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Sedona Bell Rock Injured Hiker Rescued

Sedona AZ (September 10, 2018) – An injured hiker was rescued from near the summit of Bell Rock late Sunday morning after suffering a compound fracture of the lower leg. The hiker, a Sedona resident, was with friends when the accident occurred. Two helicopters from Arizona Department of Public Safety were utilized during the rescue. “Due to the rugged terrain and inaccessibility of the patient,... 

Cottonwood House Fire Caused by Lightning

Sedona AZ (August 8, 2018) – At 1:45 a.m. today, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a house fire in the 1700 block of South Contention Lane. When the first deputy arrived, Verde Valley Fire District personnel were on-scene working to extinguish the fire. The 83-year-old homeowner told deputies she was asleep and awoke to a loud lightning strike. She remained in... 

SFD Board May 2018 Regular Meeting Draft Minutes

Sedona AZ (May 17, 2018) – The DRAFT Minutes from the SFD Governing Board Regular Meeting of May 15, 2018 are available below. Please remember these Minutes will not be officially approved by the Board until the June 2018 meeting and are subject to change. Click here:  Draft Minutes of 5-15-18 Other documents from this meeting can be accessed under Board Minutes on the SFD website at www.sedonafire.org. For... 

Viewpoint Fire Containment Progress

Sedona AZ (May 12, 2018) – Firefighters are making excellent progress on the Viewpoint Fire and have the blaze eighty percent contained, say authorities. Roughly one hundred and forty firefighters remain assigned to Viewpoint. Over the next few days, firefighters will monitor the fire’s perimeter to ensure stability under the windy conditions. They will also patrol for hot spots and continue... 

Fire Danger Levels Rise in Sedona Fire District

Sedona AZ (October 17, 2017) – Earlier this week, Coconino National Forest managers increased the fire danger rating from moderate to high. “Due to the decrease in fuel moistures and lack of rain in the forecast, forest managers have made the decision to elevate fire danger levels to high,” explained Jon Davis, Sedona Fire District Fire Marshal. “Fire conditions will likely remain elevated... 

SFD Bond Vote Must Be a Yes

Sedona AZ (September 13, 2017) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: As my last “Perspective and Opinion” generated so much interest, I believe a follow-up (rather than a mere response) is in order. TO: Michael Schroeder – You stated, “Personally I was not involved in the prior recall, so all the noise about that is past noise and really has little to do with what has... 

SFD September 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

Sedona AZ (August 31, 2017) – The Agenda for the next Sedona Fire District Fire Board meeting is available below. This is a Special Board meeting which will begin at 4:30 PM on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Station #1, 2860 Southwest Drive in West Sedona. The main part of this meeting will be an Executive Session for Legal Advice – not open to the public. The Board will reconvene into... 

Sedona Taxpayers Face Three Possible GO or NO GO Bonds and or Property Tax, Part II

Sedona AZ (June 16, 2017) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Sedona Taxpayers Face Three Possible GO or NO GO Bonds and or Property Tax, Part II Three “Possible” Bonds Part Two of three Information and Perspective by Henry Twombly The second possible bond will arise from the same miasma of fiscal mismanagement and political clout, wherein the policies and their... 

Sedona Taxpayers Face Three Possible GO or NO GO Bonds and or Property Tax

Sedona AZ (June 15, 2017) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Three “Possible” GO Bonds Part One of three Information and Perspective by Henry Twombly The Wizards of Sedona continue to cast their misbegotten spells over Sedona, as we resident taxpayers are being set up for a series of three wham-bam GO bonds and/or a property tax in the next few years. We already know... 
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