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  • A year without murders unlikely to last(AZ, Flagstaff, barf alert)

    12/31/2011 7:23:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    azdailysun.com ^ | 30 December, 2011 | Staff
    It is, of course, reason to celebrate that Flagstaff is on track to finish 2011 without a single murder inside the city. Flagstaff is hardly Mayberry, RFD, but violent crimes of all types have plummeted in recent years, thanks to more community policing and better use of neighborhood-level police reports. We'd like to think that the absence of a murder so far this year is due, in part, to those initiatives by the police and community leaders. But we are also realistic enough to know that lethal violence in a state with lax gun laws is hard to keep at...
  • Volcanic destruction? Not always

    12/05/2011 7:31:04 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    PHYSorg ^ | December 2, 2011 | Alan S. Brown
    Archaeologists long believed the volcano changed Sinagua culture. Yet because the date of the eruption remained elusive, they could not tell how fast those changes occurred. Ort, however, had a geological clock that let him make a better estimate. The Earth's magnetic north pole constantly drifts. Researchers have records of drift going back thousands of years made by measuring how certain minerals are magnetized to align with the magnetic poles as they settle in lake sediments. What Ort needed was a way to link these paleomagnetic measurements to the age of artifacts found in villages abandoned after the eruption. Ort...
  • Northern Arizona University Halts Students Distributing Flags for 9/11

    09/14/2011 3:21:00 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/13/11 | Billy Hallowell
    What started out as a patriotic gesture intended to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost on September 11, 2001, ended up becoming a major verbal scuffle that one North Arizona University student calls “a free speech violation.” The incident, which has likely evolved into something much larger than either side originally anticipated, occurred when students were passing out American flags on their public university campus last Friday. The Arizona Daily Sun shares more about the commemorative activity:
  • Flagstaff soldier killed self after protest

    11/03/2006 12:34:35 PM PST · by absolootezer0 · 28 replies · 1,386+ views
    Az Daily Sun ^ | 11.03.06 | Larry Handricks
    The investigation into the shooting death of Spc. Alyssa Peterson found her suicide came soon after she was reassigned for objecting to prisoner interrogation techniques but did not specifically give a reason for her action. A Flagstaff soldier who died in Iraq committed suicide after she refused to participate in interrogation techniques being practiced by her U.S. Army intelligence unit, according to a report about an Army investigation aired by a Flagstaff radio station. U.S. Army Spc. Alyssa R. Peterson, 27, died Sept. 15, 2003, in Tel Afar, an Iraqi city of about 350,000 residents in the northern part of...
  • Flagstaff man restores old military vehicles

    08/22/2010 8:27:06 AM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies
    A Flagstaff man has history in his warehouse. He's made a hobby of restoring military vehicles for 25 years. In one corner of Bill Buehler's warehouse is a 1942 Stuart Light Tank M3, once a reliable servant during landings with U.S. Marines and mobile and fast for fighting in the deserts of North Africa and the jungles of the South Pacific. Nearby is a Sexton tank, built by Canada for the British Army, and an Allis-Chalmers Sherman tank, both from World War II. Buehler also has a Humvee from the first Gulf War. "I buy and sell them," he said....
  • About 750 homes in Flagstaff area remain evacuated Fire at 10,000 acres

    06/22/2010 9:08:12 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Felicia Fonseca The Associated Press
    Update on the Fire near Flagtaff in the Arizona Daily Star via The Associated Press.
  • Arizona wildfire forces hundreds to evacuate

    06/20/2010 6:45:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies
    AP story so link ony. Careless Camper casused. Evacuations again.
  • Robbers hit 2 trains moving across No. Ariz.

    03/30/2010 6:47:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 32 replies · 987+ views
    Northern Arizona authorities say two Mexican nationals have been arrested for allegedly trying to disable freight trains moving through the Flagstaff area. BNSF spokeswoman Lena Kent said the first burglary was reported near Williams Friday. Crooks cut the brake hoses on a train to disable it in order to offload a shipment of televisions, but were caught in the act. All except one got away. The second burglary was reported near Winona east of Flagstaff. Again, brake hoses were cut on a BNSF train. This time, burglars wanted computer equipment from a train car.
  • Flagstaff leading Anchorage in snowfall

