Great Circle Media Online - On Air - On Site Sat, 01 Oct 2016 22:05:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Great Circle Media 32 32 110354685 NAU Falls To Northern Colorado, Still Winless In The Big Sky Sat, 01 Oct 2016 22:05:00 +0000 Full Story]]> The NAU Lumberjack football is still winless on the Big Sky season as they fell to Northern Colorado, 21-18 Saturday in Greeley, Colorado. Penalties and turnovers were the story for the Lumberjacks. The Jacks fumbled three times, twice inside the Bears five-yard line and had over 100 yards in penalties. Quarterback Blake Kemp fumbled at the goal line as he leaped for the end zone on a drive early in the fourth quarter. NAU had a chance with a minute to go, but couldn’t get a score. Kemp was 35-45 for 273 yards and a touchdown in the loss. Freshman running back Joe Logan had 11 carries for 98 yards and Elijah Marks had eight catches for 81 yards and a touchdown to lead the Lumberjacks. The Jacks are back on the road next week as they head to Bozeman, Montana to take on the Montana State Bobcats. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. with the pregame show starting at 3 p.m. on Hits 106 in Flagstaff and 97.9 The Eagle in Prescott.

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Prescott Valley Mother Arrested In Connection With Child’s Death Sat, 01 Oct 2016 20:49:17 +0000 Full Story]]> A Prescott Valley mother has been arrested in connection with her child’s death. Police and Central Arizona Fire officials were dispatched to a home in the 38-hundred block of Fairfax Road back on Saturday, September 17th. They found an infant unresponsive in a bathtub. The three-month-old child was flown to Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix where she was put on life support. The child passed away on Thursday. Investigators say the child was left alone in the full bathtub for over 25 minutes. The mother, 29-year-old Angela Clark was arrested and now charged with second-dgree murder. She has been booked into the Yavapai County Jail.

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Man Arrested In Prescott Valley After Attempting To Carjack A Woman Sat, 01 Oct 2016 19:17:05 +0000 Full Story]]> A man was arrested recently after trying to carjack a woman in Prescott Valley. Police say the incident happened happened last Wednesday at around 4 a.m. at the Starbuck’s at 3322 North Glassford Hill Road. The victim told officers she was sitting in her truck in the parking lot when a man ran up to her vehicle. She resisted and started honking her horn and the man ran from the scene. Shortly afterwards, officers received a call of a naked man running near the ACE Hardware store on the south side of State Route 69 and was arrested there. The victim identified John Cooper as the man as the person who tried to carjack her. He as booked on a slew of charges related to the incident.

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Flagstaff, Coconino Fall On The Road, Prescott, Bradshaw Mountain Win At Home Sat, 01 Oct 2016 04:46:37 +0000 Full Story]]> The Flagstaff Eagles and Coconino Panthers took to the road Friday night and it didn’t go so well. The Eagles went out of region to take on the Thunderbird Chiefs in Phoenix. The Chiefs had the lead from the beginning and didn’t look back as they beat the Eagles, 38-14. The Coconino Panthers fought hard, but couldn’t get the offense in gear as they fell to Lee Williams 21-6 in region play. The Eagles are 2-3 and 1-1 in the region and are back on the road next week as they head to Kingman to play the Lee Williams Volunteers. Coconino is now 2-4 on the year and 1-1 in the region and will come home for their Cromer Stadium home finale and homecoming, against the Bradshaw Mountain Bears. In other games, Prescott beat Mohave 43-14 and Bradshaw Mountain beat Mingus, 27-14.

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Doney Park Woman Found Guilty Of Murdering Her Husband Last Year Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:31:59 +0000 Full Story]]> A woman accused of killing her husband has been convicted of first degree murder. A jury reached their verdict earlier today in the case against 44-year-old Susan Joy Jacobson in connection with the death of her husband, 54-year-old Marvin Neal James in their Doney Park home. James died in his bed from a single gunshot wound to his head back in February of 2015. Jacobson was nine-months pregnant at the time and didn’t report the shooting until two days later. The trial lasted about two weeks.

