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Advocacy group: Flagstaff land-use measures unconstitutional

Jul. 27, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A housing plan adopted by Flagstaff in 2018 and a land-use regulation approved in March violate property owners' rights under the Arizona Constitution, according to an advocacy group. The Goldwater Institute contends that a zoning code amendment...

2 injured after lightning strikes Grand Canyon trail area

Jul. 21, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Two people were injured after lightning struck a trail area at Grand Canyon National Park, authorities said. Park officials said a 30-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were found unresponsive on the Bright Angel Trailhead...

'Satellite constellations' are filling the Arizona night sky

Jul. 18, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A new kind of broadband internet is coming to Tuba City on the Navajo Nation, one beamed down from space by so-called “satellite constellations.” This technology can provide much-needed internet access in rural areas. But it comes with a...

Arizona governor declares emergency after Flagstaff floods

Jul. 16, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A northern Arizona city was hit a third time with flooding on Friday, sending debris into the streets and forcing them to close. Gov. Doug Ducey issued an emergency declaration earlier Friday for Coconino County, making up to $200,000 available...

Forests in Arizona lifting, reducing some fire restrictions

Jul. 16, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Recent rain and cooler temperatures are prompting several national forests across Arizona to lift or scale back prohibitions and other restrictions on campfires and other open-flame activities that were previously implemented in order to reduce the threat of severe wildfires....

Flash flooding sweeps Arizona; 1 rafter dead in Grand Canyon

Jul. 16, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — One person who went missing from a Colorado River rafting trip in the Grand Canyon during a flash flood was found dead Thursday in frigid water while a second person was found alive, a park spokeswoman said. The flood was part of monsoon storms...

Flagstaff deluged with flooding for 2nd day

Jul. 14, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Flood waters have invaded Flagstaff for a second day, leaving some roads unpassable and some residential streets looking like rivers. Coconino County Emergency Management officials issued a shelter-in-place order Wednesday afternoon in the wake...

Autopsy: Teenage girl died from dog attack on Navajo Nation

Jul. 14, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An autopsy has confirmed that a 13-year-old girl was killed by pack of dogs while taking a walk near her family's home on the Navajo Nation. Lyssa Rose Upshaw had extensive injuries that were consistent with canine teeth marks, including cuts...

Man dies after driver strikes cyclists in Arizona race

Jul. 12, 2021 23:45 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A cyclist has died after he was struck last month by an Arizona man who plowed his pickup truck into a group of people participating in a bike race, authorities said Monday. Jeremy Barrett, 58, died of his injuries Saturday, said Arizona...

Boy Scouts council plans to sell land to help pay settlement

Jul. 10, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Boy Scout council that serves most of Arizona plans to sell its main summer camp near Payson and part of a Phoenix facility to help the national organization settle claims by thousands of victims of child sex abuse. The Phoenix-based Grand Canyon...