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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Museum Flood Area July 28 | Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Below is a summary of today’s activities by the Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff related to the Museum Flood Area.

Today’s Storm Events: The Museum Fire burn scar did not experience significant rainfall yesterday or today. 

Weather Forecast: The National Weather Service predicting an uptick in thunderstorm activity Thursday through Friday. Scattered ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Museum Flood Area July 26 | Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Below is a summary of today’s activities by the Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff related to the Museum Flood Area.

Today’s Storm Events: At the time of publishing, there were no notable storm events on July 26. 

Weather Forecast: Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 27 the National Weather Service predicts few storms and gusty winds. For up to d...

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Posted on: July 24, 2021

Museum Flood Area July 24 | Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Below is a summary of today’s activities by the Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff related to the Museum Flood Area.

Today’s Storm Events: The rain soaked the burn area (and the city) overnight but there was only minimal floodwater due to the low rainfall intensity. In the Mt. Elden Estates area we observed a small but continuous flow of water today, which tells us that...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Museum Flood Area July 23 | Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Below is a summary of today’s activities by the Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff related to the Museum Flood Area.

Today’s Rain Events & Impacts: There was widespread rain across northern Arizona throughout this afternoon, however, the Museum Fire burn scar did not experience significant rainfall.  

Weather Forecast: Scattered showers an...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Museum Flood Area July 22 | Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Below is a summary of today’s activities by the Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff related to the Museum Flood Area.

Below is a summary of today’s activities by the Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff related to the Museum Flood Area. 

Weather Forecast: The forecast for this evening has storms moving in from the east to the sou...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Museum Flood Area July 21 | Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Below is a summary of today’s activities by the Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff related to the Museum Flood Area.

Storm Activity:  The National Weather Service is forecasting increased thunderstorm activity with chances of significant rainfall Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Thunderstorm cells were on the edge of the western section of the Museum bu...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Museum Flood Area July 20 | Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Below is a summary of today’s activities by the Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff related to the Museum Flood Area.

Storm Activity: The National Weather Service is forecasting increased thunderstorm activity with a particularly increased chance of significant rainfall Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Thunderstorm cells missed the Museum burn scar today. 

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Museum Flood Area July 19 | Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

Below is a summary of today’s activities by the Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff related to the Museum Flood Area.

Storm Activity:  The National Weather Service is forecasting increased thunderstorm activity through Thursday with particularly increased chance of significant rainfall Wednesday and Thursday this week. Thunderstorm cells missed the Museum burn s...

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Posted on: July 18, 2021

Museum Flood Area July 18 | Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The following email was sent to Museum Flood Area residents this evening:

Below is a summary of today’s activities by the Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff related to the Museum Flood Area. 

- Storm Activity: The National Weather Service is forecasting increased thunderstorm activity...

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Posted on: July 17, 2021

Museum Flood Area July 17 | Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The following email was sent to Museum Flood Area residents this evening:

Below is a summary of today’s activities by the Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff related to the Museum Flood Area.

- Storm Activity:  Today’s storm activity was very limited on the Museum Fire burn s...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Museum Flood Area July 16 | Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The following email was sent to Museum Flood Area residents this evening:

 Below is a summary of today’s activities by the Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff related to the Museum Flood Area. 

- Storm Activity:  In contrast with the prior rain events, today the thund...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Back to School Health Fair Saturday, July 17

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is holding a Back to School Health Fair on Saturday, July 17, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The event will be held at the Health and Human Services Building, 2625 N. King St., Flagstaff. Those planning to attend are encouraged to check County social media for weather related event updates at facebook.com/CoconinoCounty and twitter.com/coconinoco...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Museum Flood Area | July 15 Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The following email was sent to Museum Flood Area residents this evening:

Below is a summary of today’s activities by the Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff related to the Museum Flood Area and the nearby neighborhoods susceptible to monsoonal flooding: 

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

City and County declare States of Emergency

Museum Flood Area Update

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Flagstaff Mayor Paul Deasy and Coconino County Chair of the Board of Supervisors Matt Ryan have declared States of Emergency on behalf of the city of Flagstaff and Coconino County due to the impacts of monsoonal flooding to the Museum

Flood Area and other parts of Flagstaff, which started July 13, 2021. Declaring a State of Emergency allows the city and county to expend emergency funds from all available sources and request assistance from the State of Arizona. 

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Coconino County lifts fire restrictions in coordination with other agencies

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Coconino County will lift all fire restrictions on private lands in the unincorporated areas of the County in coordination with similar actions by the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests, as well as other agencies in the area.

