logo_azdotMinimal delays expected, single lane restrictions during work hours   

Camp Verde AZ (April 24, 2014) – Next week the Arizona Department of Transportation will complete paving work and remove temporary concrete barrier on Interstate 17 (mileposts 280 to 282) south of Camp Verde as part of the climbing lane project.   Read More→

logo_SIFFAcclaimed new independent films premiering at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (April 24, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of the new thriller “Grand Piano” and the Parisian romance “Just a Sigh” showing May 2-7 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Read More→

logo_marketplaceSedona AZ (April 24, 2014) – Marketplace Café, in the Village of Oak Creek, continues its mission of giving to the community, and is recognized as a business that generously supports local artists and charities.  On Tuesday, April 29th, the public is invited to celebrate these activities and get to know the artists involved via a “Meet the Artists” reception in the venue.  The reception will take place from 6-7 PM.  There will be a raffle of several artists’ works in which 100% will be donated to the local charity.  You do NOT have to be present to win. Read More→

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Sedona CIty Talk: Councilor Dan McIlroy

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (April 24, 2014) – In 2009, the Congress passed the Stimulus Bill that approved 3.4 billion dollars for the Smart Grid and smart meters.  This funding encouraged public utilities across the United States to begin installing smart meters.  It was hoped that this action would help balance the demands for electricity across the national grid. 

Over the last few years, Arizona Public Service (APS) has been installing over one million smart meters throughout the state.  The only areas yet to receive smart meters are parts of northern Arizona.  Read More→

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By Ted Grussing

… so it seems as this Western Scrub Jay launches from his perch towards a cage filled with homemade suet and left his wings tucked tightly in … for the moment at least. He did eventually un-fold them and take a few beats before settling in on a new perch with a beak filled with suet. Anyhow, it was a very fun shot. I only had about a two and a half inch depth of field on the shot shooting with a 560mm lens (400mm plus 1.4 extender) and think that was likely the cause of the feet being slightly out of focus … should have deleted the shot, but it was so unique I decided to keep it and send it out … oh well.

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Sarah McLean to Speak at OLLI

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

logo_olli2Sedona AZ (April 24, 2014) – Come meet Sarah McLean.  Find out what vision and values led to her chosen life path and why she chose Sedona for her organization. Learn why she believes that now “is the perfect time to learn to meditate” and discover the essentials of her remarkably effective, simple, easy, everyday meditation method. Find out, too, what she will offer at Internationally renowned gatherings, such as the upcoming Woman Arising Conference, Summoning the Sacred seminar, and her week-long programs at Esalen Institute. Read More→

logo_peppermintzebraSedona AZ (April 23, 2014) – Get outside, create bold gift for Mom, and explore 3 dimensional world in color!  Peppermint Zebra’s Mother’s Day Chalk Expo will be held Sunday, May 3rd, from 10 m to 1 p.m. in Hillside Sedona’s Courtyard.

Insight Gallery’s resident artist, Pamela Becker enjoys interacting with kids and teaching them about art. She recently illustrated a How-to-work with Pastels “Snap Book” for children published by Capstone Press, 2014. Read More→

Old Town Center for the ArtsCottonwood AZ (April 23, 2014) - Two Shots is an evening of theatre that is comprised of two one-man shows for one performance only Saturday, May 3rd at 7:30 PM. The first is, The Sperm of Ten Men, written and performed by Ben Tyler, under the direction of David Barker. The second is, Dodging Bullets, written and performed by David Barker, under the direction of Ben Tyler. Both of these plays tell the stories of actual events in each man’s life. Read More→

Jerome AZ (April 23, 2014) – Sedona landscape artist Susan Pitcairn will continue her show at Gallery 527′s First Saturday Art Walk reception May 3, 5-8 p.m with a presentation of recent pastels and acrylics from travels throughout Arizona and California. “Beauty of the West” expresses Susan’s uncanny ability to capture the peaceful beauty of the western landscape.Fresh from visits to the coastal California ranch of Santa Barbara painter Marcia Burtt and from an annual teaching expedition to Saguaro Lake Ranch near Phoenix, Susan will present a variety of new subjects and places as well as her more typical Sedona and Verde Valley subjects.    Read More→

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Beginner Hawaiian Language Classes

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Cottonwood AZ (April 23, 2014) – Did you know that the State of Hawaii has TWO official languages – Hawaiian and English? The Hawaiian language is alive and well!

Come learn how to speak it correctly! Kumu Hula (Hula Master) Kehau Chrisman from Hawaii is announcing the start of a “Beginner Hawaiian Language class” for students 15 and older. Students will learn Hawaiian pronunciation, simple sentence structure, and vocabulary, along with a little Hawaiian culture and history. Read More→

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logo_electionBy Cliff Hamilton

Sedona AZ (April 23, 2014) – Planning your summer vacation?   You also need to plan ahead if you want to vote in Sedona’s next city election, especially if you’re an independent voter.  That election is August 26 and it will be much different than past city elections. Read More→

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By Ted Grussing

…and the bird. The Scott’s Oriole was named in honor of General Winfield Scott who was born in 1786 and passed in 1866 … Darius N. Couch who named this bird was born in 1822 and was also a General Officer in the Union Army during the American Civil war. He was also a naturalist and I imagine today he would be called a “Birder” Not sure about Scott, but perhaps he was one too. Later it was discovered that the Oriole had been previously described by Bonaparte, but the name “Scott’s” Oriole stuck. Also interesting to me is that the bird is an Icterid which puts the Oriole in the same family as many Blackbirds, Meadowlarks, cowbirds, Grackles and others. Thanks to Eric for giving it a name for me and the shot in his backyard.

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logo_azdotCottonwood AZ (April 23, 2014) – State Route 89A in Cottonwood between 12th and Main streets (milepost 352) will be closed for up to 15 minutes between 3 a.m. and 3:15 a.m. Thursday, April 24.

The closure will provide a safe work zone as crews place overhead utility lines across the roadway.  Read More→

2014 Road Rehabilitation Project

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (April 23, 2014) – On May 5, 2014, work will begin in preparation for a pavement project in the area of Mystic Hills Subdivision, and Chapel Road, to the east of SR 179.  The work will include pavement replacement in these areas and adding bike lanes to Chapel Road between SR 179 and the east end of the Mystic Hills Subdivision.  Read More→

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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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