Tuesday, October 22, 2013

North Pole Experience hiring for 2013


Santa is looking for some amazing elves to work at his workshop this Christmas to deliver Christmas magic to children and families.

When: October 26, 2013 10:00am - 2:00pm 

Where: Little America Flagstaff - Spruce Room

Positions available:
  • Trolley Drivers
  • Gift Shop retail personnel 
  • Trolley elves - Ages: 16 to 22 
  • Workshop/factory elves - Ages: 16 to 22 
  • Check-in elves: Ticketing, trolley boarding, announcements and coordination of guests
  • Job time requirements: 
Employment Dates:
November 23rd - December 28
12:30 to 9:30 pm (Times may vary)
Part-time / Seasonal 
The North Pole Experience is a one-of-a-kind Christmas adventure, and the only place in the US that brings an interactive North Pole to life. Heading into our fifth year of opening the workshop doors to families the North Pole Experience portal and Santa's headquarters in Flagstaff is seeking a few more members to add to our team.

We are seeking new members of NPX staff to join us at our brand-new workshop this Christmas for an exciting and dynamic experience with families. Employees of NPX have the one-of-a-kind opportunity to have their actions be part of family memories that will last forever. 

Trust us when we say, this is the most rewarding employment adventure ever, and one that you too will cherish for a lifetime.  

Qualifications Skills

  • Energetic
  • Loves social interaction / kids
  • Positive and enthusiastic
  • Modeling/Theatric/Musical/Drama/Acting experience preferred for elves (but not required)
  • Drug-testing required
  • Bus Drivers  -Must be fun, outgoing and sociable) need CDL license to drive trolleys / winter driving experience a must / Driving record required

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hopi Tribe’s Explore Hopi Welcomes all to Experience Arizona History and Beauty

Plenty to do in Arizona during government shutdown: Hopi tours, Southwest tour packages ready for visitors 

Flagstaff, Ariz. – Explore Hopi welcomes visitors to experience the Grand Canyon region and offers a unique, fascinating and intriguing Hopi cultural journey in the Southwest. A variety of authentic cultural programs for visitors are available and the Explore Hopi staff welcomes visitors to the Southwest this autumn. Sponsored by the Hopi Tribe Economic Development Corporation (HTEDC) – the new and already popular visitor program Explore Hopi (www.explorehopi.com) – features a rewarding family experience at the Hopi “center of the universe” in northern Arizona including several tour packages, a visit to the Hopi Travel Plaza on the eastern edge gateway to Hopi lands, plus a stay at the HTEDC-owned base for exploring Sedona’s Red Rock Country at the Days Inn Kokopelli.

Because Sedona’s Red Rock country is part of the Coconino National Forest, it is not a part of nor adversely affected by the current federal government shutdown.

“We’re open for business,” said Kevin Lombardo, CEO of HTEDC. “There is plenty to see and do in northern Arizona and our Explore Hopi concierges can set up a unique experience for the entire family.”

Explore Hopi features several remarkable and customizable tours via its website, ExploreHopi.com. Various tours include guided excursions to a major Southwest petroglyph site, a stay at the Hopi Cultural Center Restaurant & Inn on Second Mesa in the heart of Hopi, a stay at the affordable and comfortable Days Inn Kokopelli in Sedona and travel gas cards from the Hopi Travel Plaza at the Keams Canyon entrance to Hopi just east of Holbrook, Arizona.

“We have a number of packages or we can customize a visit depending upon what the visitor wants to experience from a cultural journey into the past on the Hopi Reservation to adventures such as hot air ballooning and exploring the beauty of the red rocks in Sedona,” said Lombardo. “For those with time we can combine a bit of both.”

A visit to Hopi that is arranged by the Explore Hopi staff also features the most current information on Hopi arts, art galleries, events and meeting Hopi artists who showcase colorful artwork in a variety of artistic media. A Hopi cuisine experience at the Hopi Cultural Center Restaurant & Inn is also a major highlight for visitors.

While the region’s national parks and monuments including Grand Canyon, Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater and Petrified Forest closed as a result of the ongoing federal government shutdown – Explore Hopi is welcoming visitors and this season is the perfect time to visit ExploreHopi.com or call our Concierges at (928) 734-0044 to plan a visit and then come experience the many cultural wonders including Oraibi village, the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the United States.

