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Gosar Introducing Power Plant Legislation

Tomorrow, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) will be putting forth two amendments to the Stop the War on Coal Act (H.R. 3409) that are aimed at protecting rural Arizona’s four coal-fired power plants: Navajo Generating Station (NGS) near Page, Coronado Generating Station (CGS) near St. Johns, the Cholla Power Plant near Joseph City, and the Apache […]

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Purina Unveiling Solar Array in Flagstaff

Flagstaff’s Nestlé Purina PetCare  facility unveiled a 427 kilowatt solar array today, atop the Eastside manufacturing facility. Plant Manager Bill Calloway tells Flagstaff Business News the solar photovoltaic electric system is the largest project of its kind to be installed in a private enterprise in Northern Arizona.  The 1,900 panels will leverage the region’s 300 […]

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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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Free Entry to Grand Canyon Saturday

Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national park units across the country in celebrating National Public Lands Day (NPLD) with fee free entry into the park.  National Public Lands Day began in 1994 and is intended to encourage shared stewardship of our nation’s public lands. Today, NPLD is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort […]

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First Navajo Woman Operator at Black Mesa Railroad

Engine 36 blows its horn 77 times along the Black Mesa Lake Powell Railroad. These 78 miles of tracks across the Navajo Nation exist for one purpose: to transport coal from Peabody Energy’s twin coal silos 20 miles southwest of Kayenta to the Navajo Generating Station at LeChee. Thirty years ago, Judy Moffett was the […]

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17 Graduate from NGS Program

Seventeen Navajo men and women graduated last week from the most intense entry training program in the energy industry to become regular employees at the Navajo Generating Station. The seven week long Power Plant Fundamentals School, an updated version of the program NGS originated 40 years ago to train its operators, instructs each new employee […]

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Solar Power Projects Illuminating Northern Arizona

Last year, Arizonans received 26 percent more megawatt hours of renewable energy than the previous year, reported APS to the Arizona Corporation Commission in May. That was enough to surpass Arizona’s renewable energy goals – set by the Arizona Corporation Commission – for the third straight year. To help reach aggressive future goals, APS is […]

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Future of Navajo Generating Station Uncertain

The future of the Navajo Generating Station near Page, AZ. remains uncertain.  The Interior Department has requested the U.S. Environmental Protection agency to put off a decision on pollution controls for the coal fired plant for at least six months. A decision by the EPA was expected this summer which likely would have required additional […]

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