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County Update June 2015

New visitor center coming to village The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is the newest location for an Arizona Office of Tourism visitor center. A spokesman said this is the culmination of a joint effort by the Tubac Chamber of Commerce and the Presidio to have an official visitor center for the Village. The Presidio…

Successful Picnic Validates Historic Group

Nature gifted the April 12 annual picnic held by the Tubac Historical Society with a day more beautiful than ever, fresh air and not a spec of dust in the air as a result of the overnight rain. The already dazzling landscape at the Rock Corral Ranch in Tumacácori was enhanced by the bright colors,…

Shaw Kinsley Tapped for State History Honor

Based on his education, Shaw Kinsley believed that he would be “working in the special collections area of the University of Arizona Library” at this time in his life, but instead, for the past five years he’s been director of the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. For his many accomplishments in not only keeping the…

Santa Cruz Update Jan 2015

New hospital CEO speaks About 15 miles north of Tubac, the new Green Valley Hospital is scheduled to open in April. It will have 50 beds and an emergency department, and is considered an acute care hospital. David Wanger, CEO, spoke to the members of the Santa Cruz Valley Citizens Council on Dec. 15. He…

November 2014 Santa Cruz County Update

Election results reported Raul Grijalva continues as Dist. 3 (Tubac, Green Valley and parts of Tucson) member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He had 42,880 votes to challenger Gabby Saucedo Mercer’s 35,498. Unofficial results of the Nov. 4 election were posted that evening. In other Tubac area results, incumbent Andrea Dallesandro beat Daniel Estrella,…

Boaters give back through trash clean-ups

The 265-acre Patagonia Lake, created in 1975, offers boating, fishing, bird-watching, hiking, picnics and camping.
The park includes a beach, picnic area with ramadas, tables and grills, a creek trail, boat ramps, a marina, and the Lakeside Market. There is a campground, boat-in camp sites, restrooms, showers, and a dump station. Boat rentals, fishing licenses, bait and ice are available at the market.
With the goal of keeping the lake somewhat peaceful, Personal Water Craft (PWCs), jet-skis, waterbikes, above-water exhausts boats, and V-8 jet boats are prohibited.
The park’s entrance, between Nogales and Patagonia, is four miles west of State Highway 82.
The entry fee is $10 for vehicles with one to four persons.
On weekends and holidays the fee is $15. Contact the park at (520) 287-6965 for complete fee details.

MAY 2015 TUBAC AREA EVENTS

Ongoing Mondays: Free Classes at the Tubac Community Center (Room B7 in the back of the building) 5pm – Line Dancing (Cheryl); 6:00pm Yoga All levels(Lynn). For more info:  [email protected]  Tuesday thru Saturdays – Paws Patrol has kittens and cats available for adoption at The Dog House in GV. For more info, call/text 520-207-4024, or email [email protected] See some of our cats at www.greenvalleypawspatrol.org. And Weekends at Petco in Sahuarita. Thursdays: Tubac Consciousness Group offers a free meditation meeting– 9:30-11am. Group meets at Hozhoni’s, in the Heart of the Tubac Village, 22 Tubac Rd.  Meditation accomplishes for the mind what…

Santa Cruz County Update October 2014

State wants comments on water increases Tubac residents can come to a public comment session Thursday, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m. at the Tubac Golf Resort conference center. The meeting is to hear local questions about proposed water rate increases by EPCOR. The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) will have most of the five elected members…

CANDIDATE FORUM HELD IN TUBAC

A well-attended candidate forum held in Tubac on Oct. 1 gave residents the opportunity to see many of those running for office in the Nov. 4 election. The forum, held at the Tubac Community Center, was sponsored by the Santa Cruz Valley Citizens Council and drew about 70 observers. Candidates included Thomas Fink and Mayra…

Hal Empie Mural Saved

Article and images by Diane Drobka Supporters and patrons from Duncan, Greenlee County and beyond celebrated “history in the making” on August 4 as the newly restored Hal Empie mural “Greenlee” was rehung at the Duncan school cafeteria. Dozens – including Empie’s son Joel, daughter Ann and son-in-law Peter, both of Tubac – admired the…