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Flagstaff cancels Fourth of July fireworks display due to fire danger
That doesn’t mean there won’t be Independence Day festivities. The city will be hosting its fourth annualLights on the Lawn Fourth of July Celebrationfrom 3 to 9 p.m. There will be water slides, an obstacle course, a maze, a mechanical bull, food vendors, a beer garden and live music.
Autopsy: NAU student found dead in March died by suicide
According to a report from the NAU Police Department, Bock was found lying face down and partially on his side. Another officer described Bock has having injuries to his stomach. Officers described finding a significant amount of blood throughout the apartment, but there were no signs of forced entr
Around the Town: Saturday chalk full of things to do in Flagstaff
Flagstaff Pride is hosting the 22nd annual Pride in the Pines festival this Saturday, June 23 from 12 p.m.- 9 p.m. at the Thorpe Park Complex, 560 N Thorpe Road.The event offers a diverse lineup of national, regional and local entertainers as well as an inclusive and safe space to celebrate Pride.In
Pressure's on for Flagstaff-area fire tower watchers during extreme fire danger
From the windows that ring her bed, Pam Strong can see for miles. She can spot the Grand Canyon’s north rim, the whale-shaped mound of Mormon Mountain and past the San Francisco Peaks to the roundish nub of Kendrick Peak.
Flagstaff, Coconino County commit $300K to combat undercount in 2020 census
The 2020 Census is still two years away, but city of Flagstaff and Coconino County leaders are already committing up to $300,000 in local dollars and dedicating staff time to preparing for the once-a-decade population count.The reason, in part, is because the characteristics of people living in both
Would you pay a half-million to replace Flagstaff's Wheeler Park footbridge?
Emry Pensinger, the Flagstaff Parks Supervisor, stands in front of the bridge connecting Wheeler Park and the Flagstaff Public Library Monday morning. Dry rot has forced its closure and possible removal
Mind Games: A Good Walk Spoiled - Flagstaff Business & Online News | Northern Arizona Local Newspaper
Why does a game that is supposed to be fun and relaxing often turn into a frustrating, miserable experience? It’s time spent out in nature (manicured as it may be), with friends. What could go wrong? A person addresses the ball, hesitates, tightens his or her jaw, pulls the club back and promptly A.
Hit the trail: Rogers Lake, Soldiers Trail now linked
Since 2011, Coconino County has been putting in recreation improvements on the eastern side of the lake. Cyclists can now get off dusty Woody Mountain Road and up into the pines above the lake, then connect to the Soldiers Trail at Fort Tuthill via the new Rogers Trail.
40 rally in Flagstaff against Trump border policies
Flagstaff resident Peggy Chaikin holds up her signs while standing in front of City Hall Wednesday afternoon. Chaikin and about 40 others were gathered to protest the separation of families taking place at the Unites States/Mexico border. Shortly before the protest, President Trump issued an executi
D500 and 200-500 Shoot the Moon
The Moon, photographed less than a day past 1st Quarter from my back deck in Flagstaff, Arizona.
New disc golf course outside Flagstaff almost finished
After about a month of construction, Flagstaff’s newest disc golf course at Fort Tuthill County Park is nearly complete and will see its first tournament this weekend.On Monday, volunteers worked on the final phase of the project, pouring concrete for tee pads at the 18-hole course.Stan Johnson, a m
Police log: Safeway employee knocked unconscious with bottle of stolen whiskey
Shoplifting, Agg Assault with deadly weaponAt approximately 5:49 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12 officers were dispatched to the Safeway on N Highway 89 in Flagstaff for reports of shoplifting and an assault on an employee.
The beat goes on: A send-off to Flagstaff drummer Ron James
It’s 9 o’clock at Charly’s Monday Night Blues. A singer hymns in the light. At her flanks, players smolder with calm in their faces and quickness in their fingers. Eyes from the hotel bar glisten with their glasses of beer. A familiar tune hooks its reflection into the hands of the seated and the fe
Suspect in Prescott murder sought in Rimrock area manhunt
The Ranger One DPS helicopter and special weapons teams from surrounding communities are assisting with the search for a murder suspect. According to YCSO, the murder happened in Prescott Thursday morning, June 21, 2018. The search for the suspect is currently taking place in the Rimrock, Arizona ar
Man gets 35 ½ years in prison for killing mother in Phoenix
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First heat wave of season this week in Flagstaff
Flagstaff is in for its first extended heat wave of the season this week as the high temperature reaches 91 degrees Thursday.The National Weather Service says temperatures will range between and 5 and 10 degrees above normal through Saturday, with winds possibly picking up to near Red Flag condition
Around the Rez: week of June 20
The Black Falls Bible Church camp meeting takes place June 22-23 in Tolani Lake, Arizona. The church is about 15 miles northwest of Tolani Lake Chapter. Turn northwest at milepost 14 on Navajo Route 2. Go about five miles of dirt road and a church sign will be visible at a split road. Take the left
Portion of public works yard to become urban farm
A portion of the city’s old public works yard may be used in a new urban farming incubation initiative designed to get more local produce onto the tables of restaurants across town.City sustainability specialist McKenzie Jones said the program is aiming to fill a growing demand for fresh, organic an
Construction projects continue on I-40 between Williams and Flagstaff
“They’re looking to complete this section by the fall when temps cool down,” said Ryan Harding, spokesman for ADOT.
Around the Town: An evening with Gilliam Welch Thursday, June 21
Americana musician Gillian Welch’s career spans over twenty years, and is a pillar of the modern acoustic music world. After moving to Nashville in the early 1990s, Welch was launched into the public consciousness when Emmylou Harris recorded a cover of Welch’s “Orphan Girl.” Her career continued to