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Kaitlin Olson

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Astronauts land in Flagstaff to launch Festival of Science

The lights of the Coconino Community College Commons looked like stars in the night sky above astronaut Donald Pettit and astronaut candidate Jessica Watkins as they shared their NASA experiences → Read More

Sarah Cromer’s third grade class reunites 50 years later

Nearly 200 miles from her home in Bagdad, Arizona, 22-year-old Sarah Crook Wong found her home in Flagstaff just three months after graduating from newly named Northern Arizona University, when → Read More

Local students prepare for global climate strike in Flagstaff

On Friday, Sept. 20, people from 150 countries around the world will host a youth-centered global strike to bring awareness to climate change. Flagstaff is one of eight locations in → Read More

Fort Tuthill to add cell towers, city well next year

By spring 2020, Fort Tuthill could look a little different as the county and city strive to bring additional amenities to park visitors and nearby residents. → Read More

Bellemont 20-year plan nearing completion

After two years of planning, the land use document to guide Bellemont’s next 20 years is nearly complete, pending final approval from the Coconino County Board of Supervisors. → Read More

County Health and Human Services nationally accredited

Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) has received national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board, one of fewer than 300 health departments nationally to receive this designation. → Read More

Local organizations unite to preserve artifacts during disasters

For historians, archivists and librarians, protecting artifacts is a job requirement, especially in northern Arizona, where wildfires, snowstorms and other disasters increase the challenge of protecting the most fragile and → Read More

‘Virtual parking’ begins at NAU but problems remain

The windshields of vehicles parked at Northern Arizona University will be less cluttered this year as University Transit Services moves from permit stickers to “virtual parking.” → Read More

West Nile virus found in Flagstaff mosquitoes

A group of Flagstaff mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus, the first in the county this year, according to Coconino County Health and Human Services. → Read More

Flagstaff Medical Center launches orthopedics program

As of this summer, there are now three orthopedics practices competing for clients in Flagstaff, with the Flagstaff Medical Center’s almost 2-month-old program joining veteran providers Northern Arizona Orthopaedics and → Read More

NAU professors complete NCAA study on student concussion reporting

Shake it off. Get back out there. Be a man. → Read More

Landslide database shapes I-17 expansion

When driving between Flagstaff and Phoenix, certain hazards seem clear: wildlife darting across the road, vehicles recklessly zigzagging between lanes, flooding, wildfires and moving at 75 mph just feet from → Read More

Marshall PTO donates school supplies for all students, teachers

The traditional school supply list of items to purchase for students before the start of the school year has disappeared, at least temporarily, from Marshall Magnet Elementary School. → Read More

FUSD students, staff returned to school Thursday

It was 7:45 a.m., nearly an hour before the start of the school day at Thomas Elementary School, when the little faces of kindergartners appeared, pressed against the front entrance → Read More

What’s in a name?: A ‘Museum Fire’ by any other name could burn as much

At approximately 11:15 a.m. on Sunday July 21, 2019, a wildfire was born in Flagstaff’s Dry Lake Hills and, like any newborn, it needed a name. → Read More

Flagstaff Sports Exchange to be replaced by tourism hub

“Love what is” reads a carved wooden sign within Flagstaff Sports Exchange on Aspen Avenue, another longtime downtown business that is going out of business. → Read More

Mount Elden Middle School renovation begins

With the crash, crunch and squeal of a yellow excavator, prowling and chomping down like a starved creature, the first phase of the Mount Elden Middle School renovation began. → Read More

Flagstaff Mall hosting blood drive to reduce shortage

Flagstaff Mall will host a two-day blood drive in response to the state’s low blood supply. → Read More

‘An island in our solar system’: Astronaut Mark Kelly reflects on space exploration

The Apollo 11 moon landing was not very memorable for 5-year-old Mark Kelly, who slept through the television broadcast of humankind’s biggest leap. → Read More

Flagstaff teen lobbies for diabetes research in D.C.

“It has a mind of its own no matter how you try to control it,” 16-year-old Rachel Stearns said of type 1 diabetes, a condition she has had for nearly → Read More