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People that “Echo”-Danna Gallardo


Since 1991, Danna Gallardo has been working with youth. She is a dedicated educator who enjoys working with young people from various educational settings. “I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with these young people and their families.  It has truly opened my eyes to what unconditional love can accomplish,” said Dana. Ms. Gallardo is the ... Read More »

Nogales Mercado Farmer’s Market


An opportunity to buy local, healthy, fresh food and handmade gifts! Nogales Mercado is THE place to be on Friday afternoons. Here in our beautiful and diverse town of Nogales, Mariposa Community Health Center and Nogales Community Development combined access to healthy food with local economic development to create this vibrant, year-round Farmer’s Market. Experiencing food at its finest can ... Read More »

Mariposa’s Tubac Regional Health Center

Mariposa’s Tubac Regional Health  Center

Mariposa Community Health Center is pleased to announce the opening of the Tubac Regional Health Center in late February. In 2015, Mariposa was asked by the Tubac Health Care Foundation to resume operations following the Center’s closure by its current operator to ensure that the residents of the northern portion of the County have access to primary medical care over the long-term. Reopening ... Read More »

Character Counts

Character Counts

The office of the Superintendent Alfredo Velasquez hosted on January 11th a 3-day workshop for educators. The workshop was coordinated by: Janet Annett- Southwest Educational Consultant Agency, Ismael Morales- Virtual Response Program Director, and Denisse Melendez-Office Manager.The workshop “Character Counts”  facilitator was John Forenti from the Josephson Institute. The program basically helps instill a positive learning environment for students. The ... Read More »



Today young people more than ever are exposed to sex, violence, drugs, and alcohol. Teaching them how to make the right choices is crucial to their development and future. Youth need to educate themselves on how to make the right choices. Santa Cruz County is fortunate to have programs that can help young people address these topics with their parents. ... Read More »

People that “Echo”-Sonia Sanchez

People that "Echo"

Border Eco for the month of February selected Sonia Sanchez for our feature story on People that “Echo” in Santa Cruz County. Sonia Sanchez is a prevention specialist for Circles of Peace. She has worked there for 5 years. She started working in the field of prevention on February 2012. Ms. Sanchez currently manages the Anti Alcohol Drug Coalition Team ... Read More »

People that “Echo”-Marisol Mercado

Marisol Mercado

Marisol Mercado is our selection for the January magazine people that “echo” in Santa Cruz County. She currently works for the Mayor of Nogales as an executive assistant. Her role is to make sure the mayor’s office runs smoothly. She started working for the mayor’s office on July 20th of  2015. The opportunity to work for the mayor became available ... Read More »

City of Nogales Hosted their 10th Annual Christmas Light Parade

3rd place winner

The City of Nogales hosted its 10th Christmas Light parade. The mayor’s office along with the Nogales Police Department, Nogales Fire Department, the Parks and Recreation helped to organize this successful event. For many the holiday season, is a time of celebrating with family and friends.The mayor’s office worked diligently to ensure this year Christmas Light Parade would be a ... Read More »

Santa Cruz Senior Center continues to serve our elder

Serving our elder

Our Santa Cruz Senior Center more than ever needs the support of our community. Santa Cruz Senior Center is a non-profit organization, also known as the Santa Cruz Council On Aging. The Santa Cruz Senior Center opened its doors to the senior population of Santa Cruz County in 1972. It currently serves 43 seniors ages 60 years and over. The  center ... Read More »

Hall of Fame 2015

Nine exceptional community leaders

Hall of Fame 2015 Nine individuals were selected to be inducted into the Hall of Fame 2015. These individuals are exceptional community leaders working towards making a difference in Santa Cruz County. Norma L. Santa Cruz-Lucero- Norma Lucero, born and raised in Nogales, is a 1985 graduate of Nogales High School where she played for the Apache Volleyball Team and ... Read More »

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