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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Coconino County Takes Action to Protect San Francisco Peaks

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Coconino County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution Tuesday endorsing a twenty-year extension of a federal Public Land Order withdrawing the San Francisco Peaks from sale, settlement and mineral extraction. The Board...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Coconino County Reinstates Fire Restrictions

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino County will reinstate Stage One fire restrictions on private lands in the unincorporated areas of the County in coordination with similar actions by the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests and other agencies in the a...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

COVID-19 Testing scheduled in Tusayan and Fredonia, AZ

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is offering free COVID-19 diagnostic testing in Fredonia and Tusayan, AZ.  

CCHHS, in collaboration with the Tusayan Fire Department, will offer COVID-19 Testing in Tus...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Coconino County COVID-19 Testing Surge announced

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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) have announced plans for a two-week COVID-19 Testing Surge.

The Testing Surge is offered as part of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide free diagnostic COV...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

2020 Coconino County Fair to be held virtually

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The 2020 Coconino County Fair will move forward this year as an online event with virtual 4-H shows, pictures of entry winners, streaming entertainment, and a virtual vendor marketplace. A “community connections” portion encourages com...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Coconino County praises passage of Great American Outdoors Act

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino County applauds todays’ enactment of the Great American Outdoors Act which establishes the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to address over $507 million deferred maintenance needs in Ar...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Registration for COVID-19 Testing at Fort Tuthill highly encouraged

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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is encouraging individuals seeking COVID-19 testing at Fort Tuthill County Park, 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop, Flagstaff to register online at www.coconino.az.gov/covid19. Individuals who register will receive a...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Coconino County Lifts Fire Restrictions

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Coconino County has lifted all fire restrictions on private lands in the unincorporated areas of the County in coordination with similar actions by the national forests and other agencies in the area, effective July 28 at 6:00 PM.

Coconino County has lifted all fire restrictions on private lands in the unincorporated areas of the County in coordination with similar actions by the national forests and other agencies in the area. The lifting of the fire restrictions is effective July...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Back to School Immunization Clinics

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coconino County Health & Human Services (CCHHS) is holding Back to School Immunization Clinics, Monday, August 3 through Saturday, August 8, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the King Street building, 2625 N. King St., Flagstaff. T...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Registration for COVID-19 testing at Ft. Tuthill testing site RECOMMENDED

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 Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is asking individuals seeking COVID-19 testing at Fort Tuthill County Park, 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop, Flagstaff to register online at www.coconino.az.gov/covid19.  Registration will assist...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

CCHHS offering COVID Aware Enhanced Food Handler’s Certification

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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) have partnered to create a new COVID Aware Enhanced Food Handler’s Certification for the local food-service industry.

The CCHHS Enhanced Food Handler’s Certification represents the most current health guidance directly related to preventing the spread of COVID-19 in a food-service establishment. The recommended practices stem from the Center for Disease Control...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Early Voting For State Primary Election Has Begun

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Early voting for the August 4, 2020 Primary Election started Wednesday, July 8.  The Coconino County Elections office mailed out over 44,600 early ballots to voters on the permanent early voting list...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Public health precautions recommended for Independence Day celebrations

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –Coconino County Health and Human Services recommends taking extra precautions when participating in Independence Day activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 “As friends and family gather over the J...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Coconino County Calls on All to Wear Face Coverings

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COVID-19 case numbers in Coconino County have reached almost 1800 cases and are increasing.

 COVID-19 case numbers in Coconino County have reached almost 1800 cases and are increasing. The County’s highest weekly positive case count was reported last week at 276 positive cases. Coconino County officials remind residents and tourists of...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Coconino County Emergency Fire Ban includes fireworks

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — As the Independence Day weekend approaches, Coconino County reminds residents and visitors that the use of fireworks is prohibited by current fire restrictions issued by the Coconino County Board of Supervisors.  &...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Board of Supervisors adopts 2021 County budget

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Coconino County Board of Supervisors adopted the Fiscal Year 2021 budget during its public meeting on June 23. The budget, effective July 1, focuses on service delivery and response to the COVID-19 pandemic and responsible...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Fort Tuthill COVID-19 Testing Site closures

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Coconino County health officials announced upcoming closures to the Fort Tuthill specimen collection site.

