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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... 

Sedona city continues with virtual services until further notice *Update May 18

Article submitted by the city of Sedona, Arizona. Sedona AZ – To protect citizens and city staff from the spread of COVID-19, the city of Sedona extended its policy to close in-person access to city facilities and continue with virtual and phone services until further notice. This will be reevaluated by April 30, 2020*. *UPDATE: May 18, 2020  Until further notice: Essential functions and services... 

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... 
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