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.
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.
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.
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.
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.