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First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

Sedona set for Dark Sky designation

The title of International Dark-Sky City is now coveted across the country for luring tourists. And the city of Sedona hopes to soon become the latest municipality to gain the designation.The city council recently passed a measure bringing Sedona into ... [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Residents shovel mud, hail following storm Tuesday

It was Christmas in July for much of Flagstaff's east side on Tuesday afternoon, but for many in Siler Homes, that didn't make for a merry occasion.Anthony Sockyma said that first he heard the hail falling hard in Siler Homes not long after 4 p.m. Then, ... [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 2 reports

Oak Creek to shut down for Fourth of July

T here will be no camping or swimming in Oak Creek canyon for the Fourth of July, but the markets, restaurants and hotels will remain open.The Coconino National Forest will close all public lands in Oak Creek Canyon beginning on Thursday as the monsoon ... [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Monsoon ready to hit Flagstaff around Fourth of July

The annual monsoon looks ready to kick off on Friday, just in time for the Fourth of July. And some sprinkles were already falling in Flagstaff Monday.The National Weather Service is calling for thunderstorms throughout the week, with increasing chances ... [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

New defibrillator: 'Like carrying around your own paramedic'

A Flagstaff couple was watching television late on a recent Sunday night when the woman noticed her husband had fallen asleep with his head hung on his chest. She went into the kitchen and made a sandwich. When she came back, he was awake watching TV ... [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

Eight of nine sirens work in Oak Creek Canyon test

Coconino County Emergency Management officials say that at least one siren failed to sound during an interagency test in Oak Creek Canyon Thursday afternoon. Eight others in the canyon did work.The siren, located at Sedona Fire Department Station 5, near ... [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Officials nix forest closures

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors is once again pressuring the U.S. Forest Service to step up its fire restrictions by closing the forests.But local fire officials say such of move is unnecessary at this time.In a letter to the Coconino, Kaibab ... [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 20 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 1 reports

Upper Oak Creek monsoon closures start July 7

To protect tourists and others during severe flooding below the Slide fire burn area, officials will close public recreation areas in upper Oak Creek Canyon starting July 7 for the duration of the monsoon.The monsoon closure, which is unprecedented, was ... [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 20 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

Road tax increases set for November ballot in Flagstaff

Voters in the city of Flagstaff will face two separate road tax hikes on the November ballot that together will collect about $250 million in sales taxes in the city and county over 20 years.On Tuesday, the Flagstaff City Council unanimously approved ... [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 18 2014]
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

Northern Arizona winds fan more fires

Oak Creek Canyon residents got a second dose of fire season on Monday afternoon when a fresh wildfire sparked near Junipine Resort, forcing the evacuation of about 40 residents and putting hundreds of others on alert.Coconino County Sheriff’s Office officials ... [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 17 2014]
First reported Jun 13 2014 - Updated Jun 13 2014 - 1 reports

Insurance, preparation will be key in flood zone

Carolyn Gieszl owns a cabin at Pine Flats in Oak Creek Canyon with her husband. The property backs up to the Coconino National Forest. It was one of the reasons the couple bought the land — no one can build behind them.But then the Slide fire happened. ... [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 13 2014]
First reported Jun 11 2014 - Updated Jun 11 2014 - 1 reports

Burn severity a concern in Slide fire aftermath

Coconino County could have a whole new flood corridor to worry about.The first burn severity map of the Slide fire has been released, showing the areas of highest concern as northern Arizona prepares to enter monsoon season. According to the map, many ... [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 11 2014]

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Sedona set for Dark Sky designation [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jul 12 2014]
East Flagstaff residents digging out from Tuesd... [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jul 10 2014]
Residents shovel mud, hail following storm Tuesday [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jul 10 2014]
Oak Creek to shut down for Fourth of July [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jul 02 2014]
$400K set for flood protection in Oak Creek Canyon [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jul 01 2014]
Monsoon ready to hit Flagstaff around Fourth of... [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jul 01 2014]
New defibrillator: 'Like carrying around your o... [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 28 2014]
Slide Rock on the skids after fire breakout [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 27 2014]
Eight of nine sirens work in Oak Creek Canyon test [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 27 2014]
Officials nix forest closures [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 26 2014]
Ballot bound: Coconino County to ask for vote o... [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 24 2014]
Oak Creek Canyon businesses open but wary [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 21 2014]
Upper Oak Creek monsoon closures start July 7 [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 20 2014]
Road tax increases set for November ballot in F... [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 18 2014]
Northern Arizona winds fan more fires [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 17 2014]
Insurance, preparation will be key in flood zone [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 13 2014]
Lake Powell on the rise [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 12 2014]
Burn severity a concern in Slide fire aftermath [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 11 2014]
Oak Creek traffic curbs nixed [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 08 2014]
Forecasters: Wet summer, winter likely in Flags... [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 07 2014]
Exploring deepest space: Lowell Observatory hos... [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 05 2014]
Slide fire flareups doused [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 03 2014]
Not over yet: Slide fire aftermath [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Jun 03 2014]
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