The lifting of the fire restrictions is effective July 16, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. This action to lift fire restrictions ends the County’s campfire ban and Stage 2 fire restrictions enacted earlier this summer. 

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Museum Flood Area | July 14 Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The following email was sent to Museum Flood Area residents this evening:

The Museum Fire Burn Area received just over 1” of rain today. Although the rain amount and intensity was lower today than yesterday, the rain fell over a longer period of time. Furthermore, rainfall that occurred within the neighborhoods compounded flood...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

For Mt. Elden Estates: SHELTER IN PLACE NOW

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Flash Flooding may be Imminent. Shelter In Place; If you are outdoors seek high ground; Don't enter drainages.

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Museum Flood Area | July 14 Afternoon Media Advisory

Museum Flood Call Center

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Coconino County Flood Control District conducted a post-wildfire flood event assessment on Grandview Avenue this morning, July 14. The assessment involved 59 homes. Of those homes:

  • 49 homes had no impact 
  • 3 homes had a status that was undetermined (residents did not answer their doors) 
  • 3 homes had garage-only impacts 
  • 3 homes had interior impacts 
  • 1 home had both garage and interior impacts

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Arguments ‘For’ and ‘Against’ WUSD Ballot Question Sought

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Williams Unified School District #2 will hold an override election to exceed its revenue control limit by 10 percent on Nov. 2, 2021. Voters will be asked to vote on the following issue:

  • To adopt a General Maintenance and Operation Budget which exceeds the revenue control limit specified by statute by 10 percent for fiscal years 2022-2023 through 2028-2029 and in fiscal years 2027-2028 and 2028-2029, the amount of the proposed increase wi...
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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Museum Flood Area | July 13 Evening Media Advisory

Museum Flood Area Evening Update

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The following email was sent to Museum Flood Area residents this evening:

Coconino County and the City of Flagstaff will be working tonight on cleaning up from the flood event in the Museum Flood Area.

  • Residents of the area should thoroughly read the following: 
  • STEP BACK: Today, residents were seen observing the flash flood flows very close to the water. This is extremely dangerous. There can be surges in flows, which can easily sweep ...
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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Coconino County, City of Flagstaff Respond to Monsoon Flooding in the Museum Flood Area

Museum Flood Call Center

The Coconino County Flood Control District (FCD) and City of Flagstaff are actively involved in cleanup operations following monsoon storms that dropped in excess of 2 inches of rain on the Museum Fire burn scar.

. Downstream flooding has been reported in Mt. Elden Estates and in Flagstaff from Linda Vista to Route 66. 

More than 0.75 inches of rain fell in 15 minutes over the Museum Fire burn scar, which triggered an Emergency Notification Alert to be iss...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Flash Flooding Expected in Museum Fire Flood Area-Mt. Elden Estates, Paradise, Grandview, Sunnyside.

Museum Flood Call Center

Shelter in place now. If outdoors, seek high ground now.

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Coconino County, City of Flagstaff Prepare for Monsoon Storms In the Museum Flood Area

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The Coconino County Flood Control District and City of Flagstaff are preparing for possible flash flooding this week in the Museum Flood Area.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting a moderate threat of flooding over the next several days from monsoon storms, including scattered thunderstorms and rain showers in Flagstaff with the greatest threat on Tuesday. These storms may impact the...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Coconino County Moves Back to Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

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As of 6:00 a.m. today, July 6, Coconino County has moved back to Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in coordination with the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests.

This decision was made due to the cooler temperatures and recent rainfall which has reduced the risk of wildfire.

Even with the rain and lower temperatures, Coconino County remains in a drought and therefore fire danger remains. The following restrictions ...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Coconino County to Allow the Use Liquid Propane/Gas Grills on Private Property in Stage Three Fire

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Coconino County is currently in Stage Three Fire Restrictions due to extreme fire danger and stress on firefighting resources.

Stage Three Fire Restrictions previously included the prohibition of outdoor liquid fuel grills on private property. Coconino County will now allow the use of ALL LIQUID FUEL OUTDOOR GRILLS WITH AN ON/OFF SWITCH at private residences. 

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

2021 Coconino County Fair Early Bird Ticket Sales Begin July 1

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Coconino County Parks & Recreation presents the 72nd annual Coconino County Fair, on Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3 - 6 at Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The County Fair is a community event where adult and youth alike showcase their passion by exhibiting livestock animals and handicrafts. The fair will also feature live entertainment, carnival rides, fair food, games, and much more! 

