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Priorities

Sedona, AZ – Editorial By Tommy Acosta … What sorrow. What an unbelievable tragedy was the killing of a man’s family and his suicide just because he and his wife lost their jobs Can one imagine the state of mind the father was in to take a gun and assassinate his children his wife and take his own life? How deep was the hopelessness? How dark was the fear in his heart? One can understand,... 

Editorials

Sedona, AZ — Editorials express the opinion of the writer. That’s it. Sometimes, we receive comments to post both sides of an issue in an editorial. Editorials are not news stories. The side expressed is always the side of the writer. We invite our readership, especially those with contradictory perspectives to those expressed in our editorials, to send their opinion or concern to us and we... 

The Day After

Sedona, AZ – Editorial By Tommy Acosta… Watching president Obama’s inauguration and listening to speech, for a very brief moment, hope flashed in me for the future. Could it be true? Could this man bring this nation together to face the challenges ahead and right the wrongs of the previous administration? The millions who thronged to be there shown like beacons as TV cameras swept over the multitude,... 

Financial Meltdown Hits Home

Sedona Community Center offers the Meals on Wheels Program Sedona, AZ (January 16, 2009)–The public is invited to an event sponsored by the Northern Arizona Interfaith Council (NAIC), on February 7, 2009 at the Sedona Community Center, 2645 Melody Lane (behind Circle K on Highway 89A in west Sedona), from 9:00 AM until 2:30 PM. We have all been touched in some way by the challenges of the... 

Naïve Perspectives

Sedona, AZ … An Editorial by Tommy Acosta… Talk about naïve perspectives. Why would those on the council against paying a new city manager up to $180,000 think they could prevail against those who want to go up that high? The budget, the current economic situation, reason — none of these mean anything. What really matters is that it’s always going to be a 5-2 vote no matter what... 

Nero’s Fiddle – More Jobs evaporate in Sedona

Sedona, AZ – Editorial — By Tommy Acosta… Could this true? If it is, then the beginning of Sedona’s reign as a global-destination point is soon coming to an end. I’ve just received unconfirmed reports that two major resorts/time share establishments in Sedona laid off more than 100 employees between them – one, laying off 70 percent of its work force. What is even more alarming... 

Editorial Choices

Sedona, AZ — By Tommy Acosta… Sometimes it can be a challenge wearing two hats, one as an editor and the other a reporter. As a reporter, you just want to get to the truth and get it out there come hell or high water. As an editor, you have to temper the zeal of your reporters and make sure what you print is fair, thorough and will not lead to legal repercussions. There are different kinds... 

Meals On Wheels Keeps Giving

Sedona, AZ — It is hard to imagine that in this country of such incredible wealth and privilege that there are shut-in elderly rocking aimlessly, cold and alone. There are many Angels that walk among us, one lead others to do something about it. She spoke for these lonely ones; she called out to the best part of us all; she rallied an army of people who decided it was not all right for some of... 

Seeing Sedona Through New Eyes

Sedona, AZ —By Don Griffith… “It can’t possibly happen here.” “You can’t stop ‘progress.’” “I’ve lived here for 30 years, so I know what’s right for Sedona.” We’ve all heard colleagues, friends and neighbors say something like this when newcomers and others challenge seemingly insignificant decisions related to public services, safety, tourism, housing and land... 

Exclusive Interview With Cliff Ochser

Sedona, AZ — By Tommy Acosta… The misdemeanor charges against Cliff Ochser filed against him by the Sedona City Attorney have been dismissed. The dismissal avoided what would have been a sensational trial where the prosecution would have had to prove beyond reasonable doubt Mr. Ochser’s letter to former Mayoral candidate Matthew Turner was threatening bodily hard or death to Mr. Turner,... 
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