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As we were wrapping up our work day on Monday, June 16, we heard all-too-familiar calls come in across our scanner, indicating Sedona Fire District was responding to a brush fire in Oak Creek Canyon.…

Oak Creek Canyon is open and green but needs our help

With the Slide Fire finally extinguished and Oak Creek Canyon residents back in their homes and businesses, the Sedona area and its economy are in recovery.

We had printed stories in our newspaper, published updates on our website and posted GoogleEarth maps — nearly 100 in total — on our Sedona Red Rock News Facebook page every day with such regularity that one of our former feature writers quipped: “Coming soon: Google Map of my weekly errands courtesy of Christopher Fox Graham.”…

With the Slide Fire contained, canyon friends need help

Just after 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, the U.S. Forest Service issued its final update regarding the Slide Fire, announcing the blaze, which consumed 21,227 acres over 16 days was finally 100 percent contained. Parts will still smolder for days to come.…

Oligarchies aren’t running just the old Soviet Union

Last week, amid the ongoing revolution in Ukraine and revolt by ethnic Russians in the east of the county, billionaire Petro Poroshenko was overwhelmingly elected to lead the county. Poroshenko is known as the “Chocolate King” because he made most of his millions running one of the largest chocolate companies in Europe.…

Closure of Sedona Film School leaves a void in art scene

This weekend as the Slide Fire raged north of Sedona, I spent most of it indoors out of the smoke and updating the Sedona Red Rock News website and Facebook page with news, images and GoogleEarth terrain maps to keep our readers and web visitors informed.…

We remember fallen on Memorial Day as the Slide Fire spreads

The Slide Fire continues to burn north of Sedona, swallowing more than 20,328 acres of forest.

In regards to wildfires around Northern Arizona affecting Sedona, the Slide Fire is now bigger than the 15,075-acre Schultz Fire, the 836-acre La Barranca Fire and the 4,317-acre Brins Fire combined. Forest and fire officials said Friday, May 23, that the blaze could burn as much as 23,000 acres when all is said and done.…

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