Arizona Daily Sun
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Lee Enterprises
Founder(s)Artemis E. Fay
FoundedSeptember 15, 1883 (1883-09-15), as The Arizona Champion; May 1891, as The Coconino Sun
RelaunchedAugust 5, 1946, as the Arizona Daily Sun
HeadquartersFlagstaff, Arizona
OCLC number10668635

The Arizona Daily Sun is a six-day newspaper in Flagstaff, Arizona, United States.[1][2][3][4][5] It publishes an entertainment supplement on Thursdays called "Flagstaff Live!". It also publishes a monthly magazine, Northern Arizona's Mountain Living Magazine. It was formerly owned by Scripps League Newspapers, which was acquired by Pulitzer in 1996; Lee Enterprises acquired Pulitzer in 2005.[6][7]


Artemis E. Fay published the first issue of the weekly Peach Springs, Arizona Champion on September 15, 1883. On February 2, 1884, he relocated the paper to Flagstaff. In May 1891, the paper was renamed to The Coconino Sun.[8] On August 5, 1946, the paper was again renamed to the current Arizona Daily Sun.[9]


  1. ^ John Gattuso (ed.), Serving Northern Arizona, Langenscheidt Publishing Group, 2002, p. 311 [1]
  2. ^ Lawrence W. Cheek, Edie Jarolim, Kerrick James, Arizona, Random House of Canada, 2003, p. 277 [2]
  3. ^ Todd R. Berger, Tanya H. Lee, Kerri Quinn, Insiders' Guide to Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona, Globe Pequot, 2004, p. 280 [3]
  4. ^ Thomas B. Lesure, All about Arizona, Harian Publications, p. 24 [4]
  5. ^ Dorothy Nobis, Insider's Guide to the Four Corners, Globe Pequot, 2001, p. 193 [5]
  6. ^ Times Wire Services (May 7, 1996). "Pulitzer to Purchase Scripps Newspapers". Los Angeles Times.
  7. ^ Steinberg, Jacques (February 1, 2005). "Pulitzer to Be Acquired by Lee Enterprises". New York Times. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  8. ^ "About The Coconino sun. (Flagstaff, Ariz.) 1898–1978". Library of Congress. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  9. ^ "About Arizona daily sun. [volume] (Flagstaff, Ariz.) 1946–current". Library of Congress. Retrieved 16 October 2020.