KCTR News http://kctrnews.com/ The Cochise County Connection Podcast Generator 2.6 - http://podcastgen.sourceforge.net Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:13:28 +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 Cochise County Declares Local State of Emergency Hazmat spill from MX totals 3M+ gallons of raw sewage from Naco, Sonora. Could reach 18M gallons over 2 months. Gabe Lavine is the primary speaker. He is Cochise County's emergency services coordinator. Other voices include County Health Dept Director Carrie Langely, Bisbee CM Robert Smith, Bisbee Mayor David Smith, County Supervisor Pat Call, Rancher John Ladd, and Border Patrol representatives.

Lavine and staff prepared 3 course of action (COA) options none of which were adopted by the 3 member Board of Supervisors. Vowing to take strong appeals to the AZ Governor and "partners" in Mexico, the SUPS ended the Special Meeting on Monday morning with the declaration of a Local Emercency and a staement: "This is not our problem to fix!"

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Hazmat spill from MX totals 3M+ gallons of raw sewage from Naco, Sonora. Could reach 18M gallons over 2 months. http://kctrnews.com/?name=bos-_coa_brief-the_binational_emergency_raw_sewage_problem_0918_.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=bos-_coa_brief-the_binational_emergency_raw_sewage_problem_0918_.mp3 50:27 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:59:32 +0000
Management Of The San Pedro-Your Feedback Needed. An interview with environmental activist Michael Gregory. An interview with environmental activist Michael Gregory. http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_ca_interv_m_gregory_091018-23.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_ca_interv_m_gregory_091018-23.mp3 45:09 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Tue, 11 Sep 2018 03:43:08 +0000 Golf Cart Tours In Bisbee... We Need To Talk! Bisbee Tour Company founder David Russell joins Chuck Alton for a thorough look at and discussion of Bisbee's fastest growing tourist attraction. by Chuck Alton, KCTRnews.com

(BISBEE) In the short time The Bisbee Tour Company has operated here the company has grown from 1 golf cart to 5, has hosted thousands of tourists and locals on one or more of its 6 tour choices, hired a number of locals, and is about to vacate its modest headquarters on Bisbee’s large parking lot at the entrance to “Brewery Gulch” and graduate (appropriately) into the historic original City Hall/Sheriff’s Office building on Naco Road right across the street. Many will tell you that Russell’s golf cart tours are great for tourism and therefore good for business and Bisbee.

But more than a few will not tell you that, or anything close. On occasion the slow-moving touring carts with 2-6 tourists on board have been sprayed with water, had things thrown at them, been flipped off by passing motorists, yelled at, flashed, been the target of at least one posted sign discouraging their existence, and resulted in countless calls to BPD, the Mayor, the ward’s two City Council members, and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) where “livery” businesses are regulated by the State.

So any conversation about one of Bisbee’s most up-and-coming businesses, the Bisbee Tour Company, is a mixed bag of delight with a measure of dread. While it certainly seems that there is more good feeling about the tours than not both on the street and especially amongst its customers and employees (several of whom I’ve spoken and shared a cart with), it doesn’t take too many residents who are deeply concerned about “our privacy and safety” to cast a pall over the community’s discussion of Bisbee’s enterprising golf cart tours.

For that reason, I asked David Russell to agree to an independent and objective news story to include joining me in our “C Street Studios” to sit down and talk all about it… the good, the bad, and the ugly. We took our time to allow us to cover all the bases. I have requested that a representative of the neighborhood on High Road where reaction is mixed but quite outspoken by its opponents to speak with me on the record, but so far the only opposing input I've seen from that community has been posts on local Facebook social media. Some of those comments are included in the interview.

The David Russel Interview: “Golf Cart Tours In Bisbee… We Need To Talk!" Hear it now exclusively at...

www.KCTRnews.com

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Bisbee Tour Company founder David Russell joins Chuck Alton for a thorough look at and discussion of Bisbee's fastest growing tourist attraction. http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_david_russel_interview_050518.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_david_russel_interview_050518.mp3 1:40:35 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Sat, 05 May 2018 20:44:00 +0000
Extension Agent Mark Apel Spotlights Work In Morocco What started with the Peace Corp in the 80's lead to a continuum of work in Morocco, a half a world away. Sustainability-man Mark Apel takes us there.  

What started with the Peace Corp in the 80's lead to a continuum of work in Morocco, a half a world away. Sustainability-man Mark Apel takes us there.

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What started with the Peace Corp in the 80's lead to a continuum of work in Morocco, a half a world away. Sustainability-man Mark Apel takes us there. http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_mark_apel_042018.mp3 http://kctrnews.com/?name=kctr_mark_apel_042018.mp3 50:43 info@kctrnews.com (KCTR News) KCTR News no Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +0000
SHOPPING LOCAL KEY TO BISBEE'S SURVIVAL A survey conducted last year by LOCAL FIRST ARIZONA reveals key challenges that must be addressed to save services in Bisbee. SHOPPING AMAZON IS KILLING SMALL TOWNS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES. BISBEE IS NO EXCEPTION. LOCAL FIRST AZ CITES RESULTS OF A MOST REVEALING SURVEY.

by Chuck Alton, KCTRnews.com

 

Inconsistencies in our perceptions and promotion of who and what Bisbee is, an older population that avoids “downtown” and has for years, complaints from tourists about “customer service” in Bisbee, lack of coordination between local businesses and government, using rental properties for Air B and B instead of providing affordable housing for Bisbee residents and artists… these and other challenges came to light this week in presentations by Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona following an extensive survey of 64 local residents and business owners conducted at the end of last year.

 

One of the more surprising revelations came in the form of a stat that further illustrates how Bisbee has become an adult community destination with little regard for visitors with children: according to Lanning, there are only 5 hotels in Bisbee that allow children to stay there.

 

The first 20 minutes of a 2 hour presentation on Monday evening at the Senior Center in San Jose to a mixture of 44 stakeholders, mostly by invitation, dealt with the 4 categories of challenges Lanning says the town is faced with that must be addressed if Bisbee is going to balance a crippled budget that will further cut services for 2018-19 in ways that will most assuredly give pause to some of those who may be on the cusp of throwing in the towel.

 

Inconsistencies in marketing and communications, severe leakage in local spending, gaps in trade services, and lack of collaboration were explained in the first part of the presentation, just before the audience engaged in a handheld remote control survey of the room that produced immediate results in whether there was agreement or disagreement on various statements made.

 

On Tuesday night at a City Council work session, Lanning repeated her report in pursuit of council approval of entering into a next phase of the exercise to discover ways to overcome the challenges and put Bisbee on a more sustainable footing. But a damper was put on those prospects when Mayor Pro Tem Douglas Dunn pointed out that in the proposed 2018-19 budget, economic development funds, a total of $20,000 that could be used to help pay for the next phase, are eliminated from the budget. No decisions are made in council work sessions.

 

One walked away from the sessions Monday and Tuesday evening with admonitions ringing: Without more local spending in Bisbee, the library can’t have a full schedule, garbage pick-up could be stretched to every 10 days, and… we “might have to get used to putting out fires with a garden hose”.

 

KCTRnews.com was on hand to record so this vital information can be shared with those of you who were not present, and in hopes you will engage in the process of learning how to sustain Bisbee:

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Dr. Etta Kralovec Wants A Science Center Here and Now. Why? She prepares STEM teachers to teach science, technology, engineering, and math on the borderland. It worries her that there are so many people who don't believe in science.

Dr. Etta Kralovec, UofA

She prepares STEM teachers to teach science, technology, engineering, and math on the borderland. It worries her that there are so many people who don't believe in science.

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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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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
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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