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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Coconino County Treasurer offers alternative payment methods

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The Coconino County Treasurer’s Office is now altering service levels and
payment methods due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect public health.

Property owners can pay taxes in person at a temporary drive thru window from 9 a.m. – noon on Mondays and Wednesdays at 2304 N. Third Street in Flagstaff. People can also pay online, via telephone, by mail or at our drop box located at 110 E. C...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

County Board of Supervisors issue statement to close Grand Canyon National Park

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The following is a statement from the Coconino County Board of Supervisors regarding the closing of the Grand Canyon National Park.

“For the safety and health of Coconino County healthcare providers, residents and visitors, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors strongly urge Department of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to close Grand Canyon National Park due to the CO...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Willard Springs Transfer Station opens Friday free green waste-only disposal

Coconino County will reopen the Willard Springs Transfer Station for the summer season for free green waste-only disposal.

The station will not be accepting bulk waste due to cash handling and social distancing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Green waste disposal provides an incentive for residents to cle...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

County announces changes to drive-up specimen collections sites

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Coconino County health officials are changing the location and hours of the drive-up COVID-19 specimen collection sites.

Specimen collection sites will not be taking specimens on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. There will only be one site operating from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. beginning Sunday, March 29 at Fort Tuthill in Flagstaff. People need to have a referral from a m...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

District 2 Supervisor Liz Archuleta named County Board Chair

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors named District 2 Supervisor Liz Archuleta as Chair of the Board during the regular meeting March 24.

She replaces District 5 Supervisor Lena Fowler.

Supervisor Archuleta will serve as Chair for the rest of the calendar year.

“Supervisor Fowler’s leadership as chair during this unprecedented time has been stellar,” said Chair A...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

County adopts new office and building procedures

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Coconino County will be changing building entrance procedures and staffing to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. All county departments will continue to provide statutory and critical services.

Starting immediately, the County office changes will lessen direct person-to-person contact to protect county employees and the public. County employees who do not have direct interaction with the public will also begin tele-commuting.

The public is encour...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Coconino County Health officials confirm first death due to COVID-19

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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) confirmed the first COVID-19 related death in Coconino County.

The individual was a male in his 50s with underlying health conditions.

CCHHS is working to identify and contact anyone who may have been in close contact with the decedent. These individuals will be asked to quarantine or isolate as necessary and will be ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

County Courts modify schedules and procedures

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Courts will remain open

Under Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Order 2020-48 and Coconino County Superior Court Administrative Order 2020-005, the court is modifying court operations to protect the public, court staff and the judiciary. Court Administration is working with S...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Evidence of COVID-19 community transmission in Coconino County

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County also changes specimen collection site and hours

 Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) officials have found evidence of community transmission of COVID-19 in Coconino County. Community transmission happens when there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 and there is no source of infecti...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

County COVID-19 response exhausting resources and supplies

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County requests support and supplies from federal and state government to continue response

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coconino County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be impacted if supplies and financial resources aren’t replenished. Over the past week, the County has increased testing opportunities for individual...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Coconino Parks & Recreation announces operational changes to promote social distancing for COVID-19

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Coconino County Parks & Recreation is staffing its office virtually to help protect the team and the public during the COID-19 pandemic. Virtual staffing at Parks & Recreation began on March 19 and will continue through at least April 1.

For inquiries about parks, natural areas and trails, the public is encouraged to call the Parks & Recreation’s Administration phone number at 928-679-8000 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, or email parksrec@coconino.az.gov. Phones and e...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Board of Supervisors proclaim emergency measures for social distancing

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation closing restaurants and other businesses in Coconino County to members of the public, effective at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020 through Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Board Chair Lena Fowler issued the proclamation aimed to help curb the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing.

All restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, retail food facilities and other similar businesses and establishments are prohibited fr...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Presumptive positive case of COVID-19 reported in Coconino County

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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) confirmed the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Coconino County. The test was conducted by TGen North Clinical Laboratory.

The individual is from the greater Flagstaff area and is over 60-years old, which is considered a vulnerable population. CCHHS is conducting an investigation regarding the case to identify other individuals potentially exposed to the illness. Close contac...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Board of Supervisors declare County State of Emergency

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors declared a State of Emergency due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The declaration was approved at special session on Wednesday, March 18.

With the declaration, Coconino County will be able to make appropriate orders, provide emergency resources, request additional resources and receive mutual aid from the state and federal governments. There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in C...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

County adds second COVID-19 specimen collection location

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Coconino County set-up a second drive-up COVID-19 specimen collection site.

The additional site will begin collecting specimens beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday March 18 at Coconino Community College, East Campus, 3000 N. Fourth St. Flagstaff, AZ. 

The other testing site is located at Fort Tuthill County Park, 2446 Fort T...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

County COVID-19 drive-up swab testing to begin

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Coconino County established a drive-up COVID-19 specimen collection facility at Fort Tuthill. The site will be available for swab testing from noon – 4 p.m. on Monday, March 16.

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, hours for drive-up testing will be from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. An order from a medical provider is required for testing. Testing sites are not open to the public and people without proper documentation will be turned away. ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Harriett Sloan appointed to the Tuba City Governing Board

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Coconino County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Tommy Lewis has announced the appointment of Harriett Sloan as a Governing Board member of the Tuba City Unified School District #15.

Sloan has nearly thirty-eight years of experience in the Tuba City United School District Education System including positions as a teacher, guidance counselor and administrator. She served as the Principal of Tuba City Jr. High School from 2010-2015 and ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

County COVID-19 surveillance and response continues

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Coconino County continues COVID-19 surveillance and has submitted two samples for testing at the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory.

Both have been negative for COVID-19.

