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SOAZ and Coconino County Begin Stage II Fire Restrictions

Sedona AZ (April 30, 2018) – Come Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management will implement Stage II Fire Restrictions across all Southern Arizona state owned and managed lands. Restrictions will impact Cochise, Greenlee, Graham, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz counties. On Friday, May 4, 2018, DFFM will place Coconino County, south of the Grand Canyon, in Stage... 

Urge Congress to Keep Parks Open and Funded

Sedona AZ (September 25, 2015) – The following is from the desk of Theresa Pierno, Chief Operating Officer National Parks Conservation Association, and submitted to the editor by a Sedona, Arizona SedonaEye.com subscriber: It’s hard to believe that just two years after the federal government shut down for 16 days, we could once again face the same fate as soon as next week. If Congress... 

USFS Fails Local Forest Management

Sedona AZ (June 2, 2014) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor about the United States Forest Service (USFS) Forest Management and fire control programs: To: Nicole Branton, District Ranger and Bryan Martyn, Arizona State Parks Director I intend no disrespect to the employees of the United States Forest Service (USFS) by writing this opinion. I highly commend the agency’s... 

Yavapai County Unsung Hero

A. G. "Chip" Davis, Yavapai County Supervisor Sedona AZ (November 1, 2011) – On October 31, 2011 Yavapai County Supervisor A.G. “Chip” Davis presented Pam Lane with Red Rock State Park the Unsung Hero of the Month award.   The Yavapai County award was named the “Unsung” Hero Award in order to recognize those individuals that do not seek the limelight or the spotlight but,... 

2011 Verde Valley Water Festival

Cottonwood AZ (October 6, 2010) – Over 110 volunteers, 19 teachers and 436 local elementary students participated in the 4th annual Verde Valley Water Festival at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood today. The Water Festival is part of Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), a free teaching and learning resource for all 4th grade students and teachers in the Verde Valley. This... 

The Future of Our State Parks Public Discussion

Sedona AZ (September 22, 2010) – The following Letter to the SedonaEye.com editor was received from Birgit Loewenstein of Sedona, Arizona. She writes: Managing and conserving Arizona’s natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our Parks and through Partners is the mission of Arizona State Parks. Over the course of the last decade Arizona’s legislature... 

State Rep. John Kavanagh Defends Inaction on Arizona State Parks Funding Bill

Sedona AZ (March 16, 2010) – AZ State Representative John Kavanagh read a Sedona Times Letter to the Editor criticizing him for blocking State Parks funding and submitted the following in rebuttal:  Many people have questioned and even criticized me for not allowing HCR 2040, a state parks’ funding bill, to proceed out of the House Appropriations Committee, which I chair. HCR 2040 would... 

Arizona State Parks Face Funding Crisis

Sedona AZ (March 12, 2010) – The following is a letter sent to the Speaker of the Arizona House and copied to the SedonaEye.com (formerly SedonaTimes.com) from reader Peggy Chaikin: Speaker of the House Representative Kirk Adams kadams@azleg.gov Dear Sir: This letter is in reference to HCR2040 a proposal for sustainable funding for Arizona State Parks system. As you know, this proposal is fallen... 

Sedona City Council Winners Litrell, Ward, McIlroy and Rayner

March 9, 2010-Sedona AZ–Sedonans overwhelming elected the dark skies and National Scenic Area candidates Dr. Dennis Rayner, Dan McIlroy, Mike Ward and Barbara Litrell to its City Council and rejected the re-election campaign efforts of Dan Surber and Nancy Scagnelli, two Council members who formed what was considered by many Sedonans as an anti-dark sky and anti-NSA voting bloc when coupled... 
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