Arizona State ParksSedona AZ (August 27, 2014) – The State Parks in Arizona provide many opportunities for Labor Day 2014 campers. If you have not already reserved your campsite, some campsites are already full. Some State Parks such as Lyman Lake near Springerville and Alamo Lake near Wenden will have campgrounds that may not fill to capacity. Day use and historic parks have plenty of room for daytrippers and Kartchner Caverns State Park always has 100 walk-up tickets each day and good camping opportunities (book cave tours in advance by phone or the website, if possible.) Read More→

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logo_azdotState agencies team up with local partners on I-17 safety campaign

Verde Valley AZ (August 27, 2014) - Drivers heading out on state highways for the Labor Day weekend will get a break from construction closures, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

No construction closures will be scheduled along state highways, including Phoenix-area freeways, over the extended Labor Day weekend.

Meanwhile, ADOT is teaming up with the Arizona Department of Public Safety and other agencies on a campaign to limit and respond quickly to crashes or disabled vehicles along Interstate 17 north of Phoenix. Read More→

Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
In time…

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

By Ted Grussing

… the new and fresh becomes the newly departed or nearly so … mostly we are used to seeing the vibrant blooms at the peak of their life cycle and when that passes we forget them … we go for the blooms just coming into their full beauty … yesterday’s bloom a memory soon added to the compost pile.

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logo_SIFFAcclaimed new independent films make Sedona premiere at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (August 27, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of the acclaimed new award-winning independent films “Mood Indigo” (a French romantic comedy) and “I Origins” (a new American drama) showing Sept. 5-9 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Read More→

Slide Fire: Working Together for Positive Outcomes

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

logo_sedonacommunityfoundationBy Chief Kris Kazian, Sedona Fire District

Sedona AZ (August 27, 2014) – Thanks to the generosity of many wonderful people, the Sedona Fire District, U.S. Forest Service, Coconino County Sheriff, Coconino County Search and Rescue, and Coconino County Emergency Management have received the backing they needed to deal with the Slide Fire and its aftermath.

From the moment smoke was reported in Oak Creek Canyon on May 20, 2014, until the blaze was contained on June 4 and 1,200 firefighters left their duties, the community remained supportive of these agencies and their commitment to the safety of residents and guests in the Sedona area. It was immediately apparent that the fire would be complex and difficult to fight based on terrain, location, and low moisture and humidity, and the potential of losing homes along Oak Creek Canyon was high. In the end, the agencies tasked with dealing with the Slide Fire can proudly say there were no significant injuries and no homes lost. Read More→

Organize A to Z:
Need some help with your small closet?

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

logo_organizeazBy Tracey Shadley
Organize A to Z
“Organize Your Space, Organize Your Life!”

Sedona AZ (August 27, 2014) - 

1)    Where do I put my shoes and boots!! They are in a pile on the bottom of my small closet! And this is after I purged! Read More→

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City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (August 27, 2014) – A new City Code approved by the Sedona City Council restricting the use of portable communication devices while driving became effective August 22, 2014.  The new ordinance states:

“A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using a portable communications device to engage in a call unless that device is configured to allow hands-free listening and talking, and is uses exclusively in that manner while driving.  Texting and typing while operating a motor vehicle are banned.” Read More→

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logo_SIFFSedona Film Festival presents two screenings of new documentary at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (August 27, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present its premiere series with the one-night-only debut of the award-winning documentary “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret”. There will be two shows: Thursday, Sept. 11 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. Read More→

A Touch of Europe with Vismaya and Allen Ames

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Sedona AZ (August 27, 2014) – Vismaya and Allen are back for an evening of live music on the patio at The Field Organic Restaurant, where you will be transported to a European bistro atmosphere. Ingrid Hagelberg (Vismaya), born in Sweden, has lived mostly in Sedona for the past several years but has toured the World and sings in several languages. Read More→

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Town of Jerome Unofficial Election Results

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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Town of Clarkdale Unofficial Election Results

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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City of Sedona Unofficial Election Results

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

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Catholic Charities Has Selected Paul Mulligan as new CEO

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

logo_catholiccharitiesPhoenix AZ (August 27, 2014) – Catholic Charities is proud to announce Paul Mulligan as the new CEO of Catholic Charities Community Service AZ, succeeding Bob Brown who is retiring. Read More→

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logo_azdotCounty park’s main entrance remains closed, access available just north on SR 89A

Flagstaff AZ (August 26, 2014) - The Arizona Department of Transportation is urging motorists headed to the annual Coconino County Fair this Labor Day weekend (Aug. 29 – Sept. 1) to allow extra travel time as traffic delays are expected. The main entrance to the Fort Tuthill County Park along State Route 89A remains closed due to an ongoing improvement project and traffic is routinely backed up onto Interstate 17 and SR 89A during special events at the park. Read More→

Hikes, Walks and Lecture in September
at Red Rock State Park

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Arizona State ParksSedona AZ (August 26, 2014) – In September 2014, Red Rock State Park will host the monthly Moonlight Hike, Geology Hike and Dr. Kennard Bork will speak about the how Sedona’s red rocks were formed. The park also offers guided bird walks and nature walks as well as the opportunity to explore on your own. Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
The pillow

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

By Ted Grussing

… it only seems appropriate to find One taking a dreamy rest on the softest pillow you can imagine and clutching another pillow to rest her paw on. Such is life in the ether and the unknown is just a few thousand feet away from us … maybe closer … I successfully negotiated an 80 degree bank to get the heck out of the way and there was still a lot of sky left for me to play in. One has made things a little difficult for me tonight as she has been crashed on my Wacom Tablet for the past hour so I had to use a mouse instead of my pen to complete the merger of images … oh well, here she is. NO, it is not an option for me to move her off the tablet … I do have to sleep sometime and the fear of her wrath would prevent sleep if I did move her … check those claws out … smiling.

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Yavapai College, Sedona Cultural Park Finalize Agreement

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

logo_yavapaicollegeCelebration scheduled for Oct. 14 at YC’s Sedona Center for Arts & Technology

Sedona AZ (August 26, 2014) – Yavapai College and Sathcupa L.L.C., owner of the Sedona Cultural Park, have completed a land-swap agreement that allows the college to stay in its Sedona Center for Arts & Technology facility located in the Cultural Park. Read More→

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Bridge construction may cause traffic delays
on Forest Road 618

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

logo_USFS_USDAVerde Valley AZ (August 26, 2014) – Beginning next week, Coconino National Forest will be replacing an outdated single-lane bridge along Forest Road 618—a heavily used road used by the public when exiting Interstate 17 to reach Beaver Creek.

The construction project will begin Sept. 2 and result in temporarily closure of the bridge, but a detour bypass will be available to allow traffic continued access to Forest Road 618. Travelers in that area should expect some delays and heavy construction traffic. Read More→

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logo_SIFFSedona AZ (August 26, 2014) – The iconic British rock band Duran Duran will take over US movie theaters — including the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona — on Wednesday, Sept. 10 for a one-night-only showing of the film “Duran Duran: Unstaged”. This movie showcases the band’s concert at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, which was part of the American Express Unstaged concert series that celebrated the band’s “All You Need Is Now” album and world tour. Screenvision in alliance with Phase 4 Films will screen the film in over 300 locations. Read More→

Sedona AZ (August 26, 2014) – Come join Karen Russell for a fun and informative movie night with a lively discussion afterwards. Organic popcorn and snacks will be served.

“Your back pain will require SURGERY”. “Without these pills, you face life-long PAIN”. “Your child’s behavior requires MEDICATION”. That’s what the doctor tells you, but who tells the doctor what to say? Read More→

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