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Coconino County Offices Closed for Independence Day

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All Coconino County administrative offices will be closed Monday, July 5 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. – 4 p.m. Monday, July 5, 2021. Please dial 9-1-1 for ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Coconino County EOC Wildfire Response Morning Update | 7.01.21

Rafael Morning Update - July 01 2021

This is the final Coconino County Rafael Fire update.

  • The Coconino County Rafael Fire Call Center was deactivated yesterday. For specific fire related questions and updates, call the Rafael Fire Public Fire Information Line at 928.421.4579.
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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Areas East and West of Sycamore Canyon Downgraded from “SET” to “READY”

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Coconino County, AZ – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the areas to the east and to the west of Sycamore Canyon will be downgraded from “SET” to “READY” status.

This includes the National Forest areas east of Whitehorse Lake and JD Dam, Pine Flat, Woody Mountain Road south of Forest Road 538, “End of the World,” and the National Forest in that area.

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

IIP Launches its Beyond Big Cities Initiative in Partnership with Coconino County Attorney’s Office

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The nation’s conversation surrounding changes in prosecution is focused on a handful of urban, well-resourced prosecutors’ offices.

But there are more than 2,300 offices across the United States, and few national organizations are supporting prosecutors in smaller communities.

Now, with the support of Microsoft’s Criminal Justice Reform Initiative, the Institute for Innovatio...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Coconino County EOC Wildfire Response Morning Update | 6.30.2021

Rafael Morning Update - June 30 2021

Coconino County will provide a daily morning wildfire update as the situation warrants.

For Rafael Fire information please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7567

For specific fire related questions and updates, call the Rafael Fire Public Fire Information Line at 928.421.4579.

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Posted on: June 29, 2021

Areas East and West of Sycamore Canyon Downgraded from “GO” to “SET”

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Coconino County, AZ – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the areas to the east and to the west of Sycamore Canyon will be downgraded from “GO” (evacuation) to “SET” status.

This includes the National Forest areas east of Whitehorse Lake and JD Dam, Pine Flat, Woody Mountain Road south of Forest Road 538, “End of the World,” and the National Forest in that area. It is important to note that the areas withi...

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Posted on: June 29, 2021

Coconino County EOC Wildfire Response Morning Update | 6.29.2021

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Coconino County will provide a daily morning wildfire update as the situation warrants.

For Rafael Fire information please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7567 .

For specific fire related questions and updates, call the Rafael Fire Public Fire Infor...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Communities of North and South Garland Prairie Downgraded from “SET” to “READY”

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Coconino County, AZ – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the communities of North and South Garland Prairie will be downgraded from “SET” (Pre-evacuation) to “READY” status.

This includes the neighborhoods/communities of North Garland Prairie, South Garland Prairie, Pine Aire Estates, Maine Townsite, and the Camp Raymond Boy Scout Camp.

The decision to downgrade evacuation status was made in conjunction with the Type 1 Inciden...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Coconino County EOC Wildfire Response Morning Update | 6.28.2021

Rafael Morning Update - June 28 2021

Coconino County Emergency Management (CCEM) activated an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the fires impacting Coconino County. Below is a summation of activities:

The County EOC will remain activated likely through Friday July 2, 2021. 

County Call Center hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. until further notice.  

For specific fire related questions and updates, call the Rafael Fire Public Fir...

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Posted on: June 26, 2021

Coconino County EOC Wildfire Response Evening Recap | 6.27.2021

Rafael Evening Recap - June 27 2021

Coconino County Emergency Management (CCEM) activated an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the fires impacting Coconino County. Below is a summation of activities:

Rafael Fire info at time of the 6 p.m. Community Meeting  

  • A Community Meeting will be held tonight at 6:00 p.m. and can be watched here: https://www.facebook.com/RafaelFireInfo/videos/643938103220125/  
  • Acres: 76,322 
  • Percent Cont...
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Posted on: June 27, 2021

Communities Near the Snake Fire in Blue Ridge, AZ Downgraded from “SET” to “READY”

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Blue Ridge, AZ – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the communities affected by the Snake Fire in the Blue Ridge area will be downgraded from “SET” (Pre-evacuation) to “READY” status.

This includes the neighborhoods/communities of Happy Jack Lodge, Clear Creek Pines Unit 1 and Unit 2, Mahan Park, Poor Farm, and Fisher Properties.

The decision to downgrade evacuation status was made in conjunction with the United States Forest Service, w...

