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Monday, June 29th, 2015

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New York City, The intersection of Greenwich and Liberty. We’d just walked through the Twin Tower Memorial. The recessed fountains, rimmed as they are with brass – engraved with the names of the dead. Water, ever flowing. Down and down again.

Fourteen years have passed. The bitter ache no longer rising. Something of a milestone. Here of all places, I thought. Yes, time had done that thing that time does – making hard things easier. I felt it, yes – body memory moved things inside. But the intensity has faded. Like most, I was nowhere near when the towers fell. Yet, like most I “took it personal.”

But I wasn’t there… could count with a few fingers the number of times I’d been in the city. I knew no one who had died. Still, there was all that emotion – we all felt it, all had things to say and we said them, and said them again.

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By Ted Grussing

… very thankful that a mere 9,000 years ago the planet got serious about warming up and thawing some glaciers; the view in this photo is from the top of the bluffs overlooking the Minnesota River Valley, south and west of Minneapolis. Nine thousand and some odd years ago the glaciers that covered this entire area began to melt and the water runoff was enormous … there was so much water that the water from the melting of the ice formed a huge lake, Lake Agassiz and enormous river, the River Warren which drained the area flowing to the Gulf of Mexico and around 8700 BC it had melted enough that another huge outlet also drained all the way to the east coast emptying into the Atlantic Ocean; after about 500 years the ice advanced again and cut off the flow to the east coast.

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logo_lettereditorInformation & Perspective by Warren Woodward
(June 29, 2015) 

Among the emails and documents I recently received via a Public Records Request of the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) were some complaint forms from the ACC’s Consumer Services section. Whenever someone calls or emails the ACC with a complaint or question about a utility, these forms are used to record the complaint or question as well as the ACC’s response. Read More→

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logo_lettereditorInformation & Perspective by Warren Woodward
(June 27, 2015) 

Last May I appealed “smart” meter Decision # 75047 made by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC). The Decision was illegal in many ways. Plus the commissioners lied repeatedly throughout the Decision.

I detailed all the lies and lawlessness in my appeal to the ACC (here: http://images.edocket.azcc.gov/docketpdf/0000163221.pdf ), but the commissioners denied my appeal by not responding to it within the 20 days specified in law.

I then brought the ACC’s serial lawbreaking to the attention of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office but, typically, it was not interested in enforcing the law, so my only recourse was to file an appeal in Superior Court which I did yesterday. Read More→

 

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By Ted Grussing

Ace Express picked me up a little before 6 this morning for the ride down to Phoenix Sky Harbor and the flight to Minneapolis, Minnesota. I grew up in a home on Portland Avenue, across from Diamond Lake, one of the few unimproved lakes in Minneapolis and it was fun … before our neighbor Arnie Bogen donated the land bordered by 56th and 57th Streets and Portland and Chicago Avenues to the city, it was an unimproved slough and we used to build forts down there and had fun like kids used to have … we created out own games and fun and learned to respect and be part of nature. After the land was donated to the city, they filled it in and created a beautiful park which is still there … the gift was for park purposes in perpetuity.

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Arizona State ParksTown of Camp Verde’s “Corn Fest” on July 18 

Camp Verde AZ (June 26, 2015) - As part of the Town of Camp Verde’s “Corn Fest” celebration on Saturday, July 18, 2015, watch a baseball game with players dressed in historic uniforms, or come and be part of the team. Game time begins at Noon.

Experience life through the eyes of a frontier soldier at Fort Verde State Historic Park. The Fort was a base for General Crook’s U.S. Army scouts and soldiers in the 1870′s and 1880′s. From 1865 – 1891 Camp Lincoln, Camp Verde and Fort Verde were home to officers, doctors, families, enlisted men, and scouts. The park is the best-preserved example of an Indian Wars period fort in Arizona. Several of the original buildings still stand and living history programs are scheduled periodically, giving visitors a glimpse into Arizona’s history. Read More→

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HSS Pet of The Week: Meet Trinity!

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Sedona AZ (June 26, 2015) – Hello.  My name is Trinity and I am a 4 month old Domestic Short Hair spayed female kitten who loves to play with my toys.  I also like to run in circles and just run everywhere 20150626_HSS_trinitybecause it is so much fun. Please come by the shelter and visit me. I heard that living in a “real home” is quite nice.

The Humane Society of Sedona is thrilled to announce that you can have your Kitten or Cat Spayed or Neutered at “No Cost to You”.

This is made possible by a generous grant from PetSmart Charities and we publically want to say thank them for their generosity. Please pick-up an application at the HSS or download the application from our website at www.humanesocietyofsedona.org Read More→

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Fourth of July Laser Light Show and Concert

Friday, June 26th, 2015

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (June 26, 2015) – The City of Sedona and Diamond Resorts International are proud to present the 4th Annual Fourth of July laser light show and concert.  This year, come spend the day with us and have time to drive to your favorite fireworks show that night.  Enjoy a picnic on the cool grass and a free live concert, surrounded by the spectacular red rocks.  The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the baseball field at Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road. Read More→

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Sedona Public Library Welcomes New Trustees

Friday, June 26th, 2015

logo_sedonapubliclibraryBy Pat Jansen, President, Sedona Public Library Board of Trustees

Sedona AZ (June 26, 2015) – At the June 16, 2015, Sedona Public Library (SPL) Board of Trustees annual meeting, five new members were welcomed to the Board.  The Board is responsible for administering the affairs of the Library, a private, non-profit corporation that provides public library services through contracts with local government. Read More→

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logo_inspirationofsedonaSedona AZ (June 25, 2015) – On Thursday, July 9th, at 6:30 PM, The Inspiration of Sedona, will show part 2 of James Cameron’s, Emmy Award winning, nine-part “Years of Living Dangerously” documentary series. The remaining seven parts of the series will be shown consecutively on the following 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.

