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Railroad depot in Nogales

Rails through ambos Nogales have been a fact of life for Nogalians since the dual nationality community of Nogales existed.  Before the arrival of rails in 1882, Pete Kitchen settled his El Potrero Ranch eight kilometers north of the border in 1862 at an ideal place by the Potrero Creek, but regularly under attack from Apaches.  As the Apache threat ... Read More »

In Search of CIbola

Francisco Vásquez de Coronado y Luján, born in 1510 to a wealthy family in Salamanca, Spain, was a Spanish conquistador who visited New Mexico and other parts of what are now the southwestern United States between 1540 and 1542. His main objective was to conquer the mythical Seven Cities of Gold.In 1535 at about age 25, Coronado first went to ... Read More »

World class wine making

Kief-Joshua Manning, winemaker and entrepreneur extraordinaire, showcases his most popular wines.

The textures and aromas of fine wines and the regions where the specially selected grapes are grown create excitement to wine lovers around the world. These locations also offer memories of romance among beautiful vineyards that whisper of ancient art.  On the discerning palette of the true connoisseur, a bottle of your choice wine for private enjoyment leaves the savory ... Read More »

31 years of health care

The leadership team at Mariposa Community Health Center,  From left to right, Susan Kunz, Ed, M.J., Director of Platicamos Salud (Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Department), Ed Sicurello, Chief Operations Officer/Chief Financial Officer, Jim Welden, Chief Executive Officer, Maria Jesus Arevalo, Human Resources Director, Eladio Pereira, MD., M.B.A., FACP, Medical Director. (Not pictured John S. Betz, D.D.S., Dental Director)

What has become an extraordinarily innovative and nationally recognized Community Health Center had its beginnings in the late seventies. Dr. Tad Pfister, the health officer for the Santa Cruz County Health Department, recognized that there was a tremendous need in the County to make primary medical and dental care available to everyone regardless of their economic circumstances.   So at ... Read More »

Mission meets the need of Hungry

The Crossroads Mission located in downtown Nogales is a haven for all of those in need. The chapel area at the rescue mission, left, is filled with those seeking guidance and a warm meal.

When missionaries Ben and Bert Wenke came to Arizona they wanted to serve the community through missionary services. After an assessment of the area, they concluded that Nogales was in desperate need of a rescue mission to meet the needs of the homeless and the hungry. In October 1995, they founded the Crossroads Mission and immediately went to work.The mission ... Read More »

Remembering the fallen

Memorial - PHOTOS | Detective Oscar M. PenA, SCC SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT

The National Peace Officer Memorial Recognition and Ceremony was held at the Santa Cruz County Complex. The annual memorial honors officers who have fallen in the line of duty. Sheriff Antonio Estrada welcomed guests and invitees with opening remarks and was the official MC of the ceremony. The ceremony continued with a multi-agency honor guard to advance the colors followed by ... Read More »

Patagonia Has a New Town Marshal


COURTESY PATAGONIA REGIONAL TIMES Patagonia’s new Town Marshal was officially sworn in at the Town Council meeting on April 27.Joe Patterson was born at Fort Huachuca to a retired military family and grew up in Tucson.He has worked as a Patagonia police officer in the past, having served briefly in 1998, as a Deputy Marshal under Bill Van Ness with Sonny ... Read More »

DARE celebrate graduation


Every year schools celebrate graduation, be it transitions from kindergarten to first grade or middle school to high school, but not all of them have lions! The Nogales Police departments DARE program graduation does and his name is Daren. Daren is the official mascot for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program, which pioneered prevention efforts when it was founded ... Read More »

A valuable gift for Mom

Social Security office

Mother’s Day has come and passed this year, and many of us gave out cards, flowers, and candy, which is always nice. But this year people all over the country can keep giving and helping their moms by saving nearly $4,000 a year on the cost of prescription drugs. You can help your mom, too, and it won’t cost you ... Read More »

Annual Junior Olympics competition

Local and elementary schools competed in this year's Lions Club Annual Junior Olympics.

The Nogales Lions Club hosted its Annual Junior Olympics in May 2011. Coronado Elementary School took top honors with 189 points, followed by A.J. Mitchell Elementary School with 174 points. Challenger Elementary School rounded off the top three with 159 points. The event was organized through the Nogales Lions Club with the assistance of the Nogales High School and participating ... Read More »

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