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Investment by Shopping Local

‘Tis the season for shopping, and according to the National Retail Association, over 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites over the four-day Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Moran Henn, development and programs director of Friends of Flagstaff’s Future, (F 3) is hoping that some of the shopping done by Flagstaff residents was done locally. For the […]

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Local Restauranteurs Heading South

In the May 16th, 2012, edition of Inc., Darren Dahl identified the 11 best business opportunities by industry, one of which is full service restaurants. Derrick Widmark and Paul Moir may not have read that article, but they are taking their restaurant experiences in Flagstaff and heading south to Tucson to open three new places. […]

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Water Festival Making a Splash

I believe water will be the defining crisis of our century. – Alexandra Cousteau, keynote speaker for the Flagstaff Festival of Science Over 500 fourth graders, 23 NAU future teachers and many representatives from the City of Flagstaff, Willow Bend and other departments from NAU heard the recent challenge put forth by Alexandra Cousteau to […]

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Adult Students Embracing College

When people think of college students, they often think of students under the age of 21, but the reality is that an increasing number of older, non-traditional students are going to college. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that adults ages 30-34 have increased enrollment in colleges from four percent in 1970 to seven […]

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Balancing Disparate Careers

Many people think in terms of having one career in their lives, but there are some people who choose to balance two distinctly different careers. Chris Gunn and Kerry Kurtz are two people who have found balancing multiple careers to be both challenging and fulfilling. Chris Gunn is a movie maker/videographer and a psychologist. Kerry […]

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CCC Training Skilled Nurses

The U.S. Department of Labor is predicting that the employment rate for nurses is expected to grow 26 percent in the decade 2010-2020, faster than the average for all other occupations. It is no surprise that programs destined to train nurses are at a high demand. One such program at Coconino Community College is producing […]

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