logo_SIFF“Sand Box” is Best Feature Film – Drama, “Perfume War” is Best Humanitarian Film

Sedona AZ (February 25, 2017) – A Plastic Ocean, a full-length documentary exploring the fragile state of our oceans and the alarming truth about plastic pollution, was named the Director’s Choice for Best Documentary Film at the 23rd annual Sedona International Film Festival.

The Festival, which features more than 160 films selected from more than 1,200 entries, will end Sunday, Feb. 26.  The Festival’s overall winners will be announced at the Awards Brunch Sunday morning. Read More→

logo_arizonacommunityfoundationSEDONASedona AZ (February 25, 2017) – The annual competitive grants process for the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona will provide financial support to worthy projects and programs serving residents of Sedona and the Verde Valley. The online grant application is now open at azfoundation.org/grants. Completed applications must be submitted before 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 to be considered. Read More→

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logo_lettereditorCity Attorney, Steve Horton’s $247,000/year Compensation Package Equals 12 Times the Average Cottonwood Worker’s Pay, Sparks Outrage

By Sherry Twamley, Cottonwood Resident
(February 25, 2017)

TO PUT HORTON’S COMPENSATION IN PERSPECTIVE: Is $247,000 a year a good salary? ONLY 1% OF THE PEOPLE IN THE U. S. MAKE MORE MONEY THAN STEVE HORTON MAKES. To determine if $247,000 a year is a good salary, ResearchManiacs.com looked at all the salaries paid in the U. S. last year. Read More→

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Theft of $190,000 from Elderly victim

Friday, February 24th, 2017

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UPDATE – SUSPECT ARRESTED WHILE OUT ON BOND – STORED STOLEN PROPERTY AT AN ELDERLY VICTIM’S COTTOWOOD HOME

Sedona AZ (February 24, 2017) – On February 23, 2017, a 86-year-old Cottonwood woman called the Sheriff’s Office in a ‘panic’ having heard about the media release regarding the arrest of suspect Rodriguez and her theft of electronics using an elderly victim’s funds. Based on the media information, the woman was aware that only a portion of the stolen property had been recovered. She explained that Rodriguez stopped at her home in Cottonwood on Wednesday (February 22, 2017) and asked to store electronics items due to a lack of space. Rodriguez knew the woman from years ago when she assisted the woman’s now deceased husband with computer work. The woman had not seen Rodriguez for more than 6 months until this contact and she permitted Rodriguez to store the items in her garage. Read More→

logo_SIFFAcclaimed new films debut in Sedona at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (February 24, 2017) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of the critically-acclaimed new films “Loving” and “Antarctica: Ice and Sky” showing March 3-9 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Read More→

Letter to The Editor: Mexico is Our Neighbor and Ally

Friday, February 24th, 2017

logo_lettereditorBy Steve Segner, Sedona Resident
(February 24, 2017)

Since his days on the campaign trail, President Trump has repeatedly spewed incendiary rhetoric about Mexico, including threats to impose tariffs on Mexican goods. Following through on these threats would have several negative consequences that would devastate our relationship with Mexico and ultimately harm the American people.

Mexico is our neighbor and ally, and we should focus on cooperating with them in an effort to advance our mutual interests. In addition, we must remember that trade is a two-way street, and Mexico has plenty of options for retaliation if Trump starts a trade war. Read More→

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Living in a 34 Room Mansion

Friday, February 24th, 2017

logo_clarkdalehistoricalsocietyClarkdale AZ (February 24, 2017) – Join us on Saturday, March 4, at 1:00 at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse Men’s Lounge to learn what it’s like to live in one of the most lavish Victorian mansions west of the Rockies. Erin Sigl, one of the owners of the Copper King Mansion located in Butte, MT, will discuss the opulent mansion built by William Andrews Clark, founder of Clarkdale, who lived in this remarkable house for forty years. Read More→

SFD Announces Citizens’ Advisory Committee Public Meetings

Friday, February 24th, 2017

logo_sedonafiredistrictSedona AZ (February 24, 2017) – Sedona Fire District (SFD) Governing Board established a Citizens’ Advisory Committee to explore funding options for infrastructure/capital projects including the possibility of a General Obligation Bond. After soliciting for community members, SFD received 7 applications and appointed 6 members (as 1 candidate had personal scheduling conflicts and dropped out). This committee will work over the next 2 ½ months to develop a written recommendation to present to the Governing Board at its May 17, 2017 public meeting. All committee meetings are open to the public and subject to Arizona Open Meeting Laws; we welcome community participation. The meeting schedule is listed below and meetings will be held at Fire Station 1, 2860 Southwest Drive in West Sedona. Agendas will be posted at least 24 hours prior to meetings and will be posted on SFD’s website at www.SedonaFire.org. Read More→

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Sedona City Talk: Talking traffic facts

Friday, February 24th, 2017

City of Sedona ArizonaBy Scott Jablow, City Councilor

Sedona AZ (February 24, 2017) – Traffic is one of the biggest concerns in our city, to residents and tourists alike. The last traffic study was conducted more than 20 years ago and is now obsolete.

For the past few months our Transportation Master Plan consultant, Kimley-Horn, has been studying traffic conditions and exploring alternatives, strategies and possible improvements. In order to collect as much quantitative information as possible to drive decision-making, Kimley-Horn worked with a company named AirSage to use cell phone data to map travel patterns and destinations. Read More→

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‘Love’ Conquers All

Friday, February 24th, 2017

logo_rowegallerySedona AZ (February 24, 2017) – Sedona sculptor Ken Rowe takes a walk on the wild side with a collection he calls In the Field, which features field studies that are loose, personable and energetic. The first in the series, Love Gone Wild, has garnered numerous accolades since it was released. Most recently, the sculpture was chosen for the Society of Animal Artists’ African-themed show. Read More→

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