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Pile Burn Planned Near Apache Junction

Sedona AZ – The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management begins a one-day pile burn operation on State Trust Land in Pinal County to reduce both fuel loading in the area and wildfire risk on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, if favorable weather conditions allow DFFM to conduct ignitions on the 36-acre Lost Dutchman RX Burn, approximately four miles northeast of Apache Junction, off State... 

Eddie Maddock: Sedona Waste Not, Want Not

SedonaEye.com columnist Eddie S. Maddock discusses Sedona Sustainability and Home Rule and encourages city voters to sustain the voice of their power by voting August 2, 2022 in the Primary. Sedona AZ – Recently there’s been considerable discussion and emphasis placed on the subject of “sustainability” which is not a new concept. For example, is anyone still around who might... 

Labor Day OHV Rollover Causes Child Death

Sedona AZ – On September 4, 2022, at approximately 11:02 a.m., the Coconino County Arizona Sheriff’s Office received a report of an OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) accident on Forest Service Road 99 and Heber Wildcat Road, north of Forest Lakes, and advised CPR was in progress on one of the four victims, all juveniles. A Coconino County Sheriff’s Deputy, a Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer,... 

Sedona Forest Road Construction Project to begin

Sedona AZ –  As part of the Sedona in Motion (SIM) program, the city of Sedona and its contractor, Fann Contracting, Inc., will begin construction of the Forest Road Connection Project the week of April 25, 2022. This project includes the construction of a new two-lane roadway that will connect the current terminus of Forest Road to a new intersection on State Route (SR) 89A, just west of the... 

Eddie Maddock: Cultural Park Sacred Land, the Unsettled Controversy

SedonaEye.com columnist Eddie S. Maddock reminds Sedona AZ politicians and voters that the USFS continues to protect sacred lands surrounding its city limits. The renamed “Cultural Park” was once part of reservation land, traded and then redesignated by Sedona politicians for “public use.” Developers and city politicians now want to bulldoze and build government subsidized housing... 

Yavapai County Comprehensive Plan: Roadmap to protect and preserve your community

Sedona AZ – You may have noticed that your city or town is growing or being impacted by growth. Yavapai County is growing and developing at unprecedented rates. People are moving here from all over the nation and globally. How will the County grow and develop responsibly while maintaining the unique quality and character and culture of the Southwest region for its residents and newcomers? Identifying... 

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... 

Yavapai County Buildings Open August 30

Sedona AZ – As of Monday, August 30, 2021, all Yavapai County Arizona buildings will be open to the public. The public is requested to wear a mask if not vaccinated, but masks will not be mandated. Attendance at all public meetings will be limited and physical distancing will be required. For information about Yavapai County Community Health Services or food recalls, contact 928-442-5509 or visit... 

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... 

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... 
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