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Coconino County Board of Supervisors tentatively adopts fiscal year 22 budget

Coconino County Finance Director Siri Mullaney said the budget adopted is nearly identical to the county’s budget for the current fiscal year that the board passed in 2020. The budget passed last year was designed to be fairly conservative, having been drawn up just as the COVID-19 pandemic was forcing businesses closed and uncertainty for the future was rampant.
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Countywide Stage 2 Fire Restrictions to Begin Friday

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Stage 2 fire restrictions will begin at 8 a.m., Friday, June 11 across Coconino County. Fire restrictions are to help protect public health by reducing the number of human-caused wildfires. The County has been in Stage 1 fire restrictions since May 14. The County is enacting Stage...
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KNAU's Morning Rundown: Friday, June 11

It’s Friday, June 11. A warming trend is set to continue this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Excessive heat warnings will be in effect beginning Saturday and Sunday for communities including Prescott and Grand Canyon Village. Forecasters say temperatures could surpass 110º next week in lower elevation regions of Yavapai County.
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Lake Mead Reaches Record Low

Lake Mead, the largest reservoir on the Colorado River and in the country, has fallen to its lowest level since it was first filled in the 1930s. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports. Lake Mead is now below 1072 feet in elevation and is expected to keep dropping this summer and fall....
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Slate Fire 17% contained, grows to over 6,200 acres as excessive heat on way

The Slate Fire may still be growing but firefighters are making progress in containing the blaze. Coconino National Forest managers announced Friday that the fire, located about 23 miles north of Flagstaff, is now 17% contained. Simultaneously, the fire grew from an estimated 5,000 acres on Wednesday afternoon to 6,200 acres as of Friday morning.
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Local high school football schedules released

The Arizona Interscholastic Association announced the 2021 high school football schedule. Both Coconino and Flagstaff will play traditional 10-game regular seasons, a year removed from the shortened 2020 campaign. Coconino Panthers. 2020 record: 8-1, reached 4A quarterfinal. Sept. 10 -- home vs. Cactus. 2020 record: 8-3, 4A runner up. Notable:...

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SIT REP — JUNE 10, 2021 — 2230 PT. A wildfire called the SLATE FIRE is burning about 23 miles northwest of Flagstaff, along Highway 180 in the State of Arizona that originated on State Mountain. The fire was called in by a Coconino County Sheriff’s Deputy on June 7,...

KNAU's Morning Rundown: Thursday, June 10

It’s Thursday, June 10. Part of Historic Route 66 will shut down for eight days starting this evening, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The closure will take effect in front of Flagstaff City Hall as workers repair the nearby Rio de Flag Bridge. Lane restrictions are also effective...
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CCSO SWAT Situation unfolding in Mountainaire

Coconino County Sheriffs are working on an incident involving a barricaded suspect that is refusing to follow Deputy’s orders. The situation is unfolding near the intersection of Kiowa and Comanche St in Mountainaire. SWAT has been asked to respond as well. This possibly started as Deputies were following a possible stolen vehicle. Avoid the area. Updates will be sparse and delayed in order to not compromise scene integrity, Deputy safety, and negotiations.
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Telegraph And Slate Fire Updates

Fire officials plan to hold a public update this evening on the Telegraph Fire burning southeast of Superior. As of today, the blaze has charred nearly 87,000 acres and is 40% contained. Inciweb reports an estimated containment date of June 20th. Evacuation orders remain in place for some communities. The...

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions underway in Yavapai and Coconino Counties starting Friday

Arizona State Forestry officials say starting Friday morning at 8-am, Stage-2 Fire Restrictions will go into effect on state land in Yavapai and Coconino counties. Under the restrictions campfires, smoking and target shooting are banned. Propane fueled items with a shut off will continue to be allowed. It’s recommended you visit the website of the forest you’ll be visiting to find out what restrictions are in place. Restrictions are typically lifted when the monsoon arrives in July.
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Board of Supervisors adopt tentative budget

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors tentatively adopted the County’s $276 million Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget during its public meeting on June 8. The FY 22 budget includes approximately $28 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) specifically for Coconino County, which passed Congress in March. The Treasury Department released preliminary guidelines for eligible uses of the ARPA funds on May 11, 2021. Coconino County will utilize all ARPA funds in alignment with these requirements.
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Coconino County to hold Truth in Taxation hearing

The Coconino County Public Health Services District is notifying property taxpayers of their intention to raise its secondary property taxes over last year’s level. Officials say Coconino County Public Health Services District is proposing an increase in secondary property taxes of $205,164 or 4.25%. The proposed increase is exclusive of increased secondary property taxes received from new construction. The increase is also exclusive of any changes that may occur from property tax levies for voter approved bonded indebtedness or budget and tax overrides. A public hearing on the increase is scheduled via Zoom on June 24-th at 5-pm.

Excessive Heat, Wind And Stage II Fire Restrictions On Tap For Northern AZ

National forests, counties and cities across northern Arizona will move to Stage II fire restrictions Friday as record drought conditions continue across the Southwest. Governor Doug Ducey yesterday declared a State of Emergency for both the Telegraph and Mescal fires, which have forced thousands to evacuate. A third large wildfire is burning north of Flagstaff.