Thursday, October 15, 2020
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Flu season is here, and with the added pandemic, questions loom about the flu shot. NAZ Today's Nicholas Bratcher reports on the options available, and what students are saying about the current flu season. READ MORE

The North Pole Experience, ran out of Little America Hotel, has postponed its holiday festivities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although safety and health regulations were maintained upon opening, Little America Hotel decided to honor tickets purchased this 2020 season for the 2021 season. READ MORE

With the general election less than a month away, we talked to the Flagstaff Police Department about how they’re preparing for election day. Sgt. Charles Hernandez says that FPD expects all voters to act responsibly and in line with the law. READ MORE

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

This past Tuesday the Flagstaff Unified School District governing board decided that they will transition to in-person learning throughout all schools in Flagstaff. The board approved covid-19 benchmarks that must be met before any face to face learning occurs. NAZ Today’s Christian Ayala sp… READ MORE

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

NAZ Today’s Tori Smith reports on the dry conditions around all of northern Arizona have led to quicker spreading fires caused by human activity. Neil Chapman, Forest Health Supervisor explains they have not conducted any prescribed fires, and are not planning on it due to COVID and the rapi… READ MORE

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Local businesses are an important part of the Flagstaff community, and among the hardest hit by the COVID pandemic. In the first of a series of profiles on local businesses, we start off with a downtown boutique called the Rainbow’s End. Store owner and founder Miranda Sweet came to Flagstaf… READ MORE

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Following Northern Arizona University’s reopening and switch to in-person instruction, members of the Flagstaff community have reacted in different ways. Vice Mayor, Adam Shimoni, participated in several community protests during the Summer season, and has been a large voice in the safety dr… READ MORE

NAZ Today’s Tori Smith brings us the latest on the newest addition to Snowbowl. The new Agassiz chairlift. The original chairlift has been there since 1961 and has been replaced three times. The new lift will be called a “combination lift” and consist of gondolas and open chairs. Snowbowl Ge… READ MORE

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Monday, April 13, 2020
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

NAZ Today's Aaron Vitatoe gives an update on the spread on the Coronavirus in Coconino County, as well as recent restrictions. As of Tuesday (3/26) afternoon, the Arizona Department of Health Services has reported 326 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state, with 18 of those in Coconino… READ MORE

Monday, March 16, 2020

Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans issued a sweeping proclamation Monday night that orders the closure of entertainment venues, dine-in restaurants, bars, libraries, museums, bowling alleys, gyms, coffee houses, food courts and similar businesses. The move comes as cities and states across the coun… READ MORE

A  gasoline tanker caught fire on eastbound I-40 near the Butler overpass Monday night, with flames visible throughout the city. DPS officers say the driver made it out beforehand and is okay. Her husband joined her in the hospital. Eastbound traffic is now open on the freeway.  READ MORE

Sunday, March 15, 2020
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The AZ Student Association held a rally on NAU’s campus to protest House Bill 2461, a bill aimed at college students. The bill in question was introduced by Flagstaff State Representative Bob Thorpe with the intention of redefining residency to exclude dormitories or temporary addresses. Kyl… READ MORE

As a result of the Coronavirus spreading across the globe, universities are having to compensate. NAU is saying that if the coronavirus makes its way to Flagstaff, the university will shut down. All in-person classes will be switched to online. This threat is being closely monitored, but stu… READ MORE

Monday, March 09, 2020
Thursday, March 05, 2020

Flagstaff Police are still unraveling a child abuse case that left 6-year-old Deshaun Jayden dead. The boy was found malnourished and in a closet. The three suspects involving his mother, father and grandmother were arrested Monday afternoon for first-degree felony homicide and two counts of… READ MORE

NAU President Rita Cheng hosted her spring forum to discuss the urgency of being prepared for the possible arrival of the Coronavirus to Flagstaff. Inviting a panel of community health specialists they discuss exactly what is being done here at NAU and Coconino County. READ MORE

