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Posted on: September 14, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY Regarding the Federal Major Disaster Declaration

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The Federal Major Disaster Declaration announced yesterday by the Biden Administration applies to Coconino, Navajo, and Apache counties related to emergency events from July 22-24. This declaration is a mechanism for the state to recover funds from the fe...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

New Preliminary Flood Maps Issued for Oak Creek Area; Updated Maps Show Flood Risks Have Changed

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Coconino County announced today that updated, digital flood hazard maps for the Coconino County, Yavapai County, and City of Sedona sections of Oak Creek are available for public review and comment.

These maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), show the extent to which areas recently re-mapped in Oak Creek and its tributaries are at risk for flooding. This covers the area from Sterling Canyon in Coconino County, through the City of Sedona d...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Applicants sought from Coconino County for the Fredonia Moccasin Unified School District #6

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Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Cheryl Mango-Paget is seeking applicants for appointment for Fredonia Moccasin Unified School District #6.

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:

  • Download the app...
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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Coconino County Offices closed in Honor of Labor Day

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All Coconino County administrative offices will be closed Monday, September 6, 2021, in honor of Labor Day.

While the administrative offices at the Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Labor Day, Dispatch, Patrol and Detention will be operating under normal schedules. Please dial 9-1-1 for emergencies. For non-emergencies, dial 928-774-4523 to connect w...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff Held Engineering Summit & Report-Out

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The Coconino County Flood Control District (FCD) and the City of Flagstaff hosted a one-and-a-half-day Engineering Summit in the continued effort to identify long-term flood mitigation for the Museum Flood Area.

Representatives participated from the US Forest Service, Army Corps of Engineers, Flagstaff Unified School District, Arizona Department of Water Resources, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Arizona Geological Survey, Arizona Department of Tr...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff Staff Present at Joint Work Session

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Last night, staff members from the Coconino County Flood Control District and the City of Flagstaff presented to the Board of Supervisors and the City Council in a joint work session on the Museum Flood Area.

The meeting provided an historic look at the mitigation efforts taken during and immediately after the Museum Fire, as well as additional mitigation measures since that time. The City and County Flood Control District deployed sandbags and barriers to the...

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Posted on: August 21, 2021

Museum Flood Area August 21 | Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Below is a summary of today’s activities by the Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff related to the Museum Flood Area.

Successful Volunteer Day Today: We want to thank United Way of Northern Arizona and the approximately 100 volunteers that supported residents impacted by the devastating flooding event this week with debris removal today. They removed about 200 tons of se...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Museum Flood Area August 20 | Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Below is a summary of today’s activities by the Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff related to the Museum Flood Area.

Upcoming Work Session: The Coconino County Board of Supervisors and the Flagstaff City Council will hold a joint meeting on August 23 at 3 pm to review the Museum Flood Area response and ongoing mitigation efforts. The public can access this meeting on th...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Museum Flood Area August 19 | Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Below is a summary of today’s activities by the Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff related to the Museum Flood Area.

Upcoming Work Session: The Coconino County Board of Supervisors and the Flagstaff City Council will hold a joint meeting on August 23 at 3 pm to review the Museum Flood Area response and ongoing mitigation efforts. The public can access this meeting on th...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Museum Flood Area August 18 | Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Below is a summary of today’s activities by the Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff related to the Museum Flood Area.

Facebook Live Event Tonight at 6 p.m.: There is a Facebook Live Event scheduled for 6:00 PM today that will be hosted by Flagstaff Mayor Paul Deasy on the County’s Facebook page by both County and City members. We hope that you can atte...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

CDC Recommends Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Dose for Certain Immunocompromised Individuals

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that certain immunocompromised individuals who have already received an initial two doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) receive an additional dose.

Emerging evidence shows some people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised experienced a reduced immune response to the initial COVID-19 vaccine series. The administration of an additional mRNA COVID-19 VACCINE aims to prevent serious and possib...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

200- to 500-Year Rainfall Event Hits Museum Fire Burn Scar

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — At approximately 12:15 p.m. today, rain began to fall over the Museum Fire Burn Scar. By the time the large storm system moved out of the area, the entire burn area was saturated, resulting in the largest rainfall event to date.

The gauges located throughout the burn scar recorded hourly rainfall as follows: 3.07 inches in south gauge, 2.4 inches in western gauge, 1.5 inches in the eastern gauge, .75 inches at northern gauge. In addition, the rainfall was intense with over 1.14 i...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Bellemont Traffic Issue Prompts County Action

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Coconino County Public Works is working with the Sheriff’s Office and deploying signage and other traffic control in Bellemont to help mitigate an issue at the Pilot Travel Center that backed up traffic for two hours yesterday.

Yesterday’s traffic snarl in Bellemont was caused by the Pilot Travel Center’s inability to reverse direction of their fuel pumps in accordance with its commitment to the County. The flip of the fuel pumps to the opposite side is neces...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Museum Flood Area August 09 | Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Below is a summary of today’s activities by the Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff related to the Museum Flood Area.

Weather Forecast: The National Weather Service predicts increasing storm chances throughout the week. For up to date, local weather, visit?https://www.weather.gov/fgz/. ?? 

