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The Wizards of Sedona

Sedona AZ (March 28, 2017) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: A basic tenet of our democracy is the freedom of speech, where each of us can express our beliefs no matter how varied they may be. And here in Sedona these opinions span the gamut of the spectrum when it comes to city politics. So here’s my take on what’s going on… Sedona Arizona Open Gate There... 

Sedona Police Department and Fire District recognized for outstanding work

Sedona Police Department and Sedona Fire District personnel receive awards as did a Sedona City employee and volunteer. Sedona AZ (March 2, 2017) – Two Sedona Police Department employees and one Sedona Police Department volunteer were among those honored at the February 28, 2017, meeting of the Sedona City Council. Mayor Sandy Moriarty and members of the city council watched as Brook Cunningham... 

Adversarial Voices Are Precisely What Local Governments Need

Sedona AZ (February 23, 2017) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: In response to the 2/22/17 SRRN editorial I sympathize with the critic of the SFD, who has “irreproachable credentials and experience” but who declined to serve on the bond advisory committee. Most likely he surmised that due to his “adversarial” perspective, he would be ignored and... 

SFD Announces Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meetings

Sedona AZ (February 23, 2017) – Sedona Fire District (SFD) Governing Board established a Citizens’ Advisory Committee to explore funding options for infrastructure/capital projects including the possibility of a General Obligation Bond. After soliciting for community members, SFD received seven applications and appointed six members (one candidate had personal scheduling conflicts). This committee... 

SFD Implements New Burn Season Regulations

Sedona AZ (February 15, 2017) – Beginning March 1, 2017, the Sedona Fire District will implement new burn season regulations. These new regulations will impact only the timing of burns. Fire Marshal Jon Davis explains, “After fielding several calls from citizens and working with our dispatch center, it became evident that it would benefit all parties if Sedona Fire District were to adopt burn... 

Sedona Fire District Media Campaign Should Be No Go

Sedona AZ (February 10, 2017) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Sedona Eye editor and readers, I want to give you a heads-up that it’s a long one… Sedona Fire Station #4 on Forest Road Have you been following the media campaign that the Sedona Fire District has been orchestrating through its articles in the Sedona Red Rock News? Three in a row (1/25, 1/27, and... 

SFD December 2016 Board Meeting Notice

Sedona AZ (December 8, 2016) – The Agenda for the next Sedona Fire District Fire Board meeting is available below. This is a Regular Business meeting to be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, beginning at 4:00 p.m. with an Executive Session (not open to the public) and the Public Session to immediately follow at approximately 4:45 to 5:00 PM at Station #1, 2860 Southwest Drive in West Sedona. ... 

Update: SFD responds to its own Station fire

Sedona AZ (October 28, 2016) – Sedona Fire District Oak Creek Canyon Fire Station #5 Incident Update: Good news on the Fire Station itself, it has reopened! Thanks to the contractors and Sedona Fire Staff members for working hard to get the station operational. Thank you for your continued support! (end update) SFD incident update reported mid-afternoon today: Last night, October 27, there was a... 

Another Sedona Smoky Sky

Photo courtesy of Sedona Fire District. Sedona AZ (September 18, 2016) – Today as you were out and about Sedona, you may have seen and or smelled smoke in the air. The Sedona Fire District has issued a notice that two lightning-caused managed fires burning in surrounding areas are affecting local air quality. The SedonaEye.com interviewed several Fay Canyon hikers who had returned to their trailhead... 

Sedona Mariposa Restaurant Site of Early Morning Fire

Mariposa Restaurant on SR 89A in uptown Sedona site of morning fire Sedona AZ (September 6, 2016) –  The recently constructed and opened Mariposa Restaurant in Sedona at 700 W. SR 89A was the scene of an early morning fire. Employees placed a call to the Sedona fire department reporting the smell of smoke in the facility, believing it to be originating from the kitchen. First responders, using... 
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