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Verde Valley Wildland Drill in Sedona

The Verde Valley All Hazards Training Association is sponsoring a Wildland Fire Skills Training Day on March 29 at the Crescent Moon day-use area just southwest of downtown Sedona that may produce smoke in and around Sedona.

Five agencies will be participating in the training, which will include a three-acre prescribed burn that will take place between 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will function as a training exercise for approximately 100 firefighters. For training purposes, the burn will be divided into five parcel locations and is expected to last three to five minutes in each lighting. The burn area, located just east of the Crescent Moon Native Seed Nursery, will reduce invasive Johnson grass and the dead and down trees.

Smoke will be visible in the Sedona area, especially to the east in the Village of Oak Creek. Impacts from light smoke may be seen in the Back O’ Beyond and the Chavez Ranch housing communities outside of Crescent Moon. Avoid smoke inhalation by planning to stay inside during the burn times.

Training Exercise
Prescribed Burn Size: Three Acres
Start Date: March 29, 2017
Location: Crescent Moon
Trails Closed: Buddha Beach area (on north side of Oak Creek) and Templeton Trail (from Baldwin to
Cathedral Rock)
Contacts: For information, contact Michael Duran, Sedona Fire District training officer, at (928) 600-9042
or, or Dave Coryn, Red Rock Ranger District assistant fire management officer,
at or (928) 203-7504. For quick headline updates throughout the event, follow the
Forest Service on Twitter at

Tissaw Trailhead

Yavapai County received a Forest Service grant to construct a trailhead on Tissaw Road for access to the Cornville Non-Motorized Trails.  The County is planning to initiate construction on March 27, 2017.  

Free Slash Drop-Off

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the annual free slash drop-off program at county transfer stations beginning April 1 through June 1, 2017.  County transfer stations are located in Black Canyon, Camp Verde, Congress, Mayer, Paulden, Seligman, and Skull Valley.  This free slash drop-off program will assist residents in creating defensible space around their homes and other structures.  Cutting away vegetation 5 to 30 feet from all structures and removing all debris and dead vegetation from roof, decks, and the ground can reduce the potential of wildfire spreading to your home.  Flyer


Arizona Wildfire Academy

The Board of Supervisors give a $19,000 check for scholarships to Arizona Wildfire Academy in memory of the Granite 19.

APS Rate Review Settlement

Over a year ago - APS announced that it would be filing its' first rate review in five years, a very positive, customer focused settlement has been reached.  The process moving forward still includes opportunities for interested parties to submit comments, and the final decision will still be determined by a vote of the Corporation Commission.  Rate Review Agreement

Randall blesses Supervisors

"It's good just to get things cleaned out, " Garrison said, adding that he wanted to also pay respect to tribal traditions.  Randall began the blessing by separating Supervisors and staff according to gender, with the men standing to the left and the women to the right.  Randall asked through prayer "that this place will only involve good thoughts and good words that uplift with a good heart and love for all people."  Full article ran in the Cottonwood Journal Extra February 22, 2017

Pavement Preservation Project

Yavapai County and the City of Sedona have partnered on a pavement preservation project that includes portions of Dry Creek Rd, Boynton Pass Rd, and Boynton Canyon Rd within the City of Sedona limits and Yavapai County.  The project is budgeted for construction in fiscal year 17/18. Information flyer

Overlay Project

Please be advised that Yavapai County will perform construction work on Page Springs Road from Cornville Road to Purple Sage Road and Zalesky Road from Hwy. 89 to Savage Lane beginning February 21 and continuing through April 10.  Road construction will consist of asphalt overlay, shoulder work, and new striping.  One lane of traffic will be open at all times in all location.  Travelers in these areas should expect a short delay.  For additional information, please contact Public Works at (928) 771-3183.

Community Clean-up

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, working with the Public Works Department, is pleased to announce a community cleanup in the Verde Valley.  The cleanup will be at the Camp Verde Transfer Station, 2600 E. Hwy 260.  The cleanup will be open to Yavapai County residents for no charge on March 23rd, 24th, 25th, 30th and April 1st, 6th,and 8th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Department at (928) 771-3183.

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