Bringing Our Communities Together

By Gary Nabhan* Arizonans were caught off guard when they heard that the Santa Cruz National Heritage Area had recently been designated by Congress and signed into law at the White House on March 12, 2019.  Suddenly, we found ourselves living in a 3300 square mile landscape that was nationally recognized for its distinctive natural […]

Town Manager Interviews

The Town of Patagonia is hiring a new Town Manager. The interviews are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and will happen on Saturday May 25, 2019 at 9 am. The Council will interview 5 applicants, all of whom live in Arizona, and two candidates are local. The Town Manager is somewhat like the CEO of a […]

Casting Light on Light Pollution

By Robert Gay Light pollution, which has joined air, water, and soil pollution as a major environmental concern, occurs by direct transmission of light which we experience as “skyglow.”  It can be caused by many sources including homes, businesses, signs parks, roadway lighting, sports events, vehicles, construction, airports and military bases. In Santa Cruz County, […]