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Red Rock Loop History Tours
by Sedona Heritage Museum

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

logo_sedonamuseumSedona AZ (August 30, 2014) – The Sedona Heritage Museum will host another round of their popular local history tours, on October 2, 3, and 4, this time visiting historic sites, homesteads and buildings while following the Red Rock Loop road.

‘Red Rock’ was what the area around the base of Cathedral Rock was known as long before anyone ever heard of the name Sedona. Tour guide Paul Thompson, grandson of Oak Creek Canyon’s first permanent Anglo settler J.J. Thompson, spent his earliest growing up years in Red Rock. Thompson leads these tours every year as a way of sharing his family’s long history in the area and as a way to give back to the Museum for their preservation work. Read More→

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Ted Grussing: “Life … Ours and Other Creatures”

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

logo_sedonaphilosophycircleSedona AZ (August 30, 2014) – Photography is capturing and creating images. Philosophy is the love of wisdom. How are they connected? Find out with photographer Ted Grussing and philosopher Andrea Houchard in a series of discussions that explores how we frame images, and how we frame our lives.
 
Sedona Philosophy Circle is proud to present a three-part discussion series with local photographer Ted Grussing. The first in the series will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre and is entitled: “Life … Ours and Other Creatures”. Attendees will have a chance to view Ted’s work in the state-of-the-art Mary D. Fisher Theatre and to discuss how what we see and read affects the way we think about our lives. Read More→

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logo_arizonagameandfishPublic release will be Sept. 27 at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Vermillion Cliffs AZ (August 29, 2014) – California condors will be released to the wild in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in northern Arizona at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. The public is invited to observe the release from a viewing area where spotting scopes will be set up and project personnel will be available to answer questions.

This will be the 18th annual public release of condors in Arizona since the condor recovery program began in 1996. Condors are hatched and reared in captivity at The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho, and transported to Arizona for release to the wild. Condors also come to the release site from the Oregon Zoo, Los Angeles Zoo, and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Read More→

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Prostitution Sting nets Suspects
Seeking Underage Teens for Sex

Friday, August 29th, 2014

logo_ycsoVerde Valley AZ (August 29, 2014) – On August 25th and 26th, 2014, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office joined with several other law enforcement agencies to combat Human Trafficking in Yavapai County. YCSO along with Prescott PD, Prescott Valley PD, Cottonwood PD, Department of Public Safety, Department of Homeland Security/ICE, GITEM, Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT), Camp Verde Marshalls Office and FBI, conducted an operation to target the buyers of child prostitutes. It is important to know that Human Trafficking is the second most prolific crime in the world, second only to narcotics trafficking in terms of revenue generated. The victims of human trafficking are often teenaged girls who, for various reasons, are forced to engage in repeated sexual assaults for the profit of a “pimp” soliciting customers for prostitutes.  Read More→

Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography: If…

Friday, August 29th, 2014

By Ted Grussing

… it were necessary to come back to earth as another creature after our human experience I think one of these magnificent creatures would be a good choice. They are near the top of the food chain among creatures that fly; just check that cutlery out … those talons are about an inch and a half long … they hang out near water and have perches overlooking some of the most beautiful waterfront property you can imagine.

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Stop Beating Around the Bush

Friday, August 29th, 2014

By Dr. Marta Adelsman
Life Coach in Communication and Consciousness
www.DrMartaCoach.com

(August 29, 2014)

photo_martaadelsmanYou’ve done it, too.  You prepare to make a point and something grips you so that you hesitate, feel flustered, and fumble for what to say.

Since I write about that which I most need to learn, I’m sharing about a recent conversation where this happened to me.  I hesitated and “beat around the bush” about what I really wanted to say, feeling kind of dumb in the process.   Read More→

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Shawn Gallaway Peace Concert September 21

Friday, August 29th, 2014

logo_unityofsedonaSedona AZ (August 29, 2014) – Shawn Gallaway is a singer/songwriter, visual artist, author, ceremonial healer, workshop facilitator, Energy Worker and Certified Lifeline Practitioner. He has traveled throughout the world sharing his message of Healing Through the Arts and branding Conscious Music, which is music with a purpose - to awaken the collective heart of humanity to Love! His “I Choose Love” song and global YouTube movement continues to encircle the world over, igniting the hearts of people everywhere to consciously move with Love each day in their relationships, actions, words, and commitments. Read More→

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Community Campout at Sunset Park on September 19

Friday, August 29th, 2014

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (August 29, 2014) – It is time again for the popular Community Campout at beautiful Sunset Park offered by Sedona Parks and Recreation.  Residents and visitors have the opportunity to camp with food provided, activities planned, and restrooms nearby, all while surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Sedona.  This fall’s event takes place on September 19 and 20 beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday evening and ending at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. Read More→

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logo_ksbSedona AZ (August 29, 2014) – Keep Sedona Beautiful resumes its Speaker Series on Wednesday, September 10 at 5:30 pm featuring Paolo, who will speak about the Art of Territorial Dwellings.

