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We were driving up the two-lane highway that runs from Williams, Ariz., to the south rim of the Grand Canyon, on a trip to celebrate our son’s graduation from college. This highway runs through a rolling prairie land that dips and climbs so that sometimes a driver can see for miles ahead and sometimes for only a few dozen feet.
Coop’s Chronicles: Williams Field Girls Flag Football
Every week during the football season, valley legend Bruce Cooper will be interviewing players and coaches at high schools across the state alongside Chris Peterson. This week they caught up with the Williams Field girls flag football team.
Ponderosa Fire (AZ) Debuts New Engine as Demand Increases in Growing Bellemont, Parks Areas
May 15—Ponderosa Fire Department debuted its new fire engine on Wednesday. Shiny, sleek and cherry red, the refurbished 2008 type one structural engine is a proud edition to the Bellemont outpost’s growing fleet. The truck has twice the pumping capacity of the department’s older engine, and its fitted...
The most common religious group in Coconino County—plus, see the rest of the top 20
Stacker investigated the most popular religious groups in Coconino County, AZ using data from the U.S. Religion Census.
Community comes together for MMIW awareness march
Last week, Alice’s Place set a significant milestone in its advocacy work, hosting its first-ever Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s (MMIW) March. This poignant event, led by three passionate indigenous leaders in the community who spoke to attendees, highlighted the urgent crisis facing indigenous women today. Louanna Benslow,...
Wood for Life turns downed trees into firewood for Indigenous communities, teaches job skills
The roars of chainsaws and ATV engines echoed last week through an area of the Coconino National Forest west of Flagstaff as youth crews collected and processed wood for Navajo and Hopi communities. The crews are part of Wood for Life, which worked Thursday afternoon to repurpose downed trees from various forest health and restoration projects into much-needed firewood and building materials for nearby tribal communities. ...
Grand Canyon's Wilson has 12 strikeouts in last 478 plate appearances
Jacob Wilson came of age in baseball when the dictates of analytics removed the shame of striking out if it meant hitting more home runs. The Grand Canyon shortstop considers himself a throwback to the time when striking out equated to failure. “Striking out,” he said, “is not OK.” His numbers illustrate his mantra. The 21-year-old junior has been the toughest player in NCAA Division I to strike out for two years — 12 times in 478 plate appearances, an average of once every 40. Overall, one of every five plate appearances in Division I resulted in a strikeout the last two seasons.
Flash flood waters claim four lives in Kane County’s Buckskin Gulch
KANAB, Utah (KUTV) — Over the last few days, first responders and search and rescue crews had been combing an area along the Kane County (Utah), Coconino County (Arizona) border. In a rescue mission that began Sunday, two hikers were recovered. “The fact that we’ve all the sudden had...
Rural Coconino County school buses outfitted with mobile high-speed internet
Coconino County has installed high-speed wi-fi systems on school buses that serve students in rural and tribal communities in northern Arizona. SpaceX provided two of the Flat High Performance Starlink kits that will enable students who have bus commutes of an hour or more each way to connect to the internet and complete homework on their rides.
Quarter-acre fire burning in Secret Mountain Wilderness near Sedona
Officials with the Coconino National Forest are monitoring a quarter-acre fire in the Secret Mountain Wilderness near Sedona. The fire is about 4 miles west of Slide Rock State Park. It was first reported on Saturday, but fire managers couldn’t confirm it until Monday due to weather conditions. Forest...
Chino Valley Mayor Seeks Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council Members
The Town of Chino Valley invites interested Chino Valley High School students to participate in the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYC). The Chino Valley Mayor’s Youth Council is a leadership opportunity for high school students to learn about the community and provide valuable feedback to elected leaders. Participants...
Sedona City Council hears proposal to ban UTVs from city streets
SEDONA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — It may soon be illegal to drive utility task vehicles on Sedona streets. The City Council heard a presentation on Tuesday about banning UTVs from city streets and highways. According to the ordinance proposal, it’s all about safety and tires. Supporters say UTVs don’t have tires approved by the Department of Transportation for highway or street use. They say 11,000 crashes and 200 deaths nationwide are linked to tire failure.
This Is What $6.7M in Luxury Overlanding 4x4s Looks Like
Overland Expo West returned to Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, Arizona for 2023 bringing thousands of adventurers—and their million-dollar glamping yachts, together to—park on flat ground—and share stories of world travel. These mega 4x4 RVs aren't meant to conquer trails like a Jeep or side-by-side would....
AZ woman killed in biking accident remembered
A community in Flagstaff is grieving the loss of one of their own, as Katie Wittekind passed away over the weekend, following a tragic mountain biking accident. FOX 10's Stephanie Bennett spoke with Wittekind's friends, as they remember a life that was lost too soon.
Eats and Beats: Finding joy in the every day with Tow’rs
The Flagstaff folk-rock band Tow’rs has a new album out. Their sixth album, Joy Alchemy, was recorded live in-studio, forcing them to abandon their quest for perfection. Like so many others during the coronavirus pandemic, front couple Kyle and Gretta Miller felt like parts of their lives were out of control. Their new album is an intimate, yet brutally honest examination of the life they’ve built together and letting go of what doesn’t serve them.
Sedona Lago Gardens, a new Community Empowering Neurodiversity, launches an innovative Free Summer Webinar Series Exploring ‘Relationships on the Spectrum,’ ‘Independent Living Life Skills,’ and ‘Launching Careers’
SEDONA, Ariz., May 23, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sedona Lago Gardens is excited to announce the opening of a new residential community for young adults with neurodiversity, like autism. Sedona Lago will showcase their innovative approach in a free Summer webinar series exploring “Relationships on the Spectrum,” “Independent Living Life Skills,” and “Launching Careers.”
May Science Project – Magic Milk
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Several school heads leaving their posts
Three local school district superintendents are stepping down: Danny Brown of Clarkdale-Jerome, Steve King of Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Dennis Dearden of Sedona-Oak Creek. Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter has also decided that he will not seek reelection at the next election. Tim Carter. “My term is ending on Dec....
NAU Student Spotlight: Jayme Biakeddy
COVID-19 was life-altering for most people, but for Jayme Biakeddy, the pandemic changed the course of her career. During the pandemic, she worked with the Johns Hopkins University Center for American Indian Health alongside multiple public health professionals distributing wellness packages and assisting with vaccine distribution to local community members across the Navajo reservation. She also distributed water throughout various communities that had limited access to water and created hand-washing stations.
Sedona mulls OHV ban on city streets
Sedona Mayor Scott Jablow wants to ban the use of off-highway vehicles on city streets. He says the proposed ordinance is motivated by safety concerns, specifically tire failure. The ordinance would amend the City Code to prohibit the operation of any motor vehicle on a “paved way” if the vehicle...
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