Tours of the Canoa Ranch in Green Valley last year showed people preservation efforts on the county-owned property. Now the county seeks volunteers to help conduct public tours beginning in mid-February.
Steve Mongeon tees off on the 13th hole at the San Ignacio Golf Course in Green Valley. San Ignacio Golf Club and Canoa Hills are now one entity, with the courses being renamed in the process. Some holes have also been renumbered.
Plans to build a first-ever hospital in the Green Valley area received the go-ahead from Pima County's Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday, in spite of protests from some neighbors who say the project will spoil their view and hurt property values.
Canoa Ranch tour guide Wendy Burroughs, center, talks about the property. Folks on Friday toured the buildings on the ranch, which Pima County is preserving and developing as a visitor center and historic site.
Visitors tour the 4,800-acre Canoa Ranch, which Pima County purchased in 2001. About $19 million is needed to develop the property, which has hosted Native Americans, then Spaniards, Mexicans and Americans.