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KAFF News Announces The Next Town Hall Debate Set For October 24th Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:40:37 +0000 Full Story]]> KAFF News presents the second of two “Flagstaff Town Hall Debates,” Monday, October 24th from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at The Oakmont Restaurant at 2380 North Oakmont Drive in east Flagstaff. The event will be broken into two segments and moderated by KAFF News Director Dave Zorn. The first 45 minutes will be the city council debate with all of the council candidates. The next segment will be between Mayor Jerry Nabours and his opponent, City Councilwoman Coral Evans. The format for this debate is a town hall setting and will be held in the conference room at The Oakmont. KAFF News chose this format to give voters every opportunity to ask questions of the candidates and to have your voices heard. Voters will get a chance to ask a question of a specific candidate, then the opponent, or opponents, will get a chance to answer the question as well. The focus of this debate will be the Future of Flagstaff. All registered voters are encouraged to attend this great public event and ask questions from those who will be representing you in city government. So come join us Monday, October 24th at The Oakmont Restaurant for the KAFF News “Flagstaff Town Hall Debate.”

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Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Two Illegal Immigrants On Drug Charges Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:08:23 +0000 Full Story]]> Two men have been arrested in connection with drugs found during a traffic stop in Camp Verde Wednesday. Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 37-year-old Martin Salas and 29-year-old Luis Lopez-Sanchez for various drug charges. Both suspects are from Mexico. Deputies pulled over the Jeep they were in on northbound I-17 at around 4:45 p.m. after the driver made an unsafe lane change and cut off another vehicle. Lopez-Sanchez was the driver and he told deputies they were on their way to Utah to visit family. A search of the Jeep found a meth pipe and a usable amount of marijuana stuffed in the passenger seat. They also found over two pounds of heroin and a handgun in the air filter. A search of Martin also found heroin and marijuana in his shoes. The two have been booked on several charges and are on an immigration hold after entering the country illegally.

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Gas Prices Slightly Lower This Week Across Northern Arizona Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:59:06 +0000 Full Story]]> Gas prices continue to fall slowly across most of Arizona. Triple-A Arizona says gas fell a fraction of a cent across to the state last week to settle at $2.11 a gallon. In Flagstaff, gas was up a half-cent to $2.36 a gallon on average, but some stations are selling gas for $2.15 a gallon and lower. In the Prescott area, gass is down a tenth-of a cent to $2.17 a gallon. Triple-A officials say crude oil prices rallied after OPEC’s decision to cut production for the first time in several years.

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Prescott Fire Captain Injured After Falling From A Roof Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:55:40 +0000 Full Story]]> A Prescott Fire Captain is in stable condition after he fell from a 15-foot high roof Thursday afternoon. Prescott Fire officials say the 41-year-old veteran was accessing the roof of a commercial structure while investigating a fire alarm in a large educational facility. When he was climbing down off the ladder, he fell to the ground. The captain was taken to Yavapai Regional Medical Center where he is resting comfortably. He was wearing a helmet and gloves at the time of the fall, which helped decrease his injuries.

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Two Men Arrested In Connection With Prescott Taxidermy Shop Theft Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:50:55 +0000 Full Story]]> Two men have been arrested in connection with a burglary at a Prescott taxidermy business. Police say Wildlife Artistry Taxidermy at 1632 North Kile Street was burglarized last Wednesday. The thieves removed a swamp cooler to enter the shop and took several sets of very valuable antlers and skins valuing around 30-thousand dollars. Officers arrested 39-year-old Daniel Cutter and 19-year-old Stephen Little Wednesday after detectives went to a home in the seven-thousand block of East Pueblo in Prescott Valley. Detectives found some of the stolen items, but some remain missing including a black bear skin, bobcat fur and several antlers. Investigators want to talk to anyone that may have purchased those items recently. The two men were booked for burglary and trafficking stolen property.

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Missing Prescott Valley Man Found Safe In Washington State Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:38:55 +0000 Full Story]]> A missing Prescott Valley man, that prompted a Silver Alert, has been found. Prescott Valley Police say the daughter of 74-year-old Lloyd Douglas Lynd Senior called at around 10 p.m. Thursday night to say her father was safe and sound with her at her house in Marysville, Washington. Lynd had driven from Prescott Valley to Washington with no problems. Police issued the alert after Lynd left his home at around nine a.m. Tuesday and hadn’t returned.

