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Flagstaff Flash Flood Disaster Relief Funds Available

Photo provided by Shannon Benjamin, Owner, Anderson General Tire and Flagstaff resident. Flagstaff AZ – In response to the heavy rainfall resulting in severe flash floods, the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff activated the Flagstaff Flash Flood Disaster Relief Fund. ACF seeded the fund with $10,000 to support recovery and rebuilding efforts. The fund will address post flood recovery,... 

Tonto National Forest Wildfire Grows Despite Rains

Photo provided by Inciweb Cave Creek AZ – Despite rains and 146 personnel on scene, the Tonto National Forest Middle Fire continues to spread. Today, thirteen days after its start on June 29, 2021, the wildfire incident management team is reporting 2,784 acres burned, with zero containment. Highlights: Yesterday, precipitation fell over the Middle Fire reducing fire activity in some areas of... 

Teachers and Firefighters and State Workers are not bargaining chips

Sedona AZ – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: I’m reaching out to you today at a crucial time… Emily Seidel from our team sent an email on Thursday about the proposal by Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to bail out states that for decades have been reckless with their spending worth up to $1 trillion. We should be helping the people who are... 

Local Law Enforcement Fundraiser May 1-5

Sedona AZ – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Friends: During this difficult time, crime did not cease. In fact, domestic violence, rage and drug use have been increasing in our community. Our brave local police officers and sheriff’s deputies have been walking into dangerous situations to keep the rest of us safe; let’s thank them for their bravery during this crisis.... 

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... 

AZ Governor Ducey extends stay-at-home order until May 15

AZ Gov. Ducey issues guidance for stay-at-home statewide Executive Order to stop the spread of COVID-19. Sedona AZ – To continue to limit the spread of COVID-19, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey extended his stay-at-home order for all of Arizona until May 15, 2020. The order says Arizona residents must limit time away from the house except: To conduct or participate in essential activities. For employment,... 

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... 

U.S. Marshals Arrest California Child Abductor in Arizona

Sedona AZ – On April 22, 2020, the U.S. Marshals Service led Arizona WANTED Violent Offenders Task Force, working in conjunction with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), arrested a dangerous fugitive and recovered a missing child in Golden Valley, Arizona. “Armed fugitives that have abducted a child and is defiant to lawful orders places the community and law enforcement... 

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... 

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... 
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