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Downtown Parking Management; City Real Estate Update; Blueprint 2040 INDIGENOUS FORUM FEBRUARY 8TH



Flagstaff City Council (928) 213-2015

Mayor: Coral Evans Vice-Mayor: Jamie Whelan Councilmembers: Celia Barotz Charlie Odegaard Jim McCarthy Scott Overton Eva Putzova City Manager: Josh Copley Deputy City Managers: Barbara Goodrich Shane Dille

Mayor Coral Evans

Councilmember Jim McCarthy

Vice-Mayor Jamie Whelan

Councilmember Scott Overton

Elected to a two-year term in 2016 Elected to a four-year City Council term in 2016

Councilmember Celia Barotz

Elected to a four-year term in 2010 and re-elected in 2014

Councilmember Charlie Odegaard

Elected to a four-year City Council term in 2016


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Elected to a four-year City Council term in 2016 Elected to a four-year City Council term in 2006 and reelected in 2010 and 2014

Councilmember Eva Putzova

Elected to a four-year City Council term in 2014 You may also contact the Interim Executive Assistant, Kristie Off at

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Update from the Neighborhood Liaison Since beginning her role as Neighborhood Liaison between the City of Flagstaff and Northern Arizona University in October 2016, Karissa Morgan has initiated the “Be a Good Neighbor” campaign, which will continue to grow and be implemented through marketing, outreach initiatives, and educational materials in the future. Nearly 4,400 “Be a Good Neighbor” door hangers have been distributed to residential homes surrounding the Northern Arizona University mountain campus, the website is being edited to contain as much relevant content as possible, and the mission and scope of the Good Neighbor Coalition are being revamped to encourage more participation and action items from within the group. Long-term residents and NAU students alike are encouraged to visit for more information. Neighborhood questions or concerns can be directed to


Heidi Hansen 2016 Director of the Year! City of Flagstaff Economic Vitality Director Heidi Hansen is the Mary Jo Jenkins Outstanding Director of the Year. Mary Jo Jenkins was a longtime Management Services Director who passed away in 2009 from cancer.

Heidi exemplifies the traits, work ethic, and warm, friendly spirit so memorably demonstrated by Mary Jo during her tenure with the City.

2016 City Manager Employee Excellence Awards The employees of the City of Flagstaff strive to provide excellent customer service in every program and service we provide to each other and to our community. While customer service is expected of each of us, there are some employees that go beyond our expectations and achieve the extraordinary in service delivery and customer satisfaction. City Manager Josh Copley recognized these extraordinary employees with a “City Manager’s Excellence Award”. The awards are built around the five values of the City – Teamwork, Accountability, Communication, Quality and Leadership. The City’s motto is “Service at a Higher Elevation” so the awards are named after the San Francisco Peaks – Fremont, Agassiz and Humphreys.

Humphreys Award (Employee of the Year Award) Bret Petersen, Capital Improvements Engineer, was presented with the Humphreys award, the highest award given to one employee each year. This award recognizes Bret’s 26 year commitment to the City and to exceptional customer service. Bret currently directs the City’s Capital Improvements Team and continually places himself in the shoes of the citizens and the members of his team. Bret consistently works late into the evening and on weekends. He invests in his team and is an adamant believer and provider of continuing education to ensure team members are cutting edge in their skills.

Agassiz Awards • • • • •

Agassiz Award for Teamwork – Development Engineering Project Managers: Dana Cole, Amy Hagin and Mac McNamara Agassiz Award for Accountability – Jolene Hayes, Utilities Multi-Skilled Worker Agassiz Award for Communication – Detention Facility Library: Sharyn Tafoya & Martha Villalobos Agassiz Award for Quality – Susan Alden, Records Coordinator Agassiz Award for Leadership – David McIntire, Community Investment Director

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Fremont Award for Teamwork – AS400 System Crash Response Team: Tricia Almendarez, CJ Perry, Carrie Teich, Cindy Dorfsmith, Matthew Wint, Matt Kakert, Janelle Mickelson, Danielle Hineman, Debra Valencia, Gloria Cervantez, Kathy Drummond, Brandi Suda Fremont Award for Accountability – CVB Creative Services: Ralph Schmid, Jennifer Schaber and Michael Russell Fremont Award for Communication – Jessica Hallett, Emergency Communications Specialist Fremont Award for Quality – Alan Hart, Public Works Equipment Operator I Fremont Award for Leadership – Fire Prevention Division: Kent Snide and Patrick Staskey

The City Manager Excellence awards are presented annually. Nominations for the awards are provided by citizens, employees and the Council. This year, nominations were received for more than 50 employees. The City Manager makes the final selection.

Di Ann Butkay Receives Certification A big congratulations to Di Ann Butkay, who Recently received her Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) certification. Di Ann is one of our Buyers with the City of Flagstaff Purchasing Section. Di Ann has many purchasing related tasks and projects that she is responsible for, one of which is administering and managing our City’s Procurement Card (P-Card) program. Obtaining this certification demonstrates a mastery of the body of knowledge in the specialized field of P-Cards. • WINTER 2017


Third Flagstaff Indigenous Forum:

When temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can be a challenge and during the cold winter months people are susceptible to exposure to the elements. Serious health problems can result from prolonged exposure to the cold, such as hypothermia and frostbite. The outer layer of clothing should be tightly woven, preferably wind resistant, to reduce body-heat loss caused by wind. Wool, silk, or polypropylene inner layers of clothing will hold more body heat than cotton. Stay dry—wet clothing chills the body rapidly. Sadly there have been exposure deaths in the northern Arizona community. City Manager, Josh Copley said “one exposure death is too many in our community and we are committed to providing resources and awareness to reduce the risks of winter exposure.”

Wed. Feb. 8 5:30-8:30 pm Flagstaff High School Common Area

Please remember if you see someone at risk of winter exposure – do something! Contact a service for weather exposure situations. There are many community resources and programs, below are a few highlights:

Organized by Indigenous Circle of Flagstaff, with support from the City of Flagstaff. Share your experiences, voice your concerns, visit and learn, seek solutions.

Shelters • Flagstaff Shelter Services; 4185 E. Huntington Dr.;; 928-225-2533 • Sunshine Rescue Mission; 117 S. San Francisco;; 928-774-3512 • Northland Family Help Center; 2532 N. 4th St.;; 928-527-1900 Programs/Resources • Catholic Charities: Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH); 2101 N. 4th St.; or; 928-774-9125 • Flagstaff Fire Department: All-Risk Unit and/or Community Alternate Response Truck (CRT);; 928-213-2505 • Northland Family Help Center:; (928) 527-1800 • Crisis Response Network (CRN):; 877-756-4090 For more information visit

City of Flagstaff’s New Financial Transparency Portal City of Flagstaff Finance Section is proud to announce the City’s new Financial Transparency Portal through OpenGov. This portal provides users with an interactive reporting tool that allows you to explore the City’s financial data online.  Users are able to view and download financial data in various, easy-to-use graphical formats and reports. The OpenGov platform provides the community enhanced transparency and accessibility to the City’s financial data.  With this tool, the City of Flagstaff is providing historical financial data from FY 2011-12 to the current budgeted year.  Each year following budget approval, a new year of data will be added giving the community a rolling multi-year snapshot of revenue and expenditure trends.  The City’s financial information can be accessed by visiting the City’s Financial Transparency website at


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NAIPTA will offer free bus rides to the forum, starting at 4pm. Call or email if you need other transportation assistance.

