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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Board of Supervisors Receives First Presentation of Proposed Short-Term Rental Ordinance

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At the January 24, 2023 special meeting of the Coconino County Board of Supervisors, the Board viewed a presentation and provided direction in crafting a new ordinance regulating short-term rental properties in the county.

A new Arizona state law, enacted by the State Legislature in 2022 gives local governments the legal authority to regulate short-term rental properties within their jurisdictions. 

The Board has acknowledged through public input that short-term ren...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Coconino National Forest Representatives Present Proposed Changes to Fire Restrictions to Board

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Representatives of the Coconino National Forest are planning community meetings to solicit public input prior to implementation. Should the proposed fire restriction changes be adopted, they will be in place by April 2023.

Coconino National Forest Representatives Present Proposed Changes to Fire Restrictions  to Board of Supervisors 

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. —The Flagstaff Ranger District (FRD) of the Coconino National Forest is consider...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

BOS Approves Grant Match Totaling $12 Million to Secure Federal Funding for Flood Projects

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By establishing a committed fund of $12 million, the Board creates assurance that the District can meet the required match to continue implementation of projects in the Schultz/Pipeline Flood Area.

County Board of Supervisors Approve Grant Match 

Totaling $12 Million to Secure Federal Funding for 

Schultz/Pipeline Flood Mitigation Projects

 

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Coconino County Board of Supervisors (Board) approved...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

African Diaspora Advisory Council Accepting Entries for Black History Month Essay and Art Contest

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The contest is open to all elementary through high school students in Coconino County including homeschooled students. Submissions will center around the theme of “Black Examples of Courage and Resilience” and must be received by February 10.

The Coconino County African Diaspora Advisory Council (ADAC) is now accepting entries for its Black History Month Essay and Art Contest. 

The contest is open to all elementary through high school students in Coconino County including homeschooled ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Board of Supervisors Recognizes Survivors and Victims of Holocaust with Official Proclamation

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At their first meeting of the new year the Coconino County Board of Supervisors took time to acknowledge the upcoming International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

At their first meeting of the new year the Coconino County Board of Supervisors (Board) took time to acknowledge the upcoming International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, 2023 and unanimously approved a first-of-its-kind proclamation to recogniz...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Board of Supervisors Designates January as Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month

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At Tuesday’s special session of the Coconino County Board of Supervisors, the Board unanimously approved a proclamation to designate January as Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month in Coconino County.

According to the US State Department, Arizona is a hub for illicit activity and a transit point for labor and sex trafficking due to our state’s geographic location and network of Interstate freeways. Locally, in the past five years various law ...

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

Coconino County Flood Control District Approved For $90 Million in Federal Funding

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The $1.7 trillion Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations Bill was passed by Congress today, expected to be signed by President Biden tomorrow.

Congress acted today to approve the Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which includes funding for federal programs that support post-wildfire watershed restoration and flood mitigation. The legislation includes an overall $925 million for the U...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

Board of Supervisors Appoints Page Justice of the Peace

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Maia Rodriguez will take office on January 3, 2023

At the final Board of Supervisors (Board) meeting of 2022, the Board completed the weeks long process of appointing a candidate to fill the vacant office of Justice of the Peace for the Page precinct, selecting Maia Rodriguez to serve through 2024.&nb...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Coconino County Parks and Recreation Completes Upgrades to Pond at Archuleta County Park

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The improvements allowed for enlarging the pond space and adding a boardwalk, which makes the pond easier to access and enjoy, and an ultraviolet light system to reduce algae, so the pond will have improved visibility beneath the water’s surface.

Thanks to a heritage grant from the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD), upgrades to the pond at Elizabeth “Liz” C. Archuleta County Park are complete and it is now open to the public. The grant allowed Coconino County Parks and R...

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Coconino County Treasurer Sarah Benatar Elected to President of AACo Board of Directors

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At the 2022 annual conference of the Arizona Association of Counties (AACo), Coconino County Treasurer Sarah Benatar was elected to serve as President of the Board of Directors and will assume the role on January 1, 2023.

She is the youngest county representative to serve as Board President since AACo’s founding in 1967 and the first woman from Coconino County. As President of AACo’s Board of Directors, Treasurer Benatar will be the voice for a...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Coconino County Signs Letter to Congress to Pass Behavioral and Mental Health Policies

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Led by the National Association of Counties (NACo), a bipartisan group of nearly 150 county elected officials urged congressional leaders to pass key behavioral and mental health policies before the end of the year.

In a letter to congressional leaders, the county officials wrote, “As a key intergovernmental partner, we urge you to work towards the passage of a bipartisan behavioral health package that enhances our ability to provide comprehensive ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Coconino County Amends Winter Parking Ordinance

WINTER PARKING ORDINANCE AMENDED

This year’s amendment, which will now take effect on December 15, 2022, further enhances the Sheriff’s office’s ability to enforce violations.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Coconino County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved amendments to the County’s annual Winter Parking Ordinance at their regular meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 2022; amendments that will enable the Sheriff...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Winter Parking Ordinance Takes Effect November 1

WINTER PARKING ORDINANCE

Coconino County’s annual Winter Parking Ordinance goes into effect on November 1, 2022.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino County’s annual Winter Parking Ordinance goes into effect on November 1, 2022. The ordinance, which will remain in place until April 1, 2023, prohibits vehicles from parking along county-maintained right of ...

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

Coconino County Flood Control District Approved For $90 Million in Federal Funding

The $1.7 trillion Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations Bill was passed by Congress today, expected to be signed by President Biden tomorrow.

Congress acted today to approve the Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which includes funding for federal pro...

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Additional Info... Schultz/Pipeline Flood Area

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Doney Park Neighborhood Meeting - In Person and Virtual

Doney Park Neighborhood Watch In Person and Virtual Meeting 
February 2, 2023  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Summit Fire District 
8905 N Koch Field Rd
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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Coconino County Winter Parking Information

Before you visit Coconino County to recreate in the winter months, please be aware of Ordinance 2022-06 which can be viewed here: 

https://coconino.az.gov/1945/Winter-Parking-Information?fbclid=IwAR3NfT4mDQLLwBRof_UQ5JOp_yUF80rhAE0S7uF3cSxMr3fmCeJ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

CCSO Search and Rescue Conducts A Climbing Rescue Near Sedona, AZ

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Sedona, AZ – On January 8th at 1717 hours the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a climbing party of five indicating that one of the climbers, a 25-year-old female, had her right leg stuck in c...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

CERT Training February 7-9, 2023- Tuba City

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Additional information may be obtained by calling Community Programs Manager Jon Paxton at 928-226-5089 or email at jpaxton@coconino.az.gov 

Space is limited to 20 students. 

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING – TUBA CITY...

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

Remaining Victims Located Deceased at Woods Canyon Lake

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The missing men have been located deceased and   have been identified as Narayana Muddana, 49 and Gokul Mediseti, 47. The female victim has been identified as  Haritha Muddana (age ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

CCSO responds to drowning at Woods Canyon Lake

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 AT 3:35 pm hours, Coconino County Deputies from the Forest Lakes Substation responded to Woods Canyon Lake for the report of 3 individuals, two males and one female who were walking on the frozen lake and fell through ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Winter Weather Advisory From 2am Mon, January 30 until 12 pm Tue, January 31

WHAT...Snow above 5000 feet. Generally snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches. 

WHERE...Areas above 5000 feet near Doney Park, Flagstaff and Williams. 

WHEN...Until noon MST Tuesday. 

IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The haza...

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Additional Info... Snow Plan

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