Coconino Girls, Boys, Flagstaff Girls Hoops Ranked High In First 4A Rankings

The first AIA high school basketball rankings are out. On the boys side in the 4A, the Coconino Panthers are ranked ninth with an unbeaten 5-0 record heading into tonight. Bradshaw Mountain is 14th, followed by Prescott at 17, Flagstaff at 26, Lee Williams at 37, Mingus at 40 and Mohave at 43. On the […]

Coconino Ranked 4th, Flagstaff 11th In The Latest 4A Football Rankings

Friday Football

Both Flagstaff and Coconino landed in the top-16 of the 4A rankings released Tuesday. The Coconino Panthers are the fourth-ranked team in 4A and the 13th-ranked team in the Open Division. The Panthers sit comfortably in fourth, nearly two-full points up on American Leadership Academy Queen Creek and just a shade under Cactus for third. […]

Coconino Wins, Flagstaff Upset By Prescott Under The Friday Night Lights

Friday Football

It was a great night for Coconino, a not so good night for Flagstaff Friday at Cromer Stadium at Coconino High School. The unbeaten Panthers racked up 510 yards of total offense, 408 on the ground, to shutout Mohave 56-0 in an afternoon game. Zach Bennett had 13 carries for 102 yards and two touchdowns […]

Coconino, Kaibab National Forests To Re-Enter Stage One Fire Restrictions Friday

The Coconino and Kaibab national forests will head back into Stage One fire restrictions Friday morning. They will join Prescott National Forest, who will also go into fire restrictions again this week. Under the restrictions, fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood stoves are prohibited, except within a developed recreation site. Smoking is also prohibited, except […]

Red Flag Warning In Effect Today For Areas Of Coconino And Yavapai Counties

A Red Flag Warning is in effect Thursday for portions of western Coconino and Yavapai counties. Affected areas include Prescott, Prescott Valley, Valle and Seligman. The warning covers portions the Coconino, Kaibab and Prescott national forests. The National Weather Service says winds are expected to be 15-to-25 miles per hour with gusts up to 35 […]

Coconino, Kaibab National Forests To Enter Stage Two Fire Restrictions Saturday

Stage Two fire restrictions will go into effect on the Coconino and Kaibab national forests Saturday. The order prohibits the “igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, including charcoal grills and barbecues, as well as coal and wood burning stoves.” Campers or visitors to the forest can still use propane stoves, grills or lanterns. […]

Unemployment Rates Skyrocket In Northern Arizona Due To The COVID-19 Pandemic

KAFF News

Unemployment rates have skyrocketed in Northern Arizona during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Office of Economic Opportunity, Coconino County’s unemployment rate more than doubled from 8.1-percent in March to 16.9-percent in April with just over eight-thousand new unemployment insurance claims in 2020. Yavapai County saw the biggest jump in numbers with the jobless rate […]