts.

 

The money, totaling $55,633.94, will allow the CCSO to purchase remote cameras to grow an existing virtual fence along the border. The cameras will be monitored for signs of drug or human smuggling... Read More

Post Date: 02/14
News Category:
Health and Housing

Children and adults who are not adequately covered by health insurance will continue to receive vaccinations thanks to state funds provided to Cochise County.

 

At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Arizona Department of Health Services and the County’s... Read More

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