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Road closures for marathon are not invasion of privacy

The ninth annual Sedona Marathon comes to Sedona this Saturday, Feb. 1.

More than 2,000 runners will hit the track on Saturday morning, running not just for first place, but pitting themselves against the track. The race starts behind the Sedona campus of Verde Valley…

Though still months away, 2014 election has already begun

Based on the emails filling my inbox over the last few weeks, one would think the 2014 election is just days away.

Politics can be a nasty game, especially in the modern world of 24-hour television news cycles and clipped sound bites.…

Seasonal influenza is more severe and dangerous this year

January is typically a slow month in Sedona. After all the hoopla leading into the holidays, most Sedona residents take a bit of a breather before festival season begins with the Sedona Marathon in the first week of February followed shortly thereafter by the Sedona International Film Festival in late February, which marks the unofficial start of tourist season.…

Legal marijuana sales may generate billions in taxes

On Jan. 1, marijuana became legal to purchase in Colorado for recreational purposes by anyone age 21 and over. Voters passed Colorado Amendment 64 in November 2012, directing state agencies to finalize rules before legalization.…

Deputies need help identifying suspect in a sexual assault

Shortly after the Friday, Jan. 10, edition of the Sedona Red Rock News went to press late Thursday, Jan. 9, we received word from the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office that a woman had been sexually assaulted by an unidentified suspect in Oak Creek Canyon on Jan. 8.

While it was too late to place the news item in our newspaper, we did post it immediately on our website in the hopes that if the suspect was still in Sedona or the Verde Valley, potential witnesses would quickly be alerted and come forth.

Late Friday, toward the end of our work day, CCSO Public Information Officer Gerald Blair sent us a composite sketch drawn by forensic artist from the Tucson Police Department.…

Gov. Brewer should heed call to restore road repair funding

In a rare act of unity across Arizona, elected officials are calling on Gov. Jan Brewer and the Arizona State Legislature to restore money effectively stolen from the state’s Highway User Revenue Fund.

The collapse of the 2007 housing bubble and the subsequent Great Recession of 2008 hit Arizona particularly hard. Our tourism-centered economy suffered tremendously and has yet to fully recover five years later.


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