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Stacey Payne, RN, ICU, gives a thumbs-up upon receiving her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Flagstaff Medical Center on Dec. 22, 2020. NAH is receiving its first round of vaccines for frontline workers.

The Shot Felt Round the World

Despite reporting its highest number of COVID-19 patients ever in the first week of the New Year, Northern Arizona Healthcare officials remain optimistic about battling the virus with the rollout of vaccines. At the same time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that Arizona is the No. 1 hotspot in the country, […]

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Real Estate Market Maintaining Momentum in the New Year

Staying strong since last June, the housing market on the local, state and national level has risen to a 14-year high, despite the pandemic, economic uncertainty and a difficult presidential election. Even during historically slow periods, like the holiday season, homebuyers are quickly purchasing the few homes listed for sale. The shortage of housing inventory […]

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CCC Beginning Automotive Program

The conversation is the same among auto dealerships locally and across the country: Where do we find trained technicians? “There’s a ridiculous shortage of technicians,” said Mimi Vessey, parts and service director for Findlay Honda of Flagstaff. Jacob Lundie, general manager for Findlay Honda, added, “We’re in meetings often, and we talk about, ‘where are […]

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Eyes on Night Skies

Babbitt Ranches is believed to have some of the darkest skies in Northern Arizona and soon, scientists expect to have the data to prove it. Astronomer and Northern Arizona University Campus Observatory Director Ed Anderson says preliminary measurements taken at four locations on the ranches – north of Wupatki National Monument, near SP Crater off […]

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Childhood Inequities, Neglect, Abuse Hidden in Pandemic 

Virginia Watahomigie is worried about our families. As the executive director for the Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (CCC&Y), she knows that isolation, depression and anxiety – all conditions mental health experts say have been made worse by the pandemic – are increasingly having a negative effect on children in Arizona, particularly in rural […]

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Recreational Marijuana Set to Change the Business Landscape

Roy DuPrez owns Back2Basics Outdoor Adventures in Flagstaff. The company’s primary focus is helping individuals live meaningful lives free from alcohol and drug addictions. Yet, like 60% of the state’s residents, DuPrez voted for Proposition 207, the measure that legalizes recreational marijuana in Arizona. He uses cannabidiol medicinally for inflammation and sports injury pain. Also […]

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Third COVID-19 Surge Stressing Healthcare Workers, Hospitals

As the number of COVID-19 patients rises in Northern and Central Arizona hospitals, Northern Arizona Healthcare officials say they are able to manage the situation for now, but that could change quickly. At the time of publication, Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) is treating 34 COVID-19 patients with 12 cases pending and hospital capacity, including critical […]

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A Gift of Peace

The four white baskets on a table inside the Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation in Flagstaff carried special gifts: 12 tablets preloaded with relaxation and meditation videos. The tablets with educational videos were donated by the non-profit Sufi Psychology Association (SPA) in appreciation of healthcare workers and their tireless devotion to caring for victims of the […]

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Delta Dental Granting Oral Health to Flagstaff

Rewind to 1997. “Titanic” ruled the box office; Hanson had everyone singing MMMBop; and Delta Dental of Arizona launched one of the most impactful non-profit oral health organizations in the state. “Delta Dental of Arizona started the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation (DDAZF) with the mission to improve oral health across the state, particularly for […]

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