Bear Schutz is back at the Corner Gallery

Friday, July 25th, 2014

logo_madeinclarkdaleClarkdale AZ (July 25, 2014) – Bear Schutz is returning to Made In Clarkdale’s Corner Gallery in August and he is bringing some of his friends and family with him.  Bear will display his latest work in oils and acrylics and his brother Steve Schutz will introduce Clarkdale to his colored pencil pieces.  Barbara Pierce will show her new work in oils as well as her popular hand crafted jewelry; George Skoblin will display some of his exciting photography; and Art Gecko will bring a selection of his water colors. Read More→

Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
Two 2 go

Friday, July 25th, 2014

By Ted Grussing

… there were quite a few Great Blue Herons down at the ponds day before yesterday and admittedly midafternoon is not the best time to be down there and have any expectations of finding much life on the move. For some reason the herons are very  skittish this year and it is tough to get close … that coupled with only having a 70-200 lens on the camera made the prospects pretty bleak. That was the lens I chose for that body that day so no real excuses, but it sounds good … why blame yourself for what the consequences of your actions are … right? Anyhow, I got lucky and this pair let me get within about fifty feet and then flew … and I got this shot of two of them taking off and heading for somewhere I was not. They are a remarkable bird and I always enjoy seeing them.

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Meet Kovu – The Current Longest Term
Dog Resident at HSS

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Sedona AZ (July 25, 2014) – It’s time for Kovu to go home as he has been at the shelter for over a year and a half. Kovu was a stray 20140725_HSS_kovuhighres1puppy found in Sedona and brought to the shelter on 1/25/13. Kovu is very loving, playful, gets along really well with people and tennis balls are his favorite.

As much as they love Kovu at the shelter it is time for him to be placed in a loving home. Please visit and adopt Kovu as well as many other homeless pets at the shelter seven days a week from 10:00 to 4:00 pm. Cats and kittens are also available for adoption at PetSmart seven days a week. For more information: www.HumaneSocietyofSedona.org ~ 928.282.4679.

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logo_USFS_USDAFlagstaff AZ (July 25, 2014) – UPDATE 9 – Crews on the Bar M Fire southwest of Mormon Lake made good progress creating a solid buffer along the northern portion of the fire area. On a hill west of Long Park, firefighters used burnout operations – initiating fire at the top of the hill – to moderate fire as it backed slowly downslope. Crews also used existing roads as anchors and conducted burnout operations to consume heavy dead and down fuels from the 2007 Birdie Fire.

Today’s plan of action is to work toward the west to continue solidifying perimeters. Fire managers are striving to complete the large burnout operations earlier in the day to allow the majority of smoke to disperse before nightfall. The Bar M fire is currently 3,000 acres and continues to burn at a low severity across the landscape. Read More→

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Candidates’ Forums for Jerome Town Council

Friday, July 25th, 2014

logo_leagueofwomenvotersHosted by the Jerome Chamber of Commerce and League of Women Voters

Jerome AZ (July 25, 2014) – The Jerome Chamber of Commerce and League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley are holding a candidates’ forums for the Jerome Town Council election to be held on August 26, 2014. With eleven candidates running for Jerome Town Council this candidates’ forums will give voters an opportunity to hear the candidates speak to the issues that are important to their communities and to ask them questions that are important to you, the voter. Read More→

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logo_SIFFAcclaimed new independent films make Sedona stop at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (July 25, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of the acclaimed new comedy “The Grand Seduction” and Roman Polanski’s award-winning “Venus in Fur” showing Aug. 1-5 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Read More→

Divine Prosperity Course at Unity of Sedona

Friday, July 25th, 2014

logo_unityofsedonaSedona AZ (July 25, 2014) – Unity of Sedona is announcing their annual prosperity class beginning on Wednesday, August 6th at 6:30 PM. This year’s class will be facilitated by Eva Maurice and assisted by Michael Mirdad and other guest speakers. This eight-week program will not only inspire financial abundance, it will go deeper into allowing our miracles, exploring our desires, and acknowledging your Divine deservability. Read More→

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Sedona AZ (July 25, 2014) – Burn Fat/Be Fit/For Life. Supportive, effective and fun, IN.FORM offers a truly holistic, customized approach to weight loss and health. If you want results, this class is for you! Includes health assessments and education, bio-tracking, emotional factors, a cooking class and much more. Meets every Tuesday for 13 weeks. Early bird registration: save $50 if you sign up and pay in full in the month of August. Contact Karen at (928)282-8918. Read More→

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Slide Fire closure revised to smaller area

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

logo_USFS_USDASedona AZ (July 24, 2014) – The Slide Fire closure area has been revised to include only those areas which currently pose danger to the public, resulting in Forest Road 535 and 536 opening.

