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NAU Hospitality Experts Discuss Online Transactions to Keep Restaurants in Business

With losses to the nation’s restaurant industry totaling about $250 billion in sales during the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern Arizona University’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) is stressing the importance of digital ordering services. HRM Executive Director Fred DeMicco and Center for Business Outreach faculty member Muhittin “Tim” Cavusoglu created a webinar, “Navigating Online […]

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RV Rentals Rise, Campgrounds Fill

Recreational vehicle rentals are rising as people anxious to get out of their homes look for alternatives to their typical summer travel plans. Because recreational vehicles (RVs) are usually self-contained and, consequently, perfect for social distancing, more people than ever are taking a stab at RV vacation rentals. Christian Zeno of Lo-Lo-Mai Springs Outdoor Resort […]

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Raptor Ranch Comes to Bedrock

Having a yabba-dabba-doo time is exactly what Troy and Debbie Morris and Ronald and Angela Brown have in mind for their new but long-awaited acquisition of Bedrock City in Valle, named after “The Flintstones,” the animated cartoon sitcom of the 1960s. Located off State Route 64 and U.S. 180, about 33 miles south of the […]

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Arizona’s Oldest Protestant Church Celebrates 150th Year

Despite limitations and closures mandated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prescott United Methodist Church (PUMC) has been celebrating its 150th year of serving churchgoers in the greater community throughout 2020. “It’s not quite how we earlier had envisioned commemorating such a major event in church history and the state, but we’re nevertheless doing it,” said […]

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Babbitt Ranches Postpones Colt Sale

In an effort to keep spectators and participants safe this summer, the traditional western 2020 Babbitt Ranches Annual Colt Sale will not be held in July, for the first time in decades. Instead, organizers are planning an online auction in March 2021. “We want to thank everyone who joins us each year out at Spider […]

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Small Businesses May Still Apply for Paycheck Protection

Funds are still available to small businesses through the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides loans designed to encourage small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. Small businesses, sole proprietors, independent contractors and self-employed persons apply for the PPP loans through their banks. Lenders in Northern […]

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Ten Years of Recovery Through Nature

For 10 years, Back2Basics Outdoor Adventure Recovery has been using the natural environment to help young men recover from addiction. The Flagstaff-based program engages men, ages 18 to 35, in a variety of wilderness experiences that are emotionally and physically safe, combined with more traditional therapies such as process groups and one-on-one counseling with a […]

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DigDeep Bringing Clean Water to Navajo Homes

When we hear about a “water crisis,” we may be inclined to think of it as a problem somewhere else, but according to DigDeep, a non-profit organization that has been providing running water for those in need, 30% of the families on the Navajo Nation have neither a tap for fresh water nor a toilet. […]

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Physical Therapist Making House Calls

Basophobia, the fear of falling, is a phobia many of us can relate to, but for older adults, falling can be life-threatening. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are an inevitable part of aging. The CDC reports that an older adult dies from a fall every 20 minutes. However, these […]

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