PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in the northern Arizona city of Page say they are investigating the death of a 6-year-old girl.
Police say the child was unresponsive when brought to the hospital...
Popular river overlook in Arizona now has parking fee
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Parking at a spot near the edge of an Arizona canyon where the Colorado River makes a sharp U-turn now comes at a cost. You can blame that mostly on social...
GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The Diocese of Gallup in New Mexico has added the name of another priest to its list of credibly accused sex abusers.
The Gallup Independent reports the diocese said this...
Winter storm to dump heavy snowfall, rain across Arizona
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Schools across northern Arizona canceled classes and some government offices decided to close amid a winter storm that's expected to dump heavy snow in the...
The Latest: Schools cancel classes ahead of major storm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm in Arizona (all times local):
Schools across northern Arizona are canceling classes as a major storm gets ready to hit...
Navajo company looks into buying northern Arizona coal mine
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo Nation energy company studying the purchase of a coal-fired power plant on the reservation says it's looking into the mine that supplies it, too.
The tribal government asked the Navajo Transitional Energy Company in October to look into acquiring the Navajo Generating Station near Page along the Arizona-Utah border. Its owners are closing it in December, citing cheaper power from natural gas.
Parking near popular Horseshoe Bend is expanding
PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Parking for a popular tourist attraction where the Colorado River bends in the shape of a horseshoe is being expanded.
The National Park Service says visitation at Horseshoe Bend near the Arizona-Utah border has increased dramatically over the years.
The agency and the City of Page, Arizona, are creating more parking spaces. But they've had to close the north parking lot for construction and implement restrictions until the project is complete in March.
State to stock prized fishery near Page with rainbow trout
PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — A prized fishery below Glen Canyon Dam is getting more rainbow trout.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department says it will stock trout this week below the Lees Ferry boat ramp where anglers can walk in to the Colorado River. That hasn't been done since 1998.
Flows to increase through the Colorado River in Grand Canyon
PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — More water will be flowing through the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon than normal.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says it will release torrents of water from the Glen Canyon Dam starting Monday morning. The high-flow experiment will run for 60 hours.
The increase is meant to mimic natural flooding, as well as rebuild sandbars and beaches to benefit fish and archaeological sites.
Arizona’s 1st District race may impact control of US House
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Republican Wendy Rogers proudly proclaims she'll support President Donald Trump's agenda if elected to represent a vast congressional district in Arizona.
Democratic incumbent Tom O'Halleran says he's less concerned with politics than policy.
The 1st Congressional District seat that includes high country, low desert and tribal land was drawn to be competitive, but it has been reliably Democrat since 2012.
Hopis asking feds to explore other options for power plant
KYKOTSMOVI, Ariz. (AP) — Hopi tribal officials are calling on the federal government to explore other options for the Navajo Generating Station near Page.
Two companies that were negotiating to take over a coal-fired power plant on the Arizona-Utah line ended the effort last week, saying the challenges were too great.
The 2,250-megawatt plant could close at the end of 2019.
Prospective owner, operator of Navajo coal plant end pursuit
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Two companies that were negotiating to take over a coal-fired power plant on the Arizona-Utah line ended the effort Thursday, saying the challenges were too great.
The Navajo Generating Station near Page is one of the largest coal plants in the western United States. It was set to close at the end of 2019, the victim of lower natural gas prices and an environment that has not been friendly to coal.
Navajo activists protest company eyeing coal-fired plant
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — About a dozen Navajos traveled to New York City to protest a company eyeing a coal-fired power plant on their reservation.
The Navajo Generating Station near Page is set to close next year unless a new buyer is found. The current owners say energy produced by natural gas is cheaper.
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Leaders from the Navajo Nation say they've begun negotiations with a potential new owner of a coal-fired power plant on their land.
The Navajo Generating Station near Page is scheduled to shut down in December 2019.
The plant's coal supplier has been leading an effort to find a new owner.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona (all times local):
More than 300 Navajo Generating Station employees, relatives and union and tribal leaders rallied in Phoenix on Wednesday to request a 90-day pause in steps to close the plant by the end of 2019 as scheduled.
The group asked for time to allow a potential buyer of the coal-fueled plant near Page in northern Arizona to work out the details of a purchase.
PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of an Arizona woman who fell off a cliff into Lake Powell last weekend and later died at a hospital in Page.
National Park Service rangers and Page police responded to the Chains area of the lake Sunday afternoon after receiving a 911 call.
They say 36-year-old Malesta Littleman of Lechee was pulled out of the water by boaters and she was taken to the Wahweap dock before being flown by helicopter to Page Hospital.
PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a man has accidentally fallen about 800 feet (243 meters) to his death at the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area in northern Arizona.
Sheriff's officials say no foul play is suspected in the death of 33-year-old Zachary Wallace of Phoenix.
Wallace's brother told National Park Service rangers that he witnessed the fall off the edge of Horseshoe Bend on Sunday afternoon.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Hopi Tribe and coal mining groups on Tuesday sued the operator of an Arizona aqueduct system to try and keep a coal-fired power plant running beyond 2019.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The potential investors of a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona have been identified as a New York-based firm that focuses on distressed companies and one of its subsidiaries in the utility business.
