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9:24 am
Mon February 12, 2007

A New Chief takes over the Forest Service

Flagstaff, AZ – This month, Dale Bosworth, Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, retired after 41 years with the agency. That's almost half of the Forest Service's 100 years of existence. His successor is Gail Kimbell, a forester from Montana. Kimbell is the 16th chief and the first woman to ever hold the job. On the phone from her new office in Washington, D.C., she told Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl, it's an honor she acknowledges, but is not overly preoccupied with.

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Earth Notes
9:33 am
Thu February 8, 2007

Experimental Wildlife Crosswalk

Payson, AZ – Arizona is now the fastest growing state in the country. More people means more...everything, including encounters between humans and wildlife. Sometimes those come in the form of car versus animal collisions. In Payson, state officials have created an innovative wildlife crosswalk to try and reduce those types of accidents. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.

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Earth Notes
11:49 pm
Mon February 5, 2007

New Grand Canyon Superintendent

Steve Martin

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Earth Notes
1:03 am
Sun February 4, 2007

Legislature Considers Change to Self Defense Law

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Earth Notes
2:19 am
Fri February 2, 2007

Adding to the State's 9/11 Memorial

Phoenix, AZ – One big complaint about the memorial is lack of
context. There are 54 sayings etched into its surface
to reflect the events around the day of the terrorist
attacks. Several mention planes flying into the two
towers of the World Trade Center. But nowhere is there
any explanation that the planes had been hijacked.
Shelley Cohn, a member of the commission that designed
the memorial, said something needs to be added.

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Earth Notes
11:13 pm
Tue January 30, 2007

Northern Arizona plans for growth

Flagstaff,AZ – Bundled in insulated overalls a construction worker kneels on the roof of a new Flagstaff town home hammering shingles. Jean Richmond-Bowman (BO-man) is the executive vice president of the Northern Arizona Building Association. She says the winter weather doesn't slow Flagstaff developers but new water standards might.

BOWMAN: They're concerned that they're going to make it even more difficult and costly to develop here in already pretty restrictive conditions.

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Earth Notes
1:17 am
Thu January 25, 2007

Navajo Marine Granted Conscientious Objector Status

Tuba City native Ronnie Tallman was granted conscientious objector status by the Marines.

Flagstaff, AZ – Ronnie Tallman filed for conscientious objector status, or CO status, about a year ago. While on a trip home to the reservation, he discovered he's a hand trembler, a kind of medicine man who can diagnose afflictions and often restore well being. But according to Navajo belief, Tallman would lose the gift if he killed someone.

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Earth Notes
1:14 am
Thu January 25, 2007

Grand Canyon superintendent retires

Grand Canyon Superintendent Joe Alston announces he will retire Feb. 2.
Courtesy photo

Flagstaff, AZ – Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Joe Alston is retiring Feb. 2. Alston has spent more than three decades with the National Park Service and six years at Grand Canyon. The Park Service asked him to move to a position in Washington D.C. But Alston has decided to make the Grand Canyon his last stop. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales talked to him about his tenure at the park and what it was like to be asked to leave.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:02 am
Tue January 23, 2007

Dismantling Phoenix

Flagstaff, AZ – HOST INTRO:

The Census Bureau recently named Arizona the fastest growing state in the nation. Many of the more than 200 thousand people who moved here last year settled in the fringes of metro Phoenix. That's something commentator Gary Nabhan says needs to change.

HOST OUTRO:

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Earth Notes
9:32 am
Fri January 19, 2007

Mozart and the Whale: An Asperger's Love Story

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