ISDA International Sonoran Desert Alliance

ISDA  International Sonoran Desert Alliance Working to preserve and enrich the environment, culture, and economy of the Sonoran Desert.
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A reminder that ISDA has programs that help with rent and utility assistance.  Please contact Liz Yon at 520-387-3570 to...
06/11/2021

A reminder that ISDA has programs that help with rent and utility assistance. Please contact Liz Yon at 520-387-3570 to learn more.

A reminder that ISDA has programs that help with rent and utility assistance. Please contact Liz Yon at 520-387-3570 to learn more.

The ISDA Clay Studio and Wood Shop on the Curley campus are available for the community to enjoy!  Days and Hours are po...
06/10/2021

The ISDA Clay Studio and Wood Shop on the Curley campus are available for the community to enjoy! Days and Hours are posted outside with contact information to learn how to join in on the fun!

Tonight!
06/10/2021

Tonight!

Courting the Muse this Thursday at Curley Coffee.

Courting the Muse this Thursday at Curley Coffee.
06/08/2021

Courting the Muse this Thursday at Curley Coffee.

Courting the Muse this Thursday at Curley Coffee.

A  performance of segments of the theatrical production of Antigone at the Border with Marc Pinate of Borderlands Theate...
06/08/2021

A performance of segments of the theatrical production of Antigone at the Border with Marc Pinate of Borderlands Theater, Teatro Bravo & Gertie of Gertie and the T.O. Boyz was held outside at the Curley Coffee on May 30th. Thank you to SDCC, Curley Coffee and the community volunteers for partnering with ISDA to bring this special event to Ajo.

A performance of segments of the theatrical production of Antigone at the Border with Marc Pinate of Borderlands Theater, Teatro Bravo & Gertie of Gertie and the T.O. Boyz was held outside at the Curley Coffee on May 30th. Thank you to SDCC, Curley Coffee and the community volunteers for partnering with ISDA to bring this special event to Ajo.

So many businesses are still struggling with the aftereffects of the COVID-19 Pandemic, particularly in places like Ajo ...
06/07/2021
Kickstarting Ajo - Application for Business Support: COVID-19 Response

So many businesses are still struggling with the aftereffects of the COVID-19 Pandemic, particularly in places like Ajo where a strong winter visitation season never fully materialized. The #KickstartAjo initiative is committed to helping businesses get through the COVID-19 hangover and pivot strongly into what should be a robust Fall season. If your Ajo-based business could use a little help this summer, apply today! Deadline for applications is Friday, June 18th by 5PM.

Thanks to Freeport-McMoRan Foundation for supporting Kickstart Ajo and to the Ajo Chamber of Commerce and the Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture for partnering with ISDA on delivering the program.

#onlyinajo #SaveLocalBusiness #savelocal #smallbusiness #lovelocal

The Kickstart Ajo Committee realizes that in addition to the public health impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic, there have also been severe and long-lasting economic impacts. We believe that rural and geographically isolated communities like Ajo are particularly vulnerable to these impacts, so we are c...

The International Sonoran Desert Alliance recently donated $100,000 to the National Park Service for restoration work at...
06/07/2021

The International Sonoran Desert Alliance recently donated $100,000 to the National Park Service for restoration work at Quitobaquito Springs. This will allow the initial phase of work, aimed at rehabilitating the pond retention structure and lining, to begin. At the urging of our Hia C-ed O'odham and Tohono O'odham Nation stakeholders, ISDA has committed to supporting ongoing restoration work at this sacred and irreplaceable site. Visit isdanet.org/quitobaquito to learn more. Pictured are Scott Stonum, Superintendent for Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument; Lorraine Eiler and Paul Vasquez, ISDA Board Members, and Aaron Cooper, ISDA's Executive Director. 🏜️ #IamISDA

