Shop locally and keep our economy strong.

For more than 50 years, we’ve been catering to Sedona and the Verde Valley. We know it’s a good idea to keep our money circulating locally, supporting small business owners and the economy of the Verde Valley.

Money spent with local merchants pays local employers and local employees who, if they also shop locally, trade for goods and services with other local merchants. Our economy is only as strong as we choose to make it.

Elections in rural Arizona are odd creatures.

On the local level, city and town elections are by law nonpartisan affairs, meaning voters must choose from a slate of candidates, whose names appear on ballots sans the familiar R, D, L or G behind their name, indicating their political party affiliation.

Summer is ridiculously slow in Sedona.

Tourism drops off after Memorial Day and remains quiet until Labor Day with the exception of Oak Creek Canyon, which offers escape to Phoenicians and Tucsonans, who turn the canyon’s stretch of State Route 89A into a car- and pedestrian-clogged quagmire.

Woe be unto thee who driveth to or from Flagstaff on a summer weekend.

The Verde Valley has experienced the first monsoon storms of the season.

For those new to the Verde Valley, the Arizona monsoon is a weather pattern, similar to but less intense than the Indian monsoon in Asia. Under intense summer heat in the Sonoran Desert and the Mexican plateau, winds shift and a low pressure thermal flow forms, pulling moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and the Sea of Cortez.

As we prepare for our nation’s 240th birthday, we may be witnessing our mother country on the verge of dismemberment.

Great Britain narrowly voted last week to leave the European Union, an economic and political body of which it has been a principal member since joining in 1973.

The vote has split the island. Scots overwhelmingly to remain in the EU last week, but were outvoted by the Welsh and English.

Two men and two women jumped to their deaths off Midgley Bridge in four separate incidents over 4 months at the tail end of 2015. On Sunday morning, another woman took her life at the bridge.

Following the four suicides last year, the city of Sedona, Coconino County and the Sedona Fire District sent letters to the Arizona Department of Transportation urging the state agency to install fencing along the bridge. According to a story we reported on in December, ADOT officials said the installation will take place later this summer.

Two men and two women jumped to their deaths off Midgley Bridge in four separate incidents over 4 months at the tail end of 2015. On Sunday morning, another woman took her life at the bridge.

Following the four suicides last year, the city of Sedona, Coconino County and the Sedona Fire District sent letters to the Arizona Department of Transportation urging the state agency to install fencing along the bridge. According to a story we reported on in December, ADOT officials said the installation will take place later this summer.

On Sunday, a horrendous traffic 10-car fatal pileup on Interstate 17 revealed just how awful Sedona’s roads are.

Due to cleanup operations and the investigation into the single fatality, Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers completely closed southbound I-17 for five hours and partially closed it for another five.

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