“Christmas presents will be in short supply!” “Be sure and shop early since there will be few items to choose from for your loved ones!” “Christmas will be a lot different this year because of the delay in goods being held offshore due to Covid, tariffs, the politicians, etc. etc…” These familiar headlines in both […]
Fifteen bison from Tennessee have arrived at Hudbay’s 170-acre Rail X Ranch in Patagonia.
Linda Anderson stands with two of her stained glass creations in her workshop in Elgin. Anderson will be selling some of her work at local craft shows. Photo by Pat McNamara After 45 years in the corporate world as a program manager, taking her from the east coast to Colorado then to Mesa, Arizona, Massachusetts native […]
Dana Brothers hosted a small camel gathering at her place in Lyle Canyon in late August.
Andy Benton, pictured here with his wife, Lisa, has recently been named pastor of the Sonoita Hills Community Church. Photo by Jennifer Riehl From cold, grey Sitka, Alaska to sunny Elgin, Arizona, 42-year-old Andy Benton has traveled a long way to his new positon as pastor of Sonoita Hills Community Church. Benton is eager to […]
Celine Schlappy explores the Empire Ranch with the help of “Agents of Discovery,” a new interactive phone app. Photo by Cami Schlappy The historic Empire Ranch is moving into the cyber world of the twenty-first century. And it is doing this without disturbing the historical charm and beauty of the ranch. The Bureau of Land […]
Susan Corl holds some of her silk paper creations made with silk from her worms. Photo by Pat McNamara Silkworms are not the first thing that comes to mind when one visits Patagonia. Usually associated with China, their discovery as a valuable commodity was first noted in the 27th century BC. Chinese legend has it […]
This is the first of a series introducing the writers who regularly contribute articles and columns to the Patagonia Regional Times. Look for more profiles in upcoming issues. Bob Brandt A farm boy from Lancaster County, PA, after jitterbugging my way through high school,I earned B.S. and M.Ed. degrees at West Chester State College (WCSC) and […]
The Quiroz family recently lost seven heifers to lead poisoning. From left: (Standing) Rafael Quiroz Ralph, Angie, and Carolina. (On horses) Ralphie and Jose. Photo by Pat McNamara Third generation Sonoita native Ralph Quiroz was met by a catastrophic scene when checking his heifers on Feb. 18 on leased land off of Highway 82 in […]
The Vera Earl Ranch in Sonoita is offering local, ranch raised, natural beef to markets, restaurants and home buyers. The Vera Earl Ranch has come a long way from its start in 1968 with the purchase of 20,000 acres of the Sonoita grasslands by Burton Beck, the grandfather of current owner, Ian Tomlinson. Over the […]