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January Newsletter sponsor: Copper Quee Community H n ospital

Jan. 2014 “Published Monthly for SEAGO Member Entities, our Strategic Partners & everyone interested in Southeastern Arizona” Vol. 4, No. 1

An interview with Jim Dickson, An interview with Dr. Daniel CEO, CQCH Roe, CQCH As you can imagine, finding time to speak The window of opportunity with senior staff members is very much like opened just wide enough for chasing rabbits on foot, they move faster and me to squeeze in to see Cophave so many places to go keeping up with per Queen Community Hosthem is difficult, which is another reason pital CEO Jim Dickson - here why Copper Queen Community Hospital is what he said in response to (CQCH) is such a trend setter in rural hossome fast paced questions with pital care. The following was a rapid question some commentary on the side: and answer discussion this writer had with I asked: What makes CQCH Dr. Daniel Roe, whose service at the hospital so special? “Our ability to is one of the main reasons that CQCH has change and meet the standards set by the state and federal levels and meet the needs of our service area” beamed Dickson. Deliv- progressed and expanded so efficiently and so professionally. How did you arrive at CQCH? – ‘After med school in Dallas and ering good health care in the rural areas is increasingly difficult. Funding cuts from the state have caused budget shortfalls espe- residency in NYC, I became interested in rural medicine. Improvcially for rural hospitals. We have two rural hospitals in Arizona ing the delivery of medical care in the rural West became a priority for me. right now that are in bankruptcy. “ Roe began his service to Cochise County residents 8 “What we did here at CQCH was to develop the most Thank you years ago in Sierra Vista, then he served Willcox before advanced Telemed Center in rural Arizona. This created Copper taking his talents to Copper Queen Community Hospiadded access to top quality medical procedures right here Queen tal some 5 years ago. While he has been the Director of in our area. The result? We have enjoyed 20% growth year Community the Emergency Department, his role has been expanded over year for the past 4 years in a row, this means we are Hospital, to Chief Medical Officer. providing what our clients want and need and they are sponsors of January’s Roe finds recruiting medical professionals a chalresponding”, said Dickson. newsletter! lenge, but has recently experienced success in increasing So how did you come to work here at CQCH? “I was access to specialists via the CQCH extensive telemediworking in California, but always had Arizona on my mind as a place I wanted to work. CQCH had an arrangement cine program which has become a central theme for the hospital. with Tucson Medical Center to help them with recruiting, TMC They recently expanded cardiology, concussion neurology, and recruited me, I came to Bisbee and took the job! This is where I pediatrics. Roe was effusive about his Quick Care medical staff in Douglas, belong”, said Dickson. So what keeps you coming back day after day? “Here we can “We have deeply involved and extensively committed doctors in really make a difference, a big difference. That is exciting, replied Douglas such as: Dr. Heidi L. Lodge, Dr. Jose Romo, Dr. Karam Dickson without hesitation. That is exciting, replied Dickson with- Makhni, and Dr. Panayiotis Ellinas. The doctors attended a recent City Council meeting in Douglas and where greeted with a standout hesitation. If you had to identify 3 things you want the public to know about ing ovation as a sign of respect and admiration. The mission of these doctors is to provide the highest level of care possible to the CQCH what would those 3 things be? “Number 1, our quality of care is very good, we meet or exceed people of Douglas and the surrounding region.” ‘The expansion of services in Douglas conforms to all existing all standards set by the state and the federal authorities. Number 2, our patient satisfaction ratings are high. This means we are not requirements established by state and federal authorities said Roe, only meeting the medical standards demanded by our profession and there is, of course, financial risk involved. But our CEO, Mr. but also making our patients and their families happy with the care Jim Dickson, is watching the growth of the community on both they receive. And number 3 is something we are very proud about, sides of the border and is preparing the Douglas Clinic for impendwe have the lowest turnover rate of any hospital in the County. This CLICK HERE to read more ...

