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Town Clean-Up Day Offers Chance for Unity

“Let’s Work Together!” That’s the slogan for the annual Town Spring Clean-up Day sponsored by the Patagonia Regional Business Coalition. Sporting a lively new poster this year, the PRBC and its sponsors have designated April 21 as the day area residents can dispose of their hazardous materials at Doc Mock Park across from the public […]

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Council Notes – April 2018

Despite expressions of regret from all quarters about the discord that has marked recent town council meetings, civility once again fell victim to partisan infighting at the February 28 session. Fire department volunteer Jeff Maxwell made a statement that suggested that the issues dividing the town could be bridged by promoting community dialogue. He also […]

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Research Ranch Director Retires

Retiring AWRR Director Linda Kennedy (L) and incoming Director Cristina Francois share a moment at the AWRR potluck on February 10. Photo by Bob Brandt After more than a decade at the helm of the National Audubon Society’s Appleton-Whittel Research Ranch, Dr. Linda Kennedy has, with somewhat mixed feelings, turned over the lead responsibility for […]

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Council Notes – March 2018

Tears flowed, emotions ran high and discord reigned at the Patagonia Town Council meeting on February 14. In a request, that in retrospect was a harbinger of things to come, during the call to the public, local resident Joe Nitsche called on council to put on the agenda for a future meeting a discussion of […]

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A Call for Civil Discourse

Elsewhere in this publication my colleague and friend, Martin Levowitz, leaves no doubt about his views of Donald Trump. I write not in opposition to Levowitz’ basic premise, for I share his disdain for how our president has comported himself and his concern that the president’s heart’s desire may be dictatorship. Rather, my purpose in […]