Council approves agreement for Main St. drainage study

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

The Bisbee City Council unanimously approved an agreement with the WLB group to provide a drainage study along a portion of Main Street after concerns that businesses will flood once monsoon season hits this year.

Bisbee Public Works Director Jesus Haro told the council the study will be limited to the portion of Main Street from the Castle Rock Inn to the Copper Queen Library.

According to the agenda the $7,700 study “will determine the roadway drainage capacity curb to curb based on the recent pavement resurfacing project. The capacity will be determined for pre and post resurfacing conditions. The city will provide information to determine the pre-surfacing roadway pavement depth, concept alternatives to reduce the roadway drainage will be developed if deemed necessary with the objective of diverting the runoff to the Mule Gulch in the immediate vicinity.”…read full story (online subscribers only)

Oxicheck owner sentenced to prison

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

A former Bisbee business owner who was indicted by a U.S. grand jury for 55 felony charges and a federal lawsuit accusing her of scamming more than $1 million from Medicare by filing bogus prisonclaims was sentenced to prison on April 9.

Frances Jones (aka Francis Jones), 52, who formerly owned and operated Oxicheck Northwest, located on Naco Highway, was sentenced to 36 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge John C. Hinderaker. Jones previously pleaded guilty to health care fraud.

According to information from the United States Attorney’s Office of Arizona, Jones, a licensed Medicare provider of durable medical equipment and the owner and operator…read full story (online subscribers only)

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