KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
2:31 am
Mon July 14, 2008

Uranium mining near GCNP

Grand Canyon, AZ – To understand what's behind the recent boom in uranium mining claims near the Grand Canyon, you just have to look at the numbers.

In the last few years the price of uranium has jumped from about 10 dollars per pound to more than a hundred dollars per pound. Today it's at about 60 dollars (CHK) BUT speculators project it to increase again as demand for uranium grows.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:49 am
Tue July 8, 2008

Many remember crash victims

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AMBY: Bagpipes

It was a day very much like the day the helicopters crashed more than a week ago - clear sky, calm breeze.

Blue flight suits, red scrubs, park service green, Hot Shot yellow and almost all of the other uniform colors were represented.

AMBY: sound of bagpipes and guard marching onto stage

Bagpipes played as the Honor Guard marched to the stage. They formed a uniform V around the speakers.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:20 am
Tue July 8, 2008

Grand Canyon mourns losses

Grand Canyon, AZ – It was a calm, clear day when Grand Canyon back country ranger Bill Vandergraff got the call from dispatch to contact the helibase.

VANDERGRAFF: I asked him over the phone was Clausing on board?' He didn't say anything and I sort of barked was clausing on board?' And he said yes. It was just like getting punched in the stomach.

Vandergraff says in his eighteen years at the park he's usually the one delivering the bad news. He's not prepared to receive it.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:45 am
Fri July 4, 2008

Flagstaff's Real Life School of Rock!

Flagstaff, AZ – Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports on a real life School of Rock in Flagstaff where kids learn to play electric guitars and pay homage to the rock legends who came before them.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:25 am
Fri July 4, 2008

Flagstaff Helicopter Crash Sparks Concerns About EMS Flights

A fire broke out after two medical helicopters collided in Flagstaff, killing seven people. Seventeen people have died this year in ten medical aircraft crashes.

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When two helicopters collided in mid air over Flagstaff last Sunday, the deafening boom of the crash echoed like a cannon shot across town. It was followed by shock and sorrow. Some of the six victims rescue workers pulled from the burning wreckage were people they knew and worked with. As Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports, the crash has raised wider concerns here and elsewhere about the dangers of emergency flights.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:48 am
Mon June 30, 2008

Helicopter Crash Details Slow to Emerge

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The National Transportation Safety Board arrived in Flagstaff this morning to investigate yesterday's mid-air collision of two medical transport helicopters. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales was one of a handful of reporters allowed to visit the crash site. She spoke with All Things Considered Host Geoff Norcross.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:37 am
Mon June 30, 2008

Helicopters Collide Over Flagstaff

Theresa Bierer

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Flagstaff officials this morning are preparing to announce the names of the victims of yesterday's tragic midair helicopter collision. As Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer reports, 6 people died and others were injured.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:32 am
Fri June 27, 2008

Flagstaff's first female mayor takes office

Flagstaff, AZ – Last week's swearing-in ceremony for Flagstaff's new mayor was one for the history books. It officially made Sara Presler the city's first female mayor AND the youngest person to ever hold the office. And, at 28 years old, she is currently the second youngest female mayor in the country. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl caught up with Mayor Presler at City Hall during her first week in office.

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KNAU and Arizona News
6:02 am
Fri June 27, 2008

Rez Signatures Impact State Legislative Races

Most homes on the Navajo reservation don't have traditional street addresses.

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Three Navajo candidates for the state legislature are in danger of being thrown off the ballot for the September Democratic Primary election. A judge today will decide whether to allow signatures they gathered for their nominating petitions that include PO Boxes rather than actual street addresses. From KNAU's Indian Country News Bureau, Daniel Kraker reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:19 pm
Mon June 23, 2008

An Ethnobotanist Grows a Business in Flagstaff

Phyllis Hogan inside the Winter Sun shop and gallery in downtown Flagstaff
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