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Honey Pot Ants Colonizing Sweet Collaboration at Museum

Honey pot ants get their name from the swollen amber-colored belly full of sweet nectar that has been sustaining the colony, desert predators and even people for centuries on the Colorado Plateau. World-renowned ant expert Gary Alpert, Ph.D., a Museum of Northern Arizona Research Associate and retired Harvard Associate, says these industrious little insects have […]

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Enduring Flagstaff Businesses Honored for Economic Impact

Six long-time Flagstaff businesses have been thanked by the City of Flagstaff for choosing Flagstaff as their place of doing business and recognized for their contributions in employment, education, philanthropy and prosperity. In a standing-room only Flagstaff City Council meeting last month, a proclamation from the Mayor Coral Evans’s office was presented by Vice Mayor […]

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Babbitt Ranches Buys Nordic Center North of Flagstaff

Drawing on the same character qualities that made Babbitt Ranches one of the West’s most enduring ranching operations, the historic Northern Arizona land company is expanding on its outdoor recreation participation with the purchase of the Flagstaff Nordic Center and the promotion of an Outdoor Recreation Ethic Attitude. Working with the Forest Service and broader […]

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NAU Lands $2.5 M Grant for Garden Array

The National Science Foundation has awarded Northern Arizona University’s College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences a four-year, $2.5 million grant to create the Southwest Experimental Garden Array. The garden array will be a system of 10 experimental gardens across northern Arizona that include habitat types from desert to alpine forests. The gardens will be […]

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