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Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

By Ted Grussing

… also known as time between overhaul and it appears that this crow is just about at the limit with missing barbules in his feather structure … still everything seems to be working good as he launched from the top branch of this pine tree on the tee box behind our home. Kind of reminds me of how I feel some days :+)  It was hot and One seems to just go through the motions in this heat … me too. The crows are having some difficulty with the heat too and when on a perch their beaks are wide open trying to keep their systems cool; fortunate for me I had a bottle of Purely Sedona, ice cold water.

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logo_SIFFSam Elliott gives the performance of his career in film at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (June 27, 2017) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “The Hero” — starring Sam Elliott, Nick Offerman and Laura Prepon — showing July 7-12 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“The Hero” stars the legendary Sam Elliott as an aging actor confronting mortality in the moving new film from writer/director Brett Haley (“I’ll See You In My Dreams”). Read More→

Essential Oils and Aromatherapy for Pets

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

logo_campverdecommunitylibraryCamp Verde AZ (June 27, 2017) – Learn how to safely and effectively use essential oils and aromatherapy for your dogs, cats, or horses in this free class, Thursday, July 20, 5:30 to 7:30 at Camp Verde Community Library. A thorough and stimulating look at how your pet can benefit from these well-researched, carefully formulated, scientifically proven tools from nature’s medicine cabinet.

Our fur-friends have no fears, resistance or intellectual blocks to benefiting from holistic and alternative health approaches. If it CAN work for the presenting condition, it will.

Pre-registration appreciated. Call or text Sarah at 928.451.4847 or Honey at 404.626.5535.

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Schnebly Hill Road scheduled for heavy maintenance

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

logo_USFS_USDASedona AZ (June 27, 2017) – The Coconino National Forest has scheduled road maintenance and a temporary closure for the Schnebly Hill Road from today until Aug. 15 in order to repair and replace culverts as well as improve and construct road drainage features. The closure schedule may be varied as needed to complete the project.

The majority of this work will occur from the Huckaby trailhead up to the Schnebly Hill Vista, approximately five miles. In addition there will also be minor road maintenance on two areas that are approximately two miles east of Interstate 17 on Schnebly Hill Road. Read More→

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logo_azdotSpeed limits lowered on I-17 during peak holiday travel times

Phoenix AZ (June 27, 2017) – During the Independence Day weekend, state and local agencies are focusing on keeping motorists safe and placing equipment and resources along heavily traveled highways to help move traffic should incidents occur.

Motorists will play key roles in keeping traffic moving, too, by making smart driving decisions that won’t result in serious crashes that ruin road trips and create travel delays. Read More→

By Ted Grussing

… early evening a trip to the airport, get the aircraft out of the hangar, preflight it, hop in and belt in, close the canopy, start the engine, taxi to the end of the runway and then apply take off power and accelerate down the runway … faster and then that momentary awkward feeling as you transition from racing down the runway and rotate and transition into flight leaving the earth behind and below … looking into the vast expanses of space and but for the limitations of our equipment we would continue the journey into space.

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logo_SIFFThought-provoking, award-winning documentary debuts at Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (June 26, 2017) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a one-night only special premiere of the award-winning new documentary “Tickling Giants” on Thursday, July 6. There will be one show only at 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. The event is sponsored by the Democrats of the Red Rocks.

In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef makes a decision that’s every mother’s worst nightmare: He leaves his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian. Read More→

logo_sedonafiredistrictSedona AZ (June 26, 2017) – At 2:41 pm on Saturday June 24, 2017 Sedona Firefighters were dispatched to 525 Posse Ground Rd at Posse Ground Park for a wildland fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found a small brush fire about ¼ acre in size. Fire crews were able to contain the fire very quickly due to the fact that the fire was bounded by the street on one side and the park on another. Firefighters were on scene about an hour to completely overhaul and extinguish the fire. Read More→

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The “Family Member in Distress” Scam – It’s Back

Monday, June 26th, 2017

logo_ycsoPrescott AZ (June 26, 2017) – Another telephone scam has recently been seen in the Prescott area.  This “I’m in jail” scam targets the elderly with a phone call that begins with a scared voice saying “Grandma?” or “Grandpa?” or “Nana?”  If they get a response like “Joe, is that you?” they scammer is off and running.  “Yes Grandma, its Joe, and I’m really in trouble.  I’ve been arrested and I’m really scared.  Please don’t tell mom or dad as they would be so mad at me.  If you could bail me out in an hour it can all go away.  Please help me.”  The scammer tries to keep the conversation going and draw out more details to help their pitch.  Eventually they get around to asking for money, usually in the form of something that can’t be traced like internet gift cards or money orders.   Read More→

Wet Wednesdays are back for July

Monday, June 26th, 2017

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (June 26, 2017) – July is National Parks and Recreation month, and to celebrate the city is bringing back Wet Wednesdays for the entire month of July. 

Join your friends on the grass field at Sunset Park every Wednesday throughout the month of July between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to run and play on the green grass with the 31 foot, dual lane, inflatable slip n’ slide. Also available are the Splash Pad and covered playgrounds.  Read More→

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