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National Scenic Area Coalition Forms In Sedona

Sedona AZ (December 31, 2009) – Keep Sedona Beautiful, Sierra Club-Verde Valley, Democrats of the Red Rocks, Big Park Regional Coordinating Council, and Sedona Village Business Association have announced their alliance as a coalition to advance legislation to designate 160,000 acres of the Coconino National Forest a National Scenic Area (NSA). The Coalition represents over 7,000 citizens in the... 

Coal Power and Water in Arizona Don’t Mix

John Neville By John Neville, contributing Sedona Times guest writer – Thanks to the wonderful work by Arizona Republic reporter Shaun McKinnon, many people do know that pumping water around this desert state uses enormous amounts of energy. The fact that the Central Arizona Project (CAP) is the single largest user of electricity in Arizona should not be a claim to fame. It should be a somewhat... 

Merry Predictions for a Happy New Year

As we come to the end of this year and the birth of the next we tend to reflect on the past and ponder the future. Looking back over 2009 Sedona endured financial challenges brought about by the economy and construction projects choking unfortunate businesses on S.R. 179. Three resignations rocked the Sedona City Council meaning only four of the current seven members were elected. A flood of seemingly... 

Reflexology: The Path to Better Health Lies at Your Feet

Tommy Acosta, reflexologist Sedona AZ (December 30, 2009) – Considered to be the most humble of healing arts, reflexology is also one of the most powerful. For where but at the lowly feet can one find to key to perfect health and harmony? Reflexology, the healing art of the ancients, has been practiced for more than 5,000 years. Egyptian royalty used it, so did the Aztec kings. The Imperial Chinese... 

Financial Gifts for Your Valentine

    Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so you’d better get going with the flowers and chocolates for your sweetie. But this year, why not go beyond the traditional gifts and give a present that can make a difference in your loved one’s life for years to come? Specifically, why not give a financial gift? Of course, you could always put some cash or a check in a card, but with a little... 

In the Job Search: It’s a “Holiday Window Of Opportunity”

by Janet Fagan “‘Tis the season to be jolly.” We are all getting ready for the holidays and while, for many of us, this does not entail a job search, for some of us or for family or friends, it does. Janet Fagan M.Ed., ACC, JCTC If this is not pertinent to you or your situation, how about sharing it with someone who may need some job search tips? I have seen it work time and time again, having... 

Writing From the Heart with Sharon Hooper

by Sharon Hooper, guest writer to the Sedona Times  news – It is in the moments of invisibility that I appear… Sharon Hooper These precious words were written at a retreat when I was gloriously in touch with my inner philosopher. Our facilitator had inspired me to reach deeper. What had I not given voice to? What was calling me to go beyond the usual-ness of my daily life? It seemed that she... 

Sedona Tax Revenue Continues to Slide

Opinion by Peter J. Fagan Much like the waters of Oak Creek flowing down over Slide Rock, the city’s fiscal strength is following that same downhill path. Peter J Fagan During the council retreat on November 20, tax revenue results for the first quarter of the 2010 fiscal year were reviewed. With the majority of the city revenue derived from excise taxes, sales tax revenue is down from budgeted revenue... 

Keeping the Sedona-Verde Valley Area Thriving with Grapes and Growth

Sedona AZ (December 12, 2009) – It’s exciting to be in the right place at the right time with something that’s really working. And the Verde Valley wine industry is definitely working! Tom Pitts, Verde Valley Wine Consortium The winemakers have dedicated themselves to making the finest wine possible from the grapes that do so well here. And, they are dedicated to sustainable agriculture. It... 

Feds shed light on 89A lightpole funding

by Tommy Acosta Editor Sedona citizens concerned about the lights for SR 89A and pedestrian safety are still in the dark on the specifics of the funding process the Arizona Department of Traffic is currently undergoing to acquire money from the Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program to finance the lights. Questions have been asked as to where the money presently is. Does ADOT have the funds in... 
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