Yavapai College President Penny Wills cemented her commitment to a culinary program in the Verde Valley while speaking to the Verde Valley Board Advisory Committee Wednesday, Feb. 3.
“Let me assure you, we were already working on a culinary program before this committee was formed,” Wills said, adding that the decision to center such a program in the Verde Valley was obvious due to the area’s beauty and tourism industry.
Like most bands in the 1970s, Chicago was all about sex, drugs and rock and roll. And of course, horns.
With more than 100 million albums sold, Chicago has been one of the most successful bands in history. Today, nearly a half-century after forming, several of the original members continue to tour with more than 100 concerts a year.
Wayne Ranney traveled to one of the most rugged landscapes in the world in a vessel so luxurious it was named “The World.”
Ranney, a well-known geologist in the Verde Valley, presented his trip to Antarctica to the Sedona Welcomers on Jan. 27 at the Sedona Hilton Resort at Bell Rock in the Village of Oak Creek.
Come Friday, Feb. 19, Sedona’s trail system — more than 250 miles of footpaths, mountain bike single-track and equestrian routes, visited by more than 1 million people annually — will be getting a big boost from Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock.
A proposal to expand the Red Rock Road Enhancement Maintenance District received support from Village of Oak Creek leaders, but was shot down a week later by the district’s board.
The idea was taken to both the RRREMD and the Big Park Regional Coordinating Council by Dave Norton, president of the former and vice president of the latter.
The event’s motto is simple yet to the point — every forkful supports Big Park Community School.
Brilliant Bites, which will be held on Friday, Feb. 19, is a joint venture between Village of Oak Creek restaurants and the school’s Parent Teacher Student Association. The purpose is to raise funds and awareness for Big Park Community School, with all event proceeds going directly toward classroom needs.
On Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13 and 14, The Sedona Police Department and City Engineering Services will be implementing a traffic control plan. City personnel will temporarily set up an additional southbound lane from Amara Lane to Forest Road.