Author: Staff@Sedona.biz

By Ted Grussing… going from the heat to storm induced cool weather got me searching through old areas of the portfolio looking for days that were cool and snowy and I found this shot from 2011 after a beautiful snow storm and thanks to the use of time warps, One, was able to travel back in time before she was born and make her appearance coming over House Mountain behind us to get a preview of where she would rule in just a couple of years. Anyhow, fun remembering  that it is not always hot in Sedona … 67F currently, going…

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Sedona AZ (July 26, 2017) – A local jewelry store owner was sentenced on Thursday to 1,440 months without the possibility of early release in state prison for possessing and distributing child pornography, following a joint investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO).Samir Wadi, (44), of Sedona, was sentenced July 19, by an Arizona Superior Court Judge following a bench trial who handed a guilty verdict of 12 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor under the age of 15, making each charged count a class two felony.

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Clarkdale AZ (July 26, 2017) –  What do Paris’ Louvre Museum and Yavapai College’s Verde Valley Campus have in common? They both share the talents of instructor Lindsay Bane!Bane, YC’s Film and Media Arts Animation teacher, recently produced four videos for the L’Oreal Group, which screened at the Louvre this past May.

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Sedona AZ (July 26, 2017) – The city’s Volunteer Park Rangers are looking to add dedicated individuals to their ranks.Created more than 10 years ago, the rangers are commonly seen on the streets of Uptown assisting visitors. Rangers also assist the Parks and Recreation Department at city parks and support large community events.

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Clarkdale AZ (July 25, 2017) – For people facing the pain of illness, loss, addiction or even incarceration often suffer from guilt or grief, essential oils and aromatherapy can be powerful tools to help you and your loved ones move beyond these burdens to live with greater joy and happiness in the here and now.

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By Ted Grussing… is taking shape and a whole new dimension is being added to my shooting with the arrival of “Knot Yacht” this afternoon. I have been in love with the beauty of nature since I was a kid and of all the photography I have done, wildlife photography has always been my favorite subject matter. I love the aerial work, abstract, and to a certain extent landscape shooting, but my passion is wildlife … I get the thrill of the hunt and the excitement of the shooting … not only do I not have to clean and eat…

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Sedona AZ (July 25, 2017) – The Sedona Fire District and Coconino County Emergency Management will test the emergency siren system in Oak Creek Canyon at approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 26. This system is designed to notify Oak Creek Canyon and Uptown Sedona residents of severe emergencies that require evacuation.

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By Ted Grussing… one of the most intense storms of the season rolled through early afternoon today and it was grand. The power was out for a while which meant that there was nothing else to do, but lie on the couch, snooze and enjoy the forces of nature … and I did. A beautiful river developed in the back yard and it carved a deep bed in the rock/gravel out there. It abated after a while and before dark One got her outing, but she does not enjoy getting her paws wet so that didn’t last very long.

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Sedona AZ (July 24, 2017) – The Sedona Fire District (SFD) lifts fire restrictions that were in effect for all portions of the fire district. This will take effect immediately.Recent rains along with higher humidity, increased fuel moistures and the forecast for continuing monsoon activity have lowered, but not eliminated fire danger in the fire district. SFD encourages everyone to be responsible when working with or around fire.

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Cuts to anti-hunger programs would impact millions of Arizona residentsBy The Association of Arizona Food BanksPhoenix AZ (July 24, 2017) – The House Budget Committee’s 2018 budget resolution is an all-out assault on struggling families in Arizona and across the country. The proposal combines huge tax cuts skewed toward the wealthiest with hundreds of billions of dollars cuts to programs for kids, seniors, and people with disabilities. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) and meals for kids at school are on the Committee’s chopping block.In Arizona, SNAP is a blessing for working families, helping them…

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Jerome AZ (July 23, 2017) – A warm and sultry night filled with art, music and gallery hopping is in store on August 5 for First Saturday Art Walk in Jerome.  Visit 25 galleries and studios throughout this charming mountain town from 5:00-8:00PM. A free shuttle runs during the walk, from Anderson Mandette at The Old Jerome High School up to Main Street and the gallery of Patrick Lincoln and Made in Jerome Pottery at the top. Caduceus will be open until 9pm with special wine by the glass and special offerings for first Saturday Art Walk. The Spirit Room hosts music later…

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Cottonwood AZ (July 22, 2017) – Due to the recent monsoon rains, the Verde Valley Fire District rescinded fire restrictions effective Friday, July 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.Open burning will be allowed in the Fire District with activation of a valid burn permit, within the limit of Arizona State Law, ARS 49-501 and Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

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Cottonwood AZ (July 22, 2017) – Goodwill of Central & Northern Arizona is hosting a Hiring Fest on August 9from 9:30 to 12:30 in Prescott, Lake Havasu, Flagstaff, Bullhead City and Cottonwood. Approximately 20 hiring employers will be spread out among each of the Goodwill Career Centers and community partner locations. They all have immediate hiring needs for open positions across a variety of industries and skill levels.

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