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Prevention is key to wildfire risk reduction

Sedona AZ  – The adage is true. One spark can start a wildfire – just like the Sawmill Fire in Southern Arizona. And every year, people continue to be the number one cause of wildfires in the state. With the abundance of winter moisture across Arizona, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management wants to remind people not to get complacent. Sunday kicks off Southwest Wildfire Awareness... 

BLM plans prescribed burn near Cordes Junction

Sedona AZ — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Phoenix District will conduct a prescribed burn of cut and piled juniper within 120-acres of the Agua Fria National Monument, in the Sycamore Mesa area, approximately five miles northeast of Cordes Junction. The burn is planned for one to three days between April 6 and 13, 2019. The BLM will ignite the piles when the weather conditions are favorable.... 

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... 

15th Annual Sedona Cleanup Event

Sedona AZ (May 4, 2017) – The Sedona Fire District (SFD) and the U.S. Forest Service are joining together to offer Sedona area residents the opportunity to dispose of yard waste and combustible vegetation. SFD Fire Station #4 at 391 Forest Road in uptown Sedona will be accepting yard waste Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 19 – 21, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Participation is open... 

The Ten Thousand’s Two Million Shadow

Sedona AZ (March 18, 2017) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Sedona Red Rock View, a 2015 SedonaEye.com photo exclusive After reading the SRRN 3/10/17 article “City & Chamber talk contract,” I began to wonder if the Chamber has become a part of a shadow government, and if the Council has unwittingly ceded some of its powers to the Chamber. The City gives... 

Sedona Oak Creek Flooding is Serious Business with Eddie Maddock

SedonaEye.com columnist Eddie Maddock Sedona AZ (October 16, 2015) – Sedona Mayor and Members of the City Council, as you are probably aware, flooding in Sedona generally originates from two sources: (1) Summer monsoons; (2) Spring flooding resulting from El Nino conditions. If you haven’t had the opportunity to view the two web links included here, time permitting you might find them of... 

Damn All of You Who Want All the Facts!

SedonaEye.com financial columnist J. Rick Normand Sedona AZ (August 25, 2015) – On October 18, 2012, Angela LeFevre, current City of Sedona Councilor and a very vocal supporter of KSB, had released in her behalf by Steve DeVol, owner and publisher of Sedonadotbiz and a former President of KSB, a campaign video of her failed 2012 run for Arizona Legislative District 6 House of Representatives.... 

Local Woods Watch Training and Orientation

Smokey the Bear says only you can prevent wildfires! Sedona AZ (May 17, 2015) – Even with recent precipitation, concerns about drought conditions and the impending Wild Land Fire Season are on the minds of many community members living in cities and unincorporated areas throughout Coconino County in northern Arizona. In an effort to address these concerns, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office,... 

Sedona Annual Yard Waste Clean Up Scheduled

Sedona Fire District 2013 yard waste clean-up event scheduled for May 17-19 SEDONA AZ (April 24, 2013) – The Sedona Fire District (SFD), U.S. Forest Service and BSE Rents are joining together to offer Sedona area residents an opportunity to dispose of yard waste and combustible vegetation prior to fire season. SFD Fire Station #4, located at 391 Forest Road in uptown Sedona, will be accepting yard... 

Local Forest Service Needs Trail Worker Volunteers

Sedona AZ (October 30, 2012) – If you like the outdoors and are interested in volunteering to make a difference in the National Forest, come join the Forest Service trail team with several upcoming volunteer trail work days. The first volunteer work day is scheduled for Sunday, November 11, 2012. Volunteers will organize into several small teams lead by the Forest Service where they will work on... 
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