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Take stock of what you do to lessen your footprint on planet

Our annual Green publication, which is included in today’s edition, highlights ways residents of Sedona and the Verde Valley can lessen our impact on the Earth through the efforts of local businesses and nonprofits.

Recycling is pervasive at all levels in our country, but that…

Permits required for private business use of public lands

On the front page of our April 16 edition, senior reporter Ron Eland covered fines the U.S. Forest Service imposed on a local business that illegally operated in the Coconino National Forest.

Part of the complaint came from damage the business caused to the natural resources by lighting fires in a canyon. The other part of the complaint stemmed from the business’ operation on public lands without a permit.…

Earth Day spreads worldwide but still needs our support

After Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River caught fire in 1969 due to heavy pollution that flowed downriver, our nation rallied to protect the Earth.

The first Earth Day in 1970 attracted an estimated 20 million to celebrate. Back then, Lake Erie was dying and sewage plants, refineries, steel plants and paper mills in the Rust Belt threatened to choke off all the other Great Lakes.…

Lunar eclipse gives an opportunity to contemplate future

On Monday, April 14, the Western Hemisphere was treated to a rare blood moon, a total eclipse of the moon as it passed through the Earth’s umbra, or shadow.

If the Earth had no atmosphere, the moon would be pitch black in the night sky as it passed through our umbra. However, because of our planet’s atmosphere, longer wavelengths of the sun’s light — i.e., reds in the color spectrum — refracts through it while shorter wavelengths — yellows, greens and blues — are deflected, meaning the moon is cast in a beautiful blood red.…

Community comes together to search for a lost little boy

We may bemoan annoying cell phone ringtones in public spaces or the dull glow of screens lighting up the faces of transfixed users in theaters, restaurants, classrooms or coffeehouses, but our increasing connection to each other and our community through digital devices could save lives.

In the late afternoon on Wednesday, April 9, the Cottonwood Police Department issued an urgent request to help find an 8-year-old boy reported missing near Ninth and Aspen streets in Cottonwood.…

Help nonprofits with donations on Arizona Gives Day

Stop what you’re doing and log onto the Internet — it’s time to give to our nonprofits — Wednesday, April 9, is Arizona Gives Day.…

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