Flagstaff, AZ – Many Arizona communities are struggling to save their natural and historic treasures as state parks face severe budget cuts. Flagstaff's Riordan Mansion is set to close later this month along with Winslow's Homolovi Ruins and Lyman Lake in Saint Johns. As Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports some of the parks may not have enough financial support to survive this economic crisis.
Flagstaff, AZ – From the Grand Canyon to the Navajo Nation, snow shoveling has become a familiar sound over the last week. For days, people across northern Arizona have been digging-out from one of the strongest winter storms on record. But, all that snow has led to serious concerns about roof collapses, particularly in Flagstaff. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – While Flagstaff was certainly hit hard by last week's storms, residents of the Navajo Nation were really slammed. Hundreds of residents remain stranded, relying on air drops of food, water and hay from the Arizona and Nevada National Guard. Livestock have been having a tough time, as well. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl spoke with Lena Fowler, Emergency Coordinator for the Tuba City Incident Command Center about current conditions.
Flagstaff, AZ – Last week's big snow storm in Northern Arizona created brutal conditions on Navajo and Hopi land. Gillian Ferris Kohl, reporter and Morning Edition host at KNAU, Arizona Public Radio, gives us an update.
Flagstaff, AZ. – Intro) Flagstaff's political season is officially underway. The first of several candidate forums was held yesterday at the Orpheum Theatre. Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer has more.
Phoenix, AZ – The governor declared a state of emergency for Coconino, Apache, Navajo, Gila and Maricopa counties. That moves frees up $200,000 to be used to pay for emergency responses as well as aid in recovery once the storm passes.
(We are concerned, of course, about the whole state. But with the snow and the rain up there, it will be a situation that really needs an assessment when we can see what has taken place over the evening.)
Flagstaff, AZ – Early last month the Coconino County Sheriff's Office, with the help of several other agencies, rescued 40 people stranded in the snow. It was a multi-thousand-dollar operation. But it cost the victims nothing. In northern Arizona most rescues are free but some believe unprepared outdoor enthusiasts should have to pay for their rescues. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has this story.