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Arizona State Senator Sylvia Tenney Allen discusses SCR 1007

Sedona AZ – Arizona state Senator Sylvia Tenney Allen in her February 6, 2020, Lightning Bolt update shared circumstances surrounding a recent hearing of SCR 1007: AZ Sonoran Desert National Monument is but one border area overwhelmed with garbage and human fecal waste from illegal U.S. / Mexico border crossings. “My bill SCR1007: restrictions prohibited; immigration laws, would outlaw... 

AZ Education Superintendent Calls for Special Ed Funding Solution

Sedona AZ – Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman today delivered the first ever State of Special Education speech to the Arizona State Senate Education Committee. Superintendent Hoffman praised the proposal to increase special education funding by $50 million (AZ SB 1060), but recognized that more would be needed to fully address the challenges faced by an underfunded public education... 

PFLAG Sedona Verde Valley scholarships available

Sedona AZ – PFLAG Sedona/Verde Valley 2020 scholarship program is now open for applications. Up to three $500 scholarships are available for students residing in the Sedona Verde Valley area with applications and supporting material are due by February 28, 2020. Award recipients will be announced on April 14, 2020. Eligible applicants are LGBTQ or straight ally identified receiving the award.... 

Flagstaff hiker and dog rescued on Mount Elden

Mount Elden is located in central Coconino County northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona, and has an elevation of 9,298′ (2,834 m) Sedona AZ – On February 6, 2020, at approximately 7:30 in the evening, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit responded to a report of a stranded hiker off trail on Mount Elden, Flagstaff. The 31-year-old male hiker and his dog were in the boulders... 

Yavapai County Treasurer Submits Resignation

Sedona AZ – After twenty three years as the Yavapai County Treasurer, Ross Jacobs, in a letter to Board of Supervisor Chairman Craig Brown has asked the board to consider his notice of resignation, effective February 3, 2020. On February 5, 2020, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors formally accepted Treasurer Jacob’s resignation and it is now seeking applications for appointment to the... 

ADOR: Taxpayers beware Identity Theft scams during tax season

Sedona AZ – The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) treats detecting and stopping fraud with paramount importance and reminds taxpayers that tax filing season is a time to be aware of identity thieves looking for ways to commit tax fraud. ADOR points to phishing schemes, card-skimming devices, unsecure Wi-Fi networks, data breaches, computer viruses, unsafe smartphone apps, and hacking email... 

CCSO Investigating Seligman Shooting

Sedona AZ – On January 30, 2020, at approximately 4:00 in the morning, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Deputies from the Flagstaff and Williams Districts were dispatched to an accidental shooting call in the Seligman area. A Lifeline Ambulance crew responded with the deputies to an address off Pipeline Road in the Westwood Ranches area north of Seligman. In route, CCSO deputies were advised by... 

BLM approves Phoenix area recreational shooting sports project

Sedona AZ – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Phoenix District has published a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Decision Record approving the Recreational Shooting Sports Project, clearing the way for the construction and operation of five recreational shooting sites to be built on public lands near the Phoenix metro area. The sites will provide active management, enhanced access and... 

VA Releases Updated List Identifying Agent Orange Sites Outside of Vietnam

Sedona AZ – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released in January 2020 an updated Department of Defense (DoD) list of locations outside of Vietnam where tactical herbicides were used, tested, or stored by the United States military. ”DoD will continue to be responsive to the needs of our interagency partners in all matters related to taking care of both current and former service... 

Update: CCSO working a Kachina Village barricade situation

Jason Gonnie named by CCSO as suspect in Kachina Village barricade situation was taken into custody on January 25, 2020 and is being held on bond at the Flagstaff Detention Center. Sedona AZ – CCSO update on Kachina Village barricade situation and sexual assault suspect apprehension:  On January 25, 2020, at approximately 4:30 in the morning, suspect Jason Gonnie was taken into custody during a... 
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