What town: Ajo
Station: Ajo Station Tucson Sector
Population: 3500 (approx)
Telephone Co. Name: Table Top Telephone, Inc.
Electric Co. Name:
Arizona Public Service (520) 387-6741
Ajo ImprovAjo Improvement Coement Co. (520) 387-7151
Gas Co Name: Southwest Gas Corporation
Cable Co. Name: MeMediacom diacom
City Trash Name: Rubage Control
you take your own to the dump
City Water Name:
Ajo Domestic Water Improvement District (520) 387-6385
Ajo Improvement Co. (520) 387-7151
Ajo Water Co. (520) 387-6668
Why Utility Company PO Box 7128, Why, AZ 85321
Sewer: Ajo Improvement Co.
Clinic Name: Desert Senita Community Health Center
Parks and Rec. Pima County Parks and Rec
Newspaper Name: Ajo Copper News
Chamber of Commerce: Ajo Chamber of Commerce
Convention & Visitors Bureau:
Station type of work - For the most part all the Agents work well with each other. The Management is pretty good.
There is a lot of good work in Ajo and a smaller station (approx 300 Agents). They have two checkpoints, and couple roving X's (no hard X's that I know of).
It is mostly patrol, sign cutting, tracking, you know real patrol work. They have about 75 miles of just border not counting interior. So they have a large area to cover. They catch a variety of things, illegals, drugs, etc.
They back up local Sheriff and respond to citizen calls. Since I left, they have added Horse Patrol, K-9, and Motorcycle Patrol. They also have ATV's. They have a disrupt unit now also.
Shopping - One IGA grocery store, one pharmacy
Go to Phoenix!!
Eateries - Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen a couple of local Mexican restaurants, Bamboo Village Chinese Restaurant--excellent food!
Cellular Telephone - Alltel (Verizon is the most common cell provider, but most companies work out here.)
Local Internet Providers - Table Top Telephone
Other Services -
Ajo has one outpatient clinic and two doctors. Medical professionals also one AZ internist/cardiologist, an orthopedist, a podiatrist, two chiropractors, and one physical therapist that comes once a week from Phoenix.
Any other information that you would like to add:
Transportation services to Tucson and Phoenix and throughout Ajo are provided by Ajo Stage Lines. This town is very small. Some agents live as much as two hours away, just to be near a town. The closest actual city is a little over an hour away. We have one school for K-12 that has 575 kids.
There is a Christian Academy at one of the local churches, but it is just getting started and is full and they only take kids until 8th grade. We have very limited medical resources and most families go to Phoenix or Tucson for medical care. We have no day care, all of the child care in town is done at someone's home. They have some government housing available, ask about it when you EOD.