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The Arizona state budget is becoming the continual nightmare waking us from our sleep in a cold sweat night after night.

It feels likes it’s never going to end and it gets worse each time it comes around.…

I occasionally eat lunch with the Sedona Fire District fire chief, and apparently some people in the community have a problem with that.

If those same people were at a West Sedona breakfast joint Thursday morning, March 31, they would have noticed I was eating breakfast with Mayor Rob Adams, as I do every single month.

Earlier this week I met with Sedona-Oak Creek School District Governing Board member Zach Richardson at my office. I didn’t have time to join him for lunch, but would have been happy to if it were possible.

I also meet with City Manager Tim Ernster on occasion to talk about the newspaper and what’s going on in his world.

That’s all part of my job.…

Since our readers were introduced last fall to the story of James Smith, the hiker who refused to pay a parking ticket in the Red Rock Ranger District and won in federal court, the controversy surrounding the Red Rock Pass has erupted.

The U.S. Forest Service has taken a step back and decided to listen to what residents have to say about the pass and fees for recreating in the red rocks.…

The Sedona Fire District Governing Board decided to go a different direction with its newly formed audit committee after bids came in, which may have had something to do with it.

The wife of the audit committee’s chairman, Joe Demme, works for one of three firms that put in a bid for the contract with SFD.


What was once unbelievable news from the State Capital now appears to be a yearly trend when balancing the budget comes around — the state wants more money from cities, towns and counties.

Currently, the state Legislature is proposing to take an estimated $150 million normally doled out to local governments to put yet another Band-Aid on its hemorrhaging financial situation.…

Arizonans are safe from exposure to radiation while Japan struggles with its nuclear power plants on the other side of the globe.

The Coconino County Health Department released a statement Wednesday, March 16, informing residents the level of radiation in the air has not changed since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the island nation bringing with it a tsunami and threat of nuclear meltdown at power plants.…

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