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

Friday, April 05, 2019
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Coconino High school’s robotics team, the Coconuts, traveled to California to receive an engineering inspiration award granted by NASA. The team won this award for motivating others in STEM education. Later this month the team will be traveling to Houston to compete with other robotics stude… READ MORE

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

This week's Teacher of the Week is someone who believes in gettiing out of her comfort zone, accepting tough challenges to grow. Killip Elementary's Linda Hart says she wants her students to keep learning by challenging themselves. She leads by example. READ MORE

Friday, March 15, 2019

 Wednesday evening Flagstaff’s Murdoch Center hosted a meet and greet for the City Manager candidates, directly addressing citizens and City Council members. Mayor Coral Evans explains the significance of the position as well as community engagement in the process. The last four potential ca… READ MORE

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Reba is an active female Shar-Pei/Terrier mix whot loves to play and be active with people. Although she is young, Reba is well behaved and suited for a family with older children. All she needs now is a forever home. Reba is available for adoption at High Country Humane READ MORE

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

While some families and kids head out of town for spring break, many will be looking for something for their children to do during school hours. Museum of Northern Arizona have special programs planned for those staying in Flagstaff over spring break. Jennifer Glennon, Discovery Program Mana… READ MORE

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Young puppy with playful spirits is looking for a forever home. The puppy's name is Kevin, and he is four and half-month-old American Pit Bull Mix. Kevin has spent already two months at Coconino Humane assosiation while he was recovering from K9 Distemper. But now, he recovered from disease,… READ MORE

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Ash Wednesday is a time of sacrifice until Easter. Father Matt Lowry said Ash Wednesday is more than just putting ash on your forehead. It is a reminder for Catholics that God is always there and to turn back because he has more blessings to give. This day is a reminder for people to be humb… READ MORE

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans visited the 6th graders of Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy (FALA). She wanted the students to understand that the youth have representation too, and that their voice matters.  READ MORE

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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