Nearly two months ago, the staff and board of the Sedona International Film Festival needed to be lent a helping hand.
The public did just that — nearly a quarter of a million times over.
On May 1, the SIFF board of directors started a $250,000 matching grant campaign challenge in order to help offset growing costs and debts that have been incurred over the year.
With a sea of red-shirted audience members looking on, the Sedona Fire District Governing Board made its recommendations in regard to a proposed bond that’s been discussed for months.
The board voted 3-2 in favor of moving forward with a $17.9 million bond, which will now go to the voters in November. Treasurer Corrie Cooperman and Chairman Ty Montgomery were the dissenting votes. Both said they were in favor of a bond but more in the area of $12.9 million.
Building a new home in unincorporated Yavapai County comes with a cost many aren’t aware of when they begin planning: A geotechnical engineering report.
The report is mandated by Yavapai County and can range from around $1,000 to $3,000. Factors such as site topography, travel distance and more affect the cost. Wait time for results to be returned also varies, but can be six weeks, depending on demand.
In response to the excessive heat warnings issued by the National Weather Service, Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management has been working with The Salvation Army Southwest Divisional Headquarters to establish cooling/hydration stations for Yavapai County residents in the areas that are predicted to have excessive temperatures. These locations are for residents in need for a place to cool off and hydrate.
As temperatures rise — and prior to the monsoon kicking in — wildfires throughout the state are expected to increase as evident by a pair of fires in which local firefighters are helping to battle.
According to Sedona Fire District Assistant Chief Jeff Piechura, as of Wednesday, May 31, SFD was assigned to two fires: Snake Ridge, east of the Village of Oak Creek and Camp Verde and the Pinal Fire near Tucson. Both were lightning caused.
As the city of Sedona nears the completion of its Transportation Master Plan, it invites the community to take a survey that seeks input on 14 potential strategies to improve traffic congestion and overall connectivity for vehicles, transit, bicyclists and pedestrians in Sedona.
Hey, what’s your sign?
Well, if it’s in Sedona, it best meet height, size, color and style regulations in order for it to be legal. But what it takes to meet those standards is in the process of being revised.
Unlike fire departments, the independent Sedona Fire District does not fall under the jurisdiction of the city it serves.
But that doesn’t stop the two from working well together in many areas including communications. At the Tuesday, June 13, Sedona City Council meeting, there was a unanimous vote to approve an intergovernmental agreement for communication services provided to the Sedona Police Department by the SFD.
With July 4 less than a week afterward, timing for the city of Sedona’s next concert performance is fitting.
The Posse Grounds Pavilion at Barbara Antonsen Memorial Park will be the site of a free concert featuring music of the Air National Guard Band of the Southwest. The event is set for Wednesday, June 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
As temperatures hit record highs this week, experts are warning people to take proper steps to not only stay healthy but to save a few dollars along the way.
In the Verde Valley, the thermometer peaked at nearly 110 degrees over the weekend, despite it still being June.
According to the Yavapai County Community Health Services, as much as Arizona residents seem to treat the heat as no big deal or at worst a mild annoyance, it’s actually a serious health risk.