On Oct. 7, the Sedona Red Rock News posted a survey asking Verde Valley residents to submit their traffic-related questions.
Most of the questions that came in were all about roundabouts. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, roundabouts are an alternative to traffic stops and are designed to aid in traffic flow.
The Melting Point’s Kids Create project took children’s drawings and transformed them into glass-blown art, with proceeds from the sculptures’ sales benefiting Verde Valley Sanctuary, a nonprofit that supports victims of domestic abuse.
For a year, the Melting Point’s artists chose one drawing each month, submitted by children who visited the gallery, to transform into a glass sculpture and matching miniature.
Coming this spring, a new sports team will call Sedona home: The Sedona Red Rockers.
The team will be comprised of local special education students and their partners for what is known as a Unified Sports team under the Arizona Interscholastic Association. It is the only program of its kind in the northern part of Yavapai County, according to Dr. Trish Alley, director of special education at Sedona Oak-Creek School District.
In the event of a major traffic accident, crime scene, severe weather or flooded street, the city of Sedona has been limited in its ability to notify citizens of the goings-on in a timely manner.
That will now change. During the Tuesday, Oct. 10, Sedona City Council meeting a new public safety and communication system was discussed.
Sedona Red Rock High School’s swim team hosted another quad meet, this time against Tempe Preparatory Academy, Scottsdale Christian Academy and BASIS Flagstaff at the Sedona Community Pool on Thursday, Oct. 12.
While the Scorpions had struggled in past competitions against two or more opponents, this time around they got the combined score victory with 275.5 points, 26 more than runner up Temp Prep.
The boys took first overall with 156 points to Tempe Prep’s 144. The girls took second to BASIS, 127 to 119.5.
Housing density, hard cider, an apartment complex and a parking lot were once again the topics at hand being discussed by city officials. This time it was the Sedona City Council’s turn to discuss the four proposed Major Community Plan Amendments during its Oct. 11 meeting.
This meeting was for discussion only but council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at which time a vote is expected to be made. Public comments will be taken at that meeting.