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Navajo Code Talker Wants to Go Home for Christmas

Dan Akee, one of the last Navajo Code Talkers, wants to go home for Christmas. The house that he built in the 1960s has been vacant and uninhabitable for years. When Red Feather Development Group of Flagstaff learned of the war hero’s wish, they set out to do something about it. “All I want to […]

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Nordic Center Opening Friday

As the snow is coming down in Arizona’s Northland, Nordic Center crews are preparing the 30 miles of trails for holiday outdoor fun. The ski area is set to be open every day for snow sports from Friday, Dec. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 3, offering cross-country skiing, snow biking, skate skiing and snowshoeing. At 8,000 […]

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Flagstaff Artists to Unveil Largest Mural in Arizona

After two years, the “Sound of Flight” mural on the east side of the Orpheum Theater in downtown Flagstaff is complete. Sky Black and Mural Mice artists R.E. Wall and Margaret Dewar began the painting effort for the “Sound of Flight” mural in 2014, and believe the 4,500-square-foot mural to be the largest in the […]

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Living Small Brings Big Benefits

After traveling the world and living in a Buddhist monastery in France for a year, John Baskett decided that he did not really need all his material possessions. Meanwhile, Kristen and Dave Edge were very passionate about being environmentally friendly and sustainable and decided to walk their walk. Both of these households live in Tiny […]

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Weatherford Hotel’s Great Pinecone Takes Position

As an iconic symbol of Arizona’s Winter Wonderland, the Weatherford Hotel’s glistening Great Pinecone will be hoisted into place, high atop the historic building as the centerpiece of downtown Flagstaff this weekend, marking the beginning of the holiday season. Suspended like a giant holiday ornament, the LED lighted, seven-foot-tall aluminum Pinecone with more than 200 […]

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NPA Science Teacher Kaci Heins Honored

Flagstaff’s Kaci Heins, a sixth grade science teacher at Northland Preparatory Academy in Flagstaff, has been named the 2015 Middle School Science Teacher of the Year. The Arizona Science Teachers Association recognized Heins’s extraordinary efforts to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, including writing grants to fund the robotics program, sending students to […]

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Fortune Finds Opportunity in Mobile Bridal Suite

Trailer becomes Barbie’s Dream House on wheels for destination weddings It happened to her one too many times. Fortune Brandel, a stylist who specializes in weddings, found herself at a venue with two electric outlets and two hours to prepare 10 bridesmaids for a wedding. There had to be a better way. She thought it […]

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Vista Hospice: New Name, Return to Mission

Northland Hospice and Palliative Care changed its name to Vista Hospice after a thoughtful and lengthy rebranding process. The name change has been confusing for some Flagstaff residents who thought that perhaps the local, well-known Northland Hospice was purchased by a larger, national organization. “No one has bought us out,” the organization’s CEO Trish Bartholomew […]

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Shared Space Trending in Business

Sharing toys and playing well with others are values people learn in kindergarten that stick for life. For example, two of the main things Kristen Densmore loved while enrolled in art classes at Prescott College and the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia were having access to all the equipment and a collaborative […]

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Babbitt Ranches Buys Nordic Center North of Flagstaff

Drawing on the same character qualities that made Babbitt Ranches one of the West’s most enduring ranching operations, the historic Northern Arizona land company is expanding on its outdoor recreation participation with the purchase of the Flagstaff Nordic Center and the promotion of an Outdoor Recreation Ethic Attitude. Working with the Forest Service and broader […]

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