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Paving the Way for Street Safety, Improvement

Flagstaff streets are getting a long overdue facelift thanks to an effort spearheaded by city officials and overwhelmingly approved in a tax referendum by Flagstaff voters last fall. Through the next 20 years, $100 million will go toward evaluating each of the city’s more than 1,000 streets – totaling in excess of 660 lane miles […]

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Market of Dreams Awakening to Promising Reality

Some dreams make no sense. Under dark of night and beneath closed eyes, apparently random events cascade in unintelligible, albeit entertaining, succession. On the other hand, there are wide-eyed dreams that, while brazenly imaginative, are coolly calculated and strategically executed – those of Martin Luther King, Jr., for example. That sort of dream benefits from […]

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Making Trax at Fourth

Residents and visitors in Flagstaff may not be able to help but notice the earth-moving equipment and chain-link fence adorned with big signs at the intersection of Route 66 and Fourth Street. Under the shadow of the Fourth Street bridge, The Trax is a high-profile project owned by Evergreen Development. It is expected to bring […]

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New Purpose for Old Home

Six decades ago, the sounds of school-aged children playing emanated from the home and the backyard of the Bledsoe home at 323 N. Leroux St., at Dale Avenue north of downtown Flagstaff. James (Jim) Babbitt of the pioneer family, spent his childhood living two houses north of the Bledsoe home and was best friends with […]

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NAU Hosting First Tribal Economic Conference

A spinoff of last fall’s Economic Outlook Conference conducted at the High Country Conference Center is the Tribal Economic Outlook Conference. This new event reveals what economists are predicting for the 2015 impact of tribal tourism on the state. “I think it’s imperative for a state university to be engaged and making a major contribution […]

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Tusayan Feeling Left Out of Flagstaff Discussion

A recent resolution by the Flagstaff City Council opposing Tusayan’s plans for development has left Tusayan officials scratching their heads. Tusayan Mayor Greg Bryan and Town Manager Will Wright said they were never invited to participate in the conversations about the resolution, which they found odd since the issue is centered right in their backyard. […]

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Arizona Snowbowl Finishes Winter Season with Music, Family Fridays, Big Air

March skiing and Spring Break at Arizona Snowbowl brings a packed calendar of family-friendly events. From live music to slope-side entertainment, there’s something fun for everyone. Alice Cooper Competition Winners to Perform in Flagstaff March 6 & 7 In partnership with Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock, Arizona Snowbowl is bringing some amazing young musicians to Flagstaff. […]

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NAU Contributes to Flagstaff and State

Northern Arizona University contributes nearly $2 billion to the Arizona economy each year, according to a new study conducted by the Arizona Rural Policy Institute, a unit of NAU’s Alliance Bank Outreach Center. The study shows that NAU contributes $1.85 billion in economic activity, which supports 20,300 Arizona jobs. Further, NAU’s 88,600 alumni pay more […]

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Firefighters Preparing for Fire Season

Up until the recent heavy winter storm that hit in early March, Northern Arizona was experiencing an unseasonably warm and dry winter, causing some concern about the upcoming fire season. “The storm brings us closer to the normal range of conditions for moisture, but the severity of fire season depends on a number factors, a […]

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Flagstaff Cool Zone: A Refreshing Experience Beyond the Red Zone

With more than one million people expected to attend upcoming Super Bowl activities in the Valley, planners anticipate a major financial boon that could exceed half a billion dollars state-wide. Locally, the Flagstaff Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (FCVB) is leading efforts to tap into that influx of visitors and direct some of them to Northern […]

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