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In a close run-off election Tuesday, May 20, Sedona City Councilman Rob Adams pulled ahead Wednesday, May 21, by two votes.

Adams received 1,969 votes and incumbent Mayor Pud Colquitt received 1,967 out of a total of 3,951 ballots cast — a record number of…

Even though domestic animal rabies cases are very rare, rabies is still a problem among wild animals. On April 16, two people were bitten by a rabid fox in Sedona’s Boynton Canyon, resulting in hospital treatment.

Other cases include a March incident in which a boy was bitten by a rabid mountain lion in the Tonto National Forest, and the attack of two persons by a rabid bobcat in a Pinal County campground.

This year there have been 40 cases of animal rabies in Arizona to date. Known exposures in Arizona for 2008, so far, include 18 humans and 46 domestic animals. Fortunately, post-exposure treatment of humans is 100 percent effective when handled in a timely manner.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Section would like to remind residents that domestic pets are also subject to attack or contact with rabid animals. Any dog, cat or livestock that is bitten or otherwise exposed to a suspect rabid animal, must undergo an extended quarantine.

For dogs or cats that are not currently vaccinated for rabies with such an exposure, state regulations require either euthanasia or a 6-month quarantine at an animal control or veterinary facility, at the expense of the owner.

For dogs or cats that are currently vaccinated with such an exposure, an immediate rabies booster vaccination and 45-day home quarantine are required.

The YCSO Animal Control Section urges pet owners to make sure pets are currently vaccinated and licensed.…

Jamie and Kim Banks are living proof that the capacity to love expands to fit the need.

After having three biological children, a daughter and two sons, they felt they needed more youngsters in their family.

The Cottonwood couple approached their three teenagers three years ago, asking permission to pursue the adoption of one or two children who needed a home.…

Without hesitation, the Sedona-Oak Creek School District Governing Board unanimously approved the athletic participation fee proposal for students at Sedona Red Rock High School at the Thursday, May 15, board meeting.

The athletic participation fee is set to begin in the fall for the 2008-2009 school year.

“I’m very pleased with the outcome. It’s a win-win situation. Not only will it help our athletic programs but it will hopefully increase awareness and participation of our tax credit program to non-athletes,” SOCSD interim Superintendent Nancy Alexander said.…

In a close run-off election Tuesday, May 20, City Councilman Rob Adams pulled ahead Wednesday, May 21, by two votes in unofficial results as of 4 p.m.

Votes were still coming in from Sedona to be counted May 21 and Lynn Constabile, Yavapai County elections director, expected all votes to be counted by 5 p.m.

If a city race is within 10 votes, the city council could ask the Superior Court for a recount, Constabile said.…

Dibor Roberts, convicted on two felony counts, received what amounted to a slap on the wrist Friday, May 16, after Superior Court Judge Michael Bluff sentenced here to six months of unsupervised probation, no fine, and no restitution. …
Late Breaking News: Roberts convicted on both counts

Sentencing to follow -


Defeat is a bitter pill to swallow, but Dibor Roberts and her supporters may need to prepare for it.  …

Only 32 watercolors by 22 different artists made the cut to be included in the upcoming Northern Arizona Watercolor Society’s 14th annual Members’ Spring Exhibition.

The show employed Dick Phillips, a member of “Who’s Who in American Art” as juror of the selections and awards, and features artists from Sedona, Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Flagstaff, as well as from throughout other areas of Arizona.

Phillips is a full-time professional artist who studied with California artists Robert E. Wood and Milford Zornes, and whose work has received major awards in national and regional juried competitions.…

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