City Officials Speak at OLLI on Short-Term Rentals

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Urge Residents to Get Involved in the Legislative Process

By Tommy Acosta

Cave for rent in Sedona

Sedona AZ (November 15, 2019) – At the end of a November 13 community forum at the Oscher Lifelong Learning Institute in Sedona where Sedona city staff presented an update on the city’s options in dealing with the exponentially growing short-term rental phenomena in Sedona, it was obvious.

Barring a comprehensive legislative bill being passed that would give the city some teeth in dealing with the perceived problems associated with short term rentals, there is little that can be done to stem the proliferation.

Assistant City Manager Karen Osborn and City Attorney Robert Pickels addressed a rapt audience of more than 50 concerned citizens, reporting on the current state of the city’s efforts to mitigate the far-reaching consequences of short-term rentals. Read More→

Film Festival presents monthly Conversations Series
November 20

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Mass Media, Social Media and the Erosion of Democracy is topic at Fisher Theatre

Sedona Internatonal Film FestivalSedona AZ (November 15, 2019) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to continue its speaker series, “Conversations”. This series will highlight distinguished professors from Northern Arizona University who are experts in their areas. Using a conversational format, the speakers will address controversial ideas, issues and topics, followed by Q&A. Please join us for an evening of intellectual banter, compelling, and in some cases controversial dialogue.

The next event in the monthly “Conversations” series will take place Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D Fisher Theatre. The topic of the discussion is “Mass Media, Social Media and the Erosion of Democracy”. The featured speakers are Amy Hitt and Martin D. Sommerness from NAU. The discussion will be moderated by Sheila Nair, PhD, Professor of Political Science at NAU, and Elliott Greenberg. Read More→

logo_arizonagameandfish2Phoenix AZ (November 15, 2019) – The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds constituents that a new rule prohibiting organized hunting contests for predatory and fur-bearing animals became effective Nov. 3. The rule does not apply to lawful hunting of predatory and fur-bearing animals (which is a valuable wildlife management tool) outside of contests as defined by the rule, nor does it apply to events such as fishing tournaments. Read More→

SPD, Governor’s Office team for safety

Friday, November 15th, 2019

logo_sedonapoliceSedona AZ (November 15, 2019) – The Sedona Police Department has launched a new traffic enforcement effort with support from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.  

“The work is already underway, with more to come in the year ahead,” says Chief Charles Husted. “The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has awarded us two grants totaling $29,000. One grant pays for overtime to enforce and participate in Driving Under the Influence details. Other funds will support proactive traffic enforcement, speed trailer displays and the purchase of several LIDAR units.” Read More→

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Librarian Karen Mack Receives Award

Friday, November 15th, 2019

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

logo_sedonapubliclibrarySedona AZ (November 13, 2019) – Sedona Public Library is proud to announce that Karen Mack, Director of Youth Services, was recently named the recipient of the Arizona Library Association Youth Services Librarian Award for 2019.  This prestigious award recognizes an individual who serves as a model for the important role youth services plays in public libraries.

Karen was nominated for the Youth Services Award by her colleagues and library patrons. She was recognized during an awards luncheon at the Arizona Library Association Conference recently held in Tucson. Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography: Shake rattle

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

By Ted Grussing

… and roll … at least that is what our Blue Heron seemed to be doing as he stood at the edge of one of the ponds. He really put himself into it and I had a couple of fun minutes shooting his antics … then it was on to visit the other ponds and see what else was going on down there, but this shot was the highlight of the outing.

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Film screening, reception and discussion in observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance

Sedona Internatonal Film FestivalSedona AZ (November 14, 2019) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to partner with Unify Sedona: A Rainbow Alliance and PFLAG Sedona/Verde Valley to present the premiere of “Becoming More Visible” on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

This special screening of “Becoming More Visible” is presented in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance. Please join us for a Q&A discussion followed by a vigil and reception after the viewing of the film at Heartline Café to honor our transgender siblings whose voices have been silenced because they had the courage to live by and have died for their truths.

Challenged by how to identify since early childhood, four fearless transgender young adults defy societal norms to be their true selves and become more visible. Read More→

Author Journey’s: Meet and Greet an Author

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Photo courtesy of Arcadia Publishing and The History PressClarkdale AZ (November 14, 2019) – The Clarkdale Historical Society Museum located at 900 First North St., Clarkdale AZ welcome’s Christina Barrueta at Author Journey’s: Meet and Greet an Author on November 23, 12:30-2:00pm. Baruetta, a well respected Food and Beverage Travel Writer, will discuss and sign her book “Arizona Wine: A History of Perseverance and Passion”. Books are available for purchase at the museum or bring your own copy. Prizes and Fun! 928-649-1198.

Seed to Supper: Growing Veggies on a Budget

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

logo_campverdecommunitylibraryBy Carson Ralston
Library Specialist-Adult Programs

Camp Verde AZ (November 14, 2019) – Join us at Camp Verde Community Library at 5:30 pm starting Monday November 18th for a 6 session free gardening course.  Learn low-cost ways to build healthy soil, plan your growing space, choose your crops, care for your growing garden, and harvest your bounty!

Classes will be held on the following dates: November 18th, 20th, 25th, & 26th, and December 2nd & 4th. Read More→

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Sedona Police Department Events,
November 21 and 22

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

logo_sedonapoliceSedona AZ (November 14, 2019) – The Sedona Police Department will host two events in the coming week, and the public is invited.

On Nov. 21, at 4 p.m., Friends of the Sedona Police Department will unveil the city’s Police Officer and K-9 memorial, located in the City Hall plaza. The memorial has been more than two years in the making, and was made possible through fundraising activities and donations from residents and business owners in Sedona, Cottonwood and Flagstaff. Read More→

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