Former mayor Thron Riggs, who played a leading role in thwarting the “Disneylanding” of Sedona, has died at the age of 94.
During his term as mayor from 1992 to 1996, and throughout a life dedicated to civic service, Riggs worked to protect the city’s character, according to his son Thron P. Riggs.
It’s taken longer than expected but the Sedona bike skills park is finally getting some traction.
Recently, the city sent out a request for qualifications for constriction of the project, which will be built at Posse Grounds Park. Work will include cut and fill grading, erosion control, soil compaction, general landscaping as well as constriction of a wide variety of dirt jumps and rollers for multiple skill levels, wooden framed features, trails of varying length, while providing general constriction services. The project has been budgeted for $111,000.
A school inspires more memories than any other place: Try standing in one, surrounded by the smell of recently sharpened pencils, rubbed erasers and thumbed-through books without remembering yourself as a child, learning your ABCs. Books, in particular, are for many people an enduring part of childhood — pressing your nose to the cracked spine of a newly acquired volume, thinking of what places you might visit in its pages.
Prior to receiving a pie in the face Friday, Nov. 20, Sedona Red Rock High School Assistant Principal Deana DeWitt — who, along with Principal Darrin Karuzas, counseling secretary Teresa Lamparter and humanities teacher and swim team coach A. Jay Bronson had agreed to the public stunt — sat down to address a few questions of concern to the community.
As with any major construction project, there’s always a chance for delays. In this case, it’s CVS Pharmacy.
It’s now been six months since the nationwide chain received a zone change approval from the Sedona City Council, yet not one shovel of dirt has been turned.
Sedona-Oak Creek School District Governing Board member and Realtor John D. Miller has been a vocal supporter of filling school budget gaps with donations from the community, but until recently it has been difficult to determine what classrooms need most.
The first thing Sedona Arts Center Education Operations Director Debbie Winslow did upon her arrival in Sedona in 1990 was audition for a play — a play whose name she doesn’t recall. She does, however, recall the third production she auditioned for: In Cole Porter’s musical comedy “Anything Goes,” she took on the role of Bonnie.