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Giving the People of Nogales a Voice

A New Year but not a new face to the City of Nogales. Nogales Mayor Arturo R. Garino was the first to be featured on the cover of Border Eco Magazine back in April 2011.This past election the City of Nogales re-elected Arturo R. Garino for mayor. The Honorable Arturo R. Garino was sworn into office on Thursday, January 3rd ... Read More »

Safety or Harassment?

We received several letters from the public regarding the harsh safety measures the Department of Public Safety has in place for Santa Cruz County. One of the concerns is the 24/7 patrolling of our highways, people question if it is for safety or simply harassment. Here in Santa Cruz County many of the streets are patrolled by law enforcement to ... Read More »

New Opportunities for Staying Fit!

It is a New Year! For many people, the transition is a symbolic new start, a time to improve one’s health or make changes in one’s lives. Part of living a healthier, more balanced life one needs to eat better, drink more water, get eight hours of sleep daily, and stay physically fit. Many people are looking to make 2019 ... Read More »

Teacher Excellence Award

Rio Rico High School teacher, Chris Peters, was surprised while teaching his Financial Literacy class when Principal Vroegh unexpectedly entered his classroom accompanied by an entourage of administrators and strangers. Vroegh announced that guests were interested in making a brief presentation. Tucson Values Teachers Chief Operations Officer, Katie Rogerson, approached the front of the class, and announced that Chris Peters ... Read More »

Arizona Superintendent of the Year

Verdugo received the award for “working to create a strong positive culture that has unified the schools” at SCVUSD35, said ASA Executive Director, Mark Joraanstad. Specifically, Joraanstad credited Verdugo’s major administrative accomplishments during his 4 years as SCVUSD35 superintendent that have led to the district’s strong culture: combining two schools [Peña Blanca Elementary and Calabasas Middle] into one K-8, expanding ... Read More »

ADEQ Training

The  City of Nogales along with Innovative Consulting and Training, LLC, held their 1st ADEQ Cohort training on October 16 -18, 2018 at the Santa Cruz County Provisional Community College Center. There were 10 people from the City of Nogales Public Works Department who participated in the 1st ADEQ  training. The City of Nogales sponsored the training session costs for ... Read More »

People that “Echo”-Efrain Trigueras

This month people that echo recognizes Efrain Trigueras the  Nogales Operations Site Director from the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. Mr. Trigueras was born in Yuma, Arizona but raised in San Luis, Arizona He comes from humble beginnings from a family of 4. His mother and father were both hard-working farmers, who worked in the fields of San Luis. ... Read More »

Parent Love Connection Host Their 2nd Annual Walk

October is international Down syndrome awareness month.  On Sunday, October 14, 2018, the Down syndrome community in Santa Cruz County gathered to celebrate people with Down syndrome’s to promote awareness and inclusion.  The Santa Cruz Parents Love Connection held its Second Annual Walk for Down syndrome at Teyechea Park in Nogales Arizona from 12:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. The Santa Cruz ... Read More »

Celebrating 50 Years of Service

The Santa Cruz Training Program celebrated their 50th Anniversary on Saturday, October 21st. The fundraiser event was well attended by community leaders, board members, staff, and program participants with approximately 300 people in attendance. The event was held outside the SCTP parking lot, the area had a stage and multicolor led dance floor for attendees to enjoy live music and ... Read More »

Protecting Santa Cruz County

The County Attorney’s Office is a full-service law firm for County Government and serves as a prosecutorial agency responsible for the fair administration of justice for all involved in the criminal justice system.  The Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office prosecutes all felony and juvenile offenses which occur in the County and all misdemeanor offenses which occur in the unincorporated areas of ... Read More »

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