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Libraries: Places for Exploration, Enjoyment 

The modern library is much more than bricks and mortar. Libraries are places where people meet, share ideas, engage in discussions, learn new skills, apply for employment, find resources and access the internet. Libraries are places for kids to go after school or for grown-ups to work toward an online degree. Libraries are places to […]

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Massage 101: Choosing the Right Massage and Add-On Therapies  

Massage therapy encompasses many different techniques, styles and personalized options, which can vary from appointment to appointment. Few things allow us to individualize an experience for the moment like massage therapy does.  In the winter, deep tissue for aching muscles from snow shoveling may be in order. After taking final exams, a relaxing massage is just […]

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Ancient Water

How Long Can Ancient Water Quench the Thirst of Millions? 

The primitive trail is steep, the prickly desert plants unforgiving and the rushing spring-fed creeks are cold. Really cold. Twenty miles in from the South Rim, hydrologists traverse challenging Grand Canyon backcountry with the ease of young mountain goats. Their job is to test the groundwater in the aquifer as it emerges and cascades down […]

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T Paul Thomas

Five Habits of Great Managers 

Managing is truly one of the hardest responsibilities of any executive, regardless of whether the number of employees is one or 1,001. Throughout my career I have witnessed awesome examples of management, while also seeing truly horrible managers.   For this month’s column, I’ve tried to narrow the top practices and habits to five. See if […]

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Jim Parks

Supporting Veterans through High Country Stand Down

Veterans in the U.S. are among the most respected individuals in the country for which they have served. They were willing to give the ultimate sacrifice to protect the liberty, democracy and equality that is so special to the place we call home. We owe them all a great debt of gratitude. However, many of […]

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Treating Allergies Prevalent in Developed Countries

According to the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, allergies are the 21st century epidemic. Fifty percent of populations living in developed, industrialized countries suffer from allergies and environmental sensitivities, and Flagstaff is no exception. Juniper pollen and smoke are prevalent in the high desert of the Colorado Plateau. Dust […]

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Petite Farming: Family-Sized Crops from Your Patio 

For the past several years, growing your own fruits and vegetables has become a popular alternative to frequenting your local produce aisle.   Some grow their own food for reasons of taste – nothing is as mouth-watering as tomatoes, lettuce or peppers from your own garden. Others prefer to grow their own food because it’s “clean” […]

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