According to Sedona Red Rock High School Principal Darrin Karuzas and Assistant Principal Deana DeWitt, administrators are working to address results from the 2016 Arizona Youth Survey that indicate two out of five sophomores who took the survey did not feel safe at school.
First up, Karuzas said that he and DeWitt will be forming a student advisory committee in the next few weeks. It is not the first of its kind, but with the current iteration Karuzas intends to “really talk to them about real-life concerns,” becoming a “vehicle to talk and discuss” issues of safety, substance abuse and negative family situations reflected in the survey.
Mingus Mountain Republican Club met Tuesday, Feb. 14, for its monthly luncheon at the Veterans of Foreign Wars — Post No. 7400 in Cottonwood.
This month, the club invited Cottonwood Mayor Tim Elinski to speak about current challenges facing his city, and Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk to present on the effects of marijuana on the county.
Elinski said the main challenges facing Cottonwood at the moment included the lack of jobs and youth activities, homelessness, the lack of financial resources, the minimum wage increase and millennial flight.
A Flagstaff mother of seven almost became collateral damage during an aerial attack on Sedona helicopter tour operators Wednesday, Feb. 15, at a Yavapai College Lunch and Learn.
Amanda Shankland, who also happens to be general manager of the Sedona Airport, took flak for the noise and nuisance of tour helicopters.
Shankland was the featured speaker at the college’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the college’s Sedona campus.
Motorists driving in Uptown this weekend should be prepared to see a few changes.
The city announced this week that the Public Works and Sedona Police departments are coordinating to ensure business access and traffic safety on State Route 89A through the Uptown area for Presidents Day. This is part of the ongoing transportation master plan to find ways to help traffic flows, especially during busy weekends or periods of the year.
How do you prohibit trail-goers from parking in front of one’s house while at the same time allowing homeowners and their guests to do just that?
This was a question city of Sedona staff faced in regard to parking in the Rim Shadows area, which is adjacent to a popular trailhead off Soldier Pass Road. The end result — residential parking permits.
The Sedona City Council voted unanimously to move forward with this approach during its Tuesday, Feb. 14, meeting.
The Sedona Fire District has taken the first step to determine if a bond is the route to take to cover the costs of needed improvements, including replacing two fire stations.
During the Wednesday, Feb. 15, SFD Governing Board meeting, members of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee will be introduced and the board will strategy. The meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. at Station 1 in West Sedona but the item is scheduled toward the end of the agenda.
A lot has changed in Sedona over the last 20 years but one thing that hasn’t seen much change is the city’s sign code.
That will soon change.
Being it was last updated two decades ago, the process is expected to be long and tedious. That was proven true as the Sedona Planning and Zoning Commission discussed the issue for three hours on Feb. 7, and got only halfway through staff’s presentation. A second P&Z meeting on the topic will take place on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 3:30 p.m. in the Vultee Room at City Hall. A final draft of the updated sign code will need City Council approval.