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Paving the Way for Street Safety, Improvement

Flagstaff streets are getting a long overdue facelift thanks to an effort spearheaded by city officials and overwhelmingly approved in a tax referendum by Flagstaff voters last fall. Through the next 20 years, $100 million will go toward evaluating each of the city’s more than 1,000 streets – totaling in excess of 660 lane miles […]

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Ancient Art of Tattooing Modernized with Permanent Cosmetics

 There is just something special about art created by hand. It is robust and real, painstakingly made to evoke feeling. The history of permanent cosmetics began thousands of years ago. Sharpened sticks and stones were used to implant natural pigments into the skin. You can still see signs of these markings on preserved human remains […]

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Northern Arizona Ortho


  Northern Arizona Orthopaedics (NAO) Board of Directors has selected Summit Center co-founder and veteran business leader, Carl DeRosa, Ph.D., as Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1, 2015. Dr. DeRosa joins NAO with more than 30 years of experience at some of Flagstaff’s leading organizations and institutions. As new CEO, Dr. DeRosa’s top priorities will […]

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Firefighters, Forest Managers Preparing for Fire Season

In the Lake View Campground near Upper Lake Mary, Flagstaff Hotshots have been a visible force, cutting down potentially dangerous trees and stacking logs and branches. Seasonal wildland firefighter Kyle Fix says he and his team are practicing their skills and getting ready for the call. “We can end up anywhere. We’re considered a national […]

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Coconino County Hires Government Relations Director

 Coconino County has chosen Todd Madeksza to be part of its leadership team as Government Relations Director.   Madeksza has been the Director of Legislative Affairs for the County Supervisors Association of Arizona (CSA) since 2006 and has worked as the Director of Licensing and Education at the Arizona Department of Real Estate. He holds […]

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The Dulling of Shiny New Things

It’s confession time. I have an addiction. I don’t remember exactly when it started. I don’t remember how I got hooked. I just know that I have a problem. I love watches. That’s right, watches, those things that told us the time before we had cell phones. My problem is so bad it’s a joke […]

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First Friday

Flagstaff’s First Friday Artwalk

Join Flagstaff community members and visitors for the tradition of First Friday Artwalk downtown, held the first Friday of each month from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Businesses and art galleries open their doors to host a variety of artists’ work. Musicians also meet downtown for the event. This month, Flagstaff photographer Darren Choate will present his work, […]

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Understanding the Perspective of Code Enforcement

The move from law enforcement to city code enforcement was supposed to be an easy one. Simple ordinances, less negative confrontation, more resources and a lower expectation of overnight case closures were the claim. Well, sometimes, ordinances can be anything but easy to understand, pushback occurs very often – sometimes from all sides, and so […]

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The Power of Positively Speaking

While much can be said for the realists who disregard the somewhat glib and popular “be positive” posters we’ve all seen on the ceiling in the dentist’s office, a stronger case can be made for the optimists who see the true and important difference a positive attitude can make when facing tough situations – predicaments […]

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