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New McDonalds opens

Local food icon in Downtown Nogales has now reopened for business. The location was shutdown earlier this year for a short period of time in order to build a brand new location with a variety of modern advances. Following is a excerpt from a previous article: It’s been a year and a half since LeAnn Richards acquired the Nogales McDonalds ... Read More »

Tubac Art Festival


The sweet aroma of unique foods and rows of limitless talent filled the streets of the Tubac Village for five days during the 53rd Annual Tubac Art Festival. The Festival, sponsored by the Tubac Chamber of Commerce, began on Wednesday February 8th 2012 and lasted until Sunday the 12th. Artisans and patrons from all over the country came to experience ... Read More »

Santa Cruz County Spelling Bee

SCC Superintendent of Schools Alfredo Velasquez hosted this year's 2012 SCC Spelling Bee.

By Joseph Wright Competitive spirit was high on February 9th 2012 at the Santa Cruz County (SCC) Complex for the 2012 SCC Spelling Bee. Twenty-five students from all over the county gathered to compete for the chance to participate in the Arizona State Spelling Bee. The event, which was sponsored by the Rio Rico Rotary Club, began at 9 a.m. ... Read More »

FPAA dedicates room after former chairman


The Fresh Produce Association of the America’s (FPAA) honored one of its former members, Humberto Monteverde who passed away late last year, on December 9, 2011. The FPAA named its master meeting room after Monteverde, recognizing his contributions to the association on February 3, 2012. Monteverde served as chairman on the board of directors for FPAA from 1992 to 1996. ... Read More »

Correctional Nurses meet

Becky Payne, Registered Nurse (RN) for Yavapai County

The Arizona Correctional Nurses meeting was held in Nogales at the Tony Estrada Law Enforcement Center for the first time on Thursday, November 11, 2011. The purpose of the meeting was for nurses from all correctional facilities around the state to come together on a quarterly basis and share ideas, best practices, attend trainings and hold conferences. “It became a ... Read More »


Nogales Fire Department

The Nogales Fire Department recently held a trash clean up to help beautify the city and also gave out candies this past Halloween. Read More »

Holiday meals for needy

City of Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino at this year's Thanksgiving give-away.

The City of Nogales Mayor’s Office hosted its Annual Thanksgiving Meals drive on November 22, 2011. In conjunction with local schools, the Mayor’s Office was able to identify eighty in-need and low-income families to receive the Thanksgiving meals. The families, selected by local schools, were then cross referenced by the City of Nogales in order not to duplicate efforts and ... Read More »

Patty Garcia celebrates Fifth year Anniversary with SCC Recorders Office

Patty Garcia fifth year anniversary

Patty Garcia recently celebrated her five-year anniversary with the Santa Cruz County Recorders Office, where she received a plaque and recognition at a Board of Supervisors meeting. Garcia is a local of Santa Cruz County and a graduate of Nogales High School. “I initially applied and was hired on a temporary basis but within two weeks, I was asked to ... Read More »

PVHS Students attend College Fair in Phoenix

NACAC’s college fair, which was free and open to the public, allowed PVHS students to interact with admission representatives from a wide range of postsecondary institutions to discuss course offerings, admission and financial aid requirements, college life in general, and other information pertinent to the college selection process. PVHS is a firm believer in the earlier the better. They encourage ... Read More »

Lions Club Christmas Project

Lions Club member Dina Sanchez looks talks to the many children who are participating in the Nogales Lions Club Annual Christmas Project.

The Nogales Lions Club with the aid of many other organizations woke up early on Sunday, December 4, 2011 to bring the spirit of the holidays to 100 children in need. The project, now in its 38th year, began with children and volunteers shopping for clothing worth more the $80 per child at J.C. Penney and new shoes from Bracker’s ... Read More »

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