Cochise County News

Cochise County Board approves 25-year prison operations lease

During its recent meeting, the Cochise County Board of Supervisors approved a new 25-year lease with the Arizona Department of Corrections to continue operating its State Prison Complex in Douglas.

Cochise County offers Emergency Response Team course

The Cochise County Office of Emergency Services will host a series of disaster preparedness classes this month to train volunteers to assist first responders in the event of a regional disaster.

Cochise County treasurer elected president of statewide group

Cochise County Treasurer Cathy Traywick, who was recently elected president of the Arizona Association of Counties, accepted two awards on behalf of the county during the organization's awards event.

Cochise County participates in public emergency response exercise

Cochise County representatives recently joined several other local, state and federal agencies during a public health emergency response exercise with a mock scenario of a measles outbreak.

Cochise County tower to enhance NPR broadcasts, emergency communications

Cochise County has entered into a partnership with Arizona Public Media to share the cost of constructing a new communications tower that will bring the National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast to the area as well as improve emergency communications.

Cochise County receives federal grant to curb substance abuse

Cochise County has received a $100,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for its health and social staff to address substance abuse issues across the region.

Cochise County offers courses to boost Palominas property restoration

Cochise County is offering residents the opportunity to become an accredited professional in holistic management as part of its Highway/Floodplain Department’s plan to restore 480 acres of uncultivated farmland.

Cochise County appoints Baillie as public information officer

Cochise County has appointed journalist and communications field veteran Amanda Baillie as its new public information officer.

Candidates sought for Bisbee school district board

The Bisbee Unified School District Governing Board is seeking to fill a spot on its board after the retirement of one of its board members.

Free Book Boxes make their debut in Cochise County

The Cochise County Library District has unveiled its new grant-funded Free Book Box project, with a goal of bringing access to books to rural areas of the community.

Cochise County launches holistic land-management project

Cochise County has launched a project to restore 480 acres of farmland using a “holistic management” framework and will conduct an accredited training program to help support such a practice on county-owned land.

Lisa Marra appointed director of elections, special districts

Lisa Marra, Cochise County communications and community relations administrator, has been appointed director of elections and special districts.

Cochise County healthy living program begins Oct. 5

Cochise County will present a Healthy Living workshop series from 9-11:30 a.m. each Thursday from Oct. 5 through Nov. 9.

Cochise County revises road rules

Cochise County’s board of supervisors reached consensus at its most recent meeting to adopt newly modified road design and construction standards for the district’s 1,438 miles of public roadways — its first update since 2003.

Cochise County comes together to discuss Community Health Improvement Plan

About 150 people came together recently to contribute input regarding Cochise County's Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

Cochise County hosts young African leaders

Twenty-five young African leaders were welcomed by the Cochise County in June as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

Cochise County seeks on-call justice of the peace

The Superior Court of Cochise County recently established a committee and issued a call for applications for the role of an on-call justice of the peace pro tempore.

Cochise County seeks input on wellness through workshops

Cochise County will sponsor three workshops on diet, mental health and work topics June 27-28

Four Arizona border counties form coalition for cohesive voice

The quartet of counties along the Mexican border — Cochise, Pima, Santa Cruz and Yuma — has formed the Arizona Border Counties Coalition (ABCC) to provide a unified voice for the region regarding economic matters.

Cochise County Legacy Project receives service prize

Cochise County recently received recognition for its civic contributions with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo).

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