BISBEE OBSERVER HEADLINES 10-29-2020

Council tables permit over concerns of portrayal of Bisbee in production

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

The Bisbee City council voted to table a request for a right of way use permit for a production company that is planning to come to the area and produce an in-depth documentary about border security.

Councilman Bill Higgins spoke adamantly about tabling the item and requesting more information from the production company as to the angle of the documentary and stating that he feels they will be portraying Bisbee in a negative way.

According to the information in the agenda, Warm Springs Productions was requesting the use of several potential locations in Bisbee to include the downtown area, city park, the scenic view at Lavender Pit (including Bisbee sign) and Vista Park to shot footage to be used as establishing shots and supplementary footage for the episode. The production company was also requesting to interview a person walking down the street or in a public park…..read full story (online subscribers only)

B&G Club Navigating Through Unusual Year

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

In an effort to lighten the financial burdens created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Boys and Girls Club of Bisbee (BGC) has decided to waive all membership dues, including the $10 fee they charge per child every month. “The last thing we want our families and their children to be hindered with is membership fees,” said Chief Professional Officer Annette Flores. “We’re all in this together.”

This decision, which will waive membership fees through May 2021, comes right on the heels of tax season. Like many other nonprofits in Bisbee, the BGC depends on donations and tax credits to fund their programming costs. But Flores admits this year has been a whirlwind with its own unique challenges. “The Boys and Girls Club [also] relies on annual events and fundraisers, but those events were cancelled,” she said. “We’ve lost our revenue streams, and yet our costs have risen.”…read full story (online subscribers only)


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