Winter Exposure: Risks & Awareness “Do Something”

Contact: Chris Jocks (928) 607-8848 City of Flagstaff (928) 213-2078

Civil Rights Ordinance Reminder The City of Flagstaff has a Civil Rights Ordinance and is committed to fair treatment of its residents, visitors and those who work in Flagstaff. The City of Flagstaff prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran’s status, national origin, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression. Flagstaff also prohibits discrimination in retaliation against anyone who participates in a complaint or investigation related a claim of discrimination. For matters within the Flagstaff City limits, complaints can be filed with the City regarding discrimination in: • •

Employment Public accommodations

Owners, operators, lessees, managers, agents and employees of any place of public accommodation shall not discriminate against any person or refuse or restrict service to any person for the reasons listed in the ordinance. In addition, employers, employment agencies and labor organizations subject to the Civil Rights Ordinance, shall post in a conspicuous place available to employees and applicants for employment, notices setting forth the provisions of Section 14-02-001-0003, Prohibited Acts. Anyone involved with a place of public accommodation and any employers are responsible to review the Civil Rights Ordinance to determine whether they are subject to the ordinance and posting requirements. For more information about the ordinance visit the city of Flagstaff website


Economic Vitality Flagstaff Airport is First Class

Recently, American Airlines changed the airplanes flying in and out of the Flagstaff Airport to newer and larger aircraft, CRJ-700 series with 70 seats. This new aircraft also includes a First Class section. This means if you book a flight out of Flagstaff to another market you will be able to travel First Class all the way. In 2012, the turbo-prop Dash-8 with 38 seats was replaced by the CRJ-200 jet aircraft with 50 seats. We have now grown to the 70 seat aircraft which gives our market more seats to fill and will help to increase enplanements which other potential airlines like to see. Flagstaff is ready to grow!

Flagstaff Winter Snowplay map available 1- LL THE FLAG 8 R U 44 STAFF P-T - WIN O-D 25 TER SN ATE 6 OW SN -S PLAY OW N HOTL TR O INE AV W

Photo Credit © Arizona Snowbowl 2016



Winter Snowplay Map Official





Tips for a fun and safe day in the snow.

New for the 2016-2017 winter season, the City of Flagstaff participated in a multi-agency collaboration with Coconino County, Arizona Department of Transportation, the Coconino National Forest and residents to provide enhanced resources for visitors planning travel to northern Arizona for winter recreation. The collaboration resulted in an expanded winter snowplay map and a winter information hotline at 1-844-256-SNOW.

The winter snowplay map is free and available in English or Spanish and can be picked up at the Flagstaff Visitor Center or downloaded from The new winter information hotline at 1-844-256-SNOW, will be updated daily through the season as conditions change and provides detailed visitor information as winter recreation areas experience operational changes.

revitalized in the early 1990’s, spill-over of Downtown parkers into the North End neighborhood became an issue. Most recently, spill-over parking in the Southside has not only made it hard for residents to find spaces, but parking habits have been chaotic – with parkers parking on private property and other undesirable behaviors like blocking driveways, fire hydrants, and streets.  To address the issues of Downtown parking, five parking studies have been commissioned since 1980 and the conclusions have universally been that we need more parking and that the parking we do have needs to be managed.  The new comprehensive Parking Management is fully documented by the Comprehensive Parking Management Plan and the Administrative Guidelines – both of which can be accessed via the “Learn More” button at  The cornerstone of the plan recognizes that parking is not free and uses the concept of “payto-park” to provide a revenue source for the acquisition of additional parking (longterm solution), but also to change parking behaviors – to manage our currently limited parking supply (short-term solution).  The management of parking is accomplished by several programs, the most notable being Pay-to-park, Employee Permit Parking, Resident Permit Parking, Enforcement, and Demand Reduction. For the most convenient parking spaces in north and south downtown, more than one hundred parking kiosks (multi-space parking meters) are being installed.  Users can also purchase parking rights via a mobile app that will text or email parkers when more time needs to be purchased.  The current two-hour limitation will be removed, allowing the cost of parking to cause judicious use of these convenient parking spaces.  It is anticipated that this parking management strategy will cause there to be more spaces for customers. We expect that employees and business owners will generally choose not to park in pay-to-park spaces.  So, the plan creates places where employees are allowed to park, located on the fringes of the convenient customer parking but short of the neighborhoods. Arrangements are still being made to acquire yet more spaces.  The management of the City and County facilities by ParkFlag makes even more parking spaces available to employees (and the public) after normal business hours. To manage the existing Southside spill-over parking and the expected spill-over into neighborhoods surrounding the pay-to-park areas, a resident permit parking program will be introduced.  Recognizing that on-street parking is a public resource, and necessary for the overall parking system, this program allows for the reservation of one-half of the available parking spaces for property owners.  For fairness and for administrative purposes, these permits will be issued at one per water meter, regardless of whether or not the property is a “residential” use, and regardless of the number of units, number of tenants, and so forth. It is hoped that the comprehensive design of our parking, and options offered, will be enough to cause folks to park where desired.  However, it is necessary to backup such hope with stepped up enforcement activities, not only due to the expanded service area, but also to bring the level of service to an effective level.

Downtown Parking Management

ParkFlag will immediately invest in NAIPTA ecoPasses that allows small business employees to receive this free bus pass in lieu of their parking permit. ParkFlag is committed to building bicycle parking facilities as they build parking.  These and other parking demand reduction strategies are incorporated into the plan now and as items of further development.

Currently, Flagstaff has limited amounts of public parking, limited management of the spaces we do have, and limited enforcement of the spaces that are regulated. The impacts of these circumstances first manifested in North Downtown some time before 1980 with customers not being able to find convenient parking.  As North Downtown was

In November of 2016, the City Council approved several purchase contracts for the kiosks and software. At the same time, KCS, Inc. was authorized to move forward with the purchase of the signs (approximately 1,000 signs in 500 locations) and installation of the signs and kiosks.  Over the next few months, KCS, Inc. crews will be working all around the downtown area getting ready for the March 1, 2017 soft-start date.  The system will be fully operational on May 1, 2017.

“Everything you want to know” • WINTER 2017



High Occupancy Housing Plan High Occupancy Housing Plan efforts launched last summer to address the larger scale housing developments that provide at least 30 units per acre. Examples of High Occupancy Housing include the existing The Village at Aspen Place, the underconstruction Fremont Station, and the proposed The Hub and The Standard. Coming Soon: In April, the City will host High Occupancy Housing Workshops and Open Houses to vet ideas and concepts in order to build consensus on how our community moves forward with High Occupancy Housing. Come get involved in this important community issue this spring. What Has Been Done So Far: Between July and November, the City of Flagstaff hosted five Community Cafes alongside online public engagement to listen to the public about how density, building design, and their impacts are affecting neighborhoods, affordability and community sustainability. Later in November the City hosted two Open Houses containing informational presentations and posters on the topics of NAU housing, property management, water, traffic, transit, peer cities, land use, parking, and affordability. City staff is currently working to process all feedback and existing conditions into a rough draft document that will be used to inform the Workshops. More Information: To catch up with all that has happened so far; posters, videos, community discussions, and to follow its next steps, visit hohplan. To receive meeting announcements and newsletters, please contact Sara Dechter, Comprehensive Planning Manager at or (928)213-2631.

