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CITYSCAPE Cover photo by Alex Wood



2018 Election Guide TRANSPORATION DECISION 2018



Flagstaff City Council | (928) 213-2015

Residents’ experience benefits with new online payment portal

Mayor Coral Evans Elected to a two-year term in 2016 Vice-Mayor Jamie Whelan Elected to a four-year 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 term in 2016 Councilmember Jim McCarthy Elected to a four-year term in 2016 Councilmember Scott Overton Elected to a four-year term in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014 Councilmember Eva Putzova Elected to a four-year term in 2014 Flagstaff City Hall 211 W. Aspen Ave. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (928)213-2000


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Mayor: Coral Evans Vice-Mayor: Jamie Whelan Councilmembers: Celia Barotz Charlie Odegaard Jim McCarthy Scott Overton Eva Putzova City Manager: Barbara Goodrich Deputy City Managers: Kevin Treadway Shane Dille Send comments or suggestions to: The City of Flagstaff, Arizona publishes Cityscape as a service to its citizens. Information contained herein may be freely copied or reproduced in print or other forms in order to continue dissemination of information for the public good. Every effort is made to ensure that information published here is timely and accurate. No portions of the contents of Cityscape may be reproduced or copied for commercial or financial gain, with the exception of the advertisements. Additional copies may be obtained by contacting Communications Manager Jessica Drum, (928) 213-2061. Cityscape is produced and printed by

In recent months, Flagstaff residents report positive experiences when paying for municipal services online. One resident stated, “It’s great to have the convenience; I don’t have to worry about paying my bill, and there’s no need in remembering to mail it!” The City’s payment portal, provided by Point & Pay, enables residents to make a fast, one-time payment without logging in with the Quickpay option. Simply go to the payments page at, and follow the prompts to pay your Miscellaneous Billing Statement. Quickpay also avoids unwanted late fees! Residents can also become a registered account user to gain access to several features. Join the other 96% of activated account users to experience the efficient payment portal with the ability to:  Establish/update

account information and

settings  Store/update  Make

payment methods


 Enable Autopay

for recurring payments (also helps to avoid late fees and service disconnects)

 View

and download billing statements

 View

payment and billing history

 Establish

and manage communication preferences, such as paperless billing

 Receive

email notifications for each billing cycle, upcoming payments, payment confirmation or failure, enrollment in paperless billing, and many more

Save time and money by switching to paperless

Approximately 32% of our existing account users have opted into paperless billing and activated Autopay for the ability to ‘set it and forget it.’ One resident who has enabled

this feature reports, “I love it! I no longer need to worry about digging up a paper receipt; all of my transactions are available online.” You too can enjoy the many benefits when you make the switch today! Take the ecofriendly approach and make life easier. When you enroll in e-Billing, you’ll reduce cumbersome stacks of paper, gain 24-hour account access, and help make Flagstaff a greener community. By activating the paperless option, you’ll embrace the City’s sustainable strategy and experience convenience at your fingertips! Flagstaff automatically sends friendly email reminders notifying you of:

1 Enrollment in paperless billing 2 An upcoming due date 3 A new bill 4 A new account statement and more.

Safe and secure transactions

The City knows you depend on a secure payment system that offers peace of mind and Point & Pay’s PCI-compliant solution does just that – ensures your sensitive data is not jeopardized when making payments. Point & Pay designed their payment solution to protect your personal and payment information from cyber compromise, or exposure to fraud. They follow industryleading security standards by the PCI Council and other national associations by utilizing:  Strong

encryption controls

 Intrusion

detection/prevention systems

 Enterprise-grade


Pay-by-phone option

For customers without online access or who prefer to pay by phone, Flagstaff offers a toll-free number with multilingual customer support specialists available to take your payment between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Point & Pay’s customer service specialists’ best illustrate their commitment in providing high quality service by guiding you through the payment process step-by-step and accommodating whatever your needs may be. To pay by phone, please dial (844) 368-5925, and select Option 2.

FALL2017 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

The City of Flagstaff’s Purchasing Section was awarded the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Award by the National Purchasing Institute for the eighth consecutive year. In 1995, the National Purchasing Institute established a program designed to recognize organizational excellence in public procurement.  The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) is awarded annually. This prestigious award is earned by those organizations that demonstrate excellence by obtaining a high score, based on 33 standardized evaluation criteria. The evaluation criteria are designed to measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, procurement knowledge, professional purchasing certifications, e-procurement and leadership attributes of the procurement organization. Moreover, for fiscal year 2018, the City of Flagstaff was one of only 11 government agencies in Arizona and one of only 65 cities in the United States and Canada to receive the award.

Seasonal Parking Ordinance

The City of Flagstaff has seasonal parking restrictions that begin November 1 and continue through April 1. The restrictions state that “no person shall park, or permit to be parked, on any street between midnight and 7 a.m.”. Although there are exceptions to the ordinance which are identified below, the City of Flagstaff is asking citizens to remember that the purpose of this ordinance is to allow street staff to thoroughly clear the streets of snow and ice. The ordinance for the safety of the community and will be in effect even if it is not snowing outside. There is no one hour “grace period”. Vehicles may be cited at 3 a.m. The Flagstaff Police Department will enforce the parking restrictions and you could receive a citation even if it is not snowing, however; if it is snowing and an officer sees the violation you will receive a citation and your vehicle may be towed to ensure the safety of the community and snow removal staff.

Winter Parking Ordinance exceptions (Flagstaff City Code: 9-1-1-3).

The seasonal parking restriction allows vehicles to remain parked on specifically designated streets in the downtown area until 3 a.m. The restriction shall be in effect from 3 a.m. until 7 a.m. for the following areas: a). Both sides of Leroux Street from Benton Avenue to Phoenix Avenue, and from Route 66 to Cherry Avenue. b). Both sides of Benton Avenue, Cottage Avenue, and Phoenix Avenue from Leroux Street to Agassiz Street. c). Both sides of Aspen Avenue from Beaver Street to Agassiz Street. d). Both sides of Birch Avenue and Cherry Avenue from Beaver Street to San Francisco Street.

The current ordinance does contain approved locations that are exempt to the parking prohibition. These exempted locations are as follows: a) The north side of the westerly one thousand (1000) feet of Coconino Avenue. b) Both sides of Pine Cliff Drive, for a distance of nine hundred (900) feet south of the south curb line of Ponderosa Parkway.

e). The North side of Route 66 from Beaver Street. to Agassiz Street.

c) Both sides of Locust Street (formerly Cottonwood Street), for a distance of three hundred fifty (350) feet south of the south curb line of Ponderosa Parkway.

f). Both sides of Agassiz St. from Route 66 to Birch Ave.

d) All public streets in the Aspen Place at the Sawmill development.

All other streets in the downtown area, including both sides, the entire lengths of San Francisco Street and Beaver Street will maintain the midnight to 7 a.m. parking restriction.

e) Streets in those areas of the City that have been zoned to the Traditional Neighborhood District zoning designation. The City of Flagstaff and the Flagstaff Police Department would like to thank members of the public preemptively for their compliance.

City of Flagstaff Holiday Garbage, Recycle and Landfill-Hazardous Product Center Schedule Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22, 2018) Landfill-Hazardous Product Center (HPC)- CLOSED Thursday’s collection moves to Friday, Nov. 23, and Friday’s collection moves to Saturday, Nov. 24. Christmas Day (Dec. 25, 2018) Landfill-HPC - CLOSED Every collection day moves one day later (e.g.: Tuesday collection moves to Wednesday, Wednesday to Thursday... Friday to Saturday) New Year’s Day (Jan. 1, 2019) Landfill-/HPC - CLOSED Every collection day moves one day later (e.g.: Tuesday’s collection moves to Wednesday, Wednesday to Thursday... Friday to Saturday) ​Landfill-HPC Holiday Hours on Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve 7 a.m. – noon PLEASE CALL (928) 213-2110 WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

Having a party?

The Flagstaff Police Department is concerned with the safety, peace and quality of life in our community. We would like to provide information to consider when hosting a party: ˜˜ Please be respectful of your neighbors and ˜˜ Have a designated sober person to superinform them of your intent to have a party, vise intoxicated individuals and monitor working cooperatively to maintain the for alcohol intoxication. peace of the neighborhood. ˜˜ Keep noise down to prevent disturbing the ˜˜ Offer a variety of food and non-alcoholic peace and quiet of the neighborhood. drinks to guests. ˜˜ Pick up all trash and remnants of the party ˜˜ Verify no one under the age of 21 is consuming any form of alcohol.

in a timely manner.

Be aware that many crimes are often associated with parties that endanger safety and impact the quality of life within our community. These crimes have consequences such as criminal convictions, arrest, fines, probation, eviction from some properties, jail time, loss of academic scholarships, employment, financial aid and/ or privilege to drive in Arizona. Some of the more frequent crimes associated with parties violate Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) and Flagstaff City Codes (FCC) include: a) ARS13-2904 Disorderly Conduct: A person commits disorderly conduct if, with intent to disturb the peace or quiet of a neighborhood, family or person, or with knowledge of doing so, such person engages in fighting, violent or seriously disruptive behavior or makes unreasonable noise.;

f) ARS28-1381 DUI: It is unlawful for a person to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, any drug, or a vapor releasing substance containing a toxic substance.

g) FCC6-01-001-0010B Resisting an Officer: If an Officer is exercising their official duties, b) ARS13-1203 Assault: Intentionally, know- it shall be unlawful for any person to interfere ingly or recklessly causing any physical injury with, resist, delay, or obstruct an officer. to another person. h) FCC6-8-001-005 Party Response: Provides c) ARS4-244.41 Underage consumption: For a person less than twenty-one years of age to have in the person’s body any spirituous liquor.

for recovery of cost associated with response to large parties, gatherings, or events. The second response ordinance states, that should a second or increased police response for an unruly party, gathering, or event deemed by d) ARS4-241M: Person under the age of 21 the police department as a threat or hazard to who solicits another person to provide alcothe public welfare is subject to a fee for police hol. services to the responsible persons of the une) ARS4-241Q: Providing alcohol to a person ruly party, gathering, or event. Such responses under 21. frequently create an unnecessary burden on available police resources of the city. • FALL 2018