    03/12/2010 12:33:39 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 674+ views
    upi ^ | March 12
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - It's hard to believe but Flagstaff, Ariz., has had more snow this year than either Anchorage, Alaska, or Buffalo, N.Y., the National Weather Service says. The weather service says Flagstaff has racked up more than 11 feet of snow so far and is on the way to recording one of its snowiest seasons ever, the Arizona Republic reported Friday. March usually produces a lot of snow so this winter could end up being Flagstaff's fifth snowiest, the forecasters say. "I'm ready for it to be over," said David Blanchard of the NWS. "We're all getting a little...
  • Get smart, Flagstaff, and arm yourself(AZ)

    09/04/2009 8:54:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies · 1,940+ views
    AZ Daily Sun ^ | 31 August, 2009 | TYLER MATTHEWS
    To the editor: I carry a gun everywhere I go in Flagstaff. I carry at the bank, I carry at the grocery store, I carry when I go check the mail. Any business with a sign that says "no weapons" does not get my business. I do not have a permit to carry a gun, as you do not need one in our great state. I carry a gun for one reason; guns save lives. According to a study by The University of Florida a person defends himself with a gun every 53 seconds. According to the NCIPC, a homicide...
  • Steve Moore Urges "Tea Party Express" to Keep On: "They Fear You in Washington" - Video 8/31/09

    09/01/2009 5:22:28 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 2 replies · 600+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 1, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from last night where Fox News' Griff Jenkins reported to Greta Van Susteren on the "Tea Party Express" as it rolls across the country. Jenkins was reporting from Flagstaff, Arizona last night, where several thousand people turned out. The crowd was shouting "Kill the Bill" behind him as he talked with Greta. Greta then talked to Steve Moore of the Wall Street Journal who said this Tea Party Movement is like a "Second American Revolution." He said he believes the Obama people made a "big mistake" by insulting Americans who are against ObamaCare, and that has ratcheted...
  • Thousands Greet Tea Party Express in Flagstaff (Fox News Video)

    09/01/2009 3:22:08 PM PDT · by GVnana · 30 replies · 2,382+ views
    FoxNation.com ^ | 8/31/2009
    Excellent video at the link. Thank you Flagstaff for the great big Western Welcome!Found this on an AARP Online Community website:Tea Party Express - What a night in Flagstaff http://www.aarp.org/community/groups/displayTopic.bt?groupId=1162&topicId=3838551 lousygolfer said: on September 1, 2009 12:40 PM ET Last night the Tea Party Express (http://www.teapartyexpress.org) - a caravan from L.A. to Washington stopped here in Flagstaff. A Democrat sheriff with 32 years in office, a Republican state treasurer and plain ole citizens spoke to over 1,000 people (in a town of just over 50,000) about returning our country to a critical services oriented, thrifty conservator of our money. Healthcare...
  • The Tea Party Express is in Las Vegas this morning, then on to Flagstaff!! Freepathon thread!!

    08/31/2009 9:17:19 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 73 replies · 7,709+ views
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | Aug 31, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    <p>The Tea Party Express is in Las Vegas this morning for an 11:00 am Tea Party, then it's on to Flagstaff for a 6:00 pm rally!! CNN and FOX News networks will be covering our Las Vegas Tea Party!!</p> <p>Woo hoo!! Thirty-five cities, thirty-five tea parties in sixteen days!!</p>
  • FRWN Will not Be Put Up again Unitl Saturday Evening (Daughter graduating from N.A.U.)

    12/12/2007 5:55:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 33 replies · 117+ views
    SandRAT | SandRAT
    FRWN threads will not be put up again until Saturday Evening. Forgive the break in the FRWN Threads but my Youngest (DesertCoyote) is Graduating from College on Friday in Flagstaff Arizona from NAU. It's a days drive up, a days activity, and a days drive back.
  • NICC Wildfire Situation Report and Wildland Fire News, 6/21

    06/21/2006 6:29:29 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 26 replies · 299+ views
    NICC, NIFC, abc4.com, WFAS ^ | 6/21/06 | Various
    INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SITUATION REPORT WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2006 - 0530 MDT NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS LEVEL 3 CURRENT SITUATION: Initial attack activity was moderate nationally with 107 new fires reported. Six new large fires (*) were reported, three in the Eastern Great Basin Area and one each in the Southwest, Western Great Basin and Southern Areas. Four large fires were contained, two in the Southern Area and one each in the Southwest and Eastern Great Basin Areas. Very high to extreme fire indices were reported in Alaska, Arizona, California, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Texas and Wyoming....
  • Boy attacked by mountain lion

