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Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Labor Day 2019 Holiday Activity

Sedona AZ – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office had a busy Labor Day Weekend 2019! The extended holiday weekend of August 30 – September 2, 2019, resulted in a number of calls stemming from outdoor activity in Northern Arizona. Outdoor activity resulted in increased numbers of responses to activities such OHV/ATV traffic issues, disturbing the peace complaints, lost/overdue hikers, camper... 

Montana training Veterans to become Wildland Firefighters

Want to be a Wildland Firefighter? Montana is training Veterans for free. (Photo credit VA) Sedona AZ – Veterans Green Corps (VGC) is a field-based opportunity for post 9/11 era Armed Forces Veterans and Service Members modeled after the Civilian Conservation Corps. The VGC program is an experience that provides on the job training focusing in Wildland Firefighting and chainsaw technical skills.... 

Eddie Maddock: Feasible and Sustainable Sedona Matters

SedonaEye.com columnist Eddie S. Maddock looks at Sedona’s year ahead in the light of its problematic past. Sedona AZ – Welcome to Sedona Arizona 2019. Has our Golden Goose been cooked? Is there anyone visiting Sedona or living here for that matter, let’s say since Thanksgiving 2018, who isn’’t convinced there is a huge traffic problem? As the situation grows worse on a daily... 

Smoky skies will continue for several days

Sedona AZ (September 18, 2018) – The U.S. Forest Service advises that Coconino National Forest area residents affected by the Platypus and Rhino fires can expect smoky morning skies for a few more days. – Two lighting-caused fires continue to burn, but burnout operations have been successful and smoke will decrease as the week goes on. – These fires are burning in extremely steep... 

Breaking News: Four Missing After ATV Crash Starts Wildfire

Sedona AZ (September 16, 2018) – On September 15, 2018, at 4:19 in the evening, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a request for help from the United States Forest Service to assist with a wildfire along Forest Service Road 300 at Mile Post 10. CCSO deputies responded from Flagstaff and the Blue Ridge Substation. While traveling to the scene, deputies learned it was believed... 

Fort Valley Sexual Assault Causes School Lock Out

Charles W. Sechrist Elementary School is located in Flagstaff AZ. Sedona AZ (September 7, 2018) – Today, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office requested a lock out of the Charles W. Sechrist Elementary School while law enforcement investigated a report of a sexual assault in the Fort Valley area. On September 7, 2018, at 10:42 in the morning, CCSO deputies were dispatched to a report of a sexual... 

Fireworks Pose Huge Fire Threat As Fire Danger Remains High

Sedona AZ (July 2, 2018) – As we inch closer to the Fourth of July holiday, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management wants to remind the public that the fire danger remains extremely high and dry conditions persist across the state. Fireworks are a huge fire hazard and have been the cause of many wildfires. With that, we urge the public to be careful and not careless if using fireworks. As... 

Scottsdale Wife Accused of Murdering Husband

Sedona AZ (June 15, 2018) – On May 20, 2018, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a deceased elderly male in the Forest Lakes, AZ area. The deceased man had severe trauma and was found on the side of the road in the area of Forest Service Road 512 (Young Road) and SR 260. The deceased was identified as William Max Rudd, 94, of Scottsdale, AZ, and the death was investigated... 

Sheriff’s Office Busy Over Memorial Day Weekend

Sedona AZ (May 31, 2018) – Northern Arizona’s dry weather, warm temperatures, and fire restrictions contributed to increased Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Memorial Weekend patrols during the four day weekend of May 25 through May 28, 2018. During this 2018 holiday weekend, CCSO deputies responded to approximately 455 calls for service compared to 350 for the prior Friday through... 
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