George Swan, a frequent visitor to Patagonia, is an amateur audio engineer who enjoys recording unique sounds. He recorded this sound clip of hummingbirds at a feeder on the mesa.
I have always loved paper pages, cover art, and the heft of a book in my hands. At least twice in my life I thought about opening a book store, but somehow the momentwas never quite right. Then, in 2001 I found myself working one winter in a wonderful place that sold used books. It […]
Every Wednesday night, a ragtag group of local musicians gather in Dick and Phyllis Klosterman’s living room for an evening of musical adventures.
In the space of a one-bedroom apartment, Steve and Anna Coleman have created a place for the children and young adults of Patagonia to talk, play music, watch television, do their homework, cook, and play foosball.
A visitor’s center is an important link in the economy of this region where visitors spend hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. Without a visitor’s center it’s hard to know who these people are, much less encourage them to stay awhile. They aren’t likely to find The Nature Conservancy or Patons, the Arizona Trail, the cemetery, or even the library without some guidance. One couple asked about “the pizza place” and I pointed across the road. “We drove right past and never saw it,” they said.
Back row from left: cast members Francesca Claverie, Laura Wenzel, Janice Pulliam, Bethany Brandt, [far right: Art Director Anita Clavesco-Wharton]; Front: Ana Maria Warsnick, Sharon Calvert, Jenny La Dage, Andrea Stanley. Not in photo: JamieCattanzio, Erin Blanding. If you attended a performance of “The Vagina Monologues” on Valentine’s Day weekend, you probably experienced a few […]
David Seibert (left) with John Walsh and Thomas Jonsson David Seibert, who is the director of Borderlands Restoration, rented a small house on the outskirts of Arivaca while doing restoration work and research for a doctorate in cultural anthropology. On February 19 he gave a talk about that research at the Patagonia Library: the mysterious […]
A stream that flows from the Lead Queen mine as it looked after heavy rains flooded old mining tunnels last September. Last September when heavy rains flooded old mining tunnels and sent heavy metals into the local watershed, many government agencies assessed the damage, trying to determine how toxic the run off was, where it […]
Armida De La Ossa knows the secret to longevity. Armida De La Ossa was born in Santa Cruz, Sonora on January 26, 1915. Today she lives in Patagonia, and according to her children, she doesn’t think that being 100 years old is anything to get excited about. She still does her own cooking and washing […]
The concept of trust is getting a bad name of late. Will you ever look at a rerun of “The Bill Cosby Show” in the same way again? Will you ever look at all? Will Brian Williams ever have the same gravitas if he comes back to The Nightly News? Bernie Maddof, remember him? How […]