Great Circle Media http://gcmaz.com Online - On Air - On Site Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:02:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://i2.wp.com/gcmaz.com/media/cropped-favicon-1.png?fit=32%2C32 Great Circle Media http://gcmaz.com 32 32 Carlyle Begay Suspends His Congressional Campaign http://gcmaz.com/carlyle-begay-suspends-his-congressional-campaign/ http://gcmaz.com/carlyle-begay-suspends-his-congressional-campaign/#respond Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:02:11 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11917 Continued]]> Arizona State Senator Carlyle Begay has suspension of his campaign for the Congressional seat in District One, which includes Flagstaff. Begay says it’s time to support one Republican candidate in CD1 and to him, that’s Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu. He says he is supporting Babeu because of the sheriff’s support of law enforcement and commitment to rural and tribal communities. Begay would have been the first Navajo in U.S. history to serve in Congress if he had won. His wife, Candace Begody-Begay intended to run for Begay’s state Senate seat, but fell short of getting enough signatures to run.

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Flagstaff Man Found Dead After He Doesn’t Show Up To A Friends House In Phoenix http://gcmaz.com/flagstaff-man-found-dead-after-he-doesnt-show-up-to-a-friends-house-in-phoenix/ http://gcmaz.com/flagstaff-man-found-dead-after-he-doesnt-show-up-to-a-friends-house-in-phoenix/#respond Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:46:17 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11879 Continued]]> A Flagstaff man that was missing after he didn’t arrive at a friend’s house in Phoenix has been found dead. Coconino County Sheriff’s officials say 32-year-old Bryon Middlebrook was last seen in Flagstaff by family members at 10 a.m. Saturday. Authorities say he told his family he was going to Phoenix to visit a friend, but that person says he hasn’t been in contact with Middlebrook. However, his car was found parked at Arizona Snowbowl. Officials said about 60 people were looking for Middlebrook, ranging from sheriff’s officials to friends and family. Middlebook was found dead at around 8:30 Monday morning from apparent self-inflicted injuries.

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Black Bear Leads Officials On A Chase Sunday In Prescott http://gcmaz.com/black-bear-leads-officials-on-a-chase-sunday-in-prescott/ http://gcmaz.com/black-bear-leads-officials-on-a-chase-sunday-in-prescott/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:11:11 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11892 Continued]]> Law enforcement and Game and Fish officials had a bear of a time corralling a black bear who wanted to go check out the Frontier Village Shopping Center in Prescott Sunday. The bear was first reported near Rosser Street and Highway 89 early Sunday morning. By 10:15 a.m., the bear made it to the shopping center on Highway 69 and the Yavpe Connector. From there the chase was on. Animal Control officials managed to hit the bear with one tranquilizer dart, but it kept going. The bear got the message and wandered off onto City of Prescott land northeast of the Prescott Resort. As of last night, there are no reports of the bear coming into the city. If you happen to see the bear, contact Game and Fish.

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The Cedar Fire Is 75-Percent Contained And Has Burned Nearly 46-Thousand Acres http://gcmaz.com/the-cedar-fire-is-75-percent-contained-and-has-burned-nearly-46-thousand-acres/ http://gcmaz.com/the-cedar-fire-is-75-percent-contained-and-has-burned-nearly-46-thousand-acres/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:40:46 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11591 Continued]]> The Cedar Fire is now 75-percent contained and has now burned nearly 46-thousand acres. Pre-evacuations were lifted Friday for Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside and other areas on Friday. Most of the efforts are being focused on the southwestern side of the fire. Around 600 firefighters are now battling the fire. Fire officials say the fire could be 100-percent contained by Wednesday, thanks to expected monsoon storms that could help this week. There is still no word on what started the blaze.

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Road Crews Set To Chip Seal Roads In Sunnyside, Other Areas Monday http://gcmaz.com/road-crews-set-to-chip-seal-roads-in-sunnyside-other-areas-monday/ http://gcmaz.com/road-crews-set-to-chip-seal-roads-in-sunnyside-other-areas-monday/#respond Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:59:00 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11885 Continued]]> Road crews are expected to begin chip sealing work in the Sunnyside neighborhood, and other areas, in Flagstaff Monday. The work was supposed to start last week, but manufacturing of the chips were behind. Work in those areas are expected to last about a day. If you see work crews doing chip sealing work, use caution and honor all traffic devices in the area.

