By Ted Grussing

… I took this shot this morning as I was heading out to get some close up shots of Robbers Roost the rock that is in sunshine on the right hand side of the image; there is a cave on the upper right portion of the rock I wanted to get some closeups of and the lighting looked very good out there. I continued my flight along the edge of the rim as I lost altitude and came by RR about a hundred feet above it and a few hundred feet this side of it. I continued at the low altitude and about center of the image I turned right and flew well below the two mountains (Casner on the right and Black Mountain on the left) into Sycamore Canyon; there was some beautiful lighting behind Casner, so once in the canyon I turned right and flew a few miles up the canyon before turning back down the canyon and ultimately shooting the rocks on the left side of the image above center. Above Black Mountain on the left side of the photo is Perkinsville and further out Paulden and the Chino Wash. Following the rim up and to the right will bring you to Ash Fork.

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logo_ycsoBlack Canyon City AZ (August 21, 2017) – Just before 8 Am today, deputies were dispatched to the Black Canyon City area regarding a domestic violence incident. It was learned the suspect, 54-year-old Scott Albert Wayne, was currently roaming around town and possibly armed. Wayne also had a felony warrant out of California listing him as armed and dangerous.

He was eventually spotted around 2 PM attempting to hide in a river bed area off Tara Springs Road by a DPS Ranger helicopter crew. Deputies approached and Wayne claimed he was carrying an explosive device in his pants pockets. A fire in the area was also detected and may have been started by the suspect. Read More→

Softball championship Aug. 24

Monday, August 21st, 2017

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (August 21, 2017) – Sedona residents are invited to cheer their favorite teams in the upcoming 2017 Summer Softball League semifinal and championship games on Aug. 24. Four teams will compete in the semifinal games at 7:30 p.m., and the championship game will begin at 8:45 p.m.at the Posse Grounds Softball Fields located at 525 Posse Ground Rd. This season has been a tight race. View the tournament bracket online at sedonaaz.gov/parks. For more information call the Sedona Parks and Recreation Department at 928-282-7098.

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VVFD Responds to Two Vehicle Accident
on Highway 89A

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

logo_verdevalleyfiredistrictCottonwood AZ (August 19, 2017) – On August 18th at approximately 12:15pm the Verde Valley Fire District (VVFD) responded to a 2 vehicle accident on 89A and mile post 361.  Upon arrival crews found 1 vehicle with minor front end damage and no injuries.  

The 2nd vehicle was found in the median after it rolled over multiple times and sustained heavy damage.  The driver was seat belted in the vehicle during the accident; however she was ambulatory upon the crews arrival.  Neither driver was transported by VVFD.   Read More→

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logo_SIFFAward-winning music documentary debuts at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (August 19, 2017) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a one-night only special premiere of the award-winning new music documentary “Sidemen: Long Road to Glory” on Thursday, Aug. 31 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“Sidemen: Long Road to Glory” provides an intimate look into the incredible lives of three of the last Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf sidemen: piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin. These legendary bluesmen, who performed and recorded into their 80’s and 90’s, played a significant role in shaping modern popular music. Read More→

Sedona Community Pool Open Through November 12

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (August 19, 2017) – The Sedona Community Pool, located at 570 Posse Ground Rd. in Posse Grounds Park, will remain open through Nov. 12. The new fall schedule offers Adult Lap Swim, Water Aerobics and Open Swim. The water is kept at 83 degrees or warmer. Read More→

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Letter to The Editor: Rally for Charlottesville

Friday, August 18th, 2017

By Kathy Kinsella, Sedona Women’s March
(August 18, 2017)

Denounce bigotry and hate!
Take a stand for human dignity!
Mobilize for change!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20th, 6:30 PM
Corner of 89A and Northview Rd.
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First Red Rock Hempfest™, September 30

Friday, August 18th, 2017

logo_redrockhempfestSedona AZ (August 18, 2017) – September 30, 2017, Gigi Rock Productions and New Earth Solutions are making history in Arizona with the first Red Rock Hempfest™ bringing awareness and education to the community and the State on the difference between Hemp and Marijuana, as well as the future emerging markets and job opportunities.

The Red Rock Hempfest™ will focus on bringing together politics, activism, culture, and celebration. People lucky enough to make it to Sedona this weekend can listen to Nashville singer and songwriter, Austin Webb and live music from local and national bands throughout the day, along with guest speakers and learn what’s new in hemp, along with vendors showcasing their products, dispensaries sharing their knowledge, food vendors and a beer garden.  It is going to be a lot of fun! Read More→

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logo_SIFFMary D. Fisher Theatre joins theatres around the countryfor tribute to Marvel Comics legend

Sedona AZ (August 18, 2017) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to announce a special cinema event, “Extraordinary: Stan See Tribute”, coming to the Mary D. Fisher Theatre for one show only on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. The film festival joins theaters around the country for this special one night only event.

“Extraordinary: Stan Lee Tribute” is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of the career of the legendary Stan Lee, who created characters such as Spider-Man, the X-Men and Doctor Strange, broadcast live via satellite in HD from the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles to U.S. cinemas. Read More→

Letter to The Editor: ACC Gives APS a Rate Increase

Friday, August 18th, 2017

logo_lettereditorInformation & Perspective by Warren Woodward
(August 18, 2017)

At their Open Meeting last Tuesday, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) commissioners voted 4 to 1 to give APS a rate increase of about 4.5% on residential customers’ rates. Since all the commissioners were elected with major APS money spent on their campaigns, their votes were to be expected.

The lone No vote was from commissioner Robert Burns. Burns has been in dispute, and Superior Court, with the other commissioners and APS over alleged money spent by APS two elections ago to get commissioners Little & Forese elected. As a commissioner, Burns has the legal right to examine APS’s books but he has been stonewalled for about 2 years. Read More→

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