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Posted on: June 26, 2021

Coconino County EOC Wildfire Response Morning Update | 6.27.2021

Rafael Morning Update - June 27 2021

Coconino County Emergency Management (CCEM) activated an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the fires impacting Coconino County. Below is a summation of activities:

Rafael Fire info: 

  • Acres: 62,376
  • Percent Containment:?11% 
  • Structures Damaged/Destroyed:?0
  • Number of Personnel:?664
  • Cause:?Lightning 
  • Origin/Location:?4 miles north of Perkinsville 

Fire-Related Actions:

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Posted on: June 26, 2021

South Garland Prairie “GO” Order Downgraded to “SET”

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Flagstaff, AZ – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that we are lifting the “GO” evacuation order of the residents living in the South Garland Prairie neighborhood.

The Southwest Incident Management Team that is managing the Rafael Fire has determined that the status and condition of the fire at this time is no longer an imminent threat to the South Garland Prairie neighborhood and has recommended allowing residents ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2021

Coconino County EOC Wildfire Response Evening Recap | 6.26.2021

Rafael Evening Recap - June 26 2021

Coconino County Emergency Management (CCEM) activated an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the fires impacting Coconino County. Below is a summation of activities:

Rafael Fire info: 

  • Acres: 53,663
  • Percent Containment:?11% 
  • Structures Damaged/Destroyed:?0
  • Number of Personnel:?664
  • Cause:?Lightning 
  • Origin/Location:?4 miles north of Perkinsville 

Smoke forecasts are available at Wildfire Sm...

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Posted on: June 26, 2021

Coconino County EOC Wildfire Response Morning Update | 6.26.2021

Rafael Morning Update - June 26 2021

Coconino County Emergency Management (CCEM) activated an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the fires impacting Coconino County. Below is a summation of activities:

Rafael Fire info:

  • Acres: 45,899
  • Percent Containment: 0%
  • Number of Personnel: 533
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Origin/Location: 4 miles north of Perkinsville

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Today on the Kaibab National Forest, firefighters will continue yesterday’s bu...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Coconino County EOC Wildfire Response Evening Recap | 6.25.2021

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Coconino County Emergency Management (CCEM) activated an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the fires impacting Coconino County. Below is a summation of activities:

Rafael Fire info at the time of the 6:00 p.m. Community Meeting:

  •  A Community Meeting was held tonight at 6:00 p.m. and can be watched here: https://www.facebook.com/RafaelFireInfo 
  • Acres: 39,641
  • Percent Containment:?0%
  • Date/Time Detected:?F...
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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Coconino County EOC Wildfire Response Morning Update | 6.25.2021

RAFAEL FIRE MORNING UPDATE - JUNE 25, 2021

Coconino County Emergency Management (CCEM) activated an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the fires impacting Coconino County. Below is a summation of activities:

Rafael Fire info:

  • Acres: 39,641
  • Percent Containment: 0%
  • Date/Time Detected: Friday, 06/18/2021 at 1927 MST
  • Structures Damaged/Destroyed: 0
  • Number of Personnel: 345
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Origin/Location: 4 miles north of Perkinsville

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Board of Supervisors Adopts FY 2022 County Budget

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors adopted the County’s $276 million Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget during its public meeting on June 24.

The FY 22 budget includes approximately $28 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) specifically for Coconino County, and accounts for potential additional funding through the American Jobs Plan Act. 

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Coconino County EOC Wildfire Response Evening Recap | 6.24.2021:

RAFAEL FIRE UPDATE (3)

Coconino County Emergency Management (CCEM) activated an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the fires impacting Coconino County. Below is a summation of activities:

Rafael Fire info at the time of the 6:00 p.m. Community Meeting. 

  • The Community Meeting can be watched here: https://www.facebook.com/RafaelFireInfo/videos/643938103220125/ 
  • Acres:?36,148
  • Percent Containment:?0% 
  • Date/Time Detected:...
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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Communities South of I-40 and West of I-17 Moved from “SET” to “READY”

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The communities South of I-40 and West of I-17 are downgraded from “SET” (pre-evacuation) to “READY” status.   

