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Flake Helps Firefighters Secure Exemption from Federal Hiring Freeze

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake Sedona AZ (February 7, 2017) – U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after receiving assurances from the Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that seasonal firefighters will be exempt from the federal hiring freeze: “Securing this commitment to exempt... 

ADOT to Install Suicide Deterrent Fencing on Midgley Bridge

A rendering of the barrier in the design stage of the Sedona bridge project. Sedona AZ (December 1, 2016) – In partnership with Sedona, the U.S. Forest Service and Coconino County, the Arizona Department of Transportation will add protective fencing over the next few weeks to Midgley Bridge along State Route 89A. The city of Sedona sought ADOT’s help after four people committed suicide from... 

Sedona Fire District Responds to Multiple Brush Fires

Sedona AZ (February 25, 2016) – Within a ninety minute period on February 22, 2016, the Sedona Fire District (SFD) emergency crews responded to reports of multiple brush fires along north State Route 89A in Oak Creek Canyon and within the City of Sedona limits near Doodlebug Road. The initial call came in at approximately 7:30 in the evening and was followed by calls at 8:30 p.m. and 9:10 p.m.... 

Search and Rescue Answers 36 Calls in 23 Days

Sedona AZ (September 24, 2015) – Coconino County Sheriff’s Deputies and its Search and Rescue unit responded to over 36 search and rescue calls in the first 23 days of September. The calls covered an area from southern Utah to the Mogollon Rim in Arizona. Calls may require a search and rescue unit response or a Coconino County Sheriff’s Office patrol to locate lost or missing persons... 

Know Before You Go

Lightning strikes kill several each year. Don’t be a preventable statistic. Sedona AZ (June 30, 2015) – Outdoor enthusiasts should be aware of the dangers that often accompany monsoon season. Local Arizona Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement agencies and the U.S. Forest Service want everyone to enjoy the desert, forests and mountains, and encourage visitors planning a trip to “Know Before... 

Smooth Sailing with Eddie Maddock

SedonaEye.com columnist Eddie Maddock Sedona AZ (December 10, 2014) – Yes, indeed, the first official Regular Meeting of the newly seated City Council set sail for a smooth journey commencing promptly at 4:30 in the afternoon of Tuesday, December 9, 2014. The consent agenda was approved, with one item pulled for discussion by Councilman John Martinez. He questioned the appointment of Construction... 

Free Firewood for Winter Available

NAFB volunteers cutting firewood for distribution Sedona AZ (July 18, 2013) – Northern Arizona Food Bank (NAFB) has been helping low income families, seniors, and disabled individuals with free firewood during the winter months. There are many families in Northern Arizona living without plumbing and electricity dependent on firewood for heating and cooking needs. NAFB works hard to fill this... 

Water is a Wonderful Thing

Arizona Elk Society volunteers fill dry water tanks. Southwestern water studies show visitation rates by non-game species exceeded that of game species in hot weather. Sedona AZ (June 26, 2013) – It is summer and the weather is hot and dry. So dry in fact that many wildlife species are stressed by the aridity and lack of available water. Many species like deer, elk, and pronghorn are all pregnant... 

Response to U.S. Forest Service Gateway Position

Native Arizona desert vegetation Sedona AZ (February 26, 2013) – Several important corrections are needed to the February 13 (2013) letter, “USFS Says Native Vegetation Best (http://sedonaeye.com/usfs-says-native-vegetation-best).” The group being referred to in the letter by Heather Provencio is the Weed Abatement Task Force that was formed by the Big Park Regional Coordinating... 
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