Archive for September 2013

McGuireville rest area closed until mid-October

Monday, September 30th, 2013

logo_azdotVerde Valley AZ (September 30, 2013) – The Arizona Department of Transportation anticipates opening the McGuireville rest area at milepost 296 on Interstate 17 around mid-October after the completion of a water rehabilitation project. The opening has been delayed due to electrical equipment delays for the newly installed well pump.

Drivers are encouraged to use alternate facilities either in Flagstaff or at the Sunset Point rest area located along I-17 at milepost 252 during the closure.

For more information, email [email protected] or call the ADOT project hotline at 1-855-712-8530. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at or call 5-1-1.

Exploration of Archetypes with Pash Galbavy

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Sedona AZ (September 30, 2013) – On October 13th, 1PM, at Sandra Beck Studio, mask maker and performance artist, Pash Galbavy invites participants to a dynamic and thought provoking, experimental exploration of archetypes.

As part of this offering, Pash will improvise with a number of her masks in an effort to deepen understanding of the archetypal characters that they represent. “I won’t be ‘acting. This won’t be a typical ‘performance’, she said. “Nothing is rehearsed. It will be an improvisational investigation where I will put on masks and literally try to let the archetypal personalities and characters reveal themselves spontaneously.” Afterwards, participants will be invited to interact and share their experience of the exploration. Read More→

logo_USFS_USDAFlagstaff AZ (September 30, 2013) – Coconino National Forest fire managers are preparing for fall season prescribed burning as fall conditions create opportunities for applying low-intensity fire to the landscape.

Up to 11,200 acres of prescribed fire treatments are tentatively planned across the forest this season. Acreages are estimates and tentative, depending on how often and how long conditions are suitable. The chart below lists the areas and project names. Read More→

Sedona AZ (September 30, 2013) – Sedona Smart Meter Awareness (SSMA), is pleased to announce two free screenings of “Take Back Your Power,” in the Sedona Public Library’s Community Room on October 15th from 3:00-5:00 pm and October 29th from 7:00-9:00 pm. Each screening will be followed with Q&A. Seating is limited so please arrive early to secure a seat.

“Take Back Your Power” is an eye opening documentary feature film that investigates the “smart” meter program currently bring implemented worldwide by most of the major utility companies. It uncovers alarming issues about health, privacy, property rights, corporate fraud and the unprecedented vulnerability of the “smart” grid. Read More→

Categories : Smart Meters

Sedona Citizen Speaks Out

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Sedona AZ (September 30, 2013) = Nancy Rob Dunst, a 20 year Sedona resident, speaks out about the two “gatekeepers,” city staff members who refused to follow a direction given them by the city council. Ms. Dunst had asked, and was given permission, to write a grant to bolster funding for the arts in Sedona, and to engage others in supporting arts education in Sedona schools.

Categories : Editorials/Opinion

logo_SIFFIt’s comedy week with new independent films premiering at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (September 29, 2013) – It’s comedy week at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre as the Sedona International Film Festival presents the Northern Arizona premieres of “When Comedy Went to School” and “Populaire” showing Oct. 8-12. Read More→

Fort Verde Days Art Show

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

logo_fortverdedaysartshowCamp Verde AZ (September 29, 2013) – The Fort Verde Days Art Show is coming upon us. The Fort Verde Days Art Show brings together the artistic talents of the Verde Valley with categories of painting, sculpture, jewelry, apparel, and more. All artists working in two and three-dimensional fine art, photography, and crafts are invited to enter this year’s show. Any artist interested, can find the form on the C. V. Arts council website at

All art must be delivered with entry form to the Camp Verde Town Complex behind the Historical Society on Monday, October 7th between 11am to 7pm. Entry fees are $5.00 per entry for adults and $2.00 per entry for students (first grade through high school). Read More→

Sedona AZ (September 29, 2013) – After a year’s hiatus, the Sedona Book Festival returns on Saturday, October 5, bigger and better than ever. The fourth Sedona Book festival will be held at Yavapai College in Sedona, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, with over 100 local, regional and national authors, publishers, organizations and others exhibiting all things books and book-related.

The Sedona Book Festival is sponsored by The Well Red Coyote bookstore and by Yavapai College, with net proceeds going to the Yavapai College Foundation. Read More→

Arizona State ParksPhoenix AZ (September 29, 2013) – On September 18, 2013, the Arizona State Parks Board authorized seven projects funded with $542,321 from the state Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Fund and $339,108 from the federal Recreational Trails Program (motorized portion). These projects also include $209,116 in matching funds from agency funds and volunteers.

The Arizona State Parks Board’s volunteer advisory committees (Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory Group (OHVAG) and the Arizona Outdoor Recreation Coordinating Commission (AORCC) review project applications periodically and make funding recommendations to the Arizona State Parks Board. In addition to trail and facility improvements, the funds can be used for mitigation of damage caused by OHV activities, cultural and environmental compliances, and education projects/programs and law enforcement. Read More→

Hawai`i in the Verde Valley

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Verde Valley AZ (September 29, 2013) – Enjoy a Saturday afternoon experiencing Hawaiian hula and culture when Halau Hula Napuaokalei’ilima presents their annual fundraiser Hula show (known as a Ho’ike) on Saturday, October 19, 2013 beginning at 1:00 PM at the Rainbow Acres Ranch, Palmer Community Center, 2120 W. Reservation Loop Road in Middle Verde. Doors open at 12:45 p.m. The show is open to the public. Advance ticket prices are $10 (2 for $18) for adults and $7 (2 for $12) for children. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Children 6 and under are free.