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Officers Involved In May’s Fatal Shooting In Flagstaff Have Been Cleared Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:45:58 +0000 Full Story]]> The officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man who carried a gun from NAU, across Milton Road and into La Plaza Vieja have been cleared in the case. Twenty-six year old Verl Bedoni from Kaibeto was shot and killed by police near the intersection of Tucson Avenue and Park Street in the La Plaza Vieja neighborhood after leading police on a foot chase that started in the parking garage of the High Country Conference center back on May 23rd. He was shot after he pointed a handgun at police. On the day of the shooting, Bedoni stole the nine-millimeter gun used in the shooting and a vehicle owned by a family he was working for in Kaibeto. The vehicle was found inside the parking garage. The Navajo County Attorney reviewed the case and found the officers were legally justified under state law.

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Suicidal Situation Settles Peacefully In Munds Park Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:53:45 +0000 Full Story]]> Coconino County Sheriff’s deputies and members of Northern Arizona’s multi-agency team had a tense situation yesterday. They were at a Munds Park home with an armed suicidal person. Sheriff’s officials say a man called 911 saying his son was in the home, drunk and making suicidal statements. The son did fire a shot at a piece of furniture, but no one was injured. County SWAT members sent a robot into the house and the man tuned himself over to police. The situation was resolved peacefully and there were no injuries. The person was taken into custody and charged with one count of aggravated assault and other charges.

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Donald Trump To Hold A Rally In Prescott Valley October 4th Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:11:23 +0000 Full Story]]> Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is holding a rally in Prescott Valley Tuesday, October 4th. Trump will speak at the Prescott Valley Event Center at 2 p.m., doors will open at 11 a.m. Right now, the event is his only scheduled appearance in Arizona before the next debate with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. This will be Trump’s first speaking event north of Phoenix. Tickets are on a first come, first served basis. Log onto Trump’s website for more information.

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Multiple Agencies Respond To Fallen Hiker At Walnut Canyon Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:39:17 +0000 Full Story]]> Many Flagstaff area emergency responders worked together to rescue a hiker at Walnut Canyon Tuesday. Crews from Summit Fire and Medical, Flagstaff Fire, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, Search and Rescue, the National Park Service and Guardian Medical worked together on the rescue. They worked on a hiker who fell 15-feet off a trail at the park. The person was taken to Flagstaff Medical Center and is in stable condition.

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Snowplay Area Approved For Fort Tuthill County Park Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:32:27 +0000 Full Story]]> There will be another snowplay area near Flagstaff. The Coconino County Board of Supervisors approved a ten-year agreement with Flagstaff Snow Park LLC yesterday to operate various types of snowplay activities west of the campground at Fort Tuthill County Park. The snowplay areas will rely on natural snow and will not use reclaimed water to make snow. The area will contain several sledding hills, a kiddie area, as well as an area for food trucks and trailers, tables and a place for firepits. The area is expected to be open by sometime this winter.

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Reward Raised In The Case Of a Cottonwood Bank Robbery Back In January Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:58:48 +0000 Full Story]]> The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect who robbed a Bank of America branch 611 South Main Street in Cottonwood back on January 27th has soared to 40-thousand dollars. Police say they still need help in finding the person who entered through a rear door just before 4:30 a.m. and walked out with around 350-thousand dollars. A surveillance photo shows the suspect leaving the bank and walking toward a nearby Safeway. He was wearing a light-colored cowboy hat and a red and black checkered flannel-type shirt or jacket. If anyone has information about the robbery or suspect, call Cottonwood Police or Yavapai Silent Witness.

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Female Kayaker Rescued From The Verde River Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:41:31 +0000 Full Story]]> A 46-year-old female kayaker from Camp Verde had to be rescued from the Verde River Sunday evening. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say the woman was overdue from meeting up with her family at Beasley Flats, where they were waiting for her. She told deputies she had accidentally floated by Beasley Flats and was quite a ways downstream. During the time, she lost her cellphone and couldn’t call for help. Fortunately, Sheriff’s search and rescue crews found her after pinging her phone and she was found on the shore at around 11 p.m. Upon reuniting with her family, she was treated for a few scratches. The kayaker had very little experience and was unfamiliar with the river.

