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Big Plans for Little America – Council Update

Update on zoning change from Flagstaff Councilman Jeff Oravits.   Little America 495 acre expansion PASSES 5-2 Evans and Barotz opposed. I am pleased with the outcome of this vote. As it was, Little America had the right to develop hundreds of single family homes on 1 acre parcels. Last nights approved changed this to allow […]

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El Portal is Nation’s Top Pet-Friendly Hotel

Acknowledging that Baby Boomers “won’t travel without their dogs,” innkeeper Steve Segner designed the El Portal Sedona Hotel with this canine family member in mind, and his efforts are being recognized on a big-dog scale. USA Today has named El Portal the nation’s best pet-friendly hotel. “Today, the dog is even higher in the pecking […]

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The Moon is No Longer Sinagua

“Flagstaff is a fantastic place to be for planetary science,” said Justin Hagerty at the U.S. Geological Survey Astrogeology Science Center. “The [geologic] features that are here in Flagstaff can be seen on other planets and the moon,” the research scientist explained, noting the area’s volcanic fields, cinder cones and Meteor Crater. “The volcanic flows […]

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Flagstaff Looking to Land Airline

  Citing innovate businesses, a flourishing university, thriving tourism industry and globally connected professionals, the City of Flagstaff and community partners are waving in a second airline to do business here and offering a pre-flight bonus of more than three-quarters of a million dollars as a grant to assist with recruitment and start-up costs. In a […]

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Production Jumps at Javelina Leap Vineyard

  Entrepreneur Rod Snapp built businesses in Northern Arizona including a Sedona landscape company, a Page/Lake Powell magazine and a Verde Valley bed and breakfast with his eye on creating enough capital to build a vineyard and winery. That dream became a reality in 2006 when Snapp planted his first vineyard in Page Springs with […]

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Local Health Care Providers Embracing Change

  Health care providers are changing the way they do business in Northern Arizona to meet laws requiring that all medical records are available electronically. Congress passed the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Pathway for Meaningful Use, which included requirements and incentives for hospitals and physicians in private practice to implement certified electronic medical […]

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Desperately Seeking Less Stress

  10 Least Stressful Jobs of 2013 Feeling stressed out? You are not alone. According to data in the 2013 Work Stress Survey conducted by Harris Interactive, Americans are more stressed out than ever. The survey of employed adults found that 83 percent are stressed by at least one thing at work, a sharp increase […]

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Flagstaff – America’s First STEM City

“You can’t get a cup of coffee in Flagstaff without bumping into a scientist,” joked Ira Flatow, National Public Radio Science Friday host broadcasting from the 2011 Flagstaff Festival of Science. Indeed, Flagstaff is full of scientists, techies, engineers and mathematicians. But how to tap this brainpower to support local schools where students often turn […]

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