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A dear John letter

The call came on the eve of Thanksgiving, informing me of the passing of a good and dear friend. The genesis of our friendship goes back more than a decade to a renovation project on Chase Creek. My plans at that time were to purchase a

1916 historic building. Over time not only the roof but also the second floor had settled some eight to ten inches. Wanting to begin a historic renovation it became clear that first it would be imperative to raise the roof and second floor back to their original positions. What’s more, due to a number of factors, it was necessary to accomplish feat without the use of heavy equipment. Never having undertaken a project of this magnitude before, it was quickly apparent that I was in way over my head. Many people advised me it ‘could not be done’. Others said it could not be completed without heavy equipment. Then someone, to whom I will be forever grateful, told me to speak to John Decker. John surveyed the building over the course of a few days, he then said he wanted to give the challenge some thought and indicated he would get back with me. A few days later, John said he could do it, and true to his word, he did. John successfully lifted tons of roofing plus the second floor by using thick steel poles he bolted in

strategic locations throughout the building and then carefully attached heavy duty car jacks. Our next big project came years later. After three consecutive days of frigid temperatures in Clifton, copper water pipes began to burst and my home, the former Union Hall, was destroyed. There was about a foot of water in places, and all the overhead glass light covers were filled with water. Many people in town and throughout the State were facing similar problems. When John arrived to take a look, he quietly toured through my home assessing everything. Afterwards he turned to me and asked, “Well, what do you want to do?” I said with glassy eyes, “I want to bring it back!” John organized his team, got to work, bringing the Union Hall back to a state much better than it had been before. One of my most cherished photos is of John standing in front of this amazing restoration in his trademark, colourfully patched biker CLICK HERE to read more ...

Copper Queen Community Hospital Brings SBDC focusing on home-based Tele-Medicine Copper Queen Medical Association Arizona recognized as a 100 Top Regional (CQMA) Douglas is bringing Tele-Medi- Hospitals. The Copper Queen Commucine services to their patients and the first nity Hospital is considered among the top step in that process is the installation of 5 percent of hospitals nationally for its infiber optic cables. novative use of techCrews have been disnology and access patched to dig the to specialty services trenches so this inthrough its comprestallation process can hensive telemedicine begin. Starting in Janprogram. Expanding uary 2014, the clinic the hospital’s outwill be able to offer reach to the region Tele-Cardiology to Team Fishel provides excavation services to is the Copper Queen patients in Douglas. bring fiber optic cable to Copper Queen Medical Medical Associates This is just the (CQMA) Douglas. group, which manfirst step toward a much larger expansion ages Rural Health Clinics in Bisbee, Dougand renovation project that will also be las and Palominas/Hereford. To learn more launched in January 2014. The expansion about CQCH, please visit www.cqch.org. and renovation projected is expected to be Call us: 520-432-5383; Visit us: 101 Cole completed by September 2014. Ave., Bisbee, AZ 85603. Facebook https:// Copper Queen Community Hospital has www.facebook.com/CopperQueenComa rich heritage dating back to the 1880s munityHospital; witter https://twitter.com/ when it operated as a part of the mining CQCHBisbeeAZ. community. The 14-bed acute care critical access hospital is one of four hospitals in The Turning Point Monthly January 2014, page 2

businesses

How to take a home-based business to the next level is the focus of a Small Business Development Center event. The SBDC will help make sure a homebased business owner is doing everything possible to ensure the home-based business is as successful as it can be. The event will include a review on how to: • Expand the client base • Maximize tax breaks • Manage finances and market on a budget All attendees will receive a personal follow-up appointment for customized assistance. The home-based business event will take place Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at the Eastern Arizona College High Tech Center, Room No. 116. Cost is $20 per person. For more information about this event or any other events, contact the EAC Small Business Development Center at 928-4288590 or e-mail: sbdc@eac.edu.


The Best of Heritage Travel 2014 From Arkansas to Alaska, from Texas to Montana, True West Magazine for sixty years has dedicated itself to traveling along America’s byways and highways in search of the most historic and unique places to visit, relax and experience the heritage of the West. Congratulations to recipients in Tombstone, Bisbee and Sierra Vista.

