Cochise County News

Vacancy opens on Apache Elementary School District Board

Jennifer Racicot has recently resigned from the Apache Elementary School District Board, which is accepting applications for the seat.

Medical marijuana to be grown in Wilcox facility

A former agricultural site located at East Gaskill Road in Willcox will be converted into a medical marijuana facility following this month's approval from the Cochise County Planning & Zoning Commission.

Cochise County approves community development project

A 1,400-square-foot facility used in the '80s and '90s for gem shows is set to be a new events center, campground and community gathering place near Douglas.

Cochise County approves Stone Garden grant for border security

The Cochise County Board of Supervisors has recently approved $700,000 as a part of the Stone Garden grant, which will allow the sheriff's office to continue its security operations in the border region.

Cochise County residents enjoy new online access to services

The updated website provides more information to the public in a faster and easier fashion.

Cochise County receives $500,000 grant to advance water conservation efforts

With a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service, Cochise County will be able to continue its water conservation efforts.

Cochise County official participates in voting rights panel

The Arizona Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a public meeting this month on voting rights and access.

Planning & Zoning Commission clears the way for commercial truck terminal

The Cochise County Planning & Zoning Commission has unanimously approved a rezoning application by the Development Services Department to use a vacant 11.87-acre residential property as a commercial truck terminal.

Cochise County supervisors extend space agreement with City of Bisbee

The Cochise County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a license agreement that lets the City of Bisbee continue to use part of Melody Lane Complex for a monthly fee of $4,500.

Volunteers needed to represent abused and neglected children

Cochise County is looking for volunteers to help 220 neglected and abused children in the welfare system who do not have a Court Appointed Special Advocate to represent their interests.

Cochise County implements drone use for mapping and topography tasks

Cochise County is believed to be the only country in Arizona that will use drones to help improve the cost and time of major planning projects.

Cochise County offers free disaster response courses

The last of three Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes will be held in Douglas next month.

Cochise County seeks to fill school board vacancies

Cochise County is seeking to fill vacancies on two of its school district governing boards and is now accepting applications from interested residents.

Cochise County shifts special district management to board clerk

In an effort to increase operational efficiency, Cochise County officials have transferred special district management to the clerk of the board of supervisors.

Kinder Morgan considers $40 million gas compressor station

Kinder Morgan natural gas has proposed a new $40 million gas compressor station in Cochise County as part of its existing El Paso Natural Gas Co. pipeline system, a move estimated to bring 50 local jobs and generate about $1.1 million in yearly state and local tax revenue.

Cochise County promotes major health initiative

Cochise County is encouraging its local communities to be a part of the county's major health initiative designed to address health, social and economic factors.

Cochise Health Social Services unveils new electronic WIC system

The Cochise Health and Social Services along with the Arizona Department of Health Services have introduced a new electronic system for individuals receiving benefits through the WIC program.

Cochise County OKs tiny home construction, assisted living center expansion

The Cochise County Planning & Zoning Commission made two business request approvals during its recent meeting, giving the go ahead for the construction of tiny homes and for the expansion of Golden Oaks Canyon Assisted Living in Sierra Vista.

FAA approves light on communications tower near Fort Huachuca

The placing of a Federal Aviation Administration-approved light on a proposed 70-foot communications tower near Fort Huachuca has resolved air traffic safety concerns over the tower, allowing Huachuca City residents to keep their cell and internet services.

Cochise County employees fill Christmas wish lists for 18 kids

Cochise County employees filled the Christmas gift wish lists of 18 local children this holiday through the county's Angel Tree program.

Metro Business Network