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Posted on: June 20, 2019

District 5 Supervisor Lena Fowler named County Board Chair

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors named District 5 Supervisor Lena Fowler as Chair of the Board during the regular meeting June 18.

She replaces District 1 Supervisor Art Babbott.

Supervisor Fowler will serve as Chair for approximately the next nine months.

“I want to thank Supervisor Babbott for his spectacular leadership as Chairman,” said Chair Fowler. “...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Bellemont Area Plan public hearing schedule announced

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The Coconino County Planning and Zoning Commission and the County Board of Supervisors will hold public hearings on the draft Bellemont Area Plan in June and August.

The public is invited to attend the hearings.

The Bellemont Area Plan is a planning document that will guide land use and development in Bellemont for the next 20 years. Over the past 24 months, a committee of Bellemont residents, property owners and busin...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Juneteenth Celebration

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The Coconino County African American Advisory Council (AAAC) and the Southside Community Association are proud to present the annual Juneteenth celebration.

The event will be from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 at the Murdoch Community Center, 203 E. Brannen Ave. Flagstaff, Ariz.

Juneteenth, celebrated annually on June 19, is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery. On this date in...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

County aligns health and human services into one department

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Coconino County will merge the Public Health Services District, Community Services and the Career Center into the Health and Human Services department. The new department will integrate the name, logo and branding alignment on July 1, 2019.

The three departments began planning the service alignment in January 2019 under the leadership of the Director of Special Initiatives Kim Musselman. The department integration will improve service connections, simplify intake processes and improve servic...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Spring Valley Road Project underway

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Coconino County contractor, Rummel Construction, has broken ground on the Spring Valley Road Drainage Improvement Project. The project is located about 10 miles north of East Old Route 66 in Parks, Ariz.

The goal of the project is to help mitigate seasonal roadside drainage issues that occur near the intersection of North Spring Valley Road and Pumpkin Center Road. Currently, drainage causes downstream impacts that render these roads impassable during spr...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Multiple Governing Board Seats seeking applicants

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

One seat is open in Coconino Community College District 5 in Page, Coconino Association for Vocations, Industry, and Technology (CAVIAT) Education District in Fredonia, Fredonia-Moccasin Unified School District and two seats are open and Maine Consolidate...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Truth in Taxation hearing set

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Coconino County is publishing the Truth in Taxation notice, as required by Arizona state law, explaining potential changes in the amount of property taxes collected.

Interested citizens are invited to attend the public hearing which is at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, in the County Administrative Building Board Chambers, 219 East Cherry, Flagstaff, Ariz. 

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors is notifying its p...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

County holds press conference on Health and Human Services department

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Coconino County is holding a press conference to announce the formation of the Health & Human Services department.

The new department integrates the Career Center, Community Services and the Public Health Services District. This press conference will take place at 1:30 p.m., Monday, June 10, 2019 at the King St. building in Flagstaff.

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Coconino County Legal Defenders Office move

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The Coconino County Legal Defenders Office (LDO) will be moving locations on Friday, June 14, 2019.

The LDO will now be located at 220 N. Leroux St., Flagstaff, Ariz. with the entrance on Cherry St. The LDO will be closed on June 14, 2019 due to this move.

The LDO has been in the Ice House for more than a decade. With the increases in attorneys and staff...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Mormon Lake Road Reconstruction Project breaks ground

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Crews have broken ground on a $9.5 million project to improve Mormon Lake Road.

The Mormon Lake Road Reconstruction Project includes the mill, overlay and widening of the entire 9.8 miles of roadway, which is located about 30 miles southeast of Flagstaff along the western shore of Mormon Lake.

InterMountain West Civil Constructors, In...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

The Trust For Public Land and Coconino County Announce Expansion of Roger’s Lake County Natural Area

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The Trust for Public Land and Coconino County announced the purchase of 80 acres at Rogers Lake near Flagstaff today.

The existing Rogers Lake Natural Area, a wetland area surrounded by ponderosa pine and gambel oak forest, was purchased by the County in 2010. 

Since that original acquisition, County Parks & Recreation has established recreational amenities a...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Coconino County Offices closed in honor of Memorial Day

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All Coconino County administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019 in honor of Memorial Day.

While the administrative offices at the Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Monday, May 27, Dispatch, Patrol and Detention will be operating under normal schedules. Records will be open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. May 27. Please dial 9-1-1 for emergenci...

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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

Risha VanderWey, Superintendent of Schools

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 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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