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Mandatory Water Conservation Measures In Play At The South Rim Of The Grand Canyon http://gcmaz.com/mandatory-water-conservation-measures-in-play-at-the-south-rim-of-the-grand-canyon/ http://gcmaz.com/mandatory-water-conservation-measures-in-play-at-the-south-rim-of-the-grand-canyon/#respond Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:44:58 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11780 Continued]]> A break in the Transcanyon Pipeline has caused officials at the Grand Canyon National Park to implement Level Two mandatory water conservation measures at the South Rim. The break has been repaired, but repairs to a water pump of the Indian Garden pipeline may not be completed until sometime Monday. Due to the work, there is no water available at Cottonwood Campground or Manzanita Rest Area. Day hikers and backpakers should be prepared to carry all drinking water or be able to treat creek water for drinking purposes. Restaurants are cutting back on water and could serve meals on disposable plates and utensils to save on water use by washing dishes, along with serving water by request only. For more information, log onto the Grand Canyon website.

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Monday Is The KAFF News Meet The Candidates Night In Flagstaff http://gcmaz.com/monday-is-the-kaff-news-meet-the-candidates-night/ http://gcmaz.com/monday-is-the-kaff-news-meet-the-candidates-night/#respond Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:45:58 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11876 Continued]]> Monday is the KAFF News Meet The Candidates night at the Oakmont Restaurant. It’s your chance to talk to Flagstaff mayoral and city council candidates on a one-on-one basis and hear their ideas for the future of the city. So if you have a topic on your mind and you want to see where the candidates are on it, Monday is your chance. That’s the KAFF News Meet The Candidates night, Monday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at The Oakmont Restaurant in east Flagstaff.

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Flagstaff Police Looking For Suspects In A Carjacking On Mars Hill http://gcmaz.com/flagstaff-police-looking-for-suspects-in-a-carjacking-on-mars-hill/ http://gcmaz.com/flagstaff-police-looking-for-suspects-in-a-carjacking-on-mars-hill/#comments Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:42:47 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11874 Continued]]> Flagstaff Police are looking for information into a car that was stolen at knifepoint this week on Mars Hill in Flagstaff. Officials say the victim and a friend went on top of the hill to watch the sunrise Wednesday morning, when a black Ford pickup pulled up with four people inside. Two people got out and went to the car and threatened them with a knife and told them to empty their pockets into the car. The victim said a woman got out of the truck, got into the car and drove off with the others following in the truck. The car is a gray 2013 Volkswagen Jetta with Arizona license plate number T820-355. The truck had a bicycle in the bed and a dark cloth covering the license plate. If anyone has information on the incident, contact Flagstaff Police.

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Search Scaled Back For A Florida Man Missing At The Grand Canyon http://gcmaz.com/search-scaled-back-for-a-florida-man-missing-at-the-grand-canyon/ http://gcmaz.com/search-scaled-back-for-a-florida-man-missing-at-the-grand-canyon/#respond Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:08:22 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11693 Continued]]> Search and rescue crews are scaling back their efforts to find a Florida man who remains missing in the Western region of the Grand Canyon National Park. Officials say 52-year-old Floyd Roberts The Third was reported missing by his hiking group last Saturday. Roberts is five-foot-eleven inches tall and 170 pounds with gray hair and was last seen wearing a long-sleeved red shirt, blue jeans, Nike shoes, white-rimmed sunglasses with orange lenses and a blue Lowe Alpine backpack. Roberts was on day one of a multi-day backpacking trip and was last seen near Kelly Tank heading toward Trail Canyon and could have descended into 209 Mile Canyon. The decision to scale back came after six days with very little clues into where he was. If anyone has information on his whereabouts, contact the National Park Service.

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Gas Prices Remain Level This Week http://gcmaz.com/gas-prices-remain-level-this-week/ http://gcmaz.com/gas-prices-remain-level-this-week/#respond Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:01:00 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11868 Continued]]> Gas prices remained pretty steady this week. Triple-A Arizona says the average price of gas in the state is $2.22 a gallon, which is unchanged from last week. In Flagstaff, gas was up just a half-cent to $2.41 a gallon, however some stations are selling gas for $2.17 a gallon and lower. In the Prescott area, gas was up nearly two cents a gallon to $2.24. Officials say supply has caught up to demand, thus levelling off gas prices for the time being. However, with Britain leaving the EU, oil prices tumbled overnight. We’ll have to see if this will affect prices next week.

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Brush Fire Closes Southbound I-17 Near Sunset Point http://gcmaz.com/brush-fire-closes-southbound-i-17-near-sunset-point/ http://gcmaz.com/brush-fire-closes-southbound-i-17-near-sunset-point/#comments Thu, 23 Jun 2016 21:04:50 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11860 Continued]]> A brush fire created traffic issues for travelers for some time on southbound Interstate-17 Thursday. The Black Canyon Fire sparked near Sunset Point and has closed southbound I-17 eight miles south of Cordes Junction for a few hours. Traffic was being rerouted and turned around at Badger Springs Road. Both lanes of I-17 reopened at about 6 p.m.

