Emery Cowan, Arizona Daily Sun

Emery Cowan

Arizona Daily Sun

Flagstaff, AZ, United States

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Past articles by Emery:

Fourth time’s a charm? NAU sets out on new climate action planning effort

Six months after the City of Flagstaff approved its first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, Northern Arizona University is embarking on its own effort to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint → Read More

Flagstaff district shows improvement in AzMERIT results

Preliminary standardized test scores have been released for schools around the state and they show that while Flagstaff Unified School District students again fell below the state average, the district → Read More

NAU professor rounds up thousands of samples to map ticks carrying Lyme, other diseases

Over the past two years, Nathan Nieto’s lab at Northern Arizona University received a lot of packages — more than 12,000, to be precise. → Read More

Smoky skies due to managed fires

Smoky skies in Flagstaff Thursday afternoon and evening are due to a number of lightning caused fires that land managers are monitoring and allowing to burn for the good of → Read More

Coconino County sheriff's policy on ICE holds survives initial round of federal court challenge

A preliminary order issued by a federal judge earlier this month has found that Coconino County Sheriff Jim Driscoll doesn’t appear to be violating state or federal law by complying → Read More

Multiple lightning-caused fires spring up around Flagstaff, Grand Canyon region

Monsoon thunderstorms have sparked several lightning caused fires around Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. Land managers are suppressing some and letting others burn to consume forest debris and bring other → Read More

Havasupai campground closed until end of August after flooding

The campground on the Havasupai reservation, deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon, will be closed to visitors until the end of August. → Read More

Hot temperatures to start the week in Flagstaff

A lull in the monsoon pattern will bring sunnier skies and hotter temperatures to Flagstaff in the first half of this week. Daytime temperatures are forecast to be 5 to → Read More

CD1's Republican primary candidates on coal power, transportation and DACA

Among the three GOP candidates vying to unseat Democrat Tom O’Halleran in Congressional District 1, northern Arizona has scant representation. → Read More

Deluge of monsoon moisture brings flooding to Flagstaff

The monsoon storm that swept over Flagstaff on Sunday amounted to a 100-year event, according to the National Weather Service. → Read More

Dozens gather for Randy Wilson's celebration of life

An editor who had an unwavering commitment to community journalism, civil discourse and rigorous reporting. A man who, as a child, was the ringleader for neighborhood games but always made → Read More

Air ambulance costs jump nearly 50 percent

One moment, Cynthia Bowers was driving her quad through the forest south of Mormon Lake. The next, she was coming to consciousness after being thrown from the off-road vehicle and → Read More

Flash floods force evacuations, closures on Havasupai Reservation

Monsoon-related flash flooding that hit the Havasupai village of Supai on Wednesday and Thursday have forced the closure of the popular Grand Canyon destination to visitors for at least a → Read More

Kaibab, Coconino to lift most forest closures and restrictions starting Wednesday

Starting Wednesday morning, the Coconino and Kaibab national forests will lift all fire restrictions south of the Grand Canyon and will rescind the seven area closures that have been in → Read More

Snowbowl seeks full exemption to forest closure barring public access

Five weeks after extreme fire danger led the Forest Service to close six large areas of the Coconino National Forest, the decision is receiving political heat fueled largely by its → Read More

Test of Oak Creek Canyon siren system planned for Thursday

Emergency managers plan to test the emergency siren system in Oak Creek Canyon at approximately 10 a.m. Thursday. → Read More

As climate warms, longtime residents remember a snowier Flagstaff

As the rest of the world has heated up over the past 30 years due to planet-warming carbon emissions, Flagstaff has followed suit. From 1988 to 2017, the average temperature → Read More

For some Flagstaff dads, Father's Day could be spent on the fireline

With its mid-June date, Father’s Day in Flagstaff has its pros and cons. → Read More

Pre-evacuation lifted for Blue Ridge-area homes

A pre-evacuation order has been lifted for homes in the Blue Ridge area after firefighters were able to stop forward progress and establish firm lines around a wildfire burning near → Read More

In the midst of drought, volunteers bring food and water to Gray Mountain wild horses

GRAY MOUNTAIN — From U.S. Highway 89, the horses that roam around the Gray Mountain area are little more than dark dots punctuating the landscape of brownish gray grass and → Read More