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Snowbowl Preparing for Arizona’s First Combination Lift

After a 12-month environmental assessment process, Coconino National Forest approved the replacement of Arizona Snowbowl’s Agassiz Chairlift. Approval couldn’t come at a better time. Amid challenges with the Agassiz Lift this season, Arizona Snowbowl announced the authorization and that they would begin construction on the new lift system. The new lift combines detachable chairs interspersed […]

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Travel ID Deadline Postponed

Air travelers are getting a reprieve from the urgency to obtain their Real ID. The original deadline has been moved from Oct. 1, 2020, to a full year later, Oct. 1, 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) encourages MVD customers to hold off on getting their […]

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Western Heritage Center Becoming Popular Destination

In less than six months, the Western Heritage Center (WHC) located in downtown historic Whiskey Row has become a popular destination attracting visitors from throughout Arizona, the Southwest and the nation. Most visitors are from the U.S., with many from California. Dennis Gallagher, owner and founder, says Europeans, especially Germans, are intrigued by the WHC […]

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McSally Updates Arizonans on Coronavirus Relief Resources

U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) spoke with thousands of Arizonans about how to access coronavirus relief resources during her third telephone town hall since the coronavirus outbreak.   During the hour-and-fifteen-minute call, McSally described the type of assistance Arizonans could expect to see shortly, including relief checks and 100 percent forgivable small business loans through […]

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Former Smoki Museum Has New Name, Mission

Formerly known as the Smoki Museum, the 99-year old Prescott repository for Native American traditions has undergone a name change and shift in mission. Effective Feb. 10, the museum is now the Museum of Indigenous People (MIP). The new mission is “to instill understanding and respect for the indigenous cultures of the Southwest.” Cindy Gresser, […]

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Exploring Cohousing in Flagstaff

Macy Kiim, Carol Scholing, Karen and Maury Herman are all looking for land on which to build their new homes. They are all seeking the same plot of land and all will be using the same architect. The four are members of Flagstaff Cohousing, a corporation formed to create a village-style custom community in which […]

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The Golden Girls of Real Estate Know, Love, Grow Flagstaff

Freddi Paulsrud and Rosemary “Rosie” Lamberson are not naïve like Rose Nylund, intimidating like Dorothy Zbornak, or self-absorbed like Blanche Devereaux, but they are every bit as charismatic as “The Golden Girls” of 1980s television, with a real-life friendship, respect and love for one another. Rosie and Freddi are realtors with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International […]

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Aircraft Crash Investigators Recreate Accidents

Almost immediately after the deadly crash of the helicopter carrying retired NBA star Kobe Bryant and eight others, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) began receiving calls. ERAU has the only teaching crash site laboratory of any university in the world. ERAU, along with the Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board and FBI, were among those […]

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Greenhouse Gas Detection to Help Improve Air Quality

Professor Kevin Gurney of NAU’s School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems is building a detailed three-dimensional map of the urban Washington, D.C. area that will reveal every source of greenhouse gas being emitted into the atmosphere down to individual buildings, like the Pentagon, and roads such as Pennsylvania Ave. Gurney, an atmospheric scientist, says […]

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Dark Skies on the Rise

Dark skies are on the rise, as travelers across the planet seek out places where they can get clear views of the stars. So say the travel experts at Lonely Planet who have named dark skies a continuing travel trend. As the world’s first International Dark Sky Community, Flagstaff and others in Northern Arizona are […]

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