Three nearby wildfires are filling Sedona and the Verde Valley with smoke, especially in the morning.

Coconino National Forest fire officials are allowing three lightning-caused fires to burn to reduce underbrush and prevent future wildfires, according to a press release.

The Arizona Department of Transportation has made clear its desire to try to find a solution to prevent suicides at Midgley Bridge.

ADOT Director John Halikowski and staff members came to Sedona on Monday, May 23, to meet with city officials as well as those from the Sedona Fire District.

The massive wildfires currently in Canada or the Slide Fire that started two years ago this month in Oak Creek Canyon are constant reminders as to how devastating they can be to a community.

Only 10 miles south of Sedona, the employees at Bubbling Ponds Native Fish Research Facility are doing all they can to support the conservation of Arizona’s native fish — fragile populations of suckers, chubs, minnows and daces.

A head-on collision on Thursday, May 5, left several occupants injured and closed State Route 89A through Oak Creek Canyon for more than 90 minutes.

According to Battalion Chief Jayson Coil, of the Sedona Fire District, crews received a call at 3:24 p.m. of the accident and were on scene two minutes later.

During a rare joint meeting of all eight Verde Valley school districts, Sedona-Oak Creek School District Superintendent David Lykins admitted that a recent trip to recruit graduating teachers at four Michigan universities resulted in little progress.

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