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Three Flagstaff residents are in jail following the death of a six year old boy. A call was placed to the cops around noon on Monday about the child being unresponsive. He was pronounced dead on the scene later on. The boy was found in a closet with his seven-year-old brother, both appearing… READ MORE

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

With Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein behind bars, many people are asking one question: was justice served? After being acquitted on two of the most serious charges, many believe the verdict did not do the survivors justice. However, Daisy Ornelas, a local expert in Flagstaff and a surviv… READ MORE

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Jerrad Bigman was arrested after allegedly being combative and ramming a police car three times during a chase through Flagstaff neighborhoods. Police said Bigman was suspected of being intoxicated and trying to start fights in a strip mall parking lot before the car chase. NAZ Today’s Chris… READ MORE

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Coconino National Forest has updated a forest order that restricts an additional 25,000 acres near residential areas from camping and camp fires. Reporter Cristiana Ramos talked to Public Affairs officer Brady Smith who says the forest order will help reduce the number of wildfires in Flagst… READ MORE

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The two-lane bridge over I-40 on Fourth Street in Flagstaff will soon be transformed to a more pedestrian-friendly, five-lane bridge. The city is working with the Arizona Department of Transportation to expand the bridge and make it similar to the existing bridge that sits over the train tra… READ MORE

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Yesterday was the sentencing hearing for Steven Jones, a former NAU student who shot and killed Collin Brough, and injured 3 other students in 2015. NAZ Today Reporter Quannah Arnold was at the Courthouse and spoke with Defense Attorney Burges Mccowan about the case. READ MORE

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

After more than four years since the shooting on NAU's campus left three injured and one dead, the shooter was sentenced to six years in prison. Steven Jones took a plea deal last month that negated the need for a second trial, after the first one ended with a hung jury more than two years ago. READ MORE

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded Northern Arizona's public transit "Mountain Line" an $87,000 grant to fund human trafficking awareness and prevention efforts. CEO and General Manager of Mountain Line Erika Mazza says the grant will be used to educate the public and transit o… READ MORE

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

A single shot was fired last Saturday into the store, and no injuries were reported. Authorities are still looking for a suspect and say they have no motive. A bullet fragment was recovered in the store, but the store manager believes that the bullet was fired randomly with no intended target. READ MORE

NAU hosted a statewide Climate Summit partnering with ASU and UArizona this past weekend. The summit brought together indigenous leaders, students, and researchers to fight climate change for the next seven generations. ASU Senior Sustainability Scientist Jennifer Vanos says that issues can'… READ MORE

Monday, April 29, 2019

Bearizona has a new resident in Cleo the Fennec fox. She's learning positive reinforcement training with help from staff at the wildlife park. Super worm rewards are motivating Cleo to have safe behavior around visitors.  READ MORE

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Lowell Observatory is celebrating its 125th year by adding new ways for the public to look at the stars. A new building will have six new telescopes and it will roll on rails every evening to reveal the telescopes. Dannielle Adams, Deputy Director of Marketing and Communication at Lowell Obs… READ MORE

Friday, April 19, 2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019

This is Water Awareness Month, and Flagstaff is doing its part to increase awareness of the need save water. Flagstaff Water Conservation Manager Tamara Lawless says the city is hosting rainwater harvesting workshops, spreading the word on social media and meeting with the public at local events. READ MORE

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Meet Sahaba, a mature dog looking for a forever home. She been at the Coconino Humane Association for almost five. Sahaba is energetic, and loves to run or go for walks. Sahaba had seven puppies, but they have now been adopted and it's time for her to find a home. READ MORE

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Teacher of the week, Christine Sapio, expresses to her students that science is fun. To accomplish this she likes to change up the curriculum and have her students participate, which are key components. Sapio said, that if students don't have that "Eureka" moment that they won't have anythin… READ MORE

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