COVID-19 Updates

By PRT Staff The Patagonia Regional Times is aware that in this unprecedented environment our readers are looking for up-to-date and reliable information regarding the coronavirus pandemic. As part of our commitment to bring you relevant and important local news you need, the PRT will update this page weekly on Fridays as we receive new […]

Former SCC Sheriff Tony Estrada, Former Captain Ruben Fuentes Charged with Racketeering

June 3, 2021 Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a complaint against former Santa Cruz County Sheriff Marco “Tony” Estrada, Jane Doe Estrada, former SCC Sheriff Captain Ruben Fuentes and Jane Doe Fuentes, “pursuant to the AZ Racketeering Act.” According to the complaint filed in Maricopa County Superior Court, “The defendant Marco “Tony” Estrada […]

Showcasing Our Graduates

June 2, 2021 By Marion Vendituoli 2021 PUHS Valedictorian   Chesed Chap, valedictorian for the Patagonia Union High School class of 2021, plans to pursue a career in the theater, a passion she has developed through her participation in the Tin Shed Theater at the Patagonia Creative Arts Center (PCAC). Most notably, in 2020, she […]

The Gardens of Patagonia

June 2, 2021 By Sarah Klingenstein For a town of fewer than 900 residents, Patagonia has an impressive culture of volunteerism, and it shows in the public gardens around town. Last month, we took a look at the Community Gardens and the Post Office Garden. For the June issue, we dig into two others. The […]

Local Woman Doing Her Part

June 2, 2021 By Marion Vendituoli Marilyn Miller is looking forward to having time to spend in her garden this summer. Since January, the Patagonia resident has been devoting her time and energy to help the Santa Cruz County effort to vaccinate residents against COVID. She showed up to help when the vaccine site at […]

Art in the Pandemic

By Charlotte Lowe May 1, 2021 Patagonia artist Paula Wittner has figured out how to spin a pandemic into pure gold. A year ago, Wittner was scheduled to have an international opening of recent works in both Arizona and Sonora. Acknowledging an unusual serendipity, the shows were entitled “Both Sides Now” and scheduled to open […]