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After 2½ hours of deliberation, the Yavapai County Planning and Zoning Commission narrowly approved recommending the Colt BBQ & Spirits Restaurant application. After failing the first vote, a re-vote passed 5-3 to send the application on to the Board of Supervisors.

By NANCY MAPLES Special to The Villager September 30, 2019
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As we settle into the last quarter of the year both the temperatures and activity seem to have declined, resulting in a somewhat shorter meeting than we have had recently.

September 30, 2019
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First and foremost, thank you, VOCA members for the feedback coming from the member forums as well as our email addresses regarding the Reserve Study and increase in annual assessments. We will continue to consider all the input provided to us, and have working sessions of the board and the finance committee, along with at least an additional member forum on Oct. 8, before any decisions regarding what goes on the ballot gets decided.

By Gwen Hanna, VOCA Board President September 30, 2019
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Keep Sedona Beautiful's Oct. 9 Preserving the Wonder™ Speaker Series features a presentation about Fossil Creek by Marcos Roybal, Fossil Creek project coordinator, Coconino National Forest, Red Rock Ranger District.

September 30, 2019
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Currently, about 9,000 students are sponsored by Rotary clubs every year. Typically, secondary school students are sent to another country for a year-long stay, generally living with multiple host families during the year and being expected to perform daily tasks within the household as well as attend school in the host country.

September 30, 2019
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Village of Oak Creek attorney Elizabeth McFarland was recognized as the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona Volunteer of the Year at the 19th annual Spirit of Sedona luncheon.

September 30, 2019
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Mr. Tamaliza replaces Walter’s in the ranch house, next to Chase Bank on SR 179. The Gonzalez family, owners of the Tamaliza Group of restaurants, has brought their winning tacos, tamales and burritos to the VOC from their main kitchen at Tamaliza’s on 89A, near the airport.

By By JEFF and SUZIE DUNN The Dunnery September 30, 2019
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In late 2016, President Barack Obama designated 1.35 million acres of undeveloped public lands in southeastern Utah as Bears Ears National Monument. On December 4, 2017, President Donald Trump shrank the monument by 85 percent, an action that was immediately challenged in lawsuits that could take years to resolve.

September 30, 2019
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SEDONA – As part of National Fire Prevention Week, Sedona Fire District will host an open house and pancake breakfast at Fire Station #3 in the Village of Oak Creek Oct. 8, 7-9 a.m.

September 30, 2019
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Sedona Golf Resort is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Conservationist/Bronze level.

September 30, 2019
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The Verde Valley Walk to End Alzheimers (WEA) will once again flood SR 179 with color and enthusiastic participants on Saturday morning, November 2nd.

September 30, 2019
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Lisa Dahl has done it again.

By Vyto Starinskas September 24, 2019
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It has been a busy summer at VOCA, with the golf course in full swing (bad pun intended), and the HOA administrative team busily transitioning staff as well as our systems.

By Gwen Hanna VOCA Board President September 2, 2019
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As Keep Sedona Beautiful resumes its Preserving the Wonder™ Speaker Series Sept. 11, the nonprofit organization will present Jeff Hall, director of Flagstaff’s Lowell Observatory.

September 2, 2019
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Experiencing traumatic events seems to be something we all share. It’s rare for a person to go through life without moments of tragedy that impact us, often for the rest of our lives.

By JIM CUNNINGHAM JR. Special to The Villager September 2, 2019
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Late in 2018, Kristy and Michael Papa became the owners of Harry’s Hideaway Restaurant, 10990 E. Cornville Road in Cornville.

By By JEFF and SUZIE DUNN The Dunnery September 2, 2019
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In opening this month’s update, I want to thank Pastor Jim Cunningham for his service as Vice President on the Big Park Regional Coordinating Council and truly regret his resignation. His efforts and service on the BPRCC Board will be missed.

By Marc Fuller Big Park Council President September 2, 2019
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Carla Williams and her husband Don came here on vacation and went hiking in the red rocks (this sounds familiar, right?)

By By NANCY MAPLE Special to The Villager September 2, 2019
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The Village of Oak Creek has not only been the pioneer in the area’s green bag food collection program, but its food donors have also tipped the scales with more pounds of food collected and volunteers than any other collection site in the Verde Valley.

September 2, 2019
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Women and lifting weights do not mix at all. You shouldn’t even try it. Or if you must, do more reps using light weights so you don’t even break a sweat. And do not forget, it is not good for ladies to squat. Leave all that to the other gender; they are just better at it …

By Magdalena Romanska September 2, 2019
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Way out on the Colorado Plateau, two lines cross at right angles, forming the borders of four states. You can stand on this spot and be in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah all at the same time.

By By CHERYL L. YEATTS Manager of Sedona Public Library in the Village September 2, 2019
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The Village of Oak Creek will host an open house for the re-opening of the primary care clinic from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5.

By Staff reports August 31, 2019
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Ken Ewing fell in love with the Verde Valley long ago, as his family has lived in the Verde Valley since 1984.

August 27, 2019
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Homeowner’s associations — and the residents who live in neighborhoods that have one — seem to enjoy some unique protections from a state law enacted in 2016, that aren’t afforded to other property owners.

By Jason W. Brooks August 24, 2019
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Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will consider a residential-to-commercial rezoning application three months later than originally scheduled.

By Bill Helm August 14, 2019

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