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.
Flagstaff, AZ – Voters on the Navajo Nation will decide tomorrow (today) whether to drastically reduce the size of their legislative branch, and whether to grant the tribe's president line item veto power. The election has sharply divided people on the country's largest Indian reservation. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today (yesterday) that there will be additional high flow experiments conducted at Glen Canyon Dam. The artificial floods are designed to rebuild sandbars and beaches along the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.
The last high flow experiment was held in March of 2008. Two jet tubes at the base of the gigantic dam were opened for two and a half days, releasing 300 thousand gallons of water per second.