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Mary Jo West Uses Her Famous Voice to Advocate for Social Justice, Mental Illness, Children

She has interviewed presidents, flown with Mother Teresa, given a face to depression and helped HIV-infected orphans. Long-time Arizonans know her as the first primetime television news anchorwoman in the Phoenix market. But, teenage girls growing up in the ‘70s regarded her as their own personal hero, a real-life Mary Richards (played by Mary Tyler […]

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On the Grid with Bonnie Stevens

On the Grid – College Graduate’s First Job

College Graduate’s First Job Part 1 Part 2 On this episode, Flagstaff Business News Editor Bonnie Stevens hosts NAU Business Professor T. Paul Thomas for a discussion on the importance of the college graduate’s first job. Employers, parents and students alike will find relevant and surprising insights on the opportunities for character development and professionalism, […]

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Flagstaff’s Original Tourism Adventure Retraced

  Ultra Runners Follow Historic Stagecoach Route to Grand Canyon It may well have been Northern Arizona’s first ultimate wildland adventure for tourists and the start of organized tourism in Flagstaff. In 1892, the Flagstaff Board of Trade in partnership with the railroad promoted the Stagecoach Line from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon. Public relations […]

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There’s No Business Like Snow Business

For Aspen Sports Owner Jerry McLaughlin, selling outdoor sports equipment, for which much of it depends on a commodity that melts, is challenging. But this year, with Arizona Snowbowl’s ability to make snow, a projected opening day of Friday, Nov. 29, and the expectation of at least a four-month skiing and snowboarding season, McLaughlin says […]

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Growing Human Skin and Jobs from Bok Choy

Step into Dr. Robert Kellar’s lab and you have entered the future. On McMillan Mesa, this 39-year-old scientist, professor and president of Development Engineering Sciences has figured out how to put plants to work to grow human protein. When his patented products have cleared the clinical trial stage and entered the manufacturing stage, he plans […]

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2013 Science Fest – Manifestation of Curiosity

From the darkest oceans to deep space, into the frigid ice caps and across blistering deserts, the 2013 Flagstaff Festival of Science will explore Life in the Extreme, Sept. 20 – 29, 2013. Leading the free 10-day adventure is planetary explorer and Mars rover boss Professor Steve Squyres. With the most up-to-the-minute images and information […]

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Tourists Bagging Bargains

  Whether you are in search of a questionable Coach, an unreal Rolex or an imperfect Prada, a stroll through lower Manhattan’s Chinatown may have you quickly considering a counterfeit. The trademark infringement business may seem like a harmless amusement for tourists, but it is illegal and is said to cost New York City $1 […]

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Flagstaff’s Crowning Jewel Sparkling

At one time, Flagstaff residents and visitors could enjoy an evening of billiards, card games and refreshments in the basement of the elegant Weatherford Hotel. That was a hundred years ago, but history is about to repeat itself. The latest phase of the nearly 40-year restoration project will bring major improvements to the historic Victorian […]

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Making Room for Greatness

Racing down Sunset Crater’s paved trails on 18-inch roller skis, World Cup gold medalist Mark Arendz is training at Northern Arizona’s high altitude in preparation for the 2014 Winter Paralympics. As the world’s best para-biathlete, the 23-year-old Canadian knows he’s the one to beat in Sochi, Russia during the competition that combines cross-country skiing with […]

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Polluted Properties Bringing Lots of Opportunity

It had served an important purpose in 1916. The property near the northwest corner of South Beaver Street and West Phoenix Avenue contained a steam-powered utility company that burned sawdust from the timber mills and converted it into electricity for downtown businesses. Also on this property was an operation that treated power poles and railroad […]

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