January 23, 2005 |
No one could invent Quartzsite, Ariz. It's a mile or so beyond imagining. Picture a forlorn desert town of about 3,500 souls, a crossroads of trailers, dust, wind and a heartless summer sun blazing down at 110 degrees. With just a handful of tall trees, the only shade is under your hat.
January 26, 1986
Having just returned recently from Sedona, Ariz., I was very delighted to read Jerry Hulse's article Dec. 15. Would like to add to his list one of the best-kept secrets in Sedona, Sky Ranch Lodge Motel near the airport in West Sedona. Spectacular views of sunsets and the moonrise. Beautifully appointed rooms with views, fireplaces, fruit and wine on arrival, all for $45 per couple. We enjoy Jerry's columns very much. MRS. ROBERT POWELL Downey
February 24, 1991 |
I have learned--by the rock-and-a-hard-place method--that there is a difference between strolling and walking, between hiking and climbing. Sometimes that difference is speed. Sometimes that difference is angle or terrain. I have always enjoyed brisk hikes on the straight and not-too-narrow. I have tried to avoid trails ranked as strenuous. Therefore, I was unprepared when my husband said, "Let's climb a mountain," as we finished a green-chili-omelet breakfast in Oak Creek Canyon.
June 22, 2006 |
Firefighters near Sedona burned some fuel from the path of a wildfire that moved into a scenic northern Arizona canyon, threatening hundreds of home there, but still faced a battle to keep it from moving any further. Firefighters were using Highway 89A, which runs through the center of Oak Creek Canyon, as a firebreak to halt the advance of the 2,585-acre fire.
June 2, 2006 |
A wildfire near a small community south of Sedona burned a few buildings and forced the evacuation of about 30 homes before moving off into the wilderness, officials said. A firefighters' spokeswoman said it appeared that the Pine Valley subdivision near the Village of Oak Creek was safe from the fire.
June 23, 2006 |
Fire crews burned away vegetation and scratched out firebreaks along a canyon, and planes dropped retardant to keep a 3,260-acre wildfire from spreading any farther north of Sedona. By early evening, officials said the fire was 15% contained, with full containment possible by Wednesday.
May 21, 2000
Sedona is getting a performance hall to match its setting: an outdoor amphitheater that seats up to 5,500, set amid the much-photographed red-rock scenery on a knoll on the outskirts of the Arizona resort town. Named for the St. Louis Rams owner who helped fund it, the Georgia Frontiere Performance Pavilion, opening Friday with a concert by the Phoenix Symphony, will be Sedona's largest performance venue, officials said.
November 4, 2001
Guests can get a room at a top Sedona, Ariz., resort for less than half the published rates if they stay weekdays (Sunday through Thursday) Nov. 25 to Dec. 20. The "Season of Enchantment" package at the Enchantment Resort, priced from $150 per room per night, double occupancy, includes entry to the spa and fitness classes. By comparison, published rates start at $350 per room, with spa entry costing $18 per person. The package is subject to availability.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1998 |
Larry Gorum lives among the red rocks that make this a mecca for the rich and those drawn by its mystical, New Age appeal. Within earshot of babbling Oak Creek and in the shadow of sheer, 1,000-foot canyon walls, his home is just a block from the trendy craft shops and cafes that line State Route 89. But aside from the view, it isn't much of a home. Since arriving several months ago from Albuquerque, N.M., Gorum has lived in a beat-up trailer the size of a mini-van parked in Hawkeye R.V. Park.
July 8, 2001 |
The awesome Arizona landscape that lured early Western movie makers and, later, New Age energy-vortex seekers to Sedona is still mesmerizing, providing hikers with excellent trails below fire-red cliffs and along cascading creeks. Arizona Highway 89A links Sedona with Flagstaff, 30 miles to the north, and is one of America's great scenic drives. Along the way, a dozen trail heads tempt hikers with the promise of 1,000-foot sandstone walls towering above lush Oak Creek Canyon.