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NAU And CAVIAT Partners Up For BioScience Program At NAU http://gcmaz.com/nau-and-caviat-partners-up-for-bioscience-program-at-nau/ http://gcmaz.com/nau-and-caviat-partners-up-for-bioscience-program-at-nau/#respond Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:56:38 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11838 Continued]]> NAU and CAVIAT have partnered to offer a BioScience Program at NAU for the upcoming fall semester. In the program, students will work with local health care centers to help solve problems related to infectious disease in Coconino County. It will also prepare students to go forward after NAU to work in the biomedical field. Any high school age students through their 21st birthday are eligible to apply for the program. There are no pre-qualification requirements to participate in the program.

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Flagstaff Fire Crews Knock Down A Human-Caused Fire Off The FUTS Trail http://gcmaz.com/flagstaff-fire-crews-knock-down-a-human-caused-fire-off-the-futs-trail/ http://gcmaz.com/flagstaff-fire-crews-knock-down-a-human-caused-fire-off-the-futs-trail/#respond Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:41:32 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11816 Continued]]> Flagstaff Fire crews responded to a human-caused fire just off the Flagstaff Urban Trail. The fire started spreading uphill toward residences on Calle Contenta in the Brannen Homes neighborhood at around 10:15 p.m. near the Lone Tree and Sawmill roads. Flagstaff Police started to evacuate a threatened apartment complex as fire crews attacked the fire. The blaze was stopped quickly and held to a quarter of an acre. The cause of the fire is under investigation and no residences were damaged. There were no injuries. If anyone has information into the fire, call Flagstaff Police.

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APS Donates 229-Thousand Dollars To Complete Yarnell Hill Memorial Park http://gcmaz.com/aps-donates-229-thousand-dollars-to-complete-yarnell-hill-memorial-park/ http://gcmaz.com/aps-donates-229-thousand-dollars-to-complete-yarnell-hill-memorial-park/#respond Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:29:24 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11809 Continued]]> A state park that will honor 19 firefighters that were killed fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire back in 2013 is now fully funded. Arizona Public Service donated 229-thousand dollars yesterday to help complete funding for the Yarnell Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park. Officials say every tenth of a mile will be a memorial and the park will include a two mile trail. It will sit on 320 acres just outside of Yarnell. The park has received donations from around the world. It is expected to open around November 30th.

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Cable One Email Scheme Going Around Yavapai County http://gcmaz.com/cable-one-email-scheme-going-around-yavapai-county/ http://gcmaz.com/cable-one-email-scheme-going-around-yavapai-county/#respond Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:50:23 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11805 Continued]]> There’s a scheme currently circulating around Yavapai County that’s targeting Cable One subscribers. Sheriff’s officials say in an email titled “your monthly bill,” there’s a claim that payment to the company was recently declined. Here are some warning signs to prove the email is bad. Cable One will never ask for account information over email. Also, there is no account information listed anywhere in the notice and the grammar is poor with misspellings in the first paragraph. If you get the email, just delete it or call Cable One if you have any questions.

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Brush Fire Causes Evacuations In Chino Valley http://gcmaz.com/brush-fire-causes-evacuations-in-chino-valley/ http://gcmaz.com/brush-fire-causes-evacuations-in-chino-valley/#respond Thu, 23 Jun 2016 01:53:53 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11799 Continued]]> Some residents of Chino Valley had to evacuate Wednesday after a brush fire broke out and moved quickly. The fire started as a brush fire and ignited a mobile home in the 800-block of south Quain Drive. Crews were able to put out the fire in a short period of time. The fire burned about eleven acres and it isn’t known how many people were evacuated, but fire crews were able to bring the fire under control before it did more damage.

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Flagstaff City Council Candidate Victor Varela Withdraws From Council Race http://gcmaz.com/flagstaff-city-council-candidate-victor-varela-withdraws-from-council-race/ http://gcmaz.com/flagstaff-city-council-candidate-victor-varela-withdraws-from-council-race/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:38:08 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11794 Continued]]> Flagstaff city council candidate Victor Varela officially withdraws from the council race. A citizens group of volunteers verified all of the candidates’ signatures in the mayoral and council races and found that Varela didn’t meet the 771 valid signatures to run for council. Varela’s withdraw eliminates the need for a primary election for city council. Three of the six candidates will be elected to the council in November.

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NAU Football Preseson Ranked 15th In The FCS By Lindy’s Sports http://gcmaz.com/nau-football-preseson-ranked-15th-in-the-fcs-by-lindys-sports/ http://gcmaz.com/nau-football-preseson-ranked-15th-in-the-fcs-by-lindys-sports/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:38:51 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11791 Continued]]> The preseason polls continue to be kind to the NAU Lumberjack football team. The Jacks are ranked 15th in the Lindy’s Sports 2016 FCS Top-25 preseason poll. NAU returns over 76-percent of its total offense from last year, but has a lot of new faces on defense. Last week the Jacks were ranked 25th by Athlon Sports. The Jacks kick off their season September 3rd in Tempe against Arizona State.

