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Reducing the Risk of Wildfire with Forest Restoration Efforts

With the Museum Fire threatening East Flagstaff and the Timberline areas as this article is being written, it reminds us of the ever-increasing threat of catastrophic wildfire and post-wildfire flooding. Coconino County has created a Forest Restoration Initiative in recognition that the most effective way to reduce these threats is through thinning the forest. In […]

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Preparing Businesses, Residents, Visitors for Wildfire Season 

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has identified the threat of catastrophic wildfire and post-wildfire flooding as the number one safety threat in the county. As we approach the fire season, being prepared for the threat of wildfire, despite the above normal winter precipitation, is always a vital step for people in Coconino County.  As […]

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Celebrating County Government Month

 According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word “county” can be traced to the late 14th century English term for “shire, a definite division of a country or state for political and administrative purposes.”  Counties have been providing essential services to people for more than 500 years and are almost as old as the Magna […]

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Keeping Roads Safe During Snow Season

Snow season is back in Coconino County. After 2018 gave us one of the driest winters (and severe fire seasons) in recent memory, it’s great to be experiencing what we hope will continue to be a robust snow season. We are off to a great start this winter. Coconino County Public Works started the season […]

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CASA of Coconino County Honors Those Who Continue to Serve

CASA of Coconino County is celebrating Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11 by honoring CASA volunteers who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and continue to serve their community by speaking up for children who have been abused or neglected. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers are everyday members of the community who are specially […]

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Vanpools: Keeping Coconino County on the Move

Coconino County’s Citizen Survey confirmed that transportation issues are a top priority for our residents. While the primary focus is on roads and road maintenance, transit is an important piece of the overall transportation picture in our communities. Transit provides a valuable connection to jobs, health care and education. Coconino County is a member agency […]

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Staying Healthy Throughout the School Year

Parents of school-aged children know that getting kids ready for school involves more than a new wardrobe and backpack filled with school supplies – it also involves back to school vaccinations. The county plays an important role in public health and now, with the start of school, is a good time to remind people about […]

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