Archive for June 2013

Sedona Real Estate TRENDS

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Is it Time to Buy Vacant Land in Sedona?

By Elisa Andreis J.D.,
20130629_svvreRuss Lyon Sotheby’s
International Realty of Sedona

Sedona AZ (June 29, 2013) – Vacant Land prices have dropped from a median high of $590,000 in 06 to $127,500 today. Put in another way, land today can be purchased at a 78% discount from the 2006 peak and at a 37.5% discount from 2003 levels.

Average prices rose 24% from a month ago. It will take a few more months of data through the summer to get confirmation of the uptrend. Read More→

The Sedona 25 Revealed

Friday, June 28th, 2013

By James Bishop, Jr.
(June 28, 2013) 

photo_bishopSomething wicked this way comes
–W. Shakespeare

Now it can be revealed amidst the numbing glare of quick-hit social-mediated bits and bytes, clouds of tweets and texting: The Great Gatsby was NOT great. Actually, by calling his character “great,” Scott Fitzgerald was being sardonic, even sarcastic.

Sound familiar?

Indeed, great is the word many citizens toss around Tourist Town from Wrenwood to Rene’s, when they talk of Arizona’s great legislature, great Sedona City Council, great mayors and city managers in the Verde Valley. Read More→

Categories : James Bishop, Jr.

20130628_HSS_willowPip says, “She’s a beautiful, mature and affectionate lady, and playful too. Willow just needs a family to shower with affection.”

Sedona AZ (June 28, 2013) – Willow is a three year old, spayed female Australian Shepherd/Lab mix that loves to walk and play in the water. She is a very good girl and gets along with other male dogs, older children and adults.

If you are interested in Willow and would like to meet her, please contact the Humane Society of Sedona at 928.282.4679 and they would be happy to introduce you!

A July 4th weekend cultural extravaganza!

Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, Sedona AZSedona AZ (June 28, 2013) – If you are looking for a cultural infusion of world-class Native American dance and music come to Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village over the July 4th holiday weekend and enjoy a Celebration of Native American Music and Dance. Internationally acclaimed guitarist, Gabriel Ayala (Native American Music Awards 2011 “Artist of the Year”) and Kevin Duncan, four-time world champion hoop dancer and current 2013 Native American Music Award “Artist of the Year,” and the Yellow Bird Indian Dancers will perform throughout Saturday, July 6th and Sunday, July 7th.

And do not miss some fabulous free tastings, cooking demonstrations and more, European-style, from Tlaquepaque’s newest sensational food emporium, Vom Fass, celebrating the opening of their store on Friday, July 5th. Read More→

LIVE at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre featuring Las Vegas sensation Brian Hoffman

logo_SIFFSedona AZ (June 28, 2013) – “Remembering Red: A Tribute to Red Skelton” comes to Sedona when it is performed live, onstage by Brian Hoffman, who is currently playing to sold-out shows year-round in Las Vegas. This outrageous, live theatrical event will be presented by the Sedona International Film Festival at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre. There will be four performances July 11-14.

Brian Hoffman’s “Remembering Red: A Tribute to Red Skelton” is a nostalgic, light-hearted trip down memory lane. His expert portrayal of Red Skelton will have you in stitches with some of Red’s most well-known characters. Read More→

NAWBO’s July Networking Extravaganza

Friday, June 28th, 2013

logo_NAWBOSedona AZ (June 28, 2013) – The Sedona ­ Verde Valley chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBOSVV) will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, July 11th at 11:15am at Heartline Café in Sedona.

Attendees will experience a unique and exciting Networking Extravaganza with the opportunity to network and mastermind. Women business owners who want a boost in business should definitely attend! Read More→

Annual Report for Sedona Public Library

Friday, June 28th, 2013

By Virginia Volkman, Library Director

logo_sedonapubliclibrarySedona AZ (June 28, 2013) – Sedona Public Library’s 2013 fiscal year ended May 31.  During this time we experienced another year of growth and change.  The library remains relevant by providing new and innovative services and programs.  Read More→

logo_cwag3Prescott AZ (June 27, 2013) – The Granite Creek Watershed has some trouble; its water future is uncertain and its surface waters are impaired. Increasing urbanization in our watershed presents a set of challenges different from those issues historically associated with our region.

“One of the greatest challenges as we urbanize is our area’s nostalgic view of a rural, ‘wild west’ community with clear-flowing waterways, in spite of evidence to the contrary,” says Ann-Marie Benz, Outreach and Communications Director for Prescott Creeks. Read More→

logo_USFS_USDASedona AZ (June 27, 2013) – The Red Rock Ranger District and Arizona Natural History Association invite the community and visitors alike to July’s first Friday program.  

Al Cornell, a practitioner of prehistoric skills, will be giving a presentation on the fabrication and usage of cordage in the southwest during prehistoric times on July 5 at 11 a.m. 

On July 6 and 7 the public can learn more about native snakes at the live snake display from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each of those days.  Arizona Game and Fish volunteers, Russell Dunn and Karen McClelland, will allow visitors to handle individual snakes while teaching them about the important role snakes play in our environment.

The Red Rock Visitor Center is located on state Route 179, one mile south of the Village of Oak Creek.  For more information please call the Red Rock District at 928-203-2900.

By Warren Woodward, Sedona Resident
(June 27, 2013)


As a result of my letter below, Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) Commissioner Gary Pierce’s office is now taking reports of APS’s abuse and intimidation of customers who call APS to “opt out” of “smart” metering.

If APS has attempted to intimidate and discourage you by any means — especially by making it sound like you will have to pay huge “opt out” fees when none have in fact been approved by the ACC — then please call and report it to Pierce’s office at 602 542 3933.

Utility abuse is a violation of state statute. Read More→