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Prescott Man Arrested for Arson

Hammes Prescott AZ (May 31, 2012) – Arizona Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested and booked 51-year-old Steven Hammes for one count of Arson involving the May 31, 2012 fire on Grey Hawk Point, Prescott. Initial bond was set at one million dollars and Hammes remains in the Camp Verde Detention Center. Detectives began the investigation into the cause of the fire and early... 

Police and Business Ally to Stop Synthetic Drug Sales

Sedona AZ (May 31, 2012) – Arizona Law Enforcement agencies from Yavapai County have initiated a unique program to prevent the sale of synthetic drugs through voluntary cooperation with local business owners. Retail outlets, such as convenience stores and markets, are offered the opportunity to sign a “Synthetic Drug Community Protection Agreement” which requires they cease selling any form... 

Dial Me Not From Jail

SedonaEye.com Columnist Eddie S. Maddock Sedona AZ (May 29, 2012) – Frequently it only becomes real if we are confronted head-on with a situation of unknown consequences.  At 11:35 AM on May 9th the phone rang and the Caller ID displayed “Inmate” with an accompanying phone number of (602) 281-1847. The message indicated only that it was from the Buckeye jail and, if the recipient... 

Manuel Cruz Files for Mayor of Glendale

Glendale AZ (May 29, 2012)  – Manuel Cruz filed over 1400 nominating petition signatures for the mayoral office of Glendale Arizona today.  “Our campaign is focusing on jobs, education, and accountability, and the people of Glendale are getting plugged in and fired up,” said Cruz. “People know we can’t go on like nothing’s wrong. City Hall has to manage its... 

ADOT to Detour Interstate 17 Travelers

PHOENIX AZ (May 28, 2012)  – Arizona Interstate 17 and its frontage roads are scheduled to be closed over two weekends in early June 2012 as crews set the spans for a new pedestrian bridge just north of Jomax Road. The closings will be during the night and in one direction at a time to lessen impact on interstate travelers. What to expect: ● Northbound Interstate 17 closed between Happy Valley... 

Private Prisons Not Good for Arizona

Department of Corrections map of Arizona private prisons Dear SedonaEye.com Editor, I believe Arizona has private prisons because of large campaign contributions from prison corporations like GEO Group and Corrections Corporation of America. Then through ALEC, these corporations help write legislation like SB 1070 and three strikes that keeps Arizona’s prison population soaring at an unsustainable... 

ADOT Memorial Weekend Travel Alert

PHOENIX AZ (May 25, 2012) — Blowing dust and reduced visibility are currently being reported by drivers in regions across the state, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation and the National Weather Service. Drivers are urged to be extra cautious as they head out on this Memorial Day Weekend.  The National Weather Service has issued a blowing dust advisory until 8 p.m. today. Strong... 

Sedona City Council Approves Tentative Budget

Sedona AZ (May 25, 2012) – At the May 22, 2012 City Council meeting, Sedona City Council approved a tentative budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 at $36,469,809. This budget cap includes $100,000 for the purpose of allowing the new City Council the opportunity and flexibility to consider new destination marketing opportunities for the upcoming fiscal year. With this approved budget cap, only changes... 

Sedona Employee of the Year

Sedona AZ (May 25, 2012) – On Friday, May 18, 2012, the City of Sedona Employee of Year award was presented to Donna Pflueger as part of the employee recognition event held at City Hall.  Donna began her career with the City of Sedona in September 1998 in the Waste Water Department. Since December 2009, she has been working in the Public Works Department as the Public Works Administrative Supervisor.  Donna... 

Sedona Prayer Vigil Supports American Catholic Nuns

Sedona AZ (May 24, 2012) – A prayer vigil service to support American Catholic nuns whose work and progressive thinking are being attacked by Vatican officials in Rome will be held Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the Sedona Creative Life Center Peace Garden, 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona. The 6:00 PM vigil service is sponsored by a group of local Catholic and non-Catholic women.  Women... 
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