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“We did it baby!” is how Douglas’ new Mayor Danny Ortega Jr. expressed his joy, and excitement to his wife Anne, on election night in Douglas last week.
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Voter turnout lower than expected
City of Douglas Clerk Brenda Aguilar received official results for the consolidated election to choose the new Douglas’ Mayor, as well as City Council members for Ward 1, Ward 3 and Ward 5 on Wednesday, March 14.
City Council receives unfortunate news at council meeting
With only three months away for the newly elected Douglas Mayor, Danny Ortega Jr. and City Council member for Ward 5 Luis Greer taking their seats, the regular City Council meeting held March 14 in the City Hall Council Chambers ran in a more relaxed way than previous meetings.
Gusting winds blow through Douglas
Sunday’s winds that blew through Douglas caused damage throughout parts of town.
Residents encouraged to help keep city clean
The City of Douglas is asking for your cooperation in complying with City of Douglas ordinances DMC Title 8.32.140 & 8.16.
Waiting for answers one year after border shooting
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Register now to vote in Primary Election
The last day to register for the Primary Election on August 28 will be July 30, 2012. Register now and you won’t be caught unprepared during your summer vacation.
Family Leadership Institute motivates Douglas parents
On Saturday morning David Briseno, with Family Leadership Institute (FLI), spoke to about 30 parents and staff members about improving family and school relationships at the Douglas High School Library.
April is Child Abuse Prevention month
April will be the Child Abuse Prevention´s month in Douglas thanks to a proclamation signed by Mayor Michael Gomez on Wednesday, March 28.
Recount gives same result for Wards 3,5
As it was reported last week by City Clerk Brenda Aguilar, the City was granted a motion to recount the votes for Wards 3 and 5 since the difference between the numbers of votes was 10 or less. The motion was presented by the City in order to comply with the Arizona Revised Statute Article 16-661, Section 6, referred to recount of votes.
Two injured in head-on collision
A head-on collision Friday on Highway 80 shutdown traffic for several hours and had those going to Sierra Vista rerouted through Double Adobe.
Local Sprint store closes
Due to an expiration of the contract with the national company, the Douglas´ Sprint Store closed its doors April 2.
Fiesta Insurance celebrates Opening with Race Car exhibit
People gathered on Thursday, March 22 from 1-5 p.m. at Fiesta Insurance Auto Company to celebrate with staff the official grand-opening of the Douglas’ office.
Two new constructions taking place in Douglas
Two new constructions in Douglas will host one new business and the relocation of another one in the near future.
Blood Drive to be held at DHS
The American Red Cross invites the Douglas’ community to its annual Blood Drive to be held at the Douglas High School Gymnasium on Tuesday, April 26, from 8-1 p.m.
Two injured in collision
Two Douglas residents, one of which was a female who was six months pregnant, were injured Sunday evening in a two-vehicle accident at 8th Street and Pan American.
Criminal convicted, sentenced to 51 months in prison
A 42-year-old man from Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico, apprehended by Douglas Station Border Patrol agents in March 2011 near Douglas, was recently sentenced to 51 months of confinement.
Two Suspects with outstanding warrants have case adjudicated
18 year old man stabbed
On April 10, around 6:30 p.m. the Douglas Police Department responded to the area of the 300 block of 5th Street in reference to a male who had been stabbed. Police officers found an 18 year old man with two stab wounds to his arm and chest area.
Early voting for special recall election now available
A special recall election for Ward 2 will be taking place on May 12.
Douglas educators honored at reception
The2012 Douglas Unified School District Outstanding Educator Reception was held last Thursday at the Douglas Visitors Center.
Public works projects OK'd by Council
A variety of advancements in matter of public works to other improvements to begin in the near future were presented at the City Council Meeting held on Wednesday, April 11 at City Hall.
California sisters arrested for heroin smuggling attempt
Hundreds turn out for Easter egg hunt
Hundreds of local kids ages 1-8 spent Saturday morning picking up all kinds of goodies off the Douglas High School football field during the 13th Annual Easter egg hunt.
Douglas School Board considering dropping admission fees to games
At its regular monthly meeting April 3 the Douglas School Board of Education discussed the possibility of doing away with admission fees to all athletic events except state playoff games which are put on by the Arizona Interscholastic Association.
Community Reinvestment Fund sets goal of helping local businesses
The Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF) has received $75 million in total of tax credits that it will use to fund loans for operating businesses in economically disadvantaged areas.
McDonalds to give free breakfasts April 16-17
Douglas Mercado begins fourth season Sunday
The Douglas Mercado, the local farmers market, will open for the fourth straight season, this Sunday, April 15 from 10-2 p.m. at Castro Park, located on 10th St. between D and E Avenues. The farmers market will run every Sunday through October.