Best Historical Saloon of the West Reader’s Choice: Crystal Palace Saloon, Tombstone, AZ

Best Historical Town Tour Editor’s Choice: Bisbee, AZ

Best Town for Historical Entertainment Reader’s Choice: Tombstone, AZ

Best Place to Live Like an Old West Cowboy

Reader’s Choice: Tombstone, AZ

Best Old West Gunfighter Town Reader’s Choice: Tombstone, AZ

Best Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Editor’s Choice: Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering, Sierra Vista, AZ

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Best Historical Cemetery of the West

Reader’s Choice: Boot Hill, Tombstone, AZ

February Newsletter Sponsor Growing Greenlee New Sierra Vista Visitor Maps Distributed to Hotels

is issued at the beginning of each month by the SouthEastern Arizona Governments Organization Economic Development District. 1403 W. Highway 92, Bisbee, AZ 85603 (520) 432-2622, ext. 210 To subscribe, email: akovach@seago.org A’kos Kovach, publisher and editor Margaret Dillard, copy/graphics editor

Sierra Vista. AZ 12/23/13. The City of Sierra Vista and the Sierra Vista Visitor Center are thrilled to bring area hotels a new Sierra Vista Visitor Map to help visitors easily find their way around the City and enhance their stay in Sierra Vista. “This simple tool is a step toward providing exceptional customer service for our visitors and helping to make a positive impression in their experience,” says Terry “TBone” Kimbley, Sierra Vista Tourism Commission chair. “We’d like every visitor to remember our helpful, friendly community, and tell their friends and relatives about the great time they had in Sierra Vista.” The new maps were designed with visitors and hotel front desk staff in mind and include icons for places that visitors fre-

Items for publication are welcomed from SEAGO member entities and strategic partners. Copy must be submitted at least 7 business days prior to the end of each month. The Turning Point Monthly January 2014, page 3

quently ask about, like shopping and museums, with main thoroughfares labeled. A Cochise County map is on the reverse side, with popular Huachuca Mountain canyons, major roadways, nearby communities, and places of interest for visitors. While the Visitor Map will help visitors get around Sierra Vista and Cochise County, new residents and extended stay visitors might need something with greater detail. Larger and more complete maps are available through the Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce. The City is providing the maps free-ofcharge to hotels and businesses that regularly assist visitors. For information, contact Tina Moore at (520) 458-3315 -r email: pio@SierraVistaAZ.gov


Regional Calendar of Events JAN 8, 15, 22 AND 29 - Bird Walks depart from the San Pedro House at 9:00 am. Donations accepted. for information, call (520) 459-2555 or visit: www.sanpedroriver.org JAN. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 - Farmer’s Market in Clifton at the Train Station from 10am4:30pm JAN. 4 & 18 - Bountiful Baskets, 11:00 am Duncan Park. JAN. 15 - Greenlee County Tourism Council meets. JAN. 15 - Carlos Bonell and Brad Richter, Classical Guitarists, 7:30 p.m. EAC Lee Little Theater. Adults: $10 Students: $5 Advanced tickets available at Richard’s Music/ Radio Shack and the Chamber of Commerce JAN. 17 - Sierra Vista Symphony Winter Concert, 7:00 pm at Buena High School. For information email info@sierravistasymphony.org JAN. 21 & 22 - Keep Arizona Beautiful presentation regarding the Volunteer Adopt a Highway Program. ADOT visiting Safford and Globe. For information, contact Patricia Powers-Zermeno at (602) 712-4620 or email: PPowers-Zermeno@ azdot.gov JAN. 23 - “How to take a home-based business to the next level” EAC Small Business Development Center. The event will include a review on how to: • Expand the client base

