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9:15 am
Tue November 3, 2009

Prescott votes on whether to have more input

Prescott, AZ – Prescott voters will decide whether city projects that cost 40 million dollars or more should go to a public vote. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.

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8:31 am
Fri October 9, 2009

Williams Twin Fire meeting draws crowd

Williams, AZ – Over 200 people packed the Williams Elementary/Middle School auditorium to voice their opinions and hear forest officials answer questions.

Marty Schram, district ranger of the William's Ranger District apologized to the crowd in her opening remarks.

The crowd was fairly calm and many people expressed gratitude for the way the fire was handled. However, some residents did voice concerns.

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10:10 am
Thu October 8, 2009

Meeting in Wiliams tonight about Twin Fire

Flagstaff, AZ – The Twin Fire began as a controlled fire about three miles southwest of Williams. But it turned into a wildfire after shifting winds caused spot fires to ignite outside the project's initial boundaries.

Eventually, 64 homes were evacuated, and more than 400 personnel were called in to fight the blaze. It's now over 90 percent contained, but has cost over two million dollars to fight.

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12:24 pm
Tue October 6, 2009

White House aides look for ideas in Flagstaff

Flagstaff, AZ – Members of the Obama Administration are looking for economic solutions in Flagstaff. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.

Representatives from the White House, the Department of Energy and the Department of Housing and Urban Development visited Southwest Wind Power, the Northern Arizona Center for Emerging Technologies and Northern Arizona University's Applied Research Center. Adolfo Carrion directs the White House Office of Urban Affairs.

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1:46 pm
Fri September 25, 2009

Navajo Nation awarded stimulus funds for new jails

Flagstaff, AZ – Earlier this week the Navajo Nation received 74 million dollars in federal stimulus funds to build three jails on the reservation. The largest grant the government awarded was for a new jail in Tuba City.

The Department of Justice handed out 225 million dollars in stimulus funds for tribal jails this week; more than a third of that went to the Navajo Nation for jails in Tuba City, Kayenta, and Ramah, New Mexico.

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1:40 pm
Mon September 21, 2009

Snowmaking Foes File New Lawsuit

Flagstaff, AZ – Critics of a plan to make artificial snow with reclaimed wastewater at the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort are suing the U.S. Forest Service.

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11:44 am
Fri September 18, 2009

Grand Canyon Railway runs locomotive on vegetable oil

Photo Courtesy of Grand Canyon Railway

Williams, AZ – The Grand Canyon railway retired the steam engines last year because of costs and environmental concerns. Tomorrow, one of the historic trains will run again powered not by diesel but vegetable oil, recycled from restaurants at the canyon and in Williams.

Aron Sheehan owns A Greener Day in Cornville.

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10:26 am
Wed September 16, 2009

Flagstaff Council forces kids to wear bike helmets

Flagstaff, AZ – Host Intro:

It's estimated that head injuries to bicycle riders not wearing helmets costs 81 million dollars a year. That figure motivated the Flagstaff City Council to pass a bike helmet ordinance at its meeting Tuesday night. But it was a close vote, as Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer reports.

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11:53 am
Wed September 9, 2009

First State Bank of Flagstaff closes

Flagstaff, AZ – First State Bank of Flagstaff re-opened yesterday as Sunwest Bank, after First State was closed Friday by the F-D-I-C. California-based Sunwest assumed First State's 95 million dollars in deposits and all of its loans.

Glenn Gray, President of Sunwest Bank says First State made a combination of bad decisions that led to its closure.

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3:48 pm
Tue September 1, 2009

Residents Return to homes in Payson

Flagstaff, AZ – Fire officials say residents who were evacuated from their homes in the Whispering Pines subdivision north of Payson can return to their homes this afternoon, Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 5 pm. Their homes were thereatened by a wildfire that is still burning over 700 acres in the Tonto National Forest. Residents in the Beaver Valley subdivision were allowed to return to their homes last night.

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