The HTEDC was formed in 2005 by the Hopi Tribal Council to create and harness an economic environment that will blossom, by securing resources, and provide the guidance and training that allows Hopi Tribe members to prosper and preserve their homeland and culture. Headquartered in Flagstaff, the HTEDC is the sponsoring organization for Explore Hopi and owns and operates, on behalf of the Hopi Tribe, the following enterprises: Hopi Cultural Center Restaurant & Inn on Second Mesa; Days Inn Kokopelli in the Village of Oak Creek (Sedona); the Hopi Travel Plaza off I-40 near Holbrook; Hopi 3 Canyon Ranches near Winslow, Springerville and Flagstaff; and the commercial properties of Heritage Square, Continental Plaza and Kachina Square in Flagstaff. Visit ExploreHopi.com and Explore Hopi on Facebook.

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contact:  Kevin Lombardo, CEO, Hopi Tribe Economic Development Corporation, (928) 522-8675,klombardo@htedc.net

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Documentary Screening October 12, 13

This Saturday (October 12th), the Northern Arizona Volunteer Medical Corp will be featured in a documentary film at the Orpheum Theater as part of the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival.  The film focuses on our work in Haiti since the time of the earthquake. 

The film will be showing at 3:30 pm.  Please come join us if you can to see how much Flagstaff has done to contribute to the people and orphans in Haiti.  Some of the proceeds will come back to NAVMC to support our work in Haiti and locally.

There is also a smaller showing on Sunday at 10 am at the Rendezvous Room in the Monte Vista Hotel.

Coconino Federal Credit Union Helping out Members During Shutdown

As the only locally based financial institution in Coconino County our customers (members of the credit union) are definitely feeling the effects of the Government shutdown. Which in turn has placed the credit union in a unique situation. First, our board of directors immediately put into place emergency loan strategies to help any member affected by the shutdown. This includes skip a pay’s on loans they may have with us and they approved an emergency loan plan with a low unsecured rate and a reasonable term, to make the payments affordable and allow people to catch up.  We have many members employed with the Federal Government, from USGS to the Grand Canyon to Lake Powell, while these members are definitely in a bad situation, they will eventually be paid.  We are also making efforts to reach out to our members that work in and around these areas, the government will not be reimbursing them for tours that didn’t happen or meals they didn’t serve or houseboats they didn’t service.  

We are not limiting our efforts to only current member’s, the credit union is open to anyone that lives in Coconino County so we appreciate any help you are able to offer to get the word out to everyone. If you are not familiar with us, we have been serving Coconino County since 1955. We are a full service Federally Insured (not affected by the shutdown) full service financial institution, 2 locations in Flagstaff and 1 in Page. Our mission statement is “People helping People” We are a not-for-profit, financial institution providing quality products and services, while returning value to our member owners. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like more information on any of our products and services.

Thank you for your time!

Jennifer R. Harris
Coconino Federal Credit Union
2800 S. Woodlands Village Blvd
Flagstaff, AZ  86001

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Flagstaff Chamber Pushes for End to Government Shutdown

Dear Chamber Members,

As I mentioned last week, the Flagstaff Chamber is profoundly aware of how the partial shutdown of the federal government is affecting our region.

In the past week, we have been visited by dozens of tourists - mainly from Europe and often in tears - who had planned on a once-in-a-lifetime visit to the Grand Canyon and don’t know what to do. We hear daily from local members having to furlough employees because their businesses were dependent upon open national parks.  Hotels are reporting room cancellations
. River outfitters and tour guides are reporting significant losses while scrambling to create new experiences not reliant on the Grand Canyon.  And although federal employees have been assured they will be given back pay once the government is up and running, the big question iswhen will that happen.

The Flagstaff Chamber is responding for your benefit and is doing all it can to ease this burden recognizing fully that our region may be harder hit than many due to the significance of the Grand Canyon to area tourism. We are making sure that tourists are aware of the many great attractions in Flagstaff still open in order to keep them and their dollars here. We are urgently advocating to our elected representatives for a swift resolution to this shutdown. And we want to be your voice in this challenging time.

