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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Fiscal Year 2018 budget adopted by Board of Supervisors

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors adopted the County’s $192 million Fiscal Year 2018 budget during its public meeting June 27.

The County balanced the FY 2018 budget and maintained a projected fund balance over the course of the County’s ten-year plan. Due to sensible planning and increased revenues in the past year, the County will be able to invest in several projects to increa...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Statement from the Board of Supervisors on the Navajo Generating Station agreement

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors is pleased to learn that the Navajo Nation and the
partners at the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) came to an agreement to prolong the closure of
NGS beyond 2019.

"This measured, two-year approach, prevents significant, immediate unemployment. This also allows the County and our partners to better absorb the economic impacts associated with the potential closure of NGS. This extra time will help area stakehold...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Countywide Stage 2 fire restrictions enacted

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. —Stage 2 fire restrictions, will begin at 8 a.m., Thursday, June 22, across Coconino County. Fire restrictions are to help protect public health by reducing the number of human-caused wildfires.

The County has been in Stage 1 fir...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

High temperatures prompt important heat reminder

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Excessive heat is expected throughout much of Arizona over the next several days. As temperatures rise in Northern Arizona, the Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) is encouraging residents and visitors in Coconino...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

New Food Service and Restaurant Inspection Website provides inspection information

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) has introduced a new Food Service and Restaurant Inspection Website. This website is designed to provide the public with information on food establishment and restaurant inspe...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Plant closure initiates County/City Rapid Response Task Force

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Coconino County and the City of Flagstaff have activated a Rapid Response Task Force to assist laid off workers who will be displaced as a result of the recent announcement of the SCA Tissue Production Plant closure in Flagstaff.

The Rapid Response Task Force will provide quality services during this difficult period of adjustment and change. Reemployment and job training resource packets were provided to impacted employees and the SCA leadership team.

A resource and hiring fair wi...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Countywide Stage 1 fire restrictions enacted

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Stage 1 fire restrictions, will begin at 8 a.m., Thursday, June 15, across Coconino County.

Fire restrictions are to help protect public health by reducing the number of human-caused wildfires.

The County is enacting the restrictions due to forecasted weather and very high fire danger. Restrictions are in coordination with the Coconino and Kaibab...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Juneteenth Celebration

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The Coconino County African American Advisory Council and the Southside Community Association present the annual Juneteenth celebration from 11a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

The celebration with special entertainment will be held at the Murdoch Community Center at 203 W. Brannen in Flagstaff. The Director of the Governor’s Office of Equal Opportunity, Barry Wong, will present a proclamation for Juneteenth of behalf ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Cynthia Nemeth-Briehn named County Parks and Recreation Director

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County Manager Cynthia Seelhammer has announced the appointment of Cynthia Nemeth-Briehn as the Parks and Recreation Director.

The Board of Supervisors are expected to approve the appointment at a regular board meeting.

The Parks and Recreation Director of Coconino County maintains county parks and enriches recreational locations. The Director will also help engage the community b...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

James Jayne announced as Special Initiatives Director

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County Manager Cynthia Seelhammer has announced the appointment of James (Jimmy) Jayne as the new Special Initiatives Director for Coconino County

Jayne will serve on the Executive Leadership Team and work on economic development for the County.

Jayne has been the Navajo County Manager since 2003. Prior to his term as County Manager, he was the Chief of Staff in the U.S. House of Representatives, wor...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Truth in Taxation hearing set

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Coconino County is publishing the Truth in Taxation notice as required by Arizona state law, explaining potential changes in the amount of property taxes collected.

 

Interested citizens are invited to attend the public hearing will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in the County Administrative Center First Floor Meeting Room, 219 East Cherry, Flagstaff, Arizona.

The Coconino County Board of Superviso...

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Posted on: June 10, 2017

Boundary Fire Community Meeting

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Coconino County District 5 Supervisor Lena Fowler will host a community event with the Boundary Fire Type II Incident Team to answer questions about the fire.

The meeting will start at 4 p.m. Arizona Time (5 p.m. Daylight Savings time) Monday, June 12, at the Tuba City Chapter House, Tuba City.

A meteorologist from the team will explain wind patterns, expected fire and smoke behavior and the forecast over the ne...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

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 a special session today.

