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HomeCo Continuing Light Swap Tradition

With the holiday season here, Flagstaff’s neighborhoods are being converted into twinkling landscapes with festive lights on trees and homes. This year, trade in your old incandescent holiday lights for highly efficient LED holiday lights. LED lights are 85% more efficient and last 100 times longer than traditional incandescent lights. To help reduce energy costs, […]

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Visitors Enjoying Tundra Wolves at Bearizona

Officials at Bearizona, in Williams, Arizona just west of Flagstaff, say visitors are enjoying the Tundra Wolves and other wildlife in the park. Visitors are invited year round to the park, where people observe wildlife from their vehicles.  Bison, bighorn sheep, wolves and bear cubs are available for viewing at Bearizona, from 9:00 a.m. -4:00 […]

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Snowbowl is Open

Arizona Snowbowl is opening at the perfect time for you to shed your turkey feast off on the mountain this weekend. With early season snow on the ground, and an expert snowmaking crew hard at work for the past two weeks, Snowbowl management says they are enthusiastic for the opening. Lifts that are open include […]

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Winter Sidewalk Ordinance in Effect

With another weather system approaching Northern Arizona, city officials remind residents and business owners of snow-related city ordinances. Flagstaff received significant snow during last week, which was followed by complaints regarding snow-covered sidewalks. Ordinance updates this year include an important change regarding the issuance of a Notice of Violation.  The ordinance calls for violators to […]

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Kirkpatrick Honoring Code Talkers

U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., will joined tribal leaders, military leaders and colleagues at a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol to present Native American code talkers with the Congressional Gold Medal. Tribes from across the country were honored, including the Hopi, White Mountain Apache and Tonto Apachetribes from Arizona. Navajo code talkers previously received this honor in 2000. The […]

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Striving For Efficient Building Processes

Council has made some progress toward quicker issuance of building permits. I have been pushing for these changes for over a year and we are seeing some results.   Architect’s Certification Some building plans have to be prepared by an architect (multi-family or commercial). After the plans are submitted for a building permit, the city […]

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Economy – Brittle and Easy to Break

For hundreds of Flagstaff business people trying to understand what might be happening with the economy, Northern Arizona University offers its annual Economic Outlook Conference. “People want to feel good about the economy, but they don’t feel good about feeling good about the economy,” said Craig Van Slyke, Ph.D., dean of the NAU W. A. […]

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Metzger Serving as VP -County Supervisors Assoc.

Coconino County Supervisor Mandy Metzger was elected by her colleagues as the first vice president of the County Supervisors Association (CSA), at the November 21, 2013, meeting of the CSA Board of Directors. “This is a tremendous honor,” Supervisor Metzger said.  “I am grateful for the opportunity to represent my fellow supervisors in this important […]

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NAU Students Protesting Uranium Mining

Students Speak Out About Exclusion from 27-year-old Environmental Review Process – Demand a new Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Grand Canyon Area Uranium Mine NAU Against Uranium, a volunteer group made of Northern Arizona University students, organized the event “Youth Speak in Defense of the Canyon”. The event was a press conference confronting the exclusion of people born […]

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