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Sedona AZ (December 30, 2012) – Smart Meters. Have you heard about them? What do they do? Why are we being asked to allow them to be installed at our homes and work place?. What benefit do they provide? Are there any risks involved with Smart Meters? Where did they come from? Why should we care? These are a few of the concerns many are asking expressing as the Smart Meter proliferates  our daily life.  There are too many unanswered questions to address in one story, so we will begin the unraveling process one step at a time. Baby steps, they…

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Sedona, AZ (April 4, 2012) – In a world where it is legal to grow your own food but illegal to sell it, we find Steve Segner, a local Sedona businessman. He is providing acreage for locals to grow their own. Soil and water provided, bring your seeds. Steve believes gardening is more than food: it’ a social event where people can talk, a place where we can learn, and it’s a place where we can get in touch with our roots. And, it’s a  place where one can grow one’s own food that can be shared…legally. Watch this video,…

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Sedona, AZ (February 18, 2012) – The Sedona City election is around the corner. With the candidates not placing yard signs around town, one would not know about the upcoming election. Many voters will have their first realization when they receive their ballot next week. This is a mail in ballot election. Polls close at 7 p.m. on March 13, 2012. Election results will be made that evening. Sedona.biz will post the results as soon as they are available.

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Nix to Dark Sky Designation By Bob Parks, Executive Director, International Dark-Sky Association Sedona, AZ – February 14, 2012   The International Dark-Sky Association has been asked to clarify its position regarding the impact that the proposed 89a highway lighting project would have in regard to the International Dark Sky Places (IDSP) certification process. In reviewing the history of the project, we are struck with the general lack of concern by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) for providing a solution that will address the traffic safety concerns in an environmentally responsible manner.

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No More Distortions, Just the Facts View all comments Sedona, AZ (December 16, 2011) – In a Letter to the Editor in the Red Rock News and circulated on the internet, Serge Wright  makes the case that Councilor Hamilton is pushing a  lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of Proposition 411, which was passed in the November 9, 2011 election. At the Sedona City Council meeting held November 10, 2011, the issue of the constitutionality of Proposition 411 was discussed. Note that citizen approval does not make a law constitutional, no matter what the margin might be. The final decision at…

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Is It Really Possible? Sedona, AZ (December 5, 2011) – A solution to Uptown Sedona’s traffic woes seem to be a distant hope. Merchants, locals and visitors alike would like to see a way to reduce the delays entering uptown from Oak Creek Canyon. Sedona Police Chief Ray Cota conducted 3 separate evaluations over the past year, searching for the magic key to unlock the gridlock box. “Is this not solvable?” asked Councilor Barbara Litrell. “Do we have to live with this?” The answer might be up to you and me. On the City Council Agenda recently was discussion and…

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Local Group Scams Sedona Again By Editor Sedona, AZ (October 3, 2011) – Most people believe that anything you see on tv or read in the newspaper must be true. The reality is quite the opposite, however. Pick any topic from Afghanistan to Zaire. Are we getting the complete truth from main stream media (MSM) or are we getting the “sanitized” version of world events? Who’s to be believed? What about the local media? One thing is for sure and that is if you want a complete picture, you must do your research and cross check the “facts”. It’s only…

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The Future Looks Bright for Sedona Sedona, AZ (September 28, 2011) Dear Henry, Thank you for sharing your concerns. And may I help you decide Prop 410 by sharing some facts? Everything I state herein can be fact checked for accuracy and truth. When the city council voted on February 22, 2011, to accept ADOT’s offer of $15 million and roadway ownership, a condition was included in the motion: the funds were to be deposited in a restricted interest bearing account, earmarked for highway improvements only.

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Mill Rate Higher or Lower? Sedona, AZ (September 26, 2011) – It’s a rare opportunity these days, considering the Proposition 410 issue at the forefront of community decisions where only one side publicly speaks to the issue, when both sides appear together. But that is exactly what happened September 15 when Charles Christiansen and Karen Strauch squared off at the Democrats of the Red Rocks monthly breakfast at Highway Cafe in West Sedona.

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Sedona Mayor Shares the Real Story Sedona, AZ (September 21, 2011) – In a surprising revelation to the redistricting process, Mayor Rob Adams gives an inside viewpoint of what happens behind closed doors in Old West Politics. Definition of Gerrymandering (Wikipedia): In the process of setting electoral districts, gerrymandering is a practice that attempts to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating geographic boundaries to create partisan, incumbent-protected districts. The resulting district is known as a gerrymander; however, that word can also refer to the process.

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 “This Was No More a Church than Cuba is Fantasy Island”…Phoenix District Attorney Bill Montgomery Sedona, AZ (September 11, 2011) – The Phoenix Police Department has been conducting a lengthy investigation into the activities at the Phoenix Goddess Temple in Phoenix. During their investigation it was discovered that some of the individuals suspected of criminal activity in the Phoenix Temple were also traveling to and from locations in Sedona.

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More than a Festival in Sedona by  sedona.biz editor Sedona, AZ September 2, 2011 – Labor Day weekend. The end of summer. Kids back to school. Vacations melt into memories. Get ready for fall and winter. Some trees in Oak Creek Canyon are beginning to show their fall colors. The days are still hot, but the nights are getting cooler. The traditional Moonlight Madness Street Festival in Uptown Sedona tonight marks the official beginning of Fall in Sedona. And Fall is a special time in Sedona. Not only do we have the beautiful fall colors in the canyon but we…

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“You Seem to Thrive on Disseminating Misinformation…” Says Mayor Rob Adams The SaveSedonaNow/Letthepeoplevoteon89a spin machine is at it again, spreading more hatred in our community by way of the fictitious Liz Smith. What continues to be Puzzling and yet consistent is his/her absence from any public  appearances. There have been several public events recently where he/she had been invited and again…no show. Interesting also is the Mayor’s change of position on the issue; he now appears on the same SaveSedonaNow/Letthepeoplevoeton89a website and newspaper ads, in support of Liz Smith’s rants. In August 2011 he typified Liz’s writing calling it “propaganda”,…

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Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth Sedona, AZ (July 7, 2011) – Flash back to 1986, before Sedona incorporated. The community was bifurcated by two counties: Coconino on one end, Yavapai on the other. It was the wild west. The only law enforcement was the county sheriff. Typically there was one, maybe two patrol cars in town at any given time. The crime rate was low. Responses were sometimes 45 minutes. Disputes between residents were resolved among themselves. If you needed assistance a phone call was made. The days of patrol cars throughout the community was not yet happening.…

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