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VACCINE UPDATE
To get on the registration website for the COVID-19 vaccination, go to https://podvaccine.azdhs.gov/ if you fall into Phase 1A or 1B.
Right now, we are in Phase 1A -- frontline health care workers, emergency personnel, nursing home residents and staff.
Anyone in this category can register.
People can also register for Phase 1B which includes Law Enforcement, Jail and Detention staff, people in congregate settings like group homes and homeless shelters, teachers, childcare staff, utility workers and healthcare workers not included in 1A.
As more vaccine becomes available, Phase 1C which includes people over 65 years of age, people with at risk existing health conditions -- like heart disease, diabetes or COPD -- and those not covered under Phases 1 A or 1B.
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Waste to Energy plant

A couple of years ago I used my 5 minutes at the city council meeting to push for a look at a Waste to Energy plant.  I thought the existing access to the grid, the railroad and vicinity to Interstate 10 made the Apache Power Plant a perfect location.  

I was informed that this had been discussed by the county before but the idea was shut down by a county BOS supervisor whose name escapes me (he was caught at the BP checkpoint smoking MJ in a county car ...)

I think it's time for another look at this. The tipping fees aren't getting any cheaper and technology used by these WTE plants keeps improving.  There are so many pluses in this I find it hard to accept that we can't make this happen. The county, the state, the feds, environmental groups and federal contractors should be able to help us pull this off.

Anything Sweden can do we can do better, right?
 

Thoughts on Cochise County Supervisor Peggy Judd's involvement in the Jan. 6 events at the US Capitol?

Judd has come under fire for traveling to Washington, D.C. with her family to participate in a pro-Trump effort to overturn the election results. The violent mob broke into the U.S. Capitol and left several casualties.

The Herald/Review reprinted Judd's full statement here. In it, she writes, "Almost home and to the end of a long journey with family to our nation's capitol. A beautiful place that we the people have built and maintain with our blood sweat and tears.

It was a perfect way to show solidarity and willingness to stand for something that my family and most of my friends feel strongly about. The unacceptable violence was not a part of the plan. It was condemned by all, including the peaceful, tired and cold protesters, our nation's leaders, even President Trump. I also condemn it!"

I'll post thoughts from community members who have submitted letters to the editor in the replies below. 

What do you think? Should Judd resign?

Cochise County District 3 Supervisor Peggy Judd
Cochise County District 3 Supervisor Peggy Judd
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Vaccination update

There's lots of new information regarding locations for the coronavirus vaccine and how to sign up. The state has a new website that shows each location available with info how to register. There's also this version that loads a bit easier on some devices.

The state has also setup a hotline, 1-844-542-8201 and still has its patient portal. However, many people are reporting issues with both, with long wait times on the phone and the inability to actually register on the state's website being widely reported.

The federal government also announced plans to open up the vaccination to more of the population sooner than first expected. Currently, only those in phase 1A and those 75 and older can get vaccinated here in Cochise County, until Jan. 23, when it is set to open up to the rest of those who fall under phase 1B.

I have received numerous calls from frustrated readers who can't find a vaccine location near them, or the ones near them are full. I have called the hotline and hung up after 30 minutes with nothing but an automated response. The process, quite frankly, is not working. We will continue to put the best information available out there for you, while also pressing to see when more shots are on the way and more clinics available to the public.

What has your experience been with the vaccine so far? Have you managed to get your first dose yet, or are you registered for one?... (More)