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Flagstaff: Healthy Environment for Doctors

Flagstaff has been ranked 12th in the country as one of the best places for physicians and surgeons. GoodCall, a South Carolina-based information exchange, ranks everything from learning institutions to businesses. Cities were ranked by salaries, affordable housing, job availability, the number of malpractice suit payouts per 1,000 residents and the number of hospitals in […]

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Jerry Nabours

Breaking Down the Costs of City Services

A few months ago my column was about the cost of the library. I pointed out that the cost is about $50 per year for every citizen, child or adult. Several people have asked me for the same analysis in regards to other city departments – what do they cost per person, per year. Assuming […]

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FSO, Avenues of the World Travel Partnering on Cruises

For the third time in three years, Avenues of the World Travel has created a very special fundraiser for the Flagstaff Symphony. Because of our wonderful relationship with AMAWaterways, we are able to offer great options to non-profit organizations in Flagstaff! The Flagstaff Symphony has been taking advantage of these opportunities and to date, has […]

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Should You Turn Your Property Into a Vacation Rental?

One of the hottest trends in real estate is leasing investment properties as vacation rentals, providing investors an alternative to traditional long-term rentals and the ability to occasionally utilize the property themselves. Vacation rentals are becoming increasingly popular with consumers seeking properties that suit their particular needs and offer the same amenities as home. Before […]

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Free Sunnyside Medical, Dental Clinic Marks First Anniversary

It’s been a year since Henry and Nina Poore opened the Poore Medical Clinic and Sid Davis Memorial Dental Clinic in Sunnyside across from Coconino High School, and Nina cannost wait to show visitors around. “It’s quite unbelievable,” she said. “Look at the backyard! The Flagstaff Leadership Program took out big stumps and I couldn’t […]

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NAU’s New Science Building is Complete

Questions abound about the future of science education, but there is no need to look any further than the new Science and Health Building on the Northern Arizona University campus to appreciate the university’s commitment to doing something about it. The impressive five-story structure serves as a focal point that symbolizes NAU’s rise to scientific […]

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Practical Advice for Testifying in Litigation

For most people, being called to testify in court or at a deposition is a scary thing. For some, it brings to mind images of brutal cross-examinations in courtroom scenes on TV or in movies. For others, public speaking is terrifying in general, and even more so when the subject matter is personal or emotional. […]

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Update on Gold King Mine Spill

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) officials announced it has examined data provided by states upstream of Lake Powell and closer to the Gold King Mine spill. ADEQ’s analysis of data released by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality of samples collected about 100 miles from Lake Powell (closest Utah sample) shows that water quality […]

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Jordan Miller

Answering Questions About Sunscreen

I get asked three questions all the time. What sunscreen should I buy? What SPF should I use? Are sunscreens safe? Before I address these questions, a little background on sunscreens will be helpful. There are two types of sunscreens: chemical blockers and physical blockers. Chemical blockers absorb UV radiation and then become inactive. Physical […]

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