The Patagonia Regional Times’ mission is to be a reliable and engaging source of news for the communities of Eastern Santa Cruz County — open to all views, focused on local issues, written and edited by local people, and providing a platform for community education and involvement.

We are a nonprofit organization, funded by paid advertising, donations and grants. Our monthly print publication is distributed to newsstands and local merchants across the Eastern Santa Cruz County region.

The PRT is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News — a nationwide network of independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan news organizations. Learn more at