Restrictions go into effect immediately and will remain until fire danger conditions subside and the Board of Supervisors act.  

“The Board voted unanimously today to enact Stage 1 fire restrictions below the Mogollon Rim due to recent fire activi...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Finance Department recognized for excellence in financial reporting

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The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Coconino County Finance Department the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

The award recognizes the department’s commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

“It&am...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Forest Thinning at Fort Tuthill County Park

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“Thin the Threat”

Coconino County Parks & Recreation is conducting a forest thinning project in Fort Tuthill County Park to increase forest health, to improve public safety and to reduce wildfire risk. Removal will be by hand and mechanical thinning.

The Fort Tuthill Th...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Summer food safety tips

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Summer is the time for picnics and cookouts but these outdoor activities can present food safety challenges.

Summer is the time for picnics and cookouts but these outdoor activities can present food safety challenges. Bacteria in food multiply faster at temperatures between 41°F and 140°F, so following food safety guidelines during the warm summe...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Coconino County Offices closed May 29 in honor of Memorial Day

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All Coconino County administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 29, 2017 in honor of Memorial 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. Please dial 9-1-1 for emergencies. For non-emergencies, dial 928-774-4523 to connect ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Page hosts 2nd Annual Regional Economic Outlook Conference

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Coconino County District 5 Supervisor Lena Fowler and the Page Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2nd annual Regional Economic Development Outlook Conference. The theme of this year’s conference was "Inform, Engage, Act."

Over 100 participants from across northern Arizona listened to presentations by Supervisor Fowler, Page Mayor Bill Diak, Dr. Wade Rousse from Northern Arizona University (NAU) and others. John Stigmon of the Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona (ECO...

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To see the presentations of the event - see here
Posted on: May 18, 2017

Rashida Suminski named County Public Fiduciary Director

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors appointed Rashida Suminski as the County Public Fiduciary Director during the regular Board meeting Tuesday.

The Director ensures all licensed fiduciaries and other staff perform the duties required of court appointed guardianship, conservatorship and decedent estates for the most vulnerable and elder citizens of Coconino County.

Suminski is currently the Mohave ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

County and NARBHA Institute host innovative Justice Summit

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Coconino County, led by Chairwoman Liz Archuleta, and the NARBHA Institute hosted the Justice Summit Monday, May 15. The Summit brought together leaders from across the U.S. to elevate awareness of criminal justice issues and innovate discussion.

Over 200 participants representing government agencies, non-profit organizations and the private sector attended the day long summit. Speakers and panelists led discussions elevating justice-related best practices and inspired interdisciplinary innovation...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

County prepares for 5th annual Veterans Stand Down

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Event provides services to homeless and at-risk veterans

Coconino County, in conjunction with area veteran’s advocate groups, will host the 5th Annual Lance Davison Memorial High Country Stand Down. The event connects homeless veterans and their families with the services they need.

The Stand Down will...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Board of Supervisors adopt “Ban the Box” Resolution

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the “Ban the Box” Resolution (2017 – 29) in a special session this week.

The County will now adopt and implement policies supporting the employment of rehabilitated individuals with criminal records.County Human Resources (HR) will no longer require disclosure of prior criminal history on initial job applications. HR will also...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Increase in pertussis (whooping cough) reported in Coconino County

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The Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) has confirmed an increase in pertussis (whooping cough) illness in Coconino County. CCPHSD is reminding individuals of the importance of vaccinations for both children and adults.

Early symptoms of pertussis are mild and cold-like, including runny nose, sneezing and coughing that becomes more persistent. Pertussis is easily spread when an infected person coughs. It can cause spells of violent coughing and gasping for breath in youn...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Page Unified School District seeking Governing Board applicants

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Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey is seeking applicants for appointment to the Page Unified School District Governing Board. Effective May 4, one seat became vacant due to the resignation of Irene Jones.

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’t be an employee of the district.

Application information:

Download the appli...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Supervisors update Wildfire Defense Ordinance

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors updated the Wildfire Defense Ordinance during a special session last Wednesday, May 3.

