Saturday night Prescott
Police responded to a reported stabbing on the trail area behind South
McCormick Street. Officers arrived to find
52-year old Michael Meikis injured with multiple stab wounds. He says witnesses
to the incident pointed officers to a man sitting on a nearby wall claiming he
was the man that did the stabbing and the knife could be found in a nearby
drainage grate. Lt. Ken Morley says 40-year
old Darreck Skurja refused to cooperate with police and had to be tazed in
order to take him into custody. Meikis was flown to FMC for treatment of
his stab wounds; Skurja was charged with attempted murder and aggravated
Lightning caused fires on the
Coconino and Kaibab National Forests continue to filter smoke into Flagstaff,
Sedona and the Verde Valley. The Sitgreaves Complex Fire burning near Parks
continues to produce smoke. The fire has burned over 3,700—acres. The Bar M
Fire near Mormon Lake is now 4,500-acres in size. Crews secured the
northeastern perimeter of the fire and moved westerly with ignition operations
ahead of the main fire. Crews will continue burnout operations to secure the
fire’s perimeters. Other fires burning on the Kaibab National Forest include
the McRae Fire near Tusayan; it has burned 3,400-acres. The Quaking Fire southeast
of Fredonia has burned 309-acres and the Kanabownits Fire on the north rim of
the Grand Canyon is 301 acres in size.
Brown Fire burning near Tonto Basin
Filed under Arizona State on Monday, July 28, 2014 by Author: News.
The fire has charred 17 acres.
A lightning sparked fire on the
Tonto National Forest is being used for management purposes. The Brown Fire was
ignited Saturday afternoon and is burning 6-miles east of Tonto Basin in the
Four Peaks Wilderness area. The fire has charred 17-acres and has forced the
closure of Forest Trail 133.
Drivers can expect minimal delays as
crews finish striping Highway-89A through the switchbacks in Oak Creek Canyon.
Crews are striping the roadway from Pine Flats Campground to the Vista Point
Overlook. One lane will be closed during the work. Striping is expected to be
completed by Friday, and will be underway daily from 6-am to 6-pm. ADOT advises
motorists to be alert for construction equipment and personnel, and to proceed
through the work zone with caution.
National Park Service fire managers
on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon have decided to manage the Kanabowntis
Fire for multiple objectives. The fire was ignited by lightning on July 8-th
and is about 4-acres in size. The fire is located on the Walla Valley
Mountain View Ranchos Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Filed under Flagstaff on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by Author: News.
The meeting will be held this Thursday night.
Coconino County Sheriff’s Office
Chief Deputy Jim Driscoll and District 4 Supervisor Mandy Metzger are inviting
residents of the Mountain View Ranchos community to a Neighborhood Watch
meeting Thursday night from 7-to-8:30 at the Mountain View Ranchos Thrift Shop.
Representatives of the Sheriff’s Office and the Coconino County Department of
Emergency Management will discuss how to build a “Go Bag” which contains items
required for an evacuation out of the residence for up to 72 hours and a “Home
Emergency Kit” that can sustain a family for up to 72 hours in the event they
are required to “Shelter in Place”. Presenters will also discuss the Code
Red emergency notification system.
Yarnell Hill Elementary School hurting since Yarnell Hill Fire
Filed under Quad-Cities on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by Author: News.
Money and enrollment are both down.
County Sherriff’s Office is investigating a single vehicle fatal roll over crash
that occurred on Monday. Spokesman Gerry Blair says the crash occurred on Drake
road near Williams. He says 32-year old Rocky Deibler of Williams was ejected
from the vehicle as it rolled. Deibler was flown to Flagstaff Medical Center
where he was pronounced dead. Blair says the second person in the vehicle was transported
to Yavapai Regional Medical Center where he was treated for