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Making Room for Greatness

Racing down Sunset Crater’s paved trails on 18-inch roller skis, World Cup gold medalist Mark Arendz is training at Northern Arizona’s high altitude in preparation for the 2014 Winter Paralympics. As the world’s best para-biathlete, the 23-year-old Canadian knows he’s the one to beat in Sochi, Russia during the competition that combines cross-country skiing with […]

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Polluted Properties Bringing Lots of Opportunity

It had served an important purpose in 1916. The property near the northwest corner of South Beaver Street and West Phoenix Avenue contained a steam-powered utility company that burned sawdust from the timber mills and converted it into electricity for downtown businesses. Also on this property was an operation that treated power poles and railroad […]

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Local Heroes Ready to Answer the Call

  They have their bags packed at all times, but the more than 200 men and women of the Coconino National Forest serving on Incident Management Teams or fire crews are not likely headed for the beach this summer. In fact, they can’t be sure if they’ll make it home for dinner tonight. They soon […]

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They May Come for the Colts, But Leave with the Beef

  They are smart, strong, gentle and dependable. Colts and fillies from Babbitt Ranches’ historic Hashknife heritage draw ranchers, ropers and riders from all over the country during the annual Colt Sale. But as equestrians hope to take home a living legacy of the rodeo champion Driftwood bloodline, something else beyond the sleek buckskin and […]

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Spin on the Rim

 Cycling at the Grand Canyon is not just for your super-athletic friends with zero body fat anymore. Bright Angel Bikes has bikes and tours for just about anyone who can pedal. With fresh air, clear skies, exercise and stunning scenery, Christine and Mark Germano of North Carolina found cycling at the Grand Canyon to be […]

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Maintaining CCC Programs without More Funds

Brigham Sorensen fell in love at Coconino Community College. Like many young adults, he was sorting out what he wanted to do in life, taking general college classes and sampling different areas of interest. But it was an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) course that hooked him. From that point on, he’s been climbing the ladder […]

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Fires Impacting Arizona’s Water

  Few things are as refreshing as an ice-cold glass of water on a sizzling Arizona summer day. However, many of us do not look past the faucet to consider the journey water takes to quench our thirst. In fact, most of the water in Arizona’s reservoirs comes in as runoff from our forested uplands. […]

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The Business of Play

When professionals take off their stethoscopes and strap on their helmets, assess the waves rather than the real estate market or assemble their wet bags instead of airplane engines, they are getting fit for business. Whether you are a doctor, appraiser or rocket scientist, serious business people are taking play seriously and romping in the […]

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