KCTR News http://kctrnews.com/ The Cochise County Connection Podcast Generator 2.6 - http://podcastgen.sourceforge.net Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:10:56 +0000 en ©2017 KCTR News http://kctrnews.com/images/itunes_image.jpg KCTR News http://kctrnews.com/ The Cochise County Connection KCTR KCTR News KCTR News info@kctrnews.com clean Mayor Smith's "State of the City of Bisbee" address. Mayor reports to a full house at Senior Center... says things are getting better though challenges linger.

"There is light at the end of the tunnel," Mayor tells full house town hall meeting.

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Mayor reports to a full house at Senior Center... says things are getting better though challenges linger. http://kctrnews.com/?name=the_state_of_the_city_021518_final.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=the_state_of_the_city_021518_final.mp3 1:26:03 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:56:10 +0000
"Getting Poetry In Bisbee" Poetry at its best, and all local. Host Ken Boe is joined by Meg Porter and Ramzi Masarweh for a fun and thoughtful edition of a radio show perfect for Bisbee.

Meg, Ken, and Ramzi read and chat about it... you're going to love this show. It's actually fun!]]>
Poetry at its best, and all local. Host Ken Boe is joined by Meg Porter and Ramzi Masarweh for a fun and thoughtful edition of a radio show perfect for Bisbee. http://kctrnews.com/?name=getting_poetry_in_bisbee_jan18.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=getting_poetry_in_bisbee_jan18.mp3 1:24:51 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:12:00 +0000
BISBEE HAS SOLUTIONS. MAYOR SEES SOME LIGHT. Bisbee,fraught with problems, rich in potential. Mayor David Smith addresses numerous issues that are on your mind. Chuck Alton interviews Smith now half way through his first term.

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Bisbee,fraught with problems, rich in potential. Mayor David Smith addresses numerous issues that are on your mind. Chuck Alton interviews Smith now half way through his first term. http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_01-18_d_smitth_interview_produced.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_01-18_d_smitth_interview_produced.mp3 1:19:03 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:13:03 +0000
HEALTH- ARTISTRY has therapeutic value HEALTH- Art has therapeutic value says Corrianna Eastman, a technician with PSAartawakenings.org (photo coming)

Our artistic talents can reveal the answers we need for moving forward in our lives.  Chuck Alton interviews Bisbee artist Corrianna Eastman who therapeutically guides fellow artists and musicians seeking a path to greater self-realization.

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HEALTH- Art has therapeutic value says Corrianna Eastman, a technician with PSAartawakenings.org http://kctrnews.com/?name=999-kctr_health_ceastman_0118-2346.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=999-kctr_health_ceastman_0118-2346.mp3 4:39 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News Art, health, bisbee, cochise county, artists, therapy, artistry no Mon, 15 Jan 2018 02:39:00 +0000
CHIP Tackles Our Biggest Health Concerns Healthy eating, a healthy economy, and substance abuse are the 3 priorities the citizens of Cochise County will work to improve over the next 4 years.

COUNTY'S 5 YEAR PLAN TO IMPROVE OUR HEALTH 3 WAYS NEEDS YOUR HELP! HUNDREDS HAVE RESPONDED.by Chuck Alton, KCTRnews.com, CochiseTV.com

The Way We Eat, Jobs, and Substance Abuse are the three priorities established through public surveys and research data (community health assessment) that citizens of the county are now given 5 years to improve through the CHIP - the Community Health Improvement Plan just launched.

Cochise County Health and Social Services, the health department, began work on the project years ago with a series of public meetings and workshops following the assessment period. The process is expected to involve business leaders, elected officials, bureaucrats, non-profits, educators, medical establishments and hundreds, if not thousands, of private citizens in reaching goals that could make Cochise County one of the healthiest places in America. It is an opportunity to further stand out as one of the better places in the U.S. to live a healthy life.

Indeed, an extraordinary focus on being healthy as a community is seen as good economic strategy that could result in growth in the local economy's medical sector, and attract people who are like-minded in their attitudes towards living a healthy lifestyle.

A press conference was held recently with some of the participants in setting up CHIP and making it ready for widespread public participation in its implementation.

On the video presser and pictured here are:(front left) Judith Gilligan with the County Health Department, and partners Candace Weingart Selleck (front right), (back row L-R) Tom Reardon, Duff Chambers, Jake Martinez, and Becky Smith

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Healthy eating, a healthy economy, and substance abuse are the 3 priorities the citizens of Cochise County will work to improve over the next 4 years. http://kctrnews.com/?name=chip_interview_for_radio_announce_plan.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=chip_interview_for_radio_announce_plan.mp3 20:27 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Sun, 17 Dec 2017 19:29:00 +0000
50 WAYS TO FEED YOUR LOVER 50 favorite local recipes for Albondigas soup available this Saturday at the Bisbee Farmers Market. Author Marguerite will be their to sign your copy. It's only $10 and proceeds go to the market which owns the rights to the book. 50 favorite recipes for Albondigas soup available this Saturday at the Bisbee Farmers Market. Author Marguerite will be there to sign your copy. It's only $10 and proceeds go to the market which owns the rights to the book. There will be samples.