Specifically since Oct. 1 we have:

  • Participated in a conference call with Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick to give her an updated report on what is happening in our region. We specifically informed her of how damaging the closure of the Grand Canyon has been to numerous Flagstaff businesses. We urged the Congresswoman to make it her priority to help broker a compromise that would open all national parks with expediency.
  • Fielded an 80% increase of in-person visitors and phone calls over this same time last year in our front office visitor services center.  Hundreds of displaced tourists (who could not visit national parks as planned) were redirected to other Flagstaff area attractions so they could remain in our community and region.
  • Distributed dozens of our printed “Attractions That Are Open” listings to visitors and posted this listing to our website which has 8000 unique visitors monthly.
  • Created many Facebook posts to drive more visitors to local businesses throughout the Flagstaff region. Our Facebook page has a total weekly reach of more than 9,000. 
We can do more, but to do that, we need your help.
  • If you are a business affected by the shutdown and you have received cancellations(such as a tour guides for the Grand Canyon, lodging, river runners and more) and you have decided to do things differently during the shutdown, such as offering alternative services or products, email or call us so we can publicize it to our visitors, on our website, and in our social media.  
  • Please participate in our survey, due out later this week, on how the shutdown is affecting you and your business. This will provide the statistical analysis we need to press our case to local representatives, specifically Congresswoman Kirkpatrick when we speak with her in the near future.  We will also share the results of this member business survey regarding the government shutdown with Senators McCain and Flake on your behalf. 
Thank you for your membership.  In times like this collectively we can make a bigger impact than working alone.

Julie Pastrick
Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, October 3, 2013

National Manufacturing Day is Friday, October 4

  Glenn Hamer, President/CEO, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Julie Pastrick, President/CEO, Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, accepting proclamation
from Governor Jan Brewer that October is Manufacturing Month in Arizona at the Governor's Economic Development Conference in Flagstaff on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.

Did you know that in 2012 manufacturers contributed $1.87 trillion to the economy or 11.9 percent of GDP, up from $1.73 trillion in 2011. For every $1 spent in manufacturing, another $1.48 is added to the economy, the highest multiplier of any economic sector. And regarding jobs, manufacturing supports an estimated 17.2 million jobs in the United States—about one of every six private-sector jobs totally nearly 12 million Americans that are employed directly in manufacturing.

Taken alone, manufacturing in the United States would be the 10th largest economy in the world! This is amazing. In 2010 the Flagstaff Chamber established a vital link with this vibrant employer base by forming our Manufacturing Roundtables which meet quarterly with industry leaders, policy makers, and other manufacturing related industries allowing local corporations to stay in Flagstaff to keep current on rules and regulations affecting their livelihood. In addition, the opportunity to connect to other resources available to them to grow their operations is abundant and robust. This roundtable series continues to grow and we are grateful for the involvement of key employers on a regular basis in this vital economic development activity!
Our Board is also fortunate to have three manufacturing businesses represented by Amy Kerr (Nestle Purina PetCare), Joe Pozar, Jr. (Joy Cone) and Jim Corning (Novakinetics). Each of them are heavily involved in the roundtable series, sharing their success, discussing dilemmas and connecting with other like-minded community leaders with whom they can move the needle on a project or situation at hand. Their thought leadership is valued at the Chamber and they help drive our laser focus on their industry for all the right reasons.

It’s a great month to celebrate this vibrant industry. “This is an excellent opportunity to increase awareness of the many diverse manufacturers operating in Arizona and highlight the incredible level of activity surrounding manufacturing taking place in our state on a daily basis,” remarked Keith Watkins, Vice President Rural Economic Development, Arizona Commerce Authority. Keith will be coordinating a statewide promotion through Arizona Commerce Authority with a website dedicated to Arizona manufacturing, www.manufacturingrevolution.com. This will connect the efforts of various organizations in Arizona to get the good word out about manufacturers in their communities in a very comprehensive and unified manner.
In Flagstaff alone that diversity really stands out: pet foods (Nestle Purina), medical/dental products (W.L. Gore & Associates), ice cream cones (Joy Cone), paper products (SCA Tissue), medical product packaging (Prent), equipment for medical devices (Machine Solutions), aerospace (Novakinetics), snowshoes (Kahtoola), dairy products and general packaging (IML), to name some of our shining stars. And congratulations to W.L. Gore for being named Bioscience Company of the Year by the Arizona Technology Council. Their 40-plus years in Flagstaff has shaped our community character significantly.
The Flagstaff Chamber is privileged to assist our manufacturing partners (and all Chamber members) with our job board at www.flagstaffchamber.com. This free member service allows you to post career opportunities to help you find qualified employees and keep your operations going strong. Take a look if you haven’t been there before.

