Friday 07/31/2015
‘Green drinks’ gathering planned for Friday
Posted: July 31, 2015 - 12:00 am

Community members interested in preserving the health of the environment, communities and people are invited to a “green drinks” get-together Friday at the Nogales Mercado farmers’ market.

Tuesday 07/28/2015
Local kids tout summer program on TV
Posted: July 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

Two incoming fifth graders at Coronado Elementary School in Nogales signed up for an educational summer program, and ended up touting it on local TV.

Friday 07/24/2015
Students, parents pack gym for NUSD back-to-school event
Posted: July 24, 2015 - 12:00 am

The saying that it takes a village to raise a child was put into practice at the Nogales Unified School District’s fourth annual Jump-Back-to-School event.

Tuesday 07/21/2015
Presenting the 2015 Teacher of the Year finalists
Posted: July 21, 2015 - 12:00 am

Twenty local educators have been selected as finalists for the 2015 Teacher of the Year award, presented by the Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools and Nogales Rotary Club.

Foundation awards $40K in grants to county nonprofits
Posted: July 21, 2015 - 12:00 am

The Santa Cruz Community Foundation has awarded a total of $40,000 in grants this year to 12 local and regional nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life in Santa Cruz County.

Hilltop Gallery, Cochise College team up for campus art exhibit
Posted: July 21, 2015 - 12:00 am

The Hilltop Gallery and Arts Education Center has hung 18 of its permanent collection pieces from local artists in the student lounge area of the Cochise College campus in Nogales.

Arts commission grants $7K to local groups
Posted: July 21, 2015 - 12:00 am

The Arizona Commission on the Arts has awarded $7,000 in grants to three Santa Cruz County organizations.

Tuesday 07/14/2015
Summer program teaches math with hands-on approach
Updated: July 15, 2015 - 9:12 am

Soon-to-be Nogales High School freshman Alejandro Corrales, 14, carefully set the bevel protractor and passed it over to his partner Jorge Salmon, who pulled out a small magnifying glass to inspect the readings.

Sonora archaeology site featured at Presidio
Posted: July 14, 2015 - 12:00 am

You can “visit” the Pleistocene era this summer thanks to a 20-panel exhibit titled “Cerro de Trincheras Archaeological Site,” now showing at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. “Cerro de Trinchera” translates to “terraced hill.”

Friday 07/10/2015
Local scholar inspired by hometown realities
Posted: July 10, 2015 - 12:00 am

Fresh out of high school and over 500 miles away from home, Dianna Padilla of Nogales was having a hard time getting used to her new life away from her family. Fast forward to present day, she is now a 2015 graduate of UCLA.

Maitrejean honored by Episcopal Church
Posted: July 10, 2015 - 12:00 am

Long-time Nogalian and community volunteer Sigrid Maitrejean was honored as a Distinguished Woman at the triennial meeting of Episcopal Church women.

Brokers give $5k to autism support group
Posted: July 10, 2015 - 12:00 am

The Nogales U.S. Customs Brokers Association has donated $5,000 to the Autism Society of Southern Arizona – Santa Cruz as the organization works to establish programming to meet the needs of those affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Santa Cruz County.

Tuesday 07/07/2015
Kids’ Farmers’ Market market program gets $5K grant
Posted: July 07, 2015 - 2:30 am

The Nogales Community Food Bank has received a $5,000 grant from the Santa Cruz Community Foundation to support its Kids’ Farmers’ Market program that distributed more than 36,000 pounds of fresh produce in the past year to area children.

Nogalian making his mark in St. Louis
Posted: July 07, 2015 - 2:30 am

Nogales native Adrian Coss has been chosen by the St. Louis Business Journal to receive one of its “30 Under 30” awards recognizing young professionals making positive contributions to the city’s metro area.

Local rapper releases second album
Posted: July 07, 2015 - 2:30 am

Christopher Felix, known on stage as “Streetz Da Professor,” recently released his second album, “Class is in Session, Vol. 2,” which is a follow-up to his first album of the same name released last year.

