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12:04 am
Fri July 7, 2006

Senator Kyl Visits Northern Arizona Forests

Flagstaff – SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE, MIKE JOHANNS WALKED THROUGH THE FOREST WITH BLACK COWBOY BOOTS.

HE WORE A DENIM SHIRT EMBROIDERED WITH THE ICON OF FOREST FIRE PREVENTION: SMOKEY BEAR.

SOT: It is just so beautiful.

SENATOR JOHN KYL INVITED THE CABINET MEMBER TO SEE WHAT ARIZONA IS DOING TO AVOID CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRES.

THEY TOURED THE GUS PEARSON NATURAL AREA.

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Earth Notes
4:56 am
Sun July 2, 2006

Biodiesel comes to Flagstaff

Flagstaff – DAVID SPENCE PARKED HIS FUEL DELIVERY TRUCK IN DOWNTOWN FLAGSTAFF MONDAY MORNING.

SPENCE AND HIST PARTNER ARE TELLING PASSERSBY HOW THEY CAN START RUNNING THEIR CARS ON BIODIESEL.

THE FUEL IS MADE FROM CORN OR SOY BEAN OIL OR EVEN USED RESTAURANT GREASE.
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DS Put one of these tanks at your home and we'll keep it full of biodiesel

THE RED AND WHITE TRUCK SERVES AS THEIR MOBILE GAS STATION.

MOUNTAIN BIOFUEL CAN'T AFFORD A PERMANENT LOCATION, YET.

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Earth Notes
3:44 am
Fri June 30, 2006

Looking Back at the Canyon Crash

The Grand Canyon

Tusayan, AZ – 50 years ago today, two airliners crashed over the Grand Canyon. One of the airplanes was flying to Chicago, the other to Kansas City --- All 128 people on board the planes were killed. At the time it was the worst commercial aviation disaster in history. And as Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports, it still has an impact on local pilots.

SFX1: sneak up background intercom ambi under track

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Earth Notes
8:32 am
Fri June 23, 2006

Firefighters make progress battling Brins

Sedona, AZ – Air tankers dropped fire retardant over the north part of the blaze while hot shot crews used axes and shovels to build fire lines to keep it from burning any more of Oak Creek Canyon, its homes and tourist-driven businesses.

Firefighter Chris Ader takes a break from mopping up hot spots above the Slide Rock picnic area. His blue eyes appear especially bright on his ash darkened face.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:17 pm
Wed June 21, 2006

Brins Fire Evacuees

Sedona, AZ – More than 200 people showed up for the town meeting in Sedona recently. Politicians and firefighters came to talk about how they were fighting the Brins fire. Many residents came to express their anger about evacuations.
Arizona Public Radio's Sasa Woodruff reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:04 pm
Wed June 21, 2006

Animals Evacuated from Oak Creek Canyon

Flagstaff, AZ – While about 500 homes have been evacuated from Oak Creek Canyon, some pets have been left behind. Some animals were rescued, but fire crews won't allow animal management officials to return to the home to retrieve the others until conditions are safer. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:01 pm
Wed June 21, 2006

FMC Nurses Hold Union Vote

Flagstaff, AZ – Many health care professionals across the country are watching an election underway in Flagstaff. Nurses at Flagstaff Medical Center are voting on whether or not to join the California Nurses Union. The issue has become divisive at the hospital because people on both sides believe the quality of care they provide could depend on the election's outcome. Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer reports

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Earth Notes
4:30 am
Tue June 20, 2006

Sedona Fire Sale

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:51 pm
Thu June 15, 2006

Jason Kurtz profile

Flagstaff, AZ – National Cancer Survivors Day is June 3. It's a day when communities celebrate the fact that there is life after a cancer diagnosis. For Flagstaff cancer survivor Jason Kurtz that reality has encouraged many others. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Druley has this story.

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Earth Notes
5:16 am
Thu June 15, 2006

Ramps for Wildlife

Flagstaff – As the drought in Arizona continues, wildlife depends on water from livestock troughs used by ranchers, but he drinking receptacles can often be fatal for mammals trying to get a drink in the desert.
Arizona Public Radio's Sasa Woodruff reports on how some unlikely groups are coming together to fix the problem.

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