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Thank you!-Cochise College

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Cochise College Santa Cruz Center has had a strong presence in our county since 2003. The college has 48 part-time instructors, 4 full-time instructors, with a total of 7 full-time staff members and 5 part-time staff members. “A wonderful aspect of our college is how we emphasize the word “community,” is the service we provide to everyone who walks in our doors. ... Read More »

Rio Rico High School Designated A+ School of Excellence™

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The Arizona Education Foundation announced today that Rio Rico High School is one of 39 exemplary Arizona schools receiving its A+ School of Excellence™ designation for the 2016-17 academic year.  With this award, Rio Rico High School now becomes the 4th of five Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 schools holding this title, joining San Cayetano Elementary, Coatimundi ... Read More »

The 6th Nogales Bicycle Classic

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The 6th Nogales Bicycle Classic took place on Saturday, March 25th in beautiful Santa Cruz County. It was the most scenic ride in Arizona. This very safe and well organized event started in historic Nogales and took riders through Rio Rico, Patagonia, and Sonoita.  This year the event hosted a variety of family activities at the finish line, such as, ... Read More »

Strengthening Families Program

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On February 23rd, 2017, the Strengthening Families Program held its second cohort graduation. The Strengthening Families Program, also known as SFP, is funded through a grant given through the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith, and Family. This 14-week program takes ten families through sessions intended to strengthen the family unit through learning communication skills, coping skills and overall healthy family ... Read More »

DCS-Serving Santa Cruz

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The Department of Child Safety formerly known as a Child Protective Services currently serves children and families in Santa Cruz County. The office is located at the Department of Economic Security in Nogales, Arizona on the top floor. The DCS for years have assisted children, youth and families in Santa Cruz County. The role of DCS is to protect children ... Read More »

Art in the Park Call for Entries at Tumacácori

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Over the course of National Park Week, from April 14 through April 23, 2017, Tumacácori will celebrate artistic expression of all kinds with an exhibition on display in the breezeway of its historic visitor center. “Art and national parks have always had a close relationship,” says Superintendent Bob Love, “A celebration of art in all its many forms is a ... Read More »

People that “Echo”-Marie Montenegro-Ochoa

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This month of April Border Eco introduces Marie Montenegro-Ochoa Department of Child Safety Program Supervisor. She is a Nogales native who graduated from the Nogales High School in 1986. Ms. Montenegro-Ochoa completed an associate’s degree at Pima Community College and then completing a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Northern Arizona University. She has been working for the Department of ... Read More »

“Successful Women”

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The General Consulate of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona held its 2nd series panel of “Successful Women,” on Monday, March 6th at the bicentennial hall in celebration of International Women’s Day. The guest panel was composed of three successful community leaders: Marie Montenegro-Ochoa (DCS supervisor), Claudia Mariz Oroz (business woman), and Mercedes Castro (Our House Shelter case manager). The first panel ... Read More »

Serving Santa Cruz County

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UA South has been offering higher education services in Santa Cruz County since 2008. UA South, or UA Santa Cruz as it was initially known, first started as a collaborative effort between the Outreach College of the U of A and UA South. Commerce was the first major offered, and later, elementary education from there, services transitioned to UA South. It ... Read More »

RRHS Students Achieve Top Results in Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards

RRHS Students Achieve Top Results in Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards

Twenty students from Rio Rico High School (RRHS) received prestigious awards from Cambridge International Examinations to acknowledge their outstanding performance in the May 2016 Cambridge examination series, an exam given to students in over 40 countries around the world. Two students received the highest scores in the United States, scoring above all other US students taking the exam. Receiving the ... Read More »

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