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Powerful winter storm hampers travel across much of Arizona

Sedona AZ – Multiple stretches of Arizona’s highways were closed as of Thursday afternoon, February 21, due to a powerful winter storm whose fury continues across much of the state. With the heavy weather expected to last into Friday and snow forecast to extend into southeastern Arizona overnight, the safest option remains delaying travel to and through higher elevations until the Arizona Department... 

Red Cross Kingman Shelter Open During Heavy Snow

Snow causing traffic issues about 4 miles north of Black Canyon City on Arizona I-17 at approximately 7:00 a.m. today. For updated information on Arizona traffic conditions, visit ADOT website. Sedona AZ – From record snow to the north, to intense rains to the south, Arizona is experiencing its most intense winter storm of the season. Due to heavy snow closing Arizona I-40, at Stockton Hill near... 

Arizona Backcountry Snow Activity Requires Permit

Sedona AZ – On February 17, 2019, at approximately 2:00 in the afternoon, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an adult skier and an adult snowboarder, both from the Phoenix area, who were lost outside of the Arizona Snowbowl Ski Area boundary. An approximate location was determined from their 911 call which indicated that they were east of Viet Springs at the top of a cliff. Two... 

Search and Rescue Assists Snow Boarding and Skiing Community

View of San Francisco Peaks, site of the Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff AZ. Sedona AZ – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team conducts operations to assist skiers and snow boarders in the Arizona back country. Each ski season when there is ample snow fall, skiers and snow boarders enjoy back country runs out of the permit area of the Arizona Snowbowl. People leaving the... 

Flagstaff Police Officer Involved Shooting Under Investigation

Sedona AZ – On February 3, 2019, at approximately 9:27 a.m., two Flagstaff Police Officers were leaving The Guidance Center in Flagstaff at 2187 North Vickey Street on an unrelated call when a man, Henry Harold Russell, 47, from Boise, Idaho, confronted the officers brandishing two knives. The confrontation escalated when Russell approached an officer in a threatening manner with the knives raised.... 

Sedona Historical Society Gifted With Historic Homestead

Sedona Historical Society Board members (L to R) Shondra Jepperson, Terry Greene, Larry Clemson, Lisa Hyatt and Al Comello with (seated) Board President Janeen Trevillyan and donor Martha Loy during the Schuerman homestead house donation ceremony. Sedona AZ – The Sedona Historical Society recently accepted a gift of a significant local historic building, the Schuerman homestead house, with the... 

Flagstaff Traffic Stop Turns Deadly

Gishal Sedona AZ (January 23, 2019) – On January 23, 2019, at 7:42 p.m., an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper attempted to stop a black 1990 Isuzu Amigo SUV for a traffic violation. The driver initially yielded and stopped in the Maverick gas station on Kaibab Lane. After the trooper exited his patrol car, the driver fled the scene at a high rate of speed in the SUV. The suspect... 

Inmate Found Unresponsive In Flagstaff Cell

Kyle Martinson found deceased in Flagstaff jail cell. Sedona AZ (January 22, 2019) – On Monday, January 22, 2019, at 4:13 a.m., Coconino County Detention Facility Officers conducting an inmate welfare check found 20-year old Kyle Martinson unresponsive in his cell. Detention Officers began lifesaving measures, including CPR, until paramedics arrived on scene and took over lifesaving efforts. Mr.... 

ADOT Expect Delays Over Weekend in Snow Play Areas

Watch for ADOT signs. Sedona AZ (January 18, 2019) – The combination of a winter holiday weekend and recent snow can be a magnet for those looking to ski, sled or toss a few snowballs. If you’re heading to play in the snow, be ready for the possibility that you’ll see heavy traffic and delays, especially on the trip home, in popular areas such as US 180 northwest of Flagstaff. Leave prepared... 

Oak Creek Watershed Volunteers Remove 6,768 Pounds of Waste

Annual Oak Creek Watershed Council Labor Day 2018 Clean Up volunteers were from the Rotary Club of Sedona in VOC, Red Rock Crossing – photo courtesy OCWC Sedona AZ – The Oak Creek Watershed Council mission is to maintain a standard of excellence for watershed stewardship and preserving the integrity of Oak Creek. In 2018, OCWC did that and more. An edited end of year OCTC newsletter highlights... 
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