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4:22 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

Roof clearing enforced

Flagstaff AZ – Due to conditions resulting from sever winter weather, the City of Flagstaff, Coconino County and the State of Arizona have issued formal Emergency Declarations.
Owners & occupants of buildings with flat roofs are required to clear (and keep clear) snow and ice accumulations from their rooftops in order to avoid dangerous conditions. The City reserves the right to close buildings that fail to comply with this order.

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4:19 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

ADOT says no major structural damage to highways, bridges

Flagstaff AZ – ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel says assessments will continue as
long as runoff continues, and he says engineers will check bridge
supports once stream levels go down.

Nintzel says motorists can expect plenty of potholes and other
rough spots on highways due to runoff and slides.

He says repair costs will be a problem because of the state's
budget troubles.

The department already was stretching to cover snowplowing costs
and was selling vehicles to raise cash.

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12:57 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

Roofs Collapsing

Flagstaff AZ – Flagstaff police Lt. Ken Koch says no injuries have been reported. He says the damage ranges from roof collapses at a fabric store and bookstore to leaky roofs at restaurants and compromised structural integrity at other buildings.

He says authorities and structural engineers are conducting building inspections Friday.

He advised employees against getting on rooftops to shovel snow without an inspection. Flat roofs are most at risk for damage.

A powerful winter storm has dumped around 4 feet of snow in the Flagstaff area this week.

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12:08 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

Boy presumed dead

Flagstaff AZ – Yavapai County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn says the boy's parents tried to bring the sick child to a hospital during a powerful storm on Thursday night.

The parents loaded the boy and his 8-year-old sister into a pickup truck at their home about 70 miles north of Phoenix. Floodwaters disabled the truck and pushed it off the road.

The mother somehow made it to higher ground, while the father and two children got into the truck's bed.

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12:06 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

Sky Harbor Flight Information

Flagstaff AZ – Flights at Sky Harbor were severely curtailed Thursday afternoon because of high winds from a winter storm that dumped heavy rain and deep snow on much of Arizona and California.

But airport communications center supervisor Kris Commerford says normal airport operations resumed late Thursday night with major carriers arriving and taking off.

Southwest Airlines canceled all arriving and departing flights at Sky Harbor on Thursday afternoon and also canceled flights in Tucson, Ariz., and at Southern California airports.

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5:42 pm
Tue January 19, 2010

NWS predicts one of top five storms this week

Flagstaff, AZ – National Weather Service officials predict this week's snowstorm to rank among the top five biggest in northern Arizona history. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.

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1:24 pm
Thu January 7, 2010

Delay in payment from state causes university system trouble

Flagstaff, AZ – The Arizona Board of Regents drafted a letter to send to Governor Jan Brewer today that states the Arizona University system cannot function if the state continues to defer payments.

Last month the state was unable to pay the universities their monthly installment of about 75 million dollars from its general fund. This usually results in double payment the following month.

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8:52 am
Fri December 18, 2009

APS rate increase maximizes energy savings

Flagstaff, AZ – APS will have to reduce the amount of energy it uses and increase its' use of renewable energy sources. This is expected to produce more than 20 percent energy savings over the next ten years.

By 2015 Arizonans will be using 1.7 million mega watt hours from renewable sources, nearly double what is being used now.

Kristin Mayes, Arizona Corporations Commission Chairwoman says the measure will put Arizona on the right track to advance sustainable efforts while also offering benefits to APS customers.

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1:05 pm
Wed December 16, 2009

Property Tax Hike for Coconino County Residents

Flagstaff, AZ – The Coconino County Board of Supervisors yesterday passed a new 18 percent property tax increase as a way to counteract massive state budget cuts. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.

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12:57 pm
Wed December 16, 2009

Navajos vote to cut council size

Flagstaff, AZ – Navajo people voted overwhelmingly yesterday to drastically reduce the size of the tribal council, and to give their president line item veto authority. It was the first time ballot initiatives have ever been brought directly to tribal members.

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