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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 »

“Dos Cabezas makes exceptional wine”

Dos Cabezas Winery

“Dos Cabezas makes exceptional wine” Dos Cabezas WineWorks has been producing wines in Arizona since 1995. Dos Cabezas WineWorks is a family-owned and operated winery in Sonoita, Arizona. The winery was originally located on an 80 acre Dos Cabezas Vineyard near Willcox, AZ. Just after the harvest of 2006, winemaker Todd Bostock purchased the winery with the help of his ... Read More »

Victim Advocacy & Support

Ensuring victim, and witness rights  are enforced.

An Arizona constitutional amendment in 1990 gave rights to victims of crime. The Victims Services Program started operating 1985. The Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office manages several programs that specifically designed to help victims, and witnesses understand, and navigate the judicial system. Victims and witnesses of crimes often feel unprotected.   As a result, the Santa Cruz County Victim Services ... Read More »

People that “Echo”-Juan Espinoza

Dedicated to helping students meet their goals

Juan Andres Espinoza was born in Mesa, Arizona and raised in Nogales, Arizona. Growing up on a border town allowed him to be part of both the American and Mexican cultures. Andres earned his Associate’s Degree in Social Work from the Cochise College Santa Cruz Center in 2012 and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and Family Studies at ... Read More »

“Power of One Conference”

Hosts the "Power of One" Conference

October was a busy month in Santa Cruz County. The month was filled with events focused on promoting awareness on domestic violence, and how it affects not only victims, but everyone in a community. Events included peace walks, intimate ceremonies, to social gatherings, October was filled with passion, and energy to expand awareness on domestic violence. Today, community organizations are ... Read More »

“Community leaders addressing our veterans needs”

Collaborating to meet the needs of our veterans

On Friday, November 6th several community leaders gathered at the Nogales City Hall to asses the needs of our veterans in Santa Cruz County. The American Red Cross, State Representative Rosanna Gabaldón, Read More »

Santa Cruz County Career & Community Expo

Hosted a successful career fair

On Wednesday, October 28, 2015 the Santa Cruz County One Stop hosted its 2nd Annual Career Fair in Santa Cruz County. The event took place at the Santa Cruz Provisional College where more than 77 organizations participated in the event. The event included a variety of business sectors from healthcare, retail, non-profit and food industry. The event was extremely successful as ... Read More »

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