This weekend’s monsoon activity led to further flooding in the area of the Museum Fire Burn Scar in Flagstaff. Other parts of the city flooded, as well, including the downtown area and parts of Northern Arizona University.

NAU issued temporary road closures Saturday night due to flood waters. The National Weather Service predicts a 55% chance of rain and thunderstorms today in Flagstaff, with stronger storms expected to return later in the week.

Morning Rundown and Flood Updates: Monday, July 26

Jul 26, 2021

It’s Monday, July 26. Severe flooding swept through parts of Navajo County over the weekend, prompting evacuation orders for residents southwest of Taylor near the Silver Creek Basin. The order remained effective as of this morning. A county-issued “ready” status for potential evacuation remains active for Indian Route 71, Ames and Bushman Acres, Little Singer School and Birdsprings near the Winslow Levee.

Morning Rundown: Thursday, July 8

Jul 8, 2021

It’s Thursday, July 8. The National Weather Service will extend an Excessive Heat Warning to lower elevations of Yavapai County — including the Verde Valley and Black Canyon City — on Friday and Saturday. An Excessive Heat Warning is already in effect for lower elevations in the Grand Canyon and Glen Canyon along with Mohave County. 


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Morning Fire Updates: Thursday, June 24

Jun 24, 2021
Sedona Fire District

It’s Thursday, June 24. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is forecasting light to moderate smoke impacts in Heber, Strawberry and Pine, where ADEQ recommends residents minimize outdoor activity.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

Officials say the Rafael Fire burning southwest of Flagstaff could have grown to as many as 35,000 acres Tuesday with no containment yet reported. Crews, however, weren’t able to generate an accurate infrared map because of cloud cover Tuesday night. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

Prescott National Forest

Smoke from the Rafael Fire burning southwest of Flagstaff continues to impact local communities.

Sedona officials have dropped the city’s emergency declaration put in place in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

KNAU's Morning Rundown: Thursday, May 27

May 27, 2021

Contested Voter ID Bill Dies In State Legislature 

A contested bill that sought to provide new identification requirements for voters using mail-in ballots has died in the Arizona Legislature. SB 1713 narrowly failed in a Wednesday vote from the House of Representatives. 

The bill received opposing votes from Democratic lawmakers, along with Republican lawmakers —Rep. Michelle Udall and Rep. Joel John. 

KNAU's Morning Rundown: Tuesday, May 11

May 11, 2021

Fire Grows In Crown King Area; Evacuations Remain Effective


The Tussock Fire burning south of Crown King has increased to more than 4,400 acres and is zero percent contained, according to a spokesperson for the Prescott National Forest. Evacuations remain in place for the communities of Minnehaha, Horse Thief Basin and Fort Misery.


Sedona Fire

Two people suffered minor injuries after a small plane crashed while landing Sunday at the Sedona Airport in northern Arizona, authorities said.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said the Cessna C182 veered off the runway around 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The plane clipped a parked aircraft, struck a fuel truck and then flipped over.


An FAA spokesman said three people were aboard the plane.

Sedona police said high winds in the area and weight distribution on the plane could have led to the crash.