Beginning this year, high school seniors in Arizona will have to clear another hurdle before winning their diplomas.
Despite a wet monsoon season, Flagstaff is still in a drought.
The low water level has the city water department waiting for next spring.
Brad Hill, Director of Utilities for the City of Flagstaff reports that Upper Lake Mary is currently at 23% of its full capacity.
Hill says the 5-year-average at this time of year is 49%.
Lake Mary supplies about half of Flagstaff’s water supply, the other half coming from aquifers.
Hill says the lake isn’t filling because the forests soak up the water.
Flagstaff officials fired up a new solar panel installation on Tuesday.
The city has installed 2,000 solar panels spanning 4.3 acres, and has plans for more.
A celebratory crowd gathered to flip the switch on a new solar installation.
The array, out at the Wildcat Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant will provide 21% of the facility’s needs.
The city is working with an energy developer to offset the high energy costs of running the plant.
This is the first of three planned installations.
Developers have proposed setting up a sledding and tubing area on the south side of McMillan Mesa.
But on Tuesday, the Flagstaff city council voted to postpone a decision on leasing the land to the developers.
Cries of “Read it! Read it” from members of the public who gathered at City Hall have sent the Flagstaff City Council back to the books.
Their summer reading?
A proposal that would lease city property to developers of a SnoPark.