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NAU, Tourism, Driving Flagstaff Economy

A steady upward trajectory in the Flagstaff economy throughout the remainder of this year and into 2018 promotes continued growth in the construction and retail trades amidst local challenges and a more hostile worldwide environment. So shares Ron Gunderson, Ph.D., emeritus professor of economics in the College of Business at Northern Arizona University. Insights from […]

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Tourism Officials Marking Record Year

At the most recent iteration of Flagstaff’s official welcome to the new year – the Pine Cone Drop – thousands of people stepped out of nearby restaurants, bars and hotels to witness the first of two celebrations centered around the Weatherford Hotel. Flagstaff Mayor Jerry Nabors addressed the mob of revelers, asking who was visiting […]

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Flagstaff Receiving Well-Deserved Respect

Hey Arizona, Flagstaff is all grown up and no longer the little sister living in the far-reaching shadows of glorified big sis, Grand Canyon. Where Flagstaff may once have been considered a stopping-off place on the way to or from one of the world’s top natural wonders: no more! The Flagstaff Convention and Visitor’s Center […]

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Influenza Poses Greater Threat than Ebola

 The Ebola outbreak in West Africa and deadly diseases elsewhere in the world may infect the imagination and spread fear among observers, but Flagstaff is more susceptible to an influenza epidemic from the often preventable circulation of airborne germs. Mare Schumacher, epidemiologist at the Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD), says that while an […]

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Traveler in Concert at The Arboretum at Flagstaff, September 6, 2014

FLAGSTAFF, AZ –The Arboretum at Flagstaff and Flagstaff Arts Council announce Traveler in concert at The Arboretum. Musical performances take place under the shade of the cool pines with a view of the San Francisco Peaks, rain or shine. The concert will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Traveler’s sound is […]

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Oak Creek Canyon Closure Area

Coconino National Forest will be expanding the existing Slide Fire closure area for public safety on July 7 or with the onset of the monsoon pattern—whichever occurs first.   The proposed expansion of the closure area will include National Forest land within Oak Creek Canyon beginning on the southern end near the Huckaby trailhead at Schnebly Hill […]

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Explore Hopi – Insights into Ancient Culture

Like a young corn plant sprouting from an ancient mesa, Explore Hopi is growing, thriving and showing plenty of promise. This Hopi-owned and operated cultural tourism program’s roots spring from the Hopi Tribe’s intention to make sure Explore Hopi boosts economic development for the Hopi and Tewa people. “It was designed to help the people […]

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Commemorating New National Historic Landmark

The National Park Service (NPS) today announced plans to dedicate one of the nation’s newest National Historic Landmarks, the 1956 Grand Canyon TWA-United Airlines Aviation Accident Site in Grand Canyon National Park. This site commemorates a horrific airline collision over the Grand Canyon in 1956.   On Tuesday, July 8 at 10 a.m. a public dedication ceremony […]

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