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DUI Motorcyclist Attempts to Evade Arrest

Monday, February 10th, 2014

logo_ycsoCornville AZ (February 10, 2014) – On February 9, 2014, around 9 PM, a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed a silver colored motorcycle apparently crashed on the side of Cornville Road in the area of mile marker 7, Cornville. As the deputy exited his vehicle to investigate, a motorist approached and explained she had just found the rider and his motorcycle and had stopped to render aid. She immediately noticed alcohol on the rider’s breath. When the deputy approached the rider, he got on his motorcycle, started the motor while ignoring orders from the deputy to dismount. The rider looked directly at the deputy, grinned, and rode off. The deputy initiated a pursuit, but eventually terminated this action for the safety of the rider and other motorists on the road. Read More→

logo_amigosdelverdevalleyHope will shine through as the Amigos del Verde Valley volunteer coalition reaches out to help elderly and disabled residents with yard care and minor exterior home repairs at no cost on Saturday, April 26, 2014

Cottonwood AZ (February 10, 2014) - The Amigos Del Verde Valley Volunteer Coalition (ADVVC) today announced its “LEND A HAND” April 26, 2014 event. The Amigos Del Verde Valley Volunteer Coalition will provide yard cleanups and minor exterior home repairs for elderly and disadvantaged homeowners in Cottonwood, Cottonwood-Verde Village, and Clarkdale at no cost, focusing on issues that help to make a home cleaner, warmer, healthier and safer. Repairs may include addressing code violations for weed abatement; fixing ramps, including wheel chair ramps, rails and fences; applying exterior paint to homes in disrepair, and weather stripping. Read More→

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Oak Creek Ambassadors, Oak Creek Cleanup, and middle school Education program funded

Sedona AZ (February 10, 2014) – The Oak Creek Watershed Council (OCWC) has been awarded $165,988 in direct funding by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) water quality improvement grant program through the federal Clean Water Act, administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and is intended to address continued polluted runoff from multiple sources in the Oak Creek corridor.  From its headwaters to the confluence of the Verde River, areas of Oak Creek are impacted by Escherichia coli (E. coli) which is an indicator of fecal coliform contamination.  Read More→

Bringing a New Dimension to Still Life

Monday, February 10th, 2014

logo_rowegallerySedona AZ (February 10, 2014) – For the fourth consecutive year, still-life oil painter Sue Krzyston will discuss subject matter and technique during an exclusive show at Rowe Fine Art Gallery. The gallery presents Bringing a New Dimension to Still Life on March 7 from 5-8 p.m. during the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour. Sue will be back in the gallery on March 8 from 1-4 p.m. Though she’s well-known for capturing the antiquity and texture of Native American artifacts in her paintings, this year Sue will also unveil paintings that include more traditional still-life subjects such as porcelain, fruit and lace. Read More→

Fatal Traffic Accident Incident

Monday, February 10th, 2014

logo_ycsoCamp Verde AZ (February 10, 2014) – PRELIMINARY INFORMATION – On February 8, 2014, just before 6 PM, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a traffic accident on Fossil Creek Road, approximately 19 miles from Highway 260, in Camp Verde. A 2001 white Isuzu Rodeo SUV was found about 100 feet from the dirt road down along a hillside. Camp Verde Fire personnel were already on scene and indicated a 30-year-old female, identified as Stephanie Steel, had been pronounced dead. A 36-year-old male, identified as William Jordon, was being treated by paramedics. William indicated Stephanie was his wife and driver of the vehicle. They reside in Phoenix. Read More→

photo_nataliamolinaVerde Valley AZ (February 10, 2014) – The anticipation of a new year brings the invitation to make resolutions. Popular ones include losing weight, quitting smoking, or committing to be financially fit, to name a few. Verde Valley resident Natalia Molina wrestled with one of two major running activities-running for city council or running for a cause.

“I have been thinking about running for city council for some time now,” expressed Molina, “but, I really wanted to get involved in an activity that married my love for public health education and outreach, fitness, and philanthropy.” Read More→

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Valentine’s Day at Jerome’s Gallery 527

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Jerome AZ (February 10, 2014) – Gallery 527 in Jerome anticipates a wonderful Valentine’s Day with new work by Sallie Cross who has recently joined the group. Expressive watercolors and a few mixed media pieces are filled with vibrant color and 20140210_bronze-hearts46charm. Jeweler Marian Ward has created her yearly Valentine’s Day piece. Puffy bronze hearts link together to make a unique homage to love. Marian’s huge variety of stunning bracelets, rings, earrings and necklaces will provide a multitude of gift ideas. Well-known Verde Valley Ramona Stites has also recently joined the gallery with her contemporary landscape and abstract paintings. The oil on canvas pieces are a wonderful addition to the gallery. The gallery boasts new work by Sedona landscape painter Susan Pitcairn who also has a fabulous book of poetry and paintings that is perfect for a Valentine gift for someone you love.

