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Our Sedona Fire District is a Safer Sedona

Sedona AZ (September 5, 2017) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Wendy Tanzer Sedona AZ Perspective and Opinion   Several years ago, a group of people, not unlike those posting intentionally misleading statements on this very site today, decided the Sedona Fire District was being dangerously mismanaged, spending was out of control, and the fire chief was inept at... 

Arizona Red Cross Helps Prepare for Hurricane Harvey

Sedona AZ (August 24, 2017) — The Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso Region of the American Red Cross is mobilizing staff and volunteers in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey. Initially, eight people, including the Regional CEO, Kurt Kroemer and all regional “ERV’s”, Emergency Response Vehicles, will deploy to Texas where help will be provided in preparation of the hurricane, as well as assistance... 

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... 

Sedona Area Wildfire Doesn’t Threaten City

Sedona AZ (July 24, 2016) – Smoke visible across much of the Verde Valley and AZ I-17 from a Munds Mountain wilderness fire east of Sedona has burned over 200 acres but is not impacting Sedona residents or tourists except to increase travel delays on its arterial road system. A Grand Canyon wildfire began after a June 29 lightning strike and was allowed to burn by the National Park Service for... 

Prescott National Forest Plans Gray Wolf Prescribed Burn

Prescott, AZ (July 4, 2016) – The Prescott National Forest is planning to conduct the Gray Wolf prescribed fire in the area south of AZ Highway 169 and west of AZ Interstate 17 the week of July 5 – July 11  (T13,  R3,  S17). This project will only be implemented if anticipated and needed conditions exist as well as if adequate resources remain available. The Forest recognizes that there... 

Doney Park Neighborhood Watch

Sedona AZ (April 25, 2014) –  Coconino County Arizona Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jim Driscoll and District 4 Supervisor Mandy Metzger would like to invite residents of the Doney Park community to attend the monthly Neighborhood Watch meeting on Thursday, May 1, 2014. The meeting will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Summit Fire District Station 32 and Administrative Offices, 8905 Koch... 

2014 Spring Burn Permits Available

Sedona AZ (March 25, 2014) – To protect your home from potential wildfires as well as make spring yard cleanup easier, the Sedona Fire District (SFD) is issuing no-cost residential permits for burning. Permits are required for any open burning in the Fire District, and are currently available at no charge at the SFD’s business office at 2860 Southwest Drive in West Sedona between the hours of 7:00... 

Harley McGuire Fall Fire Safety Tips

Harley McGuire, SedonaEye.com Four Paws Up Pet Columnist Sedona AZ (September 30, 2012) – In the words of Harley McGuire, SedonaEye.com Paws Up Star Columnist, the autumnal equinox is upon us and, therefore, time to review fall fire safety tips. “Regardless of the time of year, Arizona fire safety is a primary concern,” reminds Harley McGuire, sage pet columnist. “Our... 

Sedona Fire District to Issue Fall Burn Permits

SEDONA (September 19, 2011) – To protect your home from potential wildfires and make fall yard cleanup easier, the Sedona Fire District (SFD) is issuing no-cost residential burn permits starting Monday, September 26, 2011.   Permits are required for any open burning within the fire district, and are currently available at no charge at the SFD’s business office at 2860 Southwest Drive in West... 

AZ Labor Day Weekend Road Closures

Sedona AZ (September 2, 2010)– Drivers heading to the high country, the beach or elsewhere over the Labor Day weekend will not face any construction closures along state highways. That’s the word from the Arizona Department of Transportation. No construction closures are scheduled for state highway projects, including improvement projects along Phoenix area freeways, over the three-day holiday... 
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