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Posted on: January 27, 2020

County Superintendent of Schools to host 2020 Spelling BEE

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Twenty-two Coconino County students will compete to be the top speller at the 2020 Coconino County Spelling BEE. The County BEE will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 in the Coconino High School mini-auditorium at 2801 N. Izabel St., Flagstaff.

The 2020 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.

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

County Health and Human Services monitoring novel Coronavirus

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring an outbreak of the novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV), a respiratory illness originating in Wuhan, China.

Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS), the Arizona Department of Health Services and other Arizona health departments are coordinating surveillance and communication with the CDC regarding the virus.   There are currently sev...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

County Adult Probation Department to unveil community mural

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Coconino County Adult Probation Department (CCAPD) and Creative Spirits partnered with area agencies, including Coconino County Victim Witness, to develop 252-square-feet of art murals that promote healthy relationships.

The art project that addresses social change and intends to reduce recidivism, will be mounted on the exterior of the County Adult Probation Office in Flagstaff.

The murals were created by Coconino Adult Probation clients and are representative of the key ...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Coconino awarded rural broadband development grant

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The Arizona Commerce Authority awarded Coconino County with a $50,000 Arizona Rural Broadband Development Grant to accelerate the enhancement of broadband infrastructure to support economic growth and improve quality of life for Arizona’s rural residents.

Coconino County will use the grant dollars for a feasibility study to validate the need for high speed internet connectivity to underserved areas within northern Arizona. The study will also help determine how to plan for future middle mile and/or last mi...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

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. 20 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 from 8 a.m.  – 4 p.m. on Monday Jan. 20 with limited staffing. Please dial 9-1-1 for em...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Tuba City Unified School District seeks Governing Board applicants

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Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tommy Lewis is seeking applicants for appointment to the Tuba City Unified School District Governing Board.

Currently, one seat is vacant.

Applicants must be registered voters of Arizona and residents of the school district for at least one year prior to the date of appointment. Applicants or their spouses cannot be an employee of the district.

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

County seeks sculpture proposals for multicultural park

Call to Artists for Public Sculpture 2020

Coconino County Parks & Recreation is seeking proposals from Arizona artists, or artist teams, for large-scale, three-dimensional sculptures.

Awarded sculptures will be a part of a public exhibition at Sawmill Multicultural and Nature County Park in Flagstaff.

Sawmill County Park is located on a brownfield where one of Flagstaff’s first sawmills operated from 1908 to 1993. The...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Coconino County offices closed for winter holidays

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All Coconino County administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019 and Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 for the Christmas and New Year holidays.

While the administrative offices at the Sheriff’s Office will be closed, Dispatch, Patrol and Detention will be open. Records will be open until noon on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25 and open Wednesday, Jan. 1 from 8 a.m. &am...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Business Plan Development Training begins open enrollment

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The Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) Basic Business Empowerment (BBE) is accepting applications for the next Basic Business Empowerment Business Plan Development Training.

Training will start on Tuesday evenings from 6 - 9 p.m., Jan. 14 - March 31 at the Health and Human Services Building, 2625 N. King St., Flagstaff.

The CCHHS BBE Business Plan Development Training has assisted people in starting or expanding a small busine...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Coconino County Offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday

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All Coconino County administrative offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

While the administrative offices at the Sheriff’s Office will be closed, Dispatch, Patrol and Detention will be open. Records will be closed on Thursday and open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, with limited staffing. Please dial 9-1-1 ...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Cosnino Road railroad crossing closure due to BNSF repairs

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The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) will be closing the Cosnino Road railroad crossing located just north of Interstate 40.

The closure is expected to take place from 5:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. and motorists will be diverted to other I-40 access points. 

This five-day closure is necessary for BNSF crews to replace the Cosnino Road railroad cross...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Health officials urge food safety this holiday season

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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) officials encourage consumers to take appropriate precautions in handling, preparing and cooking foods during the upcoming holiday season.

 To ensure that the holiday foods are safe, follow these basic safety steps to avoid foodborne illness:

  • Clean: Wash hands and food-contact surfaces often. Bacteria and other organisms can spread from contaminated hands and other surfaces throughou...
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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Skunk tests positive for rabies

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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) officials
confirmed that a skunk found in the Baderville community, northwest of Flagstaff, has tested positive for rabies. No human or domestic animal exposures have been reported.

