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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 13, 2020

County offices closed in observance of Presidents Day

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — All Coconino County administrative offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 17 in
observance of Presidents Day.

While the administrative offices at the Sheriff’s Office will be closed, Dispatch, Patrol and Detentionwill be open. Records will be open on from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday Feb. 17, with limited staffing. Please dial 9-1-1 for emergencies. For n...

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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.

Application inform...

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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: December 9, 2019

Business Plan Development Training begins open enrollment

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The Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) Basic Business Empowerment (BBE) is accepting applications for the next Basic Business Empowerment Business Plan Development Training.

Training will start on Tuesday evenings from 6 - 9 p.m., Jan. 14 - March 31 at the Health and Human Services Building, 2625 N. King St., Flagstaff.

The CCHHS BBE Business Plan Development Training has assisted people in starting or expanding a small busine...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Cosnino Road railroad crossing closure due to BNSF repairs

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The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) will be closing the Cosnino Road railroad crossing located just north of Interstate 40.

The closure is expected to take place from 5:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. and motorists will be diverted to other I-40 access points. 

This five-day closure is necessary for BNSF crews to replace the Cosnino Road railroad cross...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Health officials urge food safety this holiday season

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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) officials encourage consumers to take appropriate precautions in handling, preparing and cooking foods during the upcoming holiday season.

 To ensure that the holiday foods are safe, follow these basic safety steps to avoid foodborne illness:

  • Clean: Wash hands and food-contact surfaces often. Bacteria and other organisms can spread from contaminated hands and other surfaces throughou...
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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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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Coconino County Offices closed Veterans Day

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All Coconino County offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

While the administrative offices at the Sheriff’s Office will be closed, Dispatch, Patrol and Detention will conduct business as usual. Records will be open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please dial 9-1-1 for emergencies. For non-emergencies, d...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Coconino County Zoning Ordinance public hearing scheduled

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The public is invited to attend a hearing on the updated Coconino County Zoning Ordinance.

The public hearing is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers located at 219 E. Cherry Ave. Flagstaff.

In June 2017, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors initiated a comprehensive update to the Coconino Count...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

City and County to hold joint meeting

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisor and the Flagstaff City Council will hold a joint meeting to have a Museum Fire debriefing, talk about the upcoming 2020 Census efforts and have a roundtable discussion. The meeting will be at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

County Winter Parking Ordinance begins Friday, Nov. 1

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Coconino County’s annual Winter Parking Ordinance 2017-11 will be in effect between Friday, Nov. 1 and Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

The ordinance requires parking restrictions from County maintained rights-of-way during snow season and for the enforcement of parking restrictions either by citation or towing. 

Between Nov. 1 – April 1 of each year, motor vehicles must...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

County Finance Officer and Deputy Manager accepts position with PSPRS

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Flagstaff native Mike Townsend to leave County after 20 years of service

Coconino County Deputy Manager and Chief Financial Officer Mike Townsend has accepted the position of Administrator of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) for the State of Arizona. The PSPRS Board of Trustees voted to appoint Townsend Mo...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Stronger as One Coalition membership meeting

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Coconino County, and the community partners that form the Stronger as One Coalition, invite the local media to a membership meeting to discuss updates on recent accomplishments, impacts on first aid training and other topics related to mental health.

 Media are invited to attend the meeting from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 in the commons area of the Lone Tree Campus of the Coconino Community College.

The Stronger as One Coalition is a group comprised of community leaders, ele...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Coconino County confirms first flu cases of the 2019-20 season

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People are reminded to get yearly flu vaccination

 Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) officials announced the first case of influenza for the 2019 – 2020 flu season in the County. The individual has recovered from the illness. 

Due to the case, public health offi...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

2019 Sustainable Building Tour

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The Coconino County Sustainable Building Program Sustainable Building Tour will be from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, 703 E. Sawmill Rd. Flagstaff.

The Coconino County Sustainable Building Tour is hosted in partnership with the City of Flagstaff Sustainability Program, Willow Bend Environmental Education Center and is a part of the Flagstaff Festival of Science and the American Solar Energy Society&a...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Flu Shots available at County Health and Human Services

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The seasonal influenza vaccine is available at the Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) Clinic in Flagstaff.

Flu shots are available beginning Monday, Sept. 23 at the CCHHS Clinic, 2625 N. King Street, Flagstaff. Appointments are available Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted as availability permits. Call the CCHHS Clinic at 928-6...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Coconino County Zoning Ordinance public hearing set

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The hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 with the Planning and Zoning Commission, at 219 E Cherry Ave., Flagstaff, Ariz.

The public is invited to a public hearing regarding the updated Coconino County Zoning Ordinance. 

In June 2017, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors initiated a comprehensive update to the Coconino County Zoning Ordinance. Managed internally ...

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