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Phoenix Suns Open Training Camp With A New Attitude And Energy Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:34:11 +0000 Full Story]]> The Phoenix Suns began training camp Tuesday at the NAU’s Rolle Activity Center in Flagstaff with a three-plus hour, high-intensity practice. Head coach Earl Watson pushed the players through station drills, scrimmages and defensive oriented work. The practice was loud with a lot of yelling and cheering. Back for another tour with the Suns is veterans Leandro Barbosa and Jared Dudley along with a mix of returnees such as Eric Bledsoe, Tyson Chandler and others. The Suns will have an optional shootaround tonight and back for another full practice Wednesday. They will scrimmage Saturday at noon at the Skydome, admission is free to the public, but the team is recommending RSVPing online at for a guaranteed spot in the dome and a chance to win prizes.

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Flagstaff Police Arrest A Robbery Suspect, Looking For A Person Of Interest Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:13:17 +0000 Full Story]]> One person was arrested last week and police are looking for a person of interest in connection with a host of armed robberies in downtown Flagstaff. Police say they received many reports of a male suspect who pointed a handgun at them and demanded money and their phones last Tuesday at around 9:30 p.m. in an alleyway near 8 West Aspen. Officers arrested 28-year-old Travis Robin Wright Thursday on charges related to the incident. Officers are looking for 24-year-old Brandon Steinke, who was reportedly seen with Wright Tuesday. If anyone has information related to the incident, contact Flagstaff Police.

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Major Repaving Project On I-40 In Flagstaff Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:49:49 +0000 Full Story]]> It will be a challenging drive on Interstate-40 in Flagstaff this week. ADOT crews are working on a five-mile paving project on eastbound I-40 between the I-17 junction and the East Butler Avenue exit from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Crews will then work on eastbound I-40 between the East Butler Avenue and Country Club exits from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. One lane will be closed during work and commuters could see delays during that time. ADOT is asking drivers to slow down and use caution when driving through work zones. The road work is to lay new asphalt to not only fix the road, but the material will save crews from repaving it in the near future.

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Intermittent Closures On I-40 Near Williams Tuesday Through Thursday Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:48:50 +0000 Full Story]]> There will be intermittent closures west of Flagstaff on Interstate-40 Tuesday through Thursday near Williams.  ADOT crews will be working in an area near milepost 168 between five and ten a.m. and two closures an hour will be needed during overhead utility work.  Drivers should allow for extra time to travel.  Also make sure you slow down and use caution when driving through work zones.

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Phoenix Suns To Start 20th Training Camp At NAU Tuesday Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:48:06 +0000 Full Story]]> The Phoenix Suns begin training camp tomorrow at the Rolle Activity Center at NAU. Practices are closed to the public, but they will hold a public scrimmage at the Skydome Saturday afternoon at noon that is free to anyone that wants to go. While the Suns players get in condition and go through drills, the community team will be out and about in Flagstaff. On Wednesday, members of the organization will be at Sechrist and Kinsey elementary schools, along with an appearance at the Verizon store on East Route 66 and a basketball clinic at the Hal Jensen Recreation Center at 5 p.m. If you plan on going to the scrimmage, you are encouraged to RSVP to make sure you will get in. For more information on this week’s events in the community and a link to RSVP for the scrimmage, click here.

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Police Looking For Clues Into Prescott Taxidermy Theft Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:41:59 +0000 Full Story]]> A taxidermy business in Prescott was robbed last week and the suspects are still at large. Prescott Police say Wildlife Artistry Taxidermy at 1632 North Kile Street was burglarized last Wednesday. The thief removed a swamp cooler to enter the shop and took several sets of very valuable antlers and skins valuing around 30-thousand dollars. The items include a distinctive set of Cactus Velvet Mule Deer antlers, ten sets of Elk, and Deer antlers, multiple bear skins, mountain lion and bobcat skins and several “Yeti” brand coolers. It’s believed the suspect or suspects have extensive knowledge of what they took. If anyone has information about the robbery, or if anyone comes across selling or trading these items, contact Prescott Police.

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NAU Falls To Fourth-Ranked Eastern Washington In Big Sky Opener, Cookus Injured Sun, 25 Sep 2016 02:17:26 +0000 Full Story]]> The NAU Lumberjacks opened up their Big Sky schedule Saturday with a loss against fourth-ranked Eastern Washington, 50-35, and lost quarterback Case Cookus in the process. Cookus threw for 245 yards and three touchdowns with one interception and left the game in the third quarter with an undisclosed injury. It isn’t known how serious the injury is and if he will play next week. Running back Kendyl Taylor rushed for 101 yards with a touchdown rushing and one receiving in the loss. Eastern Washington had 540 yards of total offense with two receivers over 100 yards receiving, including All-American Cooper Kupp who has 11 catches for 111 yards. The Jacks will be on the road next week as they take on the Northern Colorado Bears in Greeley, Colorado on Saturday. Catch the pregame show at 11 a.m., with the kickoff at noon on Hits 106 in Flagstaff and 97.9 The Eagle Rocks in Prescott.