Residents should be in READY status at all times, prepare...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

GO Evacuation Order for Garland Prairie South

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. —The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office has announced a “GO” notification for all residents in Garland Prairie South.  This Includes the residences off of Boy Scout Camp Road, Arbor Lane, Thomas Loop Rd., Leisure Drive, Bluebird me...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Coconino County EOC Wildfire Response Morning Update | 6.24.2021

RAFAEL FIRE UPDATE (1)

Coconino County Emergency Management (CCEM) activated an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the fires impacting Coconino County. Below is a summation of activities:

Rafael Fire info:

  • Acres: 36,000
  • Percent Containment: 0%
  • Date/Time Detected: Frid...
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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Willard Springs Transfer Station Open Thursday, June 24 – Sunday, June 27 for free green waste only

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino County will open the Willard Springs Transfer Station for free green waste-only disposal between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. from tomorrow, Thursday, June 24 through Sunday, June 27 to support residents' efforts to remove pine needles, bra...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Wildfire Response Evening Recap | 6.23.21

Coconino County Emergency Management (CCEM)?activated an Emergency Operations Center?(EOC)?in response to the fires impacting Coconino County.?Below?is a?summation?of?today’s activities:? 

Rafael Fire Info: 

  • Acres: Last verified at approxi...
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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Rafael Fire Update - 6.23.21 | 2:50 p.m.

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Wildfire responses move quickly. The #RafaelFire is a rapidly changing situation and information is confirmed and updated as the situation evolves. The Rafael Fire map has been updated to reflect the most accurate information from the Coconino County Sher...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Wildfire Response Evening Recap | 6.22.21

Coconino County Emergency Management (CCEM) activated an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the fires impacting Coconino County. Below is a summation of today’s activities:  

  • A transition to the Type-I Incident Management T...
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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Protecting Yourself from Wildfire Smoke

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Smoke from the Rafael and Snake Fires continue to affect several communities in the southern part of Coconino County including areas south of 1-40 and west of I-17.  

Anyone who can see, taste, or smell smoke should cu...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

County Enacts Stage 3 Fire Restrictions beginning Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino County will be entering Stage 3 Fire Restrictions at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 23, in coordination with the Kaibab and Coconino National Forest closures.

This ordinance applies on County public lands, as well as private lands in...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Evening Wildfire Fire Ready, Set, Go Update

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Several communities are currently in SET status because of the Rafael and Snake Fires. Coconino County uses a READY, SET, GO system during fire season.

Residents should be in a READY status at all times, prepared and monitoring the situation. SET status means to be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice. SET status means there is danger in the area. GO means evacuate now.

Due to the Rafael Fire, all ar...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Sheriff’s Office Ordering Happy Jack Lodge, Clear Creek Pines 1 & 2 to “SET- Be Alert" Status

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Due to wildfire in the area, the Happy Jack Lodge, Clear Creek Pines 1 and 2, Mahan Park, Poor Farm, and?Fisher Properties are in SET stage (pre-evacuation). Prepare for possible GO evacuation order.?Monitor l...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

County Activates Emergency Operations Center and Call Center for Rafael Fire

County Activates Emergency Operations Center and Call Center for Rafael Fire

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coconino County Emergency Management (CCEM) has activated an Emergency Operations Center in response to the Rafael Fire. A Call Center has also been set up to answer questions. Residents may call 928.679.8647 or email rafaelfi...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Sheriff’s Office Ordering Some Residents to SET Status

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From the Coconino County Sheriff's Office: Due to wildfire, residents in all areas south of 1-40 and west of I-17 including University Heights, Kachina Village, Forest Highlands, Pine Dell, Woody Mountain Road are in SET status.

In addition, South Garland Prairie and Pine Aire Estates and residents in between are in SET status. This means there is danger in the area. Residents should begin preparing for possible GO order to EVACUATE.   Residents are advised to locate you...

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Posted on: June 20, 2021

Sheriff’s Office Evacuating Dispersed Camping Due to Rafael Fire

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The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is evacuating dispersed camping south of Forest Road 535 from the junction of Forest Road 231 road.

The Sheriff’s Office is also evacuating dispersed camping in the Sycamore Canyon area. 

Garland Prairie is reminded to be in READY. READY means Prepare Now.  

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Coconino County Names Susan Brown Deputy County Manager

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Coconino County announced today that Susan Brown has been promoted to Deputy County Manager.

Brown has over 25 years of experience working in state and local government. She joined Coconino County in 1998 in the Facilities Management Department as Property Manager during the County’s capital facilities construction program from 1996-200...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Governing School Board Candidates will be appointed to the Governing School Board Member open seats

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Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Cheryl Mango-Paget would like to announce the appointments of two Governing School Board Members at Maine Consolidated School District #10. The selected candidates are Raena Woods and Kaitlin Cloud.