CCHHS reminds people to use caution to protect against rabies exposure when hiking, camping or in situations where wildlife may be present. Health officials recommend the following precautions to protect against rabies: 

• Avoid wildlife, especial...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year nominations extended

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The eighth annual Coconino County 2020 Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year Award nominations have been extended to 5 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2019.

Superintendent Lewis formally invites the public to nominate outstanding teachers in Coconino County. Nomination forms can be found on the Superintendent’s website at www.coconino.az.gov/celebrate. The awards are a distinguished countywide event created t...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Board taps Navajo Nation educator for County Superintendent of Schools

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors selected Dr. Tommy Lewis as the new Superintendent of Schools.

The Board confirmed the appointment during the regular Board meeting on Nov. 5 and Dr. Lewis will begin his service on Nov. 18.

Dr. Lewis replaces Dr. Risha VanderWey, who began serving as the Tuba City School District Superintendent in August. Dr. Lewis&a...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Coconino County Offices closed Veterans Day

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All Coconino County offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

While the administrative offices at the Sheriff’s Office will be closed, Dispatch, Patrol and Detention will conduct business as usual. Records will be open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please dial 9-1-1 for emergencies. For non-emergencies, d...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Coconino County Zoning Ordinance public hearing scheduled

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The public is invited to attend a hearing on the updated Coconino County Zoning Ordinance.

The public hearing is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers located at 219 E. Cherry Ave. Flagstaff.

In June 2017, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors initiated a comprehensive update to the Coconino Count...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

City and County to hold joint meeting

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisor and the Flagstaff City Council will hold a joint meeting to have a Museum Fire debriefing, talk about the upcoming 2020 Census efforts and have a roundtable discussion. The meeting will be at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

County Winter Parking Ordinance begins Friday, Nov. 1

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Coconino County’s annual Winter Parking Ordinance 2017-11 will be in effect between Friday, Nov. 1 and Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

The ordinance requires parking restrictions from County maintained rights-of-way during snow season and for the enforcement of parking restrictions either by citation or towing. 

Between Nov. 1 – April 1 of each year, motor vehicles must...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

County Finance Officer and Deputy Manager accepts position with PSPRS

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Flagstaff native Mike Townsend to leave County after 20 years of service

Coconino County Deputy Manager and Chief Financial Officer Mike Townsend has accepted the position of Administrator of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) for the State of Arizona. The PSPRS Board of Trustees voted to appoint Townsend Mo...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Stronger as One Coalition membership meeting

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Coconino County, and the community partners that form the Stronger as One Coalition, invite the local media to a membership meeting to discuss updates on recent accomplishments, impacts on first aid training and other topics related to mental health.

 Media are invited to attend the meeting from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 in the commons area of the Lone Tree Campus of the Coconino Community College.

The Stronger as One Coalition is a group comprised of community leaders, ele...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Mormon Lake Road north entrance closed

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Access to Mormon Lake through south entrance only

The north entrance of Mormon Lake Road, which is located just off Lake Mary Road (near the scenic overlook) about 30 miles southeast of Flagstaff, will be closed for several weeks to repair a cattleguard on Mormon Lake Road. During this period, motorists ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

2020 Coconino County Teacher of the Year nominations open

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The eighth annual Coconino County 2020 Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year Award nominations are open.

The awards are a countywide celebration that honors and recognizes full- time teachers. 

The Coconino County Education Service Agency invites the public to nominate outstanding teachers in Coconino County. Nomination forms can be found on the Supe...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Coconino County confirms first flu cases of the 2019-20 season

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People are reminded to get yearly flu vaccination

 Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) officials announced the first case of influenza for the 2019 – 2020 flu season in the County. The individual has recovered from the illness. 

Due to the case, public health offi...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

2019 Sustainable Building Tour

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The Coconino County Sustainable Building Program Sustainable Building Tour will be from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, 703 E. Sawmill Rd. Flagstaff.

The Coconino County Sustainable Building Tour is hosted in partnership with the City of Flagstaff Sustainability Program, Willow Bend Environmental Education Center and is a part of the Flagstaff Festival of Science and the American Solar Energy Society&a...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Flu Shots available at County Health and Human Services

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The seasonal influenza vaccine is available at the Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) Clinic in Flagstaff.