UPCOMING EVENTS GREENLEE COUNTY, AZ FEB 2014 - Cattle Growers celebrate 100th anniversary 2/13/14 and into the weekend at the Fairgrounds MARCH 2014 - The First ever Duncan Thunder starring Troy Olsen of Nashville MARCH 9, 2014 - Fame and Reid Richins APRIL 2014 - Spring Rampage, Greenlee County Fairgrounds NOV 1, 2014 - Juried Art Show and Wine Festival @ Galleria Coronado, 253 Chase Creek Street, Chase Creek, Clifton

• Maximize tax breaks • Manage finances and market on a budget. All attendees will receive a personal follow-up appointment. For info, contact the EAC Small Business Development Center at 928-428-8590 or e-mail: sbdc@eac.edu. JAN. 24 - Duncan Pride Society, 5:30 pm. Senior Citizen Center. JAN 30 - Sierra Vista Area Chamber Annual Membership Luncheon, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Windemere Hotel and Conference Center. Call (520 458-6940 or visit www.sierravistachamber.org

February Newsletter sponsor: Growing Gre enlee

Border Community Alliance

Cross-Border Tours Now through May 2014. Tour Dates: 1/16, 2/20, 3/20 & 5/15 .

Tours begin in the US around 9am, and end at La Roca Restaurant in Nogales, Son. around 3-3:30. Tours end with a short presentation by the US Consul or the director of Economic Development for Nogales Sonora. Questions? Download our Cross Border Tour informational sheet HERE. Visit our website at www. bordercommunityalliance.com to find out more about our Cross Border Tours. To register email ptrulock@gmail.com or call 520-

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Sing! Dance! Act! “On Broadway” Musical theatre afterschool programs for students K-12 grade. 12 week session begins January 24th. Classes every Friday from 3:15— 4:45 pm at Berean Academy. Registration is $35, Tuitio n is $195. Form information, call: (520 314-6887


Port of Guaymas set to double its capacity, seeks Arizona ties By Gabriela Rico | Arizona Daily Star

Its beaches dotted with cactus, Guaymas, Sonora, is nostalgically known as a place where the desert meets the sea. Officials are hoping the city’s reputation as a manufacturing hub will be its legacy. A multimillion-dollar investment to more than double the capacity of its deepwater seaport is underway, and within two years an additional nine docks are to be built to support ocean vessels hauling everything from coal and grain to durable goods and automobiles.

Hosted by the city of Tucson and the Pima Association of Governments, officials from Guaymas made a presentation in Tucson Friday to business and political leaders and encouraged continued cooperation between the two regions. The dredging of the seafloor, which began two months ago, will enable the port of accept vessels of up to 130,000 tons, said Guillermo Von Borstel, business development manager for the Port of Guaymas. CLICK HERE to read more ...

CLICK HERE for a presentation. CLICK HERE to see presentation from Union Pacific

5 steps to achieve your goals in 2014 by Klaudia Kovacs | mysuccessconsultant.com

To welcome the New Year with all its possibilities, I find it necessary to bring closure to the previous year first. Acknowledging the things you have achieved is as important as reviewing where you fell short and what you can do to avoid repeating the same mistakes. Here are 5 suggested steps to have a solid plan for 2014:

ite place in your home and beautify it with flowers, candles, or something that makes you feel peaceful. If you have it, grab your list of goals for 2013 and start reviewing them. Take a careful look at the goals in the three major areas of life: Health, Career/Finance, and Personal Relationships. Name the very decisions and beliefs that helped you to achieve your goals. Then identify the ones that made you lag behind

Create a few hours of solitude when you won’t be interrupted. Pick your favor-

in other areas. Make sure to do the second part of the process without self-judgment and with acceptance. Take a look at the “cost” of these unfulfilled goals. Now examine how your life would be different if you have met those goals. Linger right here and imagine the benefits of how those goals would effect your life, if they were fulfilled. Now, write a list of things you need CLICK HERE to read more ...

Sierra Vista Symphony to honor teachers The Sierra Vista Symphony has honored various groups at its concerts over the years. At its winter concert on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, the orchestra will honor hardworking teachers by providing complimentary tickets to the 7 p.m. performance at Buena High School. The theme of the concert is “Impressionism.” An additional goal is to emphasize music in education. During the school day, the orchestra presents a “student concert” for all fifthgrade students in Cochise County schools.