Regional Plan Updates: Chapter 3 After extensive coordination with City Council, City planning staff has updated “Chapter 3, How This Plan Works”, of the Flagstaff Regional Plan 2030. The primary objective of these updates is to better define the different criteria that trigger a minor vs. a major plan amendment. To view the updates or download the new pages please visit For more information please contact Sara Dechter, Comprehensive Planning Manager at or (928)213-2631. 6

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Active Transportation Master Plan

The City of Flagstaff and Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization are working on an Active Transportation Master Plan to serve as a detailed guide to enhance walking, biking, and FUTS trails in Flagstaff. Walking and biking are important to Flagstaff. The Active Transportation Master Plan will make recommendations for strategies, projects, and programs to improve the pedestrian and bicycle environment and implement the goals and policies of the Flagstaff Regional Plan 2030 regarding walking, biking, and trails. For more information about the plan, visit

Blueprint 2040 Draft Ready for the Public Your input is needed as we near completion of Blueprint 2040, the next iteration of the 20-year regional transportation plan. We look forward to working with our Mayor and councilmembers along with the Flagstaff community in seeing great gains in transit, pedestrian and bicycle facilities and services and much more! Feel free to review the draft on our website at and click on Blueprint 2040 RTP DRAFT under Quick Links. Feel free to post your comments or questions on our transportation line at (928) 213-2653 or leave a comment at with subject line Blueprint 2040. The Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization (FMPO) is the leader for coordinating regional transportation and land use planning with innovative communication and solutions. We plan, coordinate, and integrate activities necessary to maintain a comprehensive, cooperative and continuing multi-agency transportation planning program. Jurisdictions that make up the FMPO are the City of Flagstaff, Coconino County, Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA) and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) operating as “Partners in Transportation Enhancing Our Community.” The FMPO conducts regional transportation planning and the next two years holds great importance for transportation in the region. Blueprint 2040 is an update to the regional transportation plan and is in draft form and waiting for Executive Board action. The information and recommendations in Blueprint 2040 will likely be the basis for key transportation partnership and funding discussions that will begin in 2017. 


Sustainability Master Recycler Did you know Flagstaff residents and businesses are recycling only 14% of their waste? To help make Flagstaff a leader in waste prevention and recycling, the Sustainability Program is launching a Master Recycler Program. The program is an excellent opportunity to volunteer and inspire change in the community, as well as learn from experts on topics related to waste, such as reuse and repair, the sharing community, waste prevention, event recycling, sustainable behavior change and more. The first Master Recycler course is being offered this spring - Wednesdays, February 8th to March 22nd, from 6 – 8 pm at the East Flagstaff Library. Following the course, participants will be asked to complete 30 hours of community service by tabling at community events, presenting at community gatherings, or implementing projects at your places of work, study, worship and elsewhere. More information about the program and applications are available at www. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as the annual course is limited to 30 community members.

Don’t throw it away - Get it fixed for free at the Fix-It-Clinic On Saturday, February 25 th the Sustainability Program is hosting a Fix-it Clinic from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Joe C. Montoya Community and Senior Center. Bring your small household appliances, clothing, electronics, and other items that are in need of repair and a volunteer will help you repair it. In past Fix-It Clinics, volunteers have helped repair 80% of all the items brought in including toys, lamps, electronics and clothing. Just bring your broken item and we will provide the volunteers, tools and knowledge! Joe C. Montoya is located at 245 N. Thorpe, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. If you good at soldering, electronics repair, electrical repair, sewing, woodworking or general tinkering and you’d like to volunteer at the Fixit Clinic, please contact Maggie Twomey at 928-213-2144 or mtwomey@ For more information, visit

Lights Out Flagstaff Returns for a Fourth Year The fourth annual Lights Out Flagstaff celebration planning is underway. Lights Out Flagstaff offers an opportunity to celebrate our community’s commitment to dark skies, provide information about proper compliance with the lighting ordinance, and encourage wise consumption of natural resources. Lights Out is held during the same weekend as Earth Hour, an internationally recognized event encouraging individuals, communities, households, and businesses to turn off non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol of their commitment to energy conservation. In Flagstaff, we are committing two full evenings (March 24th and 25th) to light reduction during which community members and visitors will have the opportunity to engage in astronomy activities, including telescopes in Heritage Square and an evening of fun at Lowell Observatory. Find out more at www.flagstaff.

House too cold? We can help! Are you paying too much on your energy bills and still having trouble staying comfortable in your home? There are plenty of reasons why your home could be energy inefficient, including leaky windows, inadequate home insulation, unmaintained appliances, incandescent lighting and more. At our workshops, a licensed contractor will demonstrate installation tools and techniques to weatherize your home and help you save money on your utility bills. Attend the workshop to receive a free energy efficiency kit and apply the techniques you learn on your home. Workshops and materials are provided free of charge on a first come, first served basis. Childcare will be provided at both February workshops. Wednesday, February 2nd, 2017, 6:00 pm at the Hal Jensen Recreation Center, 2403 N. Izabel St. Wednesday, February 16th, 2017, 6:00 pm at the Hal Jensen Recreation Center, 2403 N. Izabel St. Thursday, March 1st, 2017, 6:00 pm (location to be determined). To pre-register visit: or call (928) 213-2144.

Earth Day is back! April 22nd, 2017 at Heritage Square Earth Day 2016 was a huge success! The event kicked off with a successful community service filled-morning with 74 volunteers contributing 148 service hours to clean up over 30 bags of litter. The afternoon event attracted over 1,600 attendees and 40 local organizations and vendors. We hope to be even more successful in 2017! We are looking for vendors/exhibitors, volunteers, and entertainers. For more information or to register, visit: www.flagstaff. or contact Maggie Twomey at (928) 213-2144. • WINTER 2017


Fire Dept.

Wildland Fire Management

City Crew 1 on-scene of a successful prescribed burn this past fall in the Flagstaff area. Photo by Flagstaff Fire Dept

The Flagstaff Fire Department’s Wildland Fire Crew serves the citizens of Flagstaff by conducting forest restoration and fuels reduction work, hazard tree removals, public outreach, and responding to wildfires. In addition, the crew also engages in prescribed fire efforts with the goal to reduce fuel accumulations and safely reintroduce low-intensity fire into the forest ecosystem. The work and dedication of “City Crew 1” can be seen throughout the area: a fire adapted resilient ecosystem that is healthier, more resilient, and safer for our community. In addition, we also manage the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project (FWPP), a voterapproved effort to reduce the dangers of a devastating wildfire and post-wildfire flooding events within the Rio de Flag and Lake Mary watershed areas. 2016 was another very productive year for operations across the FWPP project site. With the City Open Space areas on Observatory Mesa, an additional 525 acres of mechanical timber harvesting treatments was completed. We collaborated with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to implement the Digital Restoration Guide technology, an exciting new approach to forest management that helps lower costs, and increase the efficiency of forest thinning projects. The approach leverages geographic information technology and digital tablet technology to turn written forest prescriptions into interactive digital maps. These maps are then used by contractors to implement the required work.

