Flagstaff, AZ – About nine hundred homes have been evacuated in the Flagstaff area since the first fire broke out Saturday. More than 200 people have registered with the American Red Cross shelter. And fewer than a dozen were planning to sleep there Sunday night. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – Gail Santilli was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago. One year after completing her treatment, she was told that it had spread, or "metastasized", to her liver, lungs, and bones. It's not curable, but it is manageable. Santilli is keeping a radio diary for KNAU. This is the latest installment of Surviving Cancer an ongoing series.
Parks, AZ – People in the community of Parks worry about their homes as firefighters work to suppress a wildfire that continues to devour the forest nearby. The so-called Eagle Rock fire has burned more than a thousand acres of steep, dense forest about 11 miles northeast of Williams. With calm winds Thursday fire crews were expected to get a better handle on the blaze. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – The twice a day service from LAX to Flagstaff began in June of 2008. Three months later service was added to Prescott. Horizon's sudden decision to cancel the flights was a huge surprise to both cities. John Lauher is the Pulliam Airport Director in Flagstaff.
Prescott, AZ – For many years the Department Veterans Affairs didn't know what to do with someone who complained of war flashbacks. Only in the past year has the V-A mandated that all veterans with post traumatic stress disorder be offered a proven treatment. Here in northern Arizona the Prescott V-A is at the forefront in offering a promising PTSD therapy. A warning to listeners: the story does contain graphic descriptions of war. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has this report.
Flagstaff, AZ – Flagstaff voters passed the school district override and they approved the one cent sales tax but public school officials say they still need more money to fill its budget gap. The board will vote next week on whether to close some of its schools to save money. South Beaver Elementary, a historical and community landmark, is one of the schools targeted for closure. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has this story.
Flagstaff, AZ – Intro) a project designed to create affordable housing options in Flagstaff is officially underway. As Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer reports, a groundbreaking ceremony was held (this morning) (Yesterday) for the City of Flagstaff's Land Trust Program.