Sedona Fire District-Short Haul Technical Rescue

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

logo_sedonafiredistrictSedona AZ (September 21, 2017) – Sedona Fire District (SFD) personnel were dispatched to a mountain rescue in the Bell Rock area of the Coconino National Forest near the Village of Oak Creek at 5:11pm. While initial reports indicated the female subject was near the parking lot, it was later determined through a Japanese interpreter that the subject was actually near the top of Bell Rock and sustained several critical injuries. Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
Down the road

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

By Ted Grussing

… had hoped to send a photo from the top of the Pepperdine University campus tonight with a great view of the Pacific Ocean, but I got here too late and the sun was then providing a beautiful end of day in Hawaii. Instead here is my all time favorite of a Great Blue Heron, heading down the road at end of day. I have a 24 x 48 of this one in my home and never tire of it and the quiet message of life and hope that it engenders in me.

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logo_SIFFSedona AZ (September 21, 2017) – Filmgoers in Sedona will unite with audiences in over 300 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world when the 20th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival screens at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, Sept. 29-Oct. 4, hosted by the Sedona International Film Festival.

Manhattan Short is the only event of its kind. The Final 10 are screened simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating cinema. Read More→

Pumphouse Poetry and Prose presents Eric Holowacz

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Sedona AZ (September 21, 2017) – On Friday September 29th at 5pm at the Sedona library the Pumphouse Poetry and Prose Project will host their last show of the 2017 season featuring Sedona Art Center director Eric Holowacz.  Also there to entertain the crowd will be emerging poet Jordan White and musical raconteur Tim Young.  Organizers of the Pumphouse Poetry and Prose Poetry Project have been pleasantly surprised by the size of the crowds at the library and wanted to conclude a very successful season with a strong show.  It was decided to invite the charismatic Mr. Holowacz as well as asking Jordan White to read; a name literary fans can expect to hear more of in the future.  In a Verde Valley filled with exceptional musicians Tim Young has already earned a reputation for standing out from the crowd. Read More→

logo_USFS_USDASedona AZ (September 21, 2017) – In celebration of National Public Lands Day and to encourage a shared sense of land stewardship, the Forest Service announces another “fee free day” Sept. 30(Saturday), along with several volunteer events. 

Day use fees will be waived at all standard amenity fee sites operated by the Forest Service including the Red Rock Pass. This includes access to Palatki and Honanki Ruins, V-Bar-V Cultural Site and approximately 300 miles of multiple-use trails.   Read More→

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logo_yavapaicollegeClarkdale AZ (September 21, 2017) – The public is invited to hear author, speaker and North Carolina State University Distinguished Alumni Professor of Psychology Dr. Rupert Nacoste discuss diversity at Yavapai College’s Prescott campus on Thursday, Oct. 5 and Friday, Oct. 6. Dr. Nacoste’s visit is the latest phase of a campaign to engender respect and goodwill at YC’s six campuses and training centers.

Nacoste is scheduled to lead three sessions titled “Respect Starts with Me! – How to Handle Neo-diversity Anxiety.” The sessions are at 9:30 a.m.11 a.m.  and 2 p.m. in Building 3, Room 119.  All three sessions are free and open to the public and will be broadcast live at the YC Verde Valley campus in Building I, Room 125 at 611 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale. Read More→

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Weekly Meditation Class at Sedona Community Center

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Sedona AZ (September 21, 2017) – The International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon is now holding weekly meditation classes at Sedona Community Center.

How to Transform Your Life with Meditation with International Kadmapa Retreat Center Grand Canyon Resident Teacher Gen-la Kelsang Jampa. Read More→

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logo_emersontheatercollaborativeSedona AZ (September 21, 2017) – The Emerson Theater Collaborative (ETC) will host a one-night staged reading of “Nothing Crazy” a play by playwright Scott Stephen Kegler.

If you have not been to an ETC program you are truly missing Theater at its finest.  “NOTHING CRAZY” is sponsored by the Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley and Barbara Litrell facilitates a talk back discussion after the show. Read More→

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logo_arizonagameandfishPhoenix AZ (September 22, 2017) – In conjunction with Child Passenger Safety Week, the Arizona Game and Fish Department would like to remind boaters and off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders of the importance of life jackets and helmets for kids.

State law requires all passengers 12 years old and younger to wear a life jacket while on board a boat or watercraft. And when it comes to OHVs, operators and passengers under 18 must wear a U.S. Department of Transportation-safety rated helmet designed for motorized vehicle use. Read More→

Sedona Community Center embraces broader vision

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (September 21, 2017) – On a typically beautiful midday in Red Rock country, 20 people enter the dining room of the Sedona Community Center and array themselves at table rounds for small talk and a professionally-prepared meal of chicken teriyaki, veggies, rice, salad and fortune cookies. Each course is gracefully proffered by a small group of volunteer wait staff, each course accepted with gratitude.

“I was spending too much time alone,” says Steve Gardner, who’s been coming to the center for weekday lunch for the past year. “The meals make a difference, but they’re almost serendipity. The fellowship is what’s important.”  Read More→

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