JPS Brown was far more than a colorful character. He was a Renaissance man in a Stetson hat.
During two days in mid-June, the past met the future in the tiny border settlement of Lochiel in the San Rafael Valley south of Patagonia.
Don Simmons was the best part of Patagonia—weird, awkward and sentimental. He was the keeper of our memories and of our good times. He danced when no one else would.
The Patagonia Senior Center transportation program offers rides to medical appointments, shopping when possible, and the airport.
Mating bordered patch butterflies. Photo by Vince Pinto This year’s local monsoon moisture has been fickle in its arrival – the sixth-driest start ever in our locale. The wetter the winter, the more drought prone is the summer, it seems. As I pen these words in mid-July, only a few fortunate areas have received substantial […]
Vince Pinto and his wife, Claudia Campos-Pinto, have devoted the last eleven years to creating a unique wilderness experience for visitors to their 42-acre nature preserve near Lake Patagonia.
After striking it rich in 1911 at the Rainbow mine, George Beebe, age 56, married Edna Woodworth, age 34, and moved to Elgin. There they homesteaded, planted a great orchard and “dry farmed” for 15 years, with their home becoming a focal point in the growing community. Here’s their story.
It doesn’t get much better than April to find your way among the stars. The Big Dipper is high overhead throughout the month. Look northeast to find the distinctive pattern comprised of three “handle” stars and four that give shape to its “pan.” Seems like everyone knows about the Big Dipper. It’s an asterism, a […]
The Costas hummingbird is one of our smallest hummingbirds in the Sky Islands. Photo by Vince Pinto As a wildlife biologist and professional bird guide, I look forward with great anticipation to the month of April. This is one of the best months of the year to seek a broad diversity of bird species in an […]
Flag raising at the Empire School, 1950’s. Photo courtesy Empire Ranch Foundation From 1932 to 1936 the “Empire Merry Makers,” contributed articles for an Arizona Daily Star column reporting on 4-H Club activities in Pima County. 4-H in Arizona began in 1913 with a club in Chandler. The University of Arizona Agriculture Experiment Station organized 12 […]