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Lunar Legacy Block Party

Fifty years ago this month, Neil Armstrong made one giant leap for mankind as the first human to walk on the moon and Aspen Place at the Sawmill is commemorating the occasion with the Lunar Legacy Block Party.As Apollo 11 astronauts first trained in Flagstaff before the moon landing, Aspen Place is celebrating their legacy […]

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Trail Enhancement

Enhancing the Journey Along the Arizona Trail

Efforts have aligned to improve the outdoor experience for hikers, bicyclists and equestrians seeking to discover Northern Arizona’s wide-open spaces. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Babbitt Ranches, Coconino County and the Arizona Trail Association (ATA) grants permission and identifies resources to develop and maintain a trail along a nearly 13-mile stretch of the CO […]

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Lowell Observatory

Celebrating 125 Years of Stargazing

It is the place where Pluto was discovered, but began out of an obsessive interest in Mars. On May 28, 1894, Percival Lowell arrived in Flagstaff, Arizona Territory, to commence astronomical studies. This marked the official opening of Lowell Observatory, the first scientific establishment in Arizona and home of one of America’s most storied astronomical […]

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County Consolidation

County Consolidation Intended to Enhance Customer Connections

Effective this month, Coconino County consolidates the Public Health Services District, Community Services and the Career Center departments into the Health and Human Services Department. “The three teams have a long history of collaboration. We may not have been one department, but this certainly isn’t our first go at working together,” said Deputy County Manager, […]

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Empowering Girls Two Hundred Miles at a Time

Think back to when you learned how to ride a bike. With a wobbly start, pedaling as hard as you could, you took off into the world. The pride you felt may have been uncontainable, with a newfound sense of confidence and a beaming smile. This is the feeling Claudia Jackson, Girl Scout Troop Leader […]

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Calling on a Community to Battle Cancer from All Sides

Clearing the five-year mark can seem like an invisible finish line in a contest that many cancer patients feel is the race of their lives. Cindy May, owner of Cindy May Marketing in Flagstaff, crossed that line in March. “Cancer changed me,” she said. “Through my journey, it caused me to take a step back. […]

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Canyon Receiving Grand Support

Coming together to sponsor and commemorate the Grand Canyon’s 100th anniversary Centennial celebration, Arizona Public Service (APS), Bank of America (BofA) and Teva have partnered with Grand Canyon Conservancy (GCC), to strengthen environmental, cultural, tribal, educational and conservation projects at the world-famous attraction. “This support makes it possible for us to protect the canyon’s unique resources […]

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Solar After Sunset

Arizona Public Service customers will soon be powering their evening dinners, prime-time television programs and bedtime reading lights with a cleaner energy mix. That news comes from Jeff Burke, the director of resource planning at APS, as the utility announces its initiative to add massive battery storage to its existing solar power plants, stand-alone energy […]

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