The International Sonoran Desert Alliance recently donated $100,000 to the National Park Service for restoration work at Quitobaquito Springs. This will allow the initial phase of work, aimed at rehabilitating the pond retention structure and lining, to begin. At the urging of our Hia C-ed O'odham and Tohono O'odham Nation stakeholders, ISDA has committed to supporting ongoing restoration work at this sacred and irreplaceable site. Visit isdanet.org/quitobaquito to learn more. Pictured are Scott Stonum, Superintendent for Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument; Lorraine Eiler and Paul Vasquez, ISDA Board Members, and Aaron Cooper, ISDA's Executive Director. 🏜️ #IamISDA

Enjoy dinner TONIGHT at Curley Coffee by Curley School Chef Jen Solomon.
06/03/2021

Enjoy dinner TONIGHT at Curley Coffee by Curley School Chef Jen Solomon.

❗️TODAY❗️

Come join us for some delicious food, coffee roasting and a smoothie bar after a toasty day! We’ll see you there!

Here are highlights from the youth of "Equality Ajo" who orchestrated the "Under the Rainbow" Prom held at the 3 Nations...
06/02/2021

Here are highlights from the youth of "Equality Ajo" who orchestrated the "Under the Rainbow" Prom held at the 3 Nations Market this past weekend. The band "Prom Queen" from Seattle flew in to take part. Thank you to all who participated to make this special event happen. Photos courtesy of Kimball Allen.

Welcome back, J! 🏜️ Repost from @sonorandesertinn•A Familiar Face Returns To The Sonoran Desert Inn:  J Brady! We are ex...
06/01/2021

Welcome back, J! 🏜️ Repost from @sonorandesertinn

A Familiar Face Returns To The Sonoran Desert Inn: J Brady!
We are excited to announce that J is our new director. Welcome back to Ajo!

#sonorandesertinn #onlyinajo #smallhotels

Welcome back, J! 🏜️ Repost from @sonorandesertinn

A Familiar Face Returns To The Sonoran Desert Inn: J Brady!
We are excited to announce that J is our new director. Welcome back to Ajo!

#sonorandesertinn #onlyinajo #smallhotels

05/31/2021

Thank you @borderlandstheater for performing excerpts from Antigone at the Border. The workshop was followed by an informative Q&A with the cast. 🏜️ #IamISDA

Multiple community events are happening in Ajo this weekend! Sat. 5/29 7-9 pm Ajo All Community Prom & 9 pm+ Youth Only ...
05/30/2021

Multiple community events are happening in Ajo this weekend!
Sat. 5/29 7-9 pm Ajo All Community Prom & 9 pm+ Youth Only Prom at 3Nations (chaperoned event). 🎶 🌈 🌵✨
Sun. 5/30 6 pm Antigone at the Border at Curley Coffee. 🎭
Mon. 5/31 Memorial Day 🇺🇸

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The Conference Center is hosting some fabulous groups this weekend. You can feel the creativity in the air!

#borderlandstheater #teatrobravo #promqueenmusic #onlyinajo #creativespace #antigoneatheborder

Multiple community events are happening in Ajo this weekend!
Sat. 5/29 7-9 pm Ajo All Community Prom & 9 pm+ Youth Only Prom at 3Nations (chaperoned event). 🎶 🌈 🌵✨
Sun. 5/30 6 pm Antigone at the Border at Curley Coffee. 🎭
Mon. 5/31 Memorial Day 🇺🇸

Repost from @sonorandesertinn

The Conference Center is hosting some fabulous groups this weekend. You can feel the creativity in the air!

#borderlandstheater #teatrobravo #promqueenmusic #onlyinajo #creativespace #antigoneatheborder

What delicious options to dine on during @borderlandstheater’s presentation this Sunday. Repost from @sonorandesertinn: ...
05/28/2021

What delicious options to dine on during @borderlandstheater’s presentation this Sunday.

Repost from @sonorandesertinn:

We are excited about the Borderlands Theater presentation/workshop this Sunday. Patti Marrs will be offering focaccia and vegetarian/vegan bowls. Mimi is making burritos and fruit crumbles. Annelise will be offering a veggie chili and Curley Coffee drinks including smoothies and frappes! Come on out for this community event that will have fabulous food and great entertainment. Food will be available starting at 6:00 and Borderlands Theater will start their presentation at 6:30. This will all take place in the area behind Curley Coffee at 400 W. Vananda in Ajo!


