logo_azdotTemporary signs promote safety between New River and Sunset Point

Verde Valley AZ (May 25, 2017) – As part of a safety campaign to reduce crashes and delays resulting from speeding and driver inattention, the Arizona Department of Transportation will reduce speed limits during peak Memorial Day weekend travel periods on a winding stretch of Interstate 17 north of Phoenix.

ADOT will lower speed limits by 10 mph Friday, May 26, on northbound I-17 between New River and Sunset Point Rest Area. Speed limits on the same stretch of southbound I-17 will be reduced by 10 mph on Monday, May 29. Read More→

Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography: See you

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

By Ted Grussing

… as the week is drawing to a close and the Memorial Weekend is approaching, this Coot is making tracks and departing the area as he too is heading into the weekend … he may not have known that, but I did, fits the narrative I have chosen for him :+)

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logo_SIFFAcclaimed new films debut in Sedona at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (May 25, 2017) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of “The Lovers” (starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts) and “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent” showing June 9-14 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Read More→

Jerome Art Walk on June 3rd

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

logo_jeromeartwalkJerome AZ (May 25, 2017) – Warm, easy nights of June in Jerome will set the perfect mood to welcome art lovers as they stroll the lovely galleries and studios that circle the town from the Old Jerome High School to Made in Jerome Pottery and The Lincoln Gallery. This first Saturday Art Walk on June 3rd will continue to delight the growing group of regulars as well as lucky newcomers to this wonderful evening.  The festivities start at 5:00PM throughout the town with a free shuttle running until 8:00PM. With 20 open galleries and studios, there is plenty to spark any art aficionado’s imagination. Great food and charming accommodations make Jerome a perfect weekend getaway. Four wine tasting rooms, live music at café’s and bars and the offbeat ambiance of this mile high town are the perfect backdrop for a weekend of art. Read More→

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Arizona State ParksArizona State Parks & Trails (ASPT) is hosting an open house to gather input from the public on proposed facilities and amenities that could become part of the master plan for the future Rockin’ River Ranch State Park, located along the Verde River, near the Town of Camp Verde. This is the first step in the planning process to further the development of the approximately 209-acre park.

Members of the public are invited to this open house to talk with the design team and park staff one-on-one and provide comments and suggestions on the park. ASPT is especially interested to know what types of activities, facilities, and programs people would like considered at the park. 

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Sedona City Talk: A sensible, responsible city budget

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

City of Sedona ArizonaBy Sandy Moriarty, Mayor

Sedona AZ (May 25, 2017) – April in Sedona brings spring showers, the end of tax season, and at the city it brings budget time. Sedona is a small city with limited resources and, as the most beautiful place on earth in so many ways, an economic engine we are all familiar with, tourism. So when we look at our revenues and expenditures for the past year and plan for the coming year, we consider the needs of both our residents and our visitors. Many, if not most, residents vacationed here, loved it, and decided to move here, and they assume that a major source of city revenue comes from property taxes. After all, that’s how it was back home. Read More→

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By Ted Grussing

… a single Crow, plying the unseen airways on a sunny Spring day with white puffy clouds forming the backdrop … it seems simple enough until you take a close look at the position of all the feathers, body positioning and the wings changing camber and the pin feathers of the wings making subtle changes to the airfoil for micro adjustments to the flight path. He is alive and living it as best he can … a single crow … with complexities that we cannot duplicate or imagine and he is in charge of providing all of his food, drink and healthcare … this single, solitary creature that most of us take for granted … in real life another of mysteries of life.

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logo_SIFFFirst in a series of four special events featured at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (May 24, 2017) – Sedona International Film Festival is proud to be the official host of the new “Deconstructing the Beatles” series, joining hundreds of theatres around the country for this special four-part event.

The first in the series — “Deconstructing The Beatles: The White Album” will show in Sedona on Tuesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

In “Deconstructing The Beatles: The White Album”, composer/producer Scott Freiman takes Beatles fans young and old into the studio with The Beatles as they create their bestselling album, The Beatles (commonly referred to as the White Album). Read More→

Young Promoted to Engineer

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

logo_verdevalleyfiredistrictCottonwood AZ (May 24, 2017) – Verde Valley Fire District is pleased to announce the promotion of Spencer Young from Firefighter to Engineer.   

Spencer Young was recognized for his promotion at the May 23, 2017 meeting of the District’s Board of Directors.  Fire Chief Nazih Hazime noted that Young became a full-time firefighter at Verde Valley Fire District in February, 2007. Read More→

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logo_azdotExisting work-zone restrictions will remain in place

Phoenix AZ (May 24, 2017) – During the Memorial Day weekend, state and local agencies are focusing on keeping motorists safe and placing equipment and resources along heavily traveled highways to help move traffic should incidents occur.

The Arizona Department of Transportation and its contractors won’t schedule construction closures along state highways from Friday through late Monday evening. Drivers are urged to use caution over the holiday weekend in existing work zones and in three “holiday travel corridors” that will receive extra enforcement and resources to minimize travel delays. Read More→