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The Battle of Ambos Nogales

BY George Thompson “… citizens on both sides of the border to agree to the proposition of the wiping out of the imaginary international line and uniting of two Nogales’ into one general Nogales. The obelisks marking the border line were proclaimed monuments of unity and not division.” Nogales Herald July, 1918 “I happened to be downtown Nogales near the ... Read More »

Faint images of history

Echo of History by Axel C. F. Holm When I stand at the northern edge of the Hilltop Gallery and gaze down along Western Avenue, I swear I can hear a bugle-calling reveille. Though faint images of Nogales history, more than vestiges of the U.S. Army’s Camp Stephen D. Little (1910-1932) remain along Western Avenue and Anza Drive. Non-commissioned officers ... Read More »

The Son Tay Prison: A risk worth taking

By Dr. Marcelino Varona,Jr. During the 1970s, President Richard M. Nixon was facing hostilities in Vietnam and war protesters at home. Escalated anti-war protests resulted with four students at Kent State University being shot to death by National Guardsmen called out to control a campus protest against the war. Thus, bringing closure to the war proved no easy task. Especially ... Read More »

Luis Fernando Parra, Infantryman

On August 2, 1990 militarized units from the country of Iraq invaded and seized control of Kuwait. The invasion triggered a global effort, which included the United States. One such effort was Operation Desert Shield to deter any efforts on the part of Iraq to further invade Kuwait’s oil rich neighbor, Saudi Arabia. On August 7, deployment of U.S. forces ... Read More »

HIPPY Program Planting Seeds of Learning

For the past five years the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) has been preparing children in Santa Cruz County for a successful future. The program is one of four initiatives from the Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools, Alfredo I. Velasquez. This program provides parents of three, four and five year old children with the educational tools ... Read More »

Paving the road through recovery

Every community has members who suffer from substance abuse and mental health issues. Those afflicted with these problems enter a perpetual cycle of obstacles they need to overcome in order to recover. This daunting road to recovery is an almost impossible task to attain which prompted Rick Ploski and Anthony Alberta to offer solutions and support systems that would aid ... Read More »

Making Connections Conference

Cenpatico held its Making Connections Conference this past July 29, 2011 in Nogales. The conference coordinated by Adriana Romero of Cenpatico centered our childhood development. The conference began early Friday morning with a warm welcoming. The conference continued with instructor Darcy Dixon, University of Arizona, with topics of early brain development and childhood experiences. Hands on activities helped illustrate brain ... Read More »

Santa Cruz County One Stop holds law enforcement empowerment seminar

As the successful summer work program comes to a conclusion, the SCC One Stop held a seminar to encourage young adults to learn about and/or pursue careers as peace officers in our local law enforcement agencies. Speakers included local officers, attorneys and staff who spoke about the importance of education, dedication, and hard work to reach the goals of our ... Read More »

Business Expo highlights vendors

The Santa Cruz-Nogales Chamber of Commerce held its annual Business Expo July 28, 2011. “We want to promote and re-unite the business community,” said Santa Cruz-Nogales Chamber of Commerce Director Olivia Ainza Kramer. The expo was open to the general public and featured vendors from all around the state including Phoenix, Green Valley, Rio Rico, Nogales and Nogales, Sonora Mexico. ... Read More »

One-Stop Career Center holds event

The Santa Cruz County One-Stop Career Center held an event filled with entertainment, food and fun on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Student participants, employers and members of the community were invited to attend and participate in the celebration of a successful summer program. Entertainment featured raffles from prize baskets and basketball shoot outs. The event also featured a variety of ... Read More »

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