KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Brain Food: Soft Ticks and Relapsing Fever

Soft ticks are carriers of the tick-born relapsing fever. It is treated by antibiotics and is similar to but milder than Lyme disease.
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Soft ticks are arachnids, like spiders. They live in pine and hardwood forests and thrive on the blood of mice, squirrels, chipmunks and sometimes birds. They don’t usually feed on humans, but, as in the case that closed Camp Colton near Flagstaff recently, it does happen once in awhile. Northern Arizona University Forest Entomology Professor Rich Hofstetter explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:31 am
Wed August 20, 2014

KNAU News/Talk 91.7 Flagstaff is back on air

KNAU News/Talk 91.7 is back on the air. We may have intermittent outages this afternoon, as workers continue to make repairs. Thank you for your patience.

KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Wed August 20, 2014

NPS Native Cultural Items Repatriation Grant Announced for 2014

Items from Albuquerque's Maxwell Museum of Anthropology returned as part of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
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The National Park Service has announced grants designed to return Native American artifacts and human remains. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, among the recipients is an eastern Arizona tribe.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Flagstaff Hosts Gubernatorial Forum with a Week to Go Before the Primary

Mesa Mayor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Smith at Monday's Flagstaff forum.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

Last night, Flagstaff hosted its first-ever gubernatorial forum on the campus of Northern Arizona University. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, seven candidates for the state’s highest office fielded a variety of questions collected from an online Gallup poll.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Monday’s Gubernatorial Debate is a First for Flagstaff and Northern Arizona

Flagstaff City Councilman Jeff Oravits and Flagstaff Vice Mayor Coral Evans discuss the gubernatorial debate at the KNAU studios.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

Tonight, Flagstaff will host its first-ever gubernatorial debate. Each candidate will spend 15 minutes in an interview-style forum with the moderator, fielding questions gathered from an online poll. The event will take place at the Cline Library Assembly Hall at Northern Arizona University. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and the event begins at 5:30. It’s free and open to the public and will go until 8 p.m. To become part of the debate, take the Gallup poll at www.thearizonawewant.org/azpoll.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Fri August 15, 2014

What Would Cable Logging Mean for the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project?

A non-native species takes a dip in the Dry Lake Hills north of Flagstaff.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

The Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project is a major forest-thinning initiative set to begin in 2015. It’s designed to safeguard vulnerable areas near Flagstaff against wildfire and mitigate some of its most destructive after effects. In 2012, Flagstaff voters approved $10 million for the project and now the Forest Service has proposed four options for possible treatments, including cable logging, something never before done in the area. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius recently spoke with the project’s manager, Erin Phelps, and asked, “What exactly is cable logging?” 

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Brain Food: Social Change Through Community Outreach

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A program at Northern Arizona University encourages students to use their own life experiences to develop community projects. Students with NAU’s Campus and Community Based Action Research Teams are digging deep within themselves to recall significant events, even painful ones like domestic violence or abuse, and use them to connect with the community. Lauren Berutich is the program coordinator.

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KNAU and Arizona News
6:34 am
Tue August 12, 2014

88.7 is back on the Air

The equipment at our transmitter site has been repaired and KNAU 88.7 is back on the air. Thank you for your patience.

KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Public Comment Period for the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project Nears End

A monsoon storm rolls into the Dry Lake Hills north of Flagstaff. The popular local hiking and mountain biking area will likely be the location of a heavy forest thinning project over the next several years.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

The public comment period for a major forest-thinning project in the Flagstaff area will end Mon, Aug. 18. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the project could involve heavy thinning in some of Flagstaff’s most picturesque areas.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:59 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Coconino County Health Department Reorganizes Reproductive Services

The Coconino County Health Services District Building
Credit Ryan Heinsius

The Coconino County Health department has announced a reorganization of its reproductive services clinic. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the move is a cost-saving measure that’s designed to streamline the county’s healthcare process.

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