The site, located at 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop, Flagstaff, will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The specimen collection site will also be closed on Thursday, July 2 due to activities scheduled at the park.

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Museum Flood Preparedness & Mitigation Guide arriving in mailboxes soon

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The 2020 Museum Flood Preparedness and Mitigation Guide is being mailed to Museum Flood area property owners and residents this week.

Created by the Coconino County Flood Control District and the City of Flagstaff, the Guide contains important information about safety and preparedness during the coming monsoon season in the Museum Flood area.

The Museum Fire, which broke out on July 21, ...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

PROCLAMATION OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF COCONINO COUNTY PURSUANT TO A.R.S. §

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PROCLAMATION OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF COCONINO COUNTY PURSUANT TO A.R.S. § 26-311 AND THE DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY IN COCONINO COUNTY 

WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the Governor of the State of Arizona, Douglas A. D...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Coconino County acts to require face coverings when physical distancing is not possible

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Coconino County issued a proclamation today requiring residents and visitors to wear a face covering when not able to physical distance themselves from other persons.

The proclamation, effective on Saturday, June 20 at noon, applies to  all private lands in the unincorporated areas of the County. The County proclamation does not affect areas within cities or towns in the County or on federal, state or tribal l...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Statement on death of George Floyd from Coconino County Legal Defender and Public Defender

The following statement regarding the death of George Floyd can be attributed to Sandra Diehl, Coconino County Public Defender and Erika Arlington, Coconino County Legal Defender.

“A police officer killed George Floyd. That officer was the spear tip of the American Criminal Justice System. It is easy to say that police brutality has no place in this system. But when a system authorizes law enforcement to use lethal violen...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Update to Evacuations of Jacob Lake

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Evacuations in the Jacob Lake area continued throughout the weekend and are continuing today in areas threatened by the Mangum Fire Burning on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Evacuations in the Jacob Lake area continued throughout the weekend and are continuing today in areas threatened by the Mangum Fire Burning on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Coconino County Sheriff’s Office along with United States Forest Ser...

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Posted on: June 13, 2020

COVID-19 Testing scheduled in Fredonia cancelled

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The COVID-19 Specimen Collection Site in Fredonia, AZ scheduled for Monday, June 15 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. has been cancelled due to the Mangum Fire.

The fire is burning west of the Jacob Lake area and grew to over 10,000 acres Friday. Coconino County Health and Human Services will work to reschedule testing in Fredonia once the fire is contained.

The Specimen Collection Site located at Fort Tuthill, 24...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Coconino County Sheriff Orders Evacuation of Jacob Lake

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Evacuations in the Jacob Lake area due to Mangum Fire burning on the Grand Canyon North Rim.

Evacuations in the Jacob Lake area began due to the Mangum Fire Burning on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.Coconino County Sheriff’s Office along with the United States Forest Service Personnel began evacuations of the Jacob Lake Area, to incl...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Update on COVID-19 in the Coconino County Detention Facility

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As of June 12, 2020 the Coconino County Detention Facility in Flagstaff has 6 confirmed COVID-19 positive inmates.

As of June 12, 2020 the Coconino County Detention Facility in Flagstaff has 6 confirmed COVID-19 positive inmates. There are currently no staff members COVID-19 positive. Since the last media release from May 5th, we have had a total of 22-inmates confirm...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Fort Tuthill Utility Improvement Project approved

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Fort Tuthill County Park will soon receive an infrastructure overhaul.

This week the Board of Supervisors approved a contract that will construct a new sewer line from University Heights to and within the park, as well as a water line within the park which will connect with City of Flagstaff sewer and water utilities. Both u...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Take precautions to protect yourself from wildfire smoke

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Coconino County health officials are encouraging individuals to take precautions to protect themselves from health effects of wildfire smoke from the Mangum Fire.

The fire is burning approximately 9 miles southwest of Jacob Lake and 16 miles north of the boundary with the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Smoke is visible from both the north and south rims of Grand Canyon National Park, Jacob Lake, Highway 6...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

County enacts Stage Two Fire Restrictions

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors voted today to enact Stage Two Fire Restrictions effective immediately.

