The Douglas Centennial Committee, in partnership with the City of Douglas and participating organizations, is sponsoring a Centennial Night Celebration from 4-7 PM in and around the Douglas Art Gallery on 625 10th Street tonight.
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Investigation into bomb threats continues
Douglas Police Detectives are continuing their investigation into two bomb threats in two days at Douglas High School.
Nurse Practitioner joins Douglas Clinic
Nurse Practitioner Christina Gorff, RN, joined Copper Queen Medical Associates (CQMA) at the Douglas Rural Health Clinic on February 7, 2012.
Council appoints Pedroza new City Treasurer
The City of Douglas Mayor and Council regular meeting took place February 8 in which three agenda items stood out.
Two men arrested after vehicle is stolen, police chase
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January 28, 2012
ACT Call Center celebrates graduation of recruits
Advanced Call Center Technologies, LLC offered a graduation party on February 8 to 31 new employees who completed their two-week training classes recently and who are already working in one of the many departments at the Call Center.
Douglas’ new business manager introduced at DUSD board meeting
Douglas’ new business manager Cesar Soto was introduced to the DUSD Board at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Creosote buildup causes chimney fire
Creosote buildup started a chimney fire Thursday night in the 800 block of Ninth Street.
Public works approved by council at special meeting
Two projects that include the Causey Park Water Tank rehabilitation and improvements to the Call Center with pavement markings, signage and more were approved by the Douglas City Council in a special meeting held January 24 at City Hall.
Animal Shelter to offer vaccination clinic
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona will offer a low cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinic to the Douglas community on Wednesday, Thursday, February 15-16 at the Douglas Animal Shelter/Animal Health Care Center, located at 2017 Rogers Avenue.
CQCH Digital Mammograms at Douglas Feb. 6
Copper Queen Community Hospital (CQCH) continues to offer mobile digital mammography on a monthly basis at its Rural Health Clinics in Douglas and Palominas. The next mobile digital screenings will take place on Monday, February 6, 2012.
CCSO arrest report
RBMS Student Sabori recognized by DUSD Board
At the January 24 Douglas school board meeting Mr. Brad Linsday, a teacher at Ray Borane Middle School introduced one of his students, Pedro Sabori, to the Douglas School Board of Education.
American Legion helps Food Bank
In a remarkable way to help the Douglas Area Food Bank, the American Legion Post 11 held a Food Drive outside of Food City on the morning of Saturday, January 14.
Repairs to 20th Street underway
The City of Douglas received CDBG funding for the installation of curbing on 20th, 21st, and 23rd Streets, from A Avenue to Washington Avenue.
January 12, 2012
Progressive dinner draws hundreds
Long lines to get food on each corner of the Church Square, between 10th and 11th Streets and D and E Avenues were the common theme on Friday, January 27 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. thanks to the Annual Progressive Dinner to get funds for the House of Hope.
Series of activities to celebrate Arizona’s 100th Anniversary
Arizona State will observe its 100th Anniversary on February 14.
Former Gifford’s intern visits Douglas students
Daniel Hernandez Jr., Gabrielle Gifford’s former intern, visited with Douglas High School students on Jan 31 in the DHS auditorium.
SAMC to lay-off 18 employees
Southeast Arizona Medical Center’s CEO Brian Bickel announced that on February 18 SAMC will lay-off 18 employees.
Douglas Fire Department offers CPR/First Aid Class
The Douglas Fire Department in their constant effort to serve the community in different ways offered a special CPR/First Aid Training Class on Saturday, February 4 to community members interested in learning these practices that could help them save a life someday.
CBP Officers in Douglas nab sex offender
Dates set for elections to fill Giffords' seat
The special primary and general elections to replace resigned Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords were announced by Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Friday afternoon.
Loss of HURF money hurting City of Douglas
On Jan 19 Douglas’ City Manager Curtis Shook met with Legislature Representatives Peggy Judd, David Stevens and Senator Gail Griffin at the Arizona State Capital Offices to discuss the loss of State Revenue Sharing.
CBP Officers intercept unreported currency
Douglas closes out 2011 with 32 percent decrease in crime
January 20, 2012
16TH Annual soup kitchen planned for February
The 16th annual Soup Kitchen is planned for February 13, 14, and 15. This annual Portal Rescue fundraiser includes a raffle with eighteen fabulous prizes, three days of delicious meals for only $7 and an ideal opportunity for community members and friends to give their annual, tax-deductible contribution.
Two bomb threats in two days at DHS
For the second time in two days the Douglas Police Dept. and other law enforcement personnel were called to Douglas High School for a bomb threat.
Local youth escape injury following two-vehicle accident
Three Douglas juveniles escaped serious injury following a two-vehicle accident last week in Douglas.
Douglas Police investigate stabbing at Coronado Courts
Douglas Police Detectives are continuing their investigation into a stabbing that occurred Thursday, Jan. 12 at the Coronado Courts Apartment Complex.
