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City council defends staff, not fracking

Flagstaff City Council meetings can often become heated. On Tuesday, after claims that City Manager Barbara Goodrich approved the first step toward fracking on city owned land without public approval, members of staff received extensive criticism from members of the public and a councilmember.

Flagstaff DPS dispatch center announces closure; employees concerned

Dispatchers say they fear the unannounced closure of the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s northern dispatch center could endanger troopers, public response time and the department’s ability to assist other agencies across the state.

Bluebirds, porcupines and bears: How Flagstaff Airport deals with wildlife hazards

When animals collide with aircraft, the consequences can be dire; think pilot Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger landing US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River after a skein of geese compromised the plane's engines.


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Flagstaff snow surpasses records, forces closures; County and city declare state of emergency

The record snowfall for a single calendar day in Flagstaff previously stood at 31 inches--an amount logged in 1915 and one that remained on top for more than 100 years.

Literacy Center classes heart of jail’s re-entry program

Before Literacy Center classes at the Coconino County Jail, inmate Kevin Wright’s only formal schooling in his 35 years was his first day of kindergarten.

Flagstaff physician assistant donates handmade heart pillows

In April 2017, Flagstaff Medical Center patients were in need of heart help, and not just the surgical kind.

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