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Movies

27th Sedona International Film Festival Lineup is Big and Bold

The 27th annual Sedona International Film Festival, rescheduled from its normal end-of-February timeframe to June 12-20 because of the coronavirus pandemic, is offering a big, bold and diverse lineup of films for both reduced-capacity in-theater experiences as well as in-home streaming options. More than half of the nearly 180 films in this year’s lineup are documentary,

COVID-19

Laboring to remain healthy: COVID-19 takes toll on Arizona farmworkers

The workers swing their machetes, chopping vegetables under the heat of a midmorning sun. When the migrant workers take a moment to swipe sweat from their masked faces, they can see the wall along the Mexican border, not a half-mile distant. But before long, they turn their attention back to a rainbow colored field of

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Prescott National Forest Opens Additional Recreation Sites

The Prescott National Forest will open the following recreation sites starting on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Developed Recreation sites that open May 1: Group Campgrounds – Eagle Ridge Group, Playground Group, Upper Wolf Creek Group Day-Use Sites – Groom Creek Schoolhouse Group Day-Use and Nature Trail, Spruce Mountain Picnic Area, Thumb Butte Group Ramada, Mingus Mountain Picnic

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Prescott Public Library Announces Service Changes

With the recent reduction in COVID cases across the state and the increased availability of vaccine, Prescott Public Library is pleased to announce the following service changes: Public seating will be restored beginning Monday, April 5.  Following the recommendations in Governor Ducey’s latest announcements, seating will be arranged to provide for social distancing.  Sanitation supplies

Religion

Praise God, but take precautions: Faiths juggle holy seasons, pandemic

Communion will be delivered with masks and gloves. Ramadan prayers are fine, but socializing at the mosque will be discouraged. Seders were virtual or held in small groups. As major religions observe a second holy season under the specter of COVID-19, faith leaders in Arizona find themselves juggling the spiritual needs of worshipers with the

COVID-19

Governor Ducey Announces Next Phase Of Business And Safety Protocols

Occupancy Limits Expire, Distancing And Mask Protocols Remain Governor Doug Ducey today announced the next phase of COVID-19 mitigation.  With cases dropping in Arizona, and vaccine distribution underway, it’s still important to keep our guard up, and these protocols reflect that approach. The announcement follows 7 weeks of declining cases in Arizona, and the distribution

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