A Warm and Sultry Art Walk in Jerome on August 5th

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

logo_jeromeartwalkJerome AZ (July 23, 2017) – A warm and sultry night filled with art, music and gallery hopping is in store on August 5 for First Saturday Art Walk in Jerome.  Visit 25 galleries and studios throughout this charming mountain town from 5:00-8:00PM. A free shuttle runs during the walk, from Anderson Mandette at The Old Jerome High School up to Main Street and the gallery of Patrick Lincoln and Made in Jerome Pottery at the top. Caduceus will be open until 9pm with special wine by the glass and special offerings for first Saturday Art Walk. The Spirit Room hosts music later in the night with The Johnny Lingo Trio starting at 9pm and all the great Jerome restaurants will be open for dinner. Read More→

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Verde Valley Fire District Rescinds Fire Restrictions

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

logo_verdevalleyfiredistrictCottonwood AZ (July 22, 2017) – Due to the recent monsoon rains, the Verde Valley Fire District rescinded fire restrictions effective Friday, July 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Open burning will be allowed in the Fire District with activation of a valid burn permit, within the limit of Arizona State Law, ARS 49-501 and Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Read More→

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logo_goodwillcentralnorthernarizonaCottonwood AZ (July 22, 2017) – Goodwill of Central & Northern Arizona is hosting a Hiring Fest on August 9from 9:30 to 12:30 in Prescott, Lake Havasu, Flagstaff, Bullhead City and Cottonwood.

Approximately 20 hiring employers will be spread out among each of the Goodwill Career Centers and community partner locations. They all have immediate hiring needs for open positions across a variety of industries and skill levels. Read More→

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Murder for Hire Investigation leads to Arrest

Friday, July 21st, 2017

logo_ycsoCamp Verde AZ (July 21, 2017) – Between May 2017, and June 2017, 28-year-old Levi Jones conspired to commit 1st Degree Murder, Tampered with Witnesses and Promoting Prison Contraband while in the custody at the Camp Verde Detention Center.

In late May of 2017, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office detectives opened a case based on information obtained during an investigation at the Camp Verde jail. The results of the investigation concluded that Jones was arranging to have his co-defendant in their current case killed. That defendant is currently out on bond and the 2016 case resulted in the arrest of Jones for 1St Degree Murder after an October 10th incident at the Circle K in Camp Verde. Read More→

logo_azdotMcGuireville AZ (July 21, 2017) – Motorists traveling southbound on Interstate 17 near McGuireville should allow extra time while paving is underway on three miles of roadway. Construction is scheduled from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, July 24, through Thursday, July 27. A single-lane restriction will be in place to accommodate work between mileposts 293 and 296, located near the McGuireville Road exit. Read More→

Library Conference Is Inspiring and Educational

Friday, July 21st, 2017

logo_sedonapubliclibrary3By Cheryl L. Yeatts, Manager
Sedona Public Library in the Village

Sedona AZ (July 21, 2017) -In 2013 I attended my first American Library Association (ALA) conference in Chicago. I was completely overwhelmed by the magnitude of this conference, which featured thousands of speakers, programs, events, and exhibitors.  When I learned that ALA 2017 was in Chicago, I was determined to attend with a plan. Read More→

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Thursday, July 20th, 2017




My friend, Bryant Bischof and I were talking last night – trading Facebook post notes – often the closest thing to conversation now days. So anyway, he’s posted a clip of a “Big Bad, Brazilian bull, named, “The Bandit,” that nobody can successfully ride in competition. Bryant has this stuff in is blood – rodeos, bull riding. I didn’t know the first thing about it. Or so I thought.
The obvious comment floats by to the effect that it’s a pretty dangerous thing to do. Bull riding, particularly, The Bandit.
“Ya,” I say, ” but if it wasn’t for the dangerous part – the pay check, or prize money – whichever – they wouldn’t have as big a pay day when things go right.”
So, he say’s “Those guys aren’t making that much compared to the docs putting them back together.”
He’s got a point – a big one. But he’s also stimulated a memory. One of those that wouldn’t have come to the surface for another 20 years without this this conversation.
When the subject came up – it was sort of out of the blue. Just a passing cloud until it occurred to me that I’d heard about all this before – from someone who knew the story from the inside
Here’s how I remember it.

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography: meandering

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

By Ted Grussing

… with no clear vision of where I am going tonight … I do try to be accurate in what I write and thanks to everyone who receives these missives, when I stray I can count on receiving illuminating instruction and am grateful for that.


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Sedona Film Festival presents ‘Sacred’
premiere Aug. 3

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

logo_SIFFAward-winning documentary shot around the globe debuts at Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (July 20, 2017) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a one-night only special premiere of the award-winning new documentary “Sacred” on Thursday, Aug. 3 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Directed by Academy Award-winner Thomas Lennon and shot around the globe by 40 filmmaking teams, “Sacred” immerses the viewer in an exploration of spirituality across cultures and religions. At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines, this film, sweeping in global reach and yet intensely intimate, explores faith as primary human experience: how it is used to navigate the milestones and crises of private life. Read More→

logo_ycsoCottonwood AZ (July 20, 2017) – On July 18, 2017, the Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking Task Force (P.A.NT.) served a search warrant in the 3300 block of E. Colorado St. in Cottonwood, AZ.

Over the past few weeks, P.A.N.T. Detectives have received several tips regarding this residence and its occupants being involved in drug sales. As a result, detectives developed probable cause and obtained a search warrant for the location to investigate illegal drug use and drug sales occurring from the E. Colorado Street home. Read More→