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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... 

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... 

Eddie Maddock: Business as Usual?

SedonaEye.com columnist Eddie S. Maddock Sedona AZ (January 7, 2017) – At a Special Sedona City Council Meeting, 3:00 –Wednesday afternoon –January 11, 2017, after three long years of a contentious destination marketing agreement with the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, the City will again revisit the issue. We can only hope the negotiations will prove to be less controversial, fairer and, in turn,... 

Eddie Maddock: More questions – Few answers

SedonaEye.com columnist Eddie Maddock Sedona AZ (November 23, 2016) – This is an e-mail sent to the City Council which is self-explanatory. TO: Members of the Sedona City Council The following two comments were posted by Steve Segner, Chairman of the Sedona Lodging Council, under my most recent article on Sedona Eye. The subject related to the Council meeting held on Nov. 22, 2016: Steve Segner... 

Jacob Lake Skeletal Remains Linked to 2013 Homicide

Sedona AZ (August 1, 2016) – On July 1, 2016, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona received a call from the Kane County (Utah) Sheriff’s Office advising that a rancher had located human skeletal remains between Fredonia and Jacob Lake, Arizona. A local rancher was working his cattle range area south of State Highway 89A and located the remains, clothing, boots and a daypack... 

OUI Checkpoint on Lake Powell

Lake Powell AZ Sedona AZ (July 30, 2016) – On Saturday, August 13, 2016, law enforcement agencies in northern Coconino County will be conducting an Operating Under the Influence (OUI) and boating safety checkpoint at Lake Powell from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol and drug involved boat collisions, OUI checkpoints are conducted... 

Coconino National Forest Spring 2016 Plan Revision Update

Sedona AZ (April 6, 2016) – It has been a while since the Coconino National Forest revision plan received a public update, writes its revision team at the U.S. Forest Service. Since the conclusion of the 90-day comment period on the draft plan and draft environmental impact statement (DEIS), the team has been focused on reviewing all the comments received on the documents and determining how... 

Arizona Congressman Responds to Arizona Liberty on National Monument Issue

Sedona AZ (November 2, 2015) – Representative Dr. Paul A. Gosar (AZ-04) plans to introduce legislation this Thursday, November 6, 2015, to reform the 1906 Antiquities Act and stop its continuing abuse. This legislation will update the 1906 Antiquities Act to ensure local community interests, as well as private property rights and water rights, are protected. National monuments can be powerful... 

Prescribed Burning Near Ponderosa Park

Sedona AZ (October 8, 2015) –Due to current weather conditions, fire managers were unable to complete any prescribed burning this week. Fire managers are planning to continue treatment on the Bradshaw Ranger District on Wednesday, October 14, through Sunday, October 18, in the Prescott Basin pending favorable weather conditions. Specific days to burn will be determined by the weather over the weekend... 
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