Tourism & Visitation Did you know that every man that walked on the Moon trained in Flagstaff? When Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon on July 20, 1969, he at once met the audacious challenge of President John F. Kennedy to land an American safely on the Moon, while turning our species into citizens of the world. Over the ensuing three years, 11 other people walked on and explored the Moon. Astronauts including Neil Armstrong, Alan Shepard, Buzz Aldrin and Flagstaff scientist Jack Schmitt trained in Flagstaff and multiple locations in northern Arizona to prepare for the moon landing. To mark the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing in 1969, Flagstaff launched an 18-month lunar legacy celebration in July for all to experience Flagstaff’s scientific role in the Apollo Moon missions. A recent Los Angeles Times article (July 1, 2018) summed it up best with the headline “Feel like an astronaut” and “A look at Flagstaff, Arizona, where Apollo 11 astronauts trained before landing on the moon.” Read the full story and more articles covering Flagstaff’s lunar legacy under “reviews” on Flagstaff’s lunar milestones:  Every one of the 12 astronauts who walked on the Moon prepared for their journeys in northern Arizona.  Artists worked with scientists at Lowell Observatory to create detailed lunar topographic maps, while cartographers at the USGS Flagstaff Science Campus developed geological maps of the Moon.  USGS Flagstaff Science Campus scientists taught astronauts geological principles and techniques at Meteor Crater, the Grand Canyon, Sunset Crater, and the cinder fields that blanket northern Arizona.  Astronauts studied the Moon through


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telescopes at Lowell Observatory, Northern Arizona University, and the US Naval Observatory.  Using explosives, scientists created a simulated lunar surface in the cinder field near Sunset Crater, complete with a network of craters modeled after authentic Moon craters for training astronauts and testing several lunar rover vehicle simulators (moon buggies) in the surrounding volcanic features.  For decades Flagstaff has and continues to be an epicenter for space science studies.

Must see lunar locations:  Cinder Lake Crater Fields  Coconino Center for the Arts  Grand Canyon National Park  Lowell Observatory  Meteor Crater  Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument  US Geological Survey Astrogeology Science Center

Join the Flagstaff celebration of one of humankind’s greatest achievements of setting foot on the Moon and attend the lunar activities happenings through 2019. Visit exhibits, attend lectures, book signings, demonstrations, or enjoy lunar photography, guided hikes or restaurants and bars offering moon-themed dishes and drinks. A calendar of events is available at


Photo courtesy of the Flagstaff CVB, location Root Public House.

WIPE the SMILE on your FACE


Flagstaff is a foodie paradise and the gastronomy scene is expanding. In January, Phoenix Magazine, published an article Escape to Food Mountain and stated “our critic’s favorite Arizona food town (Hint: It ain’t Scottsdale)…pound for pound, the greatest Arizona dining town is Flagstaff.”

Flagstaff. The idea -- to capture the moment one experiences with a delicious dish or cocktail that is served to perfection that makes you delight in savoring the flavor, texture, aroma and fun – which brings a smile to your face with every mouthwatering bite or every sip of carbonated effervescence.

Flagstaff has approximately 200 restaurants to experience and taste. As a result, the Flagstaff CVB launched a new creative campaign featuring our mountain town with amazing recipes from a few of our restaurants. The “Wipe the Smile on your Face” is an integrated marketing campaign primarily leveraging owned and earned media, with strategies to increase awareness, and inspire and motivate visitation to

Wipe the Smile on your Face will continue to evolve, always adding newly procured content and recipes. Visit flagstaffarizona. org/wipethesmile for a complete dining guide in addition to the featured locations and recipes. As with most Flagstaff CVB projects, the campaign has been locally sourced including models and photographer.

Inaugural service between Flagstaff and Denver

tarting March 31, 2019, the Flagstaff Airport (FLG) will partner with United Airlines to provide daily, non-stop service to Denver International Airport (DEN). This flight will provide an additional carrier for the Flagstaff Airport and a new market for United. This route will fly seven days a week, with two flights per day departing in the morning and mid-day on an ERJ-145 aircraft which seats 50. “We have been working closely with United Airlines to bring this additional airline and destination to Flagstaff and we are beyond excited to have this addition to our airport. We know this will further help enhance air service to our business and leisure travelers,” said Economic Vitality Director, Heidi Hansen. “We are thrilled to bring United service to Flagstaff and the customers of northern Arizona for the first time with our new daily non-stop service to Denver,” said Steve Jaquith,

United’s Vice President of the Denver Hub. “Offering customers new service to Denver gives them even more opportunities to connect to United’s domestic and international route network. We’re looking forward to connecting Flagstaff customers to the world and providing another new destination for our customers traveling through Denver.” “Our Business partners can now get to their destinations from Flagstaff and arrive in the same business day. We are eager to partner with United Airlines and have daily, non-stop to Denver and beyond.” said Airport Director Barney Helmick. The addition of a second airline is a huge win for the business community giving them another option to connect globally and makes Flagstaff more competitive to attract new industry,“ said, Business Attraction Manager Gail Jackson. For more information contact Airport Director, Barney Helmick at (928) 213-2933 or email

FALL in love with your skin! Ask about Pixel and Photorejuvenation! Join us at our new location 1515 E Cedar, Suite C1 Call for free consultation: 928.255.5440 • FALL 2018



Residential bulky trash pickup Use it Right

If you receive residential waste and recycling service, you’ve likely taken advantage of the City’s bulky trash collection service. While this free service allows for convenient disposal of numerous items that don’t fit in your trash bin, it can cause problems in our neighborhoods if not used correctly. The following tips will allow us to continue to efficiently collect your waste and keep Flagstaff clean.

1.Place it on the curb at the right time.

This fall, commit to reducing your unnecessary idling. Why?


� Idling for more than 10 seconds wastes more fuel than turning the engine off and on again.

� Waiting for the train: train crossings can take up to three minutes; turning off your engine can be done safely.

� Idling is linked to increases in asthma, allergies, and heart disease.

� Waiting for a friend in the parking lot of your favorite store.

� Worried about damaging your engine? Today’s vehicles warm up more efficiently when they’re driving than sitting in the driveway.

� Picking up kids from school. Kids are especially vulnerable to poor air quality because they inhale more air per pound of body weight.

� Avoiding idling can save you money.

� At any drive-through!

Pledge to TURN IT OFF today! Learn more, complete the pledge and enter to win prizes at:

Innovate Waste Challenge


re you an entrepreneur looking to create a profitable business that actively contributes to waste diversion in Flagstaff? Then the Innovate Waste Challenge is for you! The Challenge offers a chance to share your business ideas to convert a portion of Flagstaff’s waste stream into a marketable product. Through a partnership between the City of Flagstaff, Moonshot, and the Small Business Development Center, participants will compete for $8,000 in cash prizes and business coaching. Applications are due on March 5, 2019 so gather your team and start crafting your ideas to recycle, repurpose, or prevent waste. Details on the Challenge are available at


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As a Flagstaff resident, you receive a bulky trash pickup once every five weeks. Collection starts in each section on Mondays, so place items on the curb by Monday morning of your scheduled week. In an effort to keep our neighborhoods clean, please wait to place your items at the curb until the Sunday before your scheduled pick up week. To find out your collection week and sign up for reminders, visit www.recyclebycity. com/flagstaff.

2.Dispose of appropriate items.

You can’t throw everything in your bulky waste pile. The service is designed for any household trash that doesn’t fit in your

standard bin, yard waste, and small furniture items. Appliances, hazardous material, and construction waste are not accepted. You can find the proper disposal and recycling options for these items by visiting

3.Keep it separated – move your green waste over.

Help us divert your green waste by keeping yard debris and tree limbs separated and easily accessible from the rest of your items. This allows crews to easily collect it and prevent it from being disposed with other trash. Just make sure your pile is not any larger than 5x5x10 feet.

If you have any questions about the bulky trash collection service,

please call (928) 213-2110.


Become a Master Recycler

ave you met a Master Recycler yet? This group of volunteers has been spreading the word about all things waste and recycling at events like Earth Day, Fix-it Clinics and the Farmer’s Market. They may have even knocked on your door to chat about how to recycle properly. Together they have helped inspire thousands of Flagstaff residents to reduce, reuse, and recycle more. Do you share a similar passion for inspiring sustainable behavior change in your community? If so, consider joining this group of community champions making Flagstaff a more resourceful community. In becoming a Master Recycler, you’ll learn from experts during an eight-week class that covers topics, such as curbside recycling, composting, sustainable behavior change theory, and more. You’ll also get in-depth tours of local waste and recycling facilities. Once you’ve completed the course, you and other Master Recyclers will educate other Flagstaff residents by tabling at community events, delivering presentations at your place of work, worship, or school and consult with businesses and events to reduce their waste. The next Master Recycler course will run one night a week for eight weeks starting in February. Course details are still being worked out, but you can be added to our waiting list and receive notifications by emailing or calling (928) 213-2158. You can also find out more information on the program by visiting


FLAGSTAFF’S FIRST CLIMATE PLAN The City of Flagstaff is preparing for change. Since January, the City has been working with community members to create Flagstaff’s first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. A draft Plan is ready for your review this fall.

What is a Climate Plan?

A climate plan is a way for a community to lay out how it will respond to local impacts from climate changes. This roadmap identifies ways for a community to prepare for negative impacts, creates opportunities for collaboration, and lists actions that governments, businesses, and residents can take.

The draft Plan is ready for your feedback.

Community input is needed to make sure the Plan addresses your concerns and questions. Climate preparedness will require action from everyone in the community. Now that we’ve put some ideas for action on paper, we want to hear from you to see if we’ve gotten it right. See the Share Your Thoughts box below for ways to get involved..

What’s in the Plan? The Plan sets three central goals:

How will climate change in Flagstaff?