Wood chips being mixed with coal at the Coronado Generating Station. Photo by Salt River Project


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Following the cutting, the residual slash was chipped into small pieces, and over 3,000 tons of this material was then trucked to the Coronado Generating Station near St. Johns, Arizona. The wood chips, known as biomass, was mixed with coal and burned to create electricity. While still in the testing phase, it is one more exciting way we are partnering with other land managers to create new opportunities for forest restoration across the Southwest!


A closer look at the Digital Restoration Guide In our collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the use of the Digital Restoration Guide technology has helped Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project (FWPP) land managers streamline on-the-ground thinning operations. A traditional timber layout requires field crews to mark all aspects of a timber unit with paint and plastic flagging. This results in increased labor and paint costs. The Digital Restoration Guide allows FWPP managers to use digital mapping technology to create a timber layout. This approach can reduce costs and eliminate the need to use paint to mark trees in the forest. The Digital Restoration Guide map is displayed electronically in the cab of the cutting equipment, and a Global Positioning System (GPS) allows an operator to see their location in real time. This helps contractors easily implement forest treatments.

Selected Photo Point 1 (before and after)

Selected Photo Point 2 (before and after) A GPS location is recorded for each cut tree (purple dot). This allows managers to track the accuracy and implementation of the forest treatments • WINTER 2017


5 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors this Winter

Summer is not the only time to enjoy Flagstaff’s open spaces. Although winter can be a difficult time to get out, Flagstaff has plenty of winter recreation options for you to explore! Here are few ways to get outside and enjoy the fresh mountain air this winter season. 1. Take a sunset hike at Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve. Picture Canyon has been the focus of conservation interest in the community for decades given its archaeological, ecological, and wildlife resources. Take a sunset hike and admire the cultural and natural treasures for yourself. Don’t forget to check out the petroglyphs and educational signs along the new Waterbird Trail. 2. Snowshoe on Observatory Mesa Natural Area. Go snowshoeing on the Mesa and enjoy its quiet, expansive beauty. You might even see an elk, deer, or pronghorn! 3. Stargaze at Buffalo Park. Buffalo Park offers a magnificent panorama of the San Francisco Peaks and Dry Lake Hills. Take a nighttime stroll on the 2-mile loop trail to enjoy one of the best locations for stargazing in Flagstaff. 4. Try your hand at bird watching. The Sinclair Wash, the Rio de Flag Wetlands, or Frances Short Pond are all great places to observe wintering bird species. Not a seasoned bird watcher? Don’t worry - download the eBird or Merlin Bird ID apps on to your smartphone for easy-to-use bird identification. 5. Take a guided nature walk at a watchable wildlife site. The Arizona Watchable Wildlife Experience provides audio guides for wildlife-watching sites in and around the Flagstaff area. Learn more about the various sites and download an audio guide to take with you at Don’t forget to photograph your outdoor adventures this winter. Enter your best photos in the Spring 2017 Open Space Photo Contest for a chance to win great prizes! Don’t see your favorite form of outdoor winter recreation on the list? Tell us on our Facebook page at!


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9th Annual

Flagstaff ’s small business

Utilities Division Launches Public Outreach and Rebranding Campaign

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FREE health screenings l FREE massages FREE diet & fitness advice l Natural & alternative care On-site mammography (928.522.9404 to schedule) Information about free or low-cost wellness programs And much more!

Friday • April 7, 2017 7a - 12p • Flagstaff Aquaplex

Your Utilities Division Team Leaders: Brad Hill, Utilities Director; Thomas Bolyen, Water Production Manager; Chris Kirkendall, Stormwater Manager; Erin Young, Water Resources Manager; Mark Richardson, Operations Manager; Steve Camp, Regulatory Compliance Manager; Ryan Roberts, Engineering Manager. Not Present: Jim Huchel, Reclamation (Wastewater) Manager. Photo credit: Nico Barraza, Utilities Communications.

In an effort to establish a more transparent and communicative relationship with the citizens of Flagstaff, the Utilities Division is going through a rebranding effort. We and launching a handful of new outreach campaigns to keep residents more informed on key issues and projects in the City of Flagstaff. One of the rebranding efforts will include updating our name to one that better aligns with all of the water related services we provide the community. The next effort will focus on engaging the public through various mediums including social media, educational videos, and print publications such as Cityscape.

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As part of our goal to build public trust and transparency, we will be launching our first Flagstaff Community Water Forum on February 13th at the Flagstaff Downtown Library from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. These interactive forums will include a brief presentation on a water topic in Flagstaff, followed by a discussion. The goal of these sessions is to address issues identified by the public in our Utilities Division Communication Plan (downloadable from our website). The first forum will be on climate change and its implications on the future of Flagstaff’s water supply. Erin Young, City’s Water Resources Manager, and NAU Professor, Abe Springer, will be leading the discussion. See our Facebook page for more information! We have also made changes to our website to make it more user friendly. If you have specific questions regarding water in Flagstaff, our website is a great place to start!


Upcoming Utilities Events For the latest information visit or find us on Facebook and Instagram @FlagstaffWater • • • • • • •

February 11 How to fix toilets & faucets! HomCo 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. February 13 Climate Change & Implications to Water Supply @ Flagstaff Downtown Library 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. March 25 Community Home Improvement Show @ HomCo 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. April 7 First Friday Artwalk Kick-off for Arizona’s Water Awareness Month & Mayor’s Water Conservation Challenge @ City Hall Lobby 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. April 15 Tour of Rio de Flag Water Reclamation Facility & Guided Nature Walk RSVP at 928-607-7674 for tours starting at 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 a.m. April 21 Rainwater Harvesting Workshop @ Warner’s Nursery April 22 Earth Day @ Heritage Square 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Upcoming Facility & Waterline Replacement Projects • •

We are replacing the aging Ultraviolet Disinfection Equipment at the Rio de Flag Water Reclamation Plant with new energy-efficient Ultraviolet System Projects in Your Neighborhood for 2017 include replacing waterlines over 100 years old (1906) in the southside Brannen neighborhood streets of O’Leary Street, Elden Street, Mikes Pike and Brannen Avenue, and a 1919 sewerline in Mikes Pike. We are replacing 70-year-old cast-iron waterlines downtown within Grand Canyon Avenue and Coconino Avenue. In the Kachina Estates neighborhood we are replacing aging and undersized water and sewer lines along Navajo & Aztec streets. All of these utility line replacements will include a full street pavement replacement as well! • WINTER 2017


Initiation Fees rolled back to opening day rates in 1979!*


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Veteran's Home Project context map

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Veteran’s Home

Technogym® Treadmills Schwinn Bikes Group Fitness Floors Weight Room Equipment Classes And much more!

