Patagonia: Gateway to the Arizona Trail

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Patagonia is an important gateway community to the Arizona Trail. The trail goes right through the town! In this video at 1m 45s you will meet Sirena Default, Gateway Community liason and Carolyn Shafer, Patagonia community activist who talks about the importance of Gateway communities to the Arizona Trail project. … Continue reading

Sabino Canyon: A Late Summer Pictorial!

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Here are a few images of Sabino Canyon in late September 2014. The monsoons have been generous with their imported rains this season. So our favorite desert canyon was quite green in the late summer. Now is the perfect time to hike Sabino Canyon. … Continue reading

Mining Patagonia, an Environmental Impact Video

Circle Z Ranch, Patagonia AZ In this video, residents of Patagonia, AZ express their concerns about proposed mines in the Patagonia Mountains. We think they have good reasons for concern. If the Patagonia Mountains are mined, life in this largely rural community will be changed dramatically, and not for the better. Mining operations will destroy … Continue reading

Dia de Los Muertos in Sonora Mexico

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This weekend in Tucson, we will celebrate Dia de los Muertos with the increasingly popular All Souls Procession. This is a festive event, Tucson style honoring those that have gone before us. Please watch this video, demonstrating how the Dia de los Muertos event is celebrated in the rural areas … Continue reading

Dia de los Muertos Explained

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All of us in the area we call Southern Arizona celebrate, or are at least passingly familiar with the Mexican Holiday known as Dia de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead. Ever wonder about this special event that has become ubiquitious in Mexico and Southern Arizona. There are … Continue reading

Raptor Free Flight Begins A New Season!

Owl at Raptor Free Flight at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

The Raptor Free Flight Program at our Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is the most extraordinary bird of prey exhibition in the United States! The new season begins this Saturday October 18, 2014 and continues through April 5, 2015. Shows are daily at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. October and November are … Continue reading

Rex Allen Days 2014: A Slideshow!

Rex Allen Days Rodeo Queen

Ms. Karen & I enjoyed the 63rd Annual Rex Allen Days at Willcox last Saturday (October 4, 2014). They had a lot of activities going on, but we only got to the parade in the morning, with Grand Marshall Guy Atchley, and the professional rodeo that afternoon. Unlike metropolitan Tucson, … Continue reading

26th Annual Patagonia Fall Festival

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The Best Not-So-Little Art and Music Festival in SE Arizona – Oct. 10, 11, 12 Experience the 26th Annual Patagonia Fall Festival This Weekend! Get ready for three great days of live music, entertainment and over 100 fine arts, crafts and diverse food booths in Patagonia as this quaint, historic … Continue reading