The ordinance applies to private lands in unincorporated areas, which are private lands outside of cities and towns. 

The Board enacted a campfire ban in late April to protect the health and safety of firefighters during the COVID-19 pandemic and ...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

New COVID-19 Weekly Report available

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The Coconino County Health and Human Services has issued a new weekly report entitled COVID-19 Coconino County Weekly Update.

The report, which includes a COVID-19 situation summary, key takeaways, demographic and geographic information, hospitalizations and testing data related to Coconino County residents, is updated each Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. and is available at https:...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Scheduled in Fredonia

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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) will hold a COVID-19 Specimen Collection Site in Fredonia, AZ on Monday, June 15 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 100 E. Woodhill Road, Fredonia, AZ.

A medical professional will be available at the Fredonia site to provide screening and education about COVID-19. Testing is encouraged for individuals who are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms such as cough, fever and shortness of breath. Testing is free and o...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Coconino County Fair modified due to COVID-19

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Coconino County Parks and Recreation is modifying the 71st Coconino County Fair due to COVID-19 concerns.

This decision was reached after months of deliberation, research and consultation with local health officials and the Board of Supervisors. Several county fairs in Arizona have cancelled their events this year due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Sheriff Jim Driscoll's response to the death of George Floyd

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As the Sheriff of Coconino County I share in the community’s shock and anger over the events recently occurring in Minneapolis.  I greatly value the diversity and public trust of our citizens and constantly strive to maintain and streng...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

County Attorney Bill Ring's response to the death of George Floyd

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With regard to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

As the County Attorney of Coconino County, a land with great diversity of peoples, I condemn as intolerable the disgusting abuse we see in video and news media coverage of the death of G...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Transwestern Road’s name changing to Hughes Avenue

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The name of Transwestern Road in Bellemont is changing to Hughes Avenue.

This change is being made in response to concerns expressed by the Ponderosa Fire District and other emergency responders about having two roads in the Bellemont area with very similar names: Transwestern Road, which crosses over Interstate 40 (I-40) at t...

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

County Statement on Statewide Curfew Order

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Coconino County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman, Sup. Liz Archuleta issued the following statement after the announcement of statewide curfew.

“Gov. Ducey has announced a statewide curfew for all of Arizona every night this week. The curfew begins at 8pm and will lift each morning at 5am. Coconino County encourages all persons to comply with the Governor’s order and limit any...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Fourth County COVID-19 Testing Blitz collects 341 tests

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Coconino County collected 341 tests for COVID-19 at the fourth Testing
Blitz event held Saturday, May 30. Coupled with the first three testing blitz events, the County has collected 1,439 tests.

“Testing is a priority in Coconino County as we battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.” said Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta, Chair of the Board of Supervisors. “We thank everyone who has come to be tested and we enco...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Coconino Volunteer & Decorated Vietnam War Vet Billy Weldon Wins America’s Favorite Crossing Guard

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Safe Kids Coconino County, led by Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS), and Safe Kids Worldwide are proud to recognize Billy Weldon as the winner of the 2020 America’s Favorite Crossing Guard contest.

After tens of thousands of votes from appreciative supporters that earned him a spot as one of the top five finalists, Weldon was named the winner by a panel of judges because of his exceptional impact on his community and his commitment to the safety of ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

CCHHS offers businesses reopening plan review and guidance

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Facilities across Arizona have reopened or are in the process of making reopening plans following the expiration of the Arizona stay-at-home order.

The State of Arizona announced that criteria for entering Phase 1 of the phased reopening approach outlined in the Guidelines for Opening Up America Again have been met. The guidelines, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state th...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Coconino County schedules fourth COVID-19 Testing Blitz

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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is participating in the Arizona COVID-19 Testing Blitz on Saturday, May 30.

This is the fourth Testing Blitz hosted by CCHHS as part of the statewide initiative which aims to test up to 60,000 Arizonans for COVID-19.

Testing will be held at Coconino County Health and Human Services, 2625 N. King Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86004 from 10...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Museum Flood area sandbag placement starts this week

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The Coconino County Flood Control District (FCD) and the City of Flagstaff are helping Museum Flood area residents prepare for the 2020 monsoon season by placing pallets of new sandbags throughout the neighborhoods, which residents can use to repair their...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Face coverings required in Coconino County Court buildings

Beginning June 1, 2020, face coverings will be required in all Coconino County Court buildings.

