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Sedona Hiker killed by Falling Tree

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Sedona AZ (October 18, 2013) – 80-year-old Sedona resident Phyllis Lindberg is dead after being struck by a falling tree while on a hike with  on the West Fork Trail in Oak Creek Canyon.

She was hiking with four friends Thursday morning, October 17. The group stopped for lunch shortly after 11 a.m. and rested on a log near the creek when a large tree fell and struck Lindberg, narrowly missing the other hikers. One member of the group was slightly injured in the accident. She was treated and released at a local hospital with head and scalp wounds after she jumped out of the way of the falling tree.

Members of the hiking party called 911 and responding Sedona Fire personnel say Lindberg was declared dead at the scene from impact injuries.

Ms. Lindberg, a 40 year Sedona resident, was an avid hiker and was with her hiking friends when the accident happened. She was also a botanist who could name every tree and flower in the area.

Phyllis is survived by her Husband, Paul, and two children.

Categories : Sedona

logo_redroseinspirationSedona AZ (October 18, 2013) – The unique, newly founded Emergency Medical Fund For Felines and Canines is collaboration between Red Rose Inspiration For Animals and Angie’s House. Angie’s House is a Cottonwood organization that provides affordable transitional housing for people with pets who have fallen upon hard times. Many of these people would rather live in their vehicles than give up their pets, and, more often than not, when their pet requires medical attention, they are unable to afford veterinary services. Red Rose Inspiration for Animals, Dr. Brady of Tumbleweed Animal Hospital in Cottonwood, and Angie’s House created this program so that these pets receive the medical care that they need. Read More→

Everyone is Invited to Remember Loved Ones!

Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, Sedona AZSedona AZ (October 18, 2013) – Continuing its 40-year tradition of outstanding fiestas and community events, Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village’s Dia de los Muertos Celebration or Day of the Dead is a winner. If you haven’t been, it’s a must do! This year’s mesmerizing cultural ritual from Mexico and the Southwest gives us a glimpse of how the passing of loved ones is viewed, celebrated and honored by people from neighboring countries. Dia de los Muertos at Tlaquepaque invites the public to take part in this centuries-old observance. Read More→

By Mary Chicoine, VVREO Chairman,
Robyn Prud’homme-Bauer, Past VVREO Chairman
(October 18, 2013)

logo_lettereditorQuality Jobs – Quality Education – Quality of Life – Support Our Schools

Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization (VVREO) believes a vibrant and economically strong region begins with quality education for all children who live in the Verde Valley. We believe we have high quality schools in all of the communities of the Verde Valley. So it is important to insure our schools have the resources necessary to maintain the quality education they provide for our children and grandchildren. Besides excellent teachers and staff, adequate facilities, and a broad based curriculum – it is essential to have sufficient financial resources to maintain the excellent schools we have in the Verde Valley. This is the main reason VVREO is supporting the school overrides for the Sedona-Oak Creek School District, Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District and Mingus Union High School District. Read More→

logo_SIFFTony Award-nominated musical is part of Film Festival’s Direct from Broadway series

Sedona AZ (October 18, 2013) – The Sedona International Film Festival continues its “Direct from Broadway” series with the big-screen debut of the Grammy-winning and seven-time Tony Award-nominated musical “Smokey Joe’s Café”, premiering Oct. 25-26. The production premieres in high definition at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller” features the original Tony Award-nominated cast performing 40 songs that provided the soundtrack to the lives of a generation of Americans. Incredibly, they are all the work of the sensational song writing team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Their extraordinary list of hits includes “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” “Treat Me Nice,” “Stand By Me,” “Spanish Harlem,” and appropriately, “On Broadway” – an unprecedented string of hits that defined the 50’s and early 60’s. Read More→

HSS Pet of the Week: Meet Gabrielle

Friday, October 18th, 2013

One year old
Flame Point Siamese
Neutered male
I am a sweet, soft young man. I am selective with other kitties, and love people! 

You can visit me at the Humane Society of Sedona, seven days a week, 10am-4pm.

Sedona AZ (October 18, 2013) – The Wildcat Carnival at West Sedona Elementary School will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Wildcat Carnival hours are 11am – 5pm. Admission is free. Parking is free. Tickets for rides, games, food and activities are 50 cents each and can be purchased at West Sedona School. Families can get 25% more tickets free if they are purchased in advance. Call (928) 204-6602 for more information.

This year’s Carnival will feature a bungee station, a rock climbing wall, jumping castle and super slide. These are very popular activities and can be enjoyed by kids of all ages. Read More→

Celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week

Friday, October 18th, 2013

By Virginia Volkman, Library Director

logo_sedonapubliclibrarySedona AZ (October 18, 2013) – This year, October 20 – 26 is the annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week. Sedona Public Library takes this time to thank the Friends of the Sedona Library, who contribute so much of their time and expertise to significantly enhance our services.

Our Friends group was started in 1964 and officially became a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation in November 1967. Donations and memberships are deductible to the full extent allowable by law. Read More→