Local Food Bank under new management
The Douglas Area Food Bank, located at 660 G Ave., is under new management.
Chamber Luncheon Thursday
Hearing in alleged smuggling case reset
BISBEE — A court hearing that was scheduled for Jan. 10 has been rescheduled for March in U.S. District court in Tucson for a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer and co-defendants who allegedly smuggled marijuana through the Douglas Port of Entry.
January 2, 2012
DOC prison guard taken hostage
A Department of Corrections female officer is unharmed after being held hostage Monday at the Arizona Department of Corrections Mohave Unit of the Douglas Complex.
Douglas’ oldest resident, Gertie Eicks, turns 106
All-life resident Gertie Eicks turned 106 years old on Monday, January 23.
City presents Service Award to Dym at Regular Meeting
IT Director at City of Douglas Andrew Dym received a special Employee Service Award in recognition of his accomplishments on behalf of City of Douglas, at regular City Council Meeting which was held on Wednesday, January 11.
Douglas Police Officers investigate motor vehicle accident at the Shell Gas Station on 10th Street.
On Friday, Jan. 13 at approximately 2:15 p.m., Douglas Police and Douglas Fire Department Personnel were dispatched to the Shell Gas Station, 1801 10th Street, in reference to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian.
Important Flat Tax Forum Saturday in Willcox
Organizers in southern Arizona are gearing up to stop the Legislature’s flat tax bill - an income tax plan that will raise taxes on 8 out of every 9 Arizonans while giving the rich a massive tax cut.
Annual Progressive Dinner this Friday
The Douglas Ministries Association invites the Douglas community to join them in their annual Progressive Dinner, to be held as the tradition states the last Friday of January, which will take place this Friday, January 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the “Church Square” between 10th and 11th Streets and D and E Avenues.
January 9, 2012
Cochise County Sheriff’s Office Awarded Grants from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded two grants by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for Driving Under the Influence Education, Safety and Enforcement.
Ramos retains seat as DUSD Board President
Mario Ramos was re-elected to a second term as DUSD Board President at the regular monthly meeting which was held Jan. 12 in the Central Administration Building.
Fleming addresses Cochise County redistricting at Chamber luncheon
Former State Representative and current State Senate candidate Pat Fleming was the guest speaker at the Douglas Chamber of Commerce meeting on Thursday, January 19.
Coqui Child Care Center opens
A child’s education in early stages of life is a very important aspect to develop. And Douglas has a new place to do so: Coqui Child Care Center, located in 721 11th St. which opened its doors on January 9.
Local students write letters celebrating Arizona’s Birthday
Paintings of local students of Anderson-Smith added to Gallery’s exhibit
The Douglas Art Association through the Art Gallery in Douglas is offering a retrospective exhibit of the finest works of impressionist painter Effie Anderson Smith in honor of Arizona’s Statehood Centennial.
Local group helps Mexican association with funding
Frontera de Cristo, is a Presbyterian bi-national border ministry that is funded by the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. It has been in operation for 25 years and it has different mission areas: Economic Development, Health, Education, Evangelization and more.
Douglas ARC awards employees and supporters at annual dinner
Economic times can be tough but these will never break the hard-working spirit of the Douglas Association for Retarded Citizens (DARC), which since 1958 has served people with developmental disabilities to provide them an opportunity to learn how to be self-sustained and proved that they have a lot to give to the community.
Local student Sabori is Denny’s Biggest Fan
Ray Borane Middle School seventh grader Pedro Sabori was recognized as the Denny’s Biggest Fan on January 18 at Denny’s Restaurant thanks to an essay he wrote on November 14, 2011 as part of one of Mr. Brad Linsday’s classes.
High Desert Veterinary Service to offer vaccination clinic
The High Desert Veterinary Service in coordination with the City of Douglas Police Department and Animal Control will be offering a Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, January 28, March 3 and March 31 from 8-1 p.m. at Castro Park, located at 10th St.
Morales nominated for Navy award
On January 5th, Voice of Douglas Founder, Danny “Dj” Morales received news from the Commanding Officer, Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Tucson that he been nominated to compete nationally for the Navy Reserve Junior Officer of the Year award for 2011 (Officer of the Line).
Douglas Historical Society to open new exhibit
The 1920s burst into history defiant of the past and eager for the future. Tired of the war and its restrictions and angry and horrified at the death of so many young men in the muddy trenches in France, the younger generation threw aside the fashions, traditions, and values of their Victorian predecessors. Women were gaining more independence: they had already won the right to vote and during WWI many had found the satisfaction of work outside the drudgery of the home. They did away with heavy corsets, shortened their skirts and bobbed their hair. A great many even defied Prohibition and the repressive proscriptions of their parents to smoke and drink publically and dance to risqué music in the speakeasies and backroom clubs of the Jazz Age 20s.
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