KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
1:20 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Fire Ignites at the Base of Mt. Elden

According to officials with the Coconino National Forest, crews are responding to a small fire at the southeast base of Mt. Elden in Flagstaff. Currently, it's less than one acre in size and is burning north of the Flagstaff Ranger District office on Highway 89. Smoke will likely be noticeable from town. KNAU will report more information as it becomes available.

KNAU and Arizona News
11:48 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Signal Outage Wednesday in Verde Valley

APS has rescheduled a power outage affecting KNAU's Verde Valley Service. The repair work will take place from 8am Wednesday morning and continue until as late as 4pm. As a result, our transmitters on Mingus Mountain will lose powerand our signals on 102.5 and 103.3 will be forced off the air. We regret the inconvenience and suggest tuning to 88.7 for new and classical or streaming KNAU New/Talk online at KNAU.org.

KNAU and Arizona News
11:00 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Junipine Fire Starts in Oak Creek Canyon

Junipine Fire Evening Update, Mon June 16:

According to the Coconino National Forest, the Junipine Fire is 12 acres and 25 percent contained. It has been moving toward the Slide Fire burn area, but also south in an area that had not previously burned. About 60 to 70 personnel are on scene.

The fire was reported at 3:15 p.m. on Monday and its cause is thought to have been a downed power line, though that's not confirmed yet. Officials are cautiously optimistic that the fire will be contained by the end of the day Tuesday.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:08 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Red Flag Warning in Place for all of Northern Arizona

Credit ktvn.com

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for Monday until 8 p.m. for virtually all of northern Arizona. Strong winds and low humidity are expected throughout the day and could create conditions highly prone to wildfire.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:00 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

Jack Fire Updates

A map of the Jack Fire as of noon on Sun, June 15
Credit Courtesy

Update, 10:34 p.m., Sun, June 15:

The Jack Fire is 90 percent contained and 1,175 acres. There are 151 personnel on scene battling the blaze. The fire is smoldering and no further movement is predicted.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:02 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

NAU Presidental Finalist Visits Flagstaff's Mountain Campus

Rita Cheng (second from left) speaks with the media Thursday afternoon on the NAU campus. Also pictured are Arizona Board of Regents members: Chair Rick Myers (left), Treasurer LuAnn Leonard (second from right), and Vice Chair Mark Killian.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

Yesterday, Rita Cheng, the finalist to become the next president of Northern Arizona University visited the Flagstaff mountain campus. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, she addressed the challenges of an expanding higher education environment.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:39 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Brain Food: Space Shuttle Commander Mark Kelly Comes to Flagstaff

Former commander of the Space Shuttle Endeavor Mark Kelly.
Credit Politico

Astronaut Mark Kelly says New York’s Times Square is the brightest place on Earth when looking down from space. After that, the next brightest is the Strip in Las Vegas. What may not be readily seen from space is Flagstaff, the first International Dark Sky City. That’s a designation he and his wife, former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, fully support. Kelly recently spoke on the campus of Northern Arizona University.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Doctor Shortages Cause Delays for the V.A.

The Northern Arizona V.A. Health Care in Flagstaff.
Credit prescott.va.gov

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country are experiencing a lack of doctors. As Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, the situation is causing delays at these facilities.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:49 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Grand Canyon National Park Implements Fire Restrictions

Credit cicotello.com

Beginning at 8 a.m. on Fri, June 13, Grand Canyon National Park will implement heightened fire restrictions due to the increased risk of wildfire. This applies to all areas within the park, including residential areas, except for the Colorado River corridor.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:10 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

NAU Announces Finalist For Presidency

Rita Cheng, poised to become the new president of Northern Arizona University
Credit Southern Illinois University

The Arizona Board of Regents today announced the final candidate in its search for the next president of Northern Arizona University. As Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris reports, Rita Cheng, current Chancellor at Southern Illinois University is poised to take over the post.

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