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Work On The Hub Student Housing Project Begins In Flagstaff http://gcmaz.com/work-on-the-hub-student-housing-project-begins-in-flagstaff/ http://gcmaz.com/work-on-the-hub-student-housing-project-begins-in-flagstaff/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:05:16 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11787 Continued]]> Work on The Hub student housing complex has begun in Flagstaff. Crews are clearing the area to get ready for building the complex. Even though work is starting, plans for the complex are being appealed by a group called Stand Up for Flagstaff. The group filed the appeal last week to the Flagstaff Board of Adjustments. The group says the project doesn’t fit the zoning that exists in that neighborhood. The Hub will be five stories, will hold 591-beds and take up nearly three acres in the south Flagstaff neighborhood.

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Sale Of The Mogollon Public Works Yard Seems Unlikely http://gcmaz.com/sale-of-the-mogollon-public-works-yard-seems-unlikely/ http://gcmaz.com/sale-of-the-mogollon-public-works-yard-seems-unlikely/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:57:02 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11783 Continued]]> The Flagstaff City Council continued discussion Tuesday night on the Mogollon Public Works Site and what to do with it after the new public works yard is built in west Flagstaff. Council heard from the public in the past, that the yard should be turned into part of Thorpe Park. However, money from a sale of the property would go to the new yard. Last night, options were presented that would help send money to the new yard from different areas, so the current yard could be used as part of the park if that’s the choice. Council members agreed that the yard could be made part of the park because of those options. Council will discuss the yard more at a later date. Council also passed changes to the sign code on a 5-2 vote and also passed the budget, also on a 5-2 vote.

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New Bridge At Hell Canyon To Open Thursday http://gcmaz.com/new-bridge-at-hell-canyon-to-open-thursday/ http://gcmaz.com/new-bridge-at-hell-canyon-to-open-thursday/#respond Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:18:09 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11755 Continued]]> ADOT says the new bridge at Hell Canyon will be open to traffic on Thursday by midnight. The bridge carries traffic on Highway 89 across the canyon between Ash Fork and Chino Valley. For the past year, crews have been working on a new 14-million dollar improvement project to build a new bridge and tear down the old one. ADOT is advising travelers to slow down and use caution through work zones in the area and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

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Flagstaff Fire Crews Tended To An Overturned Semi Tuesday Morning East Of Flagstaff http://gcmaz.com/flagstaff-fire-crews-tended-to-an-overturned-semi-tuesday-morning-east-of-flagstaff/ http://gcmaz.com/flagstaff-fire-crews-tended-to-an-overturned-semi-tuesday-morning-east-of-flagstaff/#respond Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:30:44 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11735 Continued]]> Flagstaff Fire crews were busy on I-40 Tuesday morning after a semi-truck rolled over at the Walnut Canyon Exit east of Flagstaff. Crews arrived at around 4:30 a.m. where the truck left the highway and overturned, blocking the exit. The driver was able to get out of the cab under his own power, but he was taken to Flagstaff Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Crews worked to contain leaking diesel fuel from the truck preventing it from contaminating the area. It’s unknown what caused the truck to leave the road, but driver fatigue may have contributed to the accident.

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Flagstaff Fire Fighters Respond To An Early Morning Fire In University Heights http://gcmaz.com/flagstaff-fire-fighters-respond-to-an-early-morning-fire-in-university-heights/ http://gcmaz.com/flagstaff-fire-fighters-respond-to-an-early-morning-fire-in-university-heights/#respond Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:28:34 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11725 Continued]]> Flagstaff Fire crews responded to a house fire early Tuesday morning. Crews arrived at the 800-block of West Parker in University Heights at around 2 a.m. for a report of a home with heavy fire and smoke coming from the home. Officials say the back deck of the home was completely engulfed in flames and spreading to the third level. The fire also started the backyard on fire and spread to the fence of a neighboring residence, but was put out before reaching the home. People inside the home were alerted to the fire by smoke detectors and were able to get to safety. There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is unknown.

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Tornado Touches Down Near Snowflake http://gcmaz.com/tornado-touches-down-near-snowflake/ http://gcmaz.com/tornado-touches-down-near-snowflake/#respond Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:12:10 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11714 Continued]]> We saw a few monsoon storms pop up across Northern Arizona Monday, one even spawned a tornado. A severe storm moved through Snowflake yesterday, dropping a tornado down in open country near the town. There were no injuries or damages, but it is a rarity that we see tornados not only in Arizona, but in Northern Arizona.

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Central Arizona Fire Crew Had A Tough Time With A Stuck Dog http://gcmaz.com/central-arizona-fire-crew-had-a-tough-time-with-a-stuck-dog/ http://gcmaz.com/central-arizona-fire-crew-had-a-tough-time-with-a-stuck-dog/#respond Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:55:02 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11711 Continued]]> A fire crew from Central Arizona Fire had a tough job in Prescott yesterday after a pit bull terrier got stuck between two boulders. The dog had fallen in between the rocks and got stuck in a very tight space. Fire crews and animal control officers worked to get the dog free. After some work, the female pit bull was successfully removed from in between the boulders and was not injured.

