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Posted on: May 17, 2018

County enacts Stage 1 fire restrictions north of Grand Canyon

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors enacted the Wildfire Defense Ordinance Stage 1 fire restrictions, for Coconino County, north of the Grand Canyon, during a special session Thursday.

Restrictions are in coordination with federal agency partners and go into effect at 8 a.m., Friday, May 18. They will remain until fire danger conditions subside and the Board of Supervisors act. The rest of the County, below the South Rim of the Grand Ca...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

NAU study: Post-wildfire flooding to cost hundreds of millions

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Williams and surrounding areas face severe economic impacts

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation from the Northern Arizona University (NAU) Alliance Bank Economic Policy Institute (EPI) on the economic impact of post wildfire flooding to the City of Williams resulting from a wildfire on Bi...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Fox tests positive for rabies

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The Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) confirmed today that a fox tested positive for rabies.

 The fox was found in a wooded area north of Interstate 40, west of Milton Road and south of University Ave. in west Flagstaff.

The fox was captured and tested after residents walking in the area reported the animal attacked their dog and bit them...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Parks and Recreation proposed rental fees

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Public comment through June 18

Coconino County Parks and Recreation is proposing rental fees for the Frontiere Property adjacent to the Rogers Lake Natural Area and for a future disc golf course at Fort Tuthill County Park. Input from the public is being sought through June 18, 2018.&a...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

6th Annual Lance Davison Memorial High Country Stand Down

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Event provides services to homeless and at-risk veterans

 

Coconino County, in conjunction with area veteran’s advocacy groups, will host the 6th Annual Lance Davison Memorial High Country Stand Down. The event connects homeless and at-risk veterans with support services from state and local a...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Friends of Coconino County Parks awarded Community Impact Grant

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The Friends of Coconino County Parks, a non-profit group in support of Coconino County Parks and Recreation, was awarded a $10,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life to provide nature- and literacy-based afterschool programs to area youth.

The Friends of Coconino County Parks received funding to provide a nine-week, nature- and literacy-based program with educators and approximately 15 youth, ages 8-10, from Kinsey Inquiry and Discovery School and the K-21st Afterschool Program, with suppor...

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Posted on: May 6, 2018

Air Quality Health Advisory for Blue Ridge Community

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The Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for residents in the Blue Ridge community due to smoke from the Tinder Fire.

The fire continues to produce a large amount of smoke which is expected to move towards Winslow.

The Blue Ridge- area will have periodic smoke impacts which are unhealthy for sensitive and at-risk groups of people. Smoke may be heavy in low laying sections...

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Posted on: May 5, 2018

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, Hwy 87 is closed to due an accident.

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his closure is not because of the re-entry process and not by the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office.

Northbound motorists travelling to the Blue Ridge-area are being diverted to SR 260. Southbound lanes are closed before reaching SR 260. Please follow AZ511.com/traffic for further closure information.

Please travel carefully when entering the Blue Ridge A...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Highway 87 re-opened after Tinder Fire evacuation

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Road blocks will be removed from HWY 87 at 4 p.m., after a successful and incident free day of re-entry for Tinder Fire affected Blue Ridge-area residents.

Road blocks on the east side of HWY 87, where home loss was most prevalent, will remain ineffect and patrolled by the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office. Access will be denied to everyoneexcept residents of those neighborhoods.Media are asked to r...

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Coconino County to lift Tinder Fire evacuation order for residents Friday

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The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is expected to allow residents evacuated by the Tinder Fire to return to their properties in a scheduled, staged re-entry on Friday, May 4.

The evacuation order will only be lifted once it is deemed safe by the Sheriff’s Office and Fire Incident Management Team. Hazards still exist in the area so the re-entry date and times may change without warning.Returning residents will be requ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

County holds Tinder Fire community meeting

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Re-entry planning for Blue Ridge-area residents

Coconino County, in coordination with the Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Command Team and the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office will host a community meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 3 at the Winslow High School, 600 E. Cherry Ave., Winslow, Ariz...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

County enacts Stage Two Fire Restrictions

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Coconino County will be entering Stage Two Fire Restrictions at 8 a.m. on May 4.

