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Arizona Forestry Prescribed Burn Smoke Will Affect Air Quality

Sedona AZ – Starting the week of November 15, 2021, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management begins ignitions to 400 acres of the Flagstaff Wildland Urban Interface Observatory Blocks Prescribed Burn. The Flagstaff WUI Observatory Rx Burn is part of a larger scale, 750-acre project, approximately six miles west of Flagstaff, southwest of Observatory Mesa, and south of Interstate 40. The... 

Arizona Forestry Schedules Mogollon Rim Country Prescribed Burn

Sedona AZ – Upcoming and favorable weather conditions provide an ideal window for the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management and the Pine-Strawberry Fire District to begin a multi-day, prescribed burn near the communities of Pine-Strawberry. Starting November 15, 2021, DFFM begins ignitions to 100 acres of a 200-acre project at Camp LoMia in Pine. The goal of the burn is to safeguard... 

Travel Alert: Yavapai County SR 89 and County Road 101 Intersection Detour

Sedona AZ – The Yavapai County Public Works Department, working in conjunction with the Prescott National Forest, will begin roadway construction at the intersection of Ponderosa Park Road (C 101) and SR 89, approximately 1.5 miles south of Prescott, Arizona between mile markers 307 and 306. Construction is scheduled to begin on November 16, 2021, and will continue for approximately two weeks. Yavapai... 

Eddie Maddock: Gone But Are They Forgotten?

SedonaEye.com columnist Eddie S. Maddock questions if the vision for Sedona incorporation and its plan for community is gone, never to be fully imagined and or remembered. Sedona AZ – Diverse opinions have been offered relating to Words to Remember, A Convenient Disorder, and other current national and local topics. But what about words which have been forgotten? For example, Sedona incorporated... 

Sedona Y Intersection Modernization Project Begins

Sedona AZ – The Arizona Department of Transportation is advising motorists that overnight lane restrictions will start Sunday night, October 3, at the intersection of State Routes 89A and 179, known locally as the Sedona Y Roundabout, as work continues on the intersection modernization project. Drivers should slow down, proceed through the work zone with caution, and watch for construction personnel... 

Sedona Begins Posse Grounds and Soldiers Pass Construction

Sedona AZ – The city of Sedona and its hired contractor have begun construction of the Posse Grounds Parking and Soldiers Pass Road Shared-Use Path Project. Crews recently began mobilizing equipment into the area for removal of select vegetation within the city’s right-of-way on the east side of Soldiers Pass Road where the shared-use path will go, in preparation of the installation of the stabilized... 

Yavapai County Approves $10 Million for Water and Sewer Infrastructure

Sedona AZ – On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a plan to spend $10 million of the nearly $46 million dollars the county will receive from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), on improving water and sewer infrastructure within unincorporated areas of Yavapai County. The application for these grant funds begins by downloading, completing, and... 

Governor’s Initiative Brings $100 Million Post-Wildfire Improvement and Assistance Funds

Sedona AZ – As part of a $100 million investment into the state of Arizona, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management develops the Post-Wildfire Infrastructure Assistance Program to help public and private landowners with repair costs associated with damaged infrastructure from wildfires across the state. Beginning Friday, August 20, 2021, grants will be available under the new program that... 

Unwanted $50+million Verde Connect increases tax bills despite pandemic

Sedona AZ – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Below is a letter … it affects the entire county. With the added financial problems of COVID-19. Dear Editor, I wrote last year that the Verde Connect project, which will cost 50+ million dollars plus ongoing maintenance, is too expensive for our county. We recently bonded a jail expansion with resulting tax increase. They plan... 

Verde Connect Project: Build or No-Build Public Comment Period Opens Soon

Thirty day public comment period is anticipated to close in late May 2020. Your comments are requested at www.VerdeConnect.com. Click on map face. Sedona AZ – The Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) document for the Verde Connect project, prepared to meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), is nearing completion, with publication anticipated to occur in late April... 
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