In simplest of terms, for every $4 coffee you purchase locally, one penny goes to help run the Yavapai County Detention Center in Camp Verde.
County officials are hoping voters remember this simple — yet important — fact when filling out their mail-in ballot later this spring.
Yavapai County Administrator Phil Bourdon and Yavapai County District 3 Supervisor Randy Garrison met with the Sedona City Council on Jan. 9, in regard to extending the existing quartercent sales tax for the Yavapai County jail system. The county will be seeking voter approval to extend this current sales tax for another 20 years.
A 15-year-old boy was rescued on Thursday, Jan. 11, at approximately 7:45 a.m. from the south aspect of Capitol Butte by the Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team Back Country Unit aided by an Arizona Department of Public Safety Ranger helicopter.
The teen left home alone the day prior, Jan. 10, at approximately 9 a.m., wearing only a small backpack with minimal water and food, leggings, shorts a hooded sweater, baseball cap and running shoes. His intention was to summit Capitol Butte — a longtime goal.
Twenty-seven days after its last game, Sedona Red Rock High School’s boys soccer team returned to action, splitting its pair of games with a resounding 25 goals in total between them.
The Scorpions [3-3, 1-0 3A Region 1] gave up 14 goals between the two games, beginning with an 8-1 home loss to Tonopah Valley High School on Tuesday, Jan. 9, in which three key players were missing. On the road the following day, they allowed six more against Wickenburg High School, but put eight past the Wranglers to secure the win.
As the goalkeeper came out to cut down the angle, Sedona Red Rock High School girls soccer sophomore forward Amari Sonn slotted the ball into the far corner to ice the game at 3-1 with seven minutes remaining.
Victory over the NFL YET College Prep Acad-emy was in hand, extending the No. 13-ranked Scorpions’ undefeated start to its power-point schedule to six games, but in the end it was a frustrating game. Sonn’s goal came on her ninth shot of the game. The team had 10 second-half shots on goal, 17 total shots, but only managed to perforate the net once in the second half.
Click here to read the latest Athlete Q&A, this week with Scorpions senior Alicia Pallares.
Before the start of the season, when asked about the Central Region perhaps getting more competitive, Sedona Red Rock High School girls basketball senior guard Liza Westervelt made things clear.
“If there’s one team I will refuse to lose to, it’s Camp Verde,” Westervelt said. “That’s the one team that I hate to lose to.”
In her first game against the Verde Valley rivals, she had 27 points, including 25 in the first half on nine for nine shooting and six for six from beyond the arc, en route to a 62-36 Scorpions win on Tuesday, Jan. 9.
From start to finish, the Sedona Red Rock High School boys basketball team controlled the first Verde Valley rivalry game of the season, taking home a 69-51 win over Camp Verde High School on Tuesday, Jan. 9.
The Scorpions [5-2, 1-1 Central Region] secured their fifth straight win over the Cowboys [4-6, 0-2] behind senior forward Wyatt Gregson’s team-high 28 points and a defense that had the visitors out of sorts.