Suspect in Stabbing Apprehended

Charles Van Nest, the suspect in the stabbing incident that occurred in Patagonia Oct 4 is in custody. Here is the press release from the Patagonia Marshal’s office.Press Release. “On October 4th, 2019 and in the early morning hours of October 5th, 2019. The Patagonia Marshal’s Office, Santa Cruz County Sheriff Office and other Agencies […]

County Drafts New Health Code

By Kat Crockett SCC Health Director Jeff Terrell recently issued a draft 66-page health code, new fee schedule, and food rating system impacting food establishments county-wide. The county is also adopting the 2017 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code. “The major change in the proposed code will be the requirement for a certified food […]


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Musicians of Note: Odell Borg

By Robert Brandt Although his successful Native American flute-making business, High Spirits Flutes, has earned Odell Borg a place of distinction among local musicians and far beyond, his road to success, has been anything but smooth.  Born in Germany, the son of an American GI and a German woman whose romance, like many wartime affairs, […]

New Drilling Proposal Under Review

By Aisha Sander Approximately 50 people attended the Coronado Na onal Forest Service (CNF) “Public Scoping Open House” at Patagonia Union High School on Sept. 4. This open house marked the beginning of the Public Scoping phase of the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Sunnyside Exploratory Drilling (SED) Project proposed by Arizona Standard. The project […]