[132][133] Walgreens operated a distribution center in the city until 2014. [30][31] In 1899, the Northern Arizona Normal School was established; it was renamed to Northern Arizona University (NAU) in 1966. [177] The 2005 training camp relocated to Prescott because of a norovirus outbreak at the university that emerged from a summer wrestling training camp and infected over 100 people. Downhill skiers enjoy 32 runs down the San Francisco Peaks, just 14 miles from downtown Flagstaff. [164][verification needed], A variety of weekend festivals occur throughout the year. In the Arizona State Senate, the 6th is represented by Sylvia Allen (R) of Snowflake. The stargazers in Flag are committed. Flagstaff enjoys four distinct seasons. [198] On July 2, 2019, the city council named Greg Clifton as city manager among 50 candidates. [117], Flagstaff has a well-educated population: as of 2018, over 90% of the population has a high school diploma or higher, and over 45% of the population has a bachelor's degree or higher; 100% of the Pacific Islander population in Flagstaff has a higher degree for a total of 30, with the lowest rate per race being 16.21% of the Native American population (at 554). As well as the Gambel oak, quaking aspen, and juniper trees, pinyons can be found among the pines. [34], Lowell Observatory celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2019 and continues to be a leading astronomical research center, as well as a popular destination for visitors. [170][172] The Men's Cross Country team has featured four straight top ten finishes at the NCAA Division I Cross Country championships. [35], During the Great Depression, Route 66 brought unemployed workers heading to California, known as "auto nomads" in Flagstaff, who became unpopular as they could not afford to buy gas or food, financially damaging the city by taxing its resources and not contributing to the economy. This section analyzes the student population by race/ethnicity at CollegeAmerica-Flagstaff. Ride the trolley from Flagstaff through a magic portal in the snow-capped mountains to the big guy’s workshop where you’ll make toys and even meet the man himself, along with Mrs. Claus. Grades Offered: Grades 9-12: Total Students: 1,496 students: Gender % Total Classroom Teachers: 65 teachers : Students by Grade: School Comparison. The Sinagua people were a pre-Columbian culture that occupied a large area in Arizona[7] between circa 500 and 1425 CE. Flagstaff is currently growing at a rate of 1.19% annually and its population has increased by 15.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 65,870 in 2010. Drinking water in Flagstaff is produced from conventional surface water treatment at the Lake Mary Water Treatment Plant, on Upper Lake Mary, as well as from springs at the inner basin of the San Francisco Peaks. [102] Flagstaff has an "urban forest park", Buffalo Park,[103] which sits on top of McMillan Mesa and used to be home to a zoo in the 1960s. Flagstaff High School serves 1,496 students in grades 9-12. Thunderstorm activity happens mostly during the daytime. Humphreys Peak, the highest point in Arizona at 12,633 feet (3,851 m), is about 10 miles (16 km) north of Flagstaff in Kachina Peaks Wilderness. The screenings are held at the Orpheum Theater in the historic downtown area. [116], Though Flagstaff has a low African American population, it had seen large immigration of black people from the Southern United States in the middle of the 20th century during the Great Migration.  Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources. Yes, the population is relatively small compared to other cities and Flagstaff is definitely built like a small town. Weatherford opened the town's first movie theater in 1911; it collapsed under heavy snowfall a few years later, but he soon replaced it with the Orpheum Theater. [171] All sports are members of the Big Sky Conference with the exception of the Women's Swimming & Diving team, which competes in the Western Athletic Conference. In addition to the numerous public schools, there are several charter schools operating in the Flagstaff area including Flagstaff Junior Academy, Northland Preparatory Academy (ranked No. [73] The Arizona Snowbowl is a major attraction, though has had to make artificial snow during warmer seasons, and the city tried to launch a bid to be the host city of the 1960 Winter Olympics. That’s why the city developed a code to reduce light pollution in 1989, maximizing the efficiency of local telescopes like those at Lowell Observatory. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell are both about 135 mi (217 km) north along U.S. Route 89.[196]. The Hotel Monte Vista in Flagstaff hosted many film stars during this era, including Jane Russell, Gary Cooper, Spencer Tracy, John Wayne, and Bing Crosby. Though perhaps not to the extent of nearby Sedona, there is a ton of talk in Flagstaff about vortexes and spirit guides and auras between long-haired, unshaven types. [143][144], A lot of the local culture is also focused on Route 66, which originally ran between Chicago and Los Angeles, greatly increased the accessibility to the area, and enhanced the culture and tourism in Flagstaff. [178] Bill Bidwill, owner of the Cardinals, was inducted into the Flagstaff Sports Foundation's Hall of Fame in 2009, after bringing the team and resultant tourism boost to the city for over 20 years. Birds that live around or visit Flagstaff include the thick-billed kingbird, only documented in the area since 2016, the red-faced warbler, a Madrean species, and waterfowl including the Eurasian wigeon and American wigeon. Groomed trails at the nordic center provide over 24 miles (40 kilometers) of cross-country skiing. Hop on a bike to get around town on the same trail system; your lungs and butt will thank you (eventually). [30] The Babbitt family would be very influential in northern Arizona for decades. Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. The major daily newspaper in Flagstaff is the Arizona Daily Sun. The tradition originated in 1999, when Henry Taylor and Sam Green (owners of the hotel), decorated a garbage can with paint, lights, and pine cones, and dropped it from the roof of their building to mark the new millennium. Originally settled by the pre-Columbian native Sinagua people, the area of Flagstaff has fertile land from volcanic ash after eruptions in the 11th century.

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