The investigation continues in the death of a toddler near Midgley Bridge on Saturday. Sept. 2.

Coconino County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Erika Wiltenmuth said there is no new information on the case as sheriff’s investigators wait for information from the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office.

On Saturday, Sept. 2, at approximately 2 p.m., Coconino County Sheriff’s office deputies, Sedona Police Department officers, U.S. Forest Service crews and Sedona Fire District firefighters responded to Midgley Bridge for a report of a 2-year-old child that fell what was estimated 50 to 60 feet down a cliff along the Huckaby Trail that passes under Midgley Bridge.

The Sedona Fire District and Coconino County Emergency Management will test the emergency siren system in Oak Creek Canyon at approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 26.

This system is designed to notify Oak Creek Canyon and Uptown residents of severe emergencies that require evacuation.


The town of Mayer, located 24 miles west-southwest of Camp Verde and 42 miles southwest of Sedona, was evacuated late yesterday and closed State Route 69 between Interstate 17 and Prescott. Drivers heading to Prescott from the Verde Valley can still reach Prescott via State Route 169 through Dewey-Humboldt or via State Route 89A through Jerome.

The latest group to appear on stage at the Sedona Performing Arts Center talked about how “hot” it is, with two of its members bragging about their scorpion tattoos, playing to the preponderance of Sedona Red Rock High School students in attendance.

Although dressed in robes, the group was not Spinal Tap performing “Stonehenge.” And the group was not exactly the Supremes ... well, wait, actually it was.

Five justices from the Arizona Supreme Court presided over oral arguments in two active cases Tuesday, April 25, at SPAC.

It was an opportunity for students, not only from host SRRHS, but the Verde Valley School, Mingus Union High School and Cottonwood Middle School to get a real-life civics lesson, according to SRRHS Principal Darrin Karuzus, who called it an “epic event” at the school.

The Verde Valley Comic Expo returns for its second year Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cottonwood Recreation Center Gym, 150 S. Sixth St.

This family-friendly comic book convention will feature cosplayers, merchandise vendors, food trucks and artists from across the Southwest.

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a Flood Advisory for Yavapai County and Coconino County until 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23.

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