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Posted on: May 20, 2019

County tests Emergency Notification System

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Coconino County Emergency Management is conducting a test of the emergency notification system between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27. This will help ensure that the system is up to date.

County officials are encouraging all residents to sign-up to receive emergency notifications. During the test, residents should receive a message verifying they have been entered into the emergency notification system. People that did not receive a messag...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Repairs beginning on North Schultz Flood area mitigation measures

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Contractors will begin repairs next week to both on- and off-forest flood mitigation measures in the northern portion of the Schultz Flood area.

This is part of the Brandis Way Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) infrastructure that was damaged during a historic monsoon storm last summer. 

Kinney Construction Services, Inc. will conduct repairs to the off-forest flood mitigation measures ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Public Health Officials urge precautions against rabies

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Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) Officials are urging people to protect themselves against rabies.

CCPHSD advises individuals to seek immediate medical attention if they are bitten or have had contact with an animal suspected to have rabies. Postexposure prophylaxis, a series of injections, may be recommended to prevent disease. Once symptoms appear, r...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Coconino County Courts host Law Day

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Coconino County Courts are hosting Law Day at the Coconino County Courthouse. The proceedings will begin at 8:45 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2019.

This year’s Law Day theme is “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society.” The theme provides an opportunity to explore the ways the First Amendment has shaped American law and society. Law Day activities in Flagstaff are coordina...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

County hosts dedication ceremony for new Medical Examiner’s Office

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The Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) is hosting a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting for the new Medical Examiner’s Office.

Proceedings will start at 3:30p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 at 4402 E. Huntington, Flagstaff. Tours of the facility will follow and last until 6 p.m.

The previous Medical Examiner’s Office, built in 1979, exceeded its capacity and the Board of Superv...

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Superintendent seeking applicants for multiple Governing Board Seats

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Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Risha VanderWey is seeking applicants for appointment to five school districts.

One seat is vacant in the Coconino Association for Vocations, Industry, and Technology (CAVIAT) Education District in Fredonia, Fredonia-Moccasin Unified School District, Grand Canyon Unified School District, Coconino Community College District #5 and thr...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Fort Tuthill County Park cleanup event

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Coconino County Parks & Recreation is hosting a volunteer park cleanup event on Saturday, April 20, from 9 - 11 a.m. at Fort Tuthill County Park in celebration of Earth Day.

Volunteers, of all ages, are asked to wear close-toed shoes, long pants, sunscreen, a hat, and to bring gloves if they have them. Parks & Recreation will supply trash bags and trash pickers. The event will begin at the parking lot next to the Bike Par...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Board of Supervisors & District Nominating Committees solicit applications for the Commission on Tri

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Applicants are being sought to fill positions for the Commission on Trial Court Appointments for Coconino County District 1, District 2 and District 3.

District 4 and District 5 are developing their nominating committees and will be seeking applications for the Commission shortly.

In 2018, Coconino County voters elected to change the selection of Superior Court Judges from a partisan-popular election to a...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Mormon Lake Road north entrance to close - Access to Mormon Lake through south entrance only

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The north entrance of Mormon Lake Road is scheduled to be closed from Tuesday, April 9 – Thursday, April 11 while crews replace the cattleguard approximately 0.4 miles north of Rockledge Road.

During this period, motorists will access Mormon Lake Road through the south entrance.

Cattleguard replacement is a preconstruction job for the Central Federal Lands’ Mormon Lake Road Reconstruction Project, which is scheduled to break ground thi...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Townsend-Winona Pavement Repair Project breaking ground next week

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Repairs to a four-mile stretch of Townsend-Winona Road will start next week.

Coconino County secured a $1.4 million emergency maintenance contract with C & E Paving and Grading for the construction of the Townsend-Winona Road Repair Project.

Funded by Prop. 403, the project was approved by the Board of Supervisors on April 2, 2...

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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.

“I am pleased to appoint such a qualified person to such...

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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: 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 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 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: 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: March 24, 2019

Moonset Pit to Re-open on May 11 for Green Waste Disposal

Williams, Ariz., April 1, 2019—For Immediate Release. The Kaibab National Forest, in cooperation with the communities of Parks and Sherwood Forest Estates is pleased to announce the reopening of the Moonset Pit on May 11 of this year for local residents t...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Repairs beginning on North Schultz Flood area mitigation measures

Kinney Construction Services, Inc. is conducting repairs to the off-forest flood mitigation measures including the floodwater conveyance channel that runs along Brandis Way to U.S. Route 89. Tiffany Construction Co. is managing repairs to the on-forest me...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Update: Fatal Shooting in Parks, AZ

Update (May 13, 2019): Flagstaff, AZ – The officer who was involved in the fatal shooting of an armed person in Parks, AZ on Saturday May 11 is Deputy Tyler Stoppe who has been a police officer for 5-1/2 years.  Deputy Stoppe is current...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

7 Search and Rescue Responses in 3 Days (May 7 media release)

Media release from May 7, 2019 at approximately 4:05 pm

Flagstaff, AZ – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and it’s Search and Rescue unit responded to seven (7) calls for both searches and rescue operations in three (3) day...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Missing Person near Williams, AZ Located (May 7 media release)

Media Release from May 7, 2019 at approximately 4:05 pmOn May 7th at approximately 10:15 am, Timothy Coen a reported Missing Person since May 2nd, was found in Williams Arizona.  Coen was found by a resident driving through the 4 Hills Ranch area...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Drowning at Willow Springs Lake (May 7 media release)

Media Release from May 7, 2019 approximately 1:22 pmForest Lakes, AZ – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reporting drowning in Willow Springs Lakes outside of Forest Lakes, AZ.

Around 4:11 PM Monday May 6, 2019, the Sheriff’s Office recei...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Arrest Made in Blue Ridge Homicide

ORIGINAL RELEASE FROM April 2, 2019:  Happy Jack, AZ – On Saturday, March 30, 2019 around 3:30 pm, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a deceased body found at Bly Pit in the Blue Ridge area. Investigators responded ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Coconino Sheriff Reminds Citizens About "Ready, Set, Go!" Program

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Although Northern Arizona enjoyed a wet winter, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office would like people to be prepared for the spring, a time when the forest and grass lands dry out and are more vulnerable to wild fire. The Coconino County Sherif...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Body Found at Bly Pit in Blue Ridge

Happy Jack, AZ – On Saturday, March 30, 2019 around 3:30 pm, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a deceased body found at Bly Pit in the Blue Ridge area. Investigators responded to the scene and located the body of an adult f...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Spring 2019 Invasive Weed Management Operations Underway

This schedule is subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen factors.   

The County’s contractor, under the supervision of Natural Channel Design (NCD), is using broadleaf herbicides - Milestone® plus Clean Amin...

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