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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Judge Ted S. Reed appointed Presiding Juvenile Court Judge

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The Coconino County Presiding Superior Court Judge Mark R. Moran has appointed Judge Ted S. Reed as the Presiding Juvenile Court Judge.

As Presiding Juvenile Court Judge, Reed will be responsible for the oversight of operations of the Juvenile Court, including Juvenile Detention, Juvenile Probation and Juvenile Programming.

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

County Emergency Management to hold EOC Open House

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The public is invited to attend an Open House to tour the County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

The meeting will be from at 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, March 23 at the Gemini EOC, 2201 N. Gemini Rd. Flagstaff, Ariz.

The EOC  is a function of County government to coordinate and respond to disaster events. The Open House will be an opportunity f...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Frontiere at Rogers Lake available for special events

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Coconino County Parks & Recreation is currently accepting reservations for special events at Frontiere at Rogers Lake. The rental season is May 1 – Sept. 30, with additional dates by request.

Located adjacent to the Rogers Lake County Natural Area, Frontiere at Rogers Lake has views of the San Francisco Peaks. The site may be reserved for overnight or day use. A reservation may include two buildings, the overall grounds, four RV sites and tent...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Lake Mary Road reopened

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Seven-mile stretch closed Feb. 20 due to drifting snow

Coconino County Public Works crews have cleared a previously closed seven-mile stretch of Lake Mary Road about 35 miles southeast of Flagstaff. The roadway fully reopened at noon today, Thursday, Feb. 28.

Lake Mary Road, which is also known as Forest Highw...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Coconino County hosts Colorado Plateau Economic Development Symposium

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Coconino County is hosting and invites the public to participate in the 2019 Colorado Plateau Economic Development Symposium which brings together the communities along the Arizona Strip, southern Utah and the Navajo Nation.

The Symposium will be held March 7 – 8, at the Courtyard Marriott Lake Powell Page, Ariz. 

More than 200 business professionals affiliated with local, tribal, national businesses and community members will be present to highlight the wor...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

County declares State of Emergency for record setting storm

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Most County Offices close through the weekend in response

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Coconino County Board of Supervisors are expected to affirm a State of Emergency Declaration on Tuesday, Feb. 26. due to the major snow storm that started late Wednesday evening. Chairman of the Board Art Babbott initially...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Coconino County open with reduced staffing due to inclement weather

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County Offices will open at 8 a.m.

County Offices will open at 8 a.m. However, for the safety of employees and to minimize traffic on local roads, Coconino County offices will have reduced staffing levels on Thursday, Feb. 21 due to heavy snow, gusting winds and white out conditions in the...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

County activates Emergency Operations Center for winter storm

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Coconino County Emergency Management (CCEM) will activate an Emergency Operations Center in anticipation of the impending winter storm.

 The center will be open from 6 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 21 to 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22. Personnel are coordinating services in preparation for the upcoming storm.

The storm is set to start Wednesday night and continue into Friday. The U.S. National We...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Seven-mile stretch of Lake Mary Road (FH-3) to close due to snowstorm

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Traffic will Detour along West Side Mormon Lake Road starting today.

The Coconino County Public Works Department will close a seven-mile stretch of Lake Mary Road, also known as Forest Highway-3 (FH-3), at 4 p.m. today, Feb. 20 due to high winds and drifting snow from a large snowstorm that will impact the area starting to...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

Summer ramada reservations available for County Parks

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Coconino County Parks and Recreation will begin accepting summer ramada reservations on Feb. 19, 2019. There are 11 ramadas at four County parks available for rent.

Ramadas are for hosting parties, reunions and get-togethers. They are available for rent seven days a week, for half or full days. Reserving a ramada for parties or special occasions will guarantee space and ensure utilities are active.

Prices range from $...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

County offices closed in observance of Presidents Day

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All Coconino County administrative offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents Day.

While the administrative offices at the Sheriff’s Office will be closed, Dispatch, Patrol and Detention will be open. Records will be open on Monday Feb. 18, from 8 a.m.  – 4 p.m., with limited staffing. Please dial 9-1-1 for ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Coconino County releases Grand Canyon North Rim Economic Impact Study

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The purpose of the study, funded and requested by the County, was to examine the economic impact of keeping the North Rim open to visitors from May 1 – Oct. 30, which would add two weeks on each end of the season.

