The PRT Newsletter for the Week of August 3, 2022

Community Calendar

The Patagonia Regional Times is pleased to offer our new Calendar of Community Events on our website. The community calendar is designed for individuals, non-profit organizations, local businesses, and government entities to publicize meetings and events that may be of interest to the community and to promote community events and activities. See online form here. Your text, photos and fliers all can be posted on the calendar. 

Each announcement should include complete information on the event, who sponsors it, what it is, dates, times and location, and a local phone number and contact person for further information. If your event requires a registration, the deadline date for registration should be conspicuous so that the deadline will be announced as well as the event. Click here to read our guidelines.


We will continue to publicize events in our e-newsletter as well. The PRT may edit event content for length, corrections, text, etc. We do not post any notices in the PRT Newsletter for events that are more than three weeks away. Flyers for nonprofits, community organizations and fundraisers will be accepted. Submissions and or questions should be in email form or a word document to Nisa Talavera, Assistant Editor at All submissions for the Wednesday e-newsletter must be submitted by Tuesday, 10 a.m. For more in-depth questions about calendar listings, please call 740-206-9594.

Breaking News In Our Community

PRT Newsletter Bird Photo Contest

Costa's Hummingbirds submitted by Thomas Brown during our July bird photo contest.

The PRT newsletter hosted a bird photo contest during the month of July. The winning photos can be seen in the August PRT. A complete online photo gallery of all our entries will cbe on our website soon.

Gooch (Glen) Goodwin

Photo By Marion Vendituoli We have lost one of our champions this week. Gooch (Glen) Goodwin fought tirelessly for the preservation of our wild spaces. He will be remembered for his stunning photography, his commitment to preserving our natural resources and for his thoughtful, caring nature.

First Day of School

Photo By Marion Vendituoli Riley Green is greeted by Elgin School kindergarten teacher Kim Crawford on the first day of school on August 1.

Patagonia Pool Family Fun Day

Contributed Photo The Patagonia Pool hosted Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 30. About 30 participants attended with ages ranging from 6 weeks old to upper 70s.

Journalism On Display at The Tin Shed Theater

By Maggie Urgo

It’s no secret that in the past few decades local newsrooms have been decimated, along with the decline of accurate, community-based reporting. At the same time journalism has expanded from the domain of the printed page and the evening news to a whole host of digital forms and outlets. The Patagonia Regional Times itself, bucking the trend of the disappearance of local news, is continuing to develop, expanding into the digital realm of e-newsletters and adding new features to its website. This coming Saturday, August 6 at 3p.m., contemporary digital journalism will be on stage in front of an audience at the Tin Shed Theater in Patagonia, as Voices From The Border and the Sierra Club Borderlands present “A Peek Behind The Curtain – The Making of a Podcast.” Melissa del Bosque and Todd Miller, journalists based in Tucson, Arizona, write “The Border Chronicle,” an online source for original reporting and analysis from the U.S.-Mexico border. They will be present in the Tin Shed, gathering raw material to be edited into a future podcast. Attendees will witness an on-screen interview with Hop Hopkins, the Director of Organizational Transformation at the Sierra Club, where he supports all organizational strategic priority areas to design, advance and support development and change efforts. This includes theoretical interventions related to developing an organizational vision, theory of change and intersectional equity, justice and inclusion. In person, and also being interviewed, will be Erick Meza, Borderlands Coordinator for the Sierra Club. Meza was born in the Sonoran Desert of Mexico and his work is to promote a holistic approach based on community development and understanding of how all the complex dynamics of the Borderlands affect the front-line communities and the environment of this region. Additionally, there will be audience questions taken, potentially enriching the eventual “The Border Chronicle” podcast. Melissa and Todd have spent decades writing about border communities in Mexico and the United States. Cumulatively, they have 40 years in the field reporting for media outlets from The New York Times to In These Times and writing books about the region. They focus on the big issues challenging our region, such as climate change, economic inequality, government surveillance, and the rapid growth of the border security industrial complex. Their goal is to challenge preconceived notions about the borderlands, even their own.

Join Patagonia CERT

Community Emergency Response Team

We assist emergency personnel in Patagonia when needed.

Join us at one of our meetings on the first Wednesday of the month and find out more about Patagonia CERT. 

Email to let Marilyn know you want to come to a meeting.