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50 favorite local recipes for Albondigas soup available this Saturday at the Bisbee Farmers Market. Author Marguerite will be their to sign your copy. It's only $10 and proceeds go to the market which owns the rights to the book. http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_albondigas_50_marguerite_1117.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_albondigas_50_marguerite_1117.mp3 29:42 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:36:00 +0000
BLUE NITE COMES TO BISBEE Erotic Dark Side Art Meets Twisted Cabaret At Quarry On Brewery Gulch  

 

 It's macabre, dark, blue, twisted, and for 21 and over at the Quarry, 40 Brewery Ave, Bisbee, Nov 17 and 18. Hear all about it on this interview with artist Russel Gillespie and performer Robin Bruce Stockmar.]]>
Erotic Dark Side Art Meets Twisted Cabaret At Quarry On Brewery Gulch http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_ca_blue_nite.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_ca_blue_nite.mp3 27:36 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Tue, 07 Nov 2017 22:04:44 +0000
"THE DOERS" Premiere News and Talk about powerful local people you know who are make big things happen synergistically. Guests Serena Casey, Judy Gilligan, John Acosta, Tony Bedolla.

Serena Casey, Judy Glligan, Chuck Alton, Tony Bedolla, John Acosta

Welcome to “THE DOERS” Pod Cast, Big Ideas and The Local People Who Do Them  Hosted by Chuck Alton for www.KCTRnews.com

 

John Acosta - Bisbee Coalition For The Homeless

Tony Bedolla- Tin Town Resource Center

Serena Casey -  Community Synergy Solutions Corp.

Judith Gilligan - County Health and Social Services…

They are all powerful people who know how to get things done, they all love the challenge of producing big ideas, and, they can’t help themselves. Doing good things for community is in their blood and genes. They are not alone. And the Community is better for it.

On this episode, the first of many, how about these for BIG IDEAS now in motion:

1) Locally produced food readily available every day, 2) A full-service resource center that gets homeless folks healthy, wealthy, and wise, 3) An International Mariachi festival to pack Warren Ballpark, and 4)nA plan forged by hundreds of citizens to make Cochise County a beacon for whole health.

On this local round-robin discussion on Pod Cast and streaming media at www.KCTRnews.com, see how people you know are coming together, doers all, in partnerships and making news!

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News and Talk about powerful local people you know who are make big things happen synergistically. Guests Serena Casey, Judy Gilligan, John Acosta, Tony Bedolla. http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_ca_doers-1_100917.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_ca_doers-1_100917.mp3 1:01:08 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Mon, 09 Oct 2017 20:38:00 +0000
LOCAL NEWS YOU MAY FIND HARD TO BELIEVE... LISTEN CAREFULLY. Guest Peter Von Gundlach Warns That Sewage From Naco Sonora Is About To Compromise Bisbee's Drinking Water! It's A Wake-Up Call!  

Former Bisbee City Councilman Peter Von Gundlach is Chuck Alton's guest on KCTRnews.com. With roots in Porta Rico he has perspectve on the islands current trevails. And he has know for years the existential threat to Bisbee's water source due to raw sewage pourng nto Arizona fromNaco Sonora, MX.

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Guest Peter Von Gundlach Warns That Sewage From Naco Sonora Is About To Compromise Bisbee's Drinking Water! It's A Wake-Up Call! http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_ca_w_pvg_10:4:17,_8.54_pm.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_ca_w_pvg_10:4:17,_8.54_pm.mp3 1:05:35 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Thu, 05 Oct 2017 04:38:51 +0000
Saint Pat's Turns 100 - George Harrison On Health Consciousness Chuck talks about his trip to Austin, Ruth Dugie about the 100 year celebration, and George adds light to the Subject of Health.  

Turning 50, becoming 100, and health conscousness headup the topics on today's show with host Chuck Alton. Oh, and getting to Austin, TX over the weekend. All on KCTRnews.com]]>
Chuck talks about his trip to Austin, Ruth Dugie about the 100 year celebration, and George adds light to the Subject of Health. http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_ca_show_dugie_harrison_091117-23.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_ca_show_dugie_harrison_091117-23.mp3 33:07 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:25:37 +0000
Bisbee Mayor David Smith Updates The Issues Bisbee Could Go Broke In Two Years! Mayor discusses a dozen active issues.

