Flagstaff, AZ – Army Staff Sergeant Eric Lindstrom, a former Flagstaff police officer, will be remembered July 23 at a memorial service in Flagstaff. He was killed in Afghanistan last week. Lindstrom leaves behind a wife and seven-month-old twin daughters, and his parents Kathy and Ric. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has this story.
Flagstaff, AZ – The Speaker of the Navajo Nation council is expected to introduce two pieces of legislation today with the goal of creating hundreds of "green" jobs on the country's largest reservation.
Snowflake, AZ – Arizona's first large commercial wind farm is set to go online in a couple weeks. The 30-turbine project would not be a reality without the vision of one persistent cattle rancher. And many say he's opened the door for other wind farms to follow. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has the story.
From a distance the wind turbines look like a flock of snowy egrets preparing to take flight. Up close they're massive - towering above most buildings in Arizona.
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.
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.
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.