The restrictions will be enacted for all of Coconino County up to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

After the weekly coordination call with local agency partners, the latest weather forecast and elevated restrictions by the U.S. Forest Service, the County...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Coconino County prepares staged re-entry for Blue Ridge-area residents

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Tinder Fire area evacuation order remains until area deemed safe to re-enter

Coconino County, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs is currently planning a staged re-entry for evacuated Blue Ridge - area residents of the Tinder Fire. The County c...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Board of Supervisors holds Tinder Fire planning meeting

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors will be holding an emergency Tinder Fire recovery and re-entry planning meeting today at 3:30 p.m. in the Board Chambers at 219 E. Cherry Ave. Flagstaff, Ariz.

The Board is discussing the logistics, communications and plans to ensure evacuated residents of Blue Ridge neighborhoods can re-enter safely when the evacuation order is rescinded. No timeframe has been identified for initiating a staged re-entry process...

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

Tinder Fire evacuation update

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Evacuations and road closures in the Tinder Fire area remain in effect.

As this is still a very dynamic situation, there is no estimated timeline for when closures will be lifted.  Residents of the evacuated areas should call the County Call Center at 928-679-8393 for recovery and evacuation information.Evacuation no...

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Posted on: April 29, 2018

County declares State of Emergency

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has declared a State of Emergency due to the imminent danger to homes and structures.

he County is anticipating needing additional resources.

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office evacuated communities in the Blue Ridge Area at noon, today, April 29, due to the wildfire. Numerous homes and structures are at high risk.

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Posted on: April 28, 2018

County activates Emergency Operations Center in support of Tinder Fire

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Coconino County Emergency Management (CCEM) has activated an Emergency Operations Center in support of the Tinder Fire. The center opened at 8 a.m., April 28 and personnel are preparing and coordinating services in the event the fire spreads.

The Tinder Fire started at 11 a.m. on April 27 in East Clear Creek of the Blue Ridge area, southwest of Arizona State Highway 87. The U.S. National Weather Service expects winds from the southwest to increase to 30 mph throughout the day increasing fire d...

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Chief Justice attends Board of Supervisors Meeting

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Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Scott Bales met with the Board of Supervisors on April 24 to discuss the merit selection of judges and the Justice for All Initiative.

Members of the legal community, including private attorneys, judges and staff attended the work session. Judge Dan Slayton presented the topic of merit selection to the Board and the Chief Justice followed up with a presentation and answered questions. Fo...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Jay Smith named County Forest Restoration Director

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Interim County Manager James Jayne has announced the appointment of Jay Smith as the Coconino County Forest Restoration Director. The Board of Supervisors approved the appointment on April 24.

The Forest Restoration Director will look at both agency and operational advocacy opportunities in supporting forest industry development and provide significant capacity to address the number one public safety issue facing Coconino County, catastrophic w...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Countywide Stage 1 fire restrictions enacted

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors voted to further enact Stage 1 fire restrictions today during a special session. Restrictions will be for County lands up to the Southern Rim of the Grand Canyon and begin at 8 a.m., Friday, April 27.

Previous restrictions were in place for the part of the County below the Mogollon Rim only.

The County is enacting the restrictions due to forecasted weather and high fire danger and are in coordination with the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests. Fire r...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Partners host community forum on private wells in northern Arizona

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The Coconino Plateau Watershed Partnership (CPWP), the United States Geological Survey, Coconino County and County Supervisor Art Babbott are hosting a community forum, “Private Wells: Water Regulations, Perched Aquifers and Septic Impacts,” on May 16.

The meeting will inform private well owners across Coconino County on how to better understand the relationship between private wells and septic systems in the region and how to protect their wells from contamination.

There will be presenters from the Stat...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

County tests Emergency Notification System

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In preparation for wildfire season, Coconino County Emergency Management will be conducting a test of the emergency notification system between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 28.

During the test, residents should receive a test message that will verify that they have been entered into the emergency notification system. Residents that did not receive a message can sign up at coconino.az.gov/ready. For residents experiencing technic...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Chief Justice attending Board of Supervisors Meeting

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Chief Justice Scott Bales will be attending a Coconino County Board of Supervisors work session to discuss the Merit Selection of Judges and the Justice for All Initiative with the Board and Superior Court Judge Dan Slayton.

The meeting will be held at 1:15 p.m. on April 24 at the Coconino County Administrative Building, located at 219 E. Cherry.Chief Justice Bales issued the Task Force on Fair Justice for All: Court-Ordered Fines, Penalties, Fees and Pretrial Release Policie...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

County enacts Stage 1 fire restrictions below the Mogollon Rim

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors enacted the Wildfire Defense Ordinance Stage 1 fire restrictions, for Coconino County, below the Mogollon Rim, during the regular board meeting Tuesday night.