Bisbee Mayor David Smith

 

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Bisbee Could Go Broke In Two Years! Mayor discusses a dozen active issues. http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_ca_w_david_smith-9:5:17,_3.01_pm.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_ca_w_david_smith-9:5:17,_3.01_pm.mp3 1:06:06 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Tue, 05 Sep 2017 23:01:04 +0000
Daily News - Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Local health update, this week's Bisbee Observer headlines, STEPUP update and interview with Kurt Towler, and Paintress Gretchen Baer interview. Local health update, Observer headline, STEPUP update and interview, and artist Gretchen Baer interview.

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Local health update, this week's Bisbee Observer headlines, STEPUP update and interview with Kurt Towler, and Paintress Gretchen Baer interview. http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_radio_ca_show_081617-92.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_radio_ca_show_081617-92.mp3 31:39 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:53:00 +0000
The Dwayne Wallace Interview - 12 Years After His Last Fix 12 Years After His Last Fix http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_ca_dwayne_0817-23.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_ca_dwayne_0817-23.mp3 1:14:09 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Sun, 13 Aug 2017 01:14:23 +0000 Bisbee Takes On Its Own Opioid Problems CQCH CEO Jim Dickson with "How we got here..." CQCH CEO Jim Dickson with "How we got here..." http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_080417_opioids-46.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_080417_opioids-46.mp3 33:10 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News opiates, epidemic, Bisbee, David Smith, Jim Dickson, no Fri, 04 Aug 2017 20:59:50 +0000 Community Health Priority 2 Panel Healthy Eating, Obesity, Diabetes strategy session Panel presents prior to strategy session.

Included on this panel is Dr Darlene Melk (Pictured above), Pediatrics Director for Chiriahua Clinics, plus

Renee Cooper, RD, Cochise County WIC Program Director

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Healthy Eating, Obesity, Diabetes strategy session Panel presents prior to strategy session. http://kctrnews.com/?name=chip_strat_session_2_panel.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=chip_strat_session_2_panel.mp3 1:02:44 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Sun, 30 Jul 2017 17:43:07 +0000
The Premiere of the Chuck Alton Daily Radio Show Joe Momma Coleman makes his debut, computer expert Bryan Birtwell answers questions about the latest Virus scam, and Chuck talks up health in Cochise County. Think CHIP! The KCTRNews.com daily show premieres on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Stock Exchange smoker and Open Mic producer debuts.

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Joe Momma Coleman makes his debut, computer expert Bryan Birtwell answers questions about the latest Virus scam, and Chuck talks up health in Cochise County. Think CHIP! http://kctrnews.com/?name=072617_ca_radio_4646.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=072617_ca_radio_4646.mp3 23:49 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:49:08 +0000
Drugs In Bisbee - Mayor Calls For A Town Meeting Reports of increased sales and use of narcotic drugs in Bisbee has the attention of Mayor David Smith who has called for a town meeting today to get the community's input. Homeless advocate Dan Maldonado expresses his concerns and talks about solutions.

Homeless advocate Dan Maldonado

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Reports of increased sales and use of narcotic drugs in Bisbee has the attention of Mayor David Smith who has called for a town meeting today to get the community's input. Homeless advocate Dan Maldonado expresses his concerns and talks about solutions. http://kctrnews.com/?name=story_-_drug_town_meeting_maldonado.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=story_-_drug_town_meeting_maldonado.mp3 7:51 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News Bisbee, dan maldonado, drugs, old bisbee, drug sales, opiates no Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:06:31 +0000
Community Health Priority #3 Panel JOBS AND A HEALTHY ECONOMY. Dr. Robert Carreira with resources to track the local economy

From the Cochise College Center for Economic Research Director Dr Robert Carreira addresses the subject of a local helathy economy.

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JOBS AND A HEALTHY ECONOMY. Dr. Robert Carreira with resources to track the local economy http://kctrnews.com/?name=upload_priority_3-rec-191_carriera.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=upload_priority_3-rec-191_carriera.mp3 55:03 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Fri, 14 Jul 2017 23:50:54 +0000
Community Health Priority #1 Panel Mental Health & Substance Abuse Mental Health & Substance Abuse http://kctrnews.com/?name=upload_-_community_health_priority_1.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=upload_-_community_health_priority_1.mp3 1:10:48 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Fri, 14 Jul 2017 22:56:39 +0000 Community Health Priority #2 Panel Healthy Eating, Obesity, Diabetes strategy session Panel presents prior to strategy session.

