Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
Welcome …

Monday, May 25th, 2015

By Ted Grussing

… to the Village of Oak Creek and Sedona as you come up from I-17 on SR 179 … of course, this is a wee bit different view than you get from ground level, and that is extraordinary too. The Village is where I live (mailing address is Sedona) and I live on the second golf course from the bottom on the left side of the image … Sedona Golf Resort is the near golf course on the left and across SR 179 on the right in the lower quadrant is Canyon Mesa Country Club … the latter is a nice executive course and though not long used to demand straight or well-placed shots. Corky usually cleaned my clock on that course because accuracy is far more important than distance. Fun!

grussing_20150525x560 Read More→

Comments (0)
Categories : Ted Grussing

Swim Lessons at Sedona Community Pool

Monday, May 25th, 2015

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (May 25, 2015) – Let the Red Cross certified swim instructors at the Sedona Community Pool teach you or your loved ones to swim, a valuable life-saving skill. There are four sessions of group swim lessons during the summer pool schedule.  June 1, June 15, June 29 and July 13 are the start of sessions.  Each session consists of eight classes total, each class is thirty minutes long.  Classes are held in the mornings at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and in the evening at 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.  Classes are held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  All levels of swim skills are taught.  Read More→

Comments (0)
Categories : City of Sedona

Letter to the Editor:
Wireless “Smart” Meter Warnings

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

logo_lettereditorInformation & Perspective by Warren Woodward
(May 24, 2015) 

This month there were a couple of very important developments regarding the near constant microwave transmissions of “smart” meters that the utility industry insists are safe.

On May 11th, 190 independent, published scientists who specialize in ElectroMagnetic Field (EMF) research from 39 countries petitioned the United Nations to protect humans and wildlife from electromagnetic fields and wireless technology.

Now, less than two weeks later, the International EMF Scientist Appeal has grown to 205 EMF scientists from 40 countries. Between them all, they have over 2,000 peer-reviewed EMF studies published. Read more→

Comments (2)

logo_NAWBOSedona AZ (May 24, 2015) – Nicole Burns from ‘Fire Up Our Passions’ will speak on “How to Make Our Authentic Selves Shine Through Our Business” at the NAWBO Sedona, Verde Valley meeting 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday, June 11th, at The Barking Frog Grill in West Sedona.

In this workshop-style talk, you will learn how letting your personality shine through in your networking just might be your most valuable tool. Don’t worry about getting caught up in the ‘elevator pitch’ hype. Your authentic voice is what really matters. You will leave this workshop armed and ready with your new authentic networking skills. Read More→

Camp Bear Wallow, “The Art Camp For Kids!”

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Sedona AZ (May 24, 2015) – Camp Bear Wallow, “The Art Camp For Kids!”, will open its doors for the summer with fun art projects like balloon art, sculpted eye balls, insect paintings, bird houses, walking sticks origami, Lego sculptures, bubble art, fiber clay sculptures, paint brush making and more! The camp is at the Sedona Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Rd., in the art cabin, M-F from 9:30-12:30pm, and is accepting ages 6-11. The weeks are: June 15th, June 22, July 5th, and July 12th. Read More→

Comments (0)

logo_purelivingexpoPure Living Expo & Conference Brings Summer Fun & Healthy Lifestyles Education To Sedona’s Red Rocks

Sedona AZ (May 24, 2015) - Exploring the connection between food, health and ecology, Pure Living Expo & Conference (formerly Raw Living Expo) will be held at the Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa, July 23-27 and tickets are now on sale at www.purelivingexpo.com. Pure Living Expo & Conference attracts a global group of health enthusiasts, hungry for change, for three days of panels, demos, meals and parties. Read More→

Comments (0)
Categories : Community Events

Open House to Plan a New Park
at the Old Ranger Station

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Sedona AZ (May 24, 2015) – The City is hosting an open house to kick off the planning of a new City park on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the old Sedona Ranger Station (250 Brewer Road).  The City of Sedona acquired the 3.5 acre property in 2014 and is now developing a master plan of proposed improvements based on public input.  The open house will provide an opportunity for the community to tour the two Historic Landmark buildings and submit ideas on what features and activities should be included in the new park.  The City is also interested in hearing suggestions about the future of the surrounding area, often referred to as the “Heart of Sedona.”  Stop by anytime between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. to share your ideas and see other suggestions while enjoying free refreshments. Read More→

