Thursday, October 21, 2021
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021

The circus has arrived to Flagstaff! The family run Cirque Legacy has been working hard setting up all the tents and equipment. Tonight is there opening night and they will remain open for three weeks until October 31st. READ MORE

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Reporter Nikki Selen talked to exchange coordinator Jacob L Butler and International exchange student Minke Hesen in order to understand how the exchange program is recovering after COVID They both shared their views and struggles about the exchange program, regulations and their experience … READ MORE

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Indigenous people’s day is a relatively new holiday which had been first declared in 1992 in Berkeley, California, and has since then been adopted by different cities throughout the country. Yet despite it’s fair share of supporters, many still refuse to recognize it, instead preferring to c… READ MORE

With the holidays just around the corner, Toys for Tots of Northern Arizona sets up to start their operations. However this year has been a bit more challenging for the organization as it struggles to find a place for their operations to take place. READ MORE

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

In 1971 an advocacy group was formed to address and aid the needs of indigenous people-- Native Americans For Community Action is still in operation 50 years later. And has grown to better serve the Flagstaff community and teach about Indigenous culture and the importance of wellness. READ MORE

The nation-wide call for protests against recent anti-abortion legislation was answered by local activists over the weekend. The Flagstaff Women's March gathered on Saturday in front of City Hall, and co-host Debra Block says organizers were pleased with the turnout. The protest was in oppos… READ MORE

Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Mountain Line is finalizing plans for a new Downtown Connection Center after receiving public comments. Stretching from Milton Road to Beaver Street, the new center will include an administrative building, 13 bus bays, and outdoor civic space. Mountain Line Deputy Manager Kate Morley say… READ MORE

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

As a result of the Smart and Safe Act passed in November, small town Snowflake has seen employment rates and tax revenue skyrocket, thanks to the cannabis industry. In order to provide safe and quality-driven cannabis, labs like OnPoint Laboratories in Snowflake are testing cannabis at 100 s… READ MORE

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The ongoing problem of NAU students parking at retail lots just out of campus, continues. The university sent out an email stating they will tow the cars that are parked where they don’t belong. Erin Stam with University Transit says there are still many parking permits available, and altern… READ MORE

Thursday, April 22, 2021

A small plane with two passengers went down near Williams on Sunday. The victims were identified as 37- year-old Timothy Michael Gill and 38-year-old Joylani Roseann Kamalu. Both passengers were produced dead at the scene and the cause of the crash is still being investigated by The National… READ MORE

Many companies and organizations have been forced to change and adapt over the pandemic. One of these organizations is the non-profit, Lowell Observatory. The Lowell Observatory has reopened with small group tours: by reservation. They are open during the day and night for different viewings… READ MORE

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Earth Day is this Thursday, but organizations around Flagstaff work year-round to protect the environment. The NAU Green Jacks hosted a week-long celebration called “Earth Jam” to spread awareness about sustainability on campus. Members Caroline Reed and Emily Hackett say that the Earth shou… READ MORE

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Through the early stages of the pandemic local organization, Threaded Together hit pause to help out the Flagstaff's community. Through 2020 Threaded Together has manufactured thousands of reusable masks and medical gowns for healthcare workers and locals. NAZ Today's Nancy Flores spoke with… READ MORE

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Friday, April 09, 2021

The Arizona Department of Health held a press conference today announcing the opening of a state vaccination site at the NAU Fieldhouse on April 19th. The state is working with Coconino County and other healthcare providers to distribute the Pfizer vaccine. Residents 16 and older can make ap… READ MORE

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Flagstaff residents expressed concerns after Mountain Line’s proposed civic space was shot down as-is. City Manager Gref Clifton said that he believes the current plan would take away valuable parking spaces for downtown businesses and could be too much of a financial burden. However, reside… READ MORE

With the dry and warm weather ahead, Coconino National Forest and Flagstaff fire fighters are preparing for a hard fire season. NAZ Today's Kaytlin Stevens spoke with Jeremy Human from the Forest Service and Neil Chapman with Flagstaff Fire Department about the concerns with the dry conditions. READ MORE