In addition to the authentic hula show, there will be Hawai`i themed items for sale and silent auction – reasonably priced and perfect for holiday gifts. Money raised will used to support our educational activities such as attending the 2014 World Hula Conference on Kaua`i. Read More→

Early Morning Work Over Portion of SR 89A

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (September 28, 2013) – Team Fishel will be installing an aerial crossing over State Route 89A at Calle Del Sol and Juniper Drive in Sedona on Monday, September 30, 2013, between the hours of 3 a.m. and 5 a.m.

There will be intermittent 15-minute delays as crews install an aerial inner duct for CenturyLink Communications. All aerial work on State Route 89A is expected to be complete by 5 a.m. Read More→

Categories : City of Sedona

logo_SIFFNew production from the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia at Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (September 27, 2013) – The Sedona International Film Festival presents Ballet in Cinema on Monday, Oct. 7 when it hosts the big screen premiere of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” from the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. There will be one show at 4:00 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

For the first time ever the world’s most loved ballet — “Swan Lake” — is being presented from the city where it was created — and by the company which produces many of the greatest dance stars (including Pavlova, Nureyev, Barishnikov and many more). This special event — celebrating 275 years since Russian ballet began — will be available for cinema audiences across the globe to enjoy as recorded live in high definition. Read More→

HSS Pet of the Week: Meet Coco!

Friday, September 27th, 2013

9 years old (Wise man adoption rate)
Corgi/Chihuahua mix
Neutered male

Hello – I’m Coco! I’m a very handsome, rather stout young gentleman of 9 years. I’m looking for a calm and quiet home with you to spend my retirement years. I’m the full package – looks, personality, and a great heart – all weighing in at the perfect size – a cute 19.5 lbs of furry love! I need my new human to be patient and kind, older children would be best, and I enjoy the company of other dogs around my size. Does your home have a doggie bed waiting for me?

You can come and meet me at the Humane Society of Sedona, seven days a week, from 10am to 4pm.

logo_sedonagalleryassocSedona AZ (September 27, 2013) – Sedona’s finest art galleries invite you to enjoy an evening of openings, special guests, artist receptions and celebrations at their 1st Friday Gallery Tour on October 4th from 5 – 8pm.

All guests are welcome to attend free of charge and enjoy the Sedona Trolley, which does continuous loops to all locations. Read More→

logo_cwag3Verde Valley AZ (September 27, 2013) – Have fun and learn about our water issues with the Citizens Water Advocacy Group on Saturday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 13. On Oct. 12, take a walking tour of Del Rio Springs with local experts, who will share three short presentations to help you appreciate the history, geology, hydrology, and ecology of this historic site.

Del Rio Springs was the historical headwaters of the Verde River and the site of the first territorial capitol of the Arizona Territory in 1863. Water from the springs facilitated the economic development of the Grand Canyon and northern Arizona. We plan to carpool from Prescott at 10 a.m. and return around 3 p.m. There is no charge for the tour, but preregistration is required (30 person limit). Email [email protected] to register. Read More→

logo_SIFFFilm festival hosts celebration of new generation of Flamenco
at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (September 27, 2013) – The Sedona International Film Festival presents a fascinating performance film showcasing 20 of the most outstanding Spanish artists of the new generation of Flamenco on Sunday, Oct. 6 when it hosts the big screen premiere of “Flamenco Hoy”. There will be one show at 4:00 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Read More→

Sedona City Talk: 2013 State of the City Address

Friday, September 27th, 2013

By Sedona Mayor Rob Adams
(September 27, 2013)

City of Sedona ArizonaGreetings to all the citizens of Sedona!  I hope you had a wonderful summer.  On behalf of the Sedona City Council, I am proud to announce my third annual State of the City Address on Thursday, September 26 at the City Council Chambers.  Refreshments will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the Address will commence at 5:30 p.m.  I cordially invite you to attend.  This year, the Address will cover a comprehensive review of the City’s fiscal condition, an update on significant accomplishments that have been achieved by City staff and City Council during the last fiscal year, as well as an overview of the draft Community Plan Update.  I will give you an abbreviated outline of the address in this City Talk column. Read More→

Categories : City of Sedona

logo_NAWBOSedona AZ (September 27, 2013) – The Sedona – Verde Valley chapter of The National Association of Women Business Owners will hold their monthly meeting Thursday, October 10th at 11:15 am at the Barking Frog Grille in West Sedona.

Come join us for lunch while our panel of health experts present and answer your questions about breast health, hormone therapies, nutrition, and anti-aging skincare. Read More→

logo_sedonamuseumSedona AZ (September 27, 2013) – The Sedona Historical Society will host its annual History Roundup Potluck picnic at Indian Gardens’ Park, also known as Bacon Rind Park, in Oak Creek Canyon, on Sunday, October 6 at noon.

This is a wonderful event to be enjoyed by anyone interested in meeting Sedona pioneer descendants and long-time residents. After lunch, a microphone will be passed around to pioneers and oldtimers who will tell stories about movie-making here during the good old days. Read More→

View the Night Skies with Telescopes

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Arizona State ParksStar Party Series at State Parks in October and November

Arizona State Parks will host “Star Party” events at State Parks in October and November. Visitors can view the night skies through telescopes and learn about astronomy. Details about each event are below. Read More→