Category Archives: heritage grant

Arizona State Parks Heritage Fund Awards

[Source: Copper Country News] — Cobre Valley Center for the Arts and St. John’s Episcopal Church were pleased to host Arizona State Parks and State Historic Preservation Officers as they presented grant awards for local projects both completed and currently underway. The Cobre Valley Center for the Arts recently completed a $33,000 electrical upgrade with Marcanti Electric to the landmark old courthouse, allowing at last for future heating/cooling and renovation. This long overdue project was made possible by “Jailhouse Rock” fundraisers to reach the grant match amount to successfully apply for the Heritage Fund. Additionally, the Center for the Arts partnered with the Historic Globe Main Street Program to sponsor their neighbors on Oak Street, St. John’s Episcopal Church, which was in dire need of a new roof. Work on this landmark is currently underway. The Heritage Fund is made possible by the Arizona Lottery and is administered by Arizona State Parks.

Is Sedona putting all of its eggs in one basket? (op-ed)

[Source:] — Sedona’s current Mayor “Pud” Colquitt, who is vying for reelection, proudly lists the following as one of the City Council’s major accomplishments during her term as Mayor: “…the Heritage Grant funding threatened with the failure of the original Cultural Park by negotiating to transfer funds to the Barbara Antonsen Park and the Creekwalk projects” (Sedona Verde Valley Times, Volume 1, Issue 4, February 2008). She neglects to mention that as of this date, such a feat has not been accomplished, or that her campaign treasurer and former Community Services Director is a major spokesperson for the “Friends of the Posse Grounds Park, Inc.” (the “Friends”). This group is a City selected non-profit organization leading the effort to put a performance venue in the almost entirely recreational Posse Grounds Park. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]