Friday 07/03/2015
Nogalian finds her calling as as a speech-language pathologist
Posted: July 03, 2015 - 5:00 am

It was not until her third year in college that Nogales native Genesis Arizmendi decided which career she wanted to pursue. Looking back at her accomplishments as a speech-language pathologist, she’s now thankful to have taken her time in finding her true passion.

Ceremony to honor longtime border merchant, wife
Posted: July 03, 2015 - 5:00 am

Nogales natives may recall the general store operated by Don Ramon Quintero Garibay on the Mexican side of the border fence, just south of La Ville de Paris.

Tuesday 06/30/2015
Brokers use devanning service to unload donations
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 11:47 am

Customs house brokerage firms arguably date back further than even the produce industry in this border community.

'Music and Miracles' concert to benefit children
Posted: June 30, 2015 - 8:46 am

For the fourth time, a hometown guy who plays mad piano will be performing for the benefit of children with medical needs. Each time, he’s brought some friends who have ended up hooked when they realize the impact their music can have.

Friday 06/26/2015
Inseparable friends wrap up teaching careers
Posted: June 26, 2015 - 8:55 am

Lifelong friends Karla Diaz and Teresa Sprigg recently completed their teaching careers and retired from the Nogales Unified School District after working at Challenger Elementary School for 29 years.

Art class gives outlet to local talent
Posted: June 26, 2015 - 8:56 am

For the past several weeks, local young people with Down syndrome and other special needs have been meeting at the Hilltop Gallery every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning to put their creativity to work.

Tuesday 06/23/2015
AmeriCorps crew lends a helping hand
Updated: June 23, 2015 - 11:43 am

Joslin Goss was a long ways from home Friday afternoon as she trimmed Palo Verde trees with a small chainsaw at Patagonia Lake State Park.

Friday 06/19/2015
Firefighters prep for propane blasts
Updated: June 20, 2015 - 12:34 pm

The Santa Cruz Office of Emergency Management and Rio Rico Fire District held a training this week to help area firefighters better respond to propane gas incidents.

Tuesday 06/16/2015
RRHS alum joins national scholar society
Posted: June 16, 2015 - 8:39 am

Juan Carlos Salcedo, Jr., a 2014 graduate of Rio Rico High School now attending the University of Arizona, recently accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Thursday 06/11/2015
Tumacácori park fees to go up July 1
Posted: June 11, 2015 - 3:54 pm

The cost of a visit to Tumacácori National Historical Park is about to increase from $3 to $5 per person, the first entrance-fee hike at the park in 14 years.

Tuesday 06/09/2015
Looking to grow, Mexicayotl Academy gets new home
Updated: June 10, 2015 - 12:01 pm

With murals covering the walls and a raised bed garden in the playground, Nogales’ Mexicayotl Academy has made a home for itself for the last nine or so years at the charter school’s Morley Avenue location.

Friday 06/05/2015
Pool opening draws big crowds
Posted: June 05, 2015 - 5:00 am

Dozens of children splashed joyfully in the Nogales Recreation Center pool Tuesday afternoon while their parents and guardians kept an eye on them from under the nearby shade.

Two Rio Rico schools becoming one
Posted: June 05, 2015 - 5:00 am

Students at neighboring Peña Blanca Elementary and Calabasas Middle schools waved “goodbye” to their former institutions and “hello” to the new Calabasas School when the academic year ended last month.

SCVUSD Business Office awarded once again
Updated: June 05, 2015 - 7:37 am

For the 15th consecutive year, the Business Office at the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District has been recognized for having met or exceeded standards for financial reporting and accountability.

Tuesday 06/02/2015
Girl Scouts sell cookie boxes by the thousand
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 9:24 am

Miranda Quintero-Cardenas’ secret to Girl Scout cookie selling success is simple: go north.

SEAHEC celebrates 30 years in community
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 8:48 am

The Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center recently celebrated its 30th anniversary with a party at its Target Range Road office, behind Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital.

‘Love Kitchen’ serves up 175 pizza meals at Crossroads Mission
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 8:49 am

The Little Caesar’s Love Kitchen recently rolled into the Crossroads Mission Family Center to provide fresh pizza meals for approximately 175 people in need.

