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Navajo Gaming purchases Flagstaff restaurant, nearby land

Dec. 7, 2019 4:35 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has purchased a $5.2 million plot of land in northern Arizona that could develop into a casino or gaming facility aimed at increasing business and drawing people to other Navajo property, officials said. The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise announced its 14-acre...

Flood at famed Arizona waterfalls sends tourists scrambling

Dec. 2, 2019 9:43 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A popular tourist spot deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon known for its blue-green waterfalls will make repairs after heavy flooding over the Thanksgiving break sent tourists scrambling to higher ground. No one was injured in the flooding on the Havasupai reservation, and the...

Highways reopen as Arizona high country recovers from storm

Nov. 30, 2019 12:49 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona continues to recover from a major snowstorm, with additional highways reopening Saturday and power being restored to a town just outside Grand Canyon National Park. Coconino County officials say power was restored overnight in Tusayan, and the American Red Cross closed a...

Overnight storm hits Arizona with tornadoes, snow, rain

Nov. 29, 2019 11:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Some Phoenix residents were roused before dawn Friday not by shopping deals, but extremely gusty weather. A wintry storm packed an unexpected punch overnight up and down Arizona, delivering snow, rain and in Phoenix’s case — tornado warnings. Crews around town spent the morning...

The Latest: Snowy Grand Canyon town declares emergency

Nov. 29, 2019 7:20 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on wintry weather in Arizona (all times local): 5 p.m. A town just outside Grand Canyon National Park has declared an emergency because of power outages and severe weather. Coconino County officials said Friday that Tusayan, Arizona has substantial snow and lost power at...

Flagstaff home has given thousands of sack lunches to needy

Nov. 29, 2019 3:43 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — What has become known as “The Jesus House” is not a charity, but over the course of about a decade, the modest home just off North Steves Boulevard, where a “Jesus is Lord” handmade sign is proudly displayed from the chimney, has become a source of...

The Latest: Highway lanes from California to Oregon reopen

Nov. 28, 2019 8:52 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the pre-Thanksgiving wintry storm (all times local): 7:25 p.m. The northbound lanes of Interstate 5 have reopened heading from Redding, California, all the way to the Oregon border. California transportation officials said Wednesday the freeway was clear and no chains are...

Arizona: Closures of parts of 2 highways likely due to storm

Nov. 27, 2019 3:12 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — State officials say long stretches of two interstate highways in northern Arizona’s high country will likely be closed between late Thursday and early Friday because of expected heavy snowfall from an incoming storm. The Arizona Department of Transportation says Interstate 17 for 40...

Arizona tribes oppose plan to dam Colorado River tributary

Nov. 25, 2019 3:35 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Native American tribes, environmentalists, state and federal agencies, river rafters and others say they have significant concerns about proposals to dam a Colorado River tributary in northern Arizona for hydropower. Phoenix-based Pumped Hydro Storage company is seeking preliminary...

Flagstaff homeless shelter reopens after expanding capacity

Nov. 22, 2019 9:45 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Flagstaff homeless shelter has reopened following completion of a $1 million expansion project that increases the nonprofit’s capacity and services. Flagstaff Shelter Services Inc. said Friday its shelter reopened in time to provide services for the first snowstorm of the...