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Budgeting for County Services

The fiscal year 18 county budget holds taxes steady and focuses on reducing turnover and increasing public safety. The Coconino Board of Supervisors hosted eight days of budget hearings in May. The Board will adopt the tentative budget June 6 and the FY 18 Final Budget after a public hearing on June 27. There are […]

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Backyard Chickens: Eggs, Therapy, Stress Relief, Pest Control

Keeping and raising chickens is becoming more and more popular. There are many benefits of tending chickens, including fresh eggs, pest control, fertilizer, entertainment, stress relieve, therapy and family values. It is great for children to learn where their food comes from. What a great way to learn about the food chain and about respecting […]

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Container Gardening: Small Gardens, Big Impact

So here’s a puzzle: what do you do if you want the benefits of a beautiful garden but don’t have the space? Or you have space, but the terrain isn’t particularly conducive to a traditional garden, with challenging soil or steep slopes? Living in an apartment or having a hilly land doesn’t mean you can’t […]

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Medication Management

As we age, it seems we see more physicians, specialists and get more tests done, which often lead to an increase and frequent changes in prescribed medications. Adults 65 and older use more medicine daily than any other age group in the United States, accounting for 34 percent of all prescription medication, according to the […]

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The Leadership Paradox: Humility and Confidence

Leaders face an interesting, sometimes confusing, paradox. People want leaders who are humble, but also want leaders who project confidence. Projecting humility can suggest a lack of self-confidence, but projecting self-confidence can suggest arrogance. What’s a leader to do? Let’s untangle this apparent paradox by finding common ground between humility and self-confidence. Before doing so, […]

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Shredding Versus Recycling: Which is Most Secure

Shredding companies affiliated with the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) have access to the shredding industry’s best and most current practices regarding document and data destruction. NAID is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate businesses, government and service providers of the need to securely destroy discarded information. NAID provides a wealth of […]

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How is the Market?

How is the market? This is one of the most frequent questions asked of a realtor by their friends, family, neighbors and clients. The easy answer, of course, is, “The market is great!” Interest rates are still low for home financing, new construction opportunities are available in Flagstaff, and with the right presentation, pricing and […]

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Breaking Even (Not Bad)

Last month I hinted at not owing taxes at the end of the year. The first way, and this should be obvious, is adjust your withholding amounts to avoid owing in the future. Generally, a mid-year review with your most recent pay stub(s), or most recent earnings and expenses if you are self- employed, will […]

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