Membership includes: • 2 Clubs, 3 Pools, 4 Steamrooms, 6 Jacuzzis, 2 Kids Clubs, 9 Courts, State of the art Weight and Cardio Equipment, plus much more! • Personal Training, Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy and Tanning on site, Small Group Training

Over 120 Group Fitness Classes a week including: • Cycling, Zumba, Step, Pilates, Aqua X, Les Mills®, POUND, NIA, willPower and grace®, Mindfulness and Meditation, Yoga, plus more! • Check our website for a schedule of classes! *Expires 2/28/17

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On December 6, 2016, the City Council passed and adopted Ordinance No. 2016-41: An ordinance authorizing the conveyance of ten (10) acres of land on McMillan Mesa to the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services for the purpose of constructing a veteran’s home on the site. This has been a project that City Council and staff have been working on since 2012. Significant progress was made on May 7, 2016 when the State approved $10 million appropriation for the veteran’s home in Flagstaff. The state contribution provides only part of the funding required to construct the home, federal funding is still required for construction to begin.

United States Geological Service (USGS)

On October 18, 2016 the City Council approved the lease agreement with the General Services Administration (GSA) acting on behalf of the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The United States Geological Survey (USGS) will continue their lease with the City of Flagstaff for at least another 20 years! The City is excited to continue the relationship with USGS. USGS campus was established on McMillan Mesa in the 1960’s. Originally, it was the base of operations for scientists involved in astrogeology related to the NASA Space Program. Since that time, the Campus has expanded to include scientists involved in geology, geography, water resources as well as astrogeology. The USGS campus employs over 200 scientific personnel. The City is excited to continue the partnership with USGS!

Switzer Canyon FUTS

May, 2016 The City Flagstaff acquired 4,365 sq. feet of property to complete the necessary acquisition required to begin the construction of the Switzer Canyon Flagstaff Urban Trail System (FUTS) trail. The Switzer Canyon trail project will construct .75 miles of new FUTS trail on the south and east sides of Cherry Hill between the end of Terrace Avenue and the intersection of Switzer Canyon Drive and Turquoise Drive. This segment will complete the Switzer Canyon FUTS Trail, a 2.25-mile trail that extends from downtown Flagstaff to Buffalo Park.  Construction is planned for summer of 2017.

Pine Knoll FUTS

The City of Flagstaff has acquired a 10.31 acre Flagstaff Urban Trail System (FUTS) trail easement from the Flagstaff Unified School District. This is located on the north side of Pine Knoll Drive between Lone Tree Road and San Francisco Street, adjacent to Kinsey School. The Pine Knoll Trail is a new FUTS trail funded by a federal Safe Routes to School grant. For more information contact City Real Estate Manager Charity Lee at (928) 213-2072 or by email

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Parks and Recreation


he City of Flagstaff’s Parks and Recreation Department is your community connection for parks, swimming lessons, leisure classes, programs, entertainment, and special events. You can always count on us to do our very best to serve the recreation needs of the community. We take pride in knowing we offer everything you and your family like to do. You’ll find just what you need at 4 recreation centers, an ice rink, more than 24 developed parks, one pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, two disc golf courses, 17 ball fields, 50 miles of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System, 2 skate parks, and a BMX park, providing year round programs and activities. If you need more information about any of our programs or facilities, please visit us at

Bushmaster Park Outdoor Fitness Area

The City of Flagstaff is proud to announce the addition of an Outdoor Fitness Area at Bushmaster Park. As part of the Bushmaster Park expansion, the city has completed the installation of an ADA accessible outdoor fitness area for everyone ages 14 and up. The fitness area is furnished with 12 pieces of Greenfields outdoor fitness equipment designed to work all of the major core muscle groups. The area features 3 units of ADA accessible equipment including a vertical press, lateral pull down, and chest press machine. The additional fitness equipment is designed for cardio and core muscle workouts. Come and check out this great new feature at Bushmaster Park. For more information please visit

Programming for Everyone

The City is dedicated to providing individuals with physical and mental challenges the opportunity to participate in recreation and leisure programs. If you need special accommodations to participate in any program, please notify us at the time of registration. Arizona Relay Service, a public service for the hearing impaired, is available at 7-1-1.

Recreation Scholarships

Parks and Recreation offers scholarships, depending on availability of funding (up to $30 maximum per year). Scholarships are for individual use and can be requested for City of Flagstaff programs, swim lessons, and other staff run activities. Visit www.flagstaff. for more information.

Reduced User Fees

The Reduced User Fee program offers a 50% reduction in price (for selected recreation programs) to families who are experiencing financial hardships. Applicants must provide proof of receiving assistance from any of the following programs: SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps), Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, or Cash Assistance and City of Flagstaff residency. Reduced fees aren’t applied to the cost of training books and materials or contracted Instructor classes.

Online Registration

You can register for classes and purchase or renew a membership online all from the comfort of your own home. You can also browse and review information for classes and activities and print out your own household calendar. To use the online system to register for programs and activities, you’ll need a credit card and your Household ID number. If you have a previous receipt, your Household ID number will be located in the top left corner of the receipt. If you are unable to locate this information or are new to Flagstaff, please call (928) 213-2300 to set up your account. WebTrac requires a payment with a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card. You can access our online registration system directly at


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928-213-2310 For more information please visit our webpage at

Adult Volleyball

Registration: Date/Days: Price: Ages:

January 9-February 3 February 21-April 28 (Monday-Friday and Sundays) $275 per team until 2/3/17 18 and older

Adult Softball (1st Session)

Registration: Date/Days: Price: Ages:

March 13-April 14 April 30-June 25 (Monday-Friday and Sundays) $350 per team until 4/14/17 18 and older

Adult Softball (2nd Session)

Registration: Date/Days: Price: Ages:

May 15-June 16 July 9-September 24 (Monday-Friday and Sundays) $325 per team until 6/16/17 18 and older

Adult Coed Hockey

Registration: Date/Days: Price:

April 10-May 26 June 4-October 1 (Sundays) $200 per person (plus an additional USA Hockey member fee paid directly to USA Hockey) Ages: 18 and older Mandatory evaluation of players required on Sunday, May 28 at 5:00 p.m. at Jay Lively Activity Center.


1702 North 4th Street Flagstaff, AZ 86004 928-213-2300 For more information please visit our webpage at The Aquaplex is a recreation center designed for family fun and fitness. Enjoy year round activities and programs, including swimming, a climbing wall, group exercise classes, and a fitness floor. An admission fee is charged to participate in activities and programs in this facility either by paying a daily admission fee or purchasing a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month membership. Discounts for classes are given if you are a pass holder. Meeting rooms and a party room are available for rent by the general public. Please see the website for additional information and pricing.

Nutrition Programing – New!

Special nutritiownal programming designed toward healthy weight loss available to pass holders in January! See our schedule for weekly times and locations throughout the month.


Recreation cont.

Group Fitness Class Descriptions Adult Bootcamp

Personal Training

Take your workouts to the next level through personal training with Travis. Discounts for members and bulk session purchases. Don’t suffer through another mediocre workout: “commit to be fit today!” Contact the Aquaplex for more information.

