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The local border will remain closed to “non-essential” travelers for another month. A White House spokesman said on Monday morning that land border travel restrictions at the U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada border would remain in place until Oct. 21.

Dancing, singing and plenty of food were on hand on Saturday afternoon for a belated Fiestas Patrias celebration in downtown Nogales, commemorating Mexican Independence. Several hundred local residents gathered for the event – young and old and, judging from the license plates of cars parked…

The Santa Cruz County Health Services Department reported 62 new COVID-19 cases among local residents during the week leading up to Thursday, an average of just under nine cases per day.


The Santa Cruz County Fair was back in action last weekend at the Sonoita Fairgrounds, with livestock events, amusement rides a dunk tank and food trucks serving burritos, burgers and lemonade. Hundreds of people attended the fair on Sept. 17, the first day of the three-day event.

Fifteen people who immigrated from countries as wide-ranging and diverse as Congo, Jamaica, Mexico, Syria, Venezuela and Vietnam took the oath of U.S. citizenship during a ceremony on Friday at Tumacácori National Historical Park.

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