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Due to a conflict with the Douglas Bulldogs state playoff game with Gila Ridge Tuesday afternoon the Douglas School Board of Education changed its meeting time from 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 to 7 a.m..
City requests residents to conserve water
The City of Douglas would like to advise all Douglas residents of the immediate need for water conservation due to drought conditions and extreme fire danger.
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Fire destroys mobile home
A Pirtleville family of six had their lives turned upside down Sunday when a fire destroyed their rented mobile home.
Douglas’ Diamond Scholars
Over 350 students in the Douglas Unified School District were honored last week in two separate ceremonies as part of the Diamond Scholars Academic Awards Night.
Search for Isabela Celis extends to Douglas
The search for Isabel Celis has reached the border communities of Douglas and Nogales and even into Mexico, officials are now saying.
Douglas man killed
A Douglas man was killed April 20 when his motorcycle struck a cow on Highway 80.
Ray Borane Students and Mayor Gomez share simulated City Meeting
Douglas’ Mayor Michael Gomez invited several students from Ray Borane Middle School to a field trip throughout City Hall facilities on April 26 with the intention of let them experience what a City Council Meeting would be like.
Youth empowerment fair at DHS
In order to illustrate the youth about the importance of making the right choices to make a difference in their future, Cenpatico Behavorial Health of Arizona, the Department of Economic Security and the Douglas High School will offer a Youth Empowerment Fair on May 9, from 10:30-2:30 p.m. at the High School Gymnasium.
Local artist creating art with spray paint
Raul Montano, a sophomore at Douglas High School, does a unique form of art, “Spray Art.”
Pirtleville family displaced by fire needs help
Although Maricela Lerma and her five boys have received the promise of help by several church groups and community members, the family, who lost their Pirtleville home in a fire April 29 still needs the good will of the people to bounce back from the situation they find themselves in these days.
DUSD Board hires 3 new principals
In order to support the Douglas Bulldogs in their home state playoff game the Douglas School Board adjusted its meeting from 5:30 p.m. May 1 to 7 a.m.
Bees invade La Perilla Estates
Residents at the La Perilla Estates had some unwelcomed visitors Tuesday, May 8 when a swarm of bees decided to invade a residence in the area.
Mother’s Day Cake Auction Sunday
For the 49th consecutive year, the Douglas Association for Retarded Citizens will held its Mother’s Day Cake Auction on Sunday, May 13 starting at 1 p.m. at the Gadsden Hotel.
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Lindemann retains Council Seat for Ward 2
Huish returns to city council
After a couple of months being away from his seat for health reasons, councilmember for Ward 5 Ivan Huish returned for the Mayor and Council regular meeting for the month of May.
DUSD Board approves budget revisions
The Douglas School Board of Education approved the final revisions to the 2011/2012 District Annual Expenditure budget at special meeting May 8.
A sweet tradition
With over 170 cakes auctioned and with the help of over 85 volunteers, the Douglas Association for Retarded Citizens was able to raise $23,300 through the 49th Annual Mother’s Day Cake Auction, celebrated at the Gadsden Hotel’s Lobby on Sunday, May 13.
County rancher must pay punitive damages
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Hail invades Douglas
Three Valedictorians for Valley Union High School
ELFRIDA - For their outstanding GPA and academic grades, leadership skills, and commitment toward the groups they were involved to, Breanna Watkins, Cassandra Jane Cornforth and Jace Luzania have been chosen as Valedictorians for Valley Union High School’s Class of 2012.
DUSD looks into budget at board meeting
The Douglas School Board of Education held a four hour board meeting May 15, 90 minutes of which was spent in study session for the budget.
Chamber focuses on getting new members
The Greater Douglas Chamber of Commerce focused on getting ideas from members to invite more businesses to become a member at the monthly membership meeting held on Thursday, May 17 at the DUSD.
DHS Commencement to honor 3 Valedictorians
Douglas High School will honor three Valedictorians and one Salutatorian at its graduation Friday night.
Douglas man held in child molestation case
Faras, Sarah Marley third graders meet their Pen-Pal
After one year of being writing reciprocally, Third grade students from Faras and Sarah Marley Elementary Schools met each other at the Aquatic Center on May 14.
Copper Queen breaks ground on expansion project
Copper Queen Medical Associates (CQMA) Douglas Rural Health Clinic celebrated the beginning of its expansion and renovation project on April 23, with a short program conducted by Copper Queen Community Hospital Chief Executive Officer James Dickson.
Gallery opens its doors to Ray Borane Students
Ray Borane Middle School Art students presented several art pieces at the Douglas Art Gallery to begin a new space called the Youth Corner at the Gallery, in which, students from elementary and middle school will be able to display their talent.
McDonald’s Grand Opening draws hundreds
McDonald’s staff showed their appreciation to the Douglas community with the official grand Re-Opening of the store celebrated on Sunday, May 6, after it went through a renovation process from March 4 to April 16.
Elfrida’s May Festival helps celebrate Mother’s Day
Saturday, May 12 marked the Seventh Annual May Festival celebration in Elfrida.
May magic “Star Wars” with Dance Centre West
The 18th annual recital from Dance Centre West is all set and ready to present this year May Magic “Star Wars” at the Douglas High School James Brendan Auditorium on May 20 at 4 p.m.
Arciniega to compete at State Pageant
Miss Jiselle Arciniega, age 5 has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Arizona Pageant, to be held June 23 at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort in Scottsdale.
Consulate welcomes new Deputy Consul
The Mexican Consulate in Douglas has appointed Oscar Francisco Holguin as the new Deputy Consul in Douglas this month, after former Deputy Consul Raul Grijalva was transferred to another location in Texas.
Wal-Mart helps C.M.N. with Jail-a-thon
With the intention of raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network, Wal-Mart Supercenter in Douglas held a Jail-a-thon on Friday, May 18 starting at 10 a.m. and finishing several hours later.
Faras hosts Family Fun Fest
On May 17th the PTSO hosted a Family Fun Fiesta for the families and students at Faras Elementary in Pritleville.
DHS students compete at HOSA State Competition
On April 1-3 Douglas HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) students attended HOSA State Competitions in Tucson.
Cochise College nursing students awarded scholarships
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Cochise College holds record graduation ceremony in Sierra Vista
SIERRA VISTA— Draped in black caps and gowns, the hundreds of Cochise College students who stepped up to receive their diplomas on Friday night were nearly indistinguishable from one another, except for their footwear, which was as diverse as the journeys that brought them each to that stage.
Luna gets acceptance from Berklee College of Music
Douglas High School Class of 2008 alumni Michael Luna, currently study at Pima Community College in Tucson, will pursue the Bachelor of Music Degree with a Major in Engineering Production in Music at Berklee College of Music in Boston MA, after receiving the acceptance from the board of trustees this month.
Local Organizations Participate in FEMA Exercise
Local Douglas organizations participated in a full scale exercise on Wednesday May 09. This was the fourth exercise in a series of emergency preparedness exercises conducted in Douglas.
23 graduate from FLI
On May 12, 23 Family Leadership Institute participants and their families gathered at the Joe Carlson Multi-Purpose Room for a completion ceremony which marked the end to four months of training.
DHS student receives National Honor
The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced that Douglas High School student Julian Gonzalez has been selected for membership. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.
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