Coconino County

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In the early days of the pandemic Coconino County recruited more than a dozen students from Northern Arizona University to work as contact tracers. Melinda Smith, a Ph.D. candidate in NAU’s Interdisciplinary Health program, was part of the monitoring team that follows up with people who have come into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Smith about how the work could be emotionally difficult… and also become politicized over time.

Coconino County

NOTE: The Coconino County Sheriff's Office says it has now located and interviewed Rachel Bridges. It is not clear what her possible connection to the fires may be.

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Flagstaff woman in connection with two fires that occurred Monday and Tuesday.

Flagstaff Police Department

Police in Flagstaff say an officer has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.  


The brother of a U.S. Air Force airman charged with murder has entered a plea agreement in a separate but related case.


The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management will return to Stage I fire restrictions as wildfire danger increases in the absence of monsoon rains.