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Flagstaff Court in Tuba City Oct. 14

The Flagstaff Justice Court and the Flagstaff Municipal Court will hold court in Tuba City, Arizona, at the Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites Conference Room Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. DST.

Pre-registration is required. Those with an open criminal or traffic case with the Flagstaff Justice Court and/or Flagstaff Municipal Court, including cases with outstanding warrants can register. Individuals may appear in court without fear of being arrested. If an individual has a warrant out of the Flagstaff Justice Court and/or Flagstaff Municipal Court they can register for court and ask the judge that it be cancelled.

Deadline to register is Oct. 13 by 4 p.m. More information and to register is available by calling (928) 283-4518.

Pioneer Museum opens to public Sept. 14

The Arizona Historical Society announced the reopening of the Pioneer Museum Sept. 14.

The museum will be open to visitors Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pioneer Museum visits indoors are limited to one hour due to reduced occupancy, but guests can enjoy unlimited outdoor access during museum hours to fresh-air exhibits nestled in the surrounding pines. For the safety of guests and staff, masks are required. Advance ticket purchases are recommended at azhs.org/flagstaff.

As part of the museum’s opening, experience a brand-new exhibition on the second floor, Becoming Flagstaff: Stories from the High Country. Discover the history of Flagstaff’s beginning, growth, and ongoing cultural evolution. Find artifacts and stories from Indigenous peoples, transcontinental travelers, homesteaders, Great Migrators, and immigrants from across land and sea. Guests can also experience the current featured exhibit on the main floor of the museum, Resilience: Women in Flagstaff’s Past and Present. Explore the stories of twenty-one women and non-binary people who found meaning, purpose and strength despite facing extraordinary challenges.

More information about about the Pioneer Museum is available by calling (928) 774-6272.

Arizona State Fair to remain in Phoenix; fair takes place Oct. 2-30

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona State Fair will be staged this October at its usual site on the state fairgrounds in central Phoenix after all.

It was announced in March that the fair would be held at a temporary location at Wild Horse Pass on the Gila River Indian Community’s reservation near Chandler, but fair officials now say the move has been canceled because necessary infrastructure couldn’t be arranged.

“COVID-19-related supply chain problems across the country are causing delays in materials and supplies needed to hold the fair” at the Wild Horse Pass site, fair officials said Thursday in a statement. “Due to these challenges, manufacturers are unable to guarantee on-time delivery.”

The statement said the community and fair officials “continue to study the possibility of moving the fair to the reservation in 2022, in a manner that will be mutually beneficial to both parties.”

The fair will open Oct. 2 and run through Oct. 30, the statement said.

The 2020 fair was canceled because of the pandemic.

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