There is no excuse to spend Thanksgiving alone in Sedona this year; Coffee Pot Restaurant will make sure of that.

The West Sedona restaurant is hosting its ninth annual Thanksgiving dinner free of charge on Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 4 to 7 p.m.

It was expected to be a bit contentious. It turned out to be just that.

The Tuesday, Nov. 7, Sedona Planning and Zoning Commission meeting saw both the audience being told that the room would be cleared if there was another outburst of applause, and a city employee being verbally assaulted because they were thought to be a city consultant.

A “Meet the Author” event will take place at the Sedona Library on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with local author Dusty Crisman.  
She will read and display her latest children’s book, "A Lonely Tree," an uplifting, delightful story about the value of friendship.

A Camp Verde teen was arrested on several charges following the theft of two vehicles in Sedona.

According to Sedona Police Sgt. Jim Pott, 19-year-old Joel T. Beauty was arrested on Friday, Nov. 3, and was charged with three counts of burglary from a motor vehicle, four counts of theft, three counts of criminal damage and three counts of endangerment.

A $17.9 million bond measure proposed by the Sedona Fire District failed Tuesday with more than 56% voting against it.  The plan called for replacing Station 4 in Uptown as well as Station 5 in Oak Creek Canyon.

Voters were required to mail or drop off their ballots no later than 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

As of Tuesday at 8:30 p.m., 5,538 votes were counted. 2,431 (43.9%) were for it and 3,107 (56.10%) were against it. 

Pick up Friday's issue of Sedona Red Rock News for updates. 



As the global epidemic of human sex trafficking becomes increasingly urgent, groups in the Verde Valley are trying to raise awareness and point out that the issue hits very close to home.

In Arizona, a third of homeless youth have experienced trafficking and the average age is 14, said Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk who spoke at a fundraiser presented by the Coalition Against Human Trafficking - Northern Arizona on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 4.

With plenty of superheroes, characters from Star Wars and the classics like ghosts and witches, Uptown was transformed into a Halloween hot spot.

Hundreds turned out on Tuesday, Oct. 31, for the 31st annual Sedona Safe and Fun Trick or Treat event, which ran from 5 to 8 p.m.

It’s not uncommon for residents to turn out in force at a Sedona City Council meeting to talk in opposition to a plan or project. But that wasn’t the case on Oct. 25.

During council’s six-hour meeting regarding four proposed Major Community Plan Amendments, more than a dozen people spoke in favor of the city increasing the density of the number of multifamily units per acre.

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