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Many New Record Highs Set Monday Across Northern Arizona http://gcmaz.com/many-new-record-highs-set-monday-across-northern-arizona/ http://gcmaz.com/many-new-record-highs-set-monday-across-northern-arizona/#respond Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:41:39 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11708 Continued]]> It’s officially summertime as the new season came into play Monday. The day saw many records broken, including one all-time mark. Prescott set a new all-time high with 105 degrees, besting the old mark of 104. Many places set new record highs for June 20th. Sedona, Winslow, Bellemont, Page, Show Low and the Grand Canyon all set new highs. Cottonwood set a new record high of 117, which blew away the previous record of 109 set in 1936. Flagstaff also set a new high temperature with 95 degrees, besting the old mark of 92 set in 1936. Highs are expected to be down across the region today as monsoon storms make their entrance to the summer season.

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Fatal Accident Involving Seven Vehicles Closes Southbound I-17 http://gcmaz.com/fatal-accident-involving-seven-vehicles-closes-southbound-i-17/ http://gcmaz.com/fatal-accident-involving-seven-vehicles-closes-southbound-i-17/#comments Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:55:14 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11665 Continued]]> All lanes of southbound Interstate-17 are reopened after a seven-vehicle fatal accident closed that portion of the highway for hours Sunday. DPS says the accident took place near the Sedona turnoff at milepost 299. Officials say a Mesa man was killed and at five people were injured in the accident. DPS says the accident was caused when a heavy duty tow truck lost control and struck six vehicles that were slowing for a traffic break. I-17 fully reopened at around 10 p.m. after traffic was being detoured through Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona, which also created backups through the switchbacks. A criminal investigation into the accident is underway.

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Crews Paving Parts Of Townsend-Winona Road Monday And Tuesday http://gcmaz.com/crews-paving-parts-of-townsend-winona-road-monday-and-tuesday/ http://gcmaz.com/crews-paving-parts-of-townsend-winona-road-monday-and-tuesday/#respond Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:59:55 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11690 Continued]]> Paving is expected to take place today and tomorrow on Townsend-Winona Road. Crews are paving near the west end of the project at Rio Rancho Road today and will pave eastward on Townsend-Winona to Cosnino Road and then pave back to Rio Rancho. Tuesday’s paving will have crews paving Townsend-Winona between Cosnino and Leupp raods. Traffic delays of up to 20 minutes can be expected. Crews are expected to work between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. both days.

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Stage One Fire Restrictions In Play Across Northern Arizona, Citations Still Issued http://gcmaz.com/stage-one-fire-restrictions-in-play-across-northern-arizona-citations-still-issued/ http://gcmaz.com/stage-one-fire-restrictions-in-play-across-northern-arizona-citations-still-issued/#respond Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:01:54 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11686 Continued]]> Stage One fire restrictions are in place across Northern Arizona, which has reduced the number of campfires outside of designated campgrounds. However, there were around 18 citations given out over the weekend for unlawful campfires in the Coconino National Forest. Just a reminder, restrictions are in place until adequate moisture has fallen in our area forests thanks to Monsoon rains. Fire danger is listed as very high in the Flagstaff and Mogollon Rim ranger districts and extreme in the Red Rock Ranger District today.

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Elderly Woman Who Went Missing Saturday, Quickly Found By Search And Rescue Dog http://gcmaz.com/elderly-woman-who-went-missing-saturday-quickly-found-by-search-and-rescue-dog/ http://gcmaz.com/elderly-woman-who-went-missing-saturday-quickly-found-by-search-and-rescue-dog/#respond Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:59:37 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11682 Continued]]> A woman went missing from a Prescott senior center Saturday, but was quickly found. Police say 86-year-old Gerlean Mae Langford wondered away from the Mountain View Manor care facility at around 6 p.m. She has been diagnosed with dementia and advanced Alzheimer’s. Langford was found about nearly four hours later near Willow Lake. She was in good condition, but suffered minor injuries after a fall. The woman was found at around 9:45 p.m. by Nala, who is a yellow labrador retriever with Yavapai County Search and Rescue.

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Flagstaff Breaks Record High, Nears All-Time Record http://gcmaz.com/flagstaff-breaks-record-high-nears-all-time-record/ http://gcmaz.com/flagstaff-breaks-record-high-nears-all-time-record/#respond Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:55:06 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11671 Continued]]> Flagstaff broke a record high Sunday and came within reach of the city’s all-time record high. The National Weather Service says it reached 93 at the Flagstaff Airport, which breaks the record for the date of 92 set back in 1936. The all-time record high is 97 set back in 2010. Monday could be the day Flagstaff breaks the all-time mark. The forecast high for Flagstaff is 96 degrees. The heat won’t last too much longer as the Monsoon is expected to crank up starting Tuesday.

