Saturday, November 22, 2014

Survey shows community split on bag ban issue

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
The Bisbee City Council met Tuesday night to discuss several topics including a report from the city manager about the recent survey relating to the plastic ban issue.
Bisbee City Manager Jestin Johnson provided an update on the plastic bag survey results that were mailed out to registered voter households on Oct. 29. According to Johnson, the city mailed out 2056 surveys and received less than half of the surveys back.
Johnson said, “1010 surveys were returned to the city. Of the 1010 surveys 494 surveys returned supported the bag ban, 442 did not support the ban, 39 were indifferent and 35 were returned un- ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

Altered Books turned into creative art

 By Kym Kennedy
The Bisbee Observer
Altered Books 4 on Saturday evening turned out to be the best yet. The event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Copper Queen Library. It was shoulder-to-shoulder as folks sipped on wine, snacked on hors d’oeuvres, looked at the entries, and placed their bids.  
Entries in the event needed to incorporate books in some way in their creative, artistic project. There were books made into lamps and trees. There were books incorporated into paintings and sculptures. There were books made into wall hangings and sconces. The creative expressions and ideas were endless.
The annual fundraiser took in about $4,500  ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

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