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Flagstaff And Coconino Both Fall Friday Night Sat, 24 Sep 2016 06:16:00 +0000 Full Story]]> The Flagstaff Eagles and Coconino Panthers both lost Friday night. The Eagles took on the Bradshaw Mountain Bears in Grand Canyon Region play at the Skydome. The Eagles played well in the first half and got a defensive touchdown with a fumble recovery in the end zone, but it wasn’t enough as they fell to the Bears 28-7. However, Bears quarterback Gunner Bundrick threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for two touchdowns to lead Bradshaw Mountain. Bundrick had 319 yards of total offense in the game. The Eagles are now 1-1 in the region and will head on the road for a non-region game next week as they travel to Thunderbird High School. The Coconino Panthers went down Interstate-40 to take on the Winslow Bulldogs and it didn’t go well. The Panthers fell to the Bulldogs 50-13. The Panthers are now 2-3 overall and 1-0 in the region and will also hit the road to Kingman to take on the Lee Williams Volunteers. Other winners in the area include; Prescott, Mingus, Holbrook and Williams.

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Sue Darling Out As NAU Women’s Head Basketball Coach Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:07:18 +0000 Full Story]]> Northern Arizona University has parted ways with women’s basketball coach Sue Darling. The decision was announced yesterday afternoon. Assistant Coach Robyne Bostick has been named the interim head coach for the upcoming season. NAU released the following statement on the matter: “A change in leadership in the women’s basketball program has been made as we continue to move forward in meeting NAU Athletics’ core goals. Robyne Bostick is serving as the interim head coach for the 2016-17 season. A national search will be conducted at the conclusion of the season. NAU Athletics remains committed to ensuring that our student-athletes are successful in their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence.” Also, arguably the Lumberjacks best player, Alyssa Rader, has left NAU to continue her college career at the University of South Florida. Darling spent four years at NAU and finished with a 6-24 record last season and was 36-82 in during her time in Flagstaff. Bostick has been Darling’s assistant the last four years and played at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. This will be Bostick’s first time as a head coach. NAU begins the season November 11th at UTEP.

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Flagstaff Fire Wildland Crews Conducting Prescribed Burns This Week Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:29:14 +0000 Full Story]]> Flagstaff Fire wildland crews ignited another 33-acre prescribed burn. Fire officials say this is the second of three fires scheduled for this week and next week. Today’s burn is near the Naval Observatory, just south of Interstate-40. The third and final burn will take place between Saturday and next Monday and it will be located in the Rogers Lake area, where 80 acres are set to burn. The burns are necessary to maintain forest health and to prevent future wildfires that could cause damage to areas around Flagstaff.

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A Flagstaff Man Is Killed In A Single Vehicle Accident Thursday Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:01:09 +0000 Full Story]]> A Flagstaff man was killed Thursday after the vehicle he was driving struck a tree. Police say 50-year-old Albert G. Baca, also known as Greg Baca, was driving his vehicle and went off the road in the 19-hundred block of North Continental Drive at around 2:59 a.m. Baca was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. A brown and white pit bull terrier was found in the front seat and ran away when officer opened the passenger door. The dog has not been found and it isn’t known if the dog was hurt in the accident or not. If anyone finds the dog, call Flagstaff Police.

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Gas Prices A Little Lower This Week Across The State Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:38:11 +0000 Full Story]]> Gas prices are creeping lower across the state. Triple-A Arizona says the average price of gas fell about a penny this week to $2.12 a gallon. In Flagstaff, gas was also almost down a penny to $2.36 a gallon, however some stations are selling gas for $2.15 a gallon a lower. In the Prescott area, gas was down nearly three-cents a gallon to $2.17 a gallon. Officials say a major pipeline in Alabama shut down production due to a large leak, but the incident didn’t affect prices in Arizona.

