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city (1990 pop. 45,857), seat of Coconino co., N Ariz., near the San Francisco Peaks; inc. 1894. Lumbering, ranching, and a lively tourist trade thrive in the region, where many ruined pueblos, numerous state parks, several lakes, and large pine forests are found. Sunset Crater Volcano, Walnut Canyon, and Wupatki national monuments are nearby. Flagstaff is also a center for astronomical research, with the Lowell Observatory and stations of the U.S. Naval ObservatoryUnited States Naval Observatory,
a federal astronomical observatory, located in Washington, D. C. It evolved from the Navy's oldest scientific institution, the Depot of Charts and Instruments, founded in 1830; the observatory was completed in 1844 and moved to its present site
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 and the U.S. Geological Survey. The Museum of Northern Arizona and Northern Arizona Univ. are in the city.


A pole or staff on which flags or other signals are displayed; on charts this term is used only when the pole is attached to a building.
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It was not immediately clear how the two knew each other or what the extent of their relationship was, though Flagstaff Police said they were involved romantically at some point.
Beyond public health, Eyer was involved in the Flagstaff public school system, serving as president and member of the Flagstaff Unified School District Governing Board.
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona, Rabi'I 6, 1436, Dec 28, 2014, SPA -- A 24-year-old police officer died after being shot by a domestic violence suspect who then killed himself Saturday afternoon in Arizona, AP reported.
Two accomplices in the theft of a painting at a Flagstaff restaurant have come forward after a shaming campaign on Facebook.
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We're up there at least every couple weeks," says Paul Thomas, who moved to Flagstaff with his wife, Jill, last year.
The 27-year-old man, who is being treated at a hospital for injuries to his legs and pelvis, was with other workers removing a boulder from a Flagstaff road when a room-size boulder slid down onto a mountain road and landed on him, the New York Post reported.
The establishment of rabies in fox populations was troubling because the extensive home range of foxes threatened its containment in the Flagstaff area.
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Teams from the credit union's Flagstaff and metro Phoenix area locations raised funds for the event that began more than 20 years ago.
Starting at Flagstaff Arizona, Billy heads into the mountains, through the desert and into the sprawl of Los Angeles.