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Celebrating Northern Arizona’s Lunar Legacy  

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon. Well before Neil Armstrong made his giant leap on that day, he and his fellow space travelers took a whole slew of small steps right here in Northern Arizona, where they honed their scientific skills at a variety of locations […]

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Tailored Tutoring Changing the Instruction Model

A local entrepreneur is taking the time-honored practice of tutoring back to school with an application that streamlines the process of finding a private instructor and uses a mix of in-person and video services to make tutoring more convenient and affordable for college students.   Rob Lokken, a recent Northern Arizona University graduate with a degree […]

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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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Crumbling Gargoyles, Decomposing Bell Tower, Shifting Stained Glass   

Like emergency first responders, community members are answering the call for help and asking for backup as they work to save severely deteriorating features of the historic Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel.   Unique features, including the bell tower cladding, fierce gargoyles and casings that support hand-crafted stained glass windows, are visibly decaying. After enlisting […]

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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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