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City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (July 1, 2013) – City of Sedona Mayor Rob Adams sent the following statement to the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors and City of Prescott Mayor Marlin Kuykendall regarding the Yarnell fire tragedy:

“The citizens of Sedona send our sincerest sympathy for the tragic loss of the Prescott firefighters and the property in Yarnell that you have experienced. This tragedy is unimaginable.

We offer our prayers and unwavering support during your time of grief. If there is anything that the City of Sedona can do to help, we stand ready to immediately respond.

Our flags are flying at half-mast in honor of the brave men that lost their lives. We will have a moment of silence in remembrance. We will carry you in our hearts and prayers. Blessings to all of you.”

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (July 1, 2013) – On Thursday, June 27, the City of Sedona Employee of Year award was presented to Jamie Rivero, the Police Records Technician, as part of the employee recognition event held at City Hall. Jamie works at the front counter of the Police Department and is most often is the first person visitors meet when entering the police building. Read More→

logo_ychealthPrescott AZ (July 1, 2013) – The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office has provided this update from Yavapai County Community Health Services on the Yarnell Hill Fire:

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Yarnell Hill Fire Facts: For public information call 777-7481

  • Location: 3.5 miles west of Yarnell, AZ.
  • Size: 8374 Acres
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Number of Resources: 400.
  • Resources: 4 type 2 crews, 3 type 1 crews, 4 engines. On order: 3 type 1 crews, 7 helicopters, 2 air tankers, 4 SEATs, 16 engines, and 2 water tenders.

General Announcements: Structures lost approx. 50 at this time. 250 residential homes threatened and 25 commercial buildings.

Containment: 0%

Injuries: 1

Fatalities: 19

Fire Closure Update:

Evacuations: A reverse 911 was sent out and Sheriff’s Office is going door to door. Yarnell, Buckhorn Ridge, Model Creek Subdivision, AA Bar Ranch, Peeples Valley (west of 89 – North of Yarnell to Sorrell Ranch Road.

A shelter for people and small animals is still open at Yavapai College at 1100 E. Sheldon in Prescott.

A large animal shelter is still set up at the Hidden Springs Ranch on Hwy 89 SW of Hayes Ranch Road.

Call the Red Cross Shelter # 800-842-7349 for more information. If you evacuate please register with the Red Cross at and then look for Safe and Sound or call 800-733-2767.

Go to and register your phone number for future evacuations.

There is a fundraiser scheduled for tonight at the Elks theatre in Prescott at 4pm.

Collaborative effort aimed at changing recreation behaviors

logo_oakcreekwatershedcouncilSedona AZ (July 1, 2013) – Those of us who enjoy summer afternoons along Oak Creek will soon meet a new group of advocates for clean water and healthy recreation practices. The Oak Creek Ambassador program will kick off on July 1, introducing a community outreach effort focused on building awareness of the impact of recreation activities on the quality of water and health of Oak Creek. The program is jointly sponsored by the Oak Creek Watershed Council and the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest under a grant provided by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read More→