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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... 

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... 

Ikes Backbone Allotment Closure Under Consideration

Sedona AZ (October 5, 2015) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Good afternoon, The Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest is asking for your comments on an Environmental Assessment (EA), which includes a proposal to close the Ike’s Backbone Allotment to livestock grazing. The Ike’s Backbone Allotment is located on the southwestern boundary of the Coconino... 

Prescott Basin Prescribed Burn Continues

Forest prescribed burn method Sedona AZ (July 27, 2016) – Prescott National Forest fire managers plan to continue fuels treatment in the Prescott Basin.  Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wild land urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience. The burning will start on Thursday, July 28, 2016, and could continue through Friday, August... 

Coconino National Forest Soldiers Pass Use Update

Sedona AZ (March 29, 2016) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Hello Friend of the Coconino National Forest, You are signed up to receive updates on the Soldiers Pass Motorized Use project on the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest. We are pleased to announce a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) has been developed for this project and is available for... 

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.... 

Pile Burning Planned in the Prescott Basin

Sedona AZ (May 13, 2015) –– Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District are planning to burn fuel break piles Friday, May 15 through Tuesday, May 19, 2015, pending favorable weather conditions in Prescott, Arizona. Specific days to burn will be determined by current and expected weather patterns allowing fire managers to make every effort to minimize smoke impacts to nearby communities.   The... 

Prescribed Burn Scheduled for Prescott Basin

Forest prescribed burn method Sedona AZ (September 30, 2014) – Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District are planning to burn Thursday, October 2 through Saturday, October 4, 2014, pending favorable weather conditions. Burning of debris left over from brush-crush thinning projects require moisture in the surrounding vegetation and typically produces much lighter smoke than broadcast burning.... 

Red Rock Ranger District Wilderness Skills

Al Cornell Sedona AZ (September 17, 2014) – Now that fall is upon us, it is prime time for hiking, backpacking or simply enjoying Sedona’s forest resources. Essential and potentially life saving information about wilderness preparation will be presented on October 3, 2014, at a First Friday Talk sponsored by the Friends of the Forest and the USDA Forest Service Red Rock Ranger District. Join... 
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