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Supervisors Approve 2023 Budget

The SCC Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the 2022-2023 budget at the special meeting to set the fiscal year 2023 primary and secondary tax rates; adopt the budget; and adopt tax rates for county-wide fire and school districts. Finance Director Mauricio Chavez outlined the impact of unfunded state mandates in...
ELGIN, AZ
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4-H Livestock Activity Day

There is nothing better to a livestock kid than the smell of the barn at 6a.m. That is how we all started out on July 9, preparing for our 2nd annual Mustang 4-H Livestock Activity Day at the Sonoita Fairgrounds. 4-H and FFA members were busily preparing their animals for...
SONOITA, AZ
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Recycling Group Weighs Actions

Having convinced Recyclops to bring its subscription curbside recycling service to Patagonia and having sponsored monthly collections of cardboard and glass, the Patagonia Recycling Task Force now faces some tough decisions about how best to advance recycling opportunities in Eastern Santa Cruz County. Chief among these decisions is whether to...
PATAGONIA, AZ

Beyond Locals Vs. Tourists

The title of Stephen Williams’ fascinating PRT essay of June 2, 2022, sounds a relevant clarion: “Don’t Push Locals Aside in the Quest for Tourist Money.” It might stop anyone in mid-stride, especially those looking to develop a resort in Patagonia. But is his an accurate dichotomy?
PATAGONIA, AZ
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Rotary News

As the school year came to a close the Mountain Empire Rotary Club (MER) paid tribute in May to the Patagonia High School Student of the Month, Oscar Gomez (Shop/Automotive), who was also awarded a $100 cash award. MER was then honored to attend the Elgin and Patagonia Middle School 8th grade graduations, recognizing three students from each school, with the winners also receiving a $100 cash award from the Club. The honorees from Patagonia Middle School were Dolores “Lola” Duerkop (Citizenship), Emma Lewton (Scholarship), and Brianna Majalca (Leadership). Elgin School honorees were Lenin Albarran (Citizenship), Riley Campbell (Student Athlete), and Sage Beal (Academics). MER also awarded a two-year Scholarship ($1,000 each year) to graduating Patagonia High School Senior Tavania Padilla, who plans on studying nursing at the University of New Mexico. Congratulations to all the graduates and award winners!
PATAGONIA, AZ

Notice of Aug 02 Arizona's 3rd Congressional District Election

The 3rd Congressional District of Arizona covers all or part of Santa Cruz County, Yuma County, Maricopa County, Pima County, Pinal County. All U.S. House districts, including the 3rd Congressional District of Arizona, are holding elections in 2022. The general election is scheduled on November 8, 2022. The primary is scheduled for August 2, 2022. The filing deadline was April 4, 2022.
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Areal Flood Advisories in effect for Pima and Santa Cruz Counties

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — UPDATED 6:15 p.m. Strong thunderstorms are moving into the Tucson metro area from the south. These t-storms are capable of producing damaging outflow wind, heavy rain, localized flooding & frequent lightning. A Flood Advisory has been issued for the southwest side of Tucson including Tucson...
TUCSON, AZ