Train like a professional using body weight and a wide variety of equipment in this high intensity, circuit based class. Ages: 16 and older

Open Pickle Ball


Monday-Friday, 8:00-11:00 a.m. Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 p.m. Sundays, 3:45-5:45 p.m. Price: Free to pass holders. Daily admission price is $2 for adults and $1.75 for youth Punch passes, $30 for youth and $35 for adults (20 visits), $40 for youth and $50 for adults (30 visits) Ages: 12 and older *Pickle ball punch passes and daily admissions are valid for pickle ball access only and don’t include use of the other amenities in the facility.

Core Fitness A dynamic class that focuses on core engagement for healthier posture and stability through a wide range of motions. Ages: 12 and older

Feldenkrais Method Rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement in this unique, low intensity, low impact class. Ages: 16 and older

Friday Night Hoops

Bring a team of 5 players and get ready to scrimmage! Winners stay on the court and play until they lose. Days/Times: Fridays, 6:00-8:45 p.m. Ages: 16 and older

Group Cycling Feel the burn on our SPD compatible stationary bikes as we take you for an intense, fun ride with a rockin’ soundtrack. Ages: 16 and older

Fitness Classes

Group fitness classes are FREE and UNLIMITED (excludes classes taught by contracted instructors ($) for pass holders. Non-pass holders pay daily admission price and includes use of the of facility before or after your class. See the monthly group fitness calendar at the front desk or for a full list of classes, days, and times. We strive to program the movement studio for all ages at convenient dates, days, and times. Space and equipment in classes are allocated on a first come, first served basis. See our most recent group fitness schedule at

Insanity Live Leave whatever is holding you back outside of the classroom and master athletictraining drills, cardio conditioning, and strength training to reach your personal best. Ages: 16 and older

Water Aerobics (P) 12-1 p.m.

Water Aerobics (P) 9-10 a.m..

Suspension Trng (FF) 5-5:45 p.m.

Insanity Live 12-12:45 p.m.

P90X Live 9-10 a.m.

Adult Bootcamp 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Insanity Live 12-12:45 p.m.

Strength & Stamina 9-10 a.m.

Group Cycle 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Women’s Run/Walk (FF) 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Adv Beginning Ballet ($) 11:45 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Adult Bootcamp 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Aqua Yoga (P) 10-11 a.m.

Core Fitness 6:30-7 p.m.

Core Fitness 10-11 a.m.

Intermediate Contemporary Dance ($) 7-8:15 p.m.

WEDNESDAY Cycle Express 7-7:45 a.m.

Water Aerobics (P) 12-1 p.m. Beginning Ballet ($) 1:45-3:00 p.m. Kids Yoga (BS) 4-5 p.m.

THURSDAY Open Movement Studio 8-9 a.m. Pilates 9-10 a.m. Yin Yoga 10-11 a.m.

Water Aerobics (P) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feldenkrais Method 6:30-7:30 p.m. FRIDAY Open Movement Studio 8-9 a.m.

Water Aerobics (P) 12-1 p.m. Pilates 12-12:45 p.m. Insanity Live 5:30-6:30 p.m. SATURDAY Group Cycle 8:30-9:30 a.m.

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Adult Bootcamp (FF) 9-10 a.m.

Beginning Ballet ($) 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Kids Fit Jr 11-11:45 a.m.

Beginning Ballet ($) 5:30-6:30 p.m.


Pilates Movement 9-10 a.m.

Water Aerobics (P) 5:30-6:30 p.m.


TUESDAY Open Movement Studio 8:-9 a.m.

Zumba 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Adult Bootcamp 4:30-5:30 p.m.


Kids Yoga (BS) 4-5 p.m.


Water Aerobics (P) 9-10 a.m.


Water Aerobics (P) 12-1 p.m.


Adult Bootcamp (G) 4:30-5:30 p.m.


Water Aerobics (P) 12-1 p.m.


Aqua Boot Camp (P) 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Open Movement Studio 8-9 a.m.

Intermediate Ballet ($) 6:45-8:00 p.m.

Water Aerobics (P) 9-10 a.m.

Vinyasa Yoga 10-11 a.m.

Aqua Yoga (P) 10-11 a.m.

Zumba ($) 5:30-6:30 p.m.

MONDAY Open Movement Studio 8-9 a.m.

P90X Live 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Pilates 12-12:45 p.m.


SUNDAY Water Aerobics (P) 12-1 p.m.


Group Fitness Class Schedule (Aquaplex)


Pilates A classic physical fitness system used worldwide that develops functional strength for all body types and ages. Ages: 12 and older

P90X The one and only P90X is at the Aquaplex! This intense workout is presented in a circuit format, and set to an awesome soundtrack. Ages: 16 and older

Strength and Stamina Exciting calorie burning group exercise class with both cardio and strength training components. Ages: 12 and older

Suspension Training Learn a variety of bodyweight and movement based exercises to work range of motion, balance and dynamic strength utilizing our Tru-Fit Unit® suspension trainers.

Ages: 12 and older

Vinyasa Yoga A flowing, dynamic form of yoga connected to breath. Ages: 12 and older

Yin Yoga A passive practice where poses are held for 1-4 minutes at a time. Ages: 12 and older

Zumba A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. Ages: 12 and older

Aquatic Classes (Ages 12+) Water Aerobics

Come and join us in the pool for a fun intermediate cardio and strength building, full body workout.

Water Zumba

Aqua Zumba is a fun cardio experience where you get to dance your heart out in the pool while getting fit.

Swim Lessons

Private and Semi Private Swim Lessons Sign up for private or semi-private swim lessons and receive instruction based on your individual needs and goals. Lessons taught by highly trained instructors who are passionate about the water and meeting your needs. Multiple days and times available for all skill level lessons. Ages: 6 months to adults

Group Swimming Lessons Enroll your child in swim lessons where they can learn lifesaving swimming skills in a group setting which is supportive, comfortable, and fun while still being challenging. Multiple weekday and weekend sessions available each season year round. Ages: 6 months to adults

Community Events 928-213-2311

Are you planning a wedding or special event in a City park? Recreation Services rents many beautiful parks and facilities and our updated permit makes the process easy and will prove to be the best deal in town. Give us a call at 928-213-2311 or 928-213-2312 to discuss your many options or visit us at

Bubble Palooza

Bubble Palooza, is the first ever celebration of bubbles in Flagstaff. All activities and entry is FREE! The day will include bubble blowing, a look into the science behind the magic of bubbles, hands on activities, a bubble blowing contest, Zorb ball racing, bounce houses, the chance to stand inside a giant bubble and much more!  This event will replace the annual Soar into Spring Kite Festival.    This event replaces the annual Soar into Spring Kite Festival. Day/Date: Saturday, May 6 Time: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Ages: All ages Location: Foxglenn Park, 4200 E. Butler Ave (parking at Sinagua High School and Knoles Elementary School)

Downtown Newsletter

Water Boot Camp

Visit for the latest event information including event relevant Council meetings, street closures and event dates.

Water Yoga

There are three ways to give event feedback to the City: Phone: 928-213-2318 Email: (click on “Report a Concern”)

A heart pumping cardio and strength building, full body workout in the pool will keep you coming back for more.

