Investigations Show Areas of Concern

July 29, 2021 By Kat Crockett The Sonoita Elgin Fire Board (SEFD) has received reports stemming from a series of investigations initiated over the past several months. In January 2021, the Sonoita Elgin Fire Board (SEFD) Board terminated the employment of Chief DeWolf for misconduct because he increased his salary by $300 per week without Board approval. […]

Marijuana Store Gets Thumbs Up

July 29, 2021 By Robert Gay and Marion Vendituoli Despite opposition by some residents, the Patagonia Town Council approved a special use license fora recreational marijuana dispensary on July 14. Aari Ruben, of Tucson, is planning to open the dispensary in the former Cose Buene Restaurant building at 436 W. Naugle Ave. Earlier that evening, […]

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 […]