Coconino County

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has certified the results of the March 22 presidential preference election. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Flagstaff scientists have identified a rare strain of “flesh eating bacteria” in Coconino County. It’s the first time the “superbug” has been seen in Arizona.

Mark Henle/The Arizona Republic

Coconino County was only county in Arizona where Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders won in Tuesday’s presidential preference election. The Vermont Senator campaigned in Flagstaff during the week leading up to the vote. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

Authorities are looking for information on a recent string of small wildfires in Oak Creek Canyon.

The four fires set Monday and Tuesday in brush and pine needles were extinguished at less than a tenth of an acre each.

Coconino National Forest spokesman Brady Smith says authorities believe they were set deliberately along both sides of U.S. Highway 89A.

Authorities are asking the public to report any suspicious activity in the area at the time.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

Melissa Sevigny

Chemical deicer is commonly used to keep roads clear of snow and ice, and it makes travel safer. But it also kills ponderosa pines. The City of Flagstaff found that out when they experimented with deicer a few years ago. From the Arizona Science Desk, Melissa Sevigny reports on the tradeoff between public safety and environmental health . . . a tradeoff few cities in the nation have to make.