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.

It’s one of the most memorable movie scenes of the last 30 years: Patrick Swayze sitting behind Demi Moore at the pottery wheel as “Unchained Melody” played in the background.

In part, you can thank Bruce Joel Rubin.

As Jake Weber walked through the grocery store that bears his name, he made a point of saying good morning to each employee he saw and a couple of customers he knows on a first-name basis.

That’s something he’s done for more than 35 years.

But when he walks through the door of the Village of Oak Creek store now, he’ll be doing so as a customer and not owner.

In life there are good surprises as well as bad ones. In the case of Warren Campbell, the surprise he received was definitely a good one.

Campbell, the city’s assistant community development director, was named employee of the year during an event on May 18.

Not having a job can be one of the most stressful problems for any adult.

But according to Dave Meyers at the Job Connection inside of Goodwill in Sedona, it’s an employee’s market.

Meyers and the rest of the staff at the employment services center have a goal to end unemployment. Though that may not ever truly happen, they have a goal of placing 45,000 people in jobs this year in five counties in Arizona, including in Sedona as well as the Phoenix area.

Seniors know it’s almost time to graduate once their exhibitions are done.

Each year, members of the senior class at Sedona Red Rock High School present their senior exhibitions, a project of their choosing that is planned throughout the year.

One senior got an early start, however, beginning plans at the end of her junior year. Skyler Plouffe impressed exhibition judges with her yet-to-be-titled mixed media work.

Two teenagers are killed just as they are ready to embark on the next chapter of their lives, while a third will have to live with the guilt of their deaths the rest of his life.

That was the scenario during the second phase of the Every 15 Minutes program on Friday, April 21, at Sedona Red Rock High School. The previous day was the mock accident in which senior Chas Rescigno was arrested for driving under the influence.

The crash claimed the lives of two of his classmates, Walker Cox and Xan Hawes.

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