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Teachers and Firefighters and State Workers are not bargaining chips

Sedona AZ – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: I’m reaching out to you today at a crucial time… Emily Seidel from our team sent an email on Thursday about the proposal by Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to bail out states that for decades have been reckless with their spending worth up to $1 trillion. We should be helping the people who are... 

AZ Governor Ducey extends stay-at-home order until May 15

AZ Gov. Ducey issues guidance for stay-at-home statewide Executive Order to stop the spread of COVID-19. Sedona AZ – To continue to limit the spread of COVID-19, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey extended his stay-at-home order for all of Arizona until May 15, 2020. The order says Arizona residents must limit time away from the house except: To conduct or participate in essential activities. For employment,... 

Black Canyon City Library Coordinator Makes PPE with 3D Printer

Black Canyon City AZ Visitor Center Sedona AZ – Black Canyon City Library Coordinator Chance Goulding had been using 3D printers in the library for almost five years to educate local school kids and get them excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). But with the current inability to do in-person programs, Goulding found a new use for the 3D printers – making a simple device... 

Sedona Fire District Enacts Temporary Burn Restrictions

Sedona AZ – Effective at 5:00 p.m. on April 22, 2020, the United States Forest Service is enacting a campfire ban on all forest service managed lands to protect the health and safety of employees and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sedona Fire District will be aligning with the USFS and prohibiting campfires and other open burning in all areas served by Sedona Fire District. These... 

Unwanted $50+million Verde Connect increases tax bills despite pandemic

Sedona AZ – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Below is a letter … it affects the entire county. With the added financial problems of COVID-19. Dear Editor, I wrote last year that the Verde Connect project, which will cost 50+ million dollars plus ongoing maintenance, is too expensive for our county. We recently bonded a jail expansion with resulting tax increase. They plan... 

Page AZ Detention Facility inmate tested COVID-19 positive

Sedona AZ – The Coconino County Page Holding Facility recently had one confirmed COVID-19 positive inmate in custody. This individual was booked into the Page facility on April 9, 2020. Thankfully, the individual advised jail staff of possible exposure and infection. All safety precautions and protocols were instituted and used during the booking process. The individual was housed in an isolation... 

CCSO deputies arrest Flagstaff man for theft

Sedona  AZ – On April 12, 2020, Coconino County deputies were called to Burris Lane in Flagstaff after a report of a possible stolen dump truck in the area. Arriving deputies were told by the reporting party that the dump truck was stuck in the mud near the east end of Burris Lane, and that it was occupied by one man. Deputies located the truck and made verbal contact with the male driver who refused... 

PPE manufacturing material arrives in Arizona

Sedona AZ – On April 9, 2020, the 161st Air Refueling Wing of the Arizona National Guard transported approximate 20,000 pounds of medical Personal Protective Equipment material from North Carolina to Arizona for local vendors to manufacture into PPE gowns for community healthcare worker in the fight against COVID-19. The Arizona Air National Guard has three main bases across the state, located... 

Yavapai County Courts move to Essential Services to reduce workforce

Sedona AZ – As the COVID-19 health crisis continues to evolve, the Courts in Yavapai County remain open while keeping the safety and well-being of court staff, judicial officers, attorneys and members of the public a top priority. Pursuant to Arizona Supreme Court’s Administrative Order 2020-60, the Courts continue to operate as necessary to serve the public, while encouraging telephonic or... 

City of Sedona small grant applications now accepted via email

Article submitted by the city of Sedona. Sedona AZ – In light of social distancing measures with COVID-19, this year’s small grant applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications via email. In prior years, a hard copy application was required.  The city of Sedona invites 501(c) organizations to apply for city grants by Thursday, April 30, 2020, with awards finalized by the Sedona... 
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