KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
8:39 am
Thu July 9, 2009

Flagstaff's Quiet Zone Update

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:26 am
Fri June 26, 2009

"Grand Canyon Season"

Grand Canyon, AZ – During the winter, hospitals brace themselves for flu season. But, during the summer, health care workers at Flagstaff Medical Center get ready for what they call "Grand Canyon Season". It's the time of year when the emergency department becomes flooded with people who've gotten sick or injured at the Canyon. It's a phenomenon that's not only hard on visitors, but also on the people who rescue them. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:20 am
Wed June 24, 2009

Arizona Supreme Court steers clear of budget dispute

Phoenix, AZ – Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling on the fight between Governor Jan
Brewer and legislative leaders has both sides claiming victory.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:04 pm
Fri June 19, 2009

NAU to launch Yavapai College campus

Flagstaff, AZ – Northern Arizona University is launching a new four-year degree program at Yavapai College in Prescott Valley. It's part of a larger plan to create more affordable higher education options in Arizona, and boost the number of bachelor degrees awarded.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:13 am
Fri June 19, 2009

MNA completes collections building

Flagstaff, AZ – The Museum of Northern Arizona is moving its thousands of artifacts in a run down warehouse into a $7 million cushy, state of the art collections building. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales took a tour of the old and new facilities and has this report.

Since the 1950s MNA has housed its Navajo textiles, prehistoric pottery, baskets, jewelry and kachina dolls in an uninsulated, leaking, cinder block building. Robert Breunig directs the museum.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:55 pm
Thu June 18, 2009

Arizona Historical Society anticipates cut

Flagstaff, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer would like to eliminate state funding to the Arizona Historical Society over the next five years. She says that gives them time to find private funders. But the society and its museums around the state believe cutting appropriations would lead to their demise. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has the story.

Les Roe who directs the Pioneer Museum in Flagstaff stands next to the bell salvaged from Flagstaff's original school house.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:51 am
Mon June 15, 2009

Canyon mules up for debate

Grand Canyon, AZ – Host intro:
Grand Canyon officials are deciding whether to change the mule ride program at the park. While mules are a historical icon, hikers complain about their impact on the trails. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has the story.

Frank Bush, who goes by "Poncho", prepares a group of park visitors for the day's ride. He demonstrates how to use a whip, or what he calls a "mule motivator."

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:26 pm
Wed June 10, 2009

Flagstaff scientist helps solve world hunger crisis

Flagstaff, AZ – When Northern Arizona University scientist Loretta Mayer set out to cure heart disease in women, she never dreamed her discovery would help solve the world hunger crisis. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has this profile.

Loretta Mayer has a long to do list. She speed walks just about everywhere she goes. She's easy to spot with her spiky white hair.

Mayer recently discovered what many of the great inventors of our time found before her.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:11 pm
Tue June 9, 2009

Snowmaking given go-ahead on the Peaks

The snow-capped San Francisco Peaks north of Flagstaff, sacred mountain to the Hopi, Navajo and other tribes, and home to the Arizona Snowbowl ski area.

Flagstaff, AZ – The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from several Arizona Indian tribes that want to block expansion of the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort on the San Francisco Peaks, mountains they consider sacred. Without comment yesterday the justices said they won't get involved in the dispute.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:11 pm
Fri June 5, 2009

Lowell Observatory Meteorite

Flagstaff, AZ – Intro) Later this morning, a piece of northern Arizona history will find a new home. It's part of a new display at Lowell Observatory to be unveiled later this morning. Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer has more.

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