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logo_USFS_USDAFlagstaff AZ (June 25, 2015) – Fire operations will continue on the Camillo fire located 20 miles south of Flagstaff while the Horse Tank fire moves to patrol status and total acreage concluded at 3,603 acres treated.

CAMILLO FIRE OVERVIEW
Start Date:
June 14, 2015
Location:
20 miles south of Flagstaff, just southeast of Mormon Lake.

Current Size: 17,596 acres

Operations Today: Crews will be conducting ignitions this morning south of Coyote Basin Ranch in the Tinny Spring area. Smoke may impact Lake Mary Road today as ignitions continue south along the highway. Preparation along the power lines for future ignitions is still occurring. Fire personnel continue to bring low severity fire along the power lines towards the south.

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VVHS Pet of the Week: Meet Puff!

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Cottonwood AZ (June 25, 2015) - Puff is a beautiful Blue Heeler with the stunning eyes, is a spayed female, about five years old. Recently, VVHS volunteers noticed she wasn’t feeling well. Puff was taken to the vet and 20150625_VVHS_puffrushed into surgery for an obstructed bowel. She is feeling much better now and would love to go home. She doesn’t show well in her kennel, so if you want to meet the real Puff, we will be happy to bring her out to you.

The Verde Valley Humane Society is open from Monday-Saturday from 10a.m. to 5p.m. and located at 1520 W. Mingus Ave., Cottonwood, AZ 86326 (approx. 1 mile past the Cottonwood Muncipal Airport).

 

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Vehicle Crashes into Rimrock Restaurant

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

logo_ycsoRimrock AZ (June 25, 2015) - Montezuma/Rimrock Fire Chief Keller reports that on Wednesday morning, June 24, at approximately 08:10 AM, Montezuma Rimrock and Camp Verde Fire Districts were dispatched to a reported vehicle accident into the building of the popular Vintages Grill in Rimrock.  A single occupant was found in the vehicle, who sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the accident.  Read More→

logo_arizonaruraldevelopmentcouncilAnnual forum offers venue for exchange of ideas to strengthen rural Arizona and foster economic growth

Clarkdale AZ (June 25, 2015) – The 9th Annual Arizona Rural Policy Forum will be held at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse in Clarkdale, Arizona during August 6 through 7, 2015. This annual forum, hosted by the Arizona Rural Development Council (AZRDC), a program of the Local First Arizona Foundation (LFAF), will connect rural economic development professionals, nonprofits, community leaders, business owners, and other rural stakeholders who are interested in sustaining rural communities. Read More→

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108th Army Band Performs July 3 in Uptown Sedona

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Sedona Main Street ProgramSedona AZ (June 25, 2015) – “Arizona’s Own” 108th Army Band, Arizona Army National Guard, will perform on Friday, July 3rd from 11:30 – 1:00 at Canyon Breeze Plaza, 300 N. State Route 89A in Uptown. It is free to attend. The theme of their complementary performance is patriotic in nature. Much of their repertoire consists of marches and patriotic songs, both traditional (e.g. “God Bless America”, “America the Beautiful”) and contemporary (e.g. “Proud To Be An American” by Lee Greenwood, “American Soldier” by Toby Keith). Read More→

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logo_hospicecompassusPrescott AZ (June 25, 2015) - Hospice Compassus has announced Candace Reid, D.O., as Medical Director for its program serving Yavapai County. Reid will develop, maintain and monitor the standards of medical care across the program, including the delivery of medical direction to the hospice team to deliver the highest quality hospice care available in the community the program serves. Read More→

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logo_lettereditorInformation & Perspective by Warren Woodward
(June 25, 2015)

After all the lawlessness and corruption I’ve witnessed at the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) over the years, I really should be used to the ACC’s lack of ethics by now. Nevertheless, I was astonished when, in the course of reviewing “smart” meter related emails obtained via a Public Records Request, I came across a February 4, 2015 email exchange between some Administrative Law Judges at the ACC.

Lyn Farmer is the ACC’s Chief Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Dwight Nodes is the Assistant Chief ALJ. Teena Jibilian is the ALJ assigned to all the ACC’s “smart” meter dockets including the one in which Pat Ferre and I made separate appeals both last January and last May. Read More→

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Sedona City Talk: Vice Mayor Mark DiNunzio

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (June 25, 2015) – Fifteen months ago, we the voters, passed a new community plan which envisions a thoughtfully managed evolution of our town in the next decade.  The plan sets out lofty visions and objectives as to what we will become.

These past fifteen months have coincidently seen the return of economic growth to Sedona that has restored our economy to a level of activity that many say surpasses the peak that had been achieved in 2005 and 2006. Read More→

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By Ted Grussing

… that regal ruler who rules over this home and has plans to expand her kingdom, and knows with certainty that she is destined to rule the world, struck a beautiful pose this morning while I was doing my early morning calisthenics this morning … she joins me in them and has developed a very unique manner of doing her own. I grabbed a camera off the nightstand and took a few photos of her … here is one of them and hope you enjoy it.  

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Shop the Paw Boutique and Make a Difference!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Cottonwood AZ (June 24, 2015) - By shopping at The Paw Boutique, not only will you find some great items at great deals, but you will also be making a difference in animals’ lives. The Paw Boutique is the only thrift 20150624_Paw-Boutiquestore in Cottonwood that supports your local animal shelter – The Verde Valley Humane Society. Come on in for clothes, furniture, housewares, books, and more. The Paw Boutique is open from 10 to 5 Tuesday-Saturday, in the Food City shopping center. Happy Shopping!

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