Presiding Judge Dan Slayton is authorized to take the steps needed to ensure access to justice while reducing exposure to the spread of COVID-19.

Coconino County Courts do not have funds to provide face coverings for all who enter the courts. As a result, ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Coconino County Health and Human Services launches Healthy Habits Emergency Saving Matching Program

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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is launching a program that matches people’s savings while helping them improve their financial habits.

The Healthy Habits Emergency Saving Matching program provides free financial education/coaching and matches participants’ saving over nine months. The longer participants save, the larger the matching ratio becomes – giving participant...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Coconino County Offices closed in honor of Memorial Day

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All Coconino County administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020 in honor of Memorial Day.

While the administrative offices at the Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Memorial Day, Dispatch, Patrol and Detention will be operating under normal schedules. Please dial 9-1-1 for emergencies. For non-emergencies, dial 928-774-4523 to connec...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Public health officials recommend Memorial Day precaution

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Memorial Day, observed on Monday, May 25, is a day to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

This year, Coconino County Health and Human Services recommends taking extra precautions when participating in Memorial Day activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Over the Memorial Day weekend, it is likely that friends and family will be gath...

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Posted on: May 16, 2020

Third County COVID-19 Testing Blitz collects 398 specimens

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Coconino County collected 398 tests for COVID-19 at the third Testing Blitz event held Saturday, May 16 at the Coconino Health and Human Services location in Flagstaff.

Coupled with the first two testing blitz events, the County has collected 1098 number of total tests. 

“Battling the COVID-19 pandemic is the top priority of the County and testing is our first key indicator for the spread of the virus,&...

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Posted on: May 16, 2020

Candidates sought to run for School Governing Board

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Dr. Tommy Lewis, Coconino County Superintendent of Schools, invites residents to volunteer as school board members. School Governing Boards help shape policies that impact the education of our children.

Governing Board seats will be voted on during the General Election on November 3, 2020.

The following Coconino County school districts have Governing Board seats available:

• Flagstaff Unified School District (3 seats)

• Williams Unified Sc...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Arizona Wildlife Federation honors Chairwoman Liz Archuleta

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The Arizona Wildlife Federation (AZWF) awarded Coconino County Board Chairwoman, Supervisor Elizabeth C. “Liz” Archuleta, the Women in Conservation Leadership award this past Tuesday for her achievements and leadership in conservation

The award was presented by AZWF Executive Director, Scott Garlid, during the May 5 Board of Supervisors meeting. Chairwoman Archuleta was recognized for her work with the conservation challenges Coconino County faces including wildfires and uranium mining...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

County Board of Supervisors adopts campfire ban

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors enacted a campfire ban, for Coconino County, during the board meeting on Tuesday.

The ban aligns with the United States Forest Service Southern Region campfire ban which went into effect on April 22 and includes all national forests in Arizona. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or stove fire are prohibited thro...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Second Coconino County Testing Blitz nets 413 COVID-19 Tests

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The second Saturday of the Coconino County Testing Blitz collected 413 specimens for COVID-19 testing. The Testing Blitz was conducted at the Coconino County Health and Human Services location on King Street in Flagstaff.

The County collected 287 test specimens on May 2, during the first weekend of the Testing Blitz.

“Our community has had an awesome response to the Testing Blitz,” said Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta, Chair of the Board of Supe...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Blitz- May 9, 2020

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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is participating in the Arizona COVID-19 Testing Blitz on Saturday, May 9. This statewide initiative aims to test up to 60,000 Arizonans for COVID-19.

Testing will be held at Coconino County Health and Human Services, 2625 N. King Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86004 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drive through testing and walk up testing will be available.

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Coconino County Hosts Public Town Hall on COVID-19

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Coconino County will hold a public interactive Town Hall on Wednesday, May 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. using Zoom Video Communications (Zoom). The meeting will also be streamed on Coconino County’s YouTube channel and broadcast on NAU-TV.

“Coconino County has been leading the COVID-19 response as the public health agency for our region,” said Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta, Chair of the Board of Supervisors. “The County is hosting this town hall to p...

