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Understanding the Value of Being Counted

It is estimated that for every person counted in the Census, almost $3,000 in federal funding comes back to our communities. In 2000 and 2010, the Coconino County population was undercounted, costing the area millions of dollars. This resulted in the money for school lunch programs, transportation infrastructure and housing being appropriated to other parts […]

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Celebrating Travel, Tourism, Economic Development

National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community. It’s a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being. As part of National Travel and Tourism Week, join Discover Flagstaff and volunteer for Eco-Tourism Service […]

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Mindfulness: What it is; How it Works

Simply put, mindfulness is the practice of being fully present. In our day of technical addiction and multitasking, this is actually more challenging than ever before, which is probably why mindfulness is becoming so mainstream. There is a desperate need to feel more connected and content. For some, this practice comes naturally. Those who are […]

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Understanding the Effects of Noise Pollution

Noise, or unwanted sound, is one of the most common environmental exposures in the United States. In 1981, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that nearly 100 million people in the United States (about 50% of the population) had annual exposures to traffic noise that were high enough to be harmful to health. How […]

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Talking Points for Your First Family Vacation Abroad

You’re taking the family abroad soon? This is the first time? How exciting! To keep everyone relaxed and happy, there are a few things you can do before you depart on your epic family adventure. To give you some peace of mind, prepare your children for different cultures and plan ahead for unforeseeable circumstances. Purchasing […]

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Cold March Winds Beg for Hot Stone Massage

No doubt. March weather has its mood swings – it can be warm, it can be cold; it can be sunny, it can be snowy; it can be unseasonably warm; it can be bitter cold. However, the most noticeable and consistent weather factor in March seems to be the strong winds. The promise of spring […]

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Spring Migration is Right Around the Corner   

The annual phenomenon of bird migration is right around the corner. Each spring, millions and millions of birds move north from their winter range in the tropics to exploit the long summer days we enjoy here in North America. Arizona is uniquely positioned to witness a lot of this migration activity because of the geographical […]

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Can Sugar Water Ease Your Pain?

I know, I know. It sounds very odd to think that sugar water can help with pain and strength, right? The sugar water I’m talking about is dextrose and it can help with musculoskeletal pain as well as nerve pain. With more and more people seeking non-opioid options for pain relief, it’s worth exploring the […]

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It’s Only a Test

It’s March and for many students and their families, it is the season of midterms and Spring Break. Test anxiety is in the air. A worried student may say, “I hope I don’t fail this test.” The problem is that the subconscious doesn’t process language well but does work with actions, senses, feelings and images. […]

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Understanding How Positive Community Factors Can Prevent Substance Abuse in Youth

The Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (CCC&Y) strives to prevent substance abuse and other negative outcomes in adulthood by understanding the effects of childhood traumatic experience and mobilizing community action. Research shows that Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, contribute to the likelihood of addiction. Sadly, however, Arizona ranks higher than the national average for […]

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