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The Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sedona-Verde Valley is looking to increase its presence in Sedona, Cottonwood and Camp Verde, with the organization seeking new volunteers to not just be Big Brothers or Sisters to children, but to help out at events and within…

Wise teaches printmaking art

Artist Maleita Wise visited Sedona Charter School on Friday, May 16, to work with seventh-grade students on stamps and printmaking.

Wise showed the students that even rubber erasers can be carved to create patterns that reproduce with ink on paper,…

Oak Creek Canyon evacuated north of Slide Rock due to fire

Oak Creek Canyon is closed near Slide Rock State Park due to a working 450-acre wildfire which is rapidly growing.

Fire crews began evacuations in the early evening. Evacuations are along approximately a 2-mile stretch of area from Slide Rock State Park north toward Junipine, as well as the East Pocket Forest Service Lookout Tower. Evacuees north of the wildfire are being relocated to Sinagua Middle School in Flagstaff.

Structures threatened include approximately 100 structures north of Slide Rock State Park, which include private homes as well vacation resort cabins and a Forest Service Lookout tower.
Emergency responders are turning back civilian vehicles at the entrance to the canyon near the Sedona Arts Center.

The Slide Fire is currently moving to the north, according to fire officials. On the west side the fire is held up without much spread. Fire activity is slowing toward the north and now concentrating on moving up the steep canyon walls. Resources are stationed above and below the fire. Smoke is heavy through Oak Creek Canyon and also visible from the Flagstaff area and will drift to the north; expect smoke to be noticeable along I-17 and in Flagstaff.

Resources responding or on scene include Sedona Fire District, 2 Hotshot crews, 1 heavy helicopter, 1 light helicopter, 1 air attack aircraft, 4 engines and at least three water tenders. Currently there are approximately 100 to 120 personnel working the fire.…

Fire forces Oak Creek Canyon evacuation north of Slide Rock

Oak Creek Canyon is closed near Slide Rock State Park due to a working 450-acre wildfire which is rapidly growing.

Fire crews began evacuations in the early evening. Evacuations are along approximately a 2-mile stretch of area from Slide Rock State Park north toward Junipine, as well as the East Pocket Forest Service Lookout Tower. Evacuees north of the wildfire are being relocated to Sinagua Middle School in Flagstaff.

Structures threatened include approximately 100 structures north of Slide Rock State Park, which include private homes as well vacation resort cabins and a Forest Service Lookout tower.

Emergency responders are turning back civilian vehicles at the entrance to the canyon near the Sedona Arts Center.

The Slide Fire is currently moving to the north, according to fire officials. On the west side the fire is held up without much spread. Fire activity is slowing toward the north and now concentrating on moving up the steep canyon walls. Resources are stationed above and below the fire. Smoke is heavy through Oak Creek Canyon and also visible from the Flagstaff area and will drift to the north; expect smoke to be noticeable along I-17 and in Flagstaff.

Resources responding or on scene include Sedona Fire District, 2 Hotshot crews, 1 heavy helicopter, 1 light helicopter, 1 air attack aircraft, 4 engines and at least three water tenders. Currently there are approximately 100 to 120 personnel working the fire.…

Elks dinner benefits veterans and Meals on Wheels programs

On Friday, May 16, the Sedona Elks Lodge, located off Airport Road hosted a dinner with music to benefit the Elks Veterans Program as well as local Meals On Wheels efforts. The cost of the meal was $10.

The dinner was made by volunteers led by chef, Elks member and retired Army Airborne Ranger Rick Kimberly, who served for 22 years in various functions.…

Red Flag warning issued for Coconino and Kaibab forests

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for much of Northern Arizona, including the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests.
 
Visitors to the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests are advised to refrain from having a campfire when Red Flag Warning conditions exist. This advisory covers all campfires across the forests, including in developed campgrounds.…

Senior pursues nursing career and expression via ceramics

Cecilia Estrada — “Ceci” to her friends — is ready to move on to the next chapter in her life.

A graduating senior at Sedona Red Rock High School, Estrada has spent her teen years living in Sedona after some moving around with her family.…

Litwicki to head Big Park school

After a rigorous selection process involving four candidates, the Sedona-Oak Creek School District made a decision in early May as to who will take over for outgoing Big Park Community School principal Steve Gardner with the selection of Jay Litwicki.…

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