The Arizona Corporation Commission will hold a series of Public Comment Meetings regarding the settlement in the Arizona Public Service Company (APS) rate case.
Nighttime roadwork set for the next seven to eight months along State Route 89A has some businesses in the canyon worried that they may lose not only patrons but employees.
The Central Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration, in cooperation with the Arizona Department of Transportation and U.S. Forest Service, is widening and rehabilitating approximately 8.4 miles of State Route 89A. Work begins at the Vista Point Overlook and continues north to the JW Powell Blvd. intersection.
Last year proved to be another busy one for the Sedona Fire District. And while the overall number of calls decreased slightly, the types of calls varied greatly.
The 2016 annual report — which is compiled each year by SFD Executive Assistant Tricia Greer — offers a glimpse into what the staff of the district does on a day-to-day basis.
The Sedona City Council gave its blessing for the Sedona Chamber of Commerce to proceed with the purchase of a vacant building on 401 Jordan Road.
Even though a formal vote was not taken on March 15, council was clear that the purchase of the building is a smart move with a wide array of possible uses in the future. But in the meantime, it can be used for additional free parking in the Uptown area.
The plans calls for the chamber to use product development funds — via bed tax revenue — and pay it off in the next three years. It would then be turned over to the city at that point or further down the road when it’s deemed appropriate.
The Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks turned 15.
The club marked the anniversary at its meeting March 15, at the Sedona Rouge.
Members reminisced while looking over scrapbooks passed around as the meeting progressed.
A group of Sedonans attempted to bridge the political canyon that is dividing the nation at a gathering at the Sedona Public Library on March 9. The meeting was hosted by the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
OLLI facilitator Paul Friedman delivered a short introduction. He said, “There’s such a partisanship about issues these days, it’s getting scary and is of some concern.”
According to David Garcia, an education professor at Arizona State University and candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2018, Arizona offers more choices for K-12 education than any other state.
Regardless, Garcia believes students haven’t experienced the benefit of so many options. Despite the fact that for over two decades Arizona parents have been sold the idea that “as long as parents get to choose, that’s enough accountability,” more and more money has been funneled out of public schools to fund institutions and people who are not held to adequate teaching standards.