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Summer Rescue Calls Keep Responders Busy

Sedona AZ (June 26, 2017) – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and Coconino County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit responded to three incidents over the weekend. The first incident occurred on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at approximately 3:00 p.m. and involved the rescue of an adult male with a knee injury. The injured man was just below the Humphrey’s Saddle on Humphrey’s Peak Trail.... 

Armed man barricaded inside Tuba City apartment

Robot opened exterior gate latch and front door of an armed man barricaded inside a Tuba City apartment during a seven and half hour stand off. The man was arrested and no one was injured or lives lost in this volatile situation. Sedona AZ (June 23, 2017) – On June 22, 2017, at approximately 8:30 in the morning, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Navajo Police... 

Feds Help State Pay for Resources on Lizard Fire

Sedona AZ  (June 14, 2017) – It’s wildfire season and everyday fire crews are called to a new start somewhere throughout the state. Regardless of size, the amount it costs to fight these fires adds up. Arizona has already incurred a multi-million-dollar tab to battle wildfires this year and the cost to suppress the Lizard Fire is adding to that bill. To help ease some of the burden, the Department... 

Injured Hikers Rescued

Coconino County SAR respond to calls reporting severely injured hikers in the Pomeroy Tanks and Walnut Canyon areas Sedona AZ (June 13, 2017) – On June 10, 2017 at approximately 9:30 in the morning, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, Coconino County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Ponderosa Fire District, Lifeline Ambulance, AZ Department of Public Safety Northern Air Rescue Unit, and Guardian... 

Pull Aside, Stay Alive Monsoon Weather Dangers

Sedona AZ (June 13, 2017) – Coming soon: Spectacular sunsets and brief heat relief from monsoon moisture. Also coming soon: Low- or no-visibility on roadways caused by dust storms. Monsoon season is returning to Arizona and during Monsoon Awareness Week, June 12-16, the Arizona Department of Transportation is reminding drivers how to stay safe on roadways when dust storms arrive. Arizona dust... 

American Red Cross Monitoring Arizona Wildfires

Sedona AZ (June 12, 2017) – The American Red Cross is currently monitoring the state wildfires and has mobilized to respond to community needs. In southern Arizona, the Red Cross has closed the shelter in Elfrida, Arizona, however, Red Cross volunteers remain poised to respond in support of any wildfires burning in the area. The American Red Cross of Northern Arizona is assisting fire management... 

ADOT officers’ work at commercial ports yield drug seizures

Sedona AZ (June 12, 2017) – While their primary duty is manning ports of entry to make sure that commercial vehicles operate safely and legally on highways, officers with the Arizona Department of Transportation Enforcement and Compliance Division coordinate with local authorities when they come across criminal activity. Case in point: two marijuana seizures this year from vehicles passing through... 

Monsoon Awareness Week

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Sedona AZ (June 9, 2017) – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has proclaimed June 11 -17 Monsoon Awareness Week in Arizona in anticipation of the upcoming monsoon and summer severe weather hazards. The proclamation recognizes the diversity of severe weather, extreme heat and flooding that occurs in Arizona. “Arizonans enjoy the refreshing rains that accompany the monsoon,”... 

Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Busy 48 Hours

Sedona AZ (June 8, 2017) – Over the last 48 hours, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office has responded to four Search and Rescue (SAR) missions reaching from Sedona to the Grand Canyon which involved the response of numerous resources. On June 6, 2017, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a fall victim in the area of Twentynine Mile Canyon,... 

Retired soldier says bad health behaviors taken toll

Sedona AZ (June 8, 2017) – When Russell Henderson was a soldier, he didn’t worry that much about his weight and blood pressure. The retired first sergeant got plenty of exercise, and the military actively encouraged people to eat healthier. But after he retired in 2002, his eating habits slipped to unhealthy foods, and he didn’t get the exercise he used to. It’s taken a toll on his 66-year-old... 
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