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Huge Weatherford Hotel Restoration Project Beginning

Restoration work to add more structural support to the three-story, century-old Weatherford Hotel is scheduled to begin in March. The latest phase to return the historic building to its original grandeur will include removing the second floor mezzanine and returning the 19-foot-high ceiling to the lobby; creating a first-floor hotel room and office; and adding […]

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Forest Restoration Creating 1,000 Jobs

The Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) is currently the nation’s largest collaborative effort designed to restore ecosystems in United States forests. The four National Forests involved with this project, Coconino, Kaibab, Apache-Sitgreaves and Tonto, are poised to see a significant change potentially affecting more than just the environment. It is also anticipated to have a […]

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Plan for Restoring Northern Arizona’s Forests

There is no question that forest fires can leave devastation and great economic loss after they are extinguished. Last year’s fires near Flagstaff cost taxpayers millions of dollars, and the aftermath caused a significant amount of flooding near Doney Park. That is why several community leaders, environmentalists, scientists, and state forest service officials are hammering […]

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Floodplain Inspector Wins Moody Award

David McKee, Floodplain Inspector with the Stormwater Management Program, City of Flagstaff, is the unanimous selection of the Friends of the Rio de Flag (FoRio) to receive the first annual Tom Moody Award for committed service to the restoration of the Rio de Flag. David received three separate nominations for the many projects he has […]

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Proposed Forest Restoration

Applauding Forest Service efforts, the Four Forest Restoration Initiative stakeholders’ groups is calling the latest step toward restoring northern Arizona’s ponderosa pine ecosystem significant and historic. Currently available for public comment, the Forest Service proposal or Proposed Action for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative outlines a restoration strategy within a 750-thousand acre analysis area on […]

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