CERT members receive free training (usually on the weekend) that involves both coursework and activities like putting out a small fire, group-carry of a wounded person, and practicing a rescue with injured victims.

Upcoming Events in Our Community

School Events in Our Community

Patagonia Public School Online Registration Info -

Please log into PowerSchool to register your child. High School PowerSchool link: Elementary PowerSchool link: If you do not remember or do not have your PowerSchool username and password please contact the Student Office, you can call 520-394-3000 or email If you need assistance with registering we will have a computer here at the Student Office for your use. When you sign into PowerSchool on the left hand side of the screen there will be several options scroll down and choose FORMS. All the forms will be there please fill out all the forms. For returning students most of the information will be filled out. Please review and correct any mistakes.

Items of Interest in Our Community

Backpack Drive - The 2022-23 school is starting soon. Corner Scoop is having a back pack drive for families in need. Please bring new backpacks (and school supplies if you can) to the Corner Scoop - they will be distributed from there, and within the new soft goods cabinet next to the food pantry near the Sonoita Post office entrance.

If you are willing/able to donate any delicious baked goods (pies, cakes, cookies, etc.), we would appreciate it. They can be dropped off at the fairgrounds on Friday, August 5th.


Thanks to a grant from the Legacy Foundation of Sierra Vista, there will be a free training held at the Patagonia Senior Center in First Aid and CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation). CPR is an emergency procedure that can help save a person's life if their breathing or heart stops. There will also be a training in the use of a defibrillator, an electronic device that applies an electric shock to restore the rhythm of a heart, when the irregular contractions of its muscle fibers result in a lack of synchronism between heartbeat and pulse.

The training will be five hours long and will be held on a Saturday (the exact day to be announced.)

There are twenty openings and several instructors, each instructing a group of only five or six people. If interested, please visit or call the Patagonia Senior Center (520-394-2494) and leave your name and phone number.

Recyclops Recycling Service

Recyclops Accepts:
Aluminum & steel (tin) beverage & food cans
Cardboard & pasteboard
Glass containers (with glass subscription)
Magazines/catalogs, junk mail, paper, books
Newspapers Plastic beverage, food, & soap containers (plastics #1, #2)

More information on what Recyclops accepts and does not accept is available at the Recyclops website.

Empire Ranch Foundation Volunteer Opportunity

The Empire Ranch Foundation is seeking volunteers to work at our Gift Shop at
the historic Empire Ranch. Volunteers are needed for five hour shifts on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. To apply, and for more information about responsibilities and requirements, click here

Farmers' Market Schedule

Patagonia Flower Farm's Monthly Artisan and Farmers Market - Last Thurs. of the month 9am - 3pm by the gazebo in the park. Call Aishah for more info 520-335-7384

Patagonia Farmers and Crafts Market -Thursdays 9am-12pm by Red Mountain Foods.

Sonoita Farmers Market - Saturday Mornings 9am-12pm at the Sonoita Post Office parking lot (NW corner of Hwy 82/83)  

Sierra Vista Farmers Market - Thursday 10am-2pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park. Click here for more info.

Nogales "Little" Mercado - Fridays 4-7pm 163 Morley Ave, Nogales. Click here for more info.

Tick Collection and Free Snake Relocation

What do you call a tick on the moon? A luna-tic. Ok, jokes aside, I’m collecting ticks again for the CDC and they asked for your help. Same as last year, any ticks you pull off yourself, pets, or livestock I would be happy to come pick up. For folks planning on donating regularly, I can bring you vials with ethyl alcohol. Contact Eric at 602.635.0117 with questions or ticks.

Also offered: FREE SNAKE RELOCATION. Call or text Eric anytime at 602.635.0117 for safe relocation of rattlesnakes

Gratitude Drum Circle

Meets at Patagonia Town Park by the gazebo Tuesdays 4-6pm, no experience necessary. Call 520-490-4991 for more info.

Community Job Opportunities

Gardener/Housekeeping - 1 or 2 positions: Gardener for general mowing, weed eating, tending flowering plants in medium courtyard garden, someone who loves to tend to pretty spaces and tinker in the landscaped yard every 2-3 weeks. 6 miles SE from Elgin. ALSO - House cleaner available on an as-need basis, perhaps one or 2 days monthly. Well paying. Could be the same person as Gardener. Flexibility in schedule necessary. Beautiful setting * (approx 5 mi SE of Elgin) Please contact for details. References required. 

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