Prescribed Burns Underway In The Coconino National Forest

Coconino National Forest fire managers ignited two large prescribed burns Thursday. The Peaks Project burn is taking place about 15 miles north of Flagstaff, just northeast of the San Francisco Peaks. The burn is divided into seven separate sections and will burn just over 41-hundred acres total and last three-to-ten days. Smoke should move to […]

Fire Crews Will Conduct Pile Burns This Week In The Coconino National Forest

Forest service crews conducted another round of pile burns in and around Flagstaff Monday. Burns sent smoke into the air from fires set just north of the city, along the southwest base of Mt. Elden and south of Elden Lookout Road. Coconino National Forest officials say the burns are part of phase one of the […]

Authorities Arrest Kidnapping Suspect South Of Flagstaff Tuesday

Authorities arrested a kidnapping suspect south of Flagstaff Tuesday. Coconino County Sheriff’s deputies were attempting to find a male suspect and a female victim, who was reportedly forced into a vehicle along Interstate-17 in the late morning hours. At around noon, CCSO received a call from the Mustang Gas Station in Clints Well along Highway […]

Campers, CCSO Deputy Credited With Saving The Life Of A Woman After A UTV Accident

Campers and a Coconino County Sheriff’s deputy are being credited with saving the life of a person involved in a UTV rollover accident over Labor Day weekend near Clints Well. The accident happened last Saturday at around 1:30 p.m. when campers and Deputy Andrew Luna responded immediately as the accident happened right in front of […]

Pile Burns Starting On The Coconino National Forest

Fire managers on the Coconino National Forest have started conducting pile burns. Crews plan to burn 600 acres of piles on the base of Mount Elden through possibly Friday. Smoke should be seen from Flagstaff and move to the northeast. Parts of Dry Lake Hills, Schultz Pass and Doney Park could be affected by some […]

Coconino National Forest Looks To Increase Fees At A Few Campgrounds

The Coconino National Forest is seeking public input on proposed free implementation at eight campgrounds. The proposal would charge a ten-dollar fee at Clint’s Well and Kehl Springs. There is no fee at either campground currently. The plan will raise fees at other campgrounds. Blue Ridge would go from eight to 20 dollars, Elks Group […]

The Forest Service Closes Coldwater Fire Area Until September

Forest officials have closed the Coldwater Fire area temporarily until September 1st. The western boundaries of the closure are State Route 87 from the intersection of Forest Road 300 to the northeast intersection of State Route 87 and Forest Road 141, or about five miles. Fire crews have completed burnout operations on the fire and […]

Fire Managers Continue To Keep An Eye On The Coldwater Fire Near Clints Well

The Coldwater Fire continues to burn near Clints Well. Fire officials say over 58-hundred acres has burned from the lightning-caused fire. Flight operations had to be halted after a privately-owned drone was discovered flying over the fire on Saturday. Officials remind the public that it is illegal to operate a private drone near any wildfire […]

Fire Crews Continue Work On The Coldwater Fire Near Clints Well

Fire crews continue work on the Coldwater Fire burning four miles south of Clints Well on the Coconino National Forest. The fire was started by lightning last Thursday and has burned just under 23-hundred acres. The fire is being controlled to burn fuel in the area. Burnouts were set for today, but rain yesterday has […]