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Snowbowl Owner Buys Additional Ski Resort Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:07:16 +0000 Full Story]]> Arizona Snowbowl owner James Coleman has purchased another ski resort. Coleman will acquire Hesperus Ski Resort near Durango, Colorado. Hesperus features 26 trails, a double chairlift on 160 acres. The resort also features the largest night skiing operation in the Southwest. The purchase is now part of the Power Pass with unlimited skiing and snowboarding at five resorts, including Arizona Snowbowl. The Power Pass is available for 749-dollars through September 30th. For more information about the ski resort, log onto

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Flagstaff Police Arrest A Kayenta Man In Connection With A Shooting Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:00:08 +0000 Full Story]]> Flagstaff Police have arrested a Kayenta man, who is wanted in connection with a shooting in Flagstaff Sunday night. Officials say 26-year-old Emmery Lee was located at a local motel in Flagstaff and was taken into custody without incident. Lee allegedly fired a weapon at a victim in the area of the 12-hundred block of East Ponderosa Parkway Sunday night. The victim wasn’t injured, however Lee took the keys from the apartment and took a vehicle belonging to another person and left the scene. Officers found the vehicle a short time later, but it drove away. The vehicle was finally located at the 16-hundred block of East Mountain View Avenue with no one inside.

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Game And Fish Officials Looking For A Poacher In The Happy Jack Area Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:43:55 +0000 Full Story]]> Authorities are looking for information about a poaching incident in the Happy Jack area earlier this month. Arizona Fish and Game officials say a cow elk and calf were shot from Highway 87 near Happy Jack sometime between September 7th and 9th. Officials remind people that poaching isn’t hunting, it’s a crime and they hope whoever shot the animals will be found and brought to justice. Anyone with information into the poaching can call the Game Thief hotline toll free at 1-800-352-0700.

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Coconino County Health Officials Warn Against The Hantavirus Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:29:27 +0000 Full Story]]> Coconino County health officials are reminding people to take precautions to protect themselves against the hantavirus. The disease is transmitted to people who come into contact or breathe infected urine, droppings and/or saliva of wild mice, primarily deer mice. Five cases of the hantavirus have been reported in the county since 2006. Cooler weather can attract rodents to inside and outside of homes, potentially increasing the risk of contamination. Make sure you clean and open all doors and windows. Don’t stir up dust. Spray disinfectant on droppings and nests found. If you want more information about protecting yourself and family from the disease, contact the Coconino County Health Services District.

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Yavapai County Is Getting Hit By Another Scam, This Time It’s For Your Computer Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:52:18 +0000 Full Story]]> Another scam is making its way around Yavapai County. This one involves alleged Microsoft agents and computer repair. Officials say the current scam has agents convincing victims to install software that they say will protect them from viruses. The criminals then try to get you to pay for the software over the phone by getting credit card and other personal information. Some calls can last for hours and will always involve payment for services. Microsoft will never initiate unsolicited phone calls or web alert screen notifications regarding computer repair. Yavapai County officials want people to take the time and warn those less computer savvy family and friends about the scam. If you’ve been hit by the scam, call the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Department.

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Body Of The Missing River Guide May Have Been Found In The Grand Canyon Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:38:36 +0000 Full Story]]> The search for a river guide who has been missing since last Monday in the Grand Canyon is over. National Park Service officials say the body of 34-year-old Joshua Tourjee may have found Tuesday near River Mile 112. Tourjee was reported missing by his group back on September 12th and hadn’t been seen since and was working as a guide for OARS. The body has been taken to the Coconino County Examiner’s office for a positive identification.

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YCSO Looking For Three Burlgary Suspects Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:09:25 +0000 Full Story]]> Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials are looking for three suspects in connection with a vehicle burglary and the use of stolen credit cards. Authorities responded to the White Spar Campground north of Prescott back August 29th after a 66-year-old woman noticed the window was smashed out and her purse was gone. The purse carried her personal information, credit cards and cash. Soon after the crime, the woman noticed charges on her account to area merchants, including McDonald’s and Fry’s, among others. Investigators are looking for two females, one pregnant and a male that were driving a newer model Jeep vehicle at the time. Detectives have released a new photograph, which you can see above. If anyone has information about the case, call the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Department.

