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Martha Murphy

Program Recruiting Senior Companions

The Civic Service Institute at Northern Arizona University, which connects volunteers to service opportunities throughout the state, is looking to pair local residents aged 55 and older with seniors who could benefit from their friendship, company and help. Volunteers in the Senior Companion Program (SCP) perform tasks that allow homebound seniors to maintain their independent […]

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Beaming with Support

Flagstaff Bone and Joint, Loven Contracting, JP Morgan Chase and construction trade partners gathered for a beam-signing ceremony to celebrate the halfway mark of the new surgical center at 501 N. Switzer Canyon Dr. The Oct. 17 event commemorated the construction milestone of the new 9,000-square-foot ambulatory surgical center. “Our investment in this project reinforces […]

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Local Walmart Store Feeds Food Banks

The Westside Walmart in Flagstaff is serious about fighting hunger in its neighborhood. The store and its associates are just finishing up a five-month campaign, “Fight Hunger Spark Change,” and were able to provide 35,994 meals for the local food banks, according to Jennifer Foster, the store’s manager. Along with Walmart’s partner, Sam’s Club, they […]

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NAU Football Star Inducted into Hall of Fame

This year, the National Football League (NFL) celebrates its 100th anniversary. During this century of competition, more than 24,000 players have made NFL rosters and, according to pro-football-reference.com, 40 played college ball at Northern Arizona University. The most recent member of this Lumberjack club, Zach Bauman, followed a path to the NFL that started – […]

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Testing for Deadly Radon

Radon occurs naturally from the breakdown of uranium found in rocks, soil and sometimes well water. It can seep into homes through the foundation, cracks in the slab, sump pumps, plumbing pipes and crawl spaces. The inspectors say it is a serious and dangerous carcinogen.ertified radon inspectors Bill Branch, Drew Ramsey and John McCartney have […]

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Soulstice Publishing Makes Its Debut in a Love Letter

A collection of heartbreak and triumph, a grammatically correct scrapbook, a gallery of original watercolor paintings and a distance runner’s training guide, “To Imogene, a Flagstaff Love Letter,” is an artfully illustrated and emotionally fueled book of many books. It chronicles experiences from more than 70 local runners who have been called to the mountain […]

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Winter Parking Ordinance begins Friday Nov. 1

Coconino County’s annual Winter Parking Ordinance 2017-11 will be in effect between Friday, Nov. 1 and Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The ordinance requires parking restrictions from County maintained rights-of-way during snow season and for the enforcement of parking restrictions either by citation or towing. Between Nov. 1 – April 1 of each year, motor vehicles […]

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Exploring Lowell’s Expanding Universe

Just as Lowell Observatory invited the public to experience the new Giovale Open Deck Observatory (GODO) starting this month, with its glowing educational exhibits and first-of-its-kind collection of six advanced telescopes, plans about the next phase of the master plan, a $29 million Astronomy Discovery Center (ADC), are coming into focus. Lowell Deputy Director for […]

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Prioritizing Education in Arizona

Hello, Northern Arizona! I hope everyone is enjoying their fall! This month, I want to talk about how we talk about education. The Red for Ed movement last year made teacher pay a priority in Arizona, though it still remains one of the lowest in the country. In my meetings with those who work in […]

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