Sedona

Coconino National Forest

Tourism has declined throughout much of Arizona because of the pandemic, but that’s not the case on national forest lands. Officials say record numbers of visitors came to forests around Flagstaff, Sedona, and the Mogollon Rim this summer to camp and hike in places where it’s easy to keep a safe physical distance from others. But, the spike in forest visitation also had some downsides. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Coconino National Forest ranger Matt McGrath about some of the problems connected to the increase.


Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say a suspect has been arrested at a hotel near Sedona for allegedly beating and stabbing a woman inside a room.

USFS

A 20-year mining ban in Oak Creek Canyon expired in May. U.S. Forest Service officials are in the process of renewing it, but for now it leaves the area open to potential mining claims. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


redrockscenicbyway.com

Sedona officials say initial water tests show E. coli levels in Oak Creek are below state and federal safety limits following a raw sewage spill Tuesday night.

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A contractor repairing a sewer main in Sedona accidentally spilled up to 20,000 gallons of raw sewage into Oak Creek Tuesday evening.

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