One man is arrested while transporting drugs and cash in his car, acting as a “mule” for a drug cartel. Another is a young man who made one illicit errand while using his mother’s car to go to the bank.
Both could be subject to having their cars and cash seized.
Over the next month the Sedona Fire District Governing Board will be pouring over a binder-full of documents as it decides whether or not to pursue an $18 million bond.
During its meeting Wednesday, May 17, the board received a presentation from the citizen committee that was formed to look into funding sources for the district. Committee Co-chairman David Watters said he and the others met 10 times over two months weighing options of how to cover the cost of major capital improvement projects. In the end, they chose to recommend a bond.
A pair of Sedona Red Rock High School track and field athletes made final commitments to continue with athletics at the collegiate level on Tuesday, May 16.
Justin Aleman and Jake Christensen signed a National Letter of Intent to compete at Ottawa University, joining the Spirit’s first-ever class at its new campus in Surprise.
After having narrowed down the field to four finalists and interviewing each, the Sedona City Council chose its newest magistrate judge.
On Wednesday, May 17, council chose former Sedona City Attorney Michael Goimarac, who retired from that position two years ago. Since then he has been serving as a Yavapai County Superior Court judge protem, Flagstaff magistrate judge and a Verde Valley Justice Court judge pro-tem.
With the passing of the days, temperatures in the Verde Valley will continue to rise as spring turns to summer.
Perhaps they will not be as blisteringly high as the Phoenix area, but nonetheless the desire for a place to stay cool will remain the same.
Luckily there are the Verde River and Oak Creek, and along with them, a number of swimming holes that provide a wet and cool getaway in this landlocked desert.
The Sedona City Council’s tentative budget hearing was scheduled to take about 30 minutes to complete on Tuesday, May 16. More than two and a half hours later it was unanimously approved.
The total budget, after changes made throughout the budget workshops last month, is $47,752,118. This represents a $9.4 million — or 24 percent — increase from fiscal year 2016-17.
According to Sarah Porter, Director of the Kyl Center for Water Policy, the future of the Verde Valley’s communities is inextricably tied to the Verde River, as well as tributaries like Oak Creek.
Porter delivered her keynote address, “The Price of Uncertainty,” to nearly 200 participants in the Verde River: State of the Watershed Conference, Thursday, May 11, at Clarkdale’s Clark Memorial Clubhouse.