Friday, September 11, 2015

Arizona Trail Celebration Weekend


The Arizona Trail Association is having our big celebration weekend in Flagstaff, and I was wondering if it would be possible for you to post on your social media channels about it. Eddie Bauer is hosting a social event where I’ll be giving a talk at 8pm on Friday, the big Trail Day celebration is from 10-2 on Saturday at Buffalo Park, and the Arizona premiere of the movie Unbranded on Sunday at 7pm at the Orpheum theater.


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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Flagstaff Clinic of Naturopathic Medicine hosting open house, heart screenings Sept. 11


The Flagstaff Clinic of Naturopathic Medicine is hosting an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, at their clinic located at 809 N. Humphreys St. in Flagstaff. The public is invited to tour the clinic, meet the physicians and clinicians and learn more about naturopathic medicine. Additionally, heart screenings are available by appointment from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; walk-in appointments as available.

The informative and interactive event includes light refreshments, free chair massages, a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. with the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, an opportunity for guests to learn more about and try the clinic’s hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, and heart screenings.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) enhances the body’s natural healing process through inhalation of 100-percent oxygen while in a total body chamber. It is a simple, non-invasive and painless treatment used for a wide variety of conditions such as stroke, cerebral palsy, head injuries and chronic fatigue.
Additionally, the clinic will offer heart screenings for children and adults on Sept. 11. The screenings are provided by the Anthony Bates Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives by helping prevent sudden cardiac arrest from a condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or HCM. About one out of every 500 people have HCM. It affects men and women equally and is a common cause of sudden cardiac arrest in young people including young athletes.

The evaluation includes an ultrasound, comprehensive echocardiogram or electrocardiogram, commonly known as an EKG or ECG. These tests check for problems with the electrical activity of the heart. HCM disrupts the electrical circuits of the heart, which causes the heart to stop beating resulting in sudden cardiac arrest.

To schedule a heart screening appointment at the clinic on Sept. 11, call the Anthony Bates Foundation at 602-482-5606 or go to The screenings are free; donations are appreciated.

Established in 1986, The Flagstaff Clinic of Naturopathic Medicine is the oldest naturopathic clinic in Flagstaff. The clinic offers complete family healthcare through the use of natural therapies. For more information on the Flagstaff Clinic of Naturopathic Medicine or the open house and screenings, call 928-774-1770, visit or like on Facebook at

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Good Morning Flagstaff with NAU Athletics

Good Morning Flagstaff with NAU Athletics

Are you ready for another season of Lumberjack football!?!?

Get excited by attending Good Morning Flagstaff taking place next Thursday, September 10 at 7:30 am at the NAU Walkup Skydome when we celebrate all things business and the 100th Anniversary of NAU Football. There’ll be coaches, the band, Louie, pom poms, prizes and many businesses to meet. Title Sponsor Twin Arrows Casino Resort will bring us up to date on their latest news, and you will supercharge your customer base and interact with dozens of business leaders.

Join the Chamber, Twin Arrows Casino Resort and NAU Athletics for the most exciting Good Morning Flagstaff of the year for breakfast and networking in the NAU Walkup Skydome. Visit the Good Morning Flagstaff page to register today.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 doors open at 7:00 am

NAU Walkup Skydome (Parking to the south of the dome)

$20 for members / $30 for prospective members

All are welcome. We are getting close to seating capacity so register today; you don’t want to miss this!

Sponsored by:

Title Sponsor Twin Arrows Casino Resort

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Chamber University – Let’s Put Flagstaff on the Map

Chamber University


Let’s Put Flagstaff on the Map

by Nick Allen of Sublime Dzine and Greater Flagstaff Chamber

Greater Flagstaff Chamber to host Let’s Put Flagstaff on the Map workshop to help small businesses succeed on the web

The Greater Flagstaff Chamber is helping small businesses grow their presence online with a Let’s Put Flagstaff on the Map workshop, which will feature a lesson about how to get found on Google Search and Maps. The workshop will be hosted on Wednesday September 30th at the Greater Flagstaff Chamber from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m..

Let’s Put Flagstaff on the Map is part of Google’s Get Your Business Online program and aims to bring community members, business owners, and civic leaders together to help small businesses succeed on the web.

AZ-Flagstaff“4 out of 5 consumers use search engines to find local information nearby, yet only 37% of businesses have claimed their listing on a search engine,” says Soo Young Kim, Head of Small Business Engagement at Google. “Small businesses are the engine of local economies and when they flourish, their communities do as well.”

Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map is a program designed to empower communities to support their local businesses and encourage them to get on the map. Local businesses keep our communities strong; when we help them succeed on the web, they make our communities even stronger. This Chamber University workshop is a Google presentation hosted by the Greater Flagstaff Chamber. Visit to learn more about the program and get involved.

Register Today

About Get Your Business Online
Get Your Business Online is a fast, easy, and free way for small businesses to get online. While 97% of consumers look online for local products and services, 55% of small businesses do not have a website. Get Your Business Online provides small businesses with a free website as well as free tools, training, and resources to help their business succeed online.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Historic Clark Telescope to Reopen

After nearly 2 years the Clark telescope is back and ready for action.

