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The Economic Impact of Camping for Northern Arizona

It has been a busy July for campers in Northern Arizona.  For the government, people and businesses of Flagstaff, camping means much more than sleeping bags and s’mores. In a city surrounded by the world’s largest ponderosa pine forest, many stores are finding that the great outdoors is good business. The downtown Flagstaff store Peace […]

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Presidio Development Moving Forward

At Flagstaff City Council’s noon meeting Tuesday, councilmembers voted to approve the Presidio in the Pines Surety Completion Agreement — an accord with the Phoenix-based American Contractors Indemnity Company (ACIC), which will complete work on the development as promised to the city in 2004. Sized at 91 acres, Presidio in the Pines is a mixed-use […]

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Camping Creating Great Costs for Region

FBN Web Exclusive —Camping by both Flagstaff residents and tourists can be a windfall for the local economy and provide local businesses with a boost during the summer season. However, the activity can also pose dangers and create problems for the city and the forests surrounding it, such as campfire-born wildfires and littering. Paul Summerfelt, […]

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Locals Welcoming Farmer’s Market

Heavy gusts of wind swept through Flagstaff, blowing away signs and whipping hair into faces as people made their purchases at the first Flagstaff Community Market gathering of the season. “The primary purpose of the [Flagstaff Community] Market is to support small- and medium-sized independent growers and producers by providing citizens with a local alternative […]

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