    04/16/2006 7:33:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies · 2,735+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 15, 2006 | Associated Press
    A 7-year-old boy hiking with his family was attacked Saturday by a mountain lion... The boy, whose name was not released, was apparently in a group taking a short hike at a scenic area of Flagstaff Mountain, Division of Wildlife spokesman Tyler Baskfield said. "The father turned and saw the cat had a hold of the young boy," ... The group began screaming at the cat and throwing rocks and was able to free the boy... the mountain is prime habitat for the cats, and there had been several recent sightings of mountain lions in west Boulder.
  • Dog Loses Write-In Bid For Mayor

    03/17/2006 7:11:22 PM PST · by Westlander · 8 replies · 433+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2006 | AP
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Buff the mayoral candidate was trying to sniff-out votes. But he won't be raising his right paw to take the oath of office. Buff the dog was a write-in candidate in the race for mayor in Williams, Ariz. Sitting Mayor Ken Edes, the only candidate on the actual ballot, easily won re-election. Buff and the other write-in candidates did manage to get about one-quarter of the votes. Buff ran on a platform of friendliness and honesty.
  • 3 Indicted in Calif. on Ecoterror Charges

    01/26/2006 7:14:13 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 809+ views
    Associated Press ^ | DON THOMPSON
    Three environmental activists were cooking up plastic explosives and had planned to test a device the day they were arrested, federal prosecutors alleged Wednesday as they indicted them. The three face five to 20 years in federal prison if they are convicted of conspiring to use fire or explosives to damage property. The suspects planned assaults this spring in the name of the Earth Liberation Front, a 'loosey-goosey, sort of mist-of-the-fog kind of an organization' of environmental activists, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said. Eric McDavid, 28, Zachary Jensen, 20, and Lauren Weiner, 20, remain in jail. They could enter a...
  • Ecoterror suspect released on bond

    01/19/2006 5:02:55 PM PST · by george76 · 121 replies · 3,675+ views
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | 01/18/2006 | LARRY HENDRICKS
    After a delay of nearly a month, a Flagstaff woman accused of being connected with the 1998 firebombing of a logging company in Oregon has been released from jail. Kendall Tankersley, 28, also known as Sarah Harvey, was released from an Oregon jail Jan. 10 on $150,000 bond. She is back in Flagstaff, ready to begin taking two classes at Northern Arizona University. Tankersley, a former employee at the university, was indicted in November by a federal grand jury in Oregon. She is accused of attempted arson and arson, acting as a lookout, in connection with a fire at U.S....
  • Ecoterror Suspect Commits Suicide in Jail

    12/22/2005 8:17:09 PM PST · by stocksthatgoup · 108 replies · 2,803+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 22, 7:33 PM EST | AP
    PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona bookstore owner charged in the firebombing of a government wildlife lab in Washington committed suicide in his jail cell Thursday, officials said. William C. Rodgers, 40, of Prescott, Ariz., suffocated after placing a plastic bag over his head while in a one-person cell in Flagstaff, the Coconino County medical examiner said. Rodgers was one of six people arrested earlier this month in connection with ecoterror attacks in Oregon and Washington in recent years. He was accused of setting fire to the Agriculture Department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services facility in Olympia, Wash., in 1998....
  • Second person linked to Vail fire

    12/17/2005 7:35:30 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies · 1,213+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 17, 2005 | Brian D. Crecente
    FBI agent testifies Arizona bookstore owner is suspected... A federal agent on Friday named an Arizona activist bookstore owner as the second suspect in the 1998 arson attacks at Vail resort that stood for years as the most damaging single act of eco-terrorism in the nation. Catalyst Infoshop owner William C. Rodgers was the second suspect this week linked by a federal law enforcement official to the $12 million conflagration that has been cloaked in mystery for seven years. FBI Special Agent Doug Linter testified in U.S. District Court in Flagstaff, Ariz., that investigators suspect the Prescott, Ariz., bookstore owner...
  • Accused ecoterrorist arrested in Flag

    12/09/2005 7:05:02 PM PST · by george76 · 55 replies · 3,141+ views
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | 12/09/2005 | LARRY HENDRICKS
    An employee of Northern Arizona University was arrested and charged Thursday with being a member of an ecoterrorism group and setting fires... Her arrest, one of six across the country and two in Arizona, marks the culmination of a nine-year investigation by the FBI and dozens of other agencies into several arsons in the Pacific Northwest, many of which were claimed to be the work of the Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front. Kendall Tankersley, 28, also known as Sarah Kendall Harvey, stood shackled and bound in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Aspey in Flagstaff as a...
  • One Marine's Third Iraq Tour (Washington ComPost doing its part to lose the WOT)