 

Included on this panel is Dr Darlene Melk (Pictured above), Petiatrics Director for Chiriahua Clinics, plus

Renee Cooper, RD, Cochise County WIC Program Director

 

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Healthy Eating, Obesity, Diabetes strategy session Panel presents prior to strategy session. http://kctrnews.com/?name=upload_community_health_prioroity_#2.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=upload_community_health_prioroity_#2.mp3 1:02:44 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Fri, 14 Jul 2017 21:14:00 +0000
Poison In Bisbee? Toxics Activist Michael Gregory Thinks The Town Should Research Alternatives To "Probably-cancer-causing" Glyphosate. Toxics Activist Michael Gregory Thinks The Town Should Research Alternatives To "Probably-cancer-causing" Glyphosate. http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-06-30_g_talk_w_mg.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-06-30_g_talk_w_mg.mp3 54:55 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Fri, 30 Jun 2017 05:58:00 +0000 Local Health Challenges and Strategies CCHSS Prevention Director Gilligan talks about addressing community health priorities. HOW DID WE GET HERE?

Judith Gilligan says, "we've made life too easy!"

Another Chuck Alton local interview for the books. Call the KCTR News hotline with your comments... (520) 303-3034

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CCHSS Prevention Director Gilligan talks about addressing community health priorities. http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-06-26_kctrnews_health_chip_jgilligan_0617.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-06-26_kctrnews_health_chip_jgilligan_0617.mp3 36:20 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News cochise county,health,department, gilligan,chuck alton, CHIP, no Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:35:00 +0000
The Debate Over Glyphosate In Bisbee Weeds threaten the streets of Bisbee and they need to be eradicated soon, but how? Bisbee has avoided using herbicides for decades. Is that about to end?

Photo by Earl Doane. Weed growth less that 6 months after paving.

CAN BISBEE STAY "GREEN", AND, HOW IMPORTANT IS THAT TO THE MAJORITY OF BISBEE'S TAXPAYERS?

Weeds threaten the destruction of Bisbee streets and they need to be eradicated soon, but how? Bisbee has avoided using herbicides for decades. Is that about to end? The Work Session from June 6, available to hear in full on KCTRnews.com, rolls out research from the Streets and Infrastructure Committee's Steve Dey, himself a chemist and organic farmer, which doesn't identify a viable alternative solution to Glyphosate, a popularly used yet controversial Monsanto product that is a main ingredient of Roundup (tm), which the State of California has just ordered be labeled a carcinogen.

French grape growers recently said they will not use Roundup or any product with the ingredient Glyphosate, and class action lawsuits against Monsanto currently abound nationwide involving thousands who claim exposure to Roundup gave them cancer. Meanwhile, the City of Bisbee legal staff has been tasked with the wording of an ordinance allowing limited use of the herbicide which Mayor and Council will vote on soon, while some citizens strongly opposed to use of herbicides anytime in the Town say they will experiment with alternative natural solutions to recommend, out of fear that even limited use of low grade and small amounts of Glyphosate could harm humans and animals alike.

Bisbee Mayor David Smith claims he has no opinion about what is used to eradicate the street destroying weeds, but warns that something has to be done right away to save the taxpayers' recent million dollar plus investment in streets. The work session unpacks Dey's comprehensive research that minimizes concern for using limited amounts of Glyphosate, and fails to find a viable alternative to Roundup or similar solutions, which inevitably would mean the use of Glyphosate to save the quickly deteriorating affected roads. It's a three-way race against time, and the Monsoons are just weeks away, further complicating the situation.

Can Bisbee maintain the aversion to the use of herbicides? A larger question might be,"do enough people in Bisbee really care about that?" To date, general apathy has won out over the very vocal demand by a relative few that there be passage of a law to legally prevent its use, ever and for any reason.

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Weeds threaten the streets of Bisbee and they need to be eradicated soon, but how? Bisbee has avoided using herbicides for decades. Is that about to end? http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-06-14_060617_work_session_glyphosate.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-06-14_060617_work_session_glyphosate.mp3 56:07 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News bisbee, herbicides, glyphosate,weeds,roads, eradication no Wed, 14 Jun 2017 22:58:00 +0000
He Fixed Bisbee's Pool. He'd Like To Fix Mexico. Chuck Alton's interview with Peter Von Gundlach.

HE SAVED BISBEE’S POOL, AND HE’D LIKE TO SAVE MEXICO.

by Chuck Alton, KCTRnews.com

One does not have to look long or hard to find interesting people to learn something from in Bisbee. Peter Von Gundlach leads in the category. Pictured here, the nearly 80 year old industrious 20 year Bisbonian has made a career of industrial grade projects, has engineered 1,000+ swimming pools, and even built a UFO landing pad, not far from his home, just in case.

It took years to finally get City Hall to listen to him about how to fix Bisbee’s municipal pool, and he is quite frank about the fact that had he been heard early-on he could have saved the City upwards of a half million dollars. Fortunately for the kids in Bisbee, someone listened and the pool is operating well and fully functional after being closed for a year while the repairs he insisted on were made.

On the phone this morning I spoke with Von Gundlach, former City Councilman, about the prognosis for the pool, and then we switch focus to Bisbee’s Memorial Weekend event SonoraFest and Mexico, a country he lived and worked in for decades. He’s an expert on our neighbor to the south.