And lastly, through the month of October you’ll find more in-depth information about many of the companies named above and more as we salute manufacturing on our website and through social media highlighting local companies and their stories! Stay tuned to www.flagstaffchamber.com and find the Flagstaff Chamber on Facebook and Twitter for an energized feel of the manufacturing community while we celebrate them in October.

Thank you for your membership investment in the Flagstaff Chamber. You allow us to fulfill a tall mission that is: advancing a strong business climate and vibrant economy by being an advocate for business and a catalyst for community and economic development in the greater Flagstaff region. You are valued!

Snowbowl Extends Scenic Chairlift Operation in Response to Government Shutdown of Attractions

FLAGTAFF, Ariz. – Tourists finding themselves in Northern Arizona with national attractions closed can seek adventure on the San Francisco Peaks as Arizona Snowbowl answers the call to offer visitors outdoor adventures. The ski resort will open its Scenic Chairlift Ride at noon, Thursday, Oct. 3, and keep it operating every day through Sunday, Oct. 13.

“We are pulling together our staff to operate the Chairlift everyday, instead of just on the weekends, in response to those who may have looked forward to their trip to places like the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell only to find these attractions closed because of the government shutdown,” said Arizona Snowbowl General Manager J.R. Murray.

With fall colors at their peak right now, Murray says, even though visitors’ plans may have changed, they won’t be disappointed. “We’re experiencing an unbelievably gorgeous window between thunderstorms and the first frost.”

“We are very pleased that the Arizona Snowbowl has opened the Scenic Chairlift Ride, which is an awesome visitor experience at high elevation that visitors of all ages will treasure for a very long time,” said Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Julie Pastrick. “Our volume of visitation is very high and the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list of places to go throughout Northern Arizona that visitors are very happy to receive.”

As local hotels are filling up and tourists are looking for activities, Arizona Snowbowl is opening the Peak Side CafĂ©, too, where visitors can enjoy lunch at the Agassiz Lodge at the base of the chairlift. Visitors also can play disc golf or hike among the golden aspen groves at Snowbowl during Flagstaff’s clear sunny autumn days.

“We’re so pleased that local businesses like Arizona Snowbowl are jumping into action to make sure visitors have a wonderful experience while they are in Northern Arizona, said Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Heidi Hansen. “This is such a beautiful time of year here and we are confident our guests will have an enjoyable visit, despite a change in their plans.”

Arizona Snowbowl’s Scenic Chairlift Ride will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Monday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for juniors (ages 8-13) and seniors (ages 65-69). Those under 7 or over 70 ride for free, as do Snowbowl Season Passholders. For more information, log onto arizonasnowbowl.com.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Northern Arizona Attractions Open During Gov Shutdown


UPDATE 10/9/2013 via the Arizona Daily Sun
  • All National Forest Service Campgrounds (even if run privately) are closed.
  • Many trailheads are closed (primarily in the Sedona area - Schultz Tank Trailhead is the only one around Flagstaff).
  • Many Day Use areas are closed with one quite notable exception - Kendrick Park Wildlife Viewing Area.
  • You may STILL disperse camp in the National Forest.
  • NO ROADS in the National Forest have been closed.

Flagstaff City Attractions:
•    Museum of Northern Arizona - Daily 9AM to 5PM
•    Pioneer Museum – Mon.-Sat. 9AM to 5PM
•    Coconino Center for the Arts – Tues.-Sat. 11AM to 5PM
•    Riordan Mansion State Historic Park – Thurs.-Mon. 10:30AM to 5PM
•    Lowell Observatory – Daily 9AM to 5PM, Nighttime 5PM to 9:30PM M, W, F, Sat.
•    The Arboretum at Flagstaff – Thurs.-Sun. 9AM to 5PM
•    Northern Arizona University Art Museum – Tues.-Sat 12PM to 5PM
•    Elden Pueblo Ruins – Daily during daylight hours
•    Flagstaff Aquaplex – Mon.-Fri. 8AM to 10PM, Sat. 6AM to 9PM, Sun. 10AM to 6PM
•    Downtown Flagstaff – Daily, most shops and restaurants open at 10AM
•    Continental Country Club Elden Hills Golf Course
•    Hitchin’ Post Stables – Horseback riding 8AM to Dusk
•    Mormon Lake Stables – Horseback riding 8AM to Dusk
•    Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course – For reservations call 928-351-7310