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Posted on: May 2, 2020

County Conducts 287 COVID-19 Tests During First Arizona Testing Blitz

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Coconino County collected 287 specimens during the first Saturday of the Arizona Testing Blitz for COVID-19. 138 specimens were collected at the Coconino County HHS location on King Street in Flagstaff and 149 were collected at Fort Tuthill County Park.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino County collected 287 specimens during the first Saturday of the Arizona Testing Blitz for COVID-19. Of the 287, 138 specimens were collected at the Coconino County Health and Human Services location on King Street in ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

County announces free wireless hotspot in Page

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Coconino County has installed a Wi-Fi hotspot allowing residents of Page and the surrounding areas to access internet without charge.

The hotspot is located between the Coconino County Health and Human Services Northern Region Office and Page Magistrate Court buildings at 467 Vista Avenue. A map is attached. Internet access is available throughout the entire parking lot and residents ar...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Fleas test positive for plague in Coconino County

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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) officials confirmed that fleas collected in the Baderville area, northwest of Flagstaff, have tested positive for plague (Yersinia pestis).

Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) officials confirmed that fleas collected in the Baderville area, northwest of Flagstaff, have tested positive for plague (Yersinia pestis). Collecting and testing of fleas for the presence of plague was co...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Blitz

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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is participating in the Arizona COVID-19 Testing Blitz on Saturday, May 2. This statewide initiative aims to test up to 60,000 Arizonans for COVID-19.

The CCHHS testing sites locations are:

 • Fort Tuthill, 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop, Flagstaff, AZ 86005: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 • CCHHS, 2625 N. King Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86004: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Summer disease prevention recommendations

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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) recommends taking precautions to protect yourself and your family from illnesses transmitted by insects and animals.

Summer in Northern Arizona can bring people in contact with mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, bats, skunks, squirrels, and mice. While these insects and animals are important to the Northern Arizona ecosystem, they can occasionally carry disease.  &n...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Scheduled in Fredonia

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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) will hold a COVID-19 Specimen Collection Site in Fredonia, AZ on Thursday, April 30 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The site will be located at 100 E. Woodhill Road, Fredonia, AZ.

A medical professional will be available at the Fredonia site to provide screening and education about COVID-19. Testing is encouraged for individuals who are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms such as cough, fever and shortness of breath. Testing will also be ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Siri Mullaney named Director of Finance/Chief Financial Officer

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Coconino County Manager James Jayne has announced the appointment of Siri Mullaney as the Director of Finance/Chief Financial Officer, effective June 1.

Mullaney has over 18 years of increasing responsibility and experience in budgeting, accounting, procurement, finance and management. Mullaney has served as the Director of the Northern Arizona University Budget Office for the last two years and previousl...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Coconino County celebrates the 50th National Earth Day

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Coconino County will be celebrating the 50th National Earth Day this week from Monday, April 20 through Friday, April 24.

The County has created an interactive website to provide fun services and learning activities for people of all ages. Each day will have a specific theme and include time-flexible activities in order to support the diverse schedules of participants.&n...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

County announces additional drive-up specimen collections sites

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Coconino County health officials announced additional COVID-19 specimen collections sites will be available in Tusayan and Williams this week.

The Tusayan site, located at 1 Clinic Rd Grand Canyon, AZ, will operate on Thursday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Williams specimen collection site, located at 300 S 6th St Williams, AZ, will be open on Friday, April 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. A medi...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

2020 Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year celebration postponed

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To help curb the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing the Coconino County Education Service Agency (CCESA) has decided to postpone the 2020 Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year celebration until Early August.

The CCESA is extremely thankful to all presenters and speakers for their kindness, support and quick responses towards finding a new date and adjusting their schedules. The CCESA extends their gratitude to all the event programming guest, Jeremy Gemetta, ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Coconino Parks & Recreation announces amenity closures

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Effective Saturday, April 4 at 5 p.m., all playgrounds, basketball courts, ramadas (including picnic tables and barbecue grills), and restroom facilities managed by Coconino County Parks and Recreation will close until further notice.