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Summit Fire Responds To A Rollover Accident Saturday http://gcmaz.com/summit-fire-responds-to-a-rollover-accident-saturday/ http://gcmaz.com/summit-fire-responds-to-a-rollover-accident-saturday/#respond Sat, 18 Jun 2016 23:40:45 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11662 Continued]]> Summit Fire crews responded to a rollover accident Saturday on Highway 89. Officials say a car rolled over near milemarker 431. One the driver was in the car at the time and was not injured. Law enforcement officials say don’t let yourself be distracted while driving.

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Plane Crashes Short Of The Runway In Prescott http://gcmaz.com/plane-crashes-short-of-the-runway-in-prescott/ http://gcmaz.com/plane-crashes-short-of-the-runway-in-prescott/#respond Sat, 18 Jun 2016 21:58:00 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11656 Continued]]> There was a plane crash near the Prescott Airport Saturday. Officials say a single engine plane went down close to Love Field at around 8 a.m. The Beechcraft Sundowner with two people inside reportedly lost power as it went over Mingus Mountain and attempted to glide to the runway. The plane made a successful belly landing about a half-mile from the end of the runway near the solar power plant. Two women who were in the plane were treated at the scene. The plane remained intact and didn’t start a fire near the wreck.

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Tenderfoot Fire Near Yarnell Approaches Full Containment http://gcmaz.com/tenderfoot-fire-near-yarnell-approaches-full-containment/ http://gcmaz.com/tenderfoot-fire-near-yarnell-approaches-full-containment/#respond Sat, 18 Jun 2016 16:02:49 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11624 Continued]]> Work on the Tenderfoot Fire near Yarnell is just about complete. The fire has burned 41-hundred acres and is 95-percent contained. Crews are spending time looking for hot spots and making sure fire lines are maintained. Over 130 firefighters are still on the fire, but full containment is expected by the end of the weekend. The fire destroyed only three outbuildings and no one was hurt.

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Deadman Fire Burns 15 Acres Near Doney Park http://gcmaz.com/deadman-fire-burns-15-acres-near-doney-park/ http://gcmaz.com/deadman-fire-burns-15-acres-near-doney-park/#respond Sat, 18 Jun 2016 14:41:44 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11651 Continued]]> A grass fire broke out Friday afternoon near Doney Park just off Highway 89. Summit Fire officials say they received a call at around 2:45 as the fire was reported on the east side of the highway at milepost 435, in the area of Deadman Mesa. When crews arrived, the fire had grown to several acres and was threatening structures in the Indian Hills area. Crews evacuated some homes in the area as they tried to get control of the fire. Firefighters from Summit and the U.S. Forest Service built containment lines to control the fire at 15 acres. Fire officials remind everyone fire restrictions are in place and the mindful that just a little spark can start a wildfire this time of year.

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A Prescott Man Is Arrested In A 2013 Robbery http://gcmaz.com/a-prescott-man-is-arrested-in-a-2013-robbery/ http://gcmaz.com/a-prescott-man-is-arrested-in-a-2013-robbery/#respond Fri, 17 Jun 2016 20:27:01 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11646 Continued]]> A Prescott man has been arrested for allegedly robbing a bank back in 2013. Police say 58-year-old Marty Simmers went into the Amtrust Bank at 3027 Dollar Mark Way back in March of 2013 and demanded money from the cashier by way of a threatening note. In May of this year, police obtained a search warrant at Simmers home and found items that link him to the bank robbery. He was taken into custody on Wednesday on charges connected to the 2013 robbery.

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Flagstaff Police Looking For A Missing 40-Year-Old Man http://gcmaz.com/flagstaff-police-looking-for-a-missing-40-year-old-man/ http://gcmaz.com/flagstaff-police-looking-for-a-missing-40-year-old-man/#respond Fri, 17 Jun 2016 20:21:16 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11643 Continued]]> Flagstaff Police are looking for a man who has been missing for three weeks. Officials say 40-year-old Brendan Lybarger was last seen in Flagstaff on May 24th. He is a white male, five-feet-eight inches tall and weighs 145 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. If anyone has seen Brendan, or has any information about his whereabouts, contact Flagstaff Police.

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Gas Prices Up A Bit This Week http://gcmaz.com/gas-prices-up-a-bit-this-week/ http://gcmaz.com/gas-prices-up-a-bit-this-week/#respond Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:49:38 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11620 Continued]]> Gas prices continue to slide up across the state. Triple-A Arizona says the average price of gas rose more than a penny to $2.27 a gallon. In Flagstaff, gas was up just over two-cents to $2.40 a gallon, however some stations are selling gas for $2.17 and lower. In the Prescott area, gas was up almost a cent to $2.22 a gallon. Officials say the cost of crude oil is forcing prices up a bit, but it’s expected to level off soon.

