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 Photo Courtesy Summer Bacon, August 9, 2008.


                 I was on my way to Cottonwood, heading toward 89A on Oak Creek Valley Road when I saw this storm moving in. This was taken with my cell phone through…

Among public criticism of spending mixed with a strong support of its services, the Sedona Fire District hired a civilian — Karen Daines — to fill a new position as business director.

Daines, who started June 30, is filling the position years after a similar position at the district went vacant.

Eight years ago when SFD governing board member Tom Wells came on the board, there was a similar position under then Fire Chief Larry Drake. When the person left, the position remained vacant.…

The Verde Valley recently won the equivalent of the music lottery when David Cripps was appointed director of the Verde Valley Sinfonietta.

He will begin rehearsals Thursday, Oct. 23, followed by six concerts in Sedona and Cottonwood, where it is unlikely that local symphony-goers will ever feel the same about music.

Cripps was born in Gloucester, one of England’s cathedral cities, where, as a child, he heard the great orchestras of the world playing.…


The deal hasn’t closed, and the plan for the former Sedona Cultural Park changed.

The reason, a bad United States economy.

“There’s a whole problem with our economy right now,” Monty Fitch, executive administrator of Fitch Industries, said.

Escrow has not closed on the approximately 40 acres on the west end of Sedona, and the live/work units — including affordable housing — were taken out of the plan.…

Blue Ridge Reservoir is a small, deep lake set within a steep canyon of conifers and deciduous trees, extending in two long arms from a central primitive boat ramp.a

A few feet of shallow water at the end of the ramp offer the perfect place to launch from and return to dry ground.

Dammed on one end, the lake terminates into a small stream running between two elky meadows at the other.…

Beginning Saturday, Aug. 2, Bliss Café and Chocolates will host an on-site organic farmers market from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. along with their garden of abounding varieties of organic herbs and vegetables.

Local gardeners and artisans are invited to bring and sell their produce, goods and wares.…

Construction or no construction, First Fridays in the galleries are so easy a cat can do them.

To prove the point, a reporter and photographer from the Sedona Red Rock News accompanied Joshua, a nine-year old, silver-shaded Persian, on a tour from Uptown to Tlaquepaque to Hillside and back on Friday, August 1.

One of the regulars on the local art scene, this discerning feline art critic is well-known to gallery owners who appreciate his support and patronage of the exhibiting artists.…

The residents of Sedona and Yavapai County are being hit with another bill from the State Legislature they cannot afford to pay.
The amount is $568,087, to be exact.…

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