It is free to the students and the schools and is performed at Buena High School. It is part of the Sierra Vista Symphony’s outreach to provide music in schools. During intermission of the evening concert, the Cochise County Youth Orchestra will perform in the school cafeteria. It will be an exciting evening to highlight music education, honor teachers, and enjoy the music of Ravel, Dukas, Satie, Debussy and Respighi. Teachers should contact the appropriate superintendents’ office by Dec. 20 to

request complimentary tickets: Karen Enriquez (Cochise County School System), Sarah Pacheco (Sierra Vista Public School System), and Kaleigh Hawkins (Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools), or Debbie Dinkel (Cochise Music Teachers Association). Contact Barbara Arsenault, Office Manager, and Sierra Vista Symphony for additional information about the event, info@ sierravistasymphony.org.

Arizona Environmental Resources Road Show ADEQ staff will be on hand to discuss potential recycling funding opportunities, future electronic waste recycling events and brownfields grant opportunities. KAZB officials will discuss their statewide litter prevention and beautification programs. The Arizona Department of Transportation Adopt a Highway Programs officials will talk about the process for volunteers to adopt sections of Arizona highways for litter cleanup. Representatives of each agency will conduct a PowerPoint discussion dur-

ing the two-hour event.

Tuesday, January 21, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Gila County Courthouse/County Bldg. 1400 East Ash St., Globe, AZ Wednesday, January 22, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Graham County General Services Bldg, 921 Thatcher Blvd. Safford, AZ JOIN US for this fun and information-

packed presentation that will get you up to speed on available resources and best practice tips on creating successful litter clean up, recycling and beautification events in your community. Questions? Call Jill Bernstein at 602-6511227, or email executivedirector@kazb.org

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Arizona Border Communities Roadmap Released Document outlines five game changers and a five-pronged response for border economies PHOENIX – Governor Janice K. Brewer, together with four state agencies and several southern Arizona border communities, announces the release of the Border Communities Roadmap. Announcing the Roadmap’s release, Governor Brewer said, “Expanding the capacity of our commercial ports of entry, strengthening our trade corridors, and developing a focused trade and transportation strategy for Arizona will foster job creation and attract new business and investment that will benefit the entire state.” The Border Communities Roadmap is an

initiative of Governor Brewer that examined and developed a strategic action planwith economic development priorities and policy direction to foster economic prosperity for Arizona’s border communities. The Roadmap process involved a collaborative effort between the Arizona-Mexico Commission, Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Department of Transportation, and Arizona Office of Tourism working closely with the communities of Douglas, Nogales, San Luis, Somerton, and Yuma. As gateways, the Arizona border communities enable the flow of billions of dollars of trade and millions of cross-bordertravelers each year. “Focusing on border communities’ assets and positioning them as a region will allow them to build stronger economies and

Why Invest in Border Communities?

Mexico is AZ’s top trading partner, creating jobs in the U.S. & AZ. Mexican visitors spend $7.3 million each day in AZ, providing an annual impact of $2.3 billion. Nearly 42 million people crossed the border between AZ and Sonora in 2012. Forty percent of all the winter produce consumed in the U.S. comes through the Nogales port‐of‐entry. Arizona’s border region is the gateway to global trade. CLICK HERE to read more ...

fDi Magazine special tourism impact article in Feb/March issue Tourism is a key sector for many economies around the world, and is a large driver of job creation as well as a source of inward investment. And it is set to become even more important: according to the World Tourism Organization, international tourist arrivals grew by 4% in 2012 to 1.035 billion, and similar growth figures are expected for 2013. International tourism generated US$ 1.3 trillion in export earnings last year. fDi Magazine, a long-standing media partner of the MIPIM global property investment forum, will explore this sector in a special report to be distributed along

with the February/March 2014 issue of the magazine at MIPIM 2014. The report will look at hotels and resorts and other tourism infrastructure; the hospitality industry; medical tourism; as well as the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) sector. We will examine growth markets for tourism, where hotel groups are investing and why, where airlines are adding new routes to capture tourist traffic, and where

the hot locations are for conventions and exhibitions. The coverage will be global in scope. fDi Magazine – firmly established as the world's premier publication for the business of globalisation. Published on a bi-monthly basis with an ABC-certified, highly targeted circulation of 15,284, fDi Magazine provides corporate decision-makers and and crossborder investment professionals with an upto-date image of the ever-changing global investment map. CLICK HERE to read more ...