Aqua Yoga is a low impact and low intensity class, which focuses on building balance, strength, range of motion, core stability and coordination.


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Special Event Feedback


Recreation cont. Jay Lively Activity Center (JLAC) 1650 N. Turquoise Drive Flagstaff, AZ 86004 928-213-2340

Wellness Through Weight Training

For more information please visit our webpage at The Jay Lively Activity Center is a year-round public ice skating rink that provides fun recreational opportunities for the entire family. Public skating, sticks and pucks, open hockey, freestyle, and adult skate sessions are some of the programs offered. Please see the monthly online calendar for the most up-to-date information on when each activity is offered. A private party room is available for rent during public skate sessions for special events and birthday parties. JLAC is also home to the NAU Club Hockey, Flagstaff Youth Hockey Association, Flagstaff Figure Skating Club, Coed Hockey and several adult hockey user groups.

Public Skating Hours

Tuesdays..................... 2:30-4:00 p.m. Wednesdays................. 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 5:30-7:00 p.m. Thursdays................... 2:30-4:00 p.m. Fridays........................ 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 5:30-8:00 p.m. Saturdays.................... 1:00-4:30 p.m.

Public Skating Rates (per person)

Youth (5-17 years)................................................ $3.50 Adult (18 and older).............................................. $6.75 Active Military/ Senior (55+) ................................ $5.00 Skate Rental ......................................................... $4.00

Joe C Montoya Community and Senior Center

245 N Thorpe Rd. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 928-213-2765 For more information please visit our webpage at The Joe C. Montoya Community and Senior Center is a recreation center designed for family fun and fitness and host to Coconino County’s Senior Lunch Program. Enjoy year round activities and programs, including group exercise, dance, leisure classes, and a fitness center. Meeting rooms are available for rent by the general public for clubs, groups and organizations.

Center Hours

Monday-Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Fitness Center Memberships

Prices: $6 per month or $65.50 per year Ages: 55+ Days/Times: Monday thru Thursday 12:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Friday 12:00-2:00 p.m. Prices: $8.75 per month or $97.75 per year Ages: 18-55

Friday: 7:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.

Continue the road to a healthier and happier self in a modern, relaxed, and welcoming fitness facility. Days/Times: Monday and Wednesday 9:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

We offer personalized fitness training for older adults to improve strength and fitness. Days/Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Prices: $25 per month or $60 for 3 months Ages: 55+

Senior Stretch

Come experience increased flexibility, strengthened muscles, improved balance and much more! Days/Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Prices: $1 per class Ages: 55+

Walking Group

Meet at Joe C Montoya Community and Senior Center and enjoy a sociable walk with others in and around the Flagstaff area. For more information contact Jack Welch 928-714-0504 Days/Times: Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. Before October 4th Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. After October 4th Prices: Free Ages: 18+

Mixed Levels Stretch and Laugh Yoga

Laughteryoga is a series of yogic exercises undertaken voluntarily, with the express purpose of inducing laughter. Through gentle breathing and yogic exercises, we reach your heart with playful laughter exercises and soon reach a crescendo of excited belly laughter. The laughter comes straight from the heart as pure joy. For more information or to register, contact Instructor Melinda De Boer Ayrey at 928-527-8604. Days/Time: Tuesdays, 5:15-6:30 p.m. Price: $13 per class/$42 for 4 classes/$69 for 8 classes

Move With Ease

Learn sensorimotor activities that stimulate efficient functioning of the motor neural networks to support balance. Instructor Christina Boyd 928-863-0595 Days/Times: Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Prices: $15 per class. $7 per class with purchase of 4 week series. Ages: 18+

Therapeutic Stretch and Laugh Yoga

This offering utilizes gentle Iyengr Hatha Yoga. Safe techniques for body alignment, core strength are taught. Instructor: Melinda De Boer Ayrey 928-527-8604 Days/Time: Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Price: $13 per class. $42 for 4 classes. $69 for 8 classes Ages: 16+ • WINTER 2017


Stretch and Laugh Chair Yoga®

Explore the endless benefits of chair yoga. Instructor: Melinda De Boer Ayrey 928-527-8604 Days/Time: Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Price: $3 per class. Ages: 16+

Arts and Drawing Class

FUNdamentals of craft drawing! You will have a solid point of depth in which to create. Instructor: Dee Brewer 928-286-9088 call to register Days/Time: Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Price: $47.95 per 4 week session Ages: 16+

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Join us for this National celebration highlighting issues confronting today’s seniors. Guest speakers, fitness demonstrations and a catered lunch are all offered! For more information contact Louis Lucero at 928-213-2767 Days/Time: Wednesday, May 31, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Price: Free Ages: 16+

Hal Jensen Recreation Center

2403 N. Izabel St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004 928-213-2760 For more information please visit our webpage at

The Hal Jensen Recreation Center is a recreation center designed for family fun and fitness with a variety of drop-in hours. Enjoy year round activities and programs, including group exercise, dance, leisure classes, and a fitness center. Meeting rooms are available for rent by the general public for clubs, groups and organizations.

Center Hours Monday-Friday Monday-Friday Saturdays Snow Days FUSD Closures

1:00-8:00 p.m. (18+) 2:15-8:00 p.m. (17 and under) 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (all ages) 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (includes Winter and Spring breaks)

Health and Fitness Classes Orchids (Basic Technique for Turkish/Egyptian Dance)

Move to ancient rhythms of the Middle East while you discover how to move your body in surprising ways. Many of the moves improves flexibility of the torso and the moves are beneficial to the spine, as the full-body undulation moves lengthens (decompress) and strengthens the entire column of spinal and abdominal muscles in a gentle way. For questions or to sign up for this class, contact Karen Custer Thurston 928-773-7824 Date/Time: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.   Price: $40 month or $15 single class Age: All

It’s not too late!

Keep your tax dollars local and choose programs you support:

Make a tax credit donation when you file your taxes by April 15, 2017 and receive a dollar-for-dollar credit against Arizona state taxes owed!

You can donate up to $400 as an individual, or $800 if married filing jointly!

Learn more and donate securely at: Foster Care Org:


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Recreation cont. Drop-In Programs Full Court Basketball

Dates/Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays (October and November), 5:00-8:00 p.m. Price: Free Age: 18 and older (17 and under if needed or asked to play)

WINTER2017 Daddy- Daughter Ball

Dads, grandfathers, uncles or even big brothers are cordially invited to treat that special little girl in your life to an amazing night out! The evening will be complete with a catered dinner, desserts, crafts, dancing, and the opportunity to purchase pictures to remember this special occasion. Semi-formal attire suggested. There will be no onsite registrations, so please register in advance. You won’t forget this night! Date/Time: Saturday, April 8, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Price: $50 per couple ($20 for each additional guest) Ages: All ages Location: Joe C. Montoya Community and Senior Center (245 N. Thorpe Rd.)

Game Room

Coming in May 2018

Night Court

Shake off the nerves and tryout for your shot at becoming Northern Arizona’s Got Talent 2018 winner! Participants will compete in 3 age categories: 12 and under, 13-17, and 18 and up.

