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Sedona Y Roundabout temporary traffic changes planned

Sedona AZ – Drivers in the city of Sedona will soon notice temporary modifications to the Y roundabout at the intersection of State Route 89A and State Route 179. The changes will be put into effect during the week of May 4, 2020 while the Arizona Department of Transportation and city of Sedona work together to enhance safety and improve mobility through this highly trafficked area. The following... 

Sedona cyclist severely injured during collision

Article submitted by the city of Sedona. Sedona AZ – On April 26, 2020 at about 9:36 in the morning, cyclist Betty Winick, 66, collided with a vehicle driven by Robert Bemis, 78, while both were traveling north on State Route 179 in Sedona. As both vehicles entered the Chapel Road roundabout where the bicycle lane ends, the bicycle collided with the right side of the vehicle, veered off the roadway... 

Sedona Fire District Enacts Temporary Burn Restrictions

Sedona AZ – Effective at 5:00 p.m. on April 22, 2020, the United States Forest Service is enacting a campfire ban on all forest service managed lands to protect the health and safety of employees and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sedona Fire District will be aligning with the USFS and prohibiting campfires and other open burning in all areas served by Sedona Fire District. These... 

CAT and Lynx reduced ridership drives transit service changes

Corona North Loop of the CAT/Lynx transit service. Sedona AZ – Due to concern for the health of drivers and members of the community, and a decline in the number of riders we are serving, we are making some temporary changes to our transit schedule. Beginning April 13, 2020, CAT and LYNX service will run from 6:45 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. as follows: CAT will be switching to a one-route system with... 

Use Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Sedona AZ – CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States.  We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus... 

Sedona trails closed during stay at home order

Sedona AZ – To continue measures limiting the spread of COVID-19, the Coconino National Forest Red Rock Ranger District in coordination with the counties impacted, will close the following popular Sedona AZ trails and trailheads on April 4, 2020, until further notice: The five areas that will close are: • Bell Rock Trail and Trailhead. • Cathedral Rock Trail and Trailhead. • Courthouse Vista... 

USFS Evaluating Trail and Trailhead Closures during pandemic

Sedona AZ – To continue measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, Sedona Mayor Sandy Moriarty, along with other Verde Valley and Yavapai County leaders, are in preliminary discussions with the U.S. Forest Service Red Rock Ranger District management to evaluate closing the most popular trails and trailheads where social distancing is not being practiced. The Red Rock Ranger District Manager Amy Tinderholt... 

AZ Governor Ducey issues stay-at-home order until April 30

AZ Gov. Ducey issues guidance for stay-at-home statewide Executive Order to stop the spread of COVID-19. Sedona AZ  – To limit the spread of COVID-19, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued a stay-at-home order for all of Arizona until April 30, 2020.  The order says Arizona residents must limit time away from the house except: To conduct or participate in essential activities. For employment,... 

Sedona Mayor to extend business mandates until April 10

Article submitted by the city of Sedona. Sedona AZ – To continue to protect the health and safety of the community against the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Sandy Moriarty will extend the Emergency Proclamation with mandates on businesses to April 10, 2020. As a reminder, the Proclamation states the following: All restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, retail food facilities, and other... 

Sedona City Councilor Hudson resigns, Council accepting applications

Article submitted by the city of Sedona. Sedona AZ – Due to the resignation of Councilor Janice Hudson effective March 21, 2020, the Sedona City Council is accepting applications to fill a vacant Council seat. The term for this vacancy will end November/December 2022, when the newly elected Councilors are seated following the Fall 2022 election cycle. Applications for this vacancy will be accepted... 
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