    07/05/2005 12:37:44 PM PDT · by 7thson · 17 replies · 843+ views
    Washington ComPost ^ | Tuesday, July 5, 2005 | Sylvia Moreno
    Just a few months before he died, Mortenson sent his mother an e-mail: I am really sorry about [forgetting] your birthday . . . I am so streesed out that it is really bring [ing] me down. . . . I have had so much on my mind . . . going off to war 4 the 3rd time isn't easy.
  • 'Extreme Makeover' Builds Home for Fallen Soldier's Family (ABC TV Show helps)

    05/20/2005 5:12:48 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 48 replies · 2,849+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | May 20, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, May 20, 2005 – ABC's hit TV program "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" this weekend will feature the show's design team building and furnishing a new home for the family of a soldier killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The family of Army Pfc. Lori Piestewa, a soldier who died during the opening days of the Iraqi war, recently took ownership of a new $500,000 house north of Flagstaff, Ariz., that resulted from the effort. A team from the Extreme Makeover program designed the sprawling home and furnished it in a southwestern motif. A two-hour season finale, to air May 22,...
  • Calling ALL College Republicans in Arizona ! 72 hours task force information.

    10/30/2004 3:20:49 PM PDT · by StudentsForBush · 4 replies · 403+ views
    Vote this Tuesday. We need President George W Bush. Please vote this Tuesday. To All Northern Arizona University students, if you are interested in helping out the President this is your LAST chance.The NAU College Republicans have kicked off their 72 hours task force !We need people to phone bank, precinct walking, work on Pro-Bush rallies and on Tuesday we need poll watchers. Stop by the GOP Headquarters (across from City Hall in the Enterprise Rent a Car parking lot) If you have ANY time at all, please visit our website for details how you can help RIGHT NOW: http://www.naurepublicans.com...
  • Flag GOP office vandalized

    10/23/2004 8:48:38 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 34 replies · 859+ views
    AZDailysun.com ^ | 10/23/2004 | SETH MULLER
    Political motivations turned criminal Thursday night or early Friday when vandals smashed a large glass door with a section of cinder block at the Republican Party headquarters in downtown Flagstaff. A pile of shattered glass joined egg shells filling the entryway to the GOP offices, located on Humphreys Street across from Wheeler Park. Fliers with information criticizing President Bush were staked up outside the door. It joined a spate of torn and damaged signs reported by both Republicans and Democrats throughout the Flagstaff area. On Sunday, the campaign for 1st Congressional District Democratic challenger Paul Babbitt reported a dozen signs...
  • UPDATE: DRUDGE: Separate Hotel Rooms After Shouting Match (Evita Alert)

    08/11/2004 8:38:31 AM PDT · by Conservomax · 747 replies · 34,189+ views
    <p>There is a pic of Evita and Lurch under the headline, which currently is unclickable. More news to follow, I would gather.</p>
  • Kerry in Flagstaff Tonight

    08/08/2004 9:49:09 PM PDT · by Arizona Carolyn · 129 replies · 2,314+ views
    Fox News, Phoenix
    Large Crowd waiting for Kerry Train in Flagstaff
  • Bush's Arizona Visit raises cash, protests

    09/28/2002 3:41:31 PM PDT · by dittomom · 22 replies · 236+ views
    The Arizona Republic ^ | September 28, 2002 | Chip Scutari, Mark Shaffer and Judd Slivka
    Bush's Arizona visit raises cash, protestsSalmon hits jackpot; Renzi gets a boost Jack Kurtz/The Arizona Republic "Well, we{QUOTE}re working on the drought," President Bush tells a crowd of about 3,500 who gathered in wet weather Friday at the Coconino County Fairgrounds in Flagstaff. Bush was stumping for GOP candidates. By Chip Scutari, Mark Shaffer and Judd SlivkaThe Arizona RepublicSept. 28, 2002 01:45 AM President Bush helped raise nearly $700,000 for GOP gubernatorial candidate Matt Salmon on Friday, calling him a "breath of fresh air" before telling a crowd of Republicans in Phoenix that America will be relentless in its war...