The End of an Era? Downwinders and the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act

On July 9, 2022, the federal Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) will be coming to an end. This act, passed by Congress in 1990, provided for compensation to “Downwinders,” residents of northern Arizona, southern Utah, and southern Nevada who were exposed to radiation carried by wind from nuclear testing at the Nevada Testing Site between

Legal Beat

YCSO seeking Kidnapping Suspect who is also wanted in several Arizona Counties

Suspect Brian Aurelio is still being sought regarding the September 23rd incident in Congress – see prior media release below for details. Yavapai Silent Witness is offering up to a $650 cash reward for any information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Simply call 1800-932-3232 or submit a tip online. Charges pending so far


Sedona Fire District Implements Stage I Fire Restrictions

Due to lack of monsoon precipitation and key criteria being met for restrictions, Sedona Fire District is moving into Stage I Fire Restrictions 08:00 a.m. Friday August 14, 2020.  Key criteria, such as expected weather, and current and expected fuel moistures have weighed heavily in this decision.  “A couple of weeks ago when the decision