Flagstaff, AZ – Coconino County and the state have declared a state of emergency because of this week's floods in Flagstaff. And as Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports the waters have flowed farther than expected.
Flagstaff, AZ – Grand Canyon West is the Hualapai tribe's tourist development on the far western side of the Grand Canyon. The big attraction is the Skywalk, a glass bottomed walkway that juts out four thousand feet above the Colorado River.
Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer says she wasn't impressed with President Barack Obama's speech this morning on immigration.
The president called for overhauling the country's immigration laws during his address at American University in Washington .and said it would take a bipartisan effort to make it happen. But Governor Brewer says she was hoping for more.
Flagstaff, AZ – Coconino, Kaibab and Prescott National Forests implemented fire restrictions Wednesday, June 23, 2010. Some have asked why they weren't in place sooner. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – Residents of some Flagstaff neighborhoods who were evacuated Saturday because of the Hardy Fire have been allowed to return home. Firefighters gained the upper hand on the 300 acre blaze that burned close to Butler Avenue in east Flagstaff. Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – High winds Wednesday whipped the Eagle Rock fire burning 11 miles northeast of Williams to one thousand acres. The blaze forced the evacuation of about 60 homes. But Punky Moore, a public information officer for the Kaibab National Forest, says weather conditions today are forecast to be a lot more favorable. Winds are forecast to be only around 15 miles per hour.
Flagstaff, AZ – For the school year ahead, the Flagstaff Unified School District faces a 4-million dollar reduction in state funding. That's after voters passed Proposition 100 last month and a school override in March. The closures include Christensen and South Beaver Elementary Schools, Flagstaff Middle School and Sinagua High School. 6th graders will join 7th and 8th graders at Mount Elden and Sinagua Middle Schools.
Flagstaff, AZ – Last fall the council voted to place President Joe Shirley Junior on paid administrative leave over allegations of unethical conduct. Those allegations are still unsubstantiated. Shirley challenged the measure, and was allowed to return to office. But that decision was appealed to the supreme court. Friday Chief Justice Robert Yazzie said the Council overstepped its authority.