Latest Flagstaff News

Study looks at potential for massive flooding in Flagstaff

Nov. 14, 2019 7:49 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — New modeling shows that a rush of water nearing the flow of the Colorado River could run off potential fire-scarred areas and flood parts of Flagstaff. The chance of massive flooding in the Rio de Flag, a normally dry riverbed, is rare — about 1% each year. But the modeling...

Arizona DPS: New Mexico man arrested after wrong-way wreck

Nov. 14, 2019 12:19 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona authorities say a New Mexico man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated DUI and endangerment after his wrong-way SUV crashed head-on with a tractor-trailer rig in Flagstaff early Thursday. The state Department of Transportation said eastbound Interstate 40 was closed for...

Arizona woman among 9 honored for leadership in clean energy

Nov. 14, 2019 12:17 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy is recognizing nine women for their achievements and leadership in clean energy and one of them is from Arizona. Dr. Suzanne Singer is a member of the Navajo (Diné) tribe and chief engineer for Native Renewables in Flagstaff. She co-founded the nonprofit...

AP: Arizona has 16 dams rated high-hazard and in poor shape

Nov. 10, 2019 11:14 AM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An earthen dam that lies directly upstream from Fredonia near the Arizona-Utah border has long been classified as unsafe — repairs constantly delayed by lack of money. A breach during a severe storm would put hundreds of people in the town of 1,300 at risk of potentially...

Public Safety Department dispatch center in Flagstaff closes

Nov. 7, 2019 7:31 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A northern Arizona dispatch center has closed after the state Department of Public Safety had trouble recruiting employees. The department announced the closure earlier this year. The last dispatch from the center came in mid-October. Department spokesman Bart Graves said the center...

Correction: Drunken Testimony-Overturned Conviction story

Nov. 7, 2019 6:23 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a story Nov. 6 about an assault conviction that was overturned, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the defendant had a blood-alcohol content of .226% when testifying in an assault case, that the defendant was found guilty of aggravated assault and that the public...

Arizona man gets 24-year sentence for fatal wrong-way crash

Nov. 6, 2019 11:16 PM EST

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison after being convicted in an August 2017 wrong-way wreck in which four Californians were killed. The Casa Grande Dispatch reports that 21-year-old Carlos Quinonez of Casa Grande was convicted in Coconino County Superior Court...

Correction: Trump-Native Heritage Month story

Nov. 6, 2019 4:00 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a story Nov. 5 about Native American Heritage Month, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Nathan Wright is Sioux. He is from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. A corrected version of the story is below: Trump honors Native Americans, US founders in same...

Ex-convict accused of killing 87-year-old Arizona man jailed

Oct. 31, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An ex-convict accused in the August death of an 87-year-old Sun City man has been booked into a Flagstaff jail on $3 million bond. Coconino County Sheriff's officials say 55-year-old Michael Wyffels of Sun City was arrested in Portland, Oregon and extradited Tuesday to northern...

House OKs bill aimed at thwarting mines near Grand Canyon

Oct. 30, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. House has passed legislation that permanently would ban new mining claims around the Grand Canyon. The vote Wednesday came as the mining industry pushes President Donald Trump to boost demand for domestic supplies of uranium, tax breaks and other financial incentives....