Clarkdale is set to host the second annual Northern Arizona Blues Alliance International Blues Competition Saturday, Oct. 8.
From 1 to 5 p.m. in Clarkdale Town Park, a variety of local and statewide bands will compete in two categories, Band/Group and Solo/Duo, to represent Northern Arizona in the 33rd International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn., Tuesday through Saturday, Jan. 31 through Feb. 4.
The Sedona-Oak Creek School District will see new faces on the board for the first time in several years as four candidates are vying for three seats on the Governing Board this November.
Those candidates answered questions as they look toward serving the next four years. Next up is Karl Wiseman.
Q: What made you decide to run for school board?
As a local citizen for the past 36 years, I’ve raised four children in this community. Like many of you, I’ve been taken aback by the actions of the school board on more than one occasion. The apparent dysfunction of the current school board has been a distraction to its mission, that of educating the children of our community. In addition, I believe a change in leadership is long overdue.
After a soft opening in July, Tlaquepaque North is set to celebrate its grand opening Saturday, Sept. 24.
“We spent a lot of funds on details trying to make it feel like Tlaquepaque ‘South,’ adding gorgeous handmade Canterra Arches sourced from Mexico on entry doors, tiling and special fountains in the property,” said Wendy Lippman, general manager and resident partner of Tlaquepaque and Tlaquepaque North.
Within the city limits of Sedona live a little more than 10,000 residents. But on almost any given day that population more than doubles as a result of the area’s No. 1 industry — tourism.
Hundreds of business owners, residents and invited guests filled the ballroom at the Poco Diablo Resort on Tuesday, Sept. 20, to get an update on tourism in the area and its impact on the local economy during the Sedona Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting.
The popular Red Rock Fantasy is returning — sort of.
For 22 years, Red Rock Fantasy was a must-see for residents and visitors. After a four-year hiatus, this community event will return to Sedona at its new home, Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. Free to the community, this daily light festival — which is part of Holiday Central Sedona — is from dusk to 9 p.m. and a free trolley will be available every Friday and Saturday evening [except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day].
The nights are getting longer, bringing extra time for scares during Halloween. Continuing the tradition, Larson Newspapers will host its third annual Halloween Fiction contest.
Forms must be legibly written to be accepted. The rules for the contest are as follows:
Mikel Weisser, candidate for congress in District 4, was one of the speakers at the Democrats of the Red Rocks’ breakfast forum on Thursday, Sept. 15.
Weisser lent his support to Proposition 205, which will appear on the November ballot and aims to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana.
Weisser told his own first experience smoking marijuana. In his teens, he ran away and hitchhiked with someone who offered him a drag. Not too long after, the vehicle was stopped by the police. Weisser didn’t admit to having anything and avoided a possession charge.