For more information, contact Donna at 928.301.3004.

logo_ymcaJoyful. Fit. Fun. Opportunities for kids at the upcoming Sedona YMCA Camps!

Sedona AZ (February 10, 2014) – Community kids, aged six-to-twelve, are invited to attend Sedona YMCA’s Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day Camp on the following dates from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Monday, February 14 and 17, 2014.  Prices are:  $15 for members and $20 for non-members.  Non-members, in order to participate, need to join the YMCA, a $35 annual fee.  Non-members can enjoy a half-off discount for this event ($17.50), if they participate in both days.  Pre-payment is required.  These camps include morning and afternoon snacks.  Parents are asked to provide a healthy lunch.  Read More→

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logo_SIFFMary D. Fisher Theatre plays host to Academy Award nominated short docs

Sedona AZ (February 10, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of The 2014 Oscar Short Documentary Films Feb. 17-20 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Now an annual film festival tradition, Sedona audiences will be able to see all of the short documentary films nominated for Academy Awards before the Oscar telecast in early March. Read More→

Sedona AZ (February 10, 2014) – The feature documentary, “Moving from Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude” produced by Sedona husband and wife filmmakers, Jerry Hartleben and Shaeri Richards, will be screened at the upcoming Sedona International Film Festival. The 68 minute film is about the life and art of Sedona Zen calligraphic artist and teacher, Alok Hsu Kwang-han.

20140214_ShaeriJerryPubHead2Elegantly photographed by Jerry, a former Hollywood cinematographer, the film follows Alok as he teaches his “Creativity of Non-doing” painting workshops across the country and generates his transformative Zen calligraphic portraits. Beginning as an art film and evolving into an exploration of Zen as taught and lived by Alok, the documentary portrays Zen as both a philosophy and a way of life for Alok and his partner, fellow artist Raylene Abbott, as they together face the challenges inherent in art, life and relationships. In the film, Alok employs these teachings to confront his own personal history. Born in China during the Japanese invasion, Alok tells the heroic story of his family’s struggles for a peaceful life, their difficult departure from Communist China and eventually coming to America. Read More→

Installation of Smart Meters by APS in Sedona

Monday, February 10th, 2014

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (February 10, 2014) – The City of Sedona received the following information from Arizona Public Service Company (APS) regarding their plans for the installation of “smart meters” in Sedona:

  • Deployment of “smart meters” in Sedona is scheduled to begin on March 9, 2014.
  • Homeowners will receive a letter from APS approximately three weeks in advance of the deployment with information about the installation schedule;
  • Door hangers will be placed on homes 2-3 days in advance of the meter installation;
  • APS will not deploy “smart meters” on homes where customers have requested to opt out. Read More→

By Ted Grussing

Where … the sky meets the earth … it is nice up there and on the way down to Falcon this morning I looked down and saw the sky reflected in Horseshoe Lake and it was nice … and here it is. Rather an other-worldly view as the Verde River wends its way down to join the Salt River below Roosevelt Lake (which is below Horseshoe). A very long day and another one starting already. Have to be in the air around nine to do a video project and then a few days on the ground getting caught up with other things.

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logo_electionSedona AZ (February 10, 2014) – At the February 7 Sedona Tea Party meeting, a near capacity audience of more than 90 Verde Valley voters watched a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la4TowfiVAg) of the December 18, 2013 debate in Show Low, Arizona, between Republican primary candidates Adam Kwasman, Andy Tobin, and Gary Kiehne, each vying to represent the people of Arizona’s First Congressional District in the August primary.

After watching the debate and following audience discussion, Dan McIlroy, Sedona City Councilman, asked for a straw poll to be taken of those in attendance, which included Kiehne. Read More→

logo_KSBSedona AZ (February 10, 2014) – Keep Sedona Beautiful’s 35th Annual Native Plant Workshop will be held on Saturday, March 8th at West Sedona School, 570 Posse Grounds Road, from 8:30am – 3:00pm.  In addition to keynotes speakers T. Barnabas Kane and Jeff Schalau, there will be a total of seven workshops from which participants may choose to attend two. 

Although rainwater harvesting has been accomplished by humans in virtually every drought vulnerable region of the world for millennia, our society seems to have collective amnesia about the utility, efficiency, sustainability and beauty of these time-tried practices.  Read More→