New Sawmill To Bring Around 200 New Jobs To Bellemont

NewLife Forest Restoration has officially opened itsNewLife new 425-thousand square foot sawmill and re-manufacturing facility at the old home of SCA in Bellemont. The high-production sawmill, which represents an $80 million capital investment in the area, is designed to manufacture lumber, engineered wood products, biomass and residuals. At full capacity, the facility will be the […]

Three Slightly Injured After A Semi-Truck Goes Off Eastbound I-40 Thursday Morning

Ponderosa Fire crews were called to a semi-truck accident Thursday morning on eastbound Interstate-40. When crews arrived at the accident between Bellemont and Parks at around 4:30 a.m., they found the truck down an embankment, on its side. Three people were inside, but had exited the cab with minor injuries. The truck was carrying a […]

Two Injured After A Semi-Truck Went Down A 60-Foot Embankment Off I-40 Near Bellemont

Ponderosa Fire crews responded to an accident on eastbound Interstate-40 Wednesday morning involving a tractor trailer. Officials say the semi-truck went down a 60-foot embankment at around 3:17 a.m. at milepost 189, between Flagstaff and Bellemont. DPS says the truck was heading westbound when for an unknown reason lost control and left the highway. When […]

CCSO Investigators Looking Into Two Abduction Attempts

Coconino County Sheriff’s officials are looking into two different reports of abduction attempts on young females in the Bellemont and Kaibab Estates West areas over the weekend. The first attempt occurred Saturday at around 6 p.m. in the area of Deer Springs and Greenfield in Bellemont. An unknown man approached and grabbed an eleven-year-old girl. […]

High-Speed Chase Starts In Bellemont, Ends In Flagstaff With Suspect Still At-Large

A high speed chase that started in Bellemont, ended in Flagstaff late Sunday night. DPS officials say a state trooper saw a vehicle traveling at around 100 miles-per-hour on eastbound Interstate-40 near Williams at around 10:39 p.m. The trooper attempted to pull the 2020 black Chevy Camaro over, but it continued toward Flagstaff. DPS backed […]

ADOT To Close I-40, In Both Directions, This Weekend In Bellemont

As crews continue replacing the bridge at the Bellemont traffic interchange along Interstate 40 west of Flagstaff, ADOT will close the interstate in both directions, under the bridge, this weekend and the overnight next Monday through Thursday. Traffic will detour along the off and on-ramps while the highway is closed at the Bellemont/Transwestern Road interchange. […]

ADOT To Close Eastbound I-40 Tonight In Bellemont For Bridge Work

ADOT crews will close eastbound Interstate-40 in Bellemont Monday night. The closure is needed to perform work on the overpass for the Bellemont/Transwestern Road interchange from 7 p.m. until midnight. Traffic will detour along the off and on-ramps while the highway is closed. The work being done will improve the bridge deck and pavement and […]

ADOT To Close I-40 Overnight In Bellemont For Overpass Work

Work is continuing on Interstate-40 in Bellemont. ADOT crews are making improvements on the Bellemont traffic interchange and need to close the interstate under the Bellemont exit overpass starting tonight. Officials say I-40 eastbound will close at the exit from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. I-40 westbound will be closed at the same time, but […]

Late May Storm Drops Up To Four Inches Of Snow In Some Areas Of Northern Arizona

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It’s May 23rd and Flagstaff and surrounding areas had another bout of snow. The National Weather Service says Flagstaff saw between one-and-three inches of snow. Bellemont had four inches and Williams had more than four inches. The storm is heading out and we will have sunny skies and warmer temperatures for the Memorial Day Weekend. […]

Man Killed Monday In Bellemont Has Been Identified

The man who was killed in Bellemont on Interstate-40 Monday morning has been identified. DPS says troopers were called to milepost 185 at Transwestern Road at around 7:26 a.m. after a man jumped from the bridge over the interstate and was hit by a passing car. The person has been identified as 42-year-old Issac Kappy […]