Enjoy billiards, ping-pong, air-hockey, foosball, and more board games than you can imagine. Utilize this comfortable space to play, read, relax, study or watch TV.

Join us in playing and competing with and against the “GOOD GUYS” from the Flagstaff Police Department. Dates/Time: 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, 9:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Price: Free Age: 6th grade through 12th grade Location: Coconino High School

Fitness Center Weight Room Passes

Begin the road to a healthier, happier and less stressed you. Orientation is required prior to purchase and “ask the instructor” assistance is available upon request. Days/Times: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 6:00-9:00 a.m. Monday-Friday, 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:45 p.m. Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Price: $6.50 (ages 18-54) or $5.50 (ages 55 and older and active military) per month $59.00 (ages 18-54) or $48.25 (ages 55 and older and active military) per year Ages: 18 and older Days/Times: Price: Ages:

Monday-Friday, 3:00-5:00 p.m. $2.25 month or $20.00 year 13-17 years

Special Events Spring Break Bash

Don’t miss out on the fun!! Join us for a fun-filled week of activities including; cooking classes, arts and crafts, and games galore! Please call the center for more information. Date/Time: Monday-Friday, March 13-17 (times and activities vary) Price: Free Ages: 5-17 Location: Hal Jensen Recreation Center

Northern Arizona’s Got Talent Singing Competition

Preliminaries: Date to be announced, held at the Coconino Center for the Arts. Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. (no registrations will be taken after 7:00 p.m. as auditions will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.) Semi-Finals: Date to be announced, doors open at 5:30 p.m. Competition begins at 6:00.p.m. Finals: Date to be announced, doors open at 5:30 p.m. Competition begins at 6:00 p.m. and there is a $5 entry fee.

Upcoming Special Events June: Summer Programming July: Touch A Truck For more information on any of these special events, please call the Hal Jensen Recreation Center at (928)213-2760

Siler Homes Activity Center (SHAC) 3330 E. Elder Flagstaff, AZ 213-2760 (Hal Jensen Recreation Center)

The Siler Homes Activity Center offers crafts, board games, and various group games.  The Center is open to all ages and is also available for private rentals.  We will be planning new activities and gathering information on other ideas and activities that the community would like to see offered.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Center Hours Monday-Friday Saturdays Snow Days FUSD Closures

3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (all ages) 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (all ages) 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (all ages) 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (includes Winter and Spring breaks) • WINTER 2017



Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library

Downtown Library 300 W. Aspen Avenue 928.213.2330 Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00am to 9:00pm Friday 10:00am to 7:00pm Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm Sunday 10:00am to 2:00pm

East Flagstaff Community Library 3000 N. 4th Street 928.213.2348 Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am to 9:00pm Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm


Join the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library for preschool storytime! Every fall, winter and spring, both the Downtown and East Flagstaff Libraries hold preschool storytimes for newborns to 5 year olds. The storytime experience integrates many school readiness skills that will promote your child’s success in the classroom. Storytimes will cultivate your child’s language and listening skills, and will help to develop a love of reading and learning. Storytime activities may include singing, finger plays, knee bounces and, of course, a story! Call the Downtown Library at 213-2381 or the East Flagstaff Library at 213-2348 for more details.

Downtown Library Events Family Storytime

Stop by the library any Wednesday evening for this special time of stories and songs for the whole family. Year-round. 6:00pm. All ages.

Saturday Story Stop

Start your weekend off with this fun-filled morning of stories, songs and crafts. Year- round. 10:30am. All ages.

Family Game Day

About every 8 weeks, we interrupt our Saturday Story Stop for this special family time activity. Enjoy board games, puzzles, and Wii gaming with your family on February 25th and April 22nd. 10:30am to 12:00pm. All ages.

Lego Club

We’ll supply the Legos, you bring the ideas. Held the second and fourth Mondays of each month through May, except for Spring Break Week. 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 5-10.


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Gaming Days

Stop by the Community Room at the Downtown Library for Wii and X-Box gaming. Bring a friend and pick your game. Held the first and third Wednesdays of each month through May, except for Spring Break Week. 3:00-4:30pm. Ages 8-18.

Busy Fingers

Come join us for stories and crafts as we explore new themes each time. Held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month through May, except for Spring Break Week. 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 3 and up.

Picking Up S.T.E.A.M.

Learn about crazy stuff, based on nonfiction books, and then try an experiment, craft or game related to the topic. Held the third Thursday of the month. 3:454:45pm. Ages 8 and up.

East Flagstaff Community Library Events Family Movie Night

Enjoy popcorn and a free PG movie each month. Tuesday, February 14th, 6pm. All ages.

Crafty Corner

Express your Creativity in the Crafty Corner. Tuesdays, January 10th -March 7th, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 5 to 13.

Preschool Express

Surprises galore are in store when we get together for stories, songs, and games. Tuesdays, January 10th-March 7th, 10-10:45am. Ages 3 to 5.

Baby Laptime

Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays, knee bounces, rhymes, and more with your infant. Thursdays, January 12th-March 9th, 9:00am-9:30am. Ages 0 to 2.

Toddler Tales

Your toddler will delight in this special time for stories, songs, games, and more. Wednesdays, January 11th – March 8th, 10:00am-10:30am. Ages 2 to 3.

Homework Help

During this time, an on-call staff person is available to help with homework questions. Ask at the front desk for more information. Wednesdays, January 11thMarch 8th, 1:30-2:30pm. Grades K-12.

Game Day

Play game systems and table top games in our community room. Fridays, January 13th –March 10th, 2:30-3:30pm. Grades K-12.

Lego Club

You bring the imagination, we’ll supply the LEGOs for fun filled afternoons of creating and building. Thursdays, January 12th-March 9th, 3-4:30pm. Grades K-5.


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Examples of Piles in Violation of Bulky Regulations: Examples of Piles in Violation of Bulky Regulations: Examples of Piles in Violation of Bulky Regulations:

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c Televisions or appliances. Call 928-213-2110 to schedule a special pickup

c Televisions or appliances. Call Items cannot be placed curbside until one week prior to the scheduled startadate. 928-213-2110 to schedule Call 928-213-2110Debris or visit for more information. special pickup c Construction Items cannot be placed curbside until one week to the scheduled start date. c prior Televisions or appliances. Call Call 928-213-2110 or visit for more information. 928-213-2110 to schedule a Items not bagged, Pilespickup in excess of 5’ x 5’ x 10’ special ccConstruction Debrisboxed, or bundled. Items cannot be placed curbside until one week prior to the scheduled start date. Call 928-213-2110 or visit for more information.




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c Items Pleasenot make sure your items are bagged, boxed, or bundled, c bagged, boxed, or bundled. Piles in excess of 5’ x 5’ neatly x 10’ stacked curbside, and 3 ft. from any other objects. c Please make sure your items are bagged, boxed, or bundled, neatly • FALL 2016 27 stacked curbside, and 3 ft. from any other objects. • FALL 2016 27 c Please make sure your items are bagged, boxed, or bundled, neatly stacked curbside, and 3 ft. from any other objects. • FALL 2016 27 • WINTER 2017

c Please make sure your items are bagged, boxed, or bundled, neatly stacked curbside, and 3 ft. from any other objects.


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