It didn’t take Jon Davis long before he realized he had made the right decision to join the Sedona Fire District.
“Everyone I’ve met here at the fire district and out in the community has been fantastic,” he said. “I come from a small town and Sedona has that same feel. Everybody knows everybody. Here, only the faces have changed. It feels like home.”
It’s taken longer than expected but according to Sedona Parks and Recreation Manager Rachel Murdoch, it will be worth the wait.
Work is expected to begin on Monday, Jan. 23, on the upgraded Posse Grounds Fitness Trail, located at the park. The city received a grant in 2015 to cover the majority of the cost of the upgrades but Murdoch said there was a delay in issuing of the funds from the state.
The Sedona Fire District now has yet another firefighting and rescue tool at its disposal but different from what some may expect.
The district recently purchased a drone that can be used to get a bird’s-eye view during forest and structure fires as well as rescues.
A packed crowd anxiously waited to hear if the Sedona City Council was in favor of seeking outside bids to handle destination marketing and tourism promotion for the area.
In the end, however, it turned out to be much ado about nothing.
While a vote was not taken, the council unanimously agreed on Tuesday, Jan. 11, that issuing a request for proposal is not needed at this time. However, council felt that while a request for qualifications is not necessary right now, it may be considered at a later date.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department responded to calls involving a bobcat Thursday, Jan. 12, after it attacked four people in separate incidents within 2.5 miles in the Sedona area.
The initial attack occurred at around 8:30 a.m. when a man was bitten and scratched by a bobcat sitting under his vehicle. Game and Fish and Sedona police officers attempted to locate the animal and at 2 p.m., they were alerted that three staff members at Los Abrigados Resort were attacked by a bobcat.
All good things must come to an end.
After more than 20 years in operation, merchants and board members decided to sunset the Sedona Main Street Program during a meeting held on Thursday, Jan. 12.
But instead of being disappointed, SMSP Vice President and longtime member John DiBattista said it should be looked upon not as the end of a program but rather a celebration of its achievements.
For more than a decade, the former Sedona Cultural Park has sat empty aside from being a way for some to access a pair of popular trailheads.
Many have wondered what will come of the privately-owned area that sits on nearly 40 acres in West Sedona. And while a glimpse of what may be built there was seen 18 months ago, little information has been made public since then.