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The Rio De Flag Project Clears The U.S. Senate Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:48:27 +0000 Full Story]]> Flagstaff is one step closer to a federal flood control project. Last week, the Senate passed The Water Resources Development Act, which contains the Rio de Flag Flood Control Project. The project was in danger of being scrapped, but it resurfaced as a part of this act. The project is now eligible for federal funding next year so work can begin. When completed, the project will take downtown Flagstaff and the southside neighborhood out of the floodplain and make remodeling and new construction easier. The project will also take the threat of major flooding in those areas out of play. The act is now in the hands of the House of Representatives.

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Flagstaff City Council Agrees To Discuss The Future Of Transect Zoning Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:53:20 +0000 Full Story]]> Some future items will be discussed at future Flagstaff City Council meetings. The council agreed Tuesday night to three requests brought to the council from councilwoman Coral Evans. In the future, the council will talk about the future of transect zoning, which was front and center in discussions regarding The Hub, student housing complex. They will also discuss the creation of a commission on women’s issues in Flagstaff, along with talking about a resolution regarding the Grand Canyon National Park proposed backcountry management plan that may affect Flagstaff.

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Flagstaff Man Killed In A Traffic Accident Monday Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:17:12 +0000 Full Story]]> A Flagstaff man was killed after he was hit by a van while crossing West Route 66 Monday. Flagstaff Police say 52-year-old Darrell James of Flagstaff crossed the highway in the 13-hundred block of West Route 66 near Woodlands Village Boulevard at around 6:55 p.m. There was no crosswalk at the scene and James failed to yield to traffic. He was hit by a white Chevy utility van. James was taken to Flagstaff Medical Center where he died from his injuries. Investigators are trying to determine whether or not other factors contributed to the cause of the accident.

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Fee Free Day Coming Up Saturday At The Nation’s National Parks Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:30:17 +0000 Full Story]]> This weekend is another fee free day to our national parks. Saturday is National Public Lands Day. As part of the celebration, the National Parks Service has waived the entrance fees nationwide, including the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is celebrating Bike Your Park Day on Saturday and they will hold a ceremonial bike ride on the newly completed section of Greenway Trail. The event starts at 9:15 a.m. at the north roundabout in Tusayan. This is the last fee free day until Veterans Day in November.

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Victims Identified In Deadly Weekend Accident In Prescott Valley Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:24:16 +0000 Full Story]]> The names have been released who were involved in a deadly accident Saturday morning in Prescott Valley. DPS officials say 26-year-old Dexter Purley of Humboldt was driving a blue Chevy pickup on Highway 89A near Mingus Mountain just after 2 a.m. when it left the road and started to roll over. Purley and 49-year-old Theodore Simpson also of Humboldt, were both ejected. Authorities say both were taken to Honor Health North Mountain. Purley died at the hospital while Simpson was treated for serious injuries. Neither man was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

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Man In His 80s With A Gun Confronts A Burglar In His House Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:58:31 +0000 Full Story]]> A man in his 80s took matters into his own hands early Saturday morning in his house in Cornville. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say the elderly man woke up to a sound of someone in his house in the 56-hundred block of East Whisper Ridge at around 4:30 a.m. The man grabbed his handgun and confronted the male suspect and ordered him to the floor. The man went to get a phone and that’s when the suspect escaped. The suspect remains at large and none of the man’s property was taken. The suspect is a Hispanic man in his 20s to 30s, average to tall height and is stocky, but not fat. If anyone has information on the suspect, call the Yavapai County Sheriff’s office or Yavapai Silent Witness.

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Juvenile Arrested In Connection With Prescott Valley Auto Burglaries Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:15:53 +0000 Full Story]]> A suspect in a number of Prescott Valley auto burglaries has been arrested. Police say they took a juvenile into custody early Saturday morning in the 66-hundred block of East Tenby in the Granville subdivision. Officers caught the young man as they were investigating a burglary in the area. As officers attempted to talk to the suspect, he began to run. He was taken into custody a short time later. The juvenile was a runaway, was intoxicated and had a probation warrant. He was carrying a duffle bag with him at the time, which contained several cell phones, garage door openers and knives. The suspect has been booked into the Yavapai County Juvenile Detention Facility on several counts connected with the incident. Police want to remind residents to make sure you lock your cars and homes at night.

