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Wastewater and sewers aren’t the most appetizing of topics, but they’re the most expensive items on Sedona’s financial menu. …
Electronic music: In the beginningRownd discovered the technology in the early 1980s through an ex-girlfriend — a Stanford University student and a member of the Macintosh development team responsible for inventing the first Musical Instrument Digital Interface, or MIDI. …
ADOT plans traffic barbell

At this point, there’s no turning back on Phase II of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s $39-million highway project for Sedona.

The starting flag for the 575-day contract dropped on Dec. 21 and there’s no better advice than to relax and try to enjoy it.…

Home burns in Sedona

Sedona Fire District responded to a house fire in a neighborhood behind Circle K on Hwy. 179 in Sedona during the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 19. Flames destroyed the entire back half of the second floor but the first floor, constructed of brick, escaped total destruction. SFD Public Information Officer Gary Johnson said nobody appeared to be home when the fire broke out but the owners arrived while crews continued to work on hot spots. Johnson said the cause of the fire cannot be determined until crews give him and SFD Fire Marshall Will Loesche permission to enter the home for an investigation. For the complete story, read the Friday, Feb. 22, edition of the Sedona Red Rock News.…

ILX Resorts reported its fourth quarter revenues and income on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Headquartered in Phoenix, the company is a major employer in Sedona and operates Los Abrigados Lodge, Los Abrigados Resort & Spa, The Inn at Los Abrigados and Bell Rock Inn & Suites.

Revenue for the three months ended Dec. 31, was $12.7-million compared with $13.3 million for the same period in 2006.

Income for the current quarter was $104,255, down $65,859 from last year’s income of $170,114.

On a per-share basis, income for the three months was $0.03 in the period just ended compared with $0.05 per share last year.

According to the company’s filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, the reason for the decrease in revenues was due to closing of its Rancho Manana sales office in June.

“During the fourth quarter, we began to achieve higher sales volume per tour guest from the Sedona sales office, as a result of changes implemented in the fourth quarter,” said Joe Martori, chairman and CEO of ILX Resorts.

Whole year financial statements are not yet available from the corporation.

ILX Resorts acquires, develops and operates timeshares in Sedona, Prescott, Tucson, Pinetop, Cave Creek, Los Vegas, Indiana, Colorado and San Carlos, Mexico.

— Susan Johnson

Larson Newspapers…

Ravenheart Coffee hosts open mic

The evening music scene in Sedona usually kicks off at 9 p.m., often too late for many residents, and usually takes place at bars and clubs, leaving those under age 21 in the dark about where to enjoy good music.

The remedy for early risers who can’t stay awake past 10 p.m., families and those not yet at the legal drinking age but still want to go out and taste the music scene can be found at Ravenheart Coffee Co.…

The scent of sewage that often hangs in the air on Hwy. 89A near Bristlecone Pines Road, just north of Upper Red Rock Loop Road may soon be gone.…
Thanks to the Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition, bicyclists traveling between the Village of Oak Creek and Sedona will be able to ride in designated bicycle lanes the entire distance when construction is complete. …

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