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The Sedona Housing Commission is holding a series of informal meetings through the summer to provide residents with the opportunity to discuss affordable housing strategies and issues. The first meetings were held on Monday, June 16.

The next informal public meeting will be held on…

 

Before Sedonans find themselves swimming in a sea of wastewater, City Council finally decided  how to dispose of it.

On July 8, council approved a report that recommends the city dispose of its future wastewater by aquifer recharge. Council also agreed to set up a task force to study the issue.

The city has contracted with the Tempe-based engineering firm Burgess & Niple to identify alternatives for off-site disposal of treated wastewater from the city’s Wastewater Reclamation Plant.…

The Sedona City Council will soon be one member short.

Councilman Ramon Gomez recently announced his resignation from council, effective Friday, August 1, after two years on council.

Gomez had two more years left to serve and is disappointed he won’t have the opportunity to finish out his term, he wrote in an e-mail announcing his resignation.…

Southwest Asphalt Paving, the contractor constructing Highway 179 and the new roundabouts at Highway 89A, sent their men and women home a few hours early for the three-day holiday weekend after treating them to an employee-appreciation lunch on Thursday, July 3.

The short break was a welcome respite before the storm of activity that hits this week, as crews start re-constructing the ‘Y’ intersection, a phase requiring work around the clock, seven days a week until it’s done.

“These jobs don’t get built by themselves,” Gregg Smith, SWAP project manager, said. “We like to stop once in a while to let them know how much we appreciate what they’re doing.”…

The Sedona Police Department is teaming up with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office to put an end to an increase of vehicle burglaries throughout Oak Creek Canyon.

The area along the canyon was hard hit during June, mostly from Midgely Bridge to Slide Rock State Park, with Coconino County recording 14 car burglaries in one weekend.

That’s three times the amount they’ve ever seen, according to Coconino County Deputy Sheriff Jon Paxton.…

It’s kitten season and the Humane Society of Sedona is now capable of taking in more of the little balls of fur found abandoned all over Sedona.

The society recently moved into its new building — attached to the old — where more room allows for the shelter to take in more animals.

The shelter houses a consistent cat population of around 110 cats and kittens, according to shelter manager Gary DeGeronimo. The animals are named after the parking lots they’re found in.…

Have a safe and happy 4th of July from all of us at Larson Newspapers! …

The long wait by the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors for the state budget is finally over.

“This is the most irresponsible budget created by the state, ever. [The state legislature] didn’t balance the budget, and shifted the cost to the counties and cities,” District 1 Supervisor Carol Springer said.

Springer said the state legislature balanced the budget with “gimmicks and loans.”…

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