and Rep. Jim Kolbe
By Kathleen Shull
Southeastern Arizona is a place like no
other. The San Pedro River with its northerly flow and majestic
Cottonwoods lining its banks is one of the first thoughts I have
when I think of a place called home.
The surrounding environs are high desert
plateaus called the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts which ease
upwards to at least a dozen different mountains chains that line
The Huachucas, Dragoons, Whetstones and
Rincon Mountains are often powdered with snow in the winter and
sometimes they are seen with huge fires burning out of control
hot seasons. The fires are often caused by careless tourists
throwing cigarettes into dry brush or summer thunderstorms, when
bolts of lightning strike, where little moisture but lots of
brush, catches fire.
There are four essays I would like to share
with visitors to this site. In particular, a long interview with
Congressman Jim Kolbe, who in his ninth term, has represented
southeastern Arizona's District 5 for 17 years. He grew up on
a ranch between Sonoita and Patagonia in Santa Cruz County after
moving here with his parents and siblings.
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