News Briefing for June 13, 2019

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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 1:57 pm

Arizona Snowbowl manager J.R. Murray has released the latest master plan for the park’s foreseeable future. According to the Arizona Daily Sun, they plan expansion of food service and perhaps new chair lifts, ski routes, and even night skiing among other things. With the plan, Snowbowl hopes to increase its capacity by 16%.

The city of Flagstaff has scheduled a meet and greet for candidates running for the role of city manager. A report received by the Daily Sun indicates that a total of 51 applications were submitted, but the city has narrowed it down to 4. The nominees include two former city managers from Colorado: Steve Barwick, from Aspen, and Greg Cifton, from Vail. The other two candidates are: current city manager of Yakima, Washington: Clifford Moore, and Flagstaff’s current public works director: Andrew Bertelsen. The meet and greet is scheduled for this coming Wednesday, June 19, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Murdock Center.

In Kaibab this Saturday, a half marathon will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an estimate of 1000 participants. Drivers planning to visit Big Saddle, Crazy Jug, or Monument Points should be aware as delays are likely.

Mostly sunny skies with high near 84 expected for today with light west southwest winds at 13 to 18 miles per hour, though they could speed up to 30. Tonight, mostly clear with a low around 47 degrees and calmer southwest winds at 8 to 13 miles per hour. There is no chance of rain in the current forecast.