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KNAU and Arizona News
11:38 pm
Mon August 18, 2008

Evacuees Reflect on Havasupai Flood

Peach Springs, AZ – Heavy rainfall and a breached dam caused a flash flood in Supai Canyon late Saturday night. About 250 people - both tourists and tribal members -- were flown out of the canyon one helicopter at a time Sunday and Monday. They were bussed here to this American Red Cross shelter set up in Peach Springs on the Hualapai Reservation.

Mario Matei of Tempe was camping with his wife and friends when the flood arrived.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:19 pm
Sun August 17, 2008

1st Congressional District Profiles: Sandra Livingstone Emphasizes Local Roots

Prescott, AZ – Arizona 1st Congressional District candidate Sandra Livingstone is emphasizing her childhood growing up in Prescott, Arizona, and her stance on immigration. The Republican candidate was born and raised in the 1st District.

Inside her campaign headquarters, Livingstone said that local connection is exactly why she's running for Congress.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:29 pm
Wed August 13, 2008

Experts Say ATV Deaths Are Preventable

Flagstaff, AZ – SFX: ATVs racing across Cinder Hills.

On a recent Saturday Cinder Hills, the designated ATV area just east of Flagstaff, is crawling with all types of off road vehicles. Dune buggies, quads and motor bikes, big and small, race across the rocky landscape in every direction. All of them loud and all of them fast. (spike tape of ATV) People drive from all over the region to ride up and down the foothills of the San Francisco Peaks.

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Earth Notes
4:06 am
Wed August 13, 2008

Earth Notes - Frank Waters

Southwestern author Frank Waters, author of the landmark \"Book of the Hopi.\"

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Frank Waters

Frank Waters held a lifelong interest in the Southwest. Raised in Colorado, he wrote books that conveyed deep respect for life in a fragile environment. This is from People of the Valley, published in 1941:

A magpie chattered in the pine, a hawk hung suspended overhead. The stream rippled noisily in the silence. It was all one song, a song heard by none but sung by all.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:55 am
Fri August 8, 2008

Court Allows Snowmaking on the Peaks

The snow-capped San Francisco Peaks
Daniel Kraker

Flagstaff, AZ – Host Intro:

The 9th circuit court of appeals has ruled to allow the use of treated wastewater to make artificial snow at the Arizona Snowbowl ski area. It's the latest decision in a see-saw legal battle over Native American religious freedoms on the San Francisco Peaks. From KNAU's Indian Country News Bureau, Daniel Kraker reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:44 am
Fri August 8, 2008

Channel 2 closes doors

Flagstaff, AZ – K-N-A-Z serves the Flagstaff, Sedona and Prescott communities. The station is owned by Gannett which also owns K-P-N-X in Phoenix and the Arizona Republic Newspaper.

John Misner, President & general manager of KPNX in Phoenix and KNAZ in Flagstaff, says there were several contributing economic factors leading up to the difficult decision to close the station.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:55 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Experimental Forest Celebrates 100 Years

The Fort Valley Experimental Forest north of Flagstaff

Flagstaff, AZ – Host Intro:

It was a humid August day when scientist Rafael Zon stood in the Coconino National Forest and said, Here we shall plant the tree of research. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Fort Valley Experimental Forest, which sits at the base of the San Francisco Peaks north of Flagstaff. It was the first of its kind outdoor laboratory in the country. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales took a tour and has this report.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:27 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Arizona man attempts to become first paraplegic climber to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro

Camp Verde, AZ – Long-time Arizonan Darol Kubacz is on his way up Mt. Kilimanjaro. At nearly 20,000 feet, it's often referred to as the "Roof of Africa." Like many climbers, Kubacz is doing it, in part, just to see if he can. But if he does reach the summit, he'll set a unique world record. Darol Kubacz will become the first paraplegic climber to do so.Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports. You can read Darol Kubacz's blog and see photos of the expedition at www.fflfoundation.org.

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Earth Notes
4:00 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Earth Notes - Cactus Rustling

It takes more than a century for a saguaro cactus to reach full height. But thieves are selling them for as much as $50 per foot, with an extra $100 for each arm.

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Cactus Rustling

Some of the Southwest's prickliest residents are also some of its most desirable. No, they're not people, but cacti, drought-loving succulents. Lots of people admire cacti wherever they grow, whether they're tiny hedgehogs or giant saguaros. But quite a few of these southwestern natives are even more popular out of place.

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State Capitol News
12:54 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Corp Commission candidates speak out against greenhouse gas plan

Phoenix, AZ – Host Intro:

Three of the four Democrats running for state Corporation
Commission said today they believe Gov. Janet Napolitano cannot
enter into a regional agreement to cap greenhouse gases on her
own. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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