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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 »

Mariposa Community Health Center held a grand opening

Ribbon cutting ceremony at Mariposa clinic in Rio Rico

On Tuesday, June 7th, Mariposa Community Health Center staff, the Board of Directors and community were joined by special guest Congressman Raul Grijalva in celebrating the opening of Mariposa’s beautiful new dental clinic in Rio Rico. Judith Claremon, Mariposa’s Board President, provided opening comments and welcomed those in attendance. Mr. Welden, Chief Executive Officer, recognized the Health Center’s Dental Department ... Read More »

HOLY CROSS GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital celebrated its 50th Anniversary

–Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a celebration held in the hospital’s Café Ole Courtyard. The ceremony was conducted by Dina Sanchez, Senior Director of Planning/Community Relations. An Invocation was offered by Isabelita Boquiren, Lead Chaplain, followed by a warm welcoming of the guests by Winnie Fritz, President and CEO of Carondelet St. Mary’s and Holy Cross ... Read More »

2011 Mariachi Festival

"Herencias de Mi Tierra" Ballet Folklorico of Nogales, AZ, was one of the crowd pleasing groups who participated in the event.  The group featured children dancing to traditional mariachi music in traditional folklorico dress.

Approximately 7 miles north of Nogales on State Highway 82, Patagonia Lake, a State park, sits nestled among the hills in a wide canyon which tributary to the Sonoita Creek was dammed to create this angler favorite. Camping, fishing, water skiing, hiking and bird watching are activities locals and travelers have enjoyed over the decades since the park’s opening in ... Read More »

Sonoita Crossroads Café

Crossroads Café

Although Santa Cruz County is the smallest county in Arizona, it has a varied landscape that provides the highway traveler a scenic panorama of breathtaking views. Entering Sonoita, which name was derived from the O’odham words, “Ṣon Oidag” (meaning “spring field”), State Route 82 transects rolling high desert hills bordered on the west by the majestic Santa Rita Mountains. It ... Read More »

Customer Service & Great Food: A Recipe for Success

Arizona-Sonora Mining Company built in 1906 and owned by Roy & Titcomb is now Kasa Mia Restaurant.

Originally built for the Arizona-Sonora Mining Company in 1906, the large, historic building located at 460 N. Arroyo Boulevard is now one of Nogales’ newest restaurants. Kasa Mia Restaurant began their endeavor in November 2010 serving up authentic Mexican food to the masses. Upon entering the grandiose eatery, you are first taken by the sheer size and openness of the ... Read More »

Romo’s Road to the Crown

Miss Arizona hopeful Natalie Romo

As covered by Border Echo Magazine in our May edition, Miss Arizona hopeful Natalie Romo is continuing her efforts to participate in the big competition later this year. In preparation, she traveled to New York City and went on various modeling calls in the Big Apple. She was also a presenter at the Cinco de Mayo celebration and is currently ... Read More »

PRESIDENT’S AWARD RECIPIENT

Nogales Horne Ford dealership

When you service your car at the Nogales Horne Ford dealership, the staff there will not only pick you up and drop you off at your work or home but will also provide exceptional customer service. They are extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of your car needs, accommodating current customers and guiding new buyers to the ideal choice. The local ... Read More »

Kino and Karns

Picture of the historic Harns home which is located on Grand Avenue in front Nogales City Hall.

Echo of History by Axel C. F. Holm –In 1691, Father Eusebio Kino began exploring the northern frontier of New Spain to Christianize the native tribes. Captain Juan Mateo Manje who accompanied Kino kept a diary of seven of nine of Kino’s explorations covering 4,675 miles in 200 days in a region Kino called the Pimería Alta . Two hundred ... Read More »

Historic bed and breakfast

Famous Mexican muralist and bullfighter Salvador Corona’s work, above, on the main courtyard walls.  PHOTOS | EDGARDO MUNOZ LAFUENTE

When you drive out on South River Road heading to the Hacienda Corona de Guevavi, you are instantly transported back through history into a time of cowboys, pioneers, missionaries and movie stars. This upscale bed and breakfast has a long history dating back to Father Eusebio Kino. Now owned by Phil and Wendy Stover, they undertook a dream to renovate ... Read More »

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