These regulations come as a result of the COVID19 pandemic and in response to the Governor’s Office latest guidance on essential services. These sites include Fort Tuthill County Park, Raymond County Park, Sawmill County Park, and Peaks View Cou...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Coconino County Treasurer offers alternative payment methods

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The Coconino County Treasurer’s Office is now altering service levels and
payment methods due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect public health.

Property owners can pay taxes in person at a temporary drive thru window from 9 a.m. – noon on Mondays and Wednesdays at 2304 N. Third Street in Flagstaff. People can also pay online, via telephone, by mail or at our drop box located at 110 E. C...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

County Board of Supervisors issue statement to close Grand Canyon National Park

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The following is a statement from the Coconino County Board of Supervisors regarding the closing of the Grand Canyon National Park.

“For the safety and health of Coconino County healthcare providers, residents and visitors, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors strongly urge Department of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to close Grand Canyon National Park due to the CO...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Willard Springs Transfer Station opens Friday free green waste-only disposal

Coconino County will reopen the Willard Springs Transfer Station for the summer season for free green waste-only disposal.

The station will not be accepting bulk waste due to cash handling and social distancing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Green waste disposal provides an incentive for residents to cle...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

County announces changes to drive-up specimen collections sites

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Coconino County health officials are changing the location and hours of the drive-up COVID-19 specimen collection sites.

Specimen collection sites will not be taking specimens on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. There will only be one site operating from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. beginning Sunday, March 29 at Fort Tuthill in Flagstaff. People need to have a referral from a m...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

County adopts new office and building procedures

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Coconino County will be changing building entrance procedures and staffing to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. All county departments will continue to provide statutory and critical services.

Starting immediately, the County office changes will lessen direct person-to-person contact to protect county employees and the public. County employees who do not have direct interaction with the public will also begin tele-commuting.

The public is encour...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

County Courts modify schedules and procedures

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Courts will remain open

Under Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Order 2020-48 and Coconino County Superior Court Administrative Order 2020-005, the court is modifying court operations to protect the public, court staff and the judiciary. Court Administration is working with S...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Evidence of COVID-19 community transmission in Coconino County

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County also changes specimen collection site and hours

 Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) officials have found evidence of community transmission of COVID-19 in Coconino County. Community transmission happens when there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 and there is no source of infecti...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Coconino Parks & Recreation announces operational changes to promote social distancing for COVID-19

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Coconino County Parks & Recreation is staffing its office virtually to help protect the team and the public during the COID-19 pandemic. Virtual staffing at Parks & Recreation began on March 19 and will continue through at least April 1.

For inquiries about parks, natural areas and trails, the public is encouraged to call the Parks & Recreation’s Administration phone number at 928-679-8000 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, or email parksrec@coconino.az.gov. Phones and e...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

County COVID-19 drive-up swab testing to begin

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Coconino County established a drive-up COVID-19 specimen collection facility at Fort Tuthill. The site will be available for swab testing from noon – 4 p.m. on Monday, March 16.

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, hours for drive-up testing will be from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. An order from a medical provider is required for testing. Testing sites are not open to the public and people without proper documentation will be turned away. ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Harriett Sloan appointed to the Tuba City Governing Board

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Coconino County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Tommy Lewis has announced the appointment of Harriett Sloan as a Governing Board member of the Tuba City Unified School District #15.

Sloan has nearly thirty-eight years of experience in the Tuba City United School District Education System including positions as a teacher, guidance counselor and administrator. She served as the Principal of Tuba City Jr. High School from 2010-2015 and ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

County Health prepares for COVID-19

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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is continuing to prepare for the potential spread of the COVID-19 illness with state and federal partners as well as local healthcare providers.

Health officials are communicating with a wide array of partners to explain processes regarding testing and identifying people who could potentially be infected with the virus. A person will be considered for testing if they are experiencing respiratory s...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Annual Willard Springs green waste burn in progress

Williams Spring Burn Ignition

Coconino County Public Works, in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, has ignited the annual green waste burn at the Willard Springs Transfer Station. The burn is located 17 miles south of Flagstaff on the west side of I-17.

The annual green waste burn reduces the existing stockpile of pine needles, tree trimmings and other green waste at the transfer station prior to the 2020 fire season. The burn is expected to smolder until mid-spring and will be monitored by the Mormon La...

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