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Krista Stepa

Runner Keeping Business Career on Track

As a Northern Arizona University student athlete, Canadian-born Krista Stepa spent much of her collegiate career competing. Whether running for the university’s track and cross country programs or presenting business development plans she devised while participating in the BizBlock program at the W.A. Franke College of Business, she often was in a position to measure […]

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Protecting Flagstaff’s Dark Skies around Naval Observatory

Civilization is creeping up on the U.S. Naval Observatory. At risk, said USNO Director Dr. Paul Shankland, is its dark sky status, which is important to astronomers and astrophysicists, and to national security. “In a general sense, we are responsible for the celestial reference frame,” he said, which is a catalog of about a billion […]

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Timberline Firearms & Training Hosts Grand Opening Celebration Saturday

 Timberline Firearms & Training is hosting its official grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.,Saturday, July 28. Participants 18 years old and older can shoot a Daniel Defense fully automatic rifle and other guns for free, with manufacturer representatives from Ruger, Walther, Patriot Ordnance Factory, Springfield and others available to provide expert advice. Shooting […]

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Loven Contracting Recognized for Exceeding Safety Standards

Mike Loven, founder of one of the largest construction companies in Northern Arizona, has recently received one of the most valued safety awards in the Southwest. Loven Contracting was recognized by the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Award, a very high safety standard earned through the Arizona Industrial Commission and OSHA. “This is very significant for us,” said Loven, who started the […]

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CCC Palette to Palette Crate of Delights

Offering a ‘Crate of Delights’ to Support Student Artists

Coconino Community College student Sara Jansen offered her painting, “Crate of Delights,” to be auctioned at the school’s annual Palette to Palate spring fundraising event. CCC Marketing Director Brian Harris reported that more than $30,000 was brought in to support classroom improvements and offer enriching field trip experiences to students. “Local artists and restaurants were […]

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Arizona At Work

County Presents Five Free Services for Employers

Northern Arizona employers gathered at Little America in Flagstaff recently for a learning session presented by The ARIZONA@WORK Coconino County Business Services Team. Hot topics such as “Minimum Wage Expectations and Enforcement in Flagstaff,” and “Internships, Apprenticeships and On-the-Job Training Opportunities for Employers – How You Can Get Paid to Employ People,” and “The Latest […]

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Buck Wild

Humming Along the Rim with Buck Wild  

Humvees have joined helicopters, airplanes, river rafts and mules as another interesting way to explore the Grand Canyon.  Known as the oldest and largest sightseeing company in the world, Papillon Group is extending its services to include Buck Wild Hummer Tours with custom built Humvee excursions.     After 50 plus years of serving the Grand Canyon, […]

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Economic Expansion Expected to Continue 

Northern Arizona’s economy reflects strengths of the national economy, yet there are also some regional challenges.   These issues were highlighted at a recent Northern Arizona Economic Development Roundtable led by the Arizona Association for Economic Development.   Before the roundtable discussions began, economist Jim Rounds addressed the group. “There is a lot of consistency in the […]

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