If you are curious about what types of dwellings are best suited to Sedona’s high desert, you will enjoy insights gained from this presentation.  Come learn about architecture that blends harmoniously with the land, is integrated from the inside-out to enhance current life-styles while utilizing technologies that conserve energy, water and natural resources, and features interiors that advance indoor air quality and age-in-place living.  The roles of Architectural Review Committees and Sedona City Design Guidelines will also be discussed. Read More→

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Armchair Sleuthing at the Library

Friday, August 29th, 2014

logo_sedonapubliclibraryBy Patricia Lowell, Reference Librarian

Sedona AZ (August 29, 2014) – At Sedona Public Library, you can indulge in your love of mysteries while exploring various cities from the safety of your armchair. Here are a few suggestions to get you started on your adventure. Read More→

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Sedona City Talk:
Letting Go is What’s Best for Sedona

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

City of Sedona ArizonaBy Sedona City Councilor Jessica Williamson

Sedona AZ (August 28, 2014) – I talk with people a lot about current Sedona issues.  I’ve noticed that when I’m talking with someone who’s lived in Sedona for a while they often start their side of the conversation by relating something that happened three or five or ten years ago. We go from the here and now to the past, often with lots of emotion attached.

It’s hard to give up fights we feel we lost.  I know it’s hard for me.  We seem hard-wired to hold grudges.  It takes a whole lot of conscious intent to let something go, to jettison the humiliation or anger or whatever emotional baggage fuels our urge for revenge.   Apparently nothing in Sedona goes away, and memories are long. Read More→

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Why Water Conservation?

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

logo_cwag3Verde Valley AZ (August 28, 2014) – Why should we conserve? What happens to the water we save? How are we doing so far? What more can we do? Gary Beverly, Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) Conservation Workgroup Chair, will answer these questions and the ones we’re afraid to ask when he speaks to CWAG on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation building, 882 Sunset in Prescott (two blocks behind True Value). Read More→

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logo_USFS_USDASedona AZ (August 28, 2014) – Coconino National Forest’s Red Rock Ranger District will be waiving all standard amenity fees on two different occasions in the next month.

From Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, fees will be waived for Labor Day weekend, as well as Sept. 27 for National Public Lands Day. The fee waiver includes all areas that require the Red Rock Pass, which provides access to the Palatki and Honanki Ruins, the V Bar B Cultural Site, and approximately 300 miles of multiple-use trails. Read More→

“Deception, Lies & Alibis” at the
Sedona Heritage Museum

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

logo_sedonamuseumSedona AZ (August 28, 2014) – The Sedona Heritage Museum presents Michael Peach in a performance of his new original show “Deceptions, Lies & Alibis” on Saturday, September 6 at 1:30 p.m.

Peach’s show features his unique blend of original cowboy poetry with a tongue-in-cheek look at Arizona and local history. Read More→

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Fire Safety at Home September 10

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

logo_cornvillecommunityCornville AZ (August 28, 2014) – Come and learn about fire safety at the monthly Cornville Community Association meeting on Wednesday September 10th at 6:00 P.M. Meetings are at Oak Creek School,11490 E. Purple Sage Drive. 

Fire Captain Dustin Chambliss will discuss fire safety in the kitchen and around your home. Children are welcome and are encouraged to join us and learn about staying safe in their homes. County Supervisor Tom Thurman will discuss a possible jail tax proposal. Please come and be part of the community.

Meetings of the Cornville Community Association are free and open to the public. Additional information is available on their website www.CornvilleAZ.org

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City of Sedona Seeks Members for the Personnel Board

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (August 28, 2014) – The City of Sedona is now accepting applications for three members of the Sedona Personnel Board.  The purpose of the Personnel Board is to serve as an advisory board to the City Manager in determining whether just cause existed for dismissal, demotion, or suspension without pay of classified non-probationary employees; and that proper procedures have been followed in such matters. Read More→

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Arizona State ParksSedona AZ (August 27, 2014) – The State Parks in Arizona provide many opportunities for Labor Day 2014 campers. If you have not already reserved your campsite, some campsites are already full. Some State Parks such as Lyman Lake near Springerville and Alamo Lake near Wenden will have campgrounds that may not fill to capacity. Day use and historic parks have plenty of room for daytrippers and Kartchner Caverns State Park always has 100 walk-up tickets each day and good camping opportunities (book cave tours in advance by phone or the website, if possible.) Read More→

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logo_azdotState agencies team up with local partners on I-17 safety campaign

Verde Valley AZ (August 27, 2014) - Drivers heading out on state highways for the Labor Day weekend will get a break from construction closures, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

No construction closures will be scheduled along state highways, including Phoenix-area freeways, over the extended Labor Day weekend.

Meanwhile, ADOT is teaming up with the Arizona Department of Public Safety and other agencies on a campaign to limit and respond quickly to crashes or disabled vehicles along Interstate 17 north of Phoenix. Read More→

Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
In time…

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

By Ted Grussing

… the new and fresh becomes the newly departed or nearly so … mostly we are used to seeing the vibrant blooms at the peak of their life cycle and when that passes we forget them … we go for the blooms just coming into their full beauty … yesterday’s bloom a memory soon added to the compost pile.

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logo_SIFFAcclaimed new independent films make Sedona premiere at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (August 27, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of the acclaimed new award-winning independent films “Mood Indigo” (a French romantic comedy) and “I Origins” (a new American drama) showing Sept. 5-9 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Read More→