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Supported By a Cloud

Bill Unkovich predicts that in less than a decade, everyone will store their personal and business information off-site in a cloud. But thankfully, Flagstaff and the rest of Northern Arizona won’t have to wait that long. The reason is that CenturyLink is in the process of rolling out savvisdirect to its local customers. “It’s a […]

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SCA Among Most Ethical and Admired

It never gets old to SCA to win an award as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. The company, with branches in Flagstaff and Bellemont, has been selected for the honor for the sixth consecutive year. “We get a beautiful glass trophy to display,” said Amy Bellcourt, vice president of […]

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Nourishing Skin in the High Desert

Most people believe the desert is a hot, rough, tough, indestructible environment, but Connie Birkland knows better. She knows that the high desert environment has cryptobiotic soils that are very fragile and are made largely of micro living organisms. “You don’t want to step on and destroy these fragile biological soils. You want to keep […]

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Flagstaff Celebrating the Arts

The results of the Fifth Annual Viola Awards are in the books. About 500 well wishers and nominees turned out to honor the 11 award winners out of the 66 nominees in the field of arts and sciences. The event was held on March 2 at the High Country Conference Center. John Tannous, executive director […]

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Matt’s Chemo Bags Offering Comfort

Until his mom was diagnosed with cancer in 2008, Matt Ferguson said he was just like any other high school freshman. All he thought about was football and girls. But on an August day, his father called a family meeting and told Ferguson and his sister, Kelsey, their mother had cancer. “Everything changed. Their whole […]

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Your Happiest Day Should be Delicious

When Suzy Thomas-Kuperschmidt was planning her wedding last summer, instead of a traditional wedding cake, she went another route. “Being an older bride, I didn’t want a traditional wedding cake, so I went in search of something different. I had a caterer tell me that mini pies were the new trend, but I don’t like […]

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Solar, Music and Marriage

When Hadassah and Matt Ziegler sit down at the end of the day, they rarely talk business. Each has one and both are diametrically different. She runs Rooftop Solar and he is a concert promoter with Greenhouse Productions. Come to think of it, their Flagstaff businesses have more in common than at first glance. She […]

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Discovering Sustainability on the Vine

Sit down and enjoy a glass of Kind Vines wine. And relax. You’re actually reducing your own carbon footprint. This is a sustainable wine for eco-imbibers because of its zero waste reusable bottles and reduced transportation costs to get that glass into your hand. If it sounds too good to be true, it isn’t. Flagstaff […]

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Holiday Toy Drive in Full Swing

Santa is not the only one who is busy this time of year. James Jackson, a sergeant with the Flagstaff Police Department, is a bit of a blur as well. But, like Santa, he is used to it, as he has organized the Holiday Toy Drive in Northern Arizona for the past 17 years. “This […]

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Entrepreneur Garnering Accolades

There are few things more annoying – come to think of it, more ridiculous – than being on terminal hold with a computer. Aaron Dragushan was having that experience while waiting for a service provider. His wife, Evgenya, had already been on hold for so long that she handed the phone over to him and […]

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