Flagstaff, Az- Lowell Observatory’s historic Clark Telescope will soon return to tour operations after a 20-month-long renovation project. The Observatory will add the Clark back to its day time tour schedule on September 5. Lowell will host a first light opening on October 3 to which the public is invited to come view through the telescope in the evening. This will feature family-friendly activities, a rededication ceremony, and viewing through the Clark after dark, weather permitting.

The Clark had been a mainstay of the visitor experience to Lowell for decades, but the constant heavy use resulted in parts wearing out. By 2013, the instrument was in danger of permanent damage if corrective measures weren’t taken, so the Observatory undertook a fundraising campaign to support a complete renovation of the telescope and the dome that houses it.

Led by major donations from philanthropists Joe Orr and the Toomey Foundation for the Natural Sciences, plus a crowdfunding effort, the Observatory raised nearly $300,000 to complete the work.

Samantha Christensen played a lead role in the fundraising effort and now serves as the Observatory’s Outreach Manager. She said, “The Clark was in desperate need of repair and the community at large really came together to support this project.”

Led by Lowell’s Director of Technical Services Ralph Nye, a crew removed the telescope and examined every part, down to the nuts and bolts. Their two-part goal was to return all parts to working order while cleaning and beautifying the facility. They repaired or replaced components as needed and reassembled the instrument in the dome, which also saw major repairs. The telescope now works better than when it was first built and the entire facility sparkle.

Lowell Observatory Director Jeffrey Hall said, “Hundreds of thousands of people have enjoyed the opportunity to peer through the Clark in the past. We are pleased to complete this much-needed renovation so many more in the future can experience this treasure.”

Observatory founder Percival Lowell commissioned the eminent optician and telescope maker, Alvan G. Clark, to build the Clark in 1896. The final product cost Lowell $20,000 and was one of the best refracting telescopes ever made.

For decades, the telescope was used for major astronomical research, including Percival Lowell’s controversial studies of Mars, V.M. Slipher’s first detection of the expanding nature of the universe, and mapping the moon for the Apollo program. It played a secondary role in the discovery of Pluto and was used by astronauts as they trained for moon mission.

In recent decades, the Clark had been used for the Observatory’s public programs, allowing every guest to tour it during the day and view through it at night.

Lowell historian Kevin Schindler said, “The Clark’s scientific, historical, and cultural importance is staggering. It has played a major role in understanding the universe around us, first as a research instrument and later as an educational tool. Now that it is reopened, its legacy of inspiring and educating the public can continue.”

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Creating a Mission and a Vision for your Business

Several free classes for people wishing to start or expand their businesses are being held this month at the Market of Dreams.  Each Tuesday’s class is in English; the same class is repeated Wednesdays in Spanish.  All classes are from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  No pre-enrollment is required.
Creating a Mission and Vision for your Business–Tuesday, August 11 & Wednesday, August 12
What makes your business different from the rest?–Tuesday, August 18 & Wednesday, August 19
Analyzing your market & understanding your competition–Tuesday August 25 & Wednesday, August 26
The instructor, Maria Castillo, has a B.A. in business administration and many years of teaching experience. She grew up working with family members in small businesses.  These classes are possible due to a partnership with the greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and funding from the U.S. Small Business Association. 
The Market of Dreams is at 2532 E. 7th Avenue, Flagstaff.  

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Monday, August 3, 2015

4FRI Thinning Project on Coconino NF Began Today

4FRI thinning project on Coconino National Forest began today.

Flagstaff, AZ., Aug 3, 2015, For Immediate Release — A 1,017-acre forest thinning project associated with the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) began today on the Flagstaff Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest.

The Weatherford Task Order is north of Flagstaff, east of Highway 89 and part of the 4FRI Phase One Stewardship Contract held by Good Earth Power AZ LLC.

Weatherford-TO-Map“This is the first Four Forest Restoration Initiative task order to be implemented on the Coconino National Forest,” said Mike Elson, district ranger for the Flagstaff Ranger District. “It is appropriate that it is located within an area adjacent to the Schultz fire, which is a stark reminder of why this work is so important.”

Work will be ongoing throughout the season as weather and conditions allow, and logs will be hauled out of the area via Forest Roads 420 ( Schultz Pass Road), 865, and 556 (Little Elden Springs Road).

The Elden Springs Horse Camp, Deer Hill Trail, and Little Elden Trail are within the area and may be closed at times for public safety. Visitors are urged to abide by on-the-ground closures.

No road closures will be in place due to this activity, but delays are possible. When driving on roads used as haul routes, stay to the right and give logging trucks the right of way. When following a logging truck, be aware that bark, mud, and gravel may fall from the truck.

The goal of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative is to accelerate the pace and scale of restoration within 2.4 million acres of ponderosa pine forest in northern Arizona to increase the resilience and proper functioning.  Restoring this fire-adapted ecosystem is accomplished with a suite of restoration activities – from watershed maintenance and habitat improvements to prescribed burning and thinning.

The progress of thinning, fire, and project planning efforts are recorded in