Coconino County is leading COVID vaccine distribution, with one of the highest rates statewide and nationwide. Over 40% of the county population has at least one vaccine. Director of Coconino Health & Human Services Kim Musselman says over 60,000 people have received one dose, and over 4… READ MORE

Flagstaff experienced a 3.3 magnitude earthquake in the early morning hours of April 7. The United States Geological Survey reported that the quake didn't cause any serious damage to the area. READ MORE

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

A project by the NAU Office of Sustainability, in partnership with the Green Fund, is working on a project to post stickers that dissuade people from wasting paper towels in campus restrooms. The stickers read “These Come From Trees,” and are being posted in over 90 buildings on campus. READ MORE

Friday, April 02, 2021
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

After a year since the start of the pandemic, the Arizona state senate voted to repeal any remaining restrictions to curb the Coronavirus. This prohibits government mask mandates and allows bars and restaurants to open their doors without restrictions. The proposal received unanimous support… READ MORE

DACA students, or Dreamers are starting to lose momentum when it comes to their citizenship. The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill, which is now in the Senate and is awaiting approval to allow an avenue for DACA recipients citizenship. NAZ Today's Nancy Flores spoke with DACA rec… READ MORE

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Earlier this year, the famed Museum Club closed its doors due to Covid related issues. But now there are new owners and The Zoo is back in business. It was purchased earlier this year by a local company called "The Zookeepers'' which is made up of local residents who want to bring the histor… READ MORE

Over the weekend, 56-year-old Vsevolod Predtechenskiy was reported missing after going to the Arizona Snowbowl to snowboard. The Coconino County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team as well as Snowbowl Ski Patrol responded to the case that at first light on Sunday morning and searched extensivel… READ MORE

The Flagstaff Unified School DIstrict officially broke ground Monday on their project to completely rebuild Killip Elementary School. The school, which is over 70 years old, has had its fair share of problems over the years and Killip Principal Joe Gutierrez said after a while, it just becam… READ MORE

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

After marking the one-year anniversary of ending school early, the Flagstaff Unified School District has opened back up to in-person education for most grades. FUSD Communications Director Zachery Fountain said the policies to keep students safe in this transition have been discussed since t… READ MORE

We sat down with Flagstaff Mayor Paul Deasy to talk about what’s going on in City Hall. Deasy talks about broadband internet access, alternative policing tactics, affordable housing, and the city’s aggressive climate action plan. He also gives us an inside look to the role of the mayor and c… READ MORE

Monday, March 22, 2021
Friday, March 19, 2021

We sat down with the next NAU president, Dr. Jose Luis Cruz. Dr. Cruz said his top priority coming into the job is to build a community, saying his presidency is about more than just him; it's about the community he serves. Cruz said he hopes this approach will build morale among faculty and… READ MORE

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The state legislature is reviewing House Bill 2770, which allows businesses around the state to ignore mask mandates. The Flagstaff City Council voiced opposition to the bill in a letter to the state senate, saying that not enough Arizonans are vaccinated to justify the relaxing of regulations. READ MORE

We sat down with Northern Arizona University's next president, Dr. Jose Luis Cruz, to discuss the presidential transition. Cruz started a commission, asking for community input through a portal sent in a mass email Wednesday morning. This, he said, is part of an effort to work with the commu… READ MORE

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

$1,400 stimulus checks are on their way for many Americans because of the American rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus relief plan passed last week in Congress. But in addition to the checks for individuals, states, counties, and even towns are receiving money to boost local economie… READ MORE

Flagstaff received more precipitation over the weekend, causing more people to go outside and play in the snow. Residents from Phoenix often drive up to Flagstaff to enjoy this winter weather. A friendly reminder: pick up your snow play trash and only play in permitted snow play areas. READ MORE

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic, movie theaters across the country have been closing for good. NAU creative film and media professors Bill Carter and Paul Helford say the movie theaters will always be around because of the fun experience people have. Many theaters have now opened with li… READ MORE

Last Wednesday Governor Doug Ducey signed an Executive Order for all public schools in Arizona to resume in-person classes. Flagstaff Unified School District is fully prepared to have their students begin March 22. NAZ Today's Kaytlin Stevens spoke with the district representative Zachery Fo… READ MORE

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