Author: Staff@Sedona.biz

By Ted Grussing… the New Horizon Spacecraft which was launched January 19th 2006 did a very close fly by and mapping mission of Pluto some three billion miles from Earth in July of 2015 which you can view at: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap170731.html . Strongly recommend this view, only about two minutes, but Pluto is out there now and this is what it looked like two years ago.

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Author talk & book signing sponsored by Friends of Camp Verde LibraryCamp Verde AZ (August 7, 2017) – Friday, September 15 at 7:00p meet J.A. Jance, New York Times bestselling and award-winning mystery author with more than 20 million books in print. Jance will talk about her latest J.P. Beaumont novel, Proof of Life, scheduled to release onSeptember 5. Sponsored by Friends of Camp Verde Library, this event will include a one-of-a-kind author talk and book-signing. Copies of the book, Proof of Life, will be available for sale starting at 6:00p before the talk. Arrive early to get your copy and enjoy refreshments provided by…

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Information & Perspective by Warren Woodward(August 6, 2017)While the Administrative Law Judge’s Recommended Opinion & Order (ROO) in the APS rate case at the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) separated out all “smart” meter issues into a “forthcoming decision,” there are still other, non-“smart” meter issues in the ROO that I had taken an interest in during the rate case and on which I had testified. So yesterday I filed EXCEPTIONS TO THE JULY 26, 2017 RECOMMENDED OPINION & ORDER + MOTION FOR CLARIFICATION. Read More→

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By Red Rose Team MembersSedona AZ (August 6, 2017) – Last month marked the 3-year anniversary for the grand opening of the Red Rose Thriftique located in the Bell Rock Plaza in the Village.  The unique, quality, one of a kind thrift store and artist boutique that benefits animal welfare through the non-profit 501c3 Red Rose Inspiration For Animals.Red Rose helps pet owners spay and neuter animal companions for free, provides emergency medical services for homeless felines and canines and often assists pet owners on a fixed income to get their animal the veterinary care they desperately need.   

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Verde Valley AZ (August 4, 2017) – The 2017 Verde Valley Forum, to be held on September 8 and 9, will focus on “Strengthening PreK-12 Education in the Verde Valley Region.” The event will take place at the Beaver Creek School and Community Center in Rimrock, Arizona and will feature an orientation dinner followed by a full day of keynote speakers, a panel of distinguished education leaders, including all the superintendents from school districts in the Verde Valley, and informed citizen participant discussion. Participation in the Forum is by invitation only, but all residents of the Verde Valley region may…

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By Anne Marie Mackler, Development DirectorSedona AZ (August 2, 2017) – At Sedona Public Library, a walk down the aisles and along the stacks may take you into the heart of all the Library offers, but it also provides a glimpse at the generous heart of this community.You see, the Library was built, in its entirety, by you, the public. It was thousands of people, and millions of dollars, that made possible this monumental gift at the end of White Bear Road, and many are named throughout the building. Let’s go on a giving tour and see what we find.

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By Ted Grussing… a water skier on what appears to be a slalom ski was emerging from the lake … yes he really is in there and he did make it up and was soon racing down the lake in pursuit of pure fun. Brought back a lot of memories of when we used to do all of that. We got shots of Osprey, Cormorants, and Crows, people and scenery; we explored the lake and found areas that need to be revisited. Lake Mary was beautiful, full and a very pleasant temperature. I bought a season pass for this lake…

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By Dick Ellis with Bill PumphreyPreface:The story of Arizona Highway 179 is a classic example of how a community and a government agency, working together, can cooperatively achieve excellent results.  No one element was more important than another.  The Voice of Choice Steering Committee performed admirably and faithfully for a long period of time.  Sedona-area residents and businesses were vital to the outcome and generous in their support. The Arizona Department of Transportation, ADOT, went beyond the call of duty in many respects.  It was an honor to be part of an ‘impossible task’ that ended with such rewarding results.…

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By Ted Grussing… somewhere … there are Cormorants and other waterfall blasting down a watery runway reaching for the sky … eagles and other birds of prey circling overhead looking for prey and prey hoping to avoid being the daily meal for the predators and nature is working as it is meant to do … and then there is us and we know better than nature how things should operate and we continue century after century to display our incredible knowledge, or lack thereof, but for sure, we know better than nature how she is meant to operate … just…

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Sedona AZ (August 2, 2017) – Professional photographer Bob Coates will present “Leveraging Today’s Technology for More Creative Images” at the meeting of the Sedona Camera Club starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 28th, at the Christ Lutheran Church, 25 Chapel Rd, Sedona.We have more creative tools than ever built into our cameras. The gear is becoming lighter, faster and sharper than ever. Technology is making creative images more possible than ever before. We can now remotely control the camera via wifi and see what the camera is seeing. Pull 8MP stills from 4K video, pick focus after the…

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By Jean Jenks, Sedona Resident (August 2, 2017)The alleged number of wireless towers needed in Sedona–if and when–is fluid, and the issue is convoluted.The “P & Z CONTINUES TOWER MEETING” article of 7/26/2017 in the Red Rock News states: “There are 22 towers in or near the perimeter of the City’s boundaries.” And Consultant “CityScape’s Susan Rabold said to date they have found that within Sedona an additional 17 to 25 towers will be needed over the next 10 years.” Whoa! The 22 towers equates to half the number presently existing in Sedona. The database of “FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sedona, AZ” contains 44. “Note: not all towers must be…

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By Claudelle Johnson, PWG PresidentCottonwood AZ (August 2, 2017) – The Professional Women’s Group will hold their Business After Hours Event on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at The Bordello of Jerome, 412 Main Street in Jerome, AZ. from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Join us for an exciting evening of PWG women in business networking, providing you the opportunity to promote your business or service. Our hosts at The Bordello have a varied menu of exotic burgers in a relaxed and artistic atmosphere.

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Sedona AZ (August 2, 2017) – On Thursday, August 10th, at 6:30PM, Inspiration of Sedona will present a free screening of the award-winning What The Health documentary, followed by a discussion with Co-Executive Producer, Dr. Sailesh Rao, who is the Executive Director of Climate Healers, (www.climatehealers.org).

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Sedona AZ (August 2, 2017) – Northern Arizona Watercolor Society (NAWS) paintings are being exhibited in the Sedona City Hall through the end of September. Twenty artists contributed to this varied exhibit of beautiful works. The society is a nonprofit organization founded to create, foster and sustain interest, as well as to promote, the art of watercolor painting throughout northern Arizona.

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By Ted Grussing… seemingly frozen in time a group of aliens is standing by the shoreline of Watson Lake in Prescott and my little friend who is always looking out for me is at the feet of the most prominent of them. For those who enjoy looking for faces and shapes in rock formations, there are few places like this. If you would like to check it out, here is a link to the park and they do have kayaks and canoes available for rent: http://www.cityofprescott.net/services/parks/parks/index.php?id=24 Do yourself a favor and go enjoy the lake.

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