Friday, October 09, 2015

BUSD Governing board votes on bus purchases

By Dianna Metzler
The Bisbee Observer
The Bisbee Unified School District Governing Board unanimously approved the purchase of one new and two used Blue Bird school buses from Canyon State Bus Sales at a total cost of about $315,000 at their regular meeting on Tuesday.
The Board will get a 2017 Blue Bird All-American 84-passenger bus at an estimated cost of $150,536.40 plus financing, a 2011 Blue Bird Vision 71-passenger bus and 2012 Blue Bird Vision 66-passenger bus at a combined cost estimated at $164,616.
“We’ve been informed that one of the buses will arrive as early as Monday, Oct. 26. The second bus will arrive very soon thereafter. The full story (e-subscribers only)

New event supports Bisbee Fire

 By Dianna Metzler
The Bisbee Observer
The 25th annual Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb and Ironman Ice Competition will be adding a new event this year in support of the local fire department.  
The Fire and Ice Challenge is a division of the Ironman Ice Competition and is designed to raise money for the Bisbee Fire Department, which is in need of some new gear, explained Bisbee Vogue Inc. founder Cynthia Conroy. 
“The main reasons the board [of Bisbee Vogue] wanted to help with this was that the importance of the firefighters to this community is immeasurable, and they’re in turnout gear that is well past its expiration date. Most uniforms you’ve got full story (e-subscribers only)

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