An advisory committee was assembled consisting of a district resident, district teacher, and two board members to conduct interviews and advise Superintendent Mango-Paget on the appointments. The Superintendent would like to thank the advisory committee f...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Board of Supervisors adopt tentative budget

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors tentatively adopted the County’s $276 million Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget during its public meeting on June 8. The FY 22 budget includes approximately $28 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Cinder Lake Landfill Fire Updates

City of Flagstaff Cinder Lake Landfill

An update from the City of Flagstaff

A smoldering fire at the city of Flagstaff’s Cinder Lake Landfill is currently under control by Landfill staff and Summit Fire Department. The Landfill is currently operational with no danger to the public. Landfill staff would like to remind cu...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Countywide Stage 2 Fire Restrictions to Begin Friday

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Stage 2 fire restrictions will begin at 8 a.m., Friday, June 11 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 fire restrictions since May 14. The County is enacting Stage 2 restrictions due to forecasted weather and very high fire danger. Restrictions are in coordination with Coconino and Kaibab National Forests and other agencies i...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Coconino County Earns National Achievement Award for its Forest Restoration Initiative

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Coconino County’s Forest Restoration Initiative has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo).

The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. NACo recognized Coconino County’s Forest Restoration Initiative Program in the category of County Resiliency: Infrastructure, Energy & ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Coconino County Fair to be Held In-Person Labor Day Weekend

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The decision to move to an in-person event was done thoughtfully with the greatest consideration for COVID-19 safety protocols, the County’s community transmission levels, and CDC recommendations.

With guidance from Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) and consideration of the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on outdoor activities and large events, Coconino County Parks & Recreation w...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Coconino County Offices Closed for Memorial Day

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All Coconino County administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 31, 2021 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 ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Coconino County Board of Supervisors Lifts Mask Proclamation in Line with CDC Guidance

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During Tuesday’s meeting, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors lifted its Face Covering Proclamation effective June 1, 2021.

During Tuesday’s meeting, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors lifted its Face Covering Proclamation effective June 1, 2021. The rescission of the Proclamation results in masks no longer being required in indoor and outdoor settings in Cocon...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Governing School Board Candidates to be interviewed for Maine Consolidated School District seat

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Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Cheryl Mango-Paget would like to announce interviews are scheduled for Thursday, June 3 for the two Governing School Board Member open seats at Maine Consolidated School District #10. The candidates are Misty Ride...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Coconino County Board of Supervisors Brings Internet Access to Rural Communities

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In partnership with SpaceX, Coconino County is delivering reliable high-speed internet to 45 rural households with the launch of state-of-the-art satellites seen throughout Arizona’s night sky recently.

Coconino County began conversations with SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer founded by Elon Musk, when Vice-Chair Lena Fowler and Coconino County’s Chief Information Officer Matt Fowler both met with the company in 2019. This resulted in...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Green Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Realtor Training on Tuesday, May 18

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The Coconino County Sustainable Building Program in partnership with Northern Arizona Association of Realtors will be providing a free virtual training on Tuesday, May 18 from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the Green Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

With the creation of the Northern Arizona’s Green Multiple Listing Service, realtors and homeowners can now input green features, such as solar panels, spray foam insulation, and Energy Star qualified appliances when selling a home, making it ea...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Fort Tuthill COVID-19 Vaccination Site Closing

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Coconino County Health and Human Services to Shift Focus to Pop-up Vaccine Clinics

The final day of operations for the Fort Tuthill COVID-19 Vaccination Site located at 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop in Flagstaff is Tuesday, May 18. Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) vaccination operations will shift to special pop-up vaccination...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Coconino County Moves to Stage One Fire Restrictions

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Coconino County will move to Stage One fire restrictions in the unincorporated areas of the County, including on private lands, in coordination with similar actions by the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests and other agencies in the area. Fire ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Northern Region COVID-19 Vaccination Site at NAU expected to Open to Age 12 and Over on Thursday

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Walk-ins are welcome at state-run sites

The state-run Northern Region COVID-19 Vaccination Site will open to anyone 12 years of age and over on Thursday, May 13, subject to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The site currently administers the Pfizer COVID-19 vacc...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Flagstaff & Williams Justice Court Pilots New Online System

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Among the many consequences of COVID-19 are its effects on the criminal justice system, including the safety of participants who appear in court.

Flagstaff and Williams Justice Courts are piloting a procedure that allows criminal defendants the opportunity and choice to appear by remote online methods while still being aware of all their legal rights and protections along the way. &nbs...

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