Today, the House voted, with the support of U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, DDS (AZ-01), to pass H.R. 1229, the Putting the Gulf Back to Work Act, which would address rising gas prices in the state of Arizona and across the country. Congressman Gosar went to the floor of the House to advocate on … [Read more...] about Congressman Gosar Votes to Lower Gas Prices
Flagstaff tourism officials are joining state officials in recognizing the value of the tourism officials in Arizona. Jacki Lenners tells FBN there are activites the entire week. "We kicked off National Tourism Week with an event at our Visitor Center on Saturday in honor of National Train Day. … [Read more...] about AZ Tourism Industry Remains Economic Driver
Reykjavik, Iceland has much in common with Flagstaff. In preparation for a March trip, one visitor was told that almost everything was within a five-minute walk, but to dress warmly because of the snow. Add in a national financial crisis, unemployment, bank failures, home foreclosures, commitment to … [Read more...] about Are Icelanders the New Polish?
Longtime Community Leader and Plant Manager at Nestle Purina Pet Care, Bill Calloway, will receive CCC's Distinguished Service Award at this year's Commencement Ceremony to be held at CCC's Flagstaff Lone Tree Campus. The Award is the highest granted by Coconino Community College to a community … [Read more...] about Calloway Receiving CCC’s Distinguished Service Award
“It was a perfect storm,” explained Hal Majors, director of purchasing at Drury Hotels. “Cotton mills in Pakistan and India began hording to drive up the price of cotton. Then an atypical monsoon season flooded Pakistani mills. There was no rise in demand until the flooding issues in 2010. Add to … [Read more...] about Feeling the Impact of Climbing Cotton Prices
All across the country, and certainly here in Northern Arizona, there are fewer family doctors than ever before. “I really like what I do and I feel privileged to serve in this community,” said Brad Frank, M.D., a Flagstaff family practitioner. He sees patients of all ages and prides himself on … [Read more...] about Are Family Physicians a Thing of the Past?
Higher education was the topic of a survey of northern Coconino County communities by Coconino Community College, and the Arizona Hospitality Resource and Research Center at Northern Arizona University. The survey was conducted as part of the college's three-year Strategic Plan, to gather … [Read more...] about County Residents Want Higher Education Opportunities
Andy Tobin, R. Paulden, is the new Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives. FBN caught up with Mr. Tobin to talk about his appointment and the year ahead for Arizona businesses. “I am truly honored to have the support of the members of the House of Representatives as we continue to … [Read more...] about Andy Tobin Named Speaker of the House
Every day, many people drive by a Flagstaff business that epitomizes being green. It has earned rankings as one of the most sustainable corporations in the world. SCA Tissue, on Butler Avenue (across the street from HomCo Ace Hardware), has a nondescript storefront. But behind its doors, an … [Read more...] about Business Continually Working to Improve Sustainability
A new tree is taking root outside the SCA Flagstaff plant. Employees planted two Fantasy Maple trees to honor Darron Smith, a 17 year employee who died earlier this year. Smith was heavily involved in the facility's safety and environmental programs including the wastewater treament program. … [Read more...] about SCA in Flagstaff Honors Employee