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West Valley Hispanic Students Awarded Scholarships

Sedona AZ (May 30, 2014) – The Hispanic Leadership Forum del Oeste recently awarded $39,500 in scholarships to 22 college-bound and current college students. The students represented the state of Arizona West Valley cities of Tolleson, Avondale, Goodyear, and Buckeye. Community involvement and scholastic GPA were principal selection criteria for each scholarship, which ranged from $2,000, $1,500... 

AZ Dept of Ed Replaces Three Superintendents

Arizona Department of Education Superintendent of Public Instruction, John HuppenthalSedona AZ (May 30, 2014) – The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has announced three Associate Superintendents will assume positions with the ADE. Dr. Cecilia Johnson was named Associate Superintendent of Highly Effective Teachers and Leaders, replacing Interim Associate Superintendent Warren Jacobson. Robert... 

Sedona Fire District Increases Fire Restrictions

Be Fire Wise! All spring burn permits are cancelled.Sedona AZ (May 30, 2014) – As fire danger increases, the Sedona Arizona Fire District, in conjunction with other local, state and federal agencies, will increase fire restrictions effective as of Friday, May 30, 2014, at 8:00 in the morning. All open burn permits have been cancelled. These restrictions include all open burning. Fireworks, other... 

McCain on VA Scandal, AZ Defense Jobs and New Judges

Sedona AZ (May 30, 2014) – The following news issued by Arizona U.S. Senator John McCain’s office: 2014 Sierra Vista Memorial Day celebrationThis month brought Memorial Day, a sacred observance in America’s democracy on which the nation honors and thanks those who have worn the uniform of the United States and have served and sacrificed in its defense. It is therefore the height of... 

Sedona SR 89A Highway Project Resumes

Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon Switchbacks highway construction update Sedona AZ (May 30, 2014) – As the battle against the Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon winds down, the ongoing highway-improvement project along the “switchbacks” section of Arizona State Route 89A will resume this weekend, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The previously-scheduled closure of the... 

70 Years Ago

Army Air Corps Veteran Robert RoyceSedona AZ (May 29, 2014) – The Normandy landings, on D-Day, June 6, 1944, launched the invasion of German-occupied Western Europe and began the Allied victory in the war. Robert Royce was one of the 160,000 troops who were there. “One of the Lucky Ones” What may seem like a bunch of random numbers to some, 15354258 rolls off the tongue of Army Air Corps... 

Missing Teens Found

Verde River winds through desert areasSedona AZ (May 29, 2014) – On May 25, 2014, around noon, Arizona Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers were notified that two Tempe area teens, ages 13 and 15, were canoeing along the Verde River and had failed to reach their designated pull off point at Beasley Flats Recreation area. YCSO’s Rescue 1 helicopter was launched immediately... 

Fire Management Team Offers Slide Fire Perspective

Sedona AZ Slide Fire…Some people are?Sedona AZ (May 28, 2014) – The following is from the Slide Fire (Sedona, Arizona) Southwest Incident Management Team: Greetings readers, We’re posting to provide some insight from the Incident Management Team’s perspective. It’s unfortunate that even though camping and fires are ALWAYS banned in Oak Creek Canyon (outside of the developed recreation... 

Definition of Wild Fire Containment

Fire Rescue helicopterSedona AZ (May 28, 2014) – We hear it all the time when talking wildfires. “The Slide Fire 35% contained,” or “the Brins Fire is now 100% contained,” etc. But what does that mean? How is it measured? First, you have to understand fire control lines, which is “an inclusive term for all constructed or natural barriers and treated fire edges used... 

Collins Rhōg – Seattle –

Sedona AZ (May 28, 2014)– The following has been randomly taken from Collins Rhōg’s private journal, and reproduced exactly as it was written, by his own hand. The date has been omitted, at his request, but Collins view is always captivatingly honest, full of depth and color, heart, love, and perseverance in times of struggle. Collins spills his soul and captures his feelings with vivid imagery... 
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