KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
8:50 am
Wed February 10, 2010

Cory's Miracle In Action: An Interview With Classical Guitarist Tom Sheeley

Tom Sheeley and his daughter Cory at the 2009 Soulstice Race in Flagstaff, AZ.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:31 pm
Mon February 8, 2010

Communities struggle to keep parks open

Flagstaff, AZ – Many Arizona communities are struggling to save their natural and historic treasures as state parks face severe budget cuts. Flagstaff's Riordan Mansion is set to close later this month along with Winslow's Homolovi Ruins and Lyman Lake in Saint Johns. As Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports some of the parks may not have enough financial support to survive this economic crisis.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:48 am
Fri January 29, 2010

There's No Business Like Snow Business: Flagstaff Digs Out After Record Setting Storm

Flagstaff, AZ – From the Grand Canyon to the Navajo Nation, snow shoveling has become a familiar sound over the last week. For days, people across northern Arizona have been digging-out from one of the strongest winter storms on record. But, all that snow has led to serious concerns about roof collapses, particularly in Flagstaff. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
6:28 am
Fri January 29, 2010

Storm Relief Efforts Continue On The Navajo Nation

A Navajo horseman makes his way to Peabody Coal to pick up heating and cooking fuel.
Photo courtesy of Joan Kerr

Flagstaff, AZ – While Flagstaff was certainly hit hard by last week's storms, residents of the Navajo Nation were really slammed. Hundreds of residents remain stranded, relying on air drops of food, water and hay from the Arizona and Nevada National Guard. Livestock have been having a tough time, as well. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl spoke with Lena Fowler, Emergency Coordinator for the Tuba City Incident Command Center about current conditions.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:46 am
Wed January 27, 2010

Gillian Ferris Kohl interviewed by WNYC's The Takeaway about last week's winter storm

Flagstaff, AZ – Last week's big snow storm in Northern Arizona created brutal conditions on Navajo and Hopi land. Gillian Ferris Kohl, reporter and Morning Edition host at KNAU, Arizona Public Radio, gives us an update.

http://www.thetakeaway.org/2010/jan/27/

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:48 pm
Sun January 24, 2010

Candidate's Forum

Flagstaff, AZ. – Intro) Flagstaff's political season is officially underway. The first of several candidate forums was held yesterday at the Orpheum Theatre. Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer has more.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:26 am
Fri January 22, 2010

Governor declares state of emergency

Phoenix, AZ – The governor declared a state of emergency for Coconino, Apache,
Navajo, Gila and Maricopa counties. That moves frees up $200,000
to be used to pay for emergency responses as well as aid in
recovery once the storm passes.

(We are concerned, of course, about the whole state. But with the
snow and the rain up there, it will be a situation that really
needs an assessment when we can see what has taken place over the
evening.)

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:40 pm
Tue January 19, 2010

The Cost of Getting Lost

Flagstaff, AZ – Early last month the Coconino County Sheriff's Office, with the help of several other agencies, rescued 40 people stranded in the snow. It was a multi-thousand-dollar operation. But it cost the victims nothing. In northern Arizona most rescues are free but some believe unprepared outdoor enthusiasts should have to pay for their rescues. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has this story.

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