#onlyinajo #ajoarizona #borderlandstheater #goodfood #curley_coffee_1201
@lunchladygrowinglunch

Look what's happening at Curley Coffee each Thursday! ✨ #community Repost from @curley_coffee_1201•Thursday nightsAt Cur...
05/28/2021

Look what's happening at Curley Coffee each Thursday! ✨ #community

Repost from @curley_coffee_1201

Thursday nights
At Curley coffee
6:30 pm

This week we will be roasting coffee, playing music along with some good food.

Chef Jen’s Chicken Fried Rice! $5
Classic with carrots, peas, egg, and chicken

Curley smoothies with a twist of flavor: $4.50
Rose strawberry banana
Lavender wild berry
Raspberry mango
Vanilla and chocolate frappes

Mimis strawberry crumble with a cup of decaf? $5 combo!

Please come and hang out with us.
400 Vananda.
We are located between Curley school and SDCC.

Live/work studio apartments available.  Call today!
05/27/2021
Curley School

Live/work studio apartments available. Call today!

The Curley School is a historic school that has been renovated into beautiful artist accommodations in Ajo, Arizona. We are providing live-work space apartments for a community of artists. Situated in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, the quiet town and desert are at your doorstep at the Curley Schoo

05/27/2021

Curley Coffee is cooking up some fun every Thursday evening!

SAVE THE DATESunday- May 30th at 6pm
05/26/2021

SAVE THE DATE
Sunday- May 30th at 6pm

Join us at Curley Coffee for a special evening with the lead artists from Borderlands Theatre as they present excerpts from their current work Antigone at the Border. 🎭

Pictured below are Frank Trejo and Lyle Cipriano--both participants in the ISDA Apprentice-to-Journeyman Program.  This ...
05/25/2021

Pictured below are Frank Trejo and Lyle Cipriano--both participants in the ISDA Apprentice-to-Journeyman Program. This program is a three-year (4,000 hour) paid apprenticeship program sponsored by ISDA. 🔨 #IamISDA

Pictured below are Frank Trejo and Lyle Cipriano--both participants in the ISDA Apprentice-to-Journeyman Program. This program is a three-year (4,000 hour) paid apprenticeship program sponsored by ISDA. 🔨 #IamISDA

The ISDA Cultural Craft ladies with coordinator Toni Cubillas are back in action making these beautiful cascarones!  Be ...
05/25/2021

The ISDA Cultural Craft ladies with coordinator Toni Cubillas are back in action making these beautiful cascarones! Be sure to visit the SDCC Gift Shop! Lots of local ART for sale!
#sdcc #sonorandesertinn #ISDACulturalCrafts #destinationajo #sdccgiftshop #localart #artinajo #onlyinajo

Yesterday a batch of cascarones was delivered to our gift shop from the Ajo Cultural Crafts group that is led by Toni Cubillas. The ladies have not met since before the pandemic but clearly they have a back supply of beautiful, hand painted eggs! Cascarones are common throughout Mexico and used at celebrations to bring good luck to the person the egg hits!

#cascarones #mexicantraditions #ajo #smallhotels #buylocal

Thank you to artist James Johnson! Your beautiful donated painting of Quitobaquito Springs / A’al Vaipia raised $250 in ...
05/24/2021

Thank you to artist James Johnson! Your beautiful donated painting of Quitobaquito Springs / A’al Vaipia raised $250 in our online auction.
All proceeds will go towards restoration efforts at the springs.
While the work of ISDA has grown increasingly comprehensive over time, our driving force continues to be a love and respect of this extraordinarily biodiverse region. 🏜️

Thank you to artist James Johnson! Your beautiful donated painting of Quitobaquito Springs / A’al Vaipia raised $250 in our online auction.
All proceeds will go towards restoration efforts at the springs.
While the work of ISDA has grown increasingly comprehensive over time, our driving force continues to be a love and respect of this extraordinarily biodiverse region. 🏜️

