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HYPO2

Flagstaff has long been a destination for elite athletes to train at high altitude. From swimmers at the Wall Aquatic Center to runners on the trails, working out at 7,000 feet can increase oxygen-carrying red blood cells by 4 or 5 percent. Now, new research shows the longer athletes train at high elevation, the better the results. Dan Bergland is a sports physiologist at HYPO2, Flagstaff’s high-altitude training camp. 


Aaron Granillo/KNAU

About four in ten Arizona prison inmates will be back behind bars within three years. That number is far lower for a group of men at the state prison in Florence, where taming wild mustangs is part of a unique rehab program. KNAU’s Aaron Granillo reports it’s giving the inmates a fresh perspective on life, and a chance at freedom.


3TV

Firefighters have made significant progress in recent days battling the 25,342-acre Goodwin Fire on the Prescott National Forest. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, crews have now contained 43 percent of the blaze.


Cottonwood Fire and Medical Department

Two small planes experienced separate hard landings at Cottonwood Airport in north-central Arizona, but authorities say there are no reported injuries.