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Exhange: Trail etiquette hinges on asharing of space

Aug. 15, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — It wasn’t a summit meeting, per se. Nor was it held on a summit. Rather, it took place on a prime stretch of forest land near Flagstaff that officials and a broad coalition of user advocates were looking to develop into another trail. At that years-ago Forest Service...

Tusayan mayor seeking third two-year term apparently ousted

Aug. 12, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A woman who has long opposed massive development in Tusayan on the outskirts of Grand Canyon National Park is the unofficial winner of the mayoral race. The Coconino County Recorder’s Office on Wednesday said Clarinda Vail won more than 61% of the vote from the Aug. 4 primary...

Arizona history Aug. 9-15

Aug. 12, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

Sunday, Aug. 16 On this date in 1879, the stages between Maricopa and Phoenix were held up so frequently that acting Gov. John W. Gasper offered a bounty of $500 for every highwayman caught in the act. On this date in 1881, Ethel Macia, Tombstone pioneer, was born. On this date in 1901, lightning struck a tree in...

2 more Arizona forests plan to implement fire restrictions

Aug. 11, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Two more national forests in Arizona plan to re-implement fire restrictions due to a lack of rain during the current monsoon. Coconino and Kaibab national forests announced Monday that the two forests in northern Arizona on Friday will implement restrictions on camping and smoking...

Arrested man who died after refusing medical care identified

Aug. 11, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who died at a Flagstaff hospital while in custody last month after refusing medical treatment. Coconino County Sheriff’s officials said Monday that the autopsy and cause of death still are pending for 32-year-old David Depoe. He was...

This Tuesday, July 28, 2020 photo shows mayoral candidate Clarinda Vail outside the lodge she manages in Tusayan, Ariz. About 240 residents of Tusayan are registered to vote in the primary election that will decide the mayoral race Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

Longtime Tusayan resident is leading in bid to oust mayor

Aug. 5, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A woman who has long opposed massive development in Tusayan on the outskirts of Grand Canyon National Park had a strong lead in the mayoral race. Clarinda Vail had nearly 60% of the vote from Tuesday's primary election in her bid to oust the current mayor, Craig Sanderson. But the...

The Latest: Shedd wins GOP nomination in 1st District

Aug. 5, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on Arizona's primary election (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Tiffany Shedd has won the Republican nomination to the 1st Congressional District. Shedd, an Eloy farmer, defeated Nolan Reidhead, a lawyer and Payson native who lives outside the district in Tucson. Republicans have...

Counties navigate restrictions on tribal land for primary

Aug. 3, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Tents are going up on the Navajo Nation with hand-washing stations. One tribe has shortened the hours for voting. A ticketing system will let voters in eastern Arizona cast a ballot curbside or inside. The coronavirus has forced changes to the way people will vote in Tuesday's...

FILE - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, Wanda Ahasteen stops by a memorial for a 6-year-old boy in Flagstaff, Ariz. Prosecutors say they will not seek the death penalty against the family of the 6-year-old Flagstaff boy who was locked in a closet and died of starvation. The boy's parents and paternal grandmother have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, kidnapping and child abuse charges in the boy's death. An autopsy determined that Deshaun Martinez died of starvation in early March 2020. (Jake Bacon/Arizona Daily Sun via AP, File)

State won't seek death penalty in starved Flagstaff boy case

Aug. 3, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against the parents and grandmother of a 6-year-old Flagstaff boy who was locked in a closet and died of starvation, the Coconino County Attorney's Office said. The boy's parents, Elizabeth Archibeque and Anthony Martinez, and his...

A person is tested for the COVID-19 Coronavirus Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Cesar Chavez City Park in Phoenix. The two-week testing event is aimed at bringing tests to Phoenix's Laveen neighborhood, home to many Latinos and Blacks who have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus. Latino leaders say governments need to do more to communicate effectively with Hispanic communities to ensure people know where to get tested and encourage them to participate. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Latino leaders urge better promotion of free virus tests

Aug. 1, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — When some 45,000 coronavirus test kits went unused during a 12-day testing blitz in Phoenix's hardest-hit Latino neighborhoods, it was clear Arizona health officials failed to adequately spread the word to a community that's often distrustful of government. On the last day of testing in a...