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Voters To Decide New Downtown Courthouse http://gcmaz.com/voters-to-decide-new-downtown-courthouse/ http://gcmaz.com/voters-to-decide-new-downtown-courthouse/#respond Thu, 16 Jun 2016 22:16:08 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11618 Continued]]> The decision to build a new courthouse in Flagstaff will head to the voters. The Flagstaff City Council is moving forward with plans for the news facility, if voters approve a 12-million dollar bond in November. The new courthouse will be built on the site of the old county jail on Birch Avenue and North Agassiz Street. The building will house both city courts and Coconino County Justice Court. The city and the county would split the 40-million dollar project cost. A downtown parking garage is also included in the plan, which could provide opportunities for downtown parking for the public. The city council is expected to officially put the plan on the November ballot at their July 5th meeting.

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Prescott Police Looking For Information On A Cold Case http://gcmaz.com/prescott-police-looking-for-information-on-a-cold-case/ http://gcmaz.com/prescott-police-looking-for-information-on-a-cold-case/#respond Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:26:30 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11615 Continued]]> Prescott Police are looking for help involving a cold case. Authorities say 68-year-old Marianne Vangalio left her home in Prescott in December of 2014 and has not been seen since. She has not used her bank account and hasn’t reported any income. She has relatives in the Tucson area, who haven’t been contacted by her as well. Vangalio is a white female, five-foot-six inches tall and 185 pounds with black hair and blue eyes. If anyone has information on her whereabouts, contact Prescott Police.

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August Primary For Flagstaff City Council Could Be Cancelled http://gcmaz.com/august-primary-for-flagstaff-city-council-could-be-cancelled/ http://gcmaz.com/august-primary-for-flagstaff-city-council-could-be-cancelled/#respond Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:05:55 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11609 Continued]]> An August primary election for Flagstaff City Council could be cancelled. A lawsuit was filed in Coconino County Superior Court yesterday, saying one candidate fell short of the requirement for running for city council. Candidates needed 771 legal signatures to appear on the ballot. Victor Varela had 576, leaving him almost 200 signatures short. Adam Shimoni just got in with 14 extra signatures and incumbent Karla Brewster got in with 21 extra signatures. If a judge agrees with the plaintiff, the election will be called off saving the city close to 100-thousand dollars. Six candidates will vie for three spots on the Flagstaff City Council in November’s election. A hearing on the case is set for Tuesday at 2 p.m.

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Flagstaff Police Looking For Two People With Outstanding Warrants http://gcmaz.com/flagstaff-police-looking-for-two-people-with-outstanding-warrants/ http://gcmaz.com/flagstaff-police-looking-for-two-people-with-outstanding-warrants/#respond Thu, 16 Jun 2016 20:49:46 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11606 Continued]]> The Flagstaff Police Department is looking for a man and a woman who have arrest warrants posted for them. Officers are looking for 39-year-old Thomas Efird and 20-year-old Rosemary Kelley. If you know their whereabouts, don’t take matters into your own hands, call Flagstaff Police.

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Prescott Police Are Looking For Information Into A Jewelry Store Burglary http://gcmaz.com/prescott-police-are-looking-for-information-into-a-jewelry-store-burglary/ http://gcmaz.com/prescott-police-are-looking-for-information-into-a-jewelry-store-burglary/#respond Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:04:39 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11588 Continued]]> Prescott Police are looking for clues into a burglary at the Trail’s End Antique Store in Prescott last weekend. The owner of the store told police over 50-thousand dollars in jewelry was stolen between 6 p.m. last Saturday and 10 a.m. last Sunday. The store is located at 107 East Gurley Street. Suspects used a tool to pry open a door, which led to a storage area and the main store itself. Several display cases were smashed and multiple items were removed. If anyone has information into the case, call Prescott Police.

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YCSO Arrested Three People On I-40 After Finding A Large Amount Of Meth http://gcmaz.com/ycso-arrested-three-people-on-i-40-after-finding-a-large-amount-of-meth/ http://gcmaz.com/ycso-arrested-three-people-on-i-40-after-finding-a-large-amount-of-meth/#respond Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:59:18 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11585 Continued]]> Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials arrested three people last weekend after finding a large amount of meth. Deputies stopped a blue Kia Sportage last Saturday night at around 7:30 p.m. on Interstate-40 near Ash Fork. As the deputy was going through the traffic stop, he noticed the three people inside the car became nervous. A K9 dog searched the outside of the car and discovered a scent from packages in the trunk. Officers found more than five pounds of meth and a pound-and-a-half of marijuana. Forty-six-year-old Aubrey Nash, 50-year-old Lisa Padilla and 35-year-old Tam Lam, all from Fontana, California were arrested on drug charges and remain in custody on 30-thousand dollars each.

