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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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Why and How to Advertise in the COVID Times

The COVID-19 pandemic is playing out like a Netflix drama. We’re tuning in to find out the latest twists in this ongoing superbug saga as much as we’re learning how many ways we can braid our hair like the Mother of Dragons when we binge-watch Game of Thrones. We can’t wait to hear from our […]

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Carbon Dioxide Emissions Dropping to Unprecedented Levels during COVID-19 Outbreak

As the demand for transportation fuels has plummeted at an unprecedented rate in the last month because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Northern Arizona University atmospheric scientist says the dramatic decrease in local air pollution and carbon dioxide (CO2) levels above cities is significant, measurable, and could be historic, depending on how long commuters and […]

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Taking a Liking to Takeout

Messages promoting restaurant takeout orders have swept the country during the shuttering of restaurant dining rooms. Already reaching more than 117 million people nationwide, The Great American Takeout marketing campaign uses social media to spread the word. Promoters encourage Americans to order takeout, snap photos and then post them on Twitter with #TheGreatAmericanTakeout and @TheGATakeout […]

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Quiet Canyon

The usual lineup of cars at the main entrance to the Grand Canyon is now replaced with rows of orange traffic cones and a large sign that reads, “The Grand Canyon is Closed.” With the cessation of services during the COVID-19 crisis, school closures and the inevitable unemployment, agencies and businesses in the Grand Canyon […]

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Mask Maker

Amy Peterson-Millis, RN PPACU, works in the recovery room at Flagstaff Medical Center. This is where patients wake up after being intubated for surgery. They are often coughing. “This puts us at a high risk for droplet transmission,” she explained. Her co-worker Jamie Reisner, RN, BSN, CCRN, is the interim clinical manager of the pediatric […]

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