logo_azdotHighway to be narrowed to one lane in each direction during work hours

Cottonwood AZ (UDPATE – April 22, 2014) - The Arizona Department of Transportation will perform maintenance work Wednesday night (not Tuesday night as previously mentioned) to improve a two-mile section of State Route 260 between Cottonwood and Camp Verde.  

SR 260 will be narrowed to one lane between Thousand Trails Road and Coury Drive (mileposts 211 to 212) from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday, April 23. Read More→

Hit and Run Suspect in VOC Found and Arrested

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

logo_ycsoSedona AZ (April 22, 2014) – Just after 3AM on April 20, 2014, YCSO deputies were called to the 1400 block of Verde Valley School Road regarding a hit and run accident. The reporting party told deputies that after hearing screeching tires and a loud crashing sound, he went outside and found extensive damage to a concrete wall, mailboxes, and landscaping on both his and his neighbors property. Read More→

logo_SIFFOutrageous stand-up comedian and television star Helen Hong to appear live onstage at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre May 2-4

Sedona AZ (April 22, 2014) – Award-winning, world-renowned comedian and television star Helen Hong brings her outrageous stand-up comedy show to Sedona when she performs live, onstage at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.  There will be three performances May 2-4, presented by the Sedona International Film Festival. Read More→

logo_nationaldayofcowboySedona AZ (April 22, 2014) – Enjoy a whole lot of cowboy “goings on”: gunfights, historical re-enactments, cowboy action shooting, roping, musical revue, storytelling & cowboy poetry, bull whip cracking, costume contest, country western music, art & trades demonstrations in Uptown Sedona. Read More→

logo_jeromeartwalkJerome AZ (April 22, 2014) – Another great spring evening is in store for locals and visitors in this mile high mountain town. First Saturday Jerome Art Walk on May 3rd will be a party filled with art, music, refreshments and great conversation at the 25 galleries and studios. A free shuttle will whisk you from The Old Jerome High School to The Adorn Collection and everywhere in between. Walking the inviting streets is another easy option for art lovers. Jerome First Saturday Art Walk has become the best Saturday activity in the Verde Valley… at least according to many art lovers who are slowly savoring each section of this thriving art community. There is so much to see that it is impossible to visit everything in one walk.  Make a night of it on May 3rd from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.  Have dinner at one of the great restaurants or spend the night at a Bed and Breakfast. With gallery openings, open studios, live music all through the town and delicious treats at most stops, this is one spring night that will delight. Read More→

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Letter to the Editor:
AB 1767, Extension of Home Rule

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

logo_lettereditorARS 41-563.02 Non-Compliance, 4-22-14 Special City Council Mtg. Agenda Item 3a

By Jean Jenks, Sedona Resident
(April 22, 2014)

Hello Mayor Adams and Councilors,

I.   According to Arizona Revised Statute 41-563.02, Elections for expenditures in excess of expenditure limitation:

“Arguments for the proposed excess expenditures shall be prepared by the governing board.  Arguments against the proposed excess expenditures shall be provided by those in opposition.”  Read More→
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logo_townofclarkdaleClarkdale AZ (April 22, 2014) – The Town of Clarkdale is hosting a workshop on May 9 to help identify potential recreational uses and possible improvements at two River Access Points along the Verde River- Tuzigoot and Lower TAPCO – to assist in developing a master plan for the two sites.

The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse, 19 N. Ninth St. in Clarkdale.  Read More→

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logo_humanesocietySedona AZ (April 22, 2014) – The Humane Society of Sedona will host its Third Annual Help the Animals Auction on May 10th at the Elks Lodge located at 110 Airport Road in Sedona.

The auction has doubled in size in terms of donations received for the auction and funds raised via auction sales. The Humane Society attributes the success of this event to the quality auction items donated by their community partners, businesses and individual supporters. The items are wide in variety and price and therefore, HSS believes, there is something that will appeal to everyone who attends. Read More→

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By Ted Grussing

… but then they all are and glad I am here to enjoy them … and you to share them with. This image is one of my favorites of the Sedona area because the various rock formations are pretty well lined up and looking right up the canyons (Oak Creek and Munds) and the San Francisco Peaks appearing just above them. It was a good day up there and a nice little rain cell on the right portion of the image. It moved in and came across the field shortly after I landed. Altitude was around 7,000’ (about 3,000’ agl – above ground level) and the shot was looking almost due north. I was just above the village and the formation on the left is Courthouse Rock and on the right Lees Mountain. The airport is about center line of the image on the left. Anyhow, hope you enjoy the photo.