Flagstaff Area Attractions:
•    Arizona Snowbowl – Daily for hiking.  Fri, Sat & Sun. Scenic Chairlift Rides 10AM to 4PM
•    All forest area hiking trails are open
•    Seasonally open National Forest Service campgrounds are open

Williams Area Attractions:
•    Bearizona Wildlife Park – 8AM to 5PM (last car admitted at 4:30PM)
•    Grand Canyon Deer Farm – 9AM to 6PM, after Oct. 14th 10AM to 5PM
•    Downtown Williams – Daily, most shops and restaurants open at 10AM
•    Big Toy Playground – For reservations contact 855-624-4869
•    Elephant Rocks Golf Course
•    Mountain Ranch Stables – Horseback riding 8AM to Dusk
•    Route 66 Zipline – 10AM to Dusk

Williams Area Attractions:

•    All forest area hiking trails are open
•    Seasonally open National Forest Service campgrounds are open

Northwest of Flagstaff Area:

•    Planes of Fame Museum (Valle, AZ) – Daily 9AM to 5PM
•    Flintstones Bedrock City (Valle, AZ) – Daily 9AM to Dusk
•    Grand Canyon IMAX (Tusayan, AZ) – Daily 8:30AM to 8:30PM
•    All Helicopter & Fixed Winged Aircraft Tours over the Grand Canyon (Tusayan, AZ)

Northeast of Flagstaff:
•    Little Colorado River Gorge (Cameron, AZ) – Daylight Hours
•    Historic Cameron Trading Post (Cameron, AZ)
•    Hopi Cultural Center (Second Mesa, AZ) – Daily, call 928-734-2401 for times

East of Flagstaff:
•    Meteor Crater – Daily 9AM to 5PM
•    Homolovi Ruins State Park (Williams, AZ) – Daily 8AM to 5PM
•    Little Painted Desert County Park (Williams, AZ) – Daily during daylight hours
•    Twin Arrows Casino

Sedona / Oak Creek Canyon Area:
•    Oak Creek Canyon – Campgrounds, hiking trails and picnic areas are open
•    Uptown Sedona, Talaquepaque and Hillside Galleries – Most shops open at 9AM or 10AM
•    All trails are open in the Sedona area
•    Slide Rock State Park – Daily 8AM to 6PM
•    Red Rock State Park – Daily 8AM to 5PM
•    All Jeep tours, helicopter & fixed-winged aircraft tours, hiking tours, horseback riding tours and balloon excursions are operating
•    Sedona Heritage Museum – Daily 11AM to 3PM
•    Numerous Wineries
•    Oak Creek Country Club Golf Resort

Verde Valley Area:
•    Verde Canyon Scenic Railway (Clarkdale, AZ)
•    Out of Africa Wildlife Park (Camp Verde, AZ) – Daily 9:30AM to 5PM
•    Fort Verde State Park (Camp Verde, AZ) – Thurs.-Mon. 9AM to 5PM
•    Dead Horse Ranch State Park (Cottonwood, AZ) – Daily during daylight hours
•    Numerous wineries
•    Historic downtown Cottonwood – Most shops open at 10AM
•    Verde Santa Fe Golf Course
•    Cliff Castle Casino
•    All tours are operating
•    Blazin’ M Ranch – Wed.-Sat. 5PM to 8:30PM

Jerome Attractions:
•    Jerome State Historic Park – Daily, 8:30AM to 5PM
•    Jerome Historical Mine Museum – Daily 10AM to 5PM
•    Gold King Mine & Ghost Town – Daily 10AM to 5PM
•    Historic Jerome Ghost Town – Most stores open at 10AM

Flagstaff Chamber Reacts to Government Shutdown

Dear Flagstaff Chamber Members,

Your Chamber stands solidly against our recent Government shutdown which, if long lasting, could spread trouble throughout northern Arizona for our tourism and travel industry and other employers.  We urge Congress and the president to come to a deal on the federal budget.