He talks about the intent of SonoraFest, and what it will take to realize its goals and objectives if possible. Is a wall on our border a good idea? In his own words, an interesting half hour with a man who continues to live a full life, Peter Von Gundlach… listen now:

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Chuck Alton's interview with Peter Von Gundlach. http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-06-05_kctr_alton_interview_peter_v_g_.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-06-05_kctr_alton_interview_peter_v_g_.mp3 36:41 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News kctr news, kctrnews, bisbee, bisbee pool, sonora, sonorafest, peter von gundlach, chuck alton, Mexico, yes Mon, 05 Jun 2017 18:46:00 +0000
High Hopes For SonoraFest In Bisbee Memorial Weekend In Bisbee Could See 10,000 Visitors. City hopes to jump start economical development plans which include Mexico.

Bisbee Ops Manager Andy Haratyk. Bisbee needs Memorial Day weekend to go well. Interview with Chuck Alton. It's all about SonoraFest. Traveling Viet Nam Wall expected to be multi-state draw. Parking plans include shuttles and up to 5 parking lots.

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Memorial Weekend In Bisbee Could See 10,000 Visitors. City hopes to jump start economical development plans which include Mexico. http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-05-24_memorial_day_w_andy_haratyk.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-05-24_memorial_day_w_andy_haratyk.mp3 26:21 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Wed, 24 May 2017 17:36:28 +0000
Should City of Bisbee Sell Its Effluent To Help Recharge The San Pedro River? Hear questions raised at Saturday's Mule Mountain Democratic Club and answers and background from Water Litigator Tricia Gerrodette.

(Photo by CAlton: Tricia Gerrodette Talks Bisbee Water Issues SHOULD THE CITY OF BISBEE SELL MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF EFFLUENT TO HELP REPLENISH THE SAN PEDRO RIVER? by Chuck Alton, KCTRnews.com Cochise County Supervisor Ann English representing the County and other members of the Cochise Conservation & Recharge Network (CCRN) have met with Bisbee politicos and management to discuss the purchase of Bisbee’s effluent from the Wastewater Treatment Plant to pipe through the Ladd Ranch just west of town and carry it to a point nearby the San Pedro River as part of a plan to improve recharge of the river and augment projects already making progress in the recharging process. According to water litigator Tricia Gerrodette who spoke to about 30 people Saturday in Bisbee before the Mule Mountain Democratic Club (MMDC), negotiations have been suggested to open with an offer to pay $10,000 to the City immediately with the idea being that the City would be paid $75,000 to sell the 300,000 gallons per day of near-potable end product from the WWTP to the recharge project.    ]]>
Hear questions raised at Saturday's Mule Mountain Democratic Club and answers and background from Water Litigator Tricia Gerrodette. http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-05-15_gerrodette_bisbee_water_news051317.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-05-15_gerrodette_bisbee_water_news051317.mp3 16:05 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News Bisbee, water, San Pedro River, Gila River Adjudication, Tricia Gerrodette, kctrnews.com, no Mon, 15 May 2017 05:07:07 +0000
Arizonan Jeff JeansTells Locals Obamacare Saved His Life Jeff jeans of Sedona, AZ had no insurance when he was diagnosed with stage 3-4 throat cancer. Jeans tells a packed house in Sierra Vista Vista that Obamacare needs to be fixed, not scrapped. KCTRnews.com was unhand to bring you this emotional true story.

With a theme that “Obamacare Saves Lives”, it was beyond interesting that the Mona Bishop room in Sierra Vista, a politically conservative stronghold, was packed to standing room only for a politically progressive town meeting.

Perhaps most telling was when a member of the audience asked speaker Andy Slavitt, a former Medicare/Obamacare Administrator during the Obama presidency, if it was time to consider single-payer health care, or what is commonly referred to as “Medicare for all”. The crowd of over 100 broke into a roar of approval.

Before speaker Slavitt, cancer survivor Jeff Jeans, a Sedona, AZ resident seen frequently on cable news outlets, told his story. He said when he was diagnosed with stage 3-4 vocal cord cancer he had no insurance and was given just 6 weeks to live without treatment. He offered to pay cash for his treatment but was refused. Without an insurance card all that could be done was to comfort him until he died!

In the nick off time Jeans learned Obamacare would issue him the life saving card despite his condition. His story, which brought the middle-aged man to tears several times, was told in a barely audible voice. His was a humbling experience, which now is told in his words, unedited on www.kctrnews.com, as recorded on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Sierra Vista library.

Slavitt’s address predicting what the vote by republican representative to repeal Obamacare will result in if not stopped.

Subscribe to kctrnews.com on the website and have local news media sent to you as it is posted. It’s FREE.

