Latest Flagstaff News

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...

Flagstaff-area firefighters learn to manage prescribe burns

Nov. 07, 2021 10:25 AM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A long line of Flagstaff Wildland Firefighters stood on the edge of the Tunnel Springs Trail, a portion of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System on top of Observatory Mesa. With a signal from the crew boss, they stepped off the trail and began making...

Friday's Scores

Nov. 06, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Agua Fria 49, Glendale Independence 0 Apache Junction 41, Tempe 7 Avondale Westview 21, Glendale Copper Canyon 18 Basha 44, Mesa Mountain View 30 Boulder Creek 20, Valley...

Flagstaff poised to have meetings take note of Native lands

Oct. 30, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Flagstaff City Council is poised to begin its meetings with an acknowledgement honoring the ancestral homelands of Native tribes in the region. Council members on Tuesday voiced support for having the acknowledgement statement read at the...