An early resident in the Flagstaff area was German Ludwig Veit (pronounced Wait) who homesteaded at 8,500 feet on a slope of Mt. Agassiz, one of the peaks of San Francisco Mountain. He received a patent to the 160-acre parcel in 1891. Two springs and a relatively flat area to farm prompted Veit to select the unlikely spot where he and his family lived for two decades. Their nearest human neighbors were five miles away in Hart Prairie or Fort Valley, many of whom were also of German descent. The property then became a bird study area and later, the Lamar Haines Memorial Environmental Study Area.Read More »
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A federal appeals panel Thursday upheld a lower court’s ruling that Arizona Snowbowl can use reclaimed water to make snow on federal land at the Flagstaff ski resort.Read More »
Arizona’s metro areas are at least four years away from returning to pre-recession employment levels, according to a report issued Wednesday.Read More »
FLAGSTAFF — Flagstaff police say there hasn't been a single murder in the city this year. If that holds true through December, it will be the first year since at least 1967 that a murder hadn't been committed in the mountain city.Read More »
The man at the eyepiece of the telescope is Percival Lowell, early day astronomer and founder of Flagstaff’s Lowell Observatory. He spent the better part of a lifetime probing the solar system — gazing into the lens of this Clark 24-inch refractor telescope (now a registered national historic landmark) from atop Mars Hill in Flagstaff.Read More »
A joint committee created to craft the Legislature’s recommendations to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission spent more than four hours on Monday listening to an airing of every grievance conservatives have with the redistricting process.
And in the end, it may not actually make any recommendations at all.
Beth Otterstein, a nurse practitioner at Planned Parenthood Arizona’s clinic here, says patients sometimes break down and cry when they hear the news: If they want abortions, they now have to travel to Phoenix for a 15-minute consultation with a doctor and then stay overnight to have the procedure. It’s an expense that some can’t afford, and no other facility in the area provides abortions.Read More »
Business, civic and religious groups will hold a conference Saturday in Flagstaff to examine alternatives for confronting Arizona's immigration woes.Read More »
Nine-year-old Jennifer Wilson was on vacation with her family in Flagstaff in June 1988 when she went for a bike ride and never came back.Read More »
The federal government is sending more than $29 million to Arizona to help pay for repairs to roads and highways caused by last year's storms and wildfires.Read More »