Comments (0)
Categories : City of Sedona

108th Army Band Performs July 3 in Uptown Sedona

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

logo_108thArmyBandSedona AZ (May 22, 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→

Comments (0)
Categories : Sedona

By Ted Grussing

… I took this shot before landing Sunday afternoon; the storms of late last week left a lot of snow on the peaks and I liked this last look before I entered the pattern to land back at Sedona. In the foreground going up to the rim is Long Canyon and you can see Seven Canyons Golf Course near center left; off image left is Enchantment Resort and on the right is Thunder Mountain. Moving across the horizon from left to right you have Kendrick Peak (also covered in snow), the San Francisco Peaks and Mt. Elden.  Nothing remarkable going on in the photo and it is just one of those images that it is fun to gaze at Cloud Base was around 12,000’+ and those clouds were working but the winds were shredding the thermals too … so just a neat day and a nice remembrance.

grussing_20150522x560 Read More→

Comments (0)
Categories : Ted Grussing

logo_lettereditorInformation & Perspective by Warren Woodward
(May 22, 2015)

This is what it’s like to have real utility regulation.

Duke Energy wanted to raise rates in Indiana in order to install $1.9 billion worth of “smart” meters and related paraphernalia. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission denied Duke Energy saying:

“In the absence of any sufficient evidence to support Duke’s cost estimates, even for the first-year projects in the T&D Plan, we cannot find that the estimated costs are the best estimate of the costs of the eligible improvements as required by Ind. Code § 8-1-39-10. It is not enough for Duke, or even [engineering consultants] Black & Veatch, to simply assure us that the costs estimates are reasonable or best estimates. Duke must estimate its costs with a sufficient level of accuracy and supply evidence to allow the other parties and the Commission to conduct their own independent analysis of the estimated costs.”

Read more→

Comments (0)

Sedona Fire District Responds
to Tanker Truck Rollover

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

logo_sedonafiredistrictSedona AZ (May 22, 2015) - In the morning commuting hours of Thursday, May 21, the Sedona Fire District responded to a non-injury tanker truck rollover at the intersection of State Route 89A and Lower Red Rock Loop Road. The truck was hauling a chemical similar to asphalt used in the process of road building and maintenance. The tank overturned as a result of the driver making a turn from the highway onto the Lower Red Rock Loop Road, which caused the tank to rupture and leak its contents into the nearby ravine. Read More→

Comments (2)

City of Sedona Hires New City Attorney

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (May 22, 2015) – Mayor Sandy Moriarty and the members of the Sedona City Council are excited to announce that Robert Pickels Jr. has accepted the position of City Attorney.

Robert earned his Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Long Beach, and his Juris Doctor degree from Western State University.  In 2002, Robert began service in Yuma County as a staff attorney in the County Attorney’s Office.  Upon serving as Chief Civil Deputy County Attorney, he was appointed by Yuma County Board of Supervisors as interim County Administrator in 2007 and as County Administrator in 2008.  Robert was responsible for the management of all County operations, including 1,350 employees, direct oversight for six County departments, and five divisions of the County Administrator’s office.  Read More→

Comments (0)
Categories : City of Sedona

City Seeks Applicants for
Historic Preservation Commission

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (May 22, 2015) – The City of Sedona is accepting applications to fill one vacancy on the City’s Historic Preservation Commission.  This voluntary body is made up of seven citizens appointed by City Council.  The Historic Preservation Commission was established by Sedona City Council to promote the protection, enhancement and perpetuation of properties and areas of historic, cultural, archaeological and aesthetic significance. Read More→

Comments (0)
Categories : City of Sedona

HSS Pet of the Week:
Meet Tucker

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Sedona AZ (May 22, 2015) – “Hi there! My name is Tucker and I am a very sweet kitty who loves to play all day long. I am FeLV Positive but that doesn’t get me down! I would love to find my new best friend today! 20150522_HSS_tuckerA home with other FeLV kitties would be superb!”