Coconino County Health and Human Services, in partnership with federal, state and local partners, is continuing to prepare for the possibility of the illness in Coconino County. 

Governor Doug Ducey declared a ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

County Health prepares for COVID-19

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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is continuing to prepare for the potential spread of the COVID-19 illness with state and federal partners as well as local healthcare providers.

Health officials are communicating with a wide array of partners to explain processes regarding testing and identifying people who could potentially be infected with the virus. A person will be considered for testing if they are experiencing respiratory s...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Annual Willard Springs green waste burn in progress

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

The annual green waste burn reduces the existing stockpile of pine needles, tree trimmings and other green waste at the transfer station prior to the 2020 fire season. The burn is expected to smolder until mid-spring and will be monitored by the Mormon La...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Joanne Keene named Deputy County Manager

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Coconino County Manager James Jayne has announced the appointment of Joanne Keene as Deputy County Manager. The Board of Supervisors are expected to approve the appointment at a regular board meeting in March.

Keene has almost twenty-five years of experience in local, state and federal government.  Most recently, Keene has served for five years as the Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff to Northern Arizona University. Prior to her work at NAU, ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

Tuba City Unified School District Governing Board deadline extended

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Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tommy Lewis has extended the application deadline for appointment to the Tuba City Unified School District Governing Board to Feb. 24. Currently, one seat is vacant.

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: February 5, 2020

Public comment period for County Fair fee changes open

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The public can comment on proposed County Fair fee changes until April 6. The 60-day comment period on the proposed fees affects vendors, open livestock entries and 4-H wristbands.

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors reviewed the fee changes, which have not increased since 2006, at the regular meeting on Jan. 28

The Board may consider any increase or change up to the amount proposed by the department but not anything higher. The...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Public comment period for County Fair fee changes open

The public can comment on proposed County Fair fee changes until April 6. The 60-day comment period on the proposed fees affects vendors, open livestock entries and 4-H wristbands.

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors reviewed the fee changes, which have not increased since 2006, at the regular meeting on Jan. 28

The Board may consider any increase or change up to the amount proposed by the department but not anything higher. The...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Public health officials continue to monitor novel Coronavirus

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with state and local health officials, continues to monitor an outbreak of the novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV), a respiratory illness originating in Wuhan, China.

Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is working closely with partner organizations to coordinate surveillance and public health messaging regarding the virus. 

Over 4000 confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV have been reported in China. Current...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

County Superintendent of Schools to host 2020 Spelling BEE

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Twenty-two Coconino County students will compete to be the top speller at the 2020 Coconino County Spelling BEE. The County BEE will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 in the Coconino High School mini-auditorium at 2801 N. Izabel St., Flagstaff.

The 2020 Coconino County Spelling BEE consists of home, public, charter and private school-students from throughout the County who won their school or district Spelling Bee.

The Rotary Clubs from Flagstaff, Grand Canyon and Williams donate monetary prizes ...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

County Health and Human Services monitoring novel Coronavirus

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring an outbreak of the novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV), a respiratory illness originating in Wuhan, China.

Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS), the Arizona Department of Health Services and other Arizona health departments are coordinating surveillance and communication with the CDC regarding the virus.   There are currently sev...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

County Adult Probation Department to unveil community mural

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Coconino County Adult Probation Department (CCAPD) and Creative Spirits partnered with area agencies, including Coconino County Victim Witness, to develop 252-square-feet of art murals that promote healthy relationships.

The art project that addresses social change and intends to reduce recidivism, will be mounted on the exterior of the County Adult Probation Office in Flagstaff.

The murals were created by Coconino Adult Probation clients and are representative of the key ...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Coconino awarded rural broadband development grant

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The Arizona Commerce Authority awarded Coconino County with a $50,000 Arizona Rural Broadband Development Grant to accelerate the enhancement of broadband infrastructure to support economic growth and improve quality of life for Arizona’s rural residents.

Coconino County will use the grant dollars for a feasibility study to validate the need for high speed internet connectivity to underserved areas within northern Arizona. The study will also help determine how to plan for future middle mile and/or last mi...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

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. 20 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 from 8 a.m.  – 4 p.m. on Monday Jan. 20 with limited staffing. Please dial 9-1-1 for em...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Tuba City Unified School District seeks Governing Board applicants

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Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tommy Lewis is seeking applicants for appointment to the Tuba City Unified School District Governing Board.

Currently, one seat is vacant.

Applicants must be registered voters of Arizona 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.

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

County seeks sculpture proposals for multicultural park

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Coconino County Parks & Recreation is seeking proposals from Arizona artists, or artist teams, for large-scale, three-dimensional sculptures.

Awarded sculptures will be a part of a public exhibition at Sawmill Multicultural and Nature County Park in Flagstaff.

Sawmill County Park is located on a brownfield where one of Flagstaff’s first sawmills operated from 1908 to 1993. The...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Coconino County offices closed for winter holidays

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All Coconino County administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019 and Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 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 open until noon on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25 and open Wednesday, Jan. 1 from 8 a.m. &am...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Skunk tests positive for rabies

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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) officials
confirmed that a skunk found in the Baderville community, northwest of Flagstaff, has tested positive for rabies. No human or domestic animal exposures have been reported.

CCHHS reminds people to use caution to protect against rabies exposure when hiking, camping or in situations where wildlife may be present. Health officials recommend the following precautions to protect against rabies: 

• Avoid wildlife, especial...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year nominations extended

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The eighth annual Coconino County 2020 Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year Award nominations have been extended to 5 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2019.

Superintendent Lewis formally invites the public to nominate outstanding teachers in Coconino County. Nomination forms can be found on the Superintendent’s website at www.coconino.az.gov/celebrate. The awards are a distinguished countywide event created t...

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