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Truck Plows Into Semi-Truck On Eastbound I-40 Wednesday Afternoon http://gcmaz.com/truck-plows-into-semi-truck-on-eastbound-i-40-wednesday-afternoon/ http://gcmaz.com/truck-plows-into-semi-truck-on-eastbound-i-40-wednesday-afternoon/#comments Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:53:41 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11582 Continued]]> Summit Fire crews responded to a serious accident on Interstate-40 Wednesday. Officials say a truck rear-ended a semi-truck near Twin Arrows east of Flagstaff at around 2 p.m. Road construction in the area reduced the speed of traffic on eastbound I-40. As traffic slowed, so did the semi-truck, but the driver of the truck didn’t slow down and plowed into the trailer of the truck at a high rate of speed. The driver of the truck was airlifted to Flagstaff Medical Center with serious injuries. The semi-truck driver was uninjured. Eastbound I-40 was closed while the crews tended to the accident.

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Monsoon Season Begins Today http://gcmaz.com/monsoon-season-begins-today/ http://gcmaz.com/monsoon-season-begins-today/#respond Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:02:00 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11577 Continued]]> Today is the start of the 2016 Monsoon Season, even though we will have clear skies for the foreseeable future. The National Weather Services has designated June 15th through September 30th as the state’s monsoon season, but historically the season doesn’t truly start until three straight days of the dew point reaching at least 55 degrees. A typical, true start to the monsoon season is around the Fourth of July.

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Man Critically Burned After Mobile Home Explosion In Flagstaff http://gcmaz.com/man-critically-burned-after-mobile-home-explosion-in-flagstaff/ http://gcmaz.com/man-critically-burned-after-mobile-home-explosion-in-flagstaff/#respond Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:00:29 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11575 Continued]]> A man was critical injured when his mobile home exploded early Saturday morning in west Flagstaff. Police say a man was in his home when it exploded at around 12:40 a.m. in the 21-hundred block of West Route 66 at the Kit Carson RV Park. Neighbors saw the man was engulfed in flames soon after the fire started. A witness pulled the man to the road and away from danger. The man received burns on 40-percent of his body and suffered from smoke inhalation. He was treated at Flagstaff Medical Center and has been transferred to the Arizona Burn Center in Phoenix for additional treatment. It’s not known what caused the explosion, but arson is not suspected.

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Fire Restrictions Begin Today Across Northern Arizona http://gcmaz.com/fire-restrictions-begin-today-across-northern-arizona/ http://gcmaz.com/fire-restrictions-begin-today-across-northern-arizona/#comments Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:58:31 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11573 Continued]]> Fire restrictions are in effect in many of areas of Northern Arizona today. The Coconino, Kaibab and Prescott national forests, as well as in Yavapai and Coconino counties, as well as the city of Flagstaff, begin restrictions. Open fires will not be allowed in most places, except in maintained campgrounds in the forests. In the forests, smoking will only be allowed inside an enclosed vehicle. The restrictions are needed due to increasing dry weather and dry forests. They are expected to remain in effect at least a month, until the monsoon season can deliver rains to the areas.

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Tenderfoot Fire Now 80-Percent Contained http://gcmaz.com/tenderfoot-fire-now-80-percent-contained/ http://gcmaz.com/tenderfoot-fire-now-80-percent-contained/#respond Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:51:13 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11414 Continued]]> The Tenderfoot Fire has burned more the four-thousand acres and is now 80-percent contained. The human-caused fire was slowed Sunday due to firefighting efforts and weather conditions. So far only three outbuildings have been burned. Officials say the fire started on a dirt road that leads from Yarnell to Old Stagecoach Road last Wednesday. There are no injuries reported and the exact cause of the fire is not known. More than 200 firefighters are battling the blaze. Fire officials hope to have the Tenderfoot Fire fully contained by Friday.

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Four-Year-Old Hit By A Vehicle Monday In Flagstaff http://gcmaz.com/four-year-old-hit-by-a-vehicle-monday-in-flagstaff/ http://gcmaz.com/four-year-old-hit-by-a-vehicle-monday-in-flagstaff/#comments Tue, 14 Jun 2016 20:28:45 +0000 http://gcmaz.com/?p=11545 Continued]]> A four-year-old boy was injured after being hit by a vehicle Monday afternoon in Flagstaff. Officials say the child was riding his scooter to a lemonade stand on the 23-hundred block of North Main Street at around 3:45 p.m. After he was hit, he went under the vehicle. The child was taken to Flagstaff Medical Center and is in critical, but stable condition with severe head trauma and other injuries. The driver has been identified and questioned involving the accident. So far no charges have been filed and the case is under investigation.

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