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2015 Candidates of the “Fiestas de Mayo”

2015 “Fiestas de Mayo”

On Tuesday, April 7th the department of Arts and Agriculture in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate selected 4 candidates that will represent the Fiestas de Mayo Celebration. The candidate will be crowned as the official “Reina de las Fiestas.”  Each year the organizers of this event, seek female participants between the ages of 16-19 in Santa Cruz County to participate ... Read More »

Child & Family Resources, Inc

Champions in family care

Child & Family Resources, Inc is is a private, community-based, non-profit agency offering 31 programs throughout southern Arizona. At least 92% of funding goes toward programs and services benefiting 34,000 families and children each year. The agency is headquartered in Tucson with satellite offices in Phoenix, Sierra Vista, Douglas, Safford, Bullhead City, Kingman, Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Yuma and Nogales. ... Read More »

4th Annual First Things First Celebrates The Young Child “Community Event”

4th Annual First Things First Celebrates The Young Child “Community Event”

First Things First held their 4th Annual Celebrates The Young Child event in Nogales, Arizona at the Quality Hotel Americana on Saturday, February 7th. First Things First opened their doors to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Organizations that participated in this event were Child-Parent Centers, Inc., Child & Family Resources, Inc., Kid’s House Montessori Daycare & Preschool, ... Read More »

“The Borderlands Food Bank Serves Santa Cruz County, Arizona, Internationally and 18 other States within the U.S. ”

Nogales Borderlands Food Bank

Hunger has always been a cause of concern in third world countries, but most people don’t realize hunger exists within our own community too. Here in the United States, we are a country of consumers, but we are also the largest producers of waste. As a result, the Borderlands Food Bank has dedicated themselves to making sure food does not ... Read More »

“Making Lasting Contributions Towards Creating A Better Environment”


The Santa Cruz Training Program has been dedicated to serving  children and adults with disabilities within Santa Cruz County  for more than 46 years .The training program was founded by Ana Maria Copola. An advocate for children with disabilities who started to get other parents involved in starting a program to meet the needs of children with disabilities. It started ... Read More »

Lincoln Lions continue to SHINE!

Lincoln School learning about community service.

    Through the use of Pillars of Character Education and Sharing is Caring ideas, students came together to collect 1927 pounds of non-perishable food items for the community food drive, sponsored by UNISOURCE! Norma Lucero, Administrative Assistant, UniSource Energy Services, has been teaming up with Lincoln Elementary for the past years to do a food drive. Students collected food ... Read More »

Santa Cruz Community Coalition aims to empower our community by providing a safe environment that promotes equality, healthy lifestyles and choices.

Santa Cruz Community Action-" Making A Difference"

Santa Cruz Community Coalition is a non-profit organization.  Their main focus is to implement programs that help prevent and educate the community on improving the health and well-being of the community. The Santa Cruz Community Action Coalition is a group of community members with a common vision. The coalition was formed as a means to help improve our community by combining ... Read More »

Thanksgiving Day Project

Nogales Rotarians, and their families began the day at 7 am at Villa’s Market on Grand Avenue.

Another Thanksgiving Day has come and gone. Food was cooked and shared with family and friends.  Thank you prayers were uttered for all the blessings received during the year. For a group of Nogales Rotarians, and their families, the day began at 7 am at Villa’s Market on Grand Avenue.  Once at the store, they were met by employees who ... Read More »

“Walk to End Domestic Violence”

Nidia Solorzano from the Santa Cruz County Attorney Office of Victim Services one of the many organizers of this event.

The Victims Services Division from the Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office in collaboration with the Santa Cruz County Community Response Team & Task Force Against Family Violence (SCCCRT) held the “Official Proclamation and Candlelight Vigil,” on Monday, October 6th from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. After the official ceremony that was very well attended by the public, the “Walk to End Domestic ... Read More »

Cold Water Challenge: Derek Arnson, Nogales Chief of Police does viral dare


If you use Facebook chances are you’ve seen friends post videos of the ‘Cold Water Challenge.’ It’s a viral trend making the rounds on social media. The idea of this trend is when a person gets nominated for the “Cold Water Challenge” they have approximately 24 hours to respond to it- whether they jump right into it, get sprayed by ... Read More »

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