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People that “Echo”-Mercedes Castro


This month Border Eco features a woman in our community who has for several years dedicated herself to public service. She is a real-life warrior who has faced many challenges in her life but still continues to move forward. She has dedicated herself to helping women victims of domestic violence in Santa Cruz County have the resources they need to ... Read More »

Santa Cruz County Superintendent brings state of the art technology to our schools!

Empowering young minds!

Monday, August 29, 2016 Z-space landed in Santa Cruz County! It brought the latest virtual 3D learning technology to schools in Santa Cruz County. The Santa Cruz County Superintendent has brought this revolutionary technology to our schools, so students are able to engage in learning in a fun and interactive way . Alfredo I. Velásquez has made sure Santa Cruz ... Read More »

Platicamos Salud celebrates 25 years of service!

Celebrates 25 years!

On Thursday, August 25, 2016, Mariposa Community Health Center held a celebration to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Platicamos Salud. Speakers included James R. Welden, founding Mariposa CEO (retired), Ed Sircuello, Mariposa CEO, and Regional Representative for Senator Jeff Flake, Bob Brubaker. Read More »

Working behind the scenes!

Staff having fun packing backpacks

The Santa Cruz County Superintendents Office worked behind the scenes to ensure all students across Santa Cruz County have the supplies they need to be successful. School supplies, and backpacks were taken to several schools across Santa Cruz County who do not participate in the Jump Back 2 School or the Rio Rico School Blitz. Little Red, Patagonia, and Elgin ... Read More »

Every Vote Matters!

Your vote matters!

The Primary Election day is August 30th! Every vote matters. Make your voice be heard. Here in Santa Cruz County there is a local Democratic office reaching out to voters. The Arizona Coordinated Campaign will be making calls and knocking on Democratic friendly, neighborhood doors throughout the state. They will be reminding and encouraging voters that every vote matters, every ... Read More »

People that “Echo”-Lourdes Suarez

Lourdes Suarez

For the month of September, Border Eco selected a community leader who has dedicated herself to working with victims of sexual abuse, and domestic violence.  Lourdes Suarez is an advocate for Su Voz Vale. Her role is to provide support, and guidance to women, children, and men who are victims of abuse. “My role of work  is to help reduce ... Read More »

Su Voz Vale-Your Voice Matters

Your voice matters!

“Su Voz Vale” your voice matters is a non-profit organization here in Santa Cruz County dedicated to working with individuals who are victims of sexual and domestic abuse. Su Voz Vale is currently under the umbrella of CODAC Behavioral Health Services. Su Voz Vale is a crisis intervention, and advocacy program. It provides support, and information to victims of sexual ... Read More »

Teacher of the Year Awards 2016-Western Celebration

western celebration (3)

2016 Teacher of the Year Awards Dinner-Western Celebration The Teacher of the Year Awards Dinner took place on Friday August 5th at the Esplendor Resort Sonora Ballroom. The event was co-sponsored by the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office, Mr. Alfredo Velasquez and Nogales Rotary Club, Mr. Abelardo Duran. The event was spearheaded by Ms. Patricia Barraza Preciado special events ... Read More »

Decision 2016- Meet the candidates

Your vote counts!

The elections are just around the corner. Here at Border Eco we want to ensure the public stays informed on the candidates. Our goal is simply to inform. We are a media outlet who takes pride in keeping the public informed. Make your voice be heard! Make it a point to vote, it is your civic duty! Current Open Offices-up ... Read More »

Meet the candidates!

Addressing questions from their constituents

Local and state politicians addressed the public on Tuesday, August 9th to propose their plans for economic growth and prosperity. The forum was held at 5:30 p.m. at the Quality Inn Hotel conference room. The forum was hosted by the Santa Cruz County Board of Realtors. Politicians had an opportunity to introduce themselves, and talk about their propositions to help ... Read More »

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