The Navajo Generating Station near Page is set to close in December 2019 unless a new owner is found, costing hundreds of good-paying jobs on the Navajo and Hopi reservations.
PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say they've recovered a body at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Page and it is believed to be a person reported missing from Buckeye.
The name, age and gender of the missing person weren't immediately available Monday.
Coconino County Sheriff's officials say the body was found near the bottom of Horseshoe Bend on Sunday afternoon.
Arizona lawmakers OK tax break for power plant coal
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate has joined the House in approving legislation exempting coal used in a power plant on the Navajo Nation from the state's sales tax as a way to help make it more attractive for a new buyer.
The Navajo Generating Station in Page is set to close at the end of 2019 unless a new owner is found. Peabody Energy's Kayenta Mine supplies the coal.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An investment firm tasked with finding a new owner for an Arizona coal plant is focused mostly on an unnamed potential investor, but critics of the plant say talks to keep it open are a "wasteful distraction" that hinders future economic prospects for the Navajo Nation.
The Navajo Generating Station near Page is set to close in 2019 unless someone steps in to buy it.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Hazardous weather conditions are expected across much of Arizona on Thursday.
A high wind warning for sustained winds up to 45 mph (72 kph) and gusts up to 65 mph (105 kph) was issued for much of eastern Arizona and a dust storm warning was issued for parts of northeastern Arizona, including Kayenta, Chinle and Page.
The dust storm warning says visibilities will drop to be low a quarter-mile.
SUTHERLIN — The Sutherlin softball team scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and defeated Phoenix, 14-13, Saturday in a nonleague game.
Caity Carrillo was 3-for-4 with three runs and Savannah McHugill went 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs for the Bulldogs, who overcame eight errors. Megan Carrillo, Brittany Jukubeic and Kayla Luther all added two hits.
Makenna Page had three hits in five at-bats with three runs and three RBIs for the Pirates (1-1).
Lease for Navajo Generating Station gets final approval
PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — A lease allowing a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation to operate through 2019 has received final approval.
The tribe and most owners of the Navajo Generating Station near Page signed off on it earlier this year.
But the document also needed the OK from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and a former owner in the power plant. Those approvals came ahead of Friday's deadline.
National Park Service seeks ways to manage non-native fish
PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service is looking for ways to manage non-native aquatic species in the Colorado River system below Glen Canyon Dam.
The agency is holding webinars and open houses over the next few weeks to solicit input from the public.
Hopis reject political establishment in vote for top leaders
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A small northern Arizona tribe has chosen new leadership as it faces the loss of coal royalties that make up a huge chunk of its budget.
Tim Nuvangyaoma won the Hopi chairman's post with 969 votes, beating out David Norton Talayumptewa by more than 325 votes, according to unofficial results. Nuvangyaoma's uncle by clan and former colleague at the Hopi radio station, Clark Tenakhongva, will join him in the administration as vice chairman.
Navajo, Hopi tribes get funding to ease coal plant shutdown
PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government is awarding nearly $420,000 to the Navajo and Hopi tribes to prepare for the closure of a coal-fired power plant and mine.
The Navajo Generating Station in Page and the Kayenta Mine will shut down in 2019 unless a new owner for the power plant is found.
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced financial support Wednesday for communities dealing with the declining use of coal.
Few details after deadline for coal plant ownership interest
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A coal mining company looking to save the Arizona power plant it feeds from closure says it's making progress in the search for new owners. But few details came with a deadline Sunday to identify potential buyers for the Navajo Generating Station near Page.
Peabody Energy spokeswoman Beth Sutton said Monday that private equity firms and power plant operators are interested. She wouldn't say who, how many or describe the level of interest, citing confidentiality agreements.
Sunday deadline for interest in Navajo coal plant approaches
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A coal-fired power plant in far northern Arizona is set to shut down in 2019 unless a new owner can be found. The deadline for interested buyers is Sunday.
Docks, marinas get repaired after microburst on Lake Powell
PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say repairs are nearly finished to property in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area that was damaged by last week's microburst along the Arizona-Utah border.
A sudden, powerful downward gust of wind swamped or sank dozens of powerboats and jet skis last Thursday on Lake Powell and resulted in damages to the park's docks and marinas.
The head pier broke and several flanges snapped on side piers at Bullfrog.
Microburst swamps, sinks powerboats, jet skis at Lake Powell
PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — A sudden, powerful downward gust of wind swamped or sank dozens of powerboats and jet skis Thursday at Lake Powell along the Arizona-Utah border.
Authorities say at least three people were injured with a 60-year-old woman suffering a severe arm injury that required amputation.
They say a 57-year-old woman suffered head and hip injuries while another person had a dislocated shoulder.
Navajo solar plant breaks new ground
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A giant array of solar panels near the famed sandstone buttes of Monument Valley has begun producing electricity for the Navajo Nation at a time when the tribe is bracing for the loss of hundreds of jobs from the impending closure of a nearby coal-fired power plant.