Restrictions go into effect Friday, April 20 and will remain until fire danger conditions subside and the Board of Supervisors act.  “Currently, we have very dry and dangerous conditions in Coconino County and the weather isn’...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Sixth Annual Coconino County Teacher of the Year Awards Event

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The Coconino County School Superintendent’s Office will be hosting the sixth annual Coconino County Teacher of the Year Awards event at 4:30 p.m. on April 18 at the High Country Conference Center

Every year, the Coconino County School Superintendent’s Office holds the Teacher of the Year awards event. Superintendent VanderWey will be introducing the new category of Rookie Teacher of the Year this year.

The Teacher of the Year event is a c...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

County urges people to sign up for emergency notifications

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Following the Copley Fire, which occurred April 8, County officials are encouraging all residents to sign-up to receive emergency notifications at coconino.az.gov/ready. Emergency Notifications have proven to save lives.

The fire started in the area of North Copley Dr., an unincorporated area of Coconino County, east of Flagstaff, Ariz. According to the Summit Fire Department, the Copley Fire reached approximately 80 plus acres. Several structures were lost and approximat...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Jail District Board of Directors desire federal judicial decision

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The Coconino County Jail District Board of Directors are named defendants in a pending suit filed by Guillermo Tenorio-Serrano.

The Board of Directors view this case as an opportunity to seek a ruling on whether 4th and 14th Amendments of the U.S Constitution supersede that part of a 2010 Arizona State Law known as SB 1070, which discusses local law enforcement’s role in...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

County moves forward on capital projects

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The City of Flagstaff has decided to pursue a courthouse development project on its own. Coconino County will continue its existing work fulfilling its Facility Master Plan. The following is a statement from the Coconino County Board of Supervisors:

“The County will continue working on its Facilities Master Plan, which has a clear goal of improving access for the public by grouping services together for more one-stop service opportunities. The plan also includes incorporating additional easy drop-off...

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

Sustainable Building Innovations Expo and Awards Ceremony

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The Coconino County Sustainable Building Program presents the annual Sustainable Building Innovations Expo and Awards Ceremony.

The County will recognize community projects that demonstrate efficient and sustainable processes in an event that will be held from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on April 7 at Northern Arizona University’s Building No. 11, Ashurst Hall.

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Posted on: March 19, 2018

Vendors Wanted for the 2018 Coconino County Fair

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Coconino County Parks and Recreation is currently accepting vendor applications for the 2018 Coconino County Fair, held Aug. 31 to Sept. 3 at Fort Tuthill County Park.

Vendors may submit applications for amusement, food, commercial businesses and non-profits. First review of applications will be in March 2018.

To promote local products and services, an early bird rate is being extended to Coconino County-based, for-profi...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Public Health Officials identify precautions to protect against rabies

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Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) officials are reminding individuals to take precautions to protect against rabies.

Spring brings warmer weather and a rise in outdoor recreational activity, increasing the potential of exposure to wildlife.CCPSHD urges people to follow the following precautions to protect from rabies:• Avoid wildlife, especially those exhibiting unusual...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Coconino County implements fire safety program “Ready, Set, Go!”

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Coconino County is launching a proactive and collaborative fire preparedness program between local, state and federal governmental agencies focusing on the importance of wildland fire danger.

The unusually dry winter and warm temperatures could bring an early start to Arizona’s wildfire season increasing the threat to the safety of residents, visitors and property.

The Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) program educates residents about proactive measures to...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Request for Proposals now accepted for Frontiere Property

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Coconino County Parks and Recreation issued a Request for Proposals (RFPs) for possible uses, management and operations of the buildings and immediate area (approximately 30 acres) of the 240-acre Frontiere Property at Rogers Lake.

The County seeks to contract with a professional operator(s) possessing the knowledge, experience and expertise to manage and operate a venue such as the Frontiere Property. The County is open to working collaboratively and creatively with public and priv...

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Summer ramada reservations available for County parks

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County Parks and Recreation to accept online reservations starting Feb. 20

County Parks and Recreation will begin accepting summer ramada reservations on Feb. 20, 2018. There are 11 ramadas at four County parks available for rent.Ramadas are used to host parties, reunions and get-togethers. They are available for rent seven days...