 Reduce Flagstaff’s community greenhouse gas emissions – how we contribute to climate change – by 80% by 2050.  Prepare the city’s communities, systems, and resources to be more resilient to climate change impacts.

Compared to today, by 2050 we expect to see:

 Address climate change in a manner that prioritizes those most impacted and ensures the costs and benefits of climate adaptation and mitigation are equitably distributed.

Hotter temperatures, from an increase in daily minimums, meaning fewer cold days.

How will we do this?

Less snowpack. More rainfall instead of snowfall. More severe drought conditions as temperatures rise. Increased wildfire risk for local forests.

What are the benefits to taking action as a community? The benefits of a Plan are broad. The City is committed to prioritizing “win-win” solutions that have strong benefits for both the climate and other parts of the Flagstaff community. Some co-benefits include the following: Protecting natural areas can support recreation for residents and visitors. Preparation is far less costly than response. Programs that help us prepare can have a high return on investment (ROI). Climate action can help us support Flagstaff families, vulnerable residents and neighborhoods. We can improve quality of life and support the local economy.

This Plan focuses on seven areas of our community. These focus areas will be affected by climate change, yet also present opportunities for action.

How will this affect our community? Climate change is already here. Average temperatures in Coconino County have been rising since about the mid-1980s. Almost all years since 1985 have had average annual temperatures above the long-term average. There are many potential impacts of climate change in Flagstaff, throughout the community. A few examples: • More days over 90 degrees, which could create demand for cooler homes or unsafe conditions for seniors who need to keep cool. • Winter tourism could change due to warmer winters and less natural snow. While some businesses can easily adapt, others may have to change their operations. • Our parks may require more water to keep playing fields ready for sports, increasing irrigation costs. • Flooding could get worse, as the chance for extreme storms increases. • The forest could be closed more often in the spring due to increasing drought conditions.

Energy Natural Environments

Waste & Consumption

Water Resources

Public Health & Emergency Services

Transportation & Land Use Economic Prosperity & Recreation

What’s next? After hearing from Flagstaff community members and the Flagstaff City Council, the Plan will be revised to incorporate public feedback. On Nov. 20, 2018 the Plan will be presented to City Council for their review and consideration. If adopted, the Plan will guide decisionmaking and local action.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: COFFEE & CLIMATE An informal meeting to learn more about the Plan and ask questions of staff. Friday, October 19 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Kickstand Kafe, 719 N Humphreys St COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSES Thursday, October 4 5:30 – 7:30p.m. Monday, October 8 5:30 – 7:30p.m. Thursday, October 11 5:30 – 7:30p.m. All three events will take place at the Murdoch Community Center, 203 E. Brannen Ave.

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS City Council Draft Review #2 October 9 Council Work Session, 6 p.m. City Council Draft Review #3 October 23 Council Work Session, 6 p.m.

Review the draft and learn more at www.Flagstaff.AZ.Gov/ClimatePlan • FALL 2018


Flagstaff 15 minute makeover

Changes to plastic recycling


y now you’ve probably heard about the changes to the types of plastic that you can recycle. In the past, residents were able to recycle all types of plastic containers as long as they were rigid. Going forward, the only types of plastic you can recycle are bottles, jugs, jars. While these changes can be frustrating, they are ultimately the result of major changes to the international recycling market. Until recently, China has accepted roughly half of the world’s plastic and paper recyclables. Earlier this year, China placed a sudden ban on much of this material, which has sent international markets for recyclables into a tailspin. As a result, Norton Environmental, the company responsible for sorting and selling Flagstaff’s recyclables, has been unable to find buyers for these types of plastic. Flagstaff is not alone, as many other communities around

the country have been forced to remove items from their acceptable materials list or send significant amounts of formerly recyclable materials to the landfill. Moving forward, make sure you’re recycling the right stuff. Under the recent changes, you’ll no longer be able to recycle any plastic container that does not fit a bottle, jug, or jar shape. That means that your yogurt tubs, take-out containers, cups, plastic bags, and produce containers need to go in the trash. It is important to keep these and other non-recyclable items out of your recycling bin, as “wishful recycling” only makes the process more expensive and harder to recycle materials of value. If you have questions about these recent changes or you need to touch up on your recycling basics, visit www.recyclebycity. com/flagstaff or call (928) 212-2153.

Got 15 minutes to keep Flagstaff beautiful? It’s time for the 12th annual 15-minute makeover! Join community members at 10:15 am on October 15, 2018 in picking up litter where you work, live or play. The Flagstaff Community Stewards program will supply trash bags, recycle bags, and disposable gloves if you need them. Sign up to participate on our Facebook event page or by sending an e-mail to mtwomey@ After the event, post a photo of your group with your trash bags on our Facebook page with #Flag15 to be entered into a drawing for gift certificates to local restaurants! Wash and Huntington Dr. on October 20, 2018 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. We will be working on mitigating a new Join us for a Drop-off Day, Dump the Drugs invasive species in Switzer Canyon Wash. The and Shred-A-Thon event Saturday, October 27, Common Teasel is a thistle like plant that 2018, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come to the Flagstaff aggressively spreads and overtakes native Police Department parking lot at 911 E Sawmill species. There will be volunteer opportunities to safely dispose of expired or unwanted drugs to cut seed pods, dig out plants, collect trash and syringes, latex paint, sensitive documents, and other improvement projects in Switzer electronic waste, and automobile tires. We Canyon Wash, off of Huntington Dr. We will will properly dispose of or recycle all items to also have a family friendly Make a Difference keep then out of our landfill and water system. Day Bingo game and a drawing for items Attendees can drop off up to two banker boxes donated by local businesses who support our of sensitive documents for shredding. No work. Lunch will be provided to volunteers commercial waste will be accepted. If you have at the close of the event. questions, please contact Maggie Twomey at Please bring a hat, reusable water (928) 213-2144 or container, work gloves, sturdy shoes, and tools (shovels). Some tools will be provided. Contact Maggie Twomey at Make a Difference Day or (928) 213Join the City of Flagstaff for the 2018 Make 2144 with questions or to sign up as a a Difference Day event at Switzer Canyon volunteer.

Drop-off Day - Put your waste in the right place!

Preserving and protecting cultural resources at Picture Canyon


Photo: Amanda de Lano, photo entry in the Spring 2017 Open Space Photo Contest. Taken at the Waterbird Petroglyph site in Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve.


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icture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve is home to the largest concentration of Northern Sinagua petroglyphs in the Flagstaff area. These petroglyphs were pecked into the basalt boulders and canyon walls over 1,000 years ago. They are culturally important historical sites to eight neighboring tribal groups. The Waterbird Petroglyph Site provides a one of a kind opportunity to experience one of the most significant concentrations of petroglyphs within the Preserve. Flagstaff Open Space works to protect these sites, allowing visitors to observe unique resources. To provide protection Flagstaff Open Space participates in the Arizona State Parks Site Stewards Program. It was Site Stewards who this year discovered new damaging graffiti at the Waterbird Site. The damage the Site Stewards discovered included defacing the site with

random scratches and attempted signatures. When rock art is altered, it can never be repaired and forever negatively impacts the ability of future visitors to view an irreplaceable cultural site. Vandalism of this kind removes links between the past and present, preventing current and future generations from experiencing a former time and degrading our ability to understand complexities of the past. In response to the reported vandalism, the Open Space Program partnered with the Museum of Northern Arizona and members of the Picture Canyon Working Group this past summer to remediate the graffiti vandalism. Flagstaff Open Space also continues to partner with the Arizona State Parks Site Stewards Program with increased surveillance of designated cultural sites within the Preserve. Between June 30, 2017 and July 1, 2018, an estimated 10 volunteer

Site Stewards donated a total of 90 hours to monitoring the archaeological resources within the Preserve. You too can be a positive influence. The next time you visit Picture Canyon, please ensure that you and your fellow visitors are using the Preserve with respect. Please do not touch rock panels as the natural oils from your hands can damage the petroglyphs. Do not scratch or draw on petroglyph panels or boulders. The act of scratching a name or mimicking a petroglyph figure onto a boulder or rock panel causes irreparable damage and is a significant offense to a federally protected cultural resource and is punishable by law. Together we can ensure that future generations can experience and enjoy these incredible petroglyphs as we do today. If you witness vandalism of any kind (natural or cultural resources) within the Preserve, please contact the Open Space Program at (928) 213-2154 immediately. If you are interested in becoming a Site Steward for Flagstaff’s Open Spaces Program, please contact the Arizona Site Stewards Program.



Lumberjack March* | City Hall | 5 p.m. Downtown Pep Rally* | Heritage Square | 5:30 p.m.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 – HOMECOMING DAY Café au Louie – Alumni Breakfast | 1899 Bar & Grill | 9 - 11 a.m. Parade* | campus perimeter | 11 a.m. MakerLab – open session* | Cline Library | noon Volleyball vs Portland State | Rolle | noon Tailgate* | lots P66 and P66A | 1 p.m. Football vs Cal Poly | Skydome | 4 p.m. * Free event

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WATER SERVICES Arizona WateReuse Program of the Year Award


n July 23, Flagstaff Water Services Reclaimed Water Program received the 2018 Program of the Year Award at the WateReuse AZ Annual Symposium! The Program was recognized for its diverse methods of using reclaimed water to enhance Flagstaff’s quality of life, protect its future supplies and make good use of every drop. Currently, water reclamation offsets Flagstaff’s drinking water consumption by 20 percent. The WateReuse Association, founded in 1990, is a national not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting sustainable culture through water recycling. The Association distributes accurate information about reclaimed water and advocates legislation for increased water reuse options. WateReuse AZ brings together a wide variety of water professionals to support the development of reclamation and advanced treatment endeavors in our state. This award showcases the many ways reclaimed water enhanced recreational, economic, and sustainability needs in Flagstaff in 2018: »» The Bushmaster Park Pump Station was constructed to provide a higher volume of reclaimed water to the area and accommodate future demands.

