Former Ward 3 City Councilman Ramon “Hedgy” Jordan passed away peacefully at his home Sept. 5.
Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog
Tony Cortez Rose passed away on Sept. 27 after a short battle with cancer surround by loved ones.
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Sister of Carlos LaMadrid arrested for drug trafficking
On Sept 12 Douglas resident Martha G. LaMadrid, 18, was apprehended by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in Tucson.
ICE employee and son arrested for smuggling
Douglas resident Stella Peterson, 51, and her son Anthony Peterson, 30, were arrested and charged with harboring illegal aliens for profit on Aug. 31.
Deferred action training and guidelines offered at seminar
On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children, who are now between the ages of 16-31, and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, and would also be eligible for work authorization.
DFD holds 9/11 memorial
The Douglas Fire Department held its annual 9/11 memorial last week honoring those who lost their lives 11 years ago.
Quinonez honored at council meeting
Mayor Danny Ortega Jr. presented Council Member Rudy “Popo” Quinonez with the Local Elected Official Distinguished Service Award for his 20 years of service to the Douglas community at the Douglas City Council meeting Sept. 12.
Memorial service for Dever announced
Postal employee sentenced for money order theft
A former employee of the Pirtleville Post Office has been sentenced to 16 months in prison followed by three years of probation for stealing money orders paid for by customers.
DPD seeking help in auto theft case
Officials from the Douglas Police Department are asking anyone with information about a stolen vehicle case that occurred Saturday, Aug. 25 to please come forward.
Espinosa Funeral Home closing Sept. 7
Espinosa Funeral Home will be closing its doors September 7.
SFD breaks ground on new station
On August 31, the Sunnyside Fire Department had the ground breaking of their new fire house.
DFD’s new fire truck finally arrives
What had been a dream for Douglas Fire Chief Mario Novoa became a reality Wednesday when at long last, the new $1.1 million fire truck arrived.
DPD Officers attend auto theft seminar
Two officers from the Douglas Police Department recently returned from an event in Kansas City, Mo. where they attended the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators seminar.
SBDC cuts ribbon to mark opening of extension office
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Three arrested for possession of marijuana
Three men have been arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and transporting marijuana for sale.
Marijuana found in abandoned apartment
Douglas Police Officers seized roughly 91.45 pounds of marijuana on Saturday, August 26 with an estimated street value of more than $45,000.
Former Councilman Jordan passes away
On Sept 5, former Ward 3 City Councilman Ramon “Hedgy” Jordan passed away peacefully at his home.
Picking up Douglas
An estimated 25 local residents spent five hours of their time this past Saturday walking around town picking up garbage and debris all with the intent of helping clean up the city.
School Board approves top 10 legislative action proposals
One of the main focuses at the Douglas Unified School Board meeting on September 4 was the approval of the top 10 legislative action proposals compiled for them by the Arizona School Boards Association.
How to advertise your business effectively discussed at chamber event
Did you know that 79 percent of shoppers episodes result in a purchase, 68 percent of shopping is planned and 31 percent is impulse and 86 percent of adults used at least one information source in the week to plan shopping?
Court sentences drug smuggler to 46 months in prison
State court backs tattoos as free speech
PHOENIX — They may not be everyone's idea of art.
CCSO Sheriff Larry Dever killed in car wreck
Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever died Tuesday following a one-vehicle accident near the northern Arizona town of Williams. He was 60 years old.
Rothrock announces write-in candidacy
Cochise County interim Sheriff Rodney Rothrock, made the announcement on Sept. 27 that he plans on being a write-in candidate for the Cochise County Sheriff election Nov.6.
Relay for Life dedicated to Tony Cortez Rose
On Oct. 6, 2012, at 10 a.m. the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Douglas will kick off with a special Survivor’s Lap, a moving experience honoring those who are battling cancer or defeated it. Survivors will join together to take Relay’s opening lap, unified in victory and hope, while the rest of the event’s participants surround the track to cheer them on.
Candidates forum to be held Oct. 2
On Oct. 2, KDAP and the Greater Douglas Chamber of Commerce will hold a political forum at the Douglas Unified School District Administrative building from 7–9 p.m.
DUSD Board accepts new evaluation system
The Douglas School Board of Education accepted a new evaluation system for all administrators and teachers at its Sept. 18 board meeting.
FLI kicks off registration
Douglas Unified School District held their Family Leadership Institute (FLI), registration kick off Sept 20.
Douglas’ economy looking better
The Cochise College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) held its 17th annual Douglas Economic Outlook luncheon on Sept. 21, at the Cochise College campus.
Douglas celebrates Arizona’s centennial
During the month of October the Douglas Centennial Committee invites all of Douglas to come out and celebrate Arizona’s 100th birthday.
Wake up and smell the coffee Douglas
Douglas soon will get a taste and rich smell of cappuccinos, carmel macchiato, and lattes with the opening of Galiano’s.
Dannels picked to replace Dever on ballot
Following the unexpected death of longtime Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever there has been some confusion as to who would replace him on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.
Douglas celebrates Mexican Independence day
The 2012 Douglas Fiestas held its parade on Saturday, September 15 down G Ave, with approximately 26 entries.
Douglas’ Relay for Life honored at Great West Relay Summit
The Relay for Life of Douglas was honored at the Great West Relay for Life Summit, held in Phoenix this past weekend. They were presented the “Gordy’s HOPE” Award for being Arizona’s only 24-hour event.
Pirtleville clean up day Saturday
New dance studio opens in Douglas
Line up the kids a there’s a new dance studio in town.
China Poblana winners announced at selection dance
The 2012 Douglas Fiestas to commemorate the Mexican Independence Day began this year with the 13th Annual China Poblana Selection Dance at the Bushmasters Club, Saturday Sept. 8.
Mexican Consul holds Bi-National Health Week
The Douglas Mexican Consul will hold its 13th Annual Bi-National Health Week Oct. 1-5.
A 39 Day walk through Ephesians
Studying the word of God verse by verse, is not only how Pastor Mike Lingenfelter teaches his Sunday service, but also how he was inspired to write his first book “Stepping Forward: A 39 Day Walk Through Ephesians.”
Wal-Mart appreciates Clawson teachers
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St. Luke’s holds fiestas
St Luke’s Church held their annual fiesta four day fundraiser Aug. 30-Sept. 2
How social media can help your business
Saddleback has new additions to staff
Saddleback Liberty Traditional has three new teachers this year. Kindergarten and Special Education Director, Edward Mealy; fourth and fifth grade teacher Ruth Acedo and physical education Juan Carlos (J.C.) Criado Ortiz.
Pediatric Center of Excellence holds dedication
Chiricahua Community Health Centers Pediatric Center of Excellence held their building dedication on September 9.
Douglas man arrested following two separate accidents
DUSD and council work together to make Douglas better
On Sept. 13 the Douglas Unified School District governing board and the Douglas Mayor and City Council held a joint study session at the Douglas Government Center.
Cochise County Bookmobile schedule
Bookmobile Schedule for October 2012
Huber Middle School holds NJHS ceremony
Huber Middle School held its National Junior Honor Society ceremony on Sept.11 in the Huber Middle School gym with over 75 family members in attendance.
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