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Lawmakers Poised to Pass AZ Budget

The Arizona Legislature has approved a budget for the upcoming year which slightly boosts spending and replenishes the state’s rainy day fund. There is nearly $90 million in new education spending for K-12.  The $21 million for the university system includes $15 million for Northern Arizona University and ASU to bring per pupil funding to […]

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Reinventing Retirement–A Mindset Makeover

Modern retirement is riddled with uncertainty and is much riskier than it was decades ago when there were many safeguards and veritable guarantees in place. The burden of assuring a suitable retirement nest egg has shifted from employers and the government to individual retirees. Even with this now common knowledge, far too many have still […]

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Festival of Science Underway in Flagstaff

The 2011 Flagstaff Festival of Science, through Oct. 2, promises celestial fireworks, soaring gas pillars and mystic mountains as Science Illuminates the far reaches of the universe through the windows of the Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble astronaut, physicist and spacewalker Dr. John Grunsfeld kicked off the FREE 10-day event as the keynote presenter.   Grunsfeld has […]

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“Gigs for Geeks” Connecting Students with Business

“Gigs for Geeks” is a little-known program established by the NAU Department of Computer Science that connects students with local businesses needing computer engineering services. When local businesses and agencies like Gore, Southwest Windpower, Efficient Learning Systems, Southwest Forest Science and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) need help building a simple data-driven website, creating a more […]

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NAU/Mountainlink Bus Service Bringing New Options

City and university officials are announcing the near completion of the new Mountain Link city bus route that connects the university with nearby residential and retail areas. The high-frequency bus service linking downtown Flagstaff, NAU and Woodlands Village will begin operation on Monday, Aug. 29. View a map of the new route  here  (MAP) “In […]

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New Director of Revenue Named

Governor Jan Brewer today named John Greene the new Director of the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR). Mr. Greene has been appointed to replace outgoing Director Gale Garriott, who is leaving to pursue a position outside state government. Garriot’s departure is effective June 29, 2011. “I am very happy to announce the appointment of John Greene. […]

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U of A President to Head Fiesta Bowl

Dr. Robert Shelton Resigns as UA President to Lead Fiesta Bowl The Fiesta Bowl is looking to the former university president to aid in repairing its tattered reputation.  Shelton, who is a physicist by training, has been U of A President for nearly five years. Governor Jan Brewer’s statement’s on Shelton’s appointment:  “I would like […]

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Science Foundation Arizona Active in Flagstaff

During the past year, Science Foundation Arizona has been active statewide, with several projects in Northern Arizona. Last October hundreds of Flagstaff fifth-graders gazed into the dark night sky at distant stars with their self-built “Galileoscopes.” Seven months later in May, many of those same students peered through jewelers’ loupes to study, up close, what […]

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Four Deputy City Manager Finalists Named

The four finalists have been invited to Flagstaff to interview for the job of Deputy City Manager this week. The City of Flagstaff received 117 applications and conducted phone interviews with 13 candidates prior to selecting the four finalists. The finalists include: Jay R. Harrington, currently the City Manager of Cortez, Colorado, has served in […]

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