Cochise County News

Cochise County extends mosquito monitoring program

In its regular meeting April 24, the Cochise County Board of Supervisors approved the continuation of an existing agreement with the Arizona Department of Health Services that monitors disease-carrying mosquitoes.

Cochise County expected to see 2.9% revenue increase for FY 2018/2019

Cochise County's regional economy is bouncing back after facing years of recession and income streams are ahead of predicted estimates.

Cochise County launches new free dump days program

Cochise County recently relaunched its free dump days program called “One Trip, One Ton, One Time.”

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.

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