Flu shots are available beginning Monday, Sept. 23 at the CCHHS Clinic, 2625 N. King Street, Flagstaff. Appointments are available Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted as availability permits. Call the CCHHS Clinic at 928-6...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Coconino County Zoning Ordinance public hearing set

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The hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 with the Planning and Zoning Commission, at 219 E Cherry Ave., Flagstaff, Ariz.

The public is invited to a public hearing regarding the updated Coconino County Zoning Ordinance. 

In June 2017, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors initiated a comprehensive update to the Coconino County Zoning Ordinance. Managed internally ...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Bellemont Area Plan public hearing schedule announced

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A public hearing for the draft of the updated Bellemont Area Plan is scheduled with the Coconino County Planning and Zoning Commission. The public is invited to attend.

The Bellemont Area Plan is a land use planning document that will guide land use and development in Bellemont for the next 20 years. Over the past 24 months, a committee of Bellemont residents, property owners and business owners have worked to develop th...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Northern Arizona Region Re-Employment Center Grand Opening

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The center will host a Grand Opening event at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14 inside the NGS PERA Club 445 Haul Rd Page, Ariz.

Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) Career Services, in partnership with the Salt River Project, the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) PERA Club and other community organizations, will provide re-employment services at the Northern Ar...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Barricaded Subject in Kachina Village

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Flagstaff, AZ – On January 25, at approximately 4:30 am, Jason Gonnie was taken into custody during a traffic stop at 4th Street and Highway 66 by Deputies from Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and Offic...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Pop-Up Art Show Featuring Drawings and Sketches by Inmates of the Coconino County Jail

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Flagstaff, AZ - Artistic drawings and sketches created by individuals while they were in-custody at the Coconino County Jail will be on display at the Exodus Pop-Up Art Show at the Coconino Center for the Arts, located at 2300 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff,...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Suspect in 15 Year Old Sex Assault Case

Flagstaff, AZ – Coconino County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested 58-year-old David Louis Slade of Eagar, AZ for a sexual assault committed in 2003. Slade has been identified as the suspect in a sexual assault committed just outside Flagst...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Arrest of Suspect in 2003 Sexual Assault Case

(Please note correct spelling is Eagar, AZ)Flagstaff, AZ – Coconino County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a 58-year-old Eager, AZ man for a sexual assault committed in 2003.

The Eager, AZ man has been identified as the suspect in a sexua...

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Detectives Investigating Death in Cosnino Neighborhood

from Media Release dated: December 26, 2019Flagstaff, AZ – On December 26, 2019 at 3:04 AM Deputies with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office were called to the area of the Cosnino neighborhood for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Coconino County Detention Facility Upgrades Video Visitation System

Flagstaff, AZ – The Coconino County Detention Facility recently upgraded its Video Visitation System so that friends and family can now visit from anywhere using a smart phone, computer or tablet.  Visitors no longer need to go to the j...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Arrest of Sexual Assault Suspect

Flagstaff, AZ – On December 16, 2019 at approximately 4:50 pm Deputies of the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Doney Park area for a report of a sexual assault. Upon arrival, Deputies found that a teen-aged female had ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Update on Williams Area Burglaries

Update12/12/19 – Update on Williams Area BurglariesWilliams, AZ – Detectives continue to work to positively identify stolen property recovered in the search warrants conducted last week.  The suspects were using a white GMC Yu...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Sheriff’s Office Hosted Annual Blanket Giveaway Benefiting People in Need throughout the Community

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Flagstaff, AZ – On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office hosted its annual Inmate Sewing Program Blanket Giveaway. This year members from five non-profit organizations attended to select blankets, pillows, bag...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Sheriff’s Office Continues to Respond to Public Needs Resulting from Thanksgiving Winter Storm

Coconino County, AZ – During the recent Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend, many residents, travelers, and recreationists were unprepared to deal with the extent of the winter storm that hit Northern Arizona. It is estimated that the Sheriff&rsquo...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Blue Ridge Homicide Suspect Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

MEDIA RELEASE from November 26, 2019 - Flagstaff, AZ –  On November 26, 2019 Patrick Nagel, a 63 year old  Happy Jack, AZ man, pled guilty to 2nd Degree Murder and was sentenced to 25 years in the Arizona Department of Correcti...

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