The Constitution has power because people still believe.

Sunday, Sept. 17, is Constitution Day, the 230th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. The event kicks off Constitution Week, enacted by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956.

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Monday, Sept. 11, marks the 16th anniversary of the most devastating terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

The Sedona Fire District will host a memorial ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza, located in front of Station 6 off State Route 179. The ceremony begins at 9:11 a.m.


The attacks were the start of global assault on the civilized world that has defined the geopolitics of our planet for the last decade and a half.

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On Saturday, Sept. 2, tragedy struck on the trail beneath Midgley Bridge, when a 2-year-old boy fell 50 to 60 feet down a cliff to his death.

We can only imagine the horror the boy’s family experienced in the moments after the fall and the agony of waiting for the arrival of first-responders: Coconino County Sheriff’s office deputies, Sedona Police Department officers, U.S. Forest Service crews and Sedona Fire District firefighters.

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We commend Yavapai College for listening to the needs of Sedona and Verde Valley students and opening a culinary program at the Sedona Center in West Sedona.

As we report in Zachary Jernigan’s story in the Friday, Sept. 1, newspaper, the Yavapai College’s culinary classes at the Sedona Center are full. Sedona and Verde Valley students can attend community college classes locally to improve their job skills and prospects, which will benefit our local economies in the years to come.

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For the last two months, Americans have been abuzz about the Total Eclipse 2017.

The path of totality moved from South Carolina to Oregon on Monday, with Sedona and the Verde Valley seeing the peak around 10:30 a.m. We at the newsroom took a collective break around 10 a.m. and went into our parking lot to view the eclipse through General Manager Kyle Larson’s welding mask and a number of us also visited a telescope set up in front of R.C. Gorman Gallery, where dozens of Uptown workers and tourists took a peek.

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