Latest Flagstaff News

From grime to crumbling masonry, US parks get a makeover

Dec. 09, 2021 01:58 AM EST

Near the Tidal Basin in Washington, crews have cleaned grime off the white marble exterior of the Jefferson Memorial and fixed cracked stone to prevent falling debris. At the Statue of Liberty, plans are in the works to waterproof the exterior of the massive stone fort built in 1807 that serves as...

Arizona sheriff pleads guilty to operating boat while drunk

Dec. 02, 2021 21:24 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Yavapai County Sheriff David Rhodes pleaded guilty on Thursday to operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol and was sentenced to a year of probation and will spend two days in home confinement. The elected first-term sheriff said he...

Flagstaff delays construction of USGS facilities over costs

Nov. 28, 2021 11:49 AM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The city of Flagstaff is hitting pause on the construction of new buildings in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey because of soaring costs. The Arizona Daily Sun reported Saturday that officials made the decision earlier this month after...

Study: Uranium not high in water samples around Grand Canyon

Nov. 24, 2021 12:29 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Most springs and wells in a vast region of northern Arizona known for its high-grade uranium ore meet federal drinking water standards despite decades of uranium mining, U.S. scientists found. The highest concentrations of uranium were found at...

Lowell Observatory backs off from seeking change on land use

Nov. 20, 2021 11:37 AM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Lowell Observatory has backed off for now on its hopes to get around a congressional restriction on the use of former Forest Service property granted to the historic observatory over a century ago. The nonprofit research institution had a modicum...

Ex-Arizona county official gets jail for public funds misuse

Nov. 17, 2021 18:42 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A former Coconino County official who went on to oversee Navajo County’s health department was sentenced Wednesday to nine months in jail for misusing public money to cover more than $84,000 in personal expenses over a six-year span. Jeffrey...

Montana defense dominates Northern Arizona 30-3

Nov. 13, 2021 19:30 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Garrett Graves returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown and Justin Ford picked off a pass for the eighth-straight game and the Montana defense smothered Northern Arizona in a 30-3 win on Saturday. Patrick O'Connell returned a fumble 14...

Friday's Scores

Nov. 13, 2021 01:13 AM EST

PREP FOOTBALL= American Leadership-Queen Creek 48, Ben Franklin 18 Apache Junction 60, Phoenix Browne 44 Boulder Creek 52, La Joya Community 0 Bradshaw Mountain 36, Mica Mountain 7 Cactus...

US allocates $54M for forest restoration work in Arizona

Nov. 11, 2021 13:56 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The head of the U.S. Forest Service says the agency is allocating $54 million for forest restoration work in northern Arizona in the wake of its recent cancellation of a contract for a larger multiyear project in the region. Forest Service Chief...

Program to kill Grand Canyon bison nets 4 animals, criticism

Nov. 11, 2021 12:59 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Day three and the shooters were waiting under the cover of pine trees for the rain to let up. Thirty minutes later, a single branch snapped, revealing a small herd of bison in the distance. Before a young cow was identified as the target, the...