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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Arguments Sought “For” and “Against” Coconino County Jail District Tax Extension

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On the upcoming General Election ballot, the Jail District Board of Directors will ask Coconino County voters to extend the existing Jail District tax for maintaining and operating Coconino County jails for 25 years until 2052.

Coconino County’s jail system is administered and operated through a Jail District (District) by the Coconino County Sheriff, who is delegated by Arizona Revised Statutes as keeper of the jail. The District is currently funded by a half-cent exc...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Board of Supervisors Receives National Recognition at Annual Conference

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Members of the Board of Supervisors advanced important policy resolutions to be included in Federal Advocacy, accepted two national awards, and received appointments to key boards at 2022 National Association of Counties Annual Conference.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) held its 2022 Annual Conference in Adams County, Colorado at the end of July. The Board of Supervisors advanced policy resolutions, accepted two national awards, moderated and participated in panels with colleag...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Coconino County Leads Effort to Bring Starlink to Navajo Nation Students

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Coconino County has been leading the effort to bring high-speed broadband internet to students in grades K-12 on the Navajo Nation by working with SpaceX’s Starlink.

Coconino County has been leading the effort to bring high-speed broadband internet with SpaceX’s Starlink to students in grades K-12 on the Navajo Nation.  

Coconino County began conversations with SpaceX when District 5 Supervisor Lena Fowler and...

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Coconino Schools Superintendent Announces Request for Nominations for 2023 Awards

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The Superintendent of Schools is requesting nominations for the 10th Annual Teacher of the Year, Fifth Annual Rookie Teacher of the Year, and Second Annual Lifetime Achievement Award. The deadline to nominate a worthy teacher is September 15, 2022.

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools, Cheryl Mango-Paget, is proud to announce a request for nominations for the 10th Annual Teacher of the Year, Fifth Annual Rookie Teacher of the Year, and Second Annual Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Applicants Sought for Williams School District Governing Board Vacancy

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Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Cheryl Mango-Paget is seeking applicants for appointment for Williams Unified School District #2.

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Cheryl Mango-Paget is seeking applicants for appointment for Williams Unified School District #2. 

Applicants must be Arizona registered voters and residents of the school district for at least one year pr...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Board of Supervisors Approves Transfer of Emergency Funds to Flood Control District

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the immediate transfer of $5 million from the General Fund’s emergency reserve to the County’s Flood Control District to address the ongoing costs of flood response and mitigation.

In a special session on Tuesday, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the immediate transfer of $5 million from the General Fund’s emergency reserve to the County’s Flood Control District to address the ongoing costs of flood resp...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

County Park to be Renamed for Former District Supervisor Elizabeth Archuleta

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Coconino County Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the upcoming renaming of the Sawmill Multicultural Art and Nature County Park in honor of a former member of the Board of Supervisors, Elizabeth “Liz” Archuleta.

Coconino County Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the upcoming renaming of the Sawmill Multicultural Art and Nature County Park in honor of a former member of the Board of Supervisors and long-time member of the local community, Elizabeth &...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Coconino County Honored as 2022 NACo Digital Counties Survey Winner

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Coconino County is pleased to share the exciting news that we have been recognized as one of the top counties in the United States for deploying digital technology practices for better government in the 2022 NACo Digital Counties Survey

Coconino County is pleased to share the exciting news that we have been recognized as one of the top counties in the United States for deploying digital technology practices for better government in the 2022 National Association of Counties (NACo) Digital...

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Applicants Sought for the Fredonia Moccasin Governing Board Vacancy

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Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Cheryl Mango-Paget is seeking applicants for appointment for Fredonia Moccasin School District #6.

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Cheryl Mango-Paget is seeking applicants for appointment for Fredonia Moccasin School District #6.

Applicants must be Arizona registered voters and residents of the school district for at least one year prior to th...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Urgent Call for Sandbag Volunteers

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Coconino County’s Flood Control District, in partnership with the United Way of Northern Arizona, are once again making an urgent request for volunteers to help fill and place sandbags in the Pipeline Flood Area.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino County’s Flood Control District, in partnership with the United Way of Northern Arizona, are once again making an urgent request for volunteers to help fill and place sandbags to mitigate the serious threat ...

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Posted on: July 2, 2022

Testing of Voting Equipment Resumes Tuesday

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The Arizona Secretary of State’s office, in cooperation with the Coconino County Elections Department, is in the process of conducting its mandated Logic and Accuracy Test of Coconino County voting equipment.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Arizona Secretary of State’s office, in cooperation with the Coconino County Elections Department, is in the process of conducting its mandated Logic and Accuracy Test of the ballots, tabulation equipment, progra...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Coconino County Offices Closed for Independence Day

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., July 1, 2022 — All Coconino County administrative offices will be closed Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day.

While the administrative offices at the Sheriff’s Office will be closed, Dispatch, Patrol and Detention will be open. Records will remain open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, July 4, 2022. Please dial 9-1-1 for emergencies. For non-emergencies, d...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Board of Supervisors Adopts FY 2023 Budget, New Fiscal Year Begins

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors adopted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget during a Special Session on Tuesday, June 28.

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a $408.8 million budget for FY 2023 during a Special Session on Tuesday, June 28. The FY 2023 budget includes strategic investments for public health and safety, mental health services, flood co...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Coconino County Removes Fire Restrictions

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In cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service on the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests, at noon on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, Coconino County removed all staged fire restrictions formerly in place in unincorporated communities and recreation areas.

Most Forest Service restrictions and related forest closures on the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests, as well as City of Flagstaff restrictions, will expire at that time as well. Forest closures in and near the Pipeline and Haywire Fire zones will rem...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

CDC Authorizes COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 6 Months and Older

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in authorization of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for infants and young children.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in authorization of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for infants and young children. 

 

The CDC approved Emergency Use...

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Posted on: June 18, 2022

Flood Control District mobilizing Pipeline Area sandbag stations

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The Coconino County Flood Control District (District) has set up several sandbag stations in the Pipeline Fire Area for residents to install around their homes in preparation of post-wildfire flooding.

Sandbags and sandbag materials are currently available at the Copeland Detention Basin, the entrance of which is located just off of Hwy 89 at Copeland Lane.

The Copeland Detention Basin has both a self-serve sandbag station and pre-made sandbags. The self...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Officials Responding to new Haywire Fire

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Another fire has been reported, known as the Haywire Fire, northeast of the Pipeline Fire. The fire has burned 1,600 acres and was first reported at 5:30 a.m. this morning.

Coconino National Forest is responding to this fire separately from the Pipeline Fire at this time. The Type 2 Incident Management Team (IMT) will eventually manage both fires. 

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office has issued GO...

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Posted on: June 12, 2022

Pipeline Fire Update

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The Pipeline Fire, located 6 miles north of Flagstaff, was reported June 12, 2022, at 10:15 a.m. by a fire lookout and is currently 1,500 acres and active on all sides.
According to Coconino National Forest, the cause of the fire is currently unknown.

According to Coconino National Forest, the cause of the fire is currently unknown. Firefighting resources are onsite, and an Incident Management Team has been ordered and is scheduled to begin arriving over the next several days. 

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

USFS on-forest sediment reduction project underway in Museum Flood Area

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A Coconino County Flood Control District (District) project to reduce on-national forest sediment production and transport above and below Mt. Elden Estates is underway.

The U.S. Forest Service Museum Fire Sediment Reduction Project broke ground in late April and is expected to be completed this fall.     

 

Funded by the U.S. Forest Service, the $3.5 million project includes grade stabil...

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