By Ted Grussing

… early evening is one of my favorite times to be cruising the peaks with all the beautiful shadows and the low angle light warming all the colors and so it was on Saturday when I headed up there just before sunset. I was cruising the ridgeline from Agassiz Peak to Humphreys Peak. Humphreys Peak is on the far left of the image and at 12,633’ is the highest point in Arizona. I was at 12,673.6’ when I took this image … love the built in GPS in the Canon 5D Mk IV as I have not only the coordinates for each shot, but the altitude and that allows me to return to the same place and get the same angle of shot on later dates … that is if I ever decide to do that, and in the last year and a half since I got it, it has not happened. Somethings are best left to intuition.

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An Acoustic Journey: Kenn Trout and
His Verde Valley Friends

Monday, February 19th, 2018

logo_sedonahubSedona AZ (February 19, 2018) – Join Kenn Trout and His Verde Valley Friends along with the bluegrass magic of Reno and Sheila McCormick for a special Acoustic Journey two set “Music in the House” show at the Sedona Hub, Friday, March 2nd.  These wonderful musicians have a great collection of tunes for your listening pleasure.   Tickets are $10 at the door and online at www.showtix4u.com.  The show starts at 7pm and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Read More→

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logo_lettereditorInformation & Perspective by Warren Woodward
(February 18, 2018)

Would you have confidence in getting a fair trial if, on the first day, the judge opened up with, “I’ve never had a proceeding like this, I ask for everyone’s patience as we figure out how to proceed.”

“… As we figure out?” We?! Isn’t figuring out how to proceed something the judge should do before showing up?

Jane Rodda is an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), and is the ALJ overseeing the formal complaint against Arizona Public Service (APS) regarding APS’s recent rate increase granted by the ACC. The complaint, which was brought about via a petition organized by APS customer Stacey Champion, seeks a rehearing of the rate case since, for many customers, rates are up way more than the “minimal 4.5% increase” that APS and the ACC touted. Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography: Playtime

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

By Ted Grussing

… a little bonus in case you are inclined to head to Snow Bowl this weekend … yes there is a lot of snow and it appears all runs are open. I spent quite a bit of time this afternoon cruising the slopes and shot this on my last pass before heading home. I started my runs a few hundred feet above the peaks and worked my way down. Agassiz is the peak visible in this shot and is the peak that you see when coming North on I-17 … it is only a few hundred feet lower than Humphreys Peak and given the angle of view from the highway totally blocks out Humphreys.

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Secret Shopper Survey Scam is back

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

logo_ycsoPrescott AZ (February 17, 2018) – Following an email notification, a Prescott resident recently received a priority mail envelope with instructions on enrolling in a secret shopper program providing ‘undercover’ surveys of local businesses. Also included in the envelope was a check for $2972.00 made out the homeowner. “John” instructs the participant to cash the check and use a portion of the cash for ‘expenses’ when conducting the survey. Additionally, a major portion of the money is designated for the purchase of (4) pre-paid credit cards at $650 each, a total of $2600. Read More→

Photo Exhibit by Jim Peterson Benefits
The Performing Arts

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

logo_sedonahubSedona AZ (February 17, 2018) – Sedona photographer Jim Peterson is showing a broad selection of his most significant images in a major exhibit at the Sedona Posse Grounds Hub.  The show, which runs through April 17, is open to the public and includes fine art prints tracing the development of Peterson’s photographic vision since he first began working in the digital medium 15 years ago.

An artist’s reception is scheduled for the evening of Friday, March 9, from 4:30 to 7:30 PM, and all are invited to attend.  The reception will include readings from local poets of poems on subjects related to the images on display. In the spirit of bringing together all the art forms and sharing the creative energy of Sedona’s arts community, all sales from the show will benefit the Hub, a community arts venue, and Red Earth Theatre, one of the region’s leading nonprofit theater groups. Read More→

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Motor Vehicle Accident, Hwy. 260 and Western Drive

Friday, February 16th, 2018

logo_verdevalleyfiredistrictCottonwood AZ (February 16, 2018) – On Friday February 16th, at approximately 6:15 am, the Verde Valley Fire District responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Hwy260 & Western Dr.

VVFD was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident blocking the East bound lanes of Hwy260. On arrival crews found 1 vehicle, with heavy damage to the front end, and 1 occupant out of the vehicle sitting on the sidewalk. The occupant had minor injuries and was evaluated by paramedics but did not need transport to a hospital.   Read More→

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YCSO Seeking Cornville Burglary Suspect

Friday, February 16th, 2018

logo_ycsoCornville AZ (February 16, 2018) – On February 14, 2018, around 3:00 pm, YCSO Deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of South Page Springs Road, Cornville, regarding a report of a resident and her small children arriving home and finding a male subject in the yard. It was discovered the male subject had broken into the home and stolen a television from inside. The male subject fled the area in a SUV prior to the Deputies arrival. Read More→

Emergency Preparedness Presentation

Friday, February 16th, 2018

logo_campverdecommunitylibraryCamp Verde AZ (February 16, 2018) – If disaster strikes will you be ready?  Learn how to prepare for the unexpected. Join us on Thursday, March 1st from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Terracotta Room for an Emergency Preparedness Presentation by Yavapai County Community Health Services. Read More→

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Monday at the Museum – Red Rock Quilters

Friday, February 16th, 2018

logo_sedonamuseum2Sedona AZ (February 16, 2018) – Love quilting? Got questions? Members of the Red Rock Quilters will be the featured guests for Monday at the Museum on March 5th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Perhaps bring a small project to work on and enjoy the fellowship of quilting by getting your questions answered or just talking about the joy of quilting. They welcome all levels of quilters, fabric lovers, guests and traveling quilters. There is no charge for this demonstration. Read More→

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