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Strange Object Seen In Northern Arizona Skies Over The Weekend Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:35:00 +0000 Full Story]]> People around northern and eastern Arizona noticed a strange object in the sky on over the weekend, thinking it was a UFO, but it was actually a NASA weather balloon. NASA officials say the X-Calibur was launched from Fort Sumner, New Mexico Saturday and went as high as 128-thousand feet before landing at the Arizona-New Mexico border near Springerville yesterday. The balloon traveled for just over 27-hours. According to the mission’s twitter account, the balloon’s goal was to study astrophysics of black hole binaries, neutron stars, gamma ray bursts and supermassive black holes and their jets.

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Fight Over The Hub Isn’t Finished Yet Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:16:46 +0000 Full Story]]> The fight over The Hub, the proposed student housing complex set to be built in the southside neighborhood of Flagstaff isn’t finished yet. Lawyers for Stand Up for Flagstaff and 120 Cottage Place have filed a complaint for special action with the Coconino County Superior Court, asking it to overturn the decision of the Flagstaff Board of Adjustment to allow construction of the project to proceed. The group is following up with its argument with the Board of Adjustment saying there is a zoning issue with it. The Hub is a 591-bed complex that is geared toward college students and is set to be built at the corner of Mikes Pike and Phoenix Avenue, which was cleared in July.

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DPS Looking For A Missing Man, Last Seen In Seligman Mon, 19 Sep 2016 01:21:13 +0000 Full Story]]> A man with mental health issues has been missing since Thursday where he was last seen in Seligman. DPS officials say Johnathan Richard Hemer was driving on U.S. 93, when he became separated from the person he was with. The next day, officials found the truck he was in abandoned on the side of the road out of gas. Authorities believe Hemer walked into the desert and either got a ride to Nevada or is still in Arizona. Hemer is reportedly a paranoid schizophrenic and has a history of drug use. He is a white male, about five-foot-eight inches tall, weighs 120 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing Redwing-type boots and jeans. If anyone has information on his whereabouts, call DPS.

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Smoke From Fires South Of Flagstaff Drifts Into The City And Surrounding Areas Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:12:25 +0000 Full Story]]> Smoke from a pair of lightning-caused fires south of Flagstaff is drifting into the city and surrounding areas. Coconino National Forest officials say the fires are burning and winds Sunday blew smoke into Flagstaff and cities south of town. The Fulton Fire is burning on the Tonto National Forest and has burned 175 acres and has created traffic issues over the Mogollon Rim on Highway 260. The Pinchot Fire is burning on the Coconino National Forest and that has burned 20 acres and is eight-and-a-half miles from Clints Well. The National Weather Service is calling for a chance of showers and thunderstorms, which could keep smoke from drifting into Flagstaff tomorrow.

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NAU Gets First Win Of The Season In A Romp Over New Mexico Highlands Sun, 18 Sep 2016 02:25:09 +0000 Full Story]]> The NAU Lumberjacks picked up their first win of the season Saturday with a 73-3 whipping of the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys Saturday in the home-opener in the Skydome. Quarterback Case Cookus was 14-of-25 for 296 yards and seven touchdowns. Five of those went to wide receiver Emmanuel Butler, who had 99 yards receiving for the game. Both Cookus and Butler tied the school record for most touchdowns thrown and received in a game respectively. Elijah Marks had another big game with 143 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Freshman running back Joe Logan also scored a touchdown on his first two carries as a Lumberjack. He finished with nine carries for 173 yards. The Jacks finished the game with 686 yards of total offense. NAU now begins the Big Sky season as they face the Eastern Washington Eagles next Saturday in the Skydome for family weekend. Kickoff is at 4 p.m.

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Flagstaff, Coconino Both Get Home Wins Friday Night Sat, 17 Sep 2016 06:10:04 +0000 Full Story]]> Both the Flagstaff Eagles and Coconino Panthers picked up wins at home Friday night. The Eagles used big plays and tough defense to beat the Cortez Colts 47-14 for homecoming in the Skydome. Christian Singleton threw for two touchdowns and John Switala had two rushing touchdowns to lead Flagstaff to the win. Meanwhile at Cromer Stadium, Coconino and Mohave were in a shootout, with the Panthers winning 54-48. The Eagles improve to 3-1 on the season and will take on the Bradshaw Mountain Bears in the Skydome next Friday night in a key Grand Canyon Region matchup. The Panthers improve to 2-2 and 1-0 in region play and will head east on Interstate-40 next Friday night to take on the Winslow Bulldogs.

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