Join us at Curley Coffee for a special evening with the lead artists from Borderlands Theatre as they present excerpts f...
05/23/2021

Join us at Curley Coffee for a special evening with the lead artists from Borderlands Theatre as they present excerpts from their current work Antigone at the Border. 🎭

Join us at Curley Coffee for a special evening with the lead artists from Borderlands Theatre as they present excerpts from their current work Antigone at the Border. 🎭

Join the creatives connecting at Curley!  This beautifully renovated and historic town treasure has live/work studios av...
05/22/2021
Curley School

Join the creatives connecting at Curley! This beautifully renovated and historic town treasure has live/work studios available.

The Curley School is a historic school that has been renovated into beautiful artist accommodations in Ajo, Arizona. We are providing live-work space apartments for a community of artists. Situated in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, the quiet town and desert are at your doorstep at the Curley Schoo

Poetry and Prose Night at the Curley Coffee was wonderful!  Several local poets shared their poems.  The weather was bea...
05/21/2021

Poetry and Prose Night at the Curley Coffee was wonderful! Several local poets shared their poems. The weather was beautiful and the food by Curley artist and chef, Jen Solomon, was fantastic!

Poetry and Prose Night at the Curley Coffee was wonderful! Several local poets shared their poems. The weather was beautiful and the food by Curley artist and chef, Jen Solomon, was fantastic!

S-ke:g sialim, ¡Buenos dias!, Good morning to our precious Sonoran Desert. 🌵☀️🌸 #IamISDA
05/21/2021

S-ke:g sialim, ¡Buenos dias!, Good morning to our precious Sonoran Desert. 🌵☀️🌸 #IamISDA

S-ke:g sialim, ¡Buenos dias!, Good morning to our precious Sonoran Desert. 🌵☀️🌸 #IamISDA

TONIGHT at Curley Coffee on the Curley campus.  Bring a chair and enjoy beautiful poetry and a delicious meal prepared b...
05/20/2021

TONIGHT at Curley Coffee on the Curley campus. Bring a chair and enjoy beautiful poetry and a delicious meal prepared by local chef Jen Solomon.

Springtime at the @sonorandesertinn and the most precious color of a southwest sunset is covering the SDCC courtyard.  W...
05/19/2021

Springtime at the @sonorandesertinn and the most precious color of a southwest sunset is covering the SDCC courtyard. With summer approaching and adventures awaiting, share this historic destination hotspot with friends and family. 🌴☀️🌵

Springtime at the @sonorandesertinn and the most precious color of a southwest sunset is covering the SDCC courtyard. With summer approaching and adventures awaiting, share this historic destination hotspot with friends and family. 🌴☀️🌵

ISDA is committed to building more resilient Sonoran Desert communities. ☀️ #IamISDA
05/19/2021

ISDA is committed to building more resilient Sonoran Desert communities. ☀️ #IamISDA

ISDA is committed to building more resilient Sonoran Desert communities. ☀️ #IamISDA

We can help. ❤️
05/19/2021

We can help. ❤️

We can help. ❤️

05/18/2021

Happening this Thursday!!! We will see you there!!!!

Ajo, Arizona is a beautiful, charming town in the  heart of the Sonoran Desert.  Book a room with us and experience it f...
05/18/2021

Ajo, Arizona is a beautiful, charming town in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. Book a room with us and experience it for yourself!

Repost from @sonorandesertinn


#onlyinajo #sonorandesert #smallhotels #destinationvacation #exploretheoutdoors

Ajo, Arizona is a beautiful, charming town in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. Book a room with us and experience it for yourself!

Repost from @sonorandesertinn


#onlyinajo #sonorandesert #smallhotels #destinationvacation #exploretheoutdoors

If you, or someone you know, is looking for a community of creatives and like minded individuals spread the word!
05/18/2021
Curley School

If you, or someone you know, is looking for a community of creatives and like minded individuals spread the word!

