As a homeowner, imagine finding out that a third of the property in which your house sits on is technically owned by someone else.

That’s the situation the Sedona Fire District recently found itself in. In doing his research for the bond that will appear on this November’s ballot, Chief Kris Kazian found that one of three parcels that Station 4 in Uptown sits on was not owned by SFD but rather Coconino County.

West Sedona School is revamping its library to include a 2,000-squarefoot “makerspace”: A collaborative space for students with lab stations focused on developing science, technology, engineering and math skills. 

The school’s ambitious master plan for its makerspace, spearheaded by Principal Scott Keller and the school’s STEM leadership team, includes eight stations, from a 3-D printer station to a miniature derby track, and a host of ideas for the future. 

It was out with the old and in with the new at Sedona Fire District’s Station 3.

About 25 members of the SFD, three Governing Board members along with the public turned out on Monday, July 17, for a wet down and push-in ceremony to help christen a new fire engine that will serve the Village of Oak Creek.

The Sedona-Oak Creek School District Governing Board gave its final approval for the district’s budget at its meeting Tuesday, July 11.

Lynn Leonard, the district’s finance director, presented the adopted fiscal year 2018 budget of nearly $7.6 million, which the board unanimously approved in a 5-0 vote.

The World Health Organization estimates that more than 700,000 people die worldwide each year as a result of mosquito-borne diseases.

And while deaths in the United States make up a small percentage of that, the possibility exists. That’s why experts from organizations like the Yavapai County Community Health Services are on high alert this time of year. With the monsoon arriving soon, that concern increases even more.

An early-morning traffic stop turned into a foot chase through the desert that involved four law enforcement agencies and a little help from above.

At 5:20 a.m. on Friday, July 7, Sedona police officer Jon Reed came upon a pair of white work trucks at the intersection of State Route 89A and Oak Creek Valley Road — each with two male passengers.

The dust has settled on Yavapai College Sedona Center’s renovation: But for sealant on the atrium’s concrete floor, the facility is ready to host students.

In February, Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus Executive Dean James Perey predicted that the Sedona Center — then under renovation construction — would be completed by August, just in time for the fall semester.

At the most recent Sedona-Oak Creek School District Governing Board meeting June 20, the school district administration gave a presentation about the new school hours.

West Sedona School principal Scott Keller gave the bulk of the presentation, detailing the administration team’s process and reasoning in changing the bell and bus schedules.

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