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logo_sedonamuseumSedona AZ (April 22, 2014) – The Sedona Heritage Museum will hold a Rummage & Treasures Sale on Saturday, April 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Museum. Proceeds will benefit the Museum’s services, educational programs and the current Telegraph Office relocation and restoration project.. The sale will include the usual rummage sale type items plus antiques, furniture, home decor and tools. Special items already donated include original artwork, tools, jewelry, Avon bottles and much, much more. The Museum will also have reprints of historic photos for sale and a collection of antique bottles donated as a fund-raiser. Read More→

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logo_az_game_fishPhoenix AZ (April 22, 2014) – The Arizona Game and Fish Department implemented Stage 1 fire restrictions at all department wildlife areas on Friday, April 18. The restrictions are part of the restrictions issued by the Arizona State Forestry Division on state-owned and state-managed lands outside incorporated municipalities due to the increased risk of wildfire in the state. Read More→

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Beginner Women’s Hula Class

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Cottonwood AZ (April 22, 2014) – Kumu Hula (Hula Master) Kehau Chrisman from Hawaii is announcing the start of a “Beginner Women’s Hula class” for women 15 and older.  Weekly classes will be held on 6 consecutive Mondays, May 5 through June 9 @ 7–8 PM.

Chrisman, formerly of Hawaii and now a Cottonwood resident, trained in Hawaii for 17 years to reach the highest rank of Hula Master (similar to a PhD in Hula) following rigorous hula protocols taught by well-known and respected masters in Hawaii’s hula legacy.  Read More→

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logo_sedonafiredistrictSedona AZ (April 22, 2014) – Approximately 250 children at West Sedona School will participate in an annual Bike Rode presented by the Sedona Fire District and local Farmers Insurance agent Don Nelms. Students are invited to bring their bicycles to school on Friday, May 2 to participate in the 2014 Bike Rodeo! Read More→

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logo_sedonapubliclibrarySedona AZ (April 22, 2014) – It’s a busy week at Sedona Public Library on White Bear Road.  Stop by the Library for one of the many programs scheduled. Join us tonight as author Stephen Hirst, winner of the 2014 ONEBOOKAZ 2014 award, discusses his e-book “Lauren Greasewater’s War.” His novel is informed by his lifelong relationship with the Havasupai people of the Grand Canyon. Meet him Tuesday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. Read More→

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City Softball League Registration Begins May 1

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (April 22, 2014) – The City of Sedona Parks and Recreation is accepting registration for their Adult Summer Softball League beginning May 1.  Men and women are welcome to participate.  You may sign up your team until Wednesday, May 21.  There is a maximum of 20 players per team and players must be 16 years of age or older.  The fee is $275 per team.  Read More→

logo_americanlegionCornville AZ (April 21, 2014) – American Legion Post 135 and Auxiliary invite the community to join them at the fourth annual Memorial Day event to be held on May 24, 2014, beginning at 10:30 am at the Cornville Windmill Park. The park is located at 9950 E Cornville Rd. in Cornville. The public is invited and welcome to attend. Read More→

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logo_assocarizonafoodbanksPhoenix AZ (April 21, 2014) – Newly released Map the Meal Gap data again shows almost 1 in 5 Arizonans (17.8%), or 1.17 million people, struggled with food insecurity in 2012.  More alarmingly, more than 1 in 4 Arizona children (28.2% – an estimated 456,760) also suffered from food insecurity in that same time period.  While these figures are a decrease from the 2011 apex, when 19.1% of Arizonans and 29.9% of Arizona children struggled with food insecurity, they are still above 2009 food insecurity levels that spiked at the onset of the recession. Read More→

Concern For People Living with Mental Illness

By Barbara Mayer

photo_barbaramayer2I have dedicated further editions of this column to the concept of Kwan Yin – or any other caring figure in belief systems around the planet who stand for and call for the Spirit of Compassion as One Who Hears The Cries Of The World.

Yet this column features one group of society whose cries are either never heard or who are quietly dismissed because of the sociological bias against those who suffer from various degrees or modes of mental illness. Read More→

logo_sedonafiredistrictSedona AZ (April 21, 2014) – The Sedona Fire District invites the community to help celebrate the opening of new Fire Station No. 6 with a free pancake breakfast, dedication ceremony and an open house. This event will be taking place on April 26, 2014, with breakfast served from 9 -11 am. The dedication ceremony will begin at 11 am with events lasting until 1 pm. A dedication of an on-site memorial for fallen DPS Officer Bruce Harrolle will follow. Station No. 6 is located in the Chapel area at 2675 State Route 179. Parking will be available at the adjacent Christ Lutheran Church and the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Those with additional questions may contact phone number 928-282-6800. Read More→

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By Ted Grussing

… and this White Crowned Sparrow was taking a bath – with exuberance and water was flying everywhere! I stopped on my walk and visited with a friend who’s backyard is like Nirvana for wildlife in the area … and of course I had my camera along.  

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