Incident Response Drill in Doney Park set
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a Critical Incident Response Drill at Cromer School in Doney Park on Friday between 5 to 9 p.m.
The training will be a “reality-based exercise to provide first responders an opportunity to practice integrated response to critical incidents,” according to a CCSO press release.
Training will result in increased police and fire activity in the Doney Park area, with personnel from the CCSO, Flagstaf Fire Department, Summit Fire District, Guardian Medical Transport, Flagstaff School District and Walnut Canyon National Park.
The Flagstaff Police Department is seeking the community’s help in locating a missing juvenile.
Tori Sisneros, 14, was last seen on Thursday at Flagstaff High School, where she is a ninth grader. It is possible Tori may be traveling to the Phoenix area. She was last seen wearing a pink colored Boys and Girls Club t-shirt, black leggings and possibly an Adidas brand sweatshirt. Tori is 4 foot 10, weighs 120 pounds, has brown hair and hazel eyes.
If you have any information, please contact Flagstaff Police Detective Rucker at email@example.com or 928-679-4099.
Lava Caves closed for improvements
The Lava River Caves will be closed this Friday and Saturday (on September 6 and 7) as the Coconino National Forest works on infrastructure improvements to better accommodate the many visitors the area receives according to a media release.
The improvement work is part of a larger effort to provide better visitor services at the Lava Caves in order to meet the demand at this popular destination.
The project includes parking improvements, vault toilet installation, new trail access and installation of new informational kiosks. Other site closures may be necessary in the future to facilitate the work, but the cave will open Sunday.
Officials manage Eden Fire for restoration
Fire officials with the Coconino National Forest are working to manage a fire about 40 miles southeast of Flagstaff near Clints Well, according to a media release.
The 375 acre Eden fire was started after by lightning strike last week and is being managed for forest restoration purposes.
Because of low humidity and low fuel moisture, the fire has continued to burn actively since its discovery and has caused light to moderate amounts of smoke.
A lightning-caused wildfire about 4 miles northeast of Clints Well that began last week is currently being used to clean up forest fuels and burn across the landscape for restoration efforts.
The Eden Fire was reported by the Hutch Mountain lookout just after noon on August 29 and is currently 375 acres, producing light to moderate smoke.
The fire is burning on steep slopes in the Lost Eden Tank area in Ponderosa pine and in grass understory within heavy dead and down trees, as well as standing dead trees. Firefighters have used burnout operations for the last several days to establish fire control lines away from the main fire.
The National Forest asks members of the public to use caution when recreating or hunting near the fire area due to hazardous fire-weakened trees, burning stump holes and fire personnel working in the area.
Arizona base project on funding diversion listSIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — Sen. Martha McSally says a construction project at an Army base in Sierra Vista is the only Arizona project affected by the use of military funding to build part of President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Arizona Republican said in a statement Wednesday that the $30 million project for a ground transport equipment building at Fort Huachuca (wah-CHOO’-kah) was already delayed due to environmental issues at the construction site.
McSally said she had fought to ensure that no Arizona projects would be impacted and had received a guarantee from the former acting secretary of Defense.
She said acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told her Wednesday that the Fort Huachuca project will be completed in a timely manner.