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DCS-Serving Santa Cruz


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 »

Serving Santa Cruz County


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


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 »

Little Red School Celebrating 95 Years


On Friday, December 30th at 12:00 p.m. Little Red School hosted a lunch Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to inaugurate their new K-5 Playground and celebrate 95 years. The Little Red School playground was made possible through a grant that Kathy Romero, School Principal applied for early in the fall that paid for 50% of the equipment. It was approved by three ... Read More »

Ambos Nogales Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Opens A Satellite Office


On Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. on 337 W. Mariposa rd. Nogales, Arizona the Ambos Nogales Hispanic Chamber of Commerce officially opened its doors to the public. The event was well attended by government officials from ambos Nogales. The Governor of Arizona, Honorary Doug Ducey honored them with his presence for the ribbon cutting along with Lea Márquez ... Read More »

48th Annual Convention and Golf Tournament


The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas hosted their 48th Annual Convention and Golf Tournament at the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa in Tubac, Arizona on November 3-5. The convention kicked off on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. The morning session focused on “Food Safety.” It also included an inspirational talk from DeDe Murcer Moffett, speaker/author of the ... Read More »

AADYCT-Community Partner


The AADYCT Youth Group was invited to participate in the Voices & Visions Across the Borderlands Festival on November 2-6, 2016 by Dr. Jana Rivers-Norton. The group was invited to paint a mural on one of the walls at Cochise College. The group was provided with all the art supplies and space needed to paint. Over the course of 3 ... Read More »

What It Means to Be a State Representative


Member of the Arizona House of Representatives are elected to two-year terms with a term limit of four consecutive terms.  Each of our State’s 30 legislative districts elects two representatives.  State Representatives bring with them a variety of experiences; there is no formal education or professional experience requirements. A State Representative will spend most their time on passing bills into ... 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 »

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 »

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