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Painting a Successful Picture for Fine Arts Education

For the last 15 years, the Palette to Palate fundraiser has been dedicated to raising funds for the Coconino Community College Fine Arts Department. In that time, the event has helped fund the purchase of a pugmill, which makes clay smooth and consistent and has helped buy a badly needed new kiln to fire pottery. […]

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Veterans Finding One-Stop Shopping at NAU

Success comes in many forms, including the newly remodeled, 1,600-square-foot Veteran Success Center (VSC) located in the University Union Fieldhouse at Northern Arizona University. For a veteran student, success can mean finding a safe space on campus to interact with other military-affiliated students and relax, watch TV and play ping-pong. It can also mean connecting […]

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Western Diné Alliance for Economic Development and Preservation

The Western Diné Alliance is an organization fixed on promoting economic development and stepping up to challenges and stagnation of development projects in the Western Navajo Nation. With Navajo Generating Station closing in 2019 and the loss of over 1,000 jobs, Navajos in the Western Agency are in a real predicament. The Alliance is working […]

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NAU Reaching New Octaves with Multi-Million Dollar Sound of Music

Envisioning an anticipated $15 million expansion of the Northern Arizona University Performing and Fine Arts Center as a “…cultural front door to the main university campus,” President Rita Cheng announced a new vision for the NAU School of Music. Speaking before almost 200 supporters of music during a special late February event at the renowned […]

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Reports Says Arizona Relies Heavily on Trade with Mexico

Arizona rates second among the states that would be most impacted if a trade battle were to unfold with Mexico. So predicts WalletHub, a personal finance website, which analyzed all 50 states and the District of Columbia across five categories of exports, imports and jobs. Incurring an overall score of 92.83 on a 100-point scale, […]

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Cottonwood Landmark Undergoing Major Renovation

The historic Cottonwood Civic Center may soon be full of life with weddings, school plays and community meetings when the city’s renovation effort is completed. The project got a boost from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) when the city was awarded a $37,734 Brownfields Grant to revitalize the Old Town area by performing […]

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One Hundred Local Women Making a Difference

Susan Beaupre and Katie Woodard rode the ski lift at Arizona Snowbowl one day in 2014, and by the time they reached the top, had put into motion a charitable giving circle. Their brainstorming so far has raised more than $85,000 for local charities through Women Empowering Northern Arizona (WENA), one of more than 400 […]

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Northern Arizona Shining as Tourist Destination

Arizona continues to attract in record numbers international travelers, out-of state-visitors and even residents of one part of the state who want to visit another area of the state. The brightest spot in the tourism data from 2016 is the lodging industry. In an announcement on Jan. 27, Governor Doug Ducey and Director Debbie Johnson, […]

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