Brad Hill, Water Services Director

The City of Flagstaff is committed to the responsible and safe use of reclaimed water. In response to public concern, a commission was formed in 2012 to investigate Compounds of Emerging Concern (CECs). Its five-year study, completed in 2018, concluded “there were no data to suggest that the continued use of reclaimed water provides undue risk to human health.” This determination allowed for the City to move forward to the next step – an Advanced Treatment Feasibility Study – reviewing the potential costs, benefits, and new infrastructure associated with Potable Reuse for Flagstaff’s future. As a leader for emerging water reuse technologies, our Reclaimed Water Program engages in every effort to ensure safety, transparency, and community support.

»» Frances Short Pond, part of the Rio de Flag stormwater system, is regularly topped off with class A+ reclaimed water. The Pond received a new aerator this year to provide balance for its fish and plant life.


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ater service in Flagstaff is dependent on a steady supply of electricity. Should power fail, the city’s reservoirs hold a 44-hour water supply, based on average use. In the event of a fire or during summer when water consumption rates are higher, this supply will be quickly diminished. While our electric utility has redundant safeguards in place to avert a long term power loss, a major disaster can still impact the power grid. Arizona Public Service Company (APS) estimates a minimum 48-hour repair time, creating a potential deficit in the City’s water supply. As part of a proactive Emergency Response Plan, Flagstaff Water Services is taking action to ensure our water system will not go dry during a disaster. The pilot program involved renting backup generators with sufficient power to maintain water production operations at Lake

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Mary Water Treatment Plant in an extended power outage. The next step is procurement of up to five generators which will meet the energy requirements to produce drinking water in the event of an emergency. It takes a lot of power to pump 75% of our water from 1500 feet below the ground’s surface and run it through a treatment process. The bid review process is underway for the purchase of the first three generators, with delivery anticipated by the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2019). Once the new generators are delivered, the rental units will be phased out. This backup plan ensures Flagstaff residents have a secure source of drinking water, especially during an emergency.

Flagstaff celebrates 30 years of water conservation! Thirty years ago, Flagstaff’s per-person water consumption was on the rise and in 1989, we reached our highest per capita water use at 186 gallons per person per day. To address this increasing water use, in July 1988, the Flagstaff City Council adopted the first water conservation ordinance, which marked the beginning of many significant actions that have reduced Flagstaff’s water use. The community uses the same volume of drinking water today as we did in 1988 even though our population has increased by over 40%. The community now uses 91 gallons per person per day – a dramatic decrease in just 30 short years. Stay tuned for lots of fun events the City’s Water Conservation Program will be hosting this year as we celebrate this great achievement!

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»» Reclaimed water also sustains Picture Canyon’s rich ecosystem as it travels through the Rio de Flag. Flagstaff consistently releases class A+ water into the Rio to benefit the local environment and replenish our aquifers. »» Reclaimed water is used throughout the summer on our parks, school grounds, golf courses, public landscapes, and on the NAU campus.

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hat do you think about advanced treatment for Flagstaff’s water? Do you want to be part of the conversation on potable reuse? The Recycled Water Survey is now available online on the Flagstaff Community Forum at https://www. As we investigate secure water sources to meet Flagstaff’s future needs, options to recycle Class A+ reclaimed water to purified drinking water could provide a reliable resource.

A transparent community dialogue is critical in our decision-making as we look into safety measures, costs, and other factors involved in advanced treatment. To learn more about what these terms and processes, please visit our website: https:// The survey only takes a few moments to fill out. Please help us understand our city’s concerns as we move forward together toward a safe, reliable, and sustainable water future!


The future of water in Flagstaff


aintaining Flagstaff’s 100-year Adequate Water Supply Designation through long-term planning is a challenge Water Services takes seriously. A diverse water supply is critical in maintaining a reliable water system. Groundwater is extracted from 24 wells, which are cycled to meet production demands. Surface water is collected from Upper Lake Mary, and class A+ reclaimed water meets many local landscaping and environmental needs, offsetting potable water demand by about 20%. Supply diversity in our system minimizes the impact on the aquifer and provides flexibility for the City to shut down certain wells for maintenance or emergency operations. Due to careful use and conservation efforts, per capita water consumption has decreased since 1990, even as the population increased. See our website for details: Water-Use-and-Existing-Water-Supplies). Even with our culture of conservation, it is projected that our city will likely need an additional water source within the next few decades. The current safe yield supply is expected to support population growth up to 100,000 residents. At the current growth rate average of 2.2% per year with a per-person daily average use of 91 gallons, this could occur as early as 2040. Several factors could influence this future-needs timeline, such as changes in climate, population, tourism numbers, and continued conservation efforts. Water Services uses conservative estimates to account for the fluctuation of these unknowns in all water production planning. To meet the area’s future needs, the City is considering additional groundwater development and a variety of water reclamation methods. Ongoing Feasibility Studies will determine Flagstaff’s best choice based on quality, supply, and cost-effectiveness. Weighing our options Groundwater Development: Red Gap Ranch Purchased in 2005 to accommodate our future water needs, the City’s land at Red Gap Ranch includes 8,500 acres, located 40 miles east of Flagstaff. Testing has shown that Red Gap Ranch could adequately provide for Flagstaff’s prospective future demand, though distance and elevation changes could impact costs and efficiencies. The study currently being conducted, by Jacobs Engineering, will provide the capital cost estimates for pipeline construction and infrastructure, including

ongoing operations and maintenance. The study also considers cultural and environmental impacts to ensure minimal disturbance over the pipeline’s 40-mile journey to Flagstaff. The City anticipates that this analysis will be finished in early 2019. Advanced Treatment for Potable Reuse Flagstaff currently treats our effluent to Class A+ reclaimed quality. About 20% of the total reclaimed water produced is delivered back to Flagstaff customers, used by schools, parks and commercial use for landscapes, lawns and snowmaking. The remainder of the Class A+ reclaimed water is discharged into the Rio de Flag waterways, which nourishes local ecosystems and eventually replenishes our aquifer. This is a form of Indirect Potable Reuse (IPR), sending reclaimed water through an “environmental buffer,” allowing for natural filtration and blending with the ground water supply over a period of time. In 2018, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) joined a growing number of states adopting rules allowing further purification of Class A+ reclaimed water to produce potable drinking water. This ruling opened the door for new water supply options in our arid state. The Advanced Treatment Process would build on our current reclamation system, producing purified drinking water, which could then recharge the aquifer or Upper Lake Mary. This can be accomplished either through an IPR process, or directly integrating into the water distribution system as a Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) option. Moving to Advanced Treatment is not cheap. It involves extensive new infrastructure and technology to safely purify Class A+ reclaimed water to augment our potable supply. Water Services, in conjunction with Brown and Caldwell Engineering, recently completed a feasibility study on Advanced Treatment at our two water reclamation plants which broke down the options and their potential costs. Indirect Potable Reuse (IPR) Flagstaff’s options for increased IPR include: »» Aquifer Recharge with reclaimed water: injecting into an aquifer to be later pumped and processed. »» Aquifer Recharge with advanced-treated (purified) water: advanced treatment of the water before returning it into the aquifer, either through direct injection or environmental buffers.

»» Surface Water Augmentation with purified water at Upper Lake Mary: blending advanced treated water with our existing lake supply. Direct Potable Reuse »» Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) is a tighterlooped water recycling system. It takes Class A+ reclaimed water, purifies it through an advanced treatment system, then directly returns this purified drinking water to the City’s potable distribution system. This method transforms wastewater into a pure drinking water source, without using an environmental buffer. To learn more about these terms and technologies, visit our website’s


education page. The City continues to explore all options, which will be presented to the public in future community forums. This an important step forward, as planning and construction could take upwards of a decade to complete. Please join the conversation on potable reuse now! Take our Recycled Water Survey, available on the Flagstaff Community Forum webpage. We need community input to shape the planning process as we move into to a sustainable water future together.

Flood Control District

he Coconino County Flood Control District (FCD) is charged with reducing the risk of flood loss, minimizing the impact of floods on human safety, health and welfare and restoring and preserving the natural and beneficial values served by floodplains.

In May 2018 the FCD Board of Directors affirmed the boundaries of the District to ensure that the District is established in accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes. Based on a recent review of FCD policies by independent legal counsel, the FCD boundaries must match the boundaries of Coconino County and include all taxable properties within it. The Flood Control District Tax must be levied on all taxable properties within the County including the municipalities of Flagstaff, Fredonia and Page that administer their own floodplains, and have been exempt from FCD taxation since the Flood Control District was formed in 1984. This means that the Flood Control District tax will now appear on all tax bills within Flagstaff, Page and Fredonia. Coconino County is now taxing all private and commercial properties within all municipalities consistent with Arizona’s 14 other counties who all assess flood control district taxes on all properties within their boundaries (irrespective of floodplain administration). For more information please contact 928-679-8188 orvisit www.coconino.

