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Leading Ladies Honored by Girl Scouts

For every box of cookies sold, there may well be a life-changing story to be told about the Girl Scouts, and those attending the 2019 Women of Distinction Awards Banquet at Little America got a tasty dose of heartfelt narratives of compassion and dedication. Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine (GSACP) Deputy Director Christina Spicer kicked off […]

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Author Identifies Components of Thriving Communities

Walking into a coffee shop and being greeted by a friend is something that happens in smaller towns, and a joy that people associate with having a sense of community. “It’s the genuine human interaction,” said John Vandlandingham, a long-time Flagstaff businessman. “I think it is healthy for the soul.” Author Quint Studer studies what […]

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Festivals Flowing with Music, Discovery, Dark Skies, Fun

Legendary Flagstaff philanthropist Frances McAllister fell in love with Flagstaff in 1935 while traveling by train from Los Angeles to New York. In the 1990s, when she was making a case to local leaders about the need for Heritage Square, a civic centerpiece that defines the downtown and brings people together, her face lit up […]

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Blues Festival Donates to FALA

The Flagstaff Blues and Brews Festival not only doubled the fun this year, it also doubled its generosity. The June weekend event brought in more than 7,000 patrons in two days and raised $20,000 for the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy. Last year, festival organizer Peak Events donated $10,000 from the proceeds to FALA. With […]

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Rapid Response Credited for Containing Museum Fire

Firefighters poised for action, the rapid response of air support and strategic fire operations were part of the success of firefighting efforts on this summer’s 1,961-acre Museum Fire. Aircraft from around the Southwest filled Flagstaff’s skies, dumping water and retardant on the fire within hours of initial reports. “The arrival of air support was quick […]

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How the West was Restored

A witty country doctor, cattle ranchers down on their luck and two very savvy Ohio businessmen with “ready money” led the way for the Babbitt Brothers settlement in Flagstaff, starting in 1886. Stepping off the train to a charred Flagstaff that was devastated by fire just weeks before, David Babbitt turned to his brother, William, […]

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Wild Ability

Men, women and young people of all abilities have been beating the desert heat this summer by exploring favorite high country trails like the two-and-a-half mile loop at Buffalo Park. Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center in Phoenix, with support from organizations such as Daring Adventures, Barrows Neurological Institute and the Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association, coordinates outdoor […]

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World-Standard Astronomy Education Vision Coming into Focus

Observatory has received a $14.5 million grant to build the Astronomy Discovery Center (ADC), a new visitor facility that will accommodate the observatory’s ever-increasing number of guests while offering a state-of-the-art visitor experience. The funding comes on the heels of record visitation to the observatory and Lowell’s celebration of its 125th anniversary. The grant from […]

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Mosquitoes Test positive for West Nile Virus

Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) officials found mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in an area south of Lake Mary Road in Flagstaff. This is the first positive WNV in mosquitoes in Coconino County this year. No human cases have been reported in Coconino County since 2010 when two human […]

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Creating Balance

Whether someone is facing a career transition, a physical or health condition or a family transition or crisis, Sheryl Dawson, CEO of Dawson Consulting Group, can help navigate through the challenging times. Her Whole Life Profile is a simple way for people to identify their blind spots, recognize their strengths and weaknesses and find the […]

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