During this government shutdown, non-essential services are unavailable.  For us in northern Arizona, that means a closure of our national parks, including the Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Petrified Forest National Park, and Montezuma Castle National Monument.

Northern Arizona’s tourism industry is a major contributor to our economy and clearly is not in a position to halt operations or endure for any length of time a loss of customer base.  Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park alone spend more than $1 million each day.  The Grand Canyon supports over 7,300 jobs, and in April, 2011 when the last shutdown was threatened, it was estimated that over $485,000 in park entrance fees alone were at risk.

This morning I did a live interview on KTAR Radio explaining the situation at hand in which I talked about the negative effects of this shutdown.

The uncertainty we are facing today about the length of this shutdown means canceled flights, canceled hotel rooms, canceled reservations with tour operators including the Grand Canyon Railway that is suspended until the park reopens, shuttering of USGS, and more.  This political battle is doing nothing to help our northern Arizona economy that is heavily dependent on tourism and related governmental services.

It is so important for Congress and the president to find a swift resolution to the government shutdown. We recognize that this has implications for all our member businesses and we will proactively monitor it on your behalf and advocate for an end to the shutdown.

Thank you,
Julie Pastrick
Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce 

Healthcare Reform Seminar, October 10

Northern Arizona Human Resources Association/NAHRA is happy to announce a seminar on Healthcare Reform on October 10th at 11:30 at the Woodlands Hotel in Flagstaff. 

Carla Conway of Benefit and Financial Strategies will be our speaker and will review the important aspects of the ACA along with timelines and possible upcoming changes.

Registration is now open at the link below, and as always, lunch is included.


NAHRA is encouraging anyone that manages people in a small or large business to participate and become a member! Visit the Website for detailed membership Information.

Watch for NAHRA’s monthly posts and additional seminars on HR “HOT TOPICS” and Relevant HR issues coming soon to the Flagstaff Chamber Blog.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Northern Arizona Outdoor Areas in the Government Shutdown

UPDATE 10/9/2013 via the Arizona Daily Sun
  • All National Forest Service Campgrounds (even if run privately) are closed.
  • Many trailheads are closed (primarily in the Sedona area - Schultz Tank Trailhead is the only one around Flagstaff).
  • Many Day Use areas are closed with one quite notable exception - Kendrick Park Wildlife Viewing Area.
  • You may STILL disperse camp in the National Forest.
  • NO ROADS in the National Forest have been closed.

All National Parks and Monuments are closed during the Government Shutdown.  You can still drive through Sunset Crater & Wupatki, but you may not park and go off onto any trails.  These have been cordoned off.  Also, all National Forest Service campgrounds have been closed.  The Grand Canyon Railway has been shut down, too.  All tours and rafting trips have stopped running. No hiking is allowed in these areas. Helicopter tours ARE running during the shutdown. The Grand Canyon Skywalk, accessed through the reservation, is open.
Lakes inside National Parks are closed.
Lake Powell is closed. Lake Mead is closed. 
State-run lakes such as Havasu, Pleasant, Bartlet, Horseshoe, Roosevelt, Apache etc are still open.

State Parks remain open.  These include Riordan Mansion, Homolovi Ruins, Slide Rock, Red Rock, Dead Horse, Jerome Historic and Fort Verde.  I would highly recommend for those who wanted to go to Grand Canyon, that they instead visit Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona. Hiking, Helicopter and Jeep Tours of the Sedona area are still running.

Within Flagstaff, visitors may still enjoy hiking in the National Forest.  
Also, city attractions are still open:  Museum of Northern Arizona, Pioneer Museum, Coconino Center for the Arts, the Arboretum, Lowell and Riordan Mansion.

UPDATE 10/2: According to the Arizona Daily Sun, a great many campgrounds near Flagstaff remain open during this shutdown! These include:
  • Ashurst Lake
  • Bonito
  • Dairy Springs
  • Lake Mary Day Use
  • Lakeview
  • Lockett Meadow
  • Pinegrove
  • O'Leary Group.
 Several campgrounds in Sedona remain open as well.

Business closures in Flagstaff include the United States Naval Observatory and the United States Geological Survey.  Some aspects of research institutions might have some closures within specific departments.