KNAU’s morning round-down: Thursday, June 17th

It’s Thursday June 17th. Meteorologists reported record temperatures in seven communities in northern Arizona on Wednesday.

Yesterday’s high of 92 ° in Flagstaff was combined with a record high of 92 ° in 1940. Winslow hit a high of 107 °, breaking the 1940 record of 102 degrees. And the Tuzigoot National Monument near Clarkdale peaked at 116 °, beating the previous record high of 108 ° in 2017.

Navajo Nations Council votes to reopen tribal parks pending Nez’s decision

The Navajo Nation Council unanimously voted to reopen tribal parks earlier this month; the areas that will be closed to visitors in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The shift comes as the tribe continues an incremental reopening process that allows flea markets and gaming establishments to operate amid increasing vaccine administration. The council says President Jonathan Nez has a deadline of June 20 to take a decision on the new measure.

Jerome PD searches for missing resident

Jerome Police are seeking public assistance in finding a 64-year-old woman who was last seen on Sunday June 13th. Caroline Denise Guth was last spotted by police near Route 89A on Jerome’s eastern border. Her vehicle was discovered in her apartment with partially unloaded groceries and keys on the bumper. Guth is described as a white woman with brown hair and blue eyes. She is 1.70 m tall and weighs 130 pounds and was last seen in a red and blue sundress and straw hat. Individuals with relevant information can call Jerome Police.

Cornville, shale fires further containment

The Cornville fire has hit 92% containment and remains at around 1,240 as of Wednesday evening, according to Coconino National Forest officials. Minimal growth has been reported in the past few days; an investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing, although Forest Service Law Enforcement inspectors say the fire began on Cornville Road. in the Coconino National Forest.

The shale fire – 23 miles northwest of Flagstaff – has reached 53% containment and 11,400 acres, according to a Wednesday night update from the Bureau of Land Management. The National Weather Service predicts a 20% chance of rain in Flagstaff today.

AZ Reps Say No to Juneteenth Bill

Two US Representatives from Arizona voted against a measure to recognize June 19 as June 10th of Independence Day on Wednesday. The bill that was passed will be recognized by the state the day slaves were discovered in Galveston, Texas, that they were released – more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

Rep. Paul Gosar and Rep. Andy Biggs were two of only 14 congressional delegates across the country who voted against the law; Gosar issued a statement saying the name would widen the cultural divide in the country.

The bill was passed with 415 votes in favor by the House of Representatives and unanimously in the Senate.

Juniteenth Business Expo on Tap

Meanwhile, a Flagstaff expo with black-owned companies will be held this weekend in conjunction with the holidays in June. The Southside Community Association and Coconino County’s African Diaspora Council will host the outdoor event on Saturday at the Murdoch Community Center.

Man left with injuries after 6-story canyoning fall

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says a 56-year-old Phoenix man suffered injuries but survived canyoning around Fossil Creek after falling from about 60 feet. Officials say the man tried to rappel in Horsetank Wash, an area north of Strawberry and Pine. Workers from Coconino and Gila counties approached the injured man by helicopter and said he had a complicated broken arm in the fall before he was taken to Payson for further treatment.

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