Blogs: Local Events

Shopping Local

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS July 24, 2020 What do you think of the new uptown? It’s exciting to see the most significant traffic upgrade in years functioning smoothly after 13 months of construction. The improvements are all...
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Community Conversation #2: Stories from the Pandemic

Once the pandemic took hold in our community, we needed a way for all of us to see what was happening. We wanted to share positive stories of resilience. The Sustainability Alliance, in collaboration with OLLI-Sedona started hosting virtual dialogs....
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Sedonans to wear face masks in public places

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS July 3, 2020 Last week’s emergency proclamation requiring most Sedonans to wear face masks in public places is an important step in slowing the rapid spread of COVID-19. Mayor Moriarty, with the support...
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Sedona Heritage Museum Receives Arizona Humanities Grant

The Sedona Heritage Museum has been informed that they are the recipient of a CARES Act Emergency Relief grant from the Arizona Humanities. Intended to support cultural organizations with “a track record of providing accessible humanities programs, and are facing...
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Healthy World Sedona advances to Advocate/Gold Sustainable Business Certification

Healthy World Sedona is the first organization to achieve Advocate/Gold level in the updated version of the Sustainable Business Certification, upgrading from their previous Conservationist/Bronze status earned in 2016 with the original criteria. HWS promotes a plant-based lifestyle to improve...
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Destination Recovery Plan – 2

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS June 19, 2020 Last week, we talked about working with local partners on a plan to gradually revive our visitor-based economy in FY21, placing safety first. We reviewed the devastation caused by the...
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League of Women Voters Invites Questions from Voters for Candidates Forums

The League of Women Voters of Greater Verde Valley (LWV GVV) invites voters to submit questions to candidates for local primary elections.  Due to COVID-­‐19 restrictions on public gatherings, LWV GVV will videotape candidate forums during June and post 20-­‐minute...
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Events are Moving Swiftly

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS May 29, 2020 Events are moving swiftly. Issues such as government spending and economic recovery rightfully dominate the headlines, but crucial local developments are happening just below the radar. Here are just three....
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Sedona Hotels Reward Local Retail Clerks Dedication During Coronavirus Crisis

Members of the Sedona Lodging Council are donating free stays to celebrate “unsung heroes” who served the public throughout the pandemic. SEDONA, ARIZ. — As the coronavirus crisis has ravaged communities around the world, a great deal of well-deserved praise...
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Sedona | Safe.Clean.Ready

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS May 15, 2020 It takes less time to tumble down a hill than to climb back up. We have seen how quickly the coronavirus brutalized our plans, families, jobs and dreams.  At last,...
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Partial and Voluntary Re-opening

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS May 8, 2020 Today is a day you may greet with excitement, anxiety or a blend of both. Under Governor Doug Ducey’s Executive Order, retail stores may re-open this morning, provided they “implement...
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Friends of the Verde River is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Innovator/Silver

Friends of the Verde River began as an informal gathering of volunteer river activists in 2007. They later merged with the Verde River Basin Partnership, a founding member of the Sustainability Alliance, and in 2011 became an official 501(c)(3). Friends...
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