Scott Buffon, Arizona Daily Sun

Scott Buffon

Arizona Daily Sun

Flagstaff, AZ, United States

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Tusayan and Italian developers file another road and utility easement proposal

An Italian developer and the town of Tusayan filed a new draft proposal to the U.S. Forest Service last week in the hopes of building a road and utility lines → Read More

Police: Page grandparents disposed of drugs after grandchild overdosed on fentanyl

A mother and two grandparents have been charged with abusing and killing a 6-year-old girl and attempting to cover up evidence, according to Page police records. → Read More

After years of construction, Molly Blank Jewish Community Center now open

After years of hard work and prayers, Chabad of Flagstaff’s Molly Blank Jewish Community Center is now open after their ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday evening. → Read More

Military uses funds to protect land near Rogers Lake, benefiting wildlife

Driving down Woody Mountain Road past the Arboretum, cattle can often be seen grazing for a meal in the grassy lake bed near the Rogers Lake County Natural Area in → Read More

4FRI works to open next phase of forest thinning

Arizona forest officials and partners have been working behind closed doors planning to offer one of the largest and longest opportunities to bid on forest thinning parcels in the country’s → Read More

Mother joins grandparents, arrested for child's death from overdose

A 6-year-old girl's mother is now the third family member to be arrested for her death in Page after she was found dead from an overdose, according to a Page → Read More

Residents adapt as sandbag stacks remain around flood threatened areas

As dark clouds passed overhead Tuesday afternoon, raindrops hit the sandbags that line parts of the streets of Grandview, Paradise Way, Linda Vista, and Sunnyside beneath the Spruce Avenue Watershed. → Read More

Public comment open for Forest Service NEPA revisions

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing changes to their environmental review process, which has many conservation groups locally and across the country worried about future project impacts to federal forest → Read More

Medical Examiner: Railroad Springs shooting suspects shot 10 times

The two 20-year-old men involved in the officer-involved shooting at Railroad Springs were hit 10 times, medical examiner reports show. → Read More

Historically dry monsoon season extends fire season in Flagstaff

This year's monsoon season has been Flagstaff's driest to date, based off National Weather Service's rain gauge data at the Flagstaff Airport. → Read More

Flagstaff, Yuma now among cities able to hold federal court trials

The president signed a bill making it possible for Flagstaff and Yuma to now hold federal court proceedings into the future. → Read More

Test project to ship northern Arizona wood overseas to South Korea

A new forestry project is currently measuring an opportunity to address parts of the northern Arizona forest industry’s biomass bottleneck by shipping wood chips out of the Flagstaff region to → Read More

U.S. Magistrate Judge Camille Bibles on growth in Flagstaff

From her window in Flagstaff’s U.S. District Court office downtown, Camille Bibles can see the first summer rains pour on the beloved San Francisco Peaks as people walk in front → Read More

Blue Ridge man pleads not guilty to first-degree murder

A Blue Ridge man has been charged with killing the woman he lived with after he admitted to burying her body in large piles of pine needles “where only the → Read More

Museum Fire flooding facts for future dangers

Beneath the Dry Lake Hills and the Museum Fire scar, residents have been filling and stacking sandbags in preparation for the worst, a real flooding threat that could endanger their → Read More

New Museum Fire burn severity map reinforces watershed flooding concerns

The burn severity of the Museum Fire scar for post-fire flooding has been released, which has reaffirmed city and county officials' fears about flooding risks. → Read More

Mysteries of the Museum Fire scar

As forest fire officials continue to contain the Museum Fire’s growth, some mysteries remain, such as how severely the flames burned through the forests of the Dry Lake Hills and → Read More

Responding to an osprey in crisis

Two young fledglings and a larger osprey call from their nest at Upper Lake Mary outside of Flagstaff as the smoke and flames of the Newman Fire approached the dead → Read More

How the Forest Service decides to manage a wildfire

When the call went out through the U.S. Forest Service channels that lightning had struck a single ponderosa pine tree near Upper Lake Mary in the early morning hours of → Read More

Arizona Corporation Commission votes to halt biomass bottleneck solution

The Arizona Corporation Commission denied a potential biomass bottleneck solution that the utility regulators required Arizona Public Service to propose, citing the financial impacts on individual ratepayers. → Read More