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Older Workers Striving to Learn New Technologies

  "I need help uploading job applications.” “I didn’t know Excel, so I didn’t get hired.”  These are common refrains heard from older workers, age 55 and up, who are currently searching for employment.   “They are intimidated by the computer,” said Jo Ann Kuruc, career skills instructor at Yavapai College. “Many times they weren’t […]

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Farmer’s Markets: A Growing Popularity

  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) comprehensive National Directory of Farmers Markets, the number of farmers markets increased by 16 percent between 2009 and 2010. Arizona lists 74 markets in this directory, with two in Flagstaff. “People are more conscientious about what they are eating. A lot of them are coming out […]

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Homeowners Choosing Green Construction

Homeowners are being careful with how they spend their money. Like the rest of the country, Flagstaff has been hit hard by the economic down- turn. Single family home permits dropped from 217 in 2006 to 17 in 2009. Permits for remodeling have remained relatively stable, dropping from 202 permits in 2002 to 138 permits […]

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