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Sedona Needs a New Wireless Communications Strategy

Sedona AZ (July 8, 2017) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Cell towers emit radiofrequency radiation. New results from long term studies have proven cell towers increase risks for cancers. According to “P & Z delays wireless vote” (Red Rock News, June 7, 2017), there was nearly an hour of discussion during the Commission’s Public Hearing on June... 

Sedona Fire District Rescues Secret Canyon Hiker

Sedona AZ (June 5, 2017) – Shortly before 2:30 p.m. on June 4, 2017, Sedona Fire District (SFD) emergency crews from Fire Station #1 in west Sedona and Fire Station #4 in uptown Sedona responded to a Secret Canyon Trail, off Dry Creek Road, injured hiker report. Once at the trailhead, SFD Battalion Chief Jayson Coil determined that the hiker had suffered a ground level fall approximately five hours... 

Mesa Teen Drowns in Lake Mary

Lake Mary Arizona Sedona AZ (May 28, 2017) – On May 27, 2017, at approximately 3:30 in the afternoon, a Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Volunteer conducting a holiday patrol near the Lake Mary boat ramp was flagged down by citizens. They reported that a young man swimming near buoys located south of the boat ramp had difficulty making it back to the shore. Approximately a hundred feet... 

ADOT 2017 Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Schedule

Sedona AZ (May 26, 2017) – During the Memorial Day weekend, state and local agencies are focusing on keeping motorists safe and placing equipment and resources along heavily traveled highways to help move traffic should incidents occur. The Arizona Department of Transportation and its contractors won’t schedule construction closures along state highways from Friday through late Monday evening.... 

State Trooper Rescues Girl During Traffic Stop

AZ State Trooper Otto rescues a missing California child runaway during routine traffic stop in Kingman area. Sedona AZ (January 20, 2017) – Due to relatively new training called Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC), a state trooper received valuable training that assisted him in identifying and rescuing a 16-year-old girl. On January 11, 2017, at 7:20 a.m., an Arizona Department... 

Drivers are key to reducing I-17 crashes north of Phoenix

Sedona AZ (November 21, 2016) – As the Arizona Department of Transportation seeks to identify and fund projects that will increase capacity on Interstate 17 north of Phoenix, drivers need to do their part by avoiding the poor decisions and inattention behind so many of the crashes that result in closures and backups – and worse, injuries and fatalities. The steep, winding stretch of I-17 between... 

Federally Required Annual Testing of Nuclear Plant Emergency Siren System

Palo Verde Generating Station nuclear plant Sedona AZ (November 4, 2016) – On Wednesday, November 9, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, in cooperation with local and State agencies, will test the 58 outdoor warning sirens located within the 10-mile emergency planning zone of the nuclear generating station. The annual testing will activate the sirens twice, once at noon and again at 12:30... 

CCSO Cold Case Unit Solves 22-Year-Old Missing Persons Case

Sedona AZ (October 28, 2016) – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit has solved the missing persons case of Brian Nez. Nez, a 19-year-old Native American male from Flagstaff, had been reported missing by his family on October 25, 1994. The information from the initial investigation found that Nez was believed to have last been seen at a party in Winslow, AZ in August or September... 

Citizens Shoot Possible DUI Driver on SR 87

Brandon M. Vongthongthip arrested Sedona AZ (June 28, 2016) – Two people are in custody and one person in stable condition after two citizens shot a suspected DUI driver on AZ SR 87 near milepost 278, near Flagstaff, Arizona. On Monday, June 27, 2016, around 2:30 in the afternoon, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a report from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) of... 

Missing ASU Professor Found Deceased

Debra Schwartz found deceased in canyon Sedona AZ (May 8, 2016) – Today at approximately 11:10 in the morning, the body of missing hiker Debra Schwartz was located in an unnamed slot canyon below the rim of Oak Creek Canyon. A three member technical rescue team that was tasked with checking the slot canyons located her. On this third day of this intensive search for the missing ASU Professor,... 
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