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 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→