By Ted Grussing

Sometimes after putting in hours working on straight photos you just need to take a break from reality and create your own. Fueled by music from the 5th Dimension and “Learn How to Fly” among other songs I cruised recent incoming folders and came up with three images that looked like I could have some fun with them and this is the result. A log from Sunset Crater area, the Verde River coming down from an earthen dam near Tuzigoot and a shot of One lying in the grass back of our home and now watching the river flow past her, perhaps waiting for a fish to grab … certainly better than the lizard she brought in this morning. That is more wood in the background, not rock.  Anyhow it was fun and hope you enjoy it …

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logo_SIFFBack by popular demand!

Sedona AZ (May 5, 2016) – Guitar Wizard Anthony Mazzella will be returning to the beautiful Mary Fisher Theater for the fourth time on Saturday, May 14 at 7pm after SOLD OUT, standing-room-only performances last fall. He will be performing a new concert of original music as only Mazzella can deliver.

Ranked one of the best guitarists in the world, Anthony Mazzella is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso of the guitar who began his performance career as a concert guitarist in New York City. He quickly built up a strong following performing in most every live music club in Manhattan including: The Bitter End, CBGB’s, Cat Club, Cafe Wah, Birdland etc. Read More→

logo_ksbSedona AZ (May 5, 2016) – “What is all the Hub-Bub about “dark skies?” asks JD Maddy. Come to KSB’s Wednesday, May 11th Preserving the Wonder(tm) Speaker Series to discover the wonder of dark skies during JD Maddy’s presentation which will be full of night-sky photographs along with a discussion on what to expect from dark-sky viewing. Read More→

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logo_mentalhealthawarenessweekSedona AZ (May 5, 2016) – During the second week of May, the Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley will focus its events on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma. On Tuesday May 10, 6:30-8:30PM a presentation and performance will take place at The Hub at Posse Grounds Park in Sedona.

Jerry Wesch, Ph.D. will present “An Alternative View of Military PTSD – The Difference Between Coping and Healing.” Wesch has been a psychologist for 45 years, focused on the holistic treatment of PTSD/trauma, chronic health issues, headache and pain. He started his career in the Air Force and from 2008-2015 he headed up the most successful PTSD recovery program in the military. He continues to work with Veterans here in Arizona. Read More→

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logo_ycsoArizona Occupant Protection Enforcement Program – Monday, May 23 through Sunday, June 5, 2016

Verde Valley AZ (May 5, 2016) – In an effort to save more lives on Arizona’s roadways this month the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is partnering with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and our local law enforcement agencies to enforce Arizona’s seat belt and child safety seat laws. Read More→

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (May 5, 2016) – In order to help with electricity loads, R. Blume Underground, Inc. will lay new electrical lines down on the eastbound lane of West Mallard Drive and westbound lane of Cathedral Rock Trail – the road, not the trail – from the May 4, 2016 through June 9, 2016. Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography: 100%

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

By Ted Grussing

… this is Sedona and Red Rock Country … all of it … sitting below the end of the Colorado Plateau this relatively small area of the planet is also one of the most sought out areas to visit in the world and this is it! About five million tourists come through here each year providing an economic engine that supports the city and those who live and work here. Mostly the employment is in the tourism and service industry, no high flying tech enterprises to be found here. A good contingent of New Age and alternative belief systems are resident here as are the more traditional religions. Art is huge and many friends are engaged in making their livings doing that. The area seems vast from the ground, but as you ascend into the sky it seems to shrink a bit and the need to be careful and respect the land is evident … there really isn’t that much of it.

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logo_SIFFAward-winning, critically-acclaimed films premiere at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (May 4, 2016) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona encore of “Papa: Hemingway in Cuba” (back by popular demand after a sold-out debut screening) and the premiere of “Race” (award-winning, critically-acclaimed film based on a true story) showing May 13-18 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Read More→

logo_natiionalforestfoundationSedona AZ (May 4, 2016) – For a second consecutive year, partners of the Northern Arizona Forest Fund volunteered to help improve Arizona’s Oak Creek watershed on the Coconino National Forest as part of a Friends of the Forest® Volunteer Day. SanTan Brewing Company, Pink Jeep Tours, Nackard Beverages and Salt River Project all came together for the volunteer day, turning out 27 volunteers. The National Forest Foundation (NFF) and Coconino National Forest Red Rock Ranger District hosted the volunteer event with organizational and on-the-ground leadership from the Oak Creek Watershed Council.  Read More→

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logo_ycsoCottonwood AZ (May 4, 2016) – On May 2, 2016, Sheriff Mascher was notified by the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office that Deputy Steven Gorman has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of suspect Ebin Proctor

The County Attorney’s conclusion was based on a review of the Arizona Department of Public Safety shooting investigation report and extensive supplemental documentation submitted. The findings from the County Attorney’s Office state that no evidence exists to indicate any wrongdoing on the part of Deputy Gorman. Read More→