(Photo by CAlton: (l) Jeff Jeans with half a voice tells his story to a standing room only packed house, (r) the backside of cancer survivor Jean’s t-shirt.)

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Jeff jeans of Sedona, AZ had no insurance when he was diagnosed with stage 3-4 throat cancer. Jeans tells a packed house in Sierra Vista Vista that Obamacare needs to be fixed, not scrapped. KCTRnews.com was unhand to bring you this emotional true story. http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-05-14_ofa_health_care_town_hall_jeff_jeans_speaker_051217.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-05-14_ofa_health_care_town_hall_jeff_jeans_speaker_051217.mp3 11:25 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News Obamacare, repeal and replace, OFA, Jeff Jeans, no Sun, 14 May 2017 22:34:42 +0000
"Getting Poetry In Bisbee" Ken Bow, Dick Bakken, Michael Gregory Celebrate Poetry Ken Bow, Dick Bakken, Michael Gregory Celebrate Poetry http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-04-30_gpib_w_ken_boe_043013-231.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-04-30_gpib_w_ken_boe_043013-231.mp3 1:34:42 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:25:47 +0000 McSally Won't Stop Govt Shutdown Local Economy Stabilizing, SV West End Revitalizing, Bisbee's Bread Baker Teacher, and Will Jeff Harris Go To Jail?     Dr.Robert Carriera     Rosie Mackey

   Center For Econimic Research     SV West End Commission

 

Local News Radio With Chuck Alton For Friday 4/21 Includes: News headlines From The Bisbee Observer Stories:
  • McSally Speaks In SV Last Night
  • Economist Robert Carreira On Fort and Economy
  • Rosie Mackey On West End Fair and Revitalization
  • Terri Jo Neff Reports:
  • Will Jeff Harris Go To Jail For Tire Theft From The Dump?
  • Lear To Bake Bread With Donna On CochiseTV.com
Sponsored by: The Bisbee Observer Bisbee Computer and Music La Ramada Steakhouse and Cantina KCTRnews.com  Your Cochise County Connection Subscribe On iTunes  

 

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Local Economy Stabilizing, SV West End Revitalizing, Bisbee's Bread Baker Teacher, and Will Jeff Harris Go To Jail? http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-04-21_ca_show_news_042117.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-04-21_ca_show_news_042117.mp3 18:31 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:03:59 +0000
How to Bake Bread Learn how to Bake Bread with Donna Learn how to Bake Bread with Donna http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-04-17_how_to_bake_bread_w_donna.mp4 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-04-17_how_to_bake_bread_w_donna.mp4 11:17 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:59:48 +0000 QM Tour, SV West End, Cultural Economics Host Chuck Alton "The Cochise County Connection"  

As SV makes plans for the future of the City's West End, Bisbee sets out to restructure it's Queen Mine Tour. Both topis on this edition of the Chuck Alkton Show and News Hour on KCTRnews.com, the "Cochise County Connection". (Photo) The SIerra Vista West End Fair Is Coming, Saturday, May 6.

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Host Chuck Alton "The Cochise County Connection" http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-04-11_ca_show_041117.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-04-11_ca_show_041117.mp3 27:59 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News bisbee, sierra vista, chuck alton, kctrnews.com,cochise county, economy, chuck alton show, no Tue, 11 Apr 2017 20:49:27 +0000
SOLOMON KING ROCKS BISBEE 3/31-4/1 Expect The Unexpected He's his own music scene... master of the Blues, fearless when it comes to trying something new. This L.A. cat will rock youreekend, Friday and Saturday at The Stock Exchange in Bisbee. Friday 3/31 and Saturday, 4/1.

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Expect The Unexpected http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-30_solomon_king_interview-23_033017.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-30_solomon_king_interview-23_033017.mp3 42:08 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News solomon king, blues rock, l.a., bisbee, Stock Exchange, no Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:56:32 +0000
SV Redevelopment Plan, A Ship Without A Rudder? SV Plan Incomplete. Lacks Imagination. by Chuck Alton, KCTRNews.com

Property and business owners from Coronado to Buffalo Soldier Trail met SV City staffer at Kino Hall and showed displeasure and impatience with the City’s proposal to declare the Fry strip between those two streets, the closet thing to a downtown in Sierra Vista, a “blighted” district to make it legal to give public money to private entities for an indeterminate period of time. The stakeholder pushback came as a result of the better healed property owners’ resentment to being lumped in with older less attended properties that the City says comprise most of the proposed district. On the scene for last Wednesday’s public introduction of the plan at Kino Hall on Taylor Drive, KCTRNews talked to Council person Rachel Grey and three property/business owners to see how they saw the negativity expressed at the meeting having an impact on the project moving forward, if at all. The proposal would seem to lack imagination and leadership. Listen to the Chuck Alton Show for March 10th, then let me know what you think about it all. There may well be better ideas for moving forward.]]>
SV Plan Incomplete. Lacks Imagination. http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-10_ca_show_031017_sv_redevel.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-10_ca_show_031017_sv_redevel.mp3 56:47 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News Sierra Vista, redevelopment,west end, rachel grey, city of, Bays, no Fri, 10 Mar 2017 22:38:00 +0000
A PLAN TO SAVE QUEEN MINE TOUR Mine Owner Freeport McMoran Wants To Be Free Of All Liability

Bisbee Mayor David Smith at KCTR News Studio On Friday evening. 030317 He favors the Freeport QMT proposal.