Sandbag Operations & Placement: There is currently a sandbag ...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Presiding Judge Dan Slayton to Assume Responsibility of Page Justice Court

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On August 5, 2021, the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court issued Administrative Order No. 2021 – 128 ordering the administrative control and oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Page Justice Court to be assumed by the Honorable ...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Museum Flood Area August 05 | Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Below is a summary of today’s activities by the Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff related to the Museum Flood Area.

Weather Forecast: The National Weather Service predicts few storms through the weekend. For up-to-date, local weather, visit https://www.weather.gov/fgz/.?  

Sandbag Operations & Placement: 4,950 sandbags were produced between Tuesday and toda...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Coconino County Returns to Face Mask Requirement in County Buildings

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Based on current data and updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) recommends residents wear masks in indoor public places.

In line with this recommendation, Coconino County will reinstate mask requirements in all county buildings effective Wednesday, August 4, at 8 a.m.

On July 27th, the CDC updated its COVID-19 guidance for fully vaccinated people, recommending everyone wear ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Coconino County Awarded $600,000 in Funds from NRCS for Emergency Watershed Protection

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During a special session of the Coconino County Flood Control District, the Board authorized the acceptance of financial assistance in the amount of $606,328 from the Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

The grant will be funded by NRCS at 75% and by the Flood Control District at 25%. The funds will be expended on an emergency watershed protection project for implementation of emergency measures.

During the special session, the Flood Control District Board...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Museum Flood Area July 19 | Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

Below is a summary of today’s activities by the Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff related to the Museum Flood Area.

Storm Activity:  The National Weather Service is forecasting increased thunderstorm activity through Thursday with particularly increased chance of significant rainfall Wednesday and Thursday this week. Thunderstorm cells missed the Museum burn s...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Back to School Health Fair Saturday, July 17

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is holding a Back to School Health Fair on Saturday, July 17, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The event will be held at the Health and Human Services Building, 2625 N. King St., Flagstaff. Those planning to attend are encouraged to check County social media for weather related event updates at facebook.com/CoconinoCounty and twitter.com/coconinoco...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Coconino County lifts fire restrictions in coordination with other agencies

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Coconino County will lift all fire restrictions on private lands in the unincorporated areas of the County in coordination with similar actions by the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests, as well as other agencies in the area.

The lifting of the fire restrictions is effective July 16, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. This action to lift fire restrictions ends the County’s campfire ban and Stage 2 fire restrictions enacted earlier this summer. 

The decision to end fire restri...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Coconino County, City of Flagstaff Respond to Monsoon Flooding in the Museum Flood Area

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The Coconino County Flood Control District (FCD) and City of Flagstaff are actively involved in cleanup operations following monsoon storms that dropped in excess of 2 inches of rain on the Museum Fire burn scar.

. Downstream flooding has been reported in Mt. Elden Estates and in Flagstaff from Linda Vista to Route 66. 

More than 0.75 inches of rain fell in 15 minutes over the Museum Fire burn scar, which triggered an Emergency Notification Alert to be iss...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Coconino County, City of Flagstaff Prepare for Monsoon Storms In the Museum Flood Area

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The Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff are preparing for possible flash flooding this week in the Museum Flood Area.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting a moderate threat of flooding over the next several days from monsoon storms, including scattered thunderstorms and rain showers in Flagstaff with the greatest threat on Tuesday. These storms may impact the...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Coconino County Moves Back to Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

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As of 6:00 a.m. today, July 6, Coconino County has moved back to Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in coordination with the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests.

This decision was made due to the cooler temperatures and recent rainfall which has reduced the risk of wildfire.

Even with the rain and lower temperatures, Coconino County remains in a drought and therefore fire danger remains. The following restrictions ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Coconino County Offices Closed for Independence Day

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All Coconino County administrative offices will be closed Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day.

While the administrative offices at the Sheriff’s Office will be closed, Dispatch, Patrol and Detention will be open. Records will remain open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, July 5, 2021. Please dial 9-1-1 for ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

IIP Launches its Beyond Big Cities Initiative in Partnership with Coconino County Attorney’s Office

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The nation’s conversation surrounding changes in prosecution is focused on a handful of urban, well-resourced prosecutors’ offices.

But there are more than 2,300 offices across the United States, and few national organizations are supporting prosecutors in smaller communities.

Now, with the support of Microsoft’s Criminal Justice Reform Initiative, the Institute for Innovatio...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Coconino County Names Susan Brown Deputy County Manager

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Coconino County announced today that Susan Brown has been promoted to Deputy County Manager.

Brown has over 25 years of experience working in state and local government. She joined Coconino County in 1998 in the Facilities Management Department as Property Manager during the County’s capital facilities construction program from 1996-200...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Coconino County Earns National Achievement Award for its Forest Restoration Initiative

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Coconino County’s Forest Restoration Initiative has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo).

The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. NACo recognized Coconino County’s Forest Restoration Initiative Program in the category of County Resiliency: Infrastructure, Energy & ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Coconino County Fair to be Held In-Person Labor Day Weekend

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The decision to move to an in-person event was done thoughtfully with the greatest consideration for COVID-19 safety protocols, the County’s community transmission levels, and CDC recommendations.

With guidance from Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) and consideration of the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on outdoor activities and large events, Coconino County Parks & Recreation w...

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