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Maggie Barrera Proves Tenacity is a Winning Trait

People find inspiration from a variety of sources. For Maggie Barrera, it came from being told she wasn’t good – at playing volleyball, that is. She worked hard and ultimately proved her doubters wrong, turning herself into an outstanding player and one of Northern Arizona University’s most decorated volleyball players ever. Barrera grew up in […]

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Restoring Coral Reefs

A third of a mile off the west coast of Hawaii in Makaiwa Bay, bright white-violet pops of color almost glow from the seafloor some 30 feet below the surface in comfortably warm water. Although pleasant and beautiful to humans, neither the ocean temperature in October nor the color of the coral is a healthy […]

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Shonto Brownie Sets Example for Giving Back

Kylee Henry is nine years old. Already, she has a deep appreciation for state and national parks, tribal lands and other sacred places. She hopes future generations will be able to enjoy them and learn about history. “I want to help people protect and preserve the land,” she said. On a warm August day, Kylee […]

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North Country Health Care

North Country Helping to Solve Physician Shortage

North Country HealthCare has received notice of an early holiday gift. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced that it will fund North Country’s family medicine residency program with a $5.4 million grant over four years. Four new doctors are expected to begin training in July 2020. HRSA’s funding will come from its Teaching […]

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Symposium Discusses Sustainable Economic Development

Strategies that work in building economic growth, businesses and jobs in the greater Phoenix area and Tucson do not always transfer to rural and non-metropolitan communities like Flagstaff, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Payson and Prescott. That is what participants from 14 communities and five counties heard at the half-day Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) symposium […]

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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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