Why were properties in Flagstaff, Page and Fredonia excluded from the Flood Control District? At the time the FCD was established in 1984, the interpretation of state statute was that those cities and towns like Flagstaff, Fredonia and Page that administer their own floodplains could “opt out” and not be included in the taxing area for the FCD. However, the recent review by independent legal counsel determined that independent floodplain administration does not exempt communities within the County’s boundaries from their FCD tax obligations. Does this change impact flood insurance requirements for my property? No. The requirement for flood insurance is determined primarily by whether a property is in a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-designated flood area. If your home or business is in a high-risk flood area (known as a Special Flood Hazard Area or SFHA) and you have a mortgage through a federally regulated or insured lender, then you are required to carry flood insurance. The FCD Board's affirmation does not impact flood area designation by FEMA. What will be the resulting tax bill to homeowners and commercial properties given the boundary affirmation? The new annual FCD tax rate for residential and commercial properties is 18.08 cents per $100 of assessed property valuation. A home valued at $300,000 will be taxed approximately $54.24. Based on the County’s 18% commercial assessment ratio, the FCD tax bill for a commercial property assessed at $500,000 would be $162.72. • FALL 2018


Low Water Landscape Rebate Program


re you ready to stop mowing a use on average by 17%, and commercial lawn, reduce your water bills, create customers reduced water consumption by about pollinator gardens, and SAVE WATER? 10%. But averages can be deceiving. The same Although water use in Flagstaff is on a decline, study also demonstrated that 11 residences and there are 2 commercial still ample sites increased opportunities their water use for Flagstaff after the rebate residents and had been issued. businesses to To ensure become even water saving more water outcomes, efficient. the Water When looking Conservation at all water Staff thought consumption more resources across our would be the population, key to success. the average We joined forces Flagstaff with the plant resident uses experts at The A Low Water Landscape complete with active rainwater harvesting (the rain Arboretum 91 gallons per barrels) and passive rainwater harvesting (swales of river rock to funnel day! Reducing at Flagstaff monsoon rains to plants). outdoor, to create potable water landscape design use can lead to significant water savings for each documents, as well as unique plant lists for each household and thus for us all! neighborhood in Flagstaff. These plant lists In the spring and summer of 2018, the consist of low-water, drought-tolerant, locally Water Conservation Program decided to revamp available plants and provide guidelines for the the Low Water Landscape Rebate Program, watering, light, and soil needs of each plant. formally called the “Turf Rebate Program.” They also let gardeners know about expected The program started in 2005, and back then, bloom-times so that residents can have a a citizen could receive a rebate if they removed beautiful garden all growing-season long. at least 1500 sqft of lawn. A study conducted The revamped Low Water Landscape in 2016 on the efficacy of the program showed Rebate Program has also done away with that residential customers reduced their water the minimum lawn size requirement for

participation, and the rebate is now $0.25 per square foot of thirsty lawn removed. Before issuing a rebate, the Water Conservation staff do an analysis of participants’ past water use data. We also ask residents to fill out a “Water Calculator Tool” to estimate water use trends after conversion to a low water landscape. To receive the rebate, 50% of the landscape must be low-water (ideally native) plants, only 20% of it may be covered in rock, and no spray irrigation or water features can be included. Additionally, to promote the program, we’ve been approaching those around town with exemplary low water landscapes already, and asking them if they might put a small sign in their front yard. The sign invites neighbors to speak with the homeowner about the benefits of such a yard – from bird sanctuary to delightful blooms to major water (and money!) savings. Keep your eyes out for these blue signs around town! Thus far in 2018, the Water Conservation

Program will helped residents replace over 23,000 square feet of grass with low water landscapes. Our planned expenditure of $5,800 for low water landscape rebates will result in approximately 676,400 gallons of water saved annually. All the resources and information you need are at or call us at (928) 213-2403.

Water Conservation Program starts Strategic Plan


he City of Flagstaff Water Conservation Program has begun a strategic planning process. After analyzing Flagstaff’s water use trends, water conservation staff will work with an advisory committee of Flagstaff community members. Together they will create a draft list of future water conservation efforts that could be pursued. The Flagstaff community will assist in evaluating this list for water

saving potential, community preference, and cost effectiveness. At the end of this process the Water Conservation Program will have a strategic plan that provides direction for the next 20+ years. The Flagstaff community is invited to participate in this process through community meetings and online surveys. Please check www.flagstaff. to find out how you can get involved!

In your neighborhood – Capital Projects Page has a NEW LOOK! Want to know more about Water Services Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) in the community? Our “In Your Neighborhood” website page has a fresh new look. This page includes an interactive map, which ties current projects to their locations in the city, along with a brief description. The CIP program budgets approximately $13 million dollars annually, funded by User Revenues, Capacity Fees and Bonds. The development of the CIP is a highly collaborative process between city staff and outside consultants, who conduct condition assessments of Water Services assets and infrastructure. This includes everything from pipe in the ground, to our numerous Treatment Plants. The process ranks projects


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and improvements considering these factors: »» Replacement of aging water and sewer infrastructure. »» Undersized pipeline replacements to allow for growth and infill. »» The acquisition of new water resources, wells and pump houses. »» Energy efficiency upgrades »» Stormwater drainage improvements »» Water and sewer line relocations »» Process improvements »» Automation and technological improvements »» Upgrades to safety and security The “ranked” projects are incorporated into a ten-year plan, where the budget process factors in. Some projects span multiple years due to cost. All projects are

coordinated with other ongoing City of Flagstaff Roadway Construction Projects to save money and minimize street closures. Each year, the current CIP program and budget is approved by City Council. That’s when some projects become more visible to the public, in the form of road work. So, if you are curious about any of the water or sewer related construction work

around town, you can easily learn about these projects by visiting Water Services’ “In Your Neighborhood” page. It’s a map, it tells a story; it’s our way of keeping you informed.



Propositions 419, 420, and 421 present an integrated and comprehensive approach to improve Flagstaff’s transportation system, address congestion, and plan for our future. The three proposals work together to address the diverse transportation needs of our community. INTEGRATED PLAN: These proposals present a comprehensive regional approach to address our street, pedestrian, bicycle, and transit needs. • FALL 2018


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Improving traffic flow: Continuation of the existing tax will allow Flagstaff to construct the most essential projects for the next 21 years. This includes major efforts to address congestion along West Route 66 and Butler Avenue and reduce reliance on Milton Road.

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Improving bicycle and pedestrian pathways: Proposition 419 adds missing segments of sidewalks, bike lanes, and trails throughout the City.





Increasing safety: Proposition 419 includes traffic signal modernization, advanced traffic management systems, and dark sky street lighting to improve public safety.

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Leveraging Resources: If Proposition 421 passes, NAU has committed to paying more than $1 million per year to fund a Universal Access Pass (UPASS) program to open up transit for all students. New tax 15 cents on a $100 purchase The Mountain Line Transit Tax was renewed at a rate of 29.5 cents on a $100 purchase in 2016, and this proposal allows the transit system to better respond to public requests for more frequent, and later-running bus service. If Proposition 421 passes, the total transit tax rate would be 44.5 cents on a $100 purchase.

Bus Frequency Improvements on Most Routes Current Weekday 30 minutes Business Hours Weekends 60 minutes

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Proposition 422 is a Flagstaff City Council ballot measure that would provide authority to issue $25 million in general obligation bonds. If approved, it would provide funding for City programs to address housing affordability, both home ownership and rental. Housing costs are 43.2% above


the national average*

 Council Goal: Address high cost of local housing, both home ownership and rental  Housing Attainability for the Flagstaff Workforce Report – Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona


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about prop 422 Creation of an Advisory Committee

How will the money be spent?

ƒ Council to determine membership

If proposition 422 passes, funds will be available to:

ƒ Committee is advisory to the Council ƒ Council makes all final decisions, primarily during the annual budget process

ƒ Assist private home builders, including non-profits, with building new homes and apartments to lower costs of ownership and rent


ƒ Assist people buying a first home in Flagstaff with down payment assistance

ƒ The Ballot Language provides flexibility to adapt over time as the local market and the housing conditions change ƒ Advisory Committee will be charged with watching market conditions and proposing programming that continues to advance housing that is affordable ƒ Advisory Committee will make recommendations for program components to the Council ƒ Council has final decision authority

How will it be paid for? ƒ Use of existing secondary property tax rate capacity ƒ Older, prior City bonds are being fully paid off ƒ Bonds issued when programs approved by Council ƒ Rate remains $0.8366 per $100 of net assessed value, which property owners already pay

*Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Cost of Living Index • FALL 2018


Affordability For a household to spend no more than 30% of its gross income on housing expenses. 43% of households in Flagstaff pay more than 30% of their incomes for housing costs



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 Goal NH.3: Make available a variety of housing types at different price points to provide housing opportunity for all economic sectors.

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Transportation and Housing Decision 2018 Open Houses  Friday, October 5



Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: Heritage Square (First Friday)


 Monday, October 8

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 Wednesday, October 17 Time: 5-7 p.m. Location: Murdoch Center

ƒ If Prop 422 is approved, the City of Flagstaff would have approximately $175M in remaining state legal bond capacity which could be used for future priorities. FLAGSTAFFELECTIONS.ORG


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Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project Project update Fall 2018

Slash piles build by ACE crews currently working in the Dry Lake Hills. Photo by Matt Millar


ince the Coconino National Forest lifted fire restrictions and forest closures in mid-July, the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project (FWPP) has wasted no time getting to work out in the forest. Dakota Logging, the FWPP logging contractor for the Phase 1 Elden Base area has been working to mechanically thin trees and reduce the threat of severe wildfire and post fire flood impacts. Due to the ongoing progress, additional trails in the area have been temporarily closed for the public’s safety. Please visit the FWPP website for information on updated trail and project area closures. While Dakota Logging is hard at work, the American Conservation Experience (ACE) has been conducting hand thinning operation in the Dry Lake Hills in the area around Brookbank Meadow. The ACE crew is hand thinning small diameter “ladder fuel” trees in an effort to reduce the risk of severe fire and flooding. By mid-September, there will be 24 ACE crew members working on thinning operations in the Dry Lake Hills. Please visit the FWPP website for information on progress, and updated trail and project area closures. www. Recently logged areas in FWPP Phase 1 around the base of Mt Elden. Photo by Matt Millar • FALL 2018


Parks and Recreation The 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 four recreation centers, an ice rink, more than 24 developed parks, one pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, two-disc golf courses, 17 ballfields, 50 miles of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System (FUTS), two 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

Programming for Everyone

The City provides 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.

Parks and Recreation Scholarships

Flagstaff’s Scholarship Program offers assistance (a 50% price reduction) to eligible Flagstaff families and individuals with limited financial resources to participate in recreation programs. Parks and Recreation promotes physical, mental, and social well-being and participation in leisure, recreational, and fitness activities has proven to provide safe, healthy activities, reduce health risks and issues, and strengthen family and community relations. Families and individuals can qualify by submitting documentation of eligibility in other qualifying subsidized programs. The City of Flagstaff subsidizes program fees up to 50% of the cost for daily admissions, annual passes, swim lessons, staff organized programs and ice skate rental. Visit for more information.

