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Tapping into the Superpowers of Science

Let’s get one thing straight. Christa Sadler is not that woman in the room in the suit and heels with perfectly manicured nails. “Just don’t make me wear make-up,” she pleaded upon accepting the request to lead the 2020 Flagstaff Festival of Science in the W. L. Gore & Associate’s Keynote Presentation. Sadler is most […]

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Practicing Management by Walking Around

Edward Keable has had a lot of switchbacks he has had to conquer as the new Superintendent of the Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP), but without hesitation, he acknowledges that his new position is a “dream job.” “When I was offered this position, it took me less than a second to say yes,” he said. […]

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Flagstaff Hails Historic Mead Culture

Originating more than 5,000 years ago, mead belongs at the very beginning of the long history of alcoholic libations enjoyed by humans. Mead is mentioned in history and mythology of the ancient cultures of India, China, Greece and Egypt. Simply put, mead is fermented honey, a honey wine made from just water, honey and yeast. […]

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Capturing the Heart of Flagstaff

George Breed is an 82-year-old who spends his time spreading love and wisdom as he walks about Flagstaff. He captures little moments on camera, which develop into big statements about the essence of the town. His warm smile is a joy to come upon, and he seems to be friends with everyone from business executives […]

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Country Doctor Celebrates a Lifetime of Memories in Northern Arizona

For decades, retired physician and cattle rancher George Yard and his wife, Sharon, a nurse, have impacted the medical, educational and agricultural fields of both Yavapai and Coconino Counties, directly and indirectly. Though both had their primary careers in hospital medicine in Coconino County, they nevertheless owned and operated a large cattle ranch Yavapai County, […]

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Val’s Workshop Creating Atmosphere, Affordability

His hands reach for scissors and comb as naturally as an artist reaches for brush and pigments. His canvas for creativity is the hair on a client’s head. Meet Val – Senor Alberto Valenzuela, who is called “Val” by almost everyone. His studio is Val’s Workshop on South San Francisco Street, a cozy, private, single-chair […]

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Channeling the Force

The costume is very familiar and was fashioned from $12 worth of golden fabric and fitted with its iconic belt. Meet C-3PO, the life-sized droid hero, noted for his perfect etiquette and protocol, who has been featured in almost every Star Wars film since the franchise first screened in May 1977. It took Geri Hongeva, […]

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Grand Canyon Saddle Maker Enjoying the Ride

Across from the Xanterra South Rim is a mule barn sitting on an inconspicuous lot at the Grand Canyon Village. The historic building was a blacksmith’s shop. Inside, the old wooden floors show their age, while the aroma of worked leather and mules give away its purpose. This is Joe Marshall’s territory: the Saddle Maker’s […]

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