Have you ever wondered what types of trees grow best in Sedona? Believe it or not, there is a bit of science involved when making that decision.
To help with this, the Sedona Parks and Recreation Department invites residents to a free workshop — Homeowners’ Tree Workshop and Firewise Education — on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon. There, participants can learn how to properly select, plant and maintain heathy trees, while also learning ways to protect homes against wildfire.
“It’s a little out of the realm of what we normally do but this community class is offered for free and doesn’t involve a lot of staff time,” recreation coordination Ali Baxter said. “They were basically looking for a location to host the class and help with getting the word out.”
Malnutrition and hunger are global problems that may seem overwhelming, but every effort makes a difference to someone.
This year, it’s easier than ever to make a difference. Kids Against Hunger, a community meal-packing event, takes place Saturday, Oct. 22, at Verde Valley Fairgrounds, with packing sessions from 8 to 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 4:30 p.m.
The Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund has made its mission for the past three years to work behind the scenes while raising money to help maintain the area’s trails, which are used by thousands of visitors and residents each year.
“It takes a village to sustain the trail system,” SRRTF President Jennifer Burns said. “No one organization or government entity is able to adequately support the extensive and heavily-used trail system that we have. If everyone takes a piece of the responsibility, then together we can ensure that our trails continue to provide all the benefits everyone wants.”
One man is dead after a shooting Friday, Oct. 14, in Rimrock.
The alleged shooter, a 17-year-old boy from Cottonwood, has been booked at the Prescott Juvenile Detention Center on charges including murder, armed robbery, burglary, aggravated assault and kidnapping.
The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Jarrod Rogers.
Two individuals have been arrested in connection to a homicide that occurred in Camp Verde, on Oct. 10.
The suspects, 27-year-old Levi Jones, of the Phoenix area, and 28-year-old Jill Buckley, of Camp Verde, are in custody.
At 2:20 a.m., Oct. 10, the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office received a phone call about a physical altercation at the Circle K located at 24 Finnie Flat Road. According to CVMO, “a short time later” they received a second phone call of a shooting.
It’s been almost 15 years since the idea of a performance venue named in honor of Barbara Antonsen was first brought up. Even though construction is finally near completion, those looking to celebrate its official opening will have to wait a bit longer.
Last week the city of Sedona decided that the grand opening of the outdoor center at Posse Grounds Park will be delayed from the fall to the spring.
And then there was one.
Last week, David McGill accepted an offer to become Sedona’s newest police chief, a job he’ll be assuming shortly after the first of the year.
He said he was humbled and honored after being notified by City Manager Justin Clifton that he was chosen from seven finalists from across the country.