People to People and Light the Fire to “Cover the Night” and raise Global Youth Forum funds
The Douglas Student Chapter of People to People International (PTPI) and Light the Fire Foundation will be co-sponsoring activist, awareness, and fundraising events leading up to their “Cover the Night Kony 2012” event at 8 PM Friday, April 20 at the Douglas Church of God.
Aerial Ladder Fire Truck is a real need for Douglas: DFD Chief Novoa
At October’s City Council meeting Douglas Fire Chief Mario Novoa spoke about the need, in which he explained why the Fire Department needs it and where and when it is going to be used.
Pirtleville man arrested in shooting
A Pirtleville man has been arrested on charges of endangerment, aggravated assault and disorderly conduct with a weapon following an altercation Saturday night in Douglas.
Board hires Robert Long as DUSD attendance officer
Retired Department of Corrections Officer Robert Long was hired as the attendance officer for the Douglas Unified School District at its regular monthly board meeting March 20.
Wards 3, 5 votes to be recounted Friday
In order to comply with the Arizona Revised Statute Article 16-661, Section 6, referred to recount of votes, which states “A recount of the vote is required when the canvass of returns in a primary or general election shows that the margin between the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes for a particular office, or between the number of votes cast for and against initiated or referred measures or proposals to amend the Constitution of Arizona, is less than or equal to the lesser of 10 votes in the case of an office to be filled by the electors of a city or town or a county or subdivision of a city, town or county” the City of Douglas has been granted a motion submitted by City Clerk Brenda Aguilar and City Attorney Juan Pablo Flores to conduct an automatic recount of the vote for the March 13, 2012, Primary Election for Wards 3 and 5.
Renovation of old Phelps Dodge building nearing completion
Renovation of the old Phelps Dodge Building on G Ave. into the new Regional Government Center is nearing completion and officials said last week should be open and fully operational by mid-May.
Local McDonald’s going through some changes
McDonalds General Manager Jesus Castillo has announced that McDonald’s on Fifth Street has decided to go through some changes to better serve the community.
AARP hosts the House of Hope
Age does not affect the desire to help others; and AARP is one of many local examples to prove it.
Meet the Douglas Turning Point
What started in 1998 as an approach to foster innovation and collaboration to the well-being of our community is now a local network between businesses, agencies, and community members working to make Douglas a better place; this is the Douglas Turning Point.
La Solana providing Care and Rehab to Douglas
For over 40 years the La Solana Care and Rehab Facility located on San Antonio Ave. has been a viable part of the Douglas community providing quality care to its residents.
Friends at Cochise College present exhibit at the Gallery
The Cochise College Art Department is glad to present the Friends at Cochise College’s art exhibit at the Douglas Art Gallery for the month of April.
Library and World Book Night U.S. to give away free books
Easter Bunny makes surprise visit to Library
Kids got more than eggs filled with candy at the Public Library on Thursday, April 5; they received a special visit from the Easter Bunny.
Local, regional women honored by Consulate, City of Douglas
The Mexican Consulate in Douglas and the City of Douglas gathered the most outstanding women of both sides of the border area in order to honor them for their leadership, remarkable work and community vocation on Monday March 26 at the Visitor Center, in an effort to commemorate the International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8.
Lions Club to celebrate 31st annual Debutant Dance
As it is a tradition, the 31st Annual Debutant Dance organized by the Lions Club in Douglas and Agua Prieta will take place April 14 at 9 p.m. at the Casino Club de Leones in Agua Prieta.
DARC headed to Tucson for Special Olympic Trials
Forty-three of Douglas Association for Retarded Citizens (DARC) members are headed to Tucson this weekend where they will compete in a qualifying meet at Amphitheater High School trying to improve their qualifying times in track and field for the upcoming state Special Olympics scheduled for April 26-28 at Mesa Community College in Mesa.
Science Fair held at Double Adobe School
Double Adobe Elementary School held its annual science fair the week of March 5-9 under the direction of fifth and sixth grade teacher Sasha Brazeal.
DFD visits Liberty Traditional Saddleback
In their constant effort to keep students informed about fire safety and fire prevention, the Douglas Fire Department made a visit to Liberty Traditional Saddleback Charter School on Wednesday, April 11 to offer a Fire Prevention Talk to students and teachers.
Elfrida FFA members win big at state
On March 2, 2012, over 1,200 Future Farmers of America (FFA) members from over 70 different FFA Chapters across the state traveled to the University of Arizona to participate in their State Career Development Event Contests.
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