Friday, October 31, 2014 - Northern Arizona's Locally Owned Newspaper

The Economic Impact of Astronomy in Northern Arizona

Nestled in the pines and illuminated by celestial nightlights, Flagstaff has isolated itself from beaming billboards and glowing skyscrapers. This is because since its creation, the city has been a hub for people who see best in the dark: astronomers. The study of the universe has not only attracted prominent and renowned researchers to the >> Read More…

Measuring the Economic Impact of Catastrophic Wildfire

As many residents east of Flagstaff remain worried about flooding below the Schultz Fire burn area, they are joined by many other residents statewide who are waiting to determine what life will be like after the big one.  In eastern Arizona, the Wallow Fire burned more than 500,000 acres.   The short and long term >> Read More…

The Economic Impact of Camping for Northern Arizona

It has been a busy July for campers in Northern Arizona.  For the government, people and businesses of Flagstaff, camping means much more than sleeping bags and s’mores. In a city surrounded by the world’s largest ponderosa pine forest, many stores are finding that the great outdoors is good business. The downtown Flagstaff store Peace >> Read More…