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Bellemont AZ Fire Burning Inside Camp Navajo

Sedona AZ (February 6, 2018) – Camp Navajo Fire Department is responding to a fire that was initiated in the southwest corner of Camp Navajo near Volunteer Canyon. The Gate 13 Fire started February 6 during demolition operations and is approximately 830 acres, in an area that precludes active fire suppression and remains within the established containment lines. Camp Navajo Fire Department and... 

Verde Ranger District Prescribed Burn Scheduled

Forest prescribed burn method Sedona AZ (February 6, 2018) – Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District will begin implementation on the Brushy Prescribed Burn beginning Tuesday, February 6, through Friday, February 9, 2018, pending favorable weather conditions. Fire Managers plan to use aerial ignitions to burn approximately 4,725 acres located 2 miles south and east of the junction of Arizona... 

Prescribed Burning Near Ponderosa Park

Sedona AZ (October 8, 2015) –Due to current weather conditions, fire managers were unable to complete any prescribed burning this week. Fire managers are planning to continue treatment on the Bradshaw Ranger District on Wednesday, October 14, through Sunday, October 18, in the Prescott Basin pending favorable weather conditions. Specific days to burn will be determined by the weather over the weekend... 

ADOT to Proceed with South Mountain Freeway

The Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway will be constructed with four lanes in each direction – three general use lanes and one HOV lane. Sedona AZ (May 19, 2015) – While the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have not yet had an opportunity to review in detail the legal action filed against the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, the agencies are confident... 

Pile Burning Planned in the Prescott Basin

Sedona AZ (May 13, 2015) –– Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District are planning to burn fuel break piles Friday, May 15 through Tuesday, May 19, 2015, pending favorable weather conditions in Prescott, Arizona. Specific days to burn will be determined by current and expected weather patterns allowing fire managers to make every effort to minimize smoke impacts to nearby communities.   The... 

Oak Creek Watershed Council Awarded Grant

Sedona AZ (October 25, 2014) – The Oak Creek Watershed Council (OCWC) has been awarded a $120,040 grant by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) through its water quality improvement grant program to address and control polluted runoff in the Carroll Canyon drainage. Mitigation will focus on the Settlers Rest neighborhood in West Sedona, located near the top of Carroll Canyon. Carroll... 

Fix Defective Septic Systems Regulations

Sedona AZ (October 13, 2014) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Sent via email … Monday … 13 Oct 14 Greetings Ed Swanson & Joelle Wirth Re: A316 Attn: OWAC members, ADEQ management, Interested Parties I address this to the two of you as you were actively involved in the discussions of the pre-2001 GRRC approval of the original “rule” … whose foundation remains... 

Oak Creek Canyon Danger Still Exists

Sedona 89 A Midgely Bridge over Oak Creek Canyon before the Slide Fire burned over 20,000 acres Sedona AZ (July 10, 2014) – Even though the Slide Fire has been extinguished, there remains a threat of flash floods, mudslides and rock slides in Oak Creek Canyon. On three occasions recently, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) temporarily closed portions of State Route 89A between Sedona... 

Wildfire Smoke and Your Health

Smoke cloud headed toward southeast SedonaSedona AZ (May 23, 2014) – Smoke from the Slide Fire located north of Sedona, Arizona, in Oak Creek Canyon continues to affect several communities in Northern Arizona. Wildfire smoke is a mixture of small particles, gases and water vapor. The primary health concern is the small particles. Not everyone who is exposed to smoke will have health problems.... 

ADEQ and OWAC Questioned About Onsite Septic Rules

Sedona AZ (February 6, 2014) – The following SedonaEye.com letter to the editor is from Paul Miller of Phoenix, Arizona: I DID NO HARM ……The Richard St. Clair Septic Rule……? An example of a septic and drainage field system. More than 4 months have passed since the circumstances surrounding the action of (current sitting) OWAC member Richard St. Clair was sanctioned by ADEQ and OWAC members;... 
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