The area closure is part of standard operations procedure, which helps to protect the public from entering into an area that poses a threat due to ongoing wildfire activity and/or rehabilitation efforts. Read More→

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logo_lettereditorBy M. Lloyd
(July 24, 2014)

I am writing this as I feel that all the Verde Village residents should be aware of the inexcusable and reprehensible actions by a couple of directors/members of the Verde Village Property Owners’ Association with regard to homeowners installing solar panels.

We have just had solar panels installed on our roof and all the County and building permits were paid for by the solar company and the plans were approved by the County Building Inspector.  Read More→

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Sedona area plane crash victim identities released

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

logo_ycsoSedona AZ (July 24, 2014) – The Yavapai County Medical Examiner has confirmed the identifies of 4 individuals killed in the plane crash near Sedona this past Sunday, July 20, 2014.

  1. Jonathan McGeary , 22, from Flagstaff, Arizona – Indicated as the pilot
  2. Levi Wallace, 23, from Prescott, Arizona
  3. Johanna Naber, 18, from Shellbrook, Saskatchewan (Canada)
  4. Sabrina Giebelen, 19, from Krefeld, Germany

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Gentle Hearts Service Dogs

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
logo_redroseinspirationBy Tina Allegrezza
Founder of Red Rose Inspiration for Animals

Red Rose Inspiration for Animals is proud to announce our newest program, Gentle Hearts Service Dogs.  Part of our mission is we promote programs that connect animals with people.  Gary DeGeronimo is the Founder and Director of Training for this exciting program with Red Rose.  Read More→

By Ted Grussing

… that we are a part of all that is and there is so much more than just this little planet we call earth and the very tiny part of this little planet which we occupy at any given time … so tonight my friend and I firmly planted our feet in the edge of a galaxy as we pondered the meaning of all that is … gazing at galaxies, the star birthing areas of a beautiful galaxy and billions of other galaxies out and beyond this one. Night is a time for dreaming, giving thanks for all the beauty experienced during the day and sometimes healing from other experiences and then there is the infinite expanses beyond our experience and the possibilities of other life out there … where … what … I loved Star Trek … what a grand passage that would be … so pull up a galaxy, rest your feet on the edge and enjoy life … consider that which we do not know and do not see and yet know of its existence.

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Questions and Answers about Sedona’s City Election

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

By Cliff Hamilton

Sedona AZ (July 24, 2014) - 

When is the deadline to register to vote?

Monday, July 28th is the last day to register to vote or update voter registration for the August 26th Primary Election. Read More→

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logo_sedonacommunityfoundationSedona AZ (July 24, 2014) – The Sedona Community Foundation is now accepting proposals for grant funding from organizations that serve greater Sedona.  Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools and Tribal entities are eligible to apply.  Applicants must meet stringent criteria, including proof of financial viability and lasting value. Read More→

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Sedona AZ (July 24, 2014) – Clarkdale resident and acting coach Kathleen Francis, training students in both improvisation and The Meisner Technique, and armed with a very impressive resume has coached actors for 30 years using a very specific technique. Trained directly by one of the world’s most respected acting coaches, Sanford Meisner, Francis brings her rich training to Sedona under the auspices of Pure PR Talent Division.  Sanford Meisner was part of The Group Theatre that emerged after their training in Europe by Stanislavski himself.  Read More→

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Summer Reading Experiment a Success!

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Bylogo_sedonapubliclibrary Meredith Clark, Youth Services Assistant

Sedona AZ (July 24, 2014) – The science-themed summer reading program experiment has been completed, and the results are conclusive: this summer was a lot of fun! Over 250 Sedona kids from birth to 18 participated in the Library’s summer reading program, logging in about 1,500 hours of reading. Read More→

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Sedona City Talk: The Right to Vote, Who Cares

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

City of Sedona ArizonaBy Sedona City Councilor John Martinez

Sedona AZ (July 23, 2014) – This article is addressed to the 4,011 registered voters who did not vote during our recent March Special Election for the Community Plan. This represents 62.8% of the registered voters. In addition, when I ran for office in 2012, only 42.9% of the registered voters participated, which means the majority of you failed to vote at all. Don’t you care? Read More→

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Slide Fire BAER work effective and near completion

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

logo_USFS_USDASedona AZ (July 23, 2014) – Efforts by the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team have proven successful and effective on areas of the Slide Fire and work is nearing completion.

Even though the effects from rain events cannot be entirely prevented by Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) efforts they can mitigated by reducing water flow, debris runoff and erosion from rain event on lands downstream and down-slope from moderately to severely burned areas within the fire perimeter. Read More→

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Velogo_ycsorde Valley AZ (July 23, 2014) – On July 14, 2014, 62-year-old Mark Maki of Mesa, Arizona, was arrested for Aggravated Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation in Cottonwood. He was booked at the Camp Verde Detention Center and remains in-custody on a $35,000 bond. Read More→