Friday 05/29/2015
Traditions of Memorial Day continue at Nogales ceremony
Posted: May 29, 2015 - 9:18 am

Every year for a quarter of a century, Gabriel Galindo has belted out just 24 gut-wrenching notes to pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate price for their country and the freedoms we all enjoy.

Tuesday 05/26/2015
Jail staffers win top state recognitions
Updated: May 29, 2015 - 10:48 am

Two staff members at the Santa Cruz County Detention Center won top honors during the eighth annual AZJails conference.

SCVUSD summer meals program to launch May 30
Posted: May 26, 2015 - 8:27 am

A kickoff event May 30 in Rio Rico will mark the start of the annual Summer Food Service Program in the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District.

Friday 05/22/2015
Libraries set to host summer programs
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 9:34 am

The Nogales and Rio Rico public libraries will hold their annual Summer Reading Program June 4 to July 9.

Tuesday 05/19/2015
Ceremony honors fallen officers
Updated: July 23, 2015 - 11:50 am

Law enforcement officers and community members gathered at the courtyard of the County Complex in Nogales on Friday for a ceremony honoring peace officers killed in the line of duty.

Memorial Day events on tap in Nogales
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 3:25 pm

Veterans of Santa Cruz County are gearing up for upcoming Memorial Day ceremonies and activities, and they’re inviting local citizens to join in.

RRHS seniors earn Rotary scholarships
Posted: May 19, 2015 - 8:59 am

Seven seniors at Rio Rico High School have been awarded scholarships by the Rio Rico and Tubac Rotary clubs to help them as they begin their college studies.

Graduation traffic alerts
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 12:25 pm

Parking and traffic restrictions will be in place during graduation ceremonies Thursday at Rio Rico High School and Friday at Nogales High.

Friday 05/15/2015
RRHS student video project turns lens on safety
Updated: May 15, 2015 - 4:51 pm

With melancholy music in the background, a red sports car speeds by in the video and fades out to a statistic: 82 percent of teens own a cellphone.

Tumacacori park to host Kino events
Posted: May 15, 2015 - 12:00 am

Tumacácori National Historical Park is joining the Mexican state of Sonora in celebrating the life and missions of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino as part of the annual Festival Kino.

Graduation and transition ceremonies
Posted: May 15, 2015 - 12:00 am

The May 8 edition featured a listing of high school and college graduation ceremonies in Santa Cruz County. Here are some more graduation and transition events set for next week.

Nogales chamber honors businesses; RR dinner focused on health care
Updated: May 15, 2015 - 7:51 am

With their family members and employees on hand, several local businesspeople were lauded by the Nogales Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce for their contributions to the local economy.

Tuesday 05/12/2015
State park to host mariachi festival
Posted: May 12, 2015 - 8:19 am

Boulder Beach at Patagonia Lake State Park will be filled with Mexican music, dance and food during the park’s annual mariachi festival on Saturday, May 16.

Tubac Presidio park is getting greener
Posted: May 12, 2015 - 8:22 am

The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is touting the one-year anniversary of an effort to make the park grounds more green.

Student wins prizes in photo competition
Updated: May 12, 2015 - 8:29 am

Lily Wharton, a sophomore at Patagonia Union High School, won a Silver Key for her photograph “Dance of the Dandelions” at the Arizona Region Scholastic Visual Arts Contest.

Friday 05/08/2015
NHS seniors rake in top scholarships
Posted: May 08, 2015 - 8:34 am

It’s been a big year scholarship-wise at Nogales High School.

Graduation ceremonies set in Santa Cruz County
Updated: May 08, 2015 - 4:13 pm

With graduation season arriving in Santa Cruz County, here’s a list of upcoming high school and college commencement ceremonies:

Rio Rican heads to Germany on Fulbright
Posted: May 08, 2015 - 8:35 am

Lucia Carlson of Rio Rico, a graduate student at the University of South Dakota, has been awarded a J. William Fulbright Scholarship.

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