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People that “Echo” Linda Rushton


This month’s people that “echo” in Santa Cruz County is Linda Rushton. She has been living in Nogales for 7 years in November. She is the founder and chair of the non-profit organization Santa Cruz Nature & Heritage and the Santa Cruz International Film Festival. “Nogales is one of the most important cities in our state. It is a safe ... Read More »

Calabasas School Kicks Off Governor’s Office Healthy Families/Healthy Youth Pilot Program


Calabasas School is embarking on a new project this year! It is being sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Youth Faith and Family in conjunction with the Office of the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent, Alfredo I. Velásquez. The goal of the program is to prevent drug abuse and addiction through education and training. Both Calabasas School and county staff ... Read More »

Del Golfo al Pacifico/Photographic Exhibit

Golfo del Pacifico-Photographic Exhibit

The General Consulate of Mexico in Nogales, El Colegio de la Frontera, Cochise College-Santa Cruz Center and the Cultural Arts Committee of Nogales held a ceremony on Thursday, September 1,2016 at 3:00 p.m. The inauguration ceremony was well attended by community members. Those in attendance had an opportunity to enjoy the photographic exhibit. The exhibit was meant to bring awareness ... Read More »

Child Car Safety Awareness


The Arizona Department of Public Safety, Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office, Mariposa Community Health Center (Platicamos Salud), Child & Family Resources, First Things First, the Rio Rico Fire Department, the Nogales Police Department and the Nogales Fire Department held a child car safety event on Friday, September 23rd at Walmart for the general public from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the front ... Read More »

Little Red School Introduces New Technology


Little Red School is the first is the State of Arizona to introduce a new technology to its school to help students learn. Little Red School Superintendent Kathy Romero from Santa Cruz Elementary District #28 was the one who spearheaded this initiative. “Students will love this new technology. It is fun and intuitive students will want to use technology to ... Read More »

Nuestra Casa/Our House


Nuestra Casa/Our House is a program provided by Catholic Community Services in Southeastern Arizona non-profit organization. It is a program here in Santa Cruz County that provides a safe haven to victims of physical, economic, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. Their primary purpose here in the community is to maintain and strengthen the family in crisis through support and education. Services ... Read More »

Determined to Succeed


The Nogales Mexican Consulate hosted for the month of September a variety of workshops. These workshops were to promote labor week. The workshops on labor were to inform the public on labor rights, labor unions, E-verify,applying for a social security card, and inspirational women in Santa Cruz County. The inspirational women workshop included three women from Santa Cruz County who ... Read More »

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 »

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