Bisbee Mayor David Smith stops in to The Chuck Alton Show to give us some background on proposed changes for the Copper Queen Mine Tour. The mine it self is owned by Freeport McMoran who wants no more part of the tour and potential liability.

The mining company wants to be free of liability so it proposes the formation of a Foundation to own and operate the attraction. The Feb 28 work session at City Hall follows Smith's Q and A with host Chuck Alton. The one hour work session is carried in its entirety. This is a controversial proposal, and this show on KCTRNews.com is sure to generate debate.

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Mine Owner Freeport McMoran Wants To Be Free Of All Liability http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-07_ca_show_030317-2323-qmt_w_d_smith.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-07_ca_show_030317-2323-qmt_w_d_smith.mp3 1:18:40 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News Bisbee, Freeport McMoran, Queen Mine Tour, no Tue, 07 Mar 2017 04:40:00 +0000
EMILIE VARDAMAN - She Started The Bisbee Food CO-OP and It Was Real Podcast Episode

Near tears, 43 year off-and-mostly on resident of Bisbee, Emilie Vardaman remembers starting the Bisbee Food Co-Op as one of the first things she did upon adopting Bisbee as her home. The retired school teacher turned progressive activist, filled with emotion, talked this morning about how she took a thousand dollars she inherited from her grandmother,(“flour was 8 cents a pound”),started a small health food store that eventually became the "Bisbee Food Co-Op, ran it for a while, then sold it for what she had in it to the “people of Bisbee”.  Today’s Bisbee Food “Co-Op”, what is left of it with it’s 10’s of thousands of dollars in debt to food suppliers, refrigeration repair contractors, back taxes, and at least one person to the tune of $40,000, is a Co-Op in name only.   (Photo by CAlton) Bisbee’s own Emilie Vardaman this morning in KCTR’s C Street Studio. She has filled 55 gallon drums with water in the Sonoran desert, both sides of the border. “Some of the barrels in Mexico would run dry in 2-3 days. Some on the U.S. side of the border were shot full of holes!”]]>
Podcast Episode http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-04_emilie_vardaman_co-op_story.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-04_emilie_vardaman_co-op_story.mp3 10:45 info@kctrnews.com ( Chuck Alton with Emilie Vardaman) Chuck Alton with Emilie Vardaman no Fri, 03 Mar 2017 22:36:00 +0000
Author Susan Wille with "The Peoples' History of Bisbee" Podcast Episode
  • Local Author and Reporter Susan Wille Talks About “A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF BISBEE” (available now at www.talkingstick.biz
  • Financial Advisor Karen Justice with a “SPOTLIGHT ON YOUR MONEY” - “What Is A “Robo Advisor”?”
  • The Fault Line Players With Their Second “ODD-CAST” Interview Show. It’s Fun Radio At It’s Best
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    • JUSTICE FINANCIAL Fee-based Management and Guidance
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    Podcast Episode http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-04_ca_show_022817_wille-flp.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-04_ca_show_022817_wille-flp.mp3 45:17 info@kctrnews.com ( Chuck, Susan Wille, Fault Line Players) Chuck, Susan Wille, Fault Line Players no Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:36:00 +0000
    Dan and Carol Beauchamp Interview re: The Yellow Trailer Across The Street KCTR News

    Interview with Dan and Carol Beauchamp. They object to a vintage trailer parked directly across the street from their home. The City agreed and ordered owner Kristine Gale to remove it. She appealed to the Board of Adjustment which voted she could stay. Now a suit has been filed in Superior Court by the disgruntled neighbors who claim the trailer is illegally parked and it is effecting the value of their homes. Pictured are the Beauchamps near the end of the Feb 2 appeal to the BOA.  The interview posted here is a conversation between Chuck Alton, talk show host, and Dan and Carol 2 days after the unanimous decision in favor of Gale.]]>
    KCTR News http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-04_72_kctr_ca_show_beauch_s.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-04_72_kctr_ca_show_beauch_s.mp3 43:28 info@kctrnews.com (Chuck, Dan, and Carol) Chuck, Dan, and Carol VINTAGE YELLOW VAGABOND dispute no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:36:00 +0000
    Weissler Counters Call's Dire Forecast KCTR News KCTRNews.com

    Robert Weissler, President, Friends of The San Pedro

    Thanksgiving Day, 2016. The Sierra Vista Herald publishes a front page story, an interview with County Supervisor Pat Call. The headline reads “Federal water rights threaten local wells”. Call had just returned from a deposition in Phoenix for a state court proceeding wherein the water rights for the BLM and Fort Huachuca will be determined as part of a 40 year old “Gila River Adjudication”. The State Attorney General’s office will argue on behalf of the State Land Department while the Department Of Justice for the Federal Government, in a three week long court preceding in November to determine federal water rights in our area.

