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Wrong way driver who hit patrol car head on charged with attempted homicide

Sedona AZ (November 30, 2018) – An Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) sergeant acted quickly and heroically by creating a traffic break moments before a wrong way driver collided head on with his patrol vehicle on Arizona Interstate 40 (I-40), likely saving the lives of other motorists. The incident occurred on November 17, 2018, along I-40 near Flagstaff. Shortly after 3:30 in the afternoon,... 

AZDPS Awarded $442K for Traffic Enforcement and Training

Sedona AZ (November 28, 2018) –  The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) has been awarded approximately $442,000 in grant funding from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The grants will help with overtime costs associated with driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement, seat belt enforcement operations, overtime costs stemming from targeted distracted driving enforcement... 

Verde Valley-Sedona Mingus Mountain Republican Holiday Luncheon

Yavapai County Supervisor Tom Thurman, District 2 Sedona AZ (November 27, 2018) – The special holiday luncheon meeting of the Verde Valley-Sedona Mingus Mountain Republican Club will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7400, 705 East Aspen Street, Cottonwood, on December 11, 2018, starting at 11:15 a.m. with five guest speakers. Two luncheon speakers, Yavapai County Supervisors Thurman... 

Grand Canyon North Rim SR 67 to close

Sedona AZ (November 26, 2018) – Arizona State Route 67 between Jacob Lake (US 89A) and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is scheduled to close for the winter season on Monday, December 3, 2018. ADOT doesn’t clear snow from AZ SR 67 during the winter since North Rim visitor accommodations are closed. The highway reopens each spring, usually around mid-May. AZ US 89A remains open during... 

ADOT Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Phoenix Area)

Sedona AZ (November 21, 2018) – No construction closures are scheduled along state highways over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, November 21 through 26, 2018.  Please focus on safe driving, be patient in heavy traffic and use caution in existing work zones. Be sure to buckle up, don’t speed, avoid distractions (don’t text and drive) and never drive while impaired. If driving in... 

Free Yavapai County Citizens Academy Welcomes All

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors in session Sedona AZ (November 9, 2018) – On September 9, 2018, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approved the development of a “Citizens Academy.” The academy, which is currently accepting applications for attendees, will provide Yavapai County residents with insights into how County government works, promote open lines of communication,... 

ADOT Phoenix Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory

Sedona AZ (November 8, 2018) – The following is the Arizona Department of Transportation November 9-12, 2018 weekend advisory: No Valley freeway construction closures are scheduled this weekend (Nov. 9-12). Drivers should use caution in existing work zones and focus on the following safe driving messages: Buckle up (that’s you and all passengers) Avoid distractions. Never text and drive Never... 

Turn Clocks Back and Check Smoke Alarms

Phoenix AZ (November 1, 2018) – Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend and when the majority of United States households turn clocks back an hour, the American Red Cross advises further steps to make sure households are prepared for emergencies. For the state of Arizona, this is a reminder to check and install smoke detectors. “It’s important for everyone to make sure their household is ready,”... 

ADOT Weekend Travel Advisory (Phoenix Area)

Sedona AZ (November 1, 2018) – Drivers should be aware of the following travel advisories and restrictions for this weekend, November 2 -5, 2018: Westbound I-10 closed between 43rd Avenue and 67th Avenue from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Nov. 5) while crews shift traffic lanes for construction of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway interchange. Eastbound I-10 closed at Perryville Road in... 

ADOT October 26 Weekend Travel Advisory

Sedona AZ (October 26, 2018) – The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) advises drivers to be aware of the following weekend restrictions: Westbound I-10 closed between 51st and 67th avenues from 10:00 p.m. Friday to 4:00 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 27) and eastbound I-10 closed between 67th and 51st avenues from 4:00 a.m. Saturday to 2:00 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 28) for bridge construction at Loop... 
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