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Businesses Weigh In on Snowmaking

It is high time to get snowmaking underway at Arizona Snowbowl near Flagstaff. That’s the opinion of 20-year Flagstaff resident, Allan Wolfenberger. As manager for Flagstaff Quickstop, he sells supplies to customers on their way to the slopes. “I think that snowmaking would make local business income more consistent, as op- posed to the up […]

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Beer Lovers Choose Cans and Keep Microbreweries Hopping

    The  original concept about beers in cans was ‘cheap, watered-down rice beer,’ right?” said Grand Canyon Brewing Company owner John Peasley, smiling in his Williams, Ariz. brewery. “Colorado beer manufacturer Oskar Blues turned that around; those guys only do cans.” Award-winning Oskar Blue revolutionized the microbrewery world by canning handcrafted beers in back […]

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Visitors to Arizona Mixed on Immigration Law

  When Arizona lawmakers passed SB1070 – legislation designed to give the state tools to reduce illegal immigration – outcry, and threats by several cities to boycott Arizona, followed.   SB1070, also known as Support our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, makes the failure to carry immigration documents a state crime and gives the […]

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Encouraging Feedback on Region’s Tourism

With cooler temperatures on the rise and the departure of the Arizona Cardinals, Flagstaff’s busiest season for tourists may be slowing. However, Flagstaff may have fared better than most cities statewide when it comes to this year’s tourism season. According to Heather Ainardi, director of the Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), “For the first […]

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City Council Scheduled to Vote on Water for Snowmaking

Flagstaff City Council is set to vote on the sale of water for Arizona Snowbowl’s snowmaking plan August 30th.   Early last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Coconino National Forest released the permit authorizing the Arizona Snowbowl to move forward with upgrade plans.  In late July, Flagstaff’s Water Commission voted to recommend the […]

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Arizona Cardinals Boosting Flagstaff Economy

  With the ink still drying on a recently renewed three-year contract between the Arizona Cardinals and Northern Arizona University (NAU) to host the team’s annual training camp, many Flagstaff hotels, restaurants and businesses are prepping for the red, white and black clad fans. Although training camp didn’t officially begin until Friday, July 30, many […]

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