The updates clarified language in the ordinance and strengthened the coordination of fire-related activities between fire management jurisdictions within the County.The largest wildfires in Coconino County, the Schultz and Slide Fires, were human caused. ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Supervisor hosts 8th Annual Law Enforcement Spring Meeting

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Coconino County District 5 Supervisor Lena Fowler hosted the 8th annual Interagency Law Enforcement and First Responders Spring Meeting and Cookout today at the National Park Service Headquarters in Page, AZ.

The event gathers members from multiple jurisdictions including the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Park Service, Glen Canyon Recreation Area, City of Page, Navajo Nation, Hopi Tribe and other agencies. Presentations are given regarding search ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Lake Mary Road Reconstruction Project starts next month

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Traffic delays of up to 30 minutes expected

The contractor for the Federal Highway Administration’s Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFL) will break ground Monday, May 8 on an $8.2 million renovation project on Lake Mary Road.

Crews have mobilized and are ready to start construction...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

National Infant Immunization Week

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The Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) will observe National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases during the week of April 22-29.

During NIIW, administrative fees will be waived for vaccines that are mandated for daycare, preschool and school entry. As a courtesy, the CCPHSD will bill the insurance company. For people without insurance, several assistance programs are available and ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Coconino County Board of Supervisors participates in meeting hosted by Department of Interior

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors participated in a meeting hosted by the Department of the Interior on Wednesday, April 12 in Washington, D.C. focused on the impact of the premature closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS).

Closure of NGS will not only impact the Navajo Nation and Coconino County but will have significant downstream impacts on Arizona’s economy. It is estimated that over 3,100 jobs will be lost when NGS is closed. In addition to these job losses, t...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Coconino County Teacher of the Year finalists announced

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The office of the Coconino County Superintendent of Schools has announced the 2017 Teacher of the Year finalists.

“The three Teacher of the Year finalists are Angela Buzan of Coconino High School, Jillian Worssam of Sinagua Middle School, and Sara Zsenai of Cromer Elementary School,” said Superintendent of Schools, Risha VanderWey. “I lo...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Courthouse and Administrative Space RFI Open House

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Coconino County and the City of Flagstaff are inviting the public to a joint Community Open House regarding the Courthouse and Administrative Space Project Request for Information (RFI).

The Community Open House will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the project, view maps and fill out comment cards with their ideas on the project. County and City staff will be in attendance to answer questions and provide additiona...

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Posted on: April 9, 2017

Board of Supervisors adopt National Park Improvement Resolution

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution this week supporting the use of county resources for infrastructure improvements in the United States’ National Parks.

In 2016, the National Park Service estimated a deferred maintenance backlog of nearly $460 million in Coconino County, including necessary repairs to the visitor centers, aging historical structures, trails, sewers, drainage, roads, bridges, tunnels and o...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Flagstaff Unified School District seeking Governing Board applicants

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Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey is seeking applicants for appointment to the Flagstaff Unified School District Governing Board. Effective April 12, one seat will become vacant due to the resignation of Kim Khatibi.

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’t be an employee of the district.

Application information:

•Download the application he...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

County / City release Courthouse and Administrative Space Project RFI

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Coconino County and the City of Flagstaff are issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to seek ideas and opportunities related to the development of a City and County downtown courthouse and additional administrative spaces.

Coconino County and the City of Flagstaff are issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to seek ideas and opportunities related to the development of a City and County downtown courthouse and additional administrative spaces.

The RFI is the first of a multi-...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Summer ramada reservations available for County parks

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County Parks and Recreation to accept online reservations Tuesday, Feb. 21

County Parks and Recreation will begin accepting summer ramada reservations on Feb. 21, 2017. There are 11 ramadas at four County parks available for rental.

Ramadas are used to host parties, reunions and get-togethers. They are available for rent...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Vendors wanted for 2017 Coconino County Fair

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino County Parks and Recreation is currently accepting vendor applications for the 2017 Coconino County Fair, to be held Sept. 1 – 4, 2017 at Fort Tuthill County Park. Vendors may submit applications for amuseme...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

District 2 County Supervisor Archuleta named Board Chairwoman

District 3 Supervisor Matt Ryan appointed Vice-Chair

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Coconino County Board of Supervisors named District 2 Supervisor Liz Archuleta as the next chair of the Board. She replaces District 5 Supervisor Lena Fowler.

Archuleta said she was looking forward to starting the 2017 term as ch...Read on...