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Enhanced Food Handlers Certification Offered to Address COVID-19 Concerns

Successfully re-opening our local economy is dependent upon instilling consumer confidence. Customers and employees want to return to their pre-COVID activities but need reassurances that returning to work and conducting errands around town will not get them sick and that dining at their local restaurants will not cause them harm. Once customers understand that protective […]

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Coral Evans

Facing Uncertainty, Keeping People Safe

Hello, Northern Arizona! I hope this finds you doing well. It’s been a long couple of months and as the longest spring I can remember stretches into summer, we find ourselves facing more uncertainty. Arizona’s COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, it is spreading and we don’t know when the numbers will level off, let alone […]

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Economic Vitality Roederer

Winners Announced in Flagstaff Local Movement

The Flagstaff Local – My Actions Matter movement was supported in the first phase by more than 800 residents. More than 225 weekly prizes were distributed and more than 40 businesses have been involved as partners. City staff recently randomly selected the Grand Reward winners as the initial phase of the program concluded. This community […]

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How to Prepare for a Possible Recession

Arizona’s economy has taken a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants, retailers and more shut their doors or dramatically altered operations. Workers were let go or furloughed, bringing Arizona’s unemployment rate up to 12.9% in April (compared to just 4.4% in February) according to the University of Arizona’s Economic and Business Research Center. With such […]

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Flagstaff Hails Historic Mead Culture

Originating more than 5,000 years ago, mead belongs at the very beginning of the long history of alcoholic libations enjoyed by humans. Mead is mentioned in history and mythology of the ancient cultures of India, China, Greece and Egypt. Simply put, mead is fermented honey, a honey wine made from just water, honey and yeast. […]

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NAU’s Top Priority: Reopening Safely

With the start of fall semester fast approaching, I am reminded every day of the importance of remaining committed to our mission and our role in the lives of our students, communities and local economies. I am sure I am not alone in having missed our students, our in-person traditions and celebrations, the rhythm of […]

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Bonnie Stevens

Know Yourself: Honor Your Heritage, Embrace Your Environment

Knowledge is power. And knowing yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, is critical when embarking on a career path, climbing a mountain, choosing a friend and needing a go-to answer in an interview process in which that annoying question about your strengths and weaknesses is still asked. What you know and believe about yourself likely will […]

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Advocating for Women in Aviation

Grit, determination and a passion for aviation fuel the soaring careers of two area women who have achieved top industry jobs and professional accolades. Training, job searching, advancing and prospering in the aviation industry are skills they eagerly share with others. Angela Mintzmyer, general manager at flight training school North-Aire Aviation LLC, and Robin Sobotta, […]

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Flagstaff Men Battling Child Abuse through Cook-Off

Dr. Eamonn Mahoney loves to cook. The orthopaedic spine surgeon with Northern Arizona Orthopaedics first gained an appreciation for good food in high school when he lived in France. His actual hands-on experience with cooking began in college. “I lived off campus and had to cook to eat, and I like to eat. I’m pretty […]

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