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


1702 North 4th Street Flagstaff, AZ 86004 (928) 213-2300 For more information please visit our webpage at aquaplex The Aquaplex is a recreation center designed for family fun and fitness. Enjoy year-round activities and programs that include swimming, indoor rock climbing, and group fitness classes. An admission fee is charged to participate in activities and programs in this facility either by paying daily admission or purchasing a one, three, six, or twelve-month membership. Meeting rooms and a party room are available for rent by the public. Please visit our webpage at for additional information and pricing.

Business Pass Program

Today’s employers are encouraged to make fitness and wellness programs available as part of an employee benefit package. The Aquaplex Business Pass Program offers a reasonable discount for annual passes to all businesses and employers – from small local businesses to large organizations. The employer buys into the program by contributing an annual fee that in return offers discounts on annual memberships for their employees. By participating in this program, employers and employees are also rewarded with increasing discounts based on length of participation. For more information on the Aquaplex Business Pass Program and how you can participate, please contact the Guest Services Coordinator at (928) 213-2307.

Kids Club

The Aquaplex hosts a fully-equipped room designed for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and grade-schoolers. Know your children are safe while you’re taking a class, swimming laps, or shooting hoops. They’re laughing, learning, playing and making creative messes that you don’t have to clean up! Days/Times: Monday-Friday: 8:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Price: Free for members! Non-members: $3.00/hour for one child, $1.50/hour for each additional child. Ages: 6 months – 11 years

Did you know this about parks?

``Parks currently maintains and operates approximately 678 acres throughout the City as well as over 56 miles of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System. ``Staff collects trash and recycling at all parks locations every day of the week and separates out debris that did not make it into the proper receptacle. ``Three hydration stations with filtered water were added to Thorpe Regional Park, Foxglenn Community Park, and Heritage Square so you can refill your own bottle! ``There is a bicycle repair station in Wheeler Park with a fix-it stand to pump tires, adjust brakes, and more. ``The disc golf course at Thorpe Regional Park added nine new tees and pins to transform into a challenging 27-hole course. ``Both Joel Montalvo and Guadalupe Parks received improvements over the summer. Go check them out!


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FALL2018 Aquaplex Day Campers Come learn new games, conquer the climbing wall, and release your creativity through arts and crafts. Don’t forget your swimsuit! Healthy snacks and lunch are provided. Parents, drop your kids off at the Aquaplex on FUSD holidays for a day full of fun and excitement! Pre-registration is required. Register at the Flagstaff Aquaplex or online today. Dates: October 11 & 12 November 12 December 27 & 28 January 2, 3, 4, & 21 Times: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Price: Members: $30/child per day, non-members: $35/child per day (A half day registration rate is available) Ages: Grades K – 8

Parent’s Night Out Enjoy Flagstaff Arts Council’s First Friday Art Walk knowing your little ones are safe and having a great time at the Aquaplex! There will be swimming, crafts, games, plus dinner and a movie! Pre-registration is required. Register at the Flagstaff Aquaplex or online today! Dates: October 5 November 2 December 7 Times: 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Price: $30/child Ages: 5-11

Dollar Days Come enjoy the Aquaplex and pay only $1.00 for admission when you bring in the item of the day! All donations are given to local organizations. Dates:

October 12 – Travel Toiletries November 9 – Canned Food December 14 – Winter Clothing

Might of Might Personal Training Functional, movement-based fitness programming at the Aquaplex for every fitness level. Discounts for members and bulk session purchases. Partner with us and work toward a healthier, happier you!

Climbing Wall Challenge yourself in a new way by scaling our climbing wall. Different routes offer a range of difficulty. All levels welcome. Weight limits: 35-250 lbs. Sunday 12 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Monday-Friday 4 p.m. - 6:50 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 4:50 p.m. Adult Only Climb Friday 7 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.

Open Pickleball Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., free to pass holders Drop-In: adults $2; youth $1.75. Punch Cards: No longer available for purchase. As of January 1, 2019, the reduced DropIn rate of $2 per adult and $1.75 per youth will be discontinued. Regular admission or membership will be required. Ages: 12 and up

Ballet Classes are available, including single, drop-in rates, and four class passes for beginner, contemporary dance, and advanced classes. Instruction strives to integrate both technique and lyrical expression. The Aquaplex specializes in balance, mobility and core strength programming. Let us help you get functionally fit today! We also participate in Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit and offer several “Gold” fitness classes for our 55+ guests.

Group and Fitness Class Descriptions

See each month’s Group Fitness Calendar at for a full list of classes, days, and times. We strive to create fitness programming for all ages available at accessible days and times.

Adult/Teen Open and Intermediate Ballet Classes

Center combinations focus on clean lines, musicality, and spacious movement. Additional fees apply, with discounts available for multiple classes. Drop-ins are available, and you can start anytime.  To register call (928) 607-6226. Ages 12+

Balance and Mobility

Using suspension trainers, we will put you through a variety of exercises aimed at recognizing and improving balance, stability and mobility issues, and improving basic movements utilized in day to day activities. Ages 15+

Bolly X®

A full body dance workout that rocks out to Bollywood, Bhangra, and Folk songs. Fun, safe and effective choreography that’s great for total body toning and cardiovascular endurance. Ages 12+

Boot Camp Develop functional fitness and use teamwork to overcome adversity in this advanced, intense, dynamic program. One of our more difficult classes, you may flip tires, work the battle ropes or swing kettlebells – every class is different! Ages 15+

Circuit Training Move between various exercises at timed intervals, focusing on total body engagement. This class builds strength and muscular endurance, while keeping your heart rate up. Ages 15+

Core 360 Whether injured or healthy, join us for a personalized routine that will help strengthen the often-underworked area between the upper thighs and shoulders. Ages 15+

Core De Force Move through 3-minute MMA style rounds in which you’ll alternate between various fighting combinations, with bodyweight moves and cardio spikes to kick your calorie burn into overdrive. No matter what your fitness level, you can punch, kick, and sweat at your own pace. Ages 15+

Dark Sky Grappling Arts Quality Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, and Wrestling techniques for students willing to learn selfdefense or competitive grappling in a friendly, positive social environment. Beginner, Integrative, Open Mat, and Conditioning classes offered. Ages 15+

Beginners welcome! • FALL 2018


Recreation continued Gold Balance An accessible combination of stretching, pilates, and yoga for a variety of fitness levels. Gold Balance places an emphasis on improving stability, flexibility and range of motion for older adult participants. Ages 55+

Gold Flex Flex is designed to enhance real-world activity performance through dynamic strength and conditioning programming. Enhance your golf swing or develop your core stability and lower body strength for long treks through the woods! Ages 55+

Gold Move A higher intensity, high-energy dance style workout set to lively music. Improve coordination, balance and stability, and work up a sweat! Ages 55+

Group Cycle & Cycle Express Get a ride in with our instructors and increase endurance and strength. Our Shimano SPD compatible Kaiser stationary bikes offer a wide range of adjustments for any rider, and a comfortable ride for both new and experienced cyclists. Ages 15+

Hatha Yoga Students will be led through a series of standing postures, seated forward folds, twists, and backbends that are the foundation for a well-rounded yoga practice. Students new to yoga will have the opportunity to learn basic poses at a pace that will be easy to follow, while students looking to deepen their practice will be given more challenging variations of poses. Ages 12+

Insanity Live!® Master athletic training drills, cardio conditioning, and strength training to reach your personal best in this moderate intensity class. Ages 15+

Kids Yoga One hour of yoga stretches, poses and techniques designed with children in mind! Ages 5-12

P90x® Group-focused total-body strength and cardio class that incorporates proven principles from personal training and functional strength coaching. Moderate to high intensity. Ages 15+

Pilates Based on controlled movement, breathing, concentration, and postural alignment, this low impact strength training course is suitable for all levels. Low to moderate intensity. Ages 12+

Restorative Yoga A passive yoga practice utilizing props to help students relax into each pose. Poses are floor based and held for three to five minutes each. All fitness levels and beginners welcome. Ages 12+


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Roll & Relax Using a variety of props, this class will aim to massage large muscle groups and release fascia with foam rollers. Students will be guided to target areas of the body that need attention using smaller props. Class will end with restorative yoga postures and guided relaxation. Ages 12+

Strength and Stamina One hour of heart pumping exercise. A mix of continuous cardio and strength intervals synced to a fast beat and lively music. Moderate intensity for ages 12+

Stretch N’ Roll Thirty minutes of suspension trainer stretches followed by thirty minutes of self-massage using foam rollers and trigger point release tools. All levels welcome. Learn new skills and help prevent future injuries! Ages 15+

Suspension Strong Get a workout in and learn skills to take home using our Tru-Fit Unit® suspension trainers. Like TRX® training, this is a moderately difficult, low impact class that will dynamically engage your entire body. Moderate intensity for ages 12+

Vinyasa Yoga An all levels yoga class focusing on linking breath to movement, flowing from one pose to the next. Ages 12+

Yin Yoga A restorative form of yoga focused on deep stretches. Poses are performed mostly on the floor and are held for longer periods of time. Ages 12+

Yin Yang Yoga Yin Yang Yoga is a unique class that incorporates both movement and poses held for longer periods of time. Classes begin with a warm-up, followed by dynamic, active flow (yang), and then followed by longer held poses (yin) to help relax the nervous system. Ages 12+

Youth Fitness Share in our passion for fun and movement in this youth-oriented class full of obstacle courses, speed and range of motion drills and age appropriate weight-bearing exercises. Ages 9-14

Zumba® A total dance workout combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, and intense energy. Ages 12+

Zumba Tone® All the fun of Zumba® with added weight resistance to tone the arms and upper body with the use of Zumba® toning sticks. Ages 15+

FALL2018 Aquatics Programming Aqua Aerobics Classes

Come and join us in the pool for a fun intermediate cardio and strength building, full body workout. Ages 12+

Private and Semi Private Swim Lessons

Register 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 levels. Due to high demand, you may be put on a waitlist. Ages 6 months+

Group Swimming Lessons

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


(928) 213-2310 (928) 213-2309 For more information please visit our webpage at athletics

Adult Coed Hockey

Registration: Date/Days: Price: Ages:

September 17 - October 26 November 4 - April 14 (Sundays) $200/person (plus an additional USA Hockey member fee) 18+

Mandatory evaluation of players required on Sunday, October 28 at 5 p.m. at Jay Lively Activity Center.

