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Drone Pilot Capturing Northland Adventures

Chad de Alva’s favorite people are those who are comfortable being uncomfortable – people who are out there in wind, rain, snow and sand – people like himself who are thankful to be out there knowing it is better than being in a cubicle somewhere. The video drone operator and photographer is happiest skirting on […]

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  Lifestyle Change Reflected on the Menu

Late last month, the historic Grand Canyon Café was sold. Paul Moir, one of the buyers, said he hopes to take the restaurant to its 100th year. “I’m 48 now, so I’ll be 75 then. I can see that happening,” said Moir. “I think it will be realistic to take it there. The Grand Canyon […]

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Mule Team Boss Enjoying the Journey

In the last century, history has painted illustrious stories about mules and the Grand Canyon, and surprisingly, according to John Berry, livery manager for Xanterra’s South Rim mule operation, not a whole lot has changed. “That’s what I really like about my job,” said Berry. “Living in this high-tech, fast-paced society, I can ride a […]

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Engineer Impacting Lives Behind the Scenes

With most of the work being done in an office on a computer, the life of a civil engineer is usually uneventful. But there were a few days in July 2010 when six engineering firms, including Turner Engineering, had a very short time to figure out a way to keep expected destructive flood waters away […]

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Outdoorsman Makes Career of Protecting Forests

Williams resident Arthur Gonzales, head fire official on the Kaibab National Forest, said he was “surprised, proud and very humbled,” to be named Forest Fire Management Officer of the Year. “I don’t do this job for recognition. I do it because I love the work and the benefits I see that are provided not only […]

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Attorney Leaves Law for Jiu Jitsu

How many of us have thought about chucking it all and doing what we love instead of what we think we must do? How many of us have actually done it? Meet Max Goldberg. He gave up a successful law career in Florida, moved to Flagstaff and began teaching jiu jitsu. “After practicing [law] for […]

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 Grand Canyon Woman Teaches Backpacking Skills

Denise Traver lives in St. David near Tombstone. Her husband, Brad, is the superintendent of the Petrified Forest National Park. They moved to St. David in 2010 when they felt that the Verde Valley was becoming “too busy.” They enjoy the solitude of the area. She has been an avid backpacker for ages. “I am […]

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