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Eddie S. Maddock: For the Record

SedonaEye.com columnist Eddie S. Maddock expresses appreciation to Arizona elected representatives Burges, Thorpe, Barton and Allen for going on the record to protect Sedona from questionable associations of its City Hall, local print news, Lodging Council and Chamber of Commerce, conjoined with perceived attempts to influence election outcomes by illegally disqualifying a citizens ballot initiative,... 

Does Sedona Need a Revival?

Sedona AZ (August 20, 2018) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: A recent ADOT traffic study found the majority of Sedona traffic backs up for miles only to drive through the city limits on its way north to the Grand Canyon or south to Phoenix. I remember my first trip to Sedona from Paradise Valley in 1961. Long drive by when the family saw the Red Rocks from a distance……we... 

Sedona Voter Says Stop

Sedona AZ (August 17, 2018) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: 1. VOTE NO on $49.5 million Home Rule budget, including $149,000 budget for a ” sustainability ” czar. 2. VOTE YES on $36 million Permanent Base Adjustment (PBA), with NO CUTS for city services nor support to non-profits. 3. STOP “giving” $2.5 million to the Sedona Chamber of Commerce,... 

Oak Creek Restoration of Roadside Pullouts Input Requested

Sedona AZ (August 17, 2018) – The Forest Service’ Oak Creek Watershed Restoration Project proposes nine activities to restore the watershed, including the rehabilitation of roadside parking along AZ State Route 89A in Oak Creek Canyon. To enhance the project’s analysis, a set of detailed maps has been created to clarify the location of all sixty (60) unauthorized roadside pullouts proposed... 

J. Rick Normand: Sedona Mayor on Tourism Ad Dollars Unnecessary – Part Two

J. Rick Normand, examines City of Sedona contract with the Sedona Chamber of Commerce in the second of his two-part Op-Ed series. Sedona AZ (August 10, 2018) – Thanks to the decade long influence peddling to the last several Sedona City Councils by the Sedona Chamber of Commerce and the Sedona Lodging Council, the effective design and implementation of a successful and sustainable resort town... 
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Flagstaff Critical Incident Response Training Scheduled

Sedona AZ (August 10, 2018) – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Critical Incident Response Training that involves personnel from several Northern Arizona law enforcement agencies, as well as personnel from local area fire departments. We want our residents, business owners, and community visitors to be aware that this training will result in increased police and fire activity... 

Guilty Plea Leads to Attorney’s Disbarment

Sedona AZ (August 9, 2018) – The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court accepted a consent to disbarment for Kevin S. Lewis of South Dakota. The disciplinary action is a result of criminal allegations that were self-reported by the attorney. Lewis had been placed on interim suspension on June 8, 2018. Lewis’ misconduct resulted from a criminal matter where he was accused... 

Sedona Voters Prevail in Court Against City

Sedona AZ (August 9, 2018) – The city of Sedona announces that the Permanent Base Adjustment initiative will be on its November 6 ballot. In a stunning legal setback, City Attorney Robert Pickels asked Arizona Liberty to withdraw its August 3, 2018 Yavapai County Superior Court lawsuit against the City after for illegally invalidating its citizens’ initiative to place a Permanent Base Adjustment... 

Breaking News: Sedona Settles Permanent Base Adjustment Lawsuit – It’s on November Ballot

Sedona AZ (August 9, 2018) – The Permanent Base Adjustment will be on the November 6, 2018 ballot. On August 3, Arizona Liberty, a local Sedona political action committee, filed a lawsuit in Yavapai County Superior Court against the City of Sedona for illegally invalidating its citizens’ initiative to place a Permanent Base Adjustment on the November 6, 2018 ballot. “Yesterday, at the request... 

Cottonwood House Fire Caused by Lightning

Sedona AZ (August 8, 2018) – At 1:45 a.m. today, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a house fire in the 1700 block of South Contention Lane. When the first deputy arrived, Verde Valley Fire District personnel were on-scene working to extinguish the fire. The 83-year-old homeowner told deputies she was asleep and awoke to a loud lightning strike. She remained in... 
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