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

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Working from home can bring many challenges, but one hardship might have long-term damage, according to mental health expert Luci DeLong from Balance Mental Health and Wellness. This is due to the line between work and life being blurred, which can put extra pressure on us in our everyday lives. READ MORE

The Arizona Board of Regents will meet tomorrow to formally appoint the new NAU president, Dr. Jose Luis Cruz. Cruz was chosen last month as the finalist for the position after a nation-wide search. He's promised increases in university transparency, diversity, and support for students and s… READ MORE

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Personal protective equipment has started to gain attention from environmental protection groups. Masks, gloves and wipes have become the most popular litter recently and the pollution is causing concern. NAZ Today's Kaytlin Stevens spoke with a local volunteer, as well as the CEO & Pres… READ MORE

Tuesday, March 02, 2021
Sunday, February 28, 2021

With the pandemic affecting the restaurant and food industry, many are wondering how this has affected Food Banks. Helping those who need food assistance has become increasingly necessary, and has food banks busier than ever. NAZ Today's Kaytlin Stevens has the story. READ MORE

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Flagstaff’s mayor Paul Deasy has been in office for almost three months, and is already facing criticism. Council member Adam Shimoni highlighted Deasy’s inexperience in public office, saying how he’s already seen some concerning behaviors from the new mayor. READ MORE

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Today, we mourn a professor who helped make the Communication department at NAU what it is today. Dr. Dale Hoskins passed away on February 22 at the age 73 after a brief battle with cancer. He leaves behind a lasting legacy. READ MORE

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Despite being in a pandemic, NAU Theatre has found a way to safely perform a play completely remote through zoom! There are many trials and tribulations to putting on a virtual show, but NAU Theatre’s cast and crew of Fefu and Her Friends say they are more than excited to perform. READ MORE

The search for a new President of Northern Arizona University is nearing completion, as the Arizona Board of Regents announced the two finalists who have been invited to come to Flagstaff. Jose Luis Cruz, who is currently the Vice Chancellor and Provost for City University New York, is the f… READ MORE

While teaching online has been a challenge, teachers like Jordan Morales have learned to make the most of it. Working hard to keep her second grade class at Kinsey Elementary engaged, Morales said she's been putting a lot more energy into teaching. READ MORE

Flagstaff isn't the only city in Northern Arizona that is seeing growth that has split opinions from residents. Prescott is seeing a 2 percent annual growth rate that has some residents concerned and city official Bryn Stotler optimistic. READ MORE

After a year of Coronavirus, vaccinations -- tested and approved by the CDC -- are becoming widely available for larger portions of the population. However, skepticism has abounded around the effectiveness and safety of COVID-19 vaccines. READ MORE

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Earlier this month, Arizona voters passed Proposition 208, a ballot measure that taxes top earners in Arizona and redirects the funds to public education. FUSD Superintendent Mike Penca says this will be about $940 million statewide per year, and Flagstaff will receive about $6.3 million per… READ MORE

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