  • Gender: Neutered
  • Breed: Domestic Medium Hair
  • Age: 9 months old

www.HumaneSocietyOfSedona.org • 928.282.4679

 

 

Comments (0)

Sign Up for Library’s Summer Reading Program

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

logo_sedonapubliclibraryBy Meredith Clark, Youth Services Assistant

Sedona AZ (May 22, 2015) – It’s the end of May, the days are stretching longer and getting warmer, and school is letting out. The children’s department at the Library is gearing up for its big season— time for the Summer Reading Program! This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has A Story.” We will be celebrating heroes of all types: classic and new superheroes, hometown heroes like our police and fire departments, personal heroes, and even animal heroes. As we all know, heroes set goals and know how important it is to feed the brain with reading. Read More→

Comments (0)
Categories : Sedona

Volunteers Needed at
Connections Equine Therapy Program

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

logo_connectionsequinetherapyAn exciting opportunity to help others and hang out with horses!

Cornville AZ (May 22, 2015) – Connections Equine Therapy is a non-profit organization located in Cornville, AZ offering Therapeutic Riding and other services designed to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals with disabilities.   This is your opportunity to get involved with a great group of people, get to know some wonderful horses and help a worth-while cause! Read More→

Comments (0)
Categories : Cornville News

By Ted Grussing

Friday will mark the first anniversary of the Slide Fire which was human caused … as you take to the forests and other recreational areas please, please make sure that you practice safe fire techniques. And you know what? Even though the ambiance of an open fire is truly neat and it is great to sit around a camp fire in the evening, try something new this year … use a Coleman alcohol or propane stove for your cooking and just sit around together without a fire and enjoy nature and each other’s company. You do not want to be responsible for something like this!

grussing_20150521x560 Read More→

Comments (0)
Categories : Ted Grussing

Lon Megargee Exhibit at Sedona Heritage Museum

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

logo_sedonamuseum2Sedona AZ (May 21, 2015) – The Sedona Heritage Museum will host a special exhibit through the summer, entitled “The Dean of Arizona’s Cowboy Artists – Lon Megargee”.

Most of the items on exhibit are loaned by various friends of the Museum, including a large collection of Megargee paintings, lithographs and block prints loaned from the private collection of Michael Collier (Collier Gallery) in Tempe. Other artifacts and pieces of artwork on display represent his efforts as an advertising illustrator, and include examples of his famous Stetson hat lining design, beer ad campaigns, and magazine covers. Megargee’s history, art books and other personal artifacts round out the exhibit. Besides drawing from the Collier and Museum’s collection, items were loaned by Museum member Linda Starr, who also provided background material from her extensive research on Megargee. Read More→

Comments (0)

Expo Pre-Party Helps Fund Food Bank With Night of Food, Fun and Networking

Sedona AZ (May 21, 2015) - The Pure Living Expo taking place July 23-27 at the Hilton Sedona is hosting an expo Pre-Party to benefit the Sedona Community Food Bank  on Saturday, June 27 at Agave of Sedona, located at 1146 West State Route 89A in Sedona. The Garden of Delights: A Pure Living Expo Pre-Party & Fundraiser will start at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for the evening are available at PureLivingEvents.com for $65 or $120 per couple. Proceeds support the Sedona Food bank, a 501(c)3 non-profit, in providing more organic, non-gmo and gluten free foods to the community. Read More→

Comments (0)
Categories : Community Events

logo_azdotDrivers urged to focus on safe driving – especially during busy travel times

Verde Valley AZ (May 21, 2015) - Drivers taking to the state’s highways over Memorial Day weekend will not encounter any full closures for construction or maintenance work, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

ADOT and its contractors will give drivers a break from closures from Friday afternoon to Monday night in an effort to support safe holiday weekend travel. Read More→