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Coconino County Offices closed in honor of President’s Day

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All Coconino County administrative offices will be closed Feb. 19, 2018 in honor
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While the administrative offices at the Sheriff’s Office will be closed, Dispatch, Patrol and Detentionwill be open. Records will be open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please dial 9-1-1 for emergencies. For nonemergencies,dial 928-774-4523 to connect wit...

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Free tax preparation available in Tuba City and Fredonia

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District 5 Supervisor Lena Fowler, in conjunction with United Way of
Northern Arizona, is hosting free tax preparations in Tuba City and Fredonia, Ariz. until April 16.

IRS-certified volunteers will be available to help qualified taxpayers prepare and electronicallyfile State and Federal tax returns for free. Families and individuals with a household incomes of$75,000 or less are eligible for this service through the Vol...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

County announces 2018 Spelling BEE

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Coconino County’s top 21 spellers will compete at the County Spelling BEE this weekend. The County BEE will begin at 10 a.m. on Feb. 10 in Coconino High School’s mini-auditorium at 2801 N. Izabel St., Flagstaff.

The 2018 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. Each year the Rotary Clubs from Flagstaff, Grand Canyon and Williams school distr...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Property Tax Exemption Programs

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The Assessor’s office is now accepting applications for the Widow/Widower and
Disability Property Tax Exemption Programs.

Arizona law offers several property tax exemption programs for individuals. This program reduces thetaxable value used to calculate an individual’s property tax bill. These programs are designed forwidow/widowers and disabled persons, although t...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Free flu shots offered in Page, Arizona

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The Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) is offering free flu shots from 9 - 11:30 a.m., Feb. 7, at the CCPHSD Northern Region office, 467 Vista Ave. Page, Ariz. No appointment is needed.

Influenza (flu) is still at elevated levels in Coconino County. Health Officials recommend that individuals who have not received a flu vaccination get one now. Getting a flu shot can reduce the risk of getting the illness and lessen the severity of the s...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Joint Land Use Study Community Meeting

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The public is invited to attend a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) meeting on Feb. 6. There will be a presentation at 6:15pm with opportunities for the public to ask questions and provide feedback.

The project team will summarize project goals and present an initial list of compatibility issues and shared interests between United States Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station (NOFS), Arizona Army National Guard Camp Navajo (Camp Navajo), and local munic...

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Posted on: January 25, 2018

Free flu shots offered at CCPHSD Clinic

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The Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) is offering free seasonal flu shots (while supplies last) at the CCPHSD Clinic in Flagstaff. To schedule an appointment, call the Clinic at 928-679-7222 or toll-free at 1-877-679-7272.

Influenza (flu) activity continues to increase in Coconino County. Health Officials recommend that individuals who have not received a flu vaccination get one now. Getting a flu shot can reduce the risk of getting the illness and lessen the severity of th...

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Posted on: January 23, 2018

Mobile Service Days offered in County Communities

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The Coconino County Assessor, Treasurer and Recorder’s offices will continue Mobile Service Days in 2018. Each office will deliver the functionality and services regularly provided directly to communities throughout the County.

Staff from each office will be available to meet with citizens, provide general services and answer questions. People can apply for  property tax exemption programs, pay a tax bill, record documents and register to vote.“We received a l...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

County launches Pre-Disaster Plan

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County officials launched the Bill Williams Mountain Disaster Planning Initiative today in Williams, Ariz.

 The initiative includes developing a pre-disaster plan for the City of Williams if Bill Williams Mountain sustains a major wildfire.A recent study conducted by J.E. Fuller Hydrology and Geomorphology, at the direction of the County’s F...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

County Board appoints James Jayne Interim County Manager

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors selected James Jayne as Interim County Manager. Jayne is replacing previous Manager Cynthia Seelhammer, who resigned today.

Seelhammer, a 2017 Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Award Winner, served as County Manager since 2013. She has more than 30 years of experience working for small towns, large cities and counties in three different states.“On behalf of the Board of ...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Applications sought to fill Maine Consolidated Governing Board vacancies

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Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey is seeking applicants for three vacant seats on the Maine Consolidated Unified School District 10 Governing Board.

Per MCUSD Bylaws, the appointments will be two-year terms ending Dec. 31, 2020.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 can&rs...

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

Supervisors pass anti-hate resolution

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted Resolution 2017 – 50, condemning hate and racial supremacy while promoting tolerance, at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

The Board considered the resolution due to recent white supremacy rallies and other displays of intolerance in the U.S.“I’m very proud that the Board stood up on behalf of Coconino County to declare that we will not tolerate any discrimination based on ra...

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