The Curley School is a historic school that has been renovated into beautiful artist accommodations in Ajo, Arizona. We are providing live-work space apartments for a community of artists. Situated in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, the quiet town and desert are at your doorstep at the Curley Schoo

TODAY is the last day to file state and federal income taxes through the ISDA VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Pro...
05/17/2021
Arizona Extends Individual Income Tax Filing Deadline

TODAY is the last day to file state and federal income taxes through the ISDA VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program. Office hours 9am to 5pm. For more information call 520-387-3570.

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today signed legislation to extend the state individual income tax filing deadline from Thursday, April 15 to Monday, May 17 to match the federal government’s decision to extend its filing deadline.

Reminder: May 17th is the deadline to file state and federal income taxes.  The ISDA office is open M-F 9am to 5pm.  On ...
05/14/2021
Arizona Extends Individual Income Tax Filing Deadline

Reminder:
May 17th is the deadline to file state and federal income taxes. The ISDA office is open M-F 9am to 5pm. On Monday, the 17th, from 9am until 5pm offering this FREE service. Call ISDA at 520-387-3750 for more information.

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today signed legislation to extend the state individual income tax filing deadline from Thursday, April 15 to Monday, May 17 to match the federal government’s decision to extend its filing deadline.

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38 W Plaza
Ajo, AZ
85321

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Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00

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(520) 387-3570

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An interesting, tasty event from the Southwest Center, University of Arizona Benefits will be donated to local organizations... https://swc.arizona.edu/events/food-thought-virtual-lunch-dates-desert
Unitarian Community Group starting in Ajo! Sundays 11:00 am-12:00 (1st meeting is Sunday 8/18/19) Studio 1206 (2nd fl) Curley School, 201 W Esperanza Ave (Parking in back, come up stairs on far right or use elevator) -BYOCC-(Bring your own lawn chair and cup of coffee) Light snack provided after meeting Order of Meeting 11:00 Guided meditation 11:10 Reading (TBA) and Discussion 11:30 Discussion of moving forward as a Unitarian group 11:45 Closing & Serenity prayer 11:50 Refreshments In Unitarian Universalism, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart. All are welcome, no matter your faith or belief system. Maybe you believe simply in community and the power of the human spirit. Together, we join on a journey that honors everywhere we’ve been before. Beliefs are diverse and inclusive. We have no shared creed. We are united in our broad and inclusive outlook, and in our shared values. Direct experience of the transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the mysterious forces which create and uphold life. Words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and institutions of oppression with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love; (from the likes of Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed, Gandhi, Emmet Fox, Bill & Bob of AA and Martin Luther King). Wisdom in allegory and meaningful motifs from the world's religions and belief systems can inspire us in our ethical and spiritual life; teachings which call us to respond to the Creator’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves; and Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science. Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature. Unitarians have a legacy of “deeds not creeds”, working for a better world with action, but firstly within ourselves. Excerpts from UUA.org
If you want to learn more about the proposed border wall work and how to formally submit comments, please join us at the Curley School Artisan Apartments tonight.
Thanks Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument for supporting our volunteers for the hugely successful #BorderBioblitz. Nearly 1,000 observers logged close to 12,000 observations of 2,000+ species throughout the US - Mexico borderlands. What an amazingly bio-diverse region! #NGen #IamISDA https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/border-bioblitz-bioblitz-de-la-frontera-2019
Nice find by the team at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument for all of you Edward Abbey fans out there.
What a great Dia de Paz y Amistad in Sonoyta today! Thanks to Mayor Jose Ramos Arzate, DIF, Casa de la cultura Sonoyta, Elizandra Yon, and the ISDA Cultural Crafts Group for all of their work in putting this together.
Workshop delayed. Keep an eye out for the rescheduled date.
Thrilled to have the team at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is back on the job! It's an amazing time of year to be in the park.
Carpetbag Brigade rehearsing for their show this Saturday at 4 pm behind the Curley School https://www.facebook.com/CarpetbagBrigade/videos/522720854862148/
Amazing mountain lion shots captured by the ORPI team. Thanks for sharing Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
With all of the rain, it's an amazing time to explore Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Get out there and #findyourpark