The report found that extending the season by one month would increase visitation by over 37,000 visitors and an additional $10 million in direct expenditures. As part of its ongoing economic development strategy, Coconino County released a Northern Arizo...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

2019 Coconino County Spelling BEE

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Coconino County students will vie for top spelling honors during the 2019 Coconino County Spelling BEE.

 The 21 spellers will begin competing at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at Coconino High School located at 2801 N. Izabel St. in Flagstaff.  

The County Spelling BEE consists of home, public, charter and private school-students from throughou...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Bellemont Area Plan Open House

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The public is invited to attend an Open House to review the draft Bellemont Area Plan. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Robinson Readiness Center Drill Floor, Camp Navajo, Bellemont, Ariz.

The Bellemont Area Plan is a land use planning document that will guide land use and development in Bellemont for the next 20 years. The Open House will be an opportunity for the community to review and provide comments on the draft plan containing the vi...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

County offices closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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All Coconino County administrative offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

While the administrative offices at the Sheriff’s Office will be closed, Dispatch, Patrol and Detention will be open. Records will be open on Monday Jan. 21, from 8 a.m.  – 6 p.m., with limited staffing. Please dial 9-1-1 for ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Supervisors recognize Fourth Grade Water Ethic Contest winners

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Art submissions are utilized for promoting water stewardship throughout northern Arizona. Posters are created for classrooms, events, presentations and are developed into bathroom water awareness signs.

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors, the Coconino County Sustainable Building Program, the Coconino Plateau Watershed Partnership (a branch of the Coconino Plateau Water Advisory Council) and Willow Bend Environmental Education Center will recognize ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Community Services announces new hours at Williams Social Service Office

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Coconino County Community Services announces new hours and days of service at the Williams office at 850 W. Grant St.

Starting Jan. 15, 2019, the Williams office will be open on Tuesday and Thursday every week and will take applications for assistance by appointment only. Residents are encouraged to call 928-679-7453 to schedule an appointment. Social Services provides u...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Coconino County offices closed for winter holidays

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All Coconino County administrative offices will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 for the Christmas and New Year holidays.

While the administrative offices at the Sheriff’s Office will be closed, Dispatch, Patrol and Detention will be open. Records will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 25 and open Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 from 8 a.m.  – 4 p.m., with limite...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

County and City transfer animal shelter operations

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Coconino County and the City of Flagstaff will transfer animal shelter operations to High Country Humane (HCH) starting Dec. 28, 2018.

The HCH Animal Shelter is located at the former Second Chance Center for Animals (SCCA) site at 11665 US-89 in Flagstaff. The 20,000-square-foot building and surrounding acreage were donated to the County following the closure of SCCA.Paw Placement of Nor...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Governing Board applicants sought for appointment

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Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey is seeking applicants for appointment for one seat on the Grand Canyon Unified School District Governing Board and two seats on the Maine Consolidated School District Governing Board.

Applicants must be Arizona registered voters and residents of the school district for at least one year prior to the date of appointment. Applicants or their spouses cannot be an employee of the district.

Application information:

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

County salvages Lowell Observatory water tank

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Coconino County Parks and Recreation has accepted a donation of a water tank from Lowell Observatory. The tank will be located near the Grandstands at Fort Tuthill County Park and used for harvesting rainwater.

The salvaged water tank is expected to be functional this spring. The tank can hold up to 30,000 gallons of water which will be used for preparing arenas for equestrian events, mitigating dust and other special event uses. Further uses for the water are b...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Health District partners with Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

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The Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) Injury Prevention Program has again partnered with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in promoting child passenger safety and driver awareness.

 Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 3 to 14. Research shows that as children age, they are less likely to be in the appropriate child safety seat for their age and weight. Correctly used child safety seats ar...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Annual Willard Springs green waste burn scheduled

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Smoke may be visible for the next three weeks

Coconino County Public Works, in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, plans to ignite the annual green waste burn at the Willard Springs Transfer Station located 17 miles south of Flagstaff on the west side of I-17. The burn is scheduled to start Dec...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Statement from the Board of Supervisors on the passing of Congressman Ed Pastor

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors were deeply saddened to learn that Congressman Ed Pastor passed away this week. Congressman Pastor was a tremendous public servant, a constant advocate for Coconino County, a great representative of the State of Ar...