Adult Basketball (1st Session)

Registration: Date/Days: Price:


October 8 - November 12 November 18 - January 4 (Monday-Friday and Sundays) $325 per team until 11/12/18


Adult Basketball (2nd Session)

Registration: Date/Days: Price:


December 3 - January 4 January 13 - February 15 (Monday-Friday and Sundays) $325/team until January 4


Adult Volleyball

Registration: Date/Days: Price: Ages:

January 7 - February 8 February 19 - April 21 (Monday-Friday and Sundays) $275/ team until February 8 18+

Community Events

(928) 213-2311 (928) 213-2312 Are you planning a wedding or special event? City of Flagstaff Parks and Recreation rents many beautiful parks and facilities. Our permit process makes the process easy and will prove to be the best deal in town! • FALL 2018


Recreation continued Halloween Harvest

City of Flagstaff Parks and Recreation is hosting their award-winning Halloween Harvest on Wednesday, October 31st in Heritage Square (6 E Aspen Ave). Festivities will include creepy carnival games, chilling arts and crafts, an eerie pumpkin patch, spooky music, a BOOgie dance party, and a freaky fashion show for people and pets. Little ghouls attending the event can decorate a Halloween bag and visit businesses for a Downtown Trick-or-Treat Trail, where local businesses host holiday themed displays and hand out candy. This is a safe and fun event for kids (and dogs) of all ages! Date & Time: Price: Ages:

Wednesday, October 31 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. FREE All ages

Heritage Square Tree Lighting

Join us in Heritage Square (6 E Aspen Ave) for Flagstaff’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy live music, crafts, and hot chocolate. Then, at 5:30 p.m. watch as Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive via firetruck to light the tree and kick off the holiday season downtown. Afterwards, get your picture taken with Santa for free! Date & Time: Saturday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. Price: FREE Ages: All ages

Downtown Newsletter

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

Did you know?

The center offers rooms that you can rent at an unbeatable price! You can host birthday parties, baby showers, and meetings. Please call the center for pricing.

Drop–In Programs Adult Full Court Basketball

Day/Time: M/W/F Ongoing 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. M/T/W Oct. – Nov 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Price: Free Age: 18+ (17 and under if needed or asked to play)

Weight Room

Day/Times: Adults 18+ M/W/F 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. M-F 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Youth M-F 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. All Ages Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Prices: Yearly: Adults 18+ $59 Youth $20 Senior 55+ $48.25 Active Military $48.25 Monthly: Adults 18+ $6.50 Youth $2.25 Senior 55+ $5.50 Active Military $5.50

Game Room

Special Event Feedback Line:

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.

There are now three ways to give event feedback to the City regarding special events:

Programs Requiring Registration

``Phone: 928-213-2318 ``Email: `` (click on “Report a Concern”)

Hal Jensen Recreation Center 2403 N. Izabel St. (928) 213-2760 For more information, please visit our webpage at www.flagstaff.

Open Hours** Monday – Friday: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. (18+) Monday – Friday: 2:15 p.m. - 8 p.m. (17 and under) Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (All ages) Sunday: Closed **The center is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on days that FUSD schools are closed due to a snow day schedule or regularly scheduled breaks. This will include the two-week Winter break from December 24, 2018 - January 4, 2019.


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Coed 2nd – 8th Grade Youth Basketball League

Games and practices will be held at the Hal Jensen Center. In the case of increased participation, other sites may be added, and staff will notify you of where your team will practice. Registration Late Registration

$35 $50

October 1 – November 18 November 19 until teams are full

Note: If FUSD school district is closed due to snow or other unforeseen weather conditions, all games and practices are also canceled. During FUSD winter break, all practices will be held at the Hal Jensen Recreation Center. *Scholarships are available to qualifying households.

Skills, Drills, and Draft

Players are encouraged to participate in the skills, drills and draft process. This allows the coach to assess their skills so that teams will be evenly matched. If your child cannot make the draft, he or she will be placed on a team. Please dress comfortably to participate in drills. Please note that only gym shoes are allowed on the basketball court. Saturday, November 17 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.



If you are interested in becoming a volunteer coach or paid official for the 2018 Youth Basketball League Season, please call the center.

Jay Lively Activity Center

The Jay Lively Ice Arena is a year-round public ice skating rink that provides recreation opportunities for the entire family. We offer public skating, Adult Sticks and Pucks, Adult Open Hockey, Coed Hockey League, and adult skate sessions. A private party room is available for rent during public skating sessions for special events and birthday parties. The activity center is also home to NAU’s Club Hockey, Flagstaff Youth Hockey Association, Flagstaff Figure Skating Club, Coed Hockey, Just for Fun Hockey Club, and the Flagstaff Adult Hockey League. Skate aids and helmets are available for free. For more information and our online calendar, please visit our webpage at

Tuesday: 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday: 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Friday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday: 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. *Public Skating hours are subject to change, depending on group schedules. Please view our online calendar for the most up to date hours. Public Skating Rates (per person) Daily Admission Youth (5-17 years) $3.50 Adult (18 & up) $6.75 Active Military/Senior (55+) $5.00 Skate Rental $4.00 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Sticks and Pucks (18+)**

Wednesday Friday

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Punch Card/# of Punches $49.00/20 $98.00/20 $75.00/20 $59.00/20





Center Hours

Monday-Thursday: Friday: Saturday and Sunday:

7 a.m. - 8 p.m. 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed

Continue the road to a healthier and happier self in a modern, relaxed, and welcoming fitness facility. Days/Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Prices: $6/month or $65.50/year Ages: 55+ Days/Times: Monday thru Thursday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Prices: $8.75/month or $97.75/year Ages: 18-55

Wellness Through Weight Training

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/month or $60 for 3 months Ages: 55+

Senior Stretch

**Open hockey and Sticks and Pucks session times are subject to change, depending on group schedules. Please view our online calendar for the most up to date hours.

Ice Skate Lessons

Lessons are available through the Flagstaff Figure Skating Club on Wednesday evenings, please contact the Flagstaff Figure Skating Club at:

Flagstaff Youth Hockey

The Joe C. Montoya Community and Senior Center is a recreation center designed for family fun and fitness and hosts 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 public, clubs, groups, and organizations.

Fitness Center Memberships

Public Skating Hours*

Sunday: Tuesday: Thursday:

245 N Thorpe Rd. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (928) 213-2765

For more information please visit our webpage at

1650 N. Turquoise Drive Flagstaff, AZ 86004 (928) 213-2340

Open Hockey (18+)**

Joe C. Montoya Community and Senior Center

Come experience a class designed to increase flexibility, strengthen muscles, improve balance, and much more! Days/Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Prices: $1/class Ages: 55+

Walking Group

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

For all your Youth Hockey needs, please see the Flagstaff Youth Hockey Association at their website: • FALL 2018


Recreation continued Move With Ease

Learn sensorimotor activities that stimulate efficient functioning of the motor neural networks to support balance. Contact instructor Christina Boyd at (928) 863-0595 or for more information. Days/Times: Wednesdays: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Prices: $15/class or $7/class with purchase of 4 week series Ages: 18+

Chair Yoga

Explore the endless benefits of chair yoga. Contact Melinda De Boer Ayrey at (928) 5278604 for more information. Days/Time: Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Price: $3/class. Ages: 16+

Mixed Levels Gentle Iyengar Hatha Yoga

Develop strength, mobility, and stability through the performance of posture. Contact Melinda De Boer Ayrey at (928) 527-8604 for more information. Days/Time: Tuesdays: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Price: $13 per class, $42 for 4 classes & $69 for 8 classes Ages: 16+

Bridge Lessons

Come and learn the great game of Party Bridge. These lessons are taught using the three “Bridge Basics” books written by Audrey Grant. Classes will run in 12-week sessions as groups of 8 sign up. Call (928) 440-3784 for more information. Days/Time: Wednesdays: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Price: $45 Ages: 18+

Informal Writing Group

Writing is a powerful tool for self-knowledge and healing. Writers and non-writers alike will reflect, renew, share stories, and enhance their creativity through meaningful writing prompts. Bring a journal or notebook. Each session is complete, so come to as many as you can. Contact instructor Barbara Shovers (480) 612-2461 or Days/Time: Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Price: Free Ages: 18+

Guitar for Fun and Relaxation

Learn fingerstyle, rhythm, lead, and theory fundamentals through music in many styles. Flexible format allows students at different levels to join in at any time and learn together. Contact instructor Marc Worthington (928) 221-0418 to register. Days/Time: Thursdays 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. & 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Price: $30/5 classes and $5 for materials Ages: 13+

Artist’s Open Studio

Artists at all levels meet and share their skills. Days/Time: Mondays: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Price: $2 Ages: 18+


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Little Music Makers of Flagstaff

An early musical experience with instruments, movement, and song. This class is for children and a parent or caregiver. These classes are offered in 8-week sessions. For more information, go to or call (928) 773-8449. Days/Time: Mondays: 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays: 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Price: $100 per session for the first child, $75/each siblings over age 1. Ages: Birth through 4 with parent or caregiver Babies Class: An early musical experience geared towards babies. Days/Time: Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Price: $75 Ages: Birth through 7 months with parent or caregiver

Wisdom Seekers Book Discussion

Wisdom Seekers is a group dedicated to conscious living. Books chosen by the group are read aloud and discussed to deepen understanding of living life with awareness and wisdom. For more information, contact Barbara Shovers (480) 612-2461 or Days/Time: First and third Tuesdays of each month: 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Price: Free Ages: 18+

Wisdom Seekers Wellness Series

Discuss issues of meaning and depth related to living consciously and well. Topics will be decided by the group and facilitated by an instructor. For more information, contact Barbara Shovers (480) 612-2461 or barbara@ Days/Time: Second Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Price: Free Ages: 18+

Tai Chi

Please join us for these FREE Fall Prevention Classes taught by Corey Cooper. He is certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute as an instructor for Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi for Arthritis Fall Prevention Course. Days/Time: Fridays: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Price: Free Ages: 18+

Drop-in and Free Programs

Book Exchange Ongoing Beginning Spanish Thursday 10:30-12 p.m. Billiards 18+ Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Friday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Contract/Party Bridge Monday-Thursday 1 p.m. Cribbage Tuesday 1 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Tuesday 1:15 p.m. Pinochle Monday 1 p.m. Scrabble Wednesday 1 p.m. Train Dominos Monday-Thursday 1 p.m. Table Tennis Club* Tuesday/Wednesday 5-8 p.m. *A one-dollar ($1.00) donation for each session is appreciated as the club must pay for space and purchase quality equipment. This isn’t recreational, basement ping pong, players are expected to play at a higher level. For more information on this exciting group please call Jack Welch at (928) 714-0504.



Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library

Locations: Downtown Library 300 W. Aspen Avenue 928.213.2330

East Flagstaff Community Library 3000 N. 4th Street 928.213.2348

Mission statement The mission of the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library is to inspire learning, enrich lives, and strengthen community.

The Flagstaff City-Coconino County Library would like to thank our local sponsors who made our Summer Reading Challenge a success with their generous donations of gifts and services: `` Arizona State Parks and Trails

`` Hitchin’ Post Stables

`` Bearizona

`` Jay Lively Activity Center

`` Bookmans

`` The Landscape Connection

`` Chic-Fil-A

`` Made in the Shade

`` Chipotle

`` Mozelle’s Downtown Bakery

`` City of Flagstaff Aquaplex

`` Northern Arizona Celtic Festival

`` Del Taco

`` Pato Thai

`` Diablo Burger

`` Pride in the Pines

`` Dunkin’ Donuts

`` REI

`` Firecreek Coffee

`` Someburros

`` Flagstaff Brewery

`` Sportman’s Warehouse

`` Flagstaff Escape Rooms

`` State Bar

`` Flagstaff Escape Space

`` Village Inn

`` Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course

`` Xcape Flagstaff

`` Flagstaff Mall

`` Friends of the Flagstaff Library

`` Fratelli Pizza


kids in motion Donate $25 or more to the FUSD Elementary School PE programs and receive

50% OFF the regular initiation fee!*

For 25 years, Flagstaff Athletic Club has been visiting FUSD elementary schools as part of an outreach program called Kids in Motion. We have donated more than $120,000 for FUSD elementaryy PE programs.

Your membership includes: 2 Clubs, 3 Pools, 4 Steamrooms, 6 Jacuzzis, 2 Kids Clubs, 9 Courts, Plus Much More! Best of Flagstaff • Weight Rooms • Cardio Rooms • Functional Training Areas • Over 120 group fitness classes a week (included in your membership) including: Barre Fusion 45, Barre Above, Yoga, Cycling, Zumba, Step, Pilates, Aqua X, Les Mills®, Pound, willPower & grace®, & Indoor and Outdoor Aqua. Offer Expires 10/31/2018

FAC East: 526-8652 • FAC West: 779-4593 • FALL 2018


Libraries continued

Location: Firecreek Coffee Ages: All are welcome, readings are geared toward adults and older teens

Books and more!

Thursday Night Book Club with Friends of the Library

Call Either Library to find out about our additional services and materials: `` Personalized Computer and Technology Instruction `` Tools to help accommodate those with vision loss `` Book Club Kits `` Weaving Kit `` Energy meters

`` Water testing kits `` White noise machines `` Knitting club starter kits `` Dremel electric engravers `` Coming Soon: Culture Passes `` Display cases for use by your organization (or by you: artist, writer, photographer)

Library Clubs, Events & Programs All library events are free of charge.

Regular Monthly Programming This Fall FREE Computer and Technology Instruction

Sign up for free computer and technology help. Receive assistance with Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint), eBooks, email accounts, social media, Photoshop, and more. Downtown Library, 213-2330, and East Flagstaff Community Library, 213-2348. Please call the appropriate information desk to schedule an appointment.

Shakespeare Allowed!

Explore all the Bard’s plays with the library and Flag Shakes. This group reading of one entire play each month is for Shakespeare aficionados and beginners alike. Reading material is provided. Find this event on the library’s website and Facebook pages.  Date & Time: Fourth Sunday of every month, 11 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Location: Downtown Library All ages

Monday Night Community Book Club

Come discuss books with a local or western bent with different community organizations collaborating each month. Find information on the library’s website and Facebook pages. This fall we are reading: Interwoven, The Emerald Mile, Halfbroke Horses, and Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West. Date & Time: Fourth Monday of every month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Ages: All are welcome, books are geared toward adults and older teens

Poetry Out Loud @ the Library

Celebrate beloved poets the way poetry should be enjoyed—read out loud. Reading material is provided, and participants need not have any prior knowledge of the poets or experience reading poetry. Find information on the library’s website and Facebook pages.  Date & Time: Third Wednesday of every month, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Ages: All are welcome, poems are geared toward adults and older teens

Written World Writers’ Circle

Come get inspired, read new things, write new things, and think new things along with other lovers of the written world. Everyone is welcome, from pros at prose to scribblers. Find information on the library’s website and Facebook pages, or join the Facebook group. Date & Time: First and Third Thursday of every month, 6 – 8 p.m.


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Come read some of the latest books with buzz! Find information on the library’s website and Facebook pages. This fall we are reading Killers of the Flower Moon, Educated, There There, and Tribe. Date & Time: Second Thursday of every month, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Ages: All are welcome, books are geared toward adults and older teens

Story Times

Join the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library for preschool story time for newborns to 5 year olds. The story time experience integrates many school readiness, language, and listening skills that will promote your child’s success in the classroom as well as their love of reading and learning. Story time 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.

Pajama Fun Storytime

Stories and songs for the whole family. Date & Time: Every Wednesday 6 p.m. Location: Downtown Library All ages

Saturday Story Stop

Start your weekend off with this fun-filled morning of stories, songs, and crafts. Date & Time: Every Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Location: Downtown Library All ages

Lego Club

We’ll supply the Legos, you bring the ideas. Date & Time: First and Third Monday of every month, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Location: Downtown Library. Ages 5-10

Teen Gaming @ the Library

Stop by for WiiU and PS4 gaming. Bring a friend and pick your game. Date & Time: First and Third Friday of every month 3 - 4:30 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Ages 12-18.

Creation Station

Come join us for thematic stories and crafts. Date & Time: Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Ages 3 and up

Stitching by the Books

Come stitch with us! All fiber arts and skill levels welcome. Knit, crochet, embroider, or stitch. Get help with projects already started, learn to knit (supplies and help available), and connect with the Flagstaff fiber community.

FALL2018 Date & Time: Mondays, 6 -8 p.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Library Ages: 9 to adult

One Community Read TED Talks

Crafty Corner

Express your creativity at the East Flagstaff Community Library. Date & Time: Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Library Ages: 5 to adult

Lego Club

You bring the imagination, we’ll supply the LEGOs and a challenge for fun-filled afternoons of creating and building. Date & Time: Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Library Ages: Grades K-5th

Game Day

Play video and board games in our Community Room. Date & Time: Fridays, 2:30-4:30 Location: East Flagstaff Community Library Ages: 8-17

Flamin’ Hot Wednesdays

Something different every time. Always spicy. Always Wednesday. Date & Time: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Library Ages: 12-17

Baby Laptime

Enjoy songs, stories, finger plays, knee bounces, rhymes, and more with your infant. Date & Time: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Library Ages: Newborn to 2 years

Family Read & Sing

Bring the whole family in to enjoy a morning of stories, songs, puppets, and more. Date & Time: Thursdays, 10 a.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Library Ages: All ages

The Flagstaff City-Coconino County Library would like to thank these local breweries for their support of Books & Brews: `` Historic Brewing Company `` Wanderlust Brewing Company `` Mother Road Brewing Company `` Flagstaff Brewing Company

`` Dark Sky Brewing Company `` Brews & Cues `` Lumberyard Brewing Company

Join us to share and discuss TED Talks around the theme of Finding Home and Sebastian Junger’s book, Tribe, the One Community Read Selection in cooperation with Coconino Community College. Date & Time: Monday, November 19, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Library Ages: All are welcome, book, TED Talks, and discussions are geared toward adults and older teens

Halloween Hauntings

Join us for some spooky fun in the library after hours! Date & Time: Saturday, October 27, 6:30-8 p.m. Registration begins October 13 (Call 928-213-2381) Location: Downtown Library All Ages

I Dream of Streaming

It’s movie day at the library with popcorn & a chance to win one of four Kindle Fires! We will be streaming movies from the free movie database available to library account holders. Each attendee will be entered to win a Kindle Fire. Come find out how your library card can open up a whole new world of entertainment. Date & Time: Tuesday, October 30, 12 - 1:30 & 4 – 8 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Ages: All ages

First Friday Art Walk: Original Paintings of Viola Babbitt Viola Babbitt (1894-1994) was known as the Matriarch to the Arts in Flagstaff for her stalwart dedication to the arts.  Join us for an exclusive, one-night-only exhibit of her original paintings. Refreshments will be served. Date & Time: Friday, December 7, 5 – 7 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Ages: All are welcome

Wines & Spines

Meet your local librarians at various wine bars for books, trivia games, and more. Bring your library card for a discount at the bar. Date & Time: Beginning in October; check the library’s website and Facebook page for dates. Location: Various Flagstaff wine bars. Ages: 21+

40th Annual Holiday Program

Join us for holiday stories, songs, crafts, and a visit from a special guest! Date & Time: Saturday, December 8, 10:30 a.m. Location: Downtown Library All ages

Special Events Family Game Day

About every eight weeks, we interrupt our Saturday Story Stop for this special family-time activity. Enjoy board games, puzzles, and Wii gaming with your family Date & Time: Sunday, November 18, 10:30 a.m. to Noon Location: Downtown Library All ages

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House too cold? We can help. Attend a free home energy efficiency workshop and receive a supply kit and tips to help save money and energy in your house or apartment.

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