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Theatrikos, Radio Sunnyside Creating Drama

  If you watched it recently, you will recall the scene in “A Christmas Story” (1983) where Ralphie and Randy Parker run to their 1940 Westinghouse radio console in time for the Little Orphan Annie show. The two children listen with rapt attention to the program as we wax nostalgic for “simpler times” (even if […]

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Doctors Applauding Wide Awake Hand Surgery

  Until recently, most people who required minor hand surgery faced a “traditional” surgery experience: sedation or general anesthesia; no eating or drinking beforehand; pre-op tests such as blood work and EKGs; painful recovery from incisions and the use of a tourniquet; and hours in the hospital or surgery center before, during and after surgery. […]

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More Women Choosing to Own, Train, Carry Firearms

Carrie Boswell grew up around guns. Her father was a Department of Public Safety officer and hunter. Unlike a lot of women, Boswell was comfortable with firearms and participated in Cowboy Mounted (horseback) Shooting competitions. But it was not until her life was threatened that she realized her single-action pistols were not going to cut […]

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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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Technology Keeps Photographers Shifting Focus

Bill Jay, longtime advocate for photography, famously said, “The best way for photographers to become rich and famous is to go into another field.” He probably would not get much of an argument from modern members of this profession, especially in today’s digital world of picture-taking smartphones, easy-to-access photo-editing software, and ubiquitous social media that […]

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Navajo Woman-Owned Small Business Celebrates 20 Years

Eunice Tso says the key to her success is her background and knowledge of tribal cultures, history, and socio-economic conditions. She is celebrating 20 years with her business, ETD Inc. The company specializes in providing professional support services to Native communities, private firms, federal agencies, and tribal governments that are implementing development projects in Indian Country. […]

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Sax Man Bringing Music to the Mountain

  New York’s Times Square has the Naked Cowboy, Major League baseball had its Kissing Bandit and Northern Arizona has Sax Man. Among the restaurants, pubs, dog parks and street corners where Randall Boylan plays his saxophone, this avid skier can sometimes be seen and heard at Arizona Snowbowl. He will play in lift lines, […]

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We’re Playing in the Snow at Flagstaff Nordic Center

Cross-country skiers, skate skiers, snow bikers, snowshoers and families are enjoying sunny days and snow-packed forest trails following recent storms that have dumped more than a foot of snow at the Nordic Center. The ski area, 15 miles north of Flagstaff, opened yesterday for the holiday season and will remain open daily through Sunday, Jan. […]

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Couple Encouraging Horseplay

Finally, a holiday toy for your horse Horsing around with America’s favorite pastime yields home runs for thousands of equines worldwide as owners push playing ball with Equi-Spirit Toys & Tools from Prescott to fortify their animals’ minds, bodies and spirits. One horse lover, Tamra, writes that her Haflinger, Rusty, “really enjoys playing with his […]

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Goodwill Changing Lives Through Employment

For Alain Carrera, Goodwill may mean Good Jobs. Carrera, his wife, Josefina, and their three children, came to Arizona from California, where he worked in a warehouse. He had a two-hour commute each way to get to work and knew things had to change. He had some experience as a handyman, and a family friend […]

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