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Subaru “Share the Love” Meals on Wheels Event

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Coconino County Community Services Senior Nutrition Program staff and Flagstaff Subaru employee volunteers will deliver winter emergency meals to homebound seniors as a part of the 2018 Subaru Share the Love Event.

 Subaru will also loan two vehicles to Coconino County Community Services for this Meals on Wheels winter emergency meals delivery event. 

From Nov. 15, 2018, - Jan. 2, 2019, Subaru of America will donate $250 for every new vehicle sold o...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Coconino County Offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday

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All Coconino County administrative offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

While the administrative offices at the Sheriff’s Office will be closed, Dispatch, Patrol and Detention will be open. Records will be closed on Thursday and open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, with limited staffing. Please dial 9-1-1 ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Coconino County Offices closed Veterans Day

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All Coconino County offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day.

While the administrative offices at the Sheriff’s Office will be closed, Dispatch, Patrol and Detention will conduct business as usual. Records will be open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please dial 9-1-1 for emergencies. For non-emergencies, d...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

WIC Program hours expanded

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The Coconino County Public Health Services District Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program has added new walk-in and Saturday hours to better serve clients.

Clients can now access services without an appointment on scheduled walk-in days and on the second Saturday of each month at 2625 N. King Street in Flagstaff. 

Walk-in hours: 

Tuesday afternoons 2 – 4:30 p.m.

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Tree Removal Operations Continue for Mormon Lake Road Reconstruction Project

The Federal Highway Administration’s Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFL) is continuing with tree removal operations for the Mormon Lake Road Reconstruction Project. These operations, which began in mid-January are expected to be complet...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Recent SAR Operation Locates One Alive and One Deceased

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Blue Ridge, AZ – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office recently conducted a search and rescue operation over a five-day period for two lost persons east of the Hutch Mountain area. One person was located alive (a 35-year-old female of W...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Sheriff's Snow Cat and SAR Assist with Emergency Medical Transport

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Update / Corrections: There were two paramedics on board the Snow Cat and a US Forest Service law enforcement officer also assisted.

ForestLakes, AZ – Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Snow Cat and Search and Rescue volunteers
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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Backcountry Winter Recreation Hazards & Area Permits Required

Flagstaff, AZ - The
Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is warning backcountry mountain travelers tobe alert for potential avalanche hazards on the San Francisco Peaks. The
existing snowpack, recent wind events, and a large amount of n...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Recent Snow Related Rescues - Reminder for Winter Recreation and Travel Preparedness

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Flagstaff,
AZ – On February 17 at approximately 2:00 pm the Coconino County Sheriff’sOffice received a report of an adult skier and an adult snowboarder, both from
the Phoenix area, who were lost outside of the Arizona Snowbowl Ski...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Preventative Search and Rescue to Assist Snow Boarding and Skiing Community

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Flagstaff,
AZ – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team conductsoperations to assist skiers and snow boarders in the back country.

Each ski season when there is ample snow fall, skiers and snow boarders enjoy...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Flagstaff Police Officer Involved Shooting

On February 3, 2019 at approximately 9:27 a.m.,
two Flagstaff Police Officers were leaving The Guidance Center in Flagstaff at2187 N. Vickey Street on an unrelated call when an individual, identified as
Henry Harold Russell, 47 years old, from Boise, ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Backcountry Winter Hazards

Flagstaff, AZ – On February 3, 2019at approximately 5:00 PM the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue
Unit responded to a report of an overdue skier who had left the ski areaboundary at Arizona Snowbowl and entered th...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Inmate Found Unresponsive in Cell - Pronounced Deceased

Correction:  Release should read:  On Tuesday,January 22, 2019 …

Flagstaff, AZ - On Monday, January 22, 2019 at approximately
4:13 am, Coconino County Detention Facility Officers conducting an inmatewelfare check ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

** ALARMA DE FRAUDE – FRAUDES TELEFÓNICAS ** republished in Spanish

Asunto: Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Coconino – Alarma de fraude – Fraudes telefónicos están sucediendo en la comunidad de nuevo.

** ALARMA DE FRAUDE – FRAUDES TELEFÓNICAS **

Protéjase de esquemas fraudulentos – Si sabes cómo funcionan los estafadores...

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