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Game and Fish staff rescues young bald eagle in Flagstaff

Jul. 04, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — After watching the strange behavior of a youngster, residents on the Forest Highlands golf course decided to make a call for help. But it wasn’t a human they were worried about. It was a young bald eagle. And the Arizona Game and Fish...

Gully grows near Flagstaff after flood mitigation conflict

Jul. 02, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Twelve years ago, a handful residents in the Timberline neighborhood east of Flagstaff declined to grant Coconino County the easements required for the completion of flood mitigation projects. Now, current residents are bearing the consequences. ...

Fire restrictions now lifted in 2 northern Arizona forests

Jun. 28, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Fire restrictions have been lifted in the Coconino National Forest, Kaibab National Forest and other public land in Coconino County. As of noon Tuesday, Kaibab lifted all fire restrictions including the area closure on Bill Williams Mountain. ...

Some cities nix July 4 fireworks for shortages, fire dangers

Jun. 27, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The skies over a scattering of Western U.S. cities will stay dark for the third consecutive Fourth of July as some major fireworks displays are canceled again this year — some over wildfire concerns amid dry weather and others because of enduring pandemic-related staffing and...

Grand Canyon won't seek volunteers to kill bison this fall

Jun. 26, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A bison herd that lives almost exclusively in the northern reaches of Grand Canyon National Park won't be targeted for lethal removal there this fall. The park used skilled volunteers selected through a highly competitive and controversial lottery last year...

Probe of Arizona senator's comments on Buffalo shooting done

Jun. 24, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The attorney for the Arizona Senate's ethics committee submitted a report Friday on his investigation of a Republican lawmaker's online comments that appeared to blame the federal government for a supermarket massacre in Buffalo, New York. But the report from...

Arizona fires sweep land rich with ancient sites, artifacts

Jun. 20, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — As Jason Nez scans rugged mountains, high desert and cliffsides for signs of ancient tools and dwellings unique to the U.S. Southwest, he keeps in mind that they're part of a bigger picture. And, fire is not new to them. “They have been...

Warm, dry, breezy weather to challenge fire crews in Arizona

Jun. 16, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Fire crews battling a pair of wildfires in northern Arizona were expecting some growth Thursday because of warm, dry and breezy conditions, but rain that could help quell the blazes is on its way. Both blazes were moving through grass, brush and pine trees...

Police: Flagstaff shooting leaves 2 men dead, woman wounded

Jun. 16, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A man shot and wounded his estranged wife before fatally shooting her male friend and then turning the gun on himself, Flagstaff police said Thursday. They said the shootings occurred Wednesday night at the woman’s home she had recently moved into. ...

Summer rainy season sets up across Four Corners region

Jun. 15, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Some Arizona residents were battered by flooding last year when the summer rainy season known simply as the monsoon unleashed on mountains that have been scorched by flames — a concern again this year for residents in the throes of a particularly ferocious wildfire...