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Coconino County seeks input on Williams Pre-Disaster plan
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Coconino County is seeking input on a draft of the new Williams Pre-Disaster Plan. At the request of Coconino County, JE Fuller Hydrology & Geomorphology has worked on the plan with the city of Williams, Coconino County, Kaibab National Forest and other public agencies and private
Polygamous group lets go of sprawling Arizona worship center
This Oct. 25, 2017, photo shows a meetinghouse in Colorado City, Ariz. A polygamous group known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or FLDS, is letting go of the sprawling building where its members worshipped, in the latest sign that the sect run by imprisoned leader
Lady Bulldogs go 1-2 in BIT
The Virgin Valley High School Lady Bulldogs hosted their annual Bulldog Invitational on Dec. 6-8 and came out with a 1-2 record. The Bulldogs opened play with Kanab (Utah) on Thursday evening Dec.6 losing 56-24. It was a game of two halves as the Dawgs trailed 24-20 after one half of play. The secon
Former Cult Members Rebuild Utah Town After Abusive Leader’s Conviction
After experiencing unimaginable trauma and pain, some survivors do whatever they can to avoid triggers that might remind them of what they were forced to endure. For years, the women of Short Creek suffered under the reign of a controlling and cruel predator prophet. Despite enduring assault, manipu
Polygamous sect on Utah-Arizona line evicted from meetinghouse
The polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has surrendered the last, visible sign of its faith in Hildale, Utah, and adjoining Colorado City, Ariz.
Best Public Agency: Library is timeless community hub
Since Flagstaff’s first public reading room opened in 1890, what is now the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library has undergone many transformations to accommodate the needs of the public. Its constant adaptability and continued mission of service have made this important organization Flagst
Flagstaff Toys for Tots needs your help
As you’ve probably noticed, those familiar Toys for Tots collection boxes and donation jars have been popping up all over town. For the 2018 holiday season, this all-volunteer organization expects to distribute toys to over 10,000 deserving local boys and girls. Many of these toys will be collected
Pickin' in the Pines says 'thank you'
Pickin’ in the Pines is thankful for everyone who made the 13th annual festival a huge success! We would like to show our gratitude to the following organizations and sponsors who, in addition to many others, supported the festival this year. Please show them your support:
Property trust takes over $2.8M FLDS meetinghouse in Colorado City
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is letting go of the sprawling building where its members worshipped, in the latest sign that the sect run by imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs is crumbling and losing control of the community it ruled for a century.
Three arrested in vehicle burglary ring
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz — On Nov. 29, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office arrested three suspects involved in a vehicle burglary ring. The burglaries spanned multiple communities in northern Arizona.
Kanab wonders about our emergency preparedness
A recent conversation around town; is Kanab prepared for a disaster? In this age of extreme and often unexpected natural disasters, how would Kanab react and what SOS services are in place? And, what do we all need to be doing to prepare in advance to save ourselves, our families and pets?
City and county solidify strategies to combat 2020 census under count
The year 2020 might feel far off, but the city and county staff have been preparing for it for almost the past year, working to get census workers an accurate database of addresses from across the county.
Man in police standoff near Munds Park sentenced
Nearly ten months to the day he was chased by police and forced out of a Munds Park home with pepper balls and gas in a police stand-off, Daniel Lykins, 34, was handed his punishment.
City, county gear up for snowplay with new visitor map
With winter approaching and much of northern Arizona already having experienced its first snow, the city and county are again faced with the annual issue of managing the throngs of tourists snow can attract.
San Francisco de Asis preschool earns five-star rating
Early this week, a troupe of 18 preschoolers clad in navy blue polo shirts featuring the San Francisco de Asis logo sat in a large circle as they engaged with their teacher, affectionately called “Miss Lisa,” in various group activities including counting, story time and show-and-tell.
County appoints Deputy Manager and Director of Special Initiatives
The Coconino County Board of Supervisors confirmed the appointments of Dr. Marie Peoples as Deputy County Manager and Kim Musselman as Director of Special Initiatives during the board meeting Tuesday.
Seumptewa sentenced in front of mourning families
Judge Jacqueline Hatch said she expected the sound of a filled courtroom crying for the loss of Nicole Joe to haunt Vaughn Seumptewa, 37, for the rest of his life at his sentencing on Wednesday.
Woman from Colorado City murdered in front of suspect’s twin children
MIDVALE, Utah — Police say a woman arrested for murder Sunday night shot and killed her ex-husband’s girlfriend in front of the suspect’s two 3-year-old children.
Mother of murder victim wants others to remember her daughter's life, not the way she died
COLORADO CITY, Ariz. (ABC4 News) - The family of the woman killed on Sunday in Midvale is speaking out about their daughter, and want others to remember her, not focus on the woman who killed her.
Mother of woman slain in Midvale asks people to ‘share the beauty’ of her daughter’s life
COLORADO CITY, Arizona, Nov. 28, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The mother of Lisa Vilate Williams, the 26-year-old woman who was fatally shot Sunday in Midvale, Utah, has written a touching Facebook post about her daughter and how the family would like the young woman to be remembered.