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Coral Evans

Bringing People Together to Solve Community Challenges

Hello, Northern Arizona! Well, it looks like fall has arrived, schools are back in session, NAU has started the fall semester, nights are cooling off and soon the leaves will change. This month, I want to talk about how we move forward together. We know that we all want to make sure our communities remain […]

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Festivals Flowing with Music, Discovery, Dark Skies, Fun

Legendary Flagstaff philanthropist Frances McAllister fell in love with Flagstaff in 1935 while traveling by train from Los Angeles to New York. In the 1990s, when she was making a case to local leaders about the need for Heritage Square, a civic centerpiece that defines the downtown and brings people together, her face lit up […]

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Sharing Flagstaff through Tours, Souvenirs

After hearing and taking to heart what tourists like to buy, Blake Nabours, owner of AZ Segway and Pedal Tours, is on a roll to open the Grand Circle Outpost, an exclusive emporium featuring souvenirs all manufactured on site. Encompassing what Nabours refers to as the “grand” circle, Flagstaff, Sedona, Route 66, Grand Canyon, Page […]

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Blues Festival Donates to FALA

The Flagstaff Blues and Brews Festival not only doubled the fun this year, it also doubled its generosity. The June weekend event brought in more than 7,000 patrons in two days and raised $20,000 for the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy. Last year, festival organizer Peak Events donated $10,000 from the proceeds to FALA. With […]

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Barney Helmick

Flagstaff Airport Offering Flights to L.A. Again, Keeping up with Growth

Flagstaff had been requesting new air service and destinations, and it happened. In March, United Airlines came to Flagstaff and introduced daily non-stop service to Denver and beyond. Then in April, American Airlines added daily non-stop service to Dallas. American is again testing the market with Saturday-only service to Los Angeles International Airport that began […]

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Author Becomes a Millionaire While Researching Others

Three years ago, Ann Marie Sabath was teaching a training program for young professionals who had been in their careers for one year. As an international consultant in her business, “At Ease Inc.,” she helps business people climb what she calls “the slippery ladder of success.” On this day, her workshop participants were singled out […]

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Rapid Response Credited for Containing Museum Fire

Firefighters poised for action, the rapid response of air support and strategic fire operations were part of the success of firefighting efforts on this summer’s 1,961-acre Museum Fire. Aircraft from around the Southwest filled Flagstaff’s skies, dumping water and retardant on the fire within hours of initial reports. “The arrival of air support was quick […]

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Moonshot Mentors Bringing Expertise to Local Startups

One manufactures the next generation of outdoor gear to protect camping and backpacking provisions from being ransacked by rodents, birds and other critters. Another is a band of self-described “renegade recyclers” addressing the problems of plastic waste products. A third is giving the time-honored task of tutoring a facelift with technology. While the products and […]

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