    Call says in the newspaper article that “If the DOJ is successful here, the BLM said four years ago at an Upper San Pedro Partnership meeting that if they get their federal reserved water rights they will begin shutting down any residential wells installed since 1988”. Call said further in the interview with SVH reporter Eric petermann that a BLM victory would have a significant impact on the economy of the entire county, including the cessation of all new housing construction, and the possible relocation of Fort Huachuca!

    The story and its printing cast an instant blanket of nervous doubt over the economically depressed county and there is little likelihood we will see any real economic progress at least until after the 3 week court process in Phoenix ten months from now. Claims have been made that housing prices have already been effected by the story, and while the Herald/Review has not printed any followups on the story, numerous letters to the editor admonished Call for “fear mongering”, serious misjudgment, and misrepresentation of the facts.

    One of those writers Is Robert Weissler, a retired Senior Research Programmer at Rand Corp and now the President of the Friends of the San Pedro, an advocacy group of volunteers determined to see that the river flows, above ground, and its rich bio-diversity be protected as a result. Weissler says the newspaper apparently doesn’t care about the “other side of the story” and was irresponsible in printing it without more research into the possibilities that could mitigate the need for drastic measures,

    What is the nexus of the Gila River Adjudication, what started it, and why is it going through the courts? And how much of this is about development and developers, and why does Call think it might be a good idea for the County to pony up money to help defeat the federal water grab, a move Weissler says would be wrong for the county and a waste of scarce resources? And what motivated Supervisor Call to drop such a foreboding economic bomb, when in a year’s time so much could happen?

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    KCTR News http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-04_kctr_ca_show_4_weissler_011917.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-04_kctr_ca_show_4_weissler_011917.mp3 59:50 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:36:00 +0000
    Healthy Communities Health Survey Reveals Locals' Concerns Podcast Episode

    Judith Gilligan, Cochise County Health and Human ServicesJudith Gilligan's focus is prevention at the County Health and Human Services Department. She sits down with Chuck to discuss what is being learned by a countywide survey revealing our greatest concerns for the health of our community.]]>
    Podcast Episode http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-04_ca_show_3_gilligan_011217.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-04_ca_show_3_gilligan_011217.mp3 57:13 info@kctrnews.com (Chuck Alton / Judith Gilligan) Chuck Alton / Judith Gilligan no Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:36:00 +0000
    Bisbee Mayor David Smith Updates Progress In His Campaign Promises Podcast Episode  

    David Smith, Bisbee Mayor

    Local education, City finances, hiking trails, a Youth Council, and a dog park are a few of the things we talked about on Chuck's second KCTR News Radio show.

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    Podcast Episode http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-04_ca_show_-_2_david_smith.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-04_ca_show_-_2_david_smith.mp3 58:57 info@kctrnews.com (Chuck Alton / David Smith) Chuck Alton / David Smith no Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:36:00 +0000
    Fed Over reach? Rancher Ladd Speaks. KCTR News  

    John Ladd, Rancher Fourth Generation Cochise County Rancher Thinks the Federal Government wants to take his land. John Ladd is the first guest on the all new Chuck Alton Show and News Hour on KCTRNews.com, The Cochise County Connection.]]>
    KCTR News http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-04_kctr_ca_show_1_rancher_ladd_0117.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-04_kctr_ca_show_1_rancher_ladd_0117.mp3 58:08 info@kctrnews.com (Chuck Alton / John Ladd) Chuck Alton / John Ladd no Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:36:00 +0000
    Yellow Trailer Dispute - Interview with owner Kristine Gale and partner Ed Smith KCTR News Neighbors petitioned to have her bright yellow mint condition, vintage travel trailer removed from the park claiming it was there illegally and effecting their property values. The City ordered it removed and owner Gale appealed to the Board of Adjustment and won. A group of her neighbors are suing in Superior Court. This interview was conducted before the suit was filed shortly after the BOA decision.

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    KCTR News http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-04_72_kctr_ca_show_020917_smith-gale-23.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=2017-03-04_72_kctr_ca_show_020917_smith-gale-23.mp3 57:59 info@kctrnews.com (Chuck, Kristine, Ed) Chuck, Kristine, Ed no Tue, 03 Jan 2017 22:36:00 +0000