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Arentz

Following a Passion for Fine Art

There’s an old saying, don’t give up your day job,” said Dick Arentz, who did not leave his first career until his passion for photography had developed into a full-time business. “I had three little mouths to feed.” The Flagstaff octogenarian is a world-renowned fine art photographer and author. His book, “Platinum & Palladium Printing,” […]

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Mary Jo West Uses Her Famous Voice to Advocate for Social Justice, Mental Illness, Children

She has interviewed presidents, flown with Mother Teresa, given a face to depression and helped HIV-infected orphans. Long-time Arizonans know her as the first primetime television news anchorwoman in the Phoenix market. But, teenage girls growing up in the ‘70s regarded her as their own personal hero, a real-life Mary Richards (played by Mary Tyler […]

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CybillShepherd

Strong, Spiritual, Southern 

Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Cybill Shepherd has always been a beauty, but her dad made sure she would also be tough. “My father played football. He was a big man. He taught me to play football in the front yard,” she said to news media representatives on the live-stream set of the Sedona […]

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Schindler

Inspired by Space, Sports, Science

Step into Kevin Schindler’s office and you get a sample of what he loves and where he’s been. There is the shark tooth from Florida, the hubcap from one of the tires in Lowell Observatory’s historic Clark Telescope dome, and the bucket of baseballs collected from spring training. Among the walls of books that surround […]

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JohnTaylor

Tilling the Learning Landscape

John Taylor has always loved gardening. “Growing up, we had Hopi friends who were gardeners. I always enjoyed creating spaces. It was a form of play.” A native of Flagstaff, his career path always included some form of gardening or landscaping. He worked in nurseries and as a private gardener for about 10 years. “I […]

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Teller

Teller Continues Looking Up

As a youngster, Arlando Teller stood in the yard of his Chinle home on the Navajo Reservation and looked up at an azure sky pebbled with popcorn clouds and jet contrails. He wondered where those white streaks crisscrossing the wild blue yonder were headed. When he graduated from Chinle High School in 1991, his continuing […]

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