The Kayenta Solar Facility is the first utility-scale solar project on the Navajo Nation, producing enough electricity to power about 13,000 Navajo homes.
Arizona man dies after cliff jumping accident on Lake Powell
PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a 25-year-old Hotevilla man after a cliff jumping accident on Lake Powell.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area officials say Erick Kallestewa reportedly attempted a cliff jump of about 30 feet Monday afternoon at Anchovy Point.
Witnesses say the man resurfaced and attempted to swim, but had difficulty getting back to shore due to wind and wave conditions.
FORT MOHAVE — Classic Air Medical, a medical transportation company, has begun serving the Tri-state out of a base at Valley View Medical Center in Fort Mohave.
The company recently signed a contract with Valley View to use the hospital’s existing helipad. The company has placed a Bell 407 GX helicopter and flight crew at Valley View to aid the Tri-state with medical transports to hospitals throughout the region.
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is scheduled to sign a lease extension that will allow a coal-fired power plant in northeastern Arizona to continue operating through December 2019.
The tribe's council approved the extension earlier this week, and Begaye is expected to sign the lease Saturday afternoon.
It means at least 700 jobs at the Navajo Generating Station near Page and the coal mine that supplies it won't be immediately lost.
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council has approved a lease extension that will allow a coal-fired power plant in northeastern Arizona to continue operating through December 2019.
The 18-4 Council vote came Monday night after about eight hours of debate. It means at least 700 jobs at the Navajo Generating Station near Page and the coal mine that supplies it won't be immediately lost.
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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council has tabled legislation seeking to extend the lease on a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona.
Council members say they'll wait for a special session on the issue Monday in Window Rock.
The current lease for the Navajo Generating Station in Page is scheduled to expire in December 2019.
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council has been asked to approve an agreement between the tribe and the owners of the Navajo Generating Station to extend the operations of the power plant in northern Arizona.
Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates says he and Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye support having the coal-fired plant in Page remain in operation through 2019 and beyond.
PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Coconino County authorities say they're investigating the death of a Scottsdale man at a tourist attraction south of Page.
Rangers from the National Park Service at Glen Canyon found a phone and water bottle at the cliff's edge of Horseshoe Bend around 9 a.m. Sunday and notified the county sheriff's office.
Authorities say a body was located about 800 feet down the cliff wall and was flown out by helicopter. It has been turned over to the county Medical Examiner's Office.
Navajo coal plant closure could cause 1,000 job losses
NAVAJO MOUNTAIN, Utah (AP) — Officials in remote areas of Utah and Arizona say the recent decision to shut down a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona is expected to cause about 1,000 job losses in an area already struggling with high unemployment.
Owners of the Navajo Generating Station in Page, Arizona, voted earlier this year to close the plant and the coal mine that supports it by 2019.
PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Much of Rainbow Bridge National Monument along Lake Powell in southern Utah has gained a new protected status.
The National Park Service says 85 acres within the 160-acre monument have been designated a "traditional cultural property" due to the site's historic and ongoing cultural significance to at least six American Indian tribes.
The agency says the designation places the site of the 290-foot-tall sandstone bridge on the National Register of Historic Places.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Coconino County Sheriff's officials say crews are involved in two different rescue operations, one near Flagstaff and the other near Page.
They say a 70-year-old woman suffered a broken ankle Tuesday afternoon in West Clear Creek near the Maxwell Trailhead some 55 miles south of Flagstaff.
The sheriff's search and rescue unit is at the scene along with personnel from the Coconino National Forest and Blue Ridge Fire Department.
PHOENIX (AP) — A coal mine operator said the price of its coal could be lowered through 2025 if a new buyer takes over a northern Arizona power plant.
Peabody Energy officials are hopeful that new ownership would make the Navajo Generation Station profitable again, The Arizona Republic reported (http://bit.ly/2oUUTG9). Peabody's Kayenta Mine provides fuel for the power plant near Page that provides power to Arizona and Nevada.
PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — A ceremony is planned Tuesday in northern Arizona to celebrate the new opening of displays at the Glen Canyon Dam visitor center at Lake Powell.
Federal Bureau of Reclamation and National Park service officials are hosting the ceremony at the visitor center, which is located at the west end of the dam located near Page, just south of the Arizona-Utah line.
Officials say the replacement of the displays is the first full one since the visitor center opened in 1968.
For decades, three coal-fired power plants have formed an imposing presence on the landscape from Page, Ariz., to Farmington, N.M., providing electricity to hundreds of thousands of homes but releasing millions of tons of pollutants from their towering smokestacks.
A story on Page A-1 in the Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, edition incorrectly referred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s wolf release plan as a recovery plan. The story also incorrectly stated that four wolf pups would be released as part of a cross-fostering plan. The service said it isn’t sure how many pups will be released in New Mexico, but it hopes to release pups into five separate litters in Arizona and likely New Mexico. Additionally, the story incorrectly said Caren Cowan is the former executive director of the New Mexico Cattlegrowers Association. Cowan is the association’s former executive director.