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MarkLove

Massage: One Resolution That Helps You Keep Others

We know how it goes: Before the boot hits the pavement at the Whiskey Row Boot Drop in downtown Prescott and the Pinecone lowers in Flagstaff, each of us will have pondered and made one or more New Year’s resolutions. We reflect and resolve; we promise ourselves to improve our quality of life. The Good […]

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Cheng

NAU is No. 75 in National Research Ranking

For the first time in its 120-year history, Northern Arizona University broke through the country’s top 200 research universities, reaching No. 196 in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) research rankings for all universities in the country and No. 144 among all public universities. It also rose to No. 93 among all universities without a medical […]

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Geri Hongeva

Channeling the Force

The costume is very familiar and was fashioned from $12 worth of golden fabric and fitted with its iconic belt. Meet C-3PO, the life-sized droid hero, noted for his perfect etiquette and protocol, who has been featured in almost every Star Wars film since the franchise first screened in May 1977. It took Geri Hongeva, […]

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Bonnie Stevens

Over the Moon with Soft Skills

Jessica Watkins is a 31-year-old, unassuming, small-framed geologist with an easy smile and former member of a Division I national champion rugby team. She is many things, including an astronaut-in-training, but she’s not a pilot…yet. When NASA selected her from a field of 1,800 applicants to be one of 13 individuals being trained for possible […]

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Nelda Achee

Restaurateur in the Making

Nelda Achee served for 21 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. She was in charge of overhauling ship diesel engines worth millions of dollars to make sure they could do 26 knots (about 30 miles per hour). She would oversee dry-docking of ships in order to make them seaworthy […]

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New Year, New Knees

After 400 backcountry hikes into the Grand Canyon, 100 trips down the Colorado River and scores of worldwide excursions spanning a 44-year career, it was no surprise to 65-year-old geologist Wayne Ranney when his knees began to bother him. “I went to the doctor, tried a couple treatments and when they didn’t work, the doctors […]

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Tip of the ICEBERG: NAU Planetary Scientists Developing Large-Scale ‘Imagery-Computing Superhighway’

Scientists are creating ways to compile and interpret an abundance of high-resolution satellite images on a continental scale to better understand Antarctica, Arizona and the world. The same sophisticated satellite imaging techniques being developed to map and identify the size and composition of uncharted land in Antarctica soon may help scientists produce finely detailed geologic […]

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Stern, Lowell

Sending Love to Pluto

February marks the 90th anniversary of Pluto’s discovery right here in Northern Arizona. To celebrate, Lowell Observatory is partnering with other local organizations in hosting a two-day “I Heart Pluto Festival,” set for Feb. 15 and 18. Highlights of the event include a presentation by Alan Stern, principal investigator of the New Horizons mission that […]

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Horsemans Lodge

Navajo Gaming Considering Options Near Flagstaff

For the Navajo Gaming Enterprise, one of numerous Navajo Nation-owned businesses, 2020 begins with potential. After closing escrow on a 14.1-acre parcel north of Flagstaff, Navajo Gaming is conducting market research to determine best uses for the property, which includes Horsemen Lodge, an iconic steakhouse. Navajo Gaming is just one of 22 different enterprises owned […]

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