LEGISLATIVE ALERT PROMPT ACTION REQUIRED TO STOP HURF TRANSFERS Please help us address this very urgent legislative priority as quickly as possible: Hello all, The Governor is in the final stages of drafting her budget proposal for the upcoming legislative session. December 17th, a coalition of 30 organization, both public and private-sector, sent a joint letter to the Governor and Legislators requesting that they stop transferring

HURF revenues for non-transportation infrastructure purposes. A copy of the letter is attached. Arizona Speaker of the House Andy Tobin and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell sent a joint letter to the Governor requesting no HURF transfers for the next two years. A copy of the press release is also attached. Please contact the Governor immediately and ask her to support and include the bi-

partisan Tobin/Campbell HURF proposal as part of her budget. The Governor can be reached through the website: www.azgovernor.gov under the “contact us” prompt. Thank you for your prompt attention,

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Kevin Adam CLICK HERE to read more...


SEAGO Snapshots from 2013 by A’kos Kovach

At the beginning of 2013 there was an abundance of less-than-positive federal, state and regional news. But your SEAGO Team was determined to exceed expectations and overcome predictions – please let us know how we did as you review our year and assess the outcomes starting from January and working through the year: January - The formal kickoff of the new Regional Mobility Management Program. A transportation coordination plan that will combine public and private transportation options to guide SEAGO Region trav-

elers access to transportation to and from all four counties. SEAGO/Area Agency on Aging deploys Long Term Care Ombudsmen to visit residents in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Centers. These Ombudsmen advocate for residents rights. After 30+ years on the second floor of Bisbee City Hall SEAGO moved into their own free standing building at 1403 West Highway 92, becoming owners not renters, and providing a physical presence to the public that was long overdue.

The SEAGO Economic Development Department (SEDD) teamed up with the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce to accomplish a history making event by crossing the international border at Naco. The large group was given a tour, met with elected officials and prospective Sonoran Chamber members whose businesses are located in Naco, Sonora. The event changed lives on both sides of the border. February – A momentum changing activity organized by Greenlee County ofCLICK HERE to read more ...

International Trade Update: An Arizona Perspective David M. Dozor, Chairman of Trade Policy and Legislative Affairs, Arizona District Export Council • david.dozor@exportaz.org

Maybe you’ve heard the recent buzz around international trade, exports, and the related economic development? It seems that many of our local and state governments and economic development entities continue to increase their focus on cross-border opportunities, although the US Commercial Service (USCS), the US

Export Assistance Centers (USEAC), and the all-volunteer District Export Councils (DEC) have been focused on international trade for years. To name a few, there have been numerous government and privatesector trade missions to Mexico in the recent past, the Arizona Commerce Authority has been providing key export assistance to small and medium enterprises, and the long-standing Arizona Mexico Commission has recently released the “Arizona Border Communities Roadmap” to help lead

Greenlee County Career Fair

Thursday, February 27, 2014 • 10:00am – 2:00pm • Clifton Schools-Junior High Gym

Meet Hiring Employers Employers provide general information about career opportunities, collect resumes/ pre-screen candidates and/or conduct on-the-spot interviews if you are potentially qualified!

our state forward in growing the relationship with our state’s largest trading partner, a relationship worth >$13B annually in near-balanced, bilateral trade (http://www. azmc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/FINAL_Roadmap.pdf). Due in part to its proximity to Arizona, Mexico is responsible for about one-third of Arizona exports and about one-third of our imports. This is a factor of about three CLICK HERE to read more ...

Willcox wind farm breaks ground

Locate Community Resources for Job Search Meet with local organizations that provide assistance with/tools for conducting job search, offer resume help and/or host employment workshops/job skills classes. Research Educational Training Opportunities Explore various educational or vocational certification/degree programs that may help you begin a new career or upgrade your skills needed for advancement. We recommend that you: Dress appropriately to present yourself in a professional manner. Bring copies of your resume with you. Job Seekers register here

Glenn Holliday, land manager with Torch Energy Advisors of Houston, and Ron Wyllie, with Rummel Construction, of Scottsdale, were at the site of Red Horse 2 Wind Farm northwest of Willcox last Friday, Dec. 20 for an official groundbreaking for the 26-turbine project. Located in a rural area known as “Allen Flats” on state trust land, the wind project is the first of this magnitude in Cochise County.

300 N Coronado Blvd, Clifton, AZ 85533 Phone (928) 865-4003 www.seazworkforce.org

CLICK HERE to read more ...

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Introducing the Border Community Alliance FMI Foundation The Border Community Alliance (BCA) is a newly forming 501(c)3 organization based in Tubac, Arizona. Our mission is to support the educational, public policy, social, healthcare, cultural and economic development of the US/ Mexico border region to improve the quality of life for border communities. Our goals: To educate local, national and international stakeholders about border realities, issues and opportunities. Provide a positive, fact-based influence on the formation of border related public policy to improve the social and economic vitality of our border communities. Work with our partner in Sonora, Mexico, the Fundación del Empresariado Sonorense A.C. (FESAC), to create, support and improve programs that promote the social and economic viability of our border communities and strengthen the ties between organizations and programs on both sides of the border. A special emphasis shall be placed on policies and programs that affect the Santa Cruz County, Arizona; Nogales, Sonora Mexico border region. Communicate the richness and impor-

awards grants to local organizations Clifton

tance of a culturally diverse and economically critical border region by providing compelling and authoritative information to correct inaccurate and unbalanced images of the border in local, regional, national and international media. We look forward to you becoming a part of our vision for positive change in this border region. Visit our website at www.bordercommunityalliance.com for more information. While BCA’s 501(c)3 status is under application, the Santa Fe Ranch (Nogales, AZ) is serving as our fiscal sponsor. Wishing you the Happiest of Holidays and a Prosperous New Year!

Greenlee County Career Fair Thursday, February 27, 2014 • 10:00am – 2:00pm • Clifton Schools-Junior High Gym

WE WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR PARTICIPATION CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW! Benefits of Registration: -Increase visibility! Advertising and Promotion in Graham & Greenlee Counties -Recruit candidates! Screen candidates & collect resumes (current & future hiring needs) -Increase efficiency! Conduct on-the-spot interviews for qualified candidates

300 N Coronado Blvd, Clifton, AZ 85533 Phone (928) 865-4003 www.seazworkforce.org

Town Council member Barbara Ahmann, left, receives a $104,000 FreeportMcMoR an grant award from Greenlee County Supervisor David Gomez, who sits on the FMI grant selection panel. Duncan Schools Supt. Eldon Merrell, left, accepts a FreeportMcMoran Foundation grant award from Duncan Valley Electric Cooperative CEO Mike Pearce and FMI Foundation grants selection panel member. Akos Kovach, left, S out he astern Arizona Governments Org an i z at i on pl an ne r, accepts a $25,000 Freeport-McMoRan Foundation grant award from Foundation grants selection panel member Brad Boyd, of Duncan. The grant focuses on bolstering the “Growing Greenlee Economic Development Strategy.” D u n c a n PRIDE Society and town council member Doug Barlow, left, accepts a $13,000 Freeport-McMoRan Foundation grant award from Foundation selection panel member Laura Dorrell at a Dec. 10 awards presentation in Clifton.

Ryan Henry, left, presents Kimberly Termain of the Southe aste r n Arizona Wo r k f o r c e connection with a $35,888 grant from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation.


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