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Breaking News: Four Missing After ATV Crash Starts Wildfire

Sedona AZ (September 16, 2018) – On September 15, 2018, at 4:19 in the evening, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a request for help from the United States Forest Service to assist with a wildfire along Forest Service Road 300 at Mile Post 10. CCSO deputies responded from Flagstaff and the Blue Ridge Substation. While traveling to the scene, deputies learned it was believed... 

Fort Valley Sexual Assault Causes School Lock Out

Charles W. Sechrist Elementary School is located in Flagstaff AZ. Sedona AZ (September 7, 2018) – Today, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office requested a lock out of the Charles W. Sechrist Elementary School while law enforcement investigated a report of a sexual assault in the Fort Valley area. On September 7, 2018, at 10:42 in the morning, CCSO deputies were dispatched to a report of a sexual... 

Fireworks Pose Huge Fire Threat As Fire Danger Remains High

Sedona AZ (July 2, 2018) – As we inch closer to the Fourth of July holiday, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management wants to remind the public that the fire danger remains extremely high and dry conditions persist across the state. Fireworks are a huge fire hazard and have been the cause of many wildfires. With that, we urge the public to be careful and not careless if using fireworks. As... 

Scottsdale Wife Accused of Murdering Husband

Sedona AZ (June 15, 2018) – On May 20, 2018, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a deceased elderly male in the Forest Lakes, AZ area. The deceased man had severe trauma and was found on the side of the road in the area of Forest Service Road 512 (Young Road) and SR 260. The deceased was identified as William Max Rudd, 94, of Scottsdale, AZ, and the death was investigated... 

Sheriff’s Office Busy Over Memorial Day Weekend

Sedona AZ (May 31, 2018) – Northern Arizona’s dry weather, warm temperatures, and fire restrictions contributed to increased Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Memorial Weekend patrols during the four day weekend of May 25 through May 28, 2018. During this 2018 holiday weekend, CCSO deputies responded to approximately 455 calls for service compared to 350 for the prior Friday through... 

Coconino National Forest Expands Red Rock Trails

Sedona AZ (May 31, 2018) – The Coconino National Forest’s Red Rock Ranger District is planning to add non-motorized Forest Service system trails through the Red Rock Trails Enhancement Project, according to a decision signed by the district ranger Thursday. Between 2013 and 2016, forest managers in the Red Rock Ranger District identified a need to provide more non-motorized trails, increase... 

Coconino National Forest Revised Management Plan

Sedona AZ (May 22, 2018) – After years of work and collaboration, the Coconino National Forest (NF) is pleased to release its revised Final Land and Resource Management Plan (revised management plan) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), along with the Record of Decision signed by Regional Forester Cal Joyner. The revised management plan is the culmination of over a decade of collaboration... 

Verde Ranger District Prescribed Burn Scheduled

Forest prescribed burn method Sedona AZ (February 6, 2018) – Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District will begin implementation on the Brushy Prescribed Burn beginning Tuesday, February 6, through Friday, February 9, 2018, pending favorable weather conditions. Fire Managers plan to use aerial ignitions to burn approximately 4,725 acres located 2 miles south and east of the junction of Arizona... 

Fire Danger Levels Rise in Sedona Fire District

Sedona AZ (October 17, 2017) – Earlier this week, Coconino National Forest managers increased the fire danger rating from moderate to high. “Due to the decrease in fuel moistures and lack of rain in the forecast, forest managers have made the decision to elevate fire danger levels to high,” explained Jon Davis, Sedona Fire District Fire Marshal. “Fire conditions will likely remain elevated... 
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