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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: March 7, 2019

Frontiere at Rogers Lake available for special events

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Coconino County Parks & Recreation is currently accepting reservations for special events at Frontiere at Rogers Lake. The rental season is May 1 – Sept. 30, with additional dates by request.

Located adjacent to the Rogers Lake County Natural Area, Frontiere at Rogers Lake has views of the San Francisco Peaks. The site may be reserved for overnight or day use. A reservation may include two buildings, the overall grounds, four RV sites and tent...

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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 21, 2019

County declares State of Emergency for record setting storm

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Most County Offices close through the weekend in response

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Coconino County Board of Supervisors are expected to affirm a State of Emergency Declaration on Tuesday, Feb. 26. due to the major snow storm that started late Wednesday evening. Chairman of the Board Art Babbott initially...

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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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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Bellemont Area Plan Open House

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The public is invited to attend an Open House to review the draft Bellemont Area Plan. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Robinson Readiness Center Drill Floor, Camp Navajo, Bellemont, Ariz.

The Bellemont Area Plan is a land use planning document that will guide land use and development in Bellemont for the next 20 years. The Open House will be an opportunity for the community to review and provide comments on the draft plan containing the vi...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

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. 21 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 on Monday Jan. 21, from 8 a.m.  – 6 p.m., with limited staffing. Please dial 9-1-1 for ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Supervisors recognize Fourth Grade Water Ethic Contest winners

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Art submissions are utilized for promoting water stewardship throughout northern Arizona. Posters are created for classrooms, events, presentations and are developed into bathroom water awareness signs.

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors, the Coconino County Sustainable Building Program, the Coconino Plateau Watershed Partnership (a branch of the Coconino Plateau Water Advisory Council) and Willow Bend Environmental Education Center will recognize ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Community Services announces new hours at Williams Social Service Office

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Coconino County Community Services announces new hours and days of service at the Williams office at 850 W. Grant St.

Starting Jan. 15, 2019, the Williams office will be open on Tuesday and Thursday every week and will take applications for assistance by appointment only. Residents are encouraged to call 928-679-7453 to schedule an appointment. Social Services provides u...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

County and City transfer animal shelter operations

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Coconino County and the City of Flagstaff will transfer animal shelter operations to High Country Humane (HCH) starting Dec. 28, 2018.

The HCH Animal Shelter is located at the former Second Chance Center for Animals (SCCA) site at 11665 US-89 in Flagstaff. The 20,000-square-foot building and surrounding acreage were donated to the County following the closure of SCCA.Paw Placement of Nor...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Annual Willard Springs green waste burn scheduled

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Smoke may be visible for the next three weeks

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

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Statement from the Board of Supervisors on the passing of Congressman Ed Pastor

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors were deeply saddened to learn that Congressman Ed Pastor passed away this week. Congressman Pastor was a tremendous public servant, a constant advocate for Coconino County, a great representative of the State of Ar...

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Subaru “Share the Love” Meals on Wheels Event

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Coconino County Community Services Senior Nutrition Program staff and Flagstaff Subaru employee volunteers will deliver winter emergency meals to homebound seniors as a part of the 2018 Subaru Share the Love Event.

 Subaru will also loan two vehicles to Coconino County Community Services for this Meals on Wheels winter emergency meals delivery event. 

From Nov. 15, 2018, - Jan. 2, 2019, Subaru of America will donate $250 for every new vehicle sold o...

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Posted on: March 24, 2019

Moonset Pit to Re-open on May 11 for Green Waste Disposal

Williams, Ariz., April 1, 2019—For Immediate Release. The Kaibab National Forest, in cooperation with the communities of Parks and Sherwood Forest Estates is pleased to announce the reopening of the Moonset Pit on May 11 of this year for local residents t...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Public Notice of First Responder Exercise at Cromer School

Flagstaff, AZ – On April 24, 2019 the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a Critical Incident Response Drill at Cromer School in the Doney Park area.  The drill will occur between 5 pm – 9 pm and will...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Arrest Made in Blue Ridge Homicide

ORIGINAL RELEASE FROM April 2, 2019:  Happy Jack, AZ – On Saturday, March 30, 2019 around 3:30 pm, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a deceased body found at Bly Pit in the Blue Ridge area. Investigators responded ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Coconino Sheriff Reminds Citizens About "Ready, Set, Go!" Program

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Although Northern Arizona enjoyed a wet winter, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office would like people to be prepared for the spring, a time when the forest and grass lands dry out and are more vulnerable to wild fire. The Coconino County Sherif...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Body Found at Bly Pit in Blue Ridge

Happy Jack, AZ – On Saturday, March 30, 2019 around 3:30 pm, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a deceased body found at Bly Pit in the Blue Ridge area. Investigators responded to the scene and located the body of an adult f...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Investigation of Homicide in Doney Park

Media Release UPDATE:  Additional information about the Doney Park homicide that occurred this morning.

As deputies were enroute, a reporting party advised that the male suspect had fled the scene. Upon arrival, deputies located a female victim wi...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Recent SAR Operation Locates One Alive and One Deceased

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Blue Ridge, AZ – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office recently conducted a search and rescue operation over a five-day period for two lost persons east of the Hutch Mountain area. One person was located alive (a 35-year-old female of W...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Flagstaff Police Officer Involved Shooting

On February 3, 2019 at approximately 9:27 a.m.,
two Flagstaff Police Officers were leaving The Guidance Center in Flagstaff at2187 N. Vickey Street on an unrelated call when an individual, identified as
Henry Harold Russell, 47 years old, from Boise, ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

** ALARMA DE FRAUDE – FRAUDES TELEFÓNICAS ** republished in Spanish

Asunto: Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Coconino – Alarma de fraude – Fraudes telefónicos están sucediendo en la comunidad de nuevo.

** ALARMA DE FRAUDE – FRAUDES TELEFÓNICAS **

Protéjase de esquemas fraudulentos – Si sabes cómo funcionan los estafadores...

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Posted on: April 7, 2019

Townsend-Winona Pavement Repair Project continues from Hwy 89 to

Crews are working this week between the project’s west end at U.S. Highway 89 and Koch Field Road. The project is expected to last about two more weeks. This schedule is subject to change based on weather or other unforeseen factors. Please watc...

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