Monday, May 28, 2018

Council petitioned for city to bank locally

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
A petition with more than 60 signatures was presented to the city council on May 15 urging the City of Bisbee, which is promoting “buy local,” to start using a local bank.
Alice Hamers, who is not a resident of Bisbee but is involved in the community, led the charge to get the petition on the council agenda. 
According to the petition, “We petition the Mayor and the City Council of the City of Bisbee because: The City of Bisbee promotes ‘buy local’; because we have in Bisbee a reputable local bank, Western Bank, that serves both the cities of Lordsburg, NM, and Willcox, AZ, and has an outstanding record for s full story (e-subscribers only)

Deadline next week for candidate packets

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
The deadline to turn in packets to run for local offices is fast approaching.
Bisbee city clerk Nina Williams said that several packets have gone out, but not many had been turned in.
So far only Cynthia Conroy and current mayor David Smith have turned in the packets required to get their names on the ballot for the mayoral race in the primary election on Aug. 28. The mayor’s seat has a two-year term.
In the race for the Ward 1 council seat, which has a four-year term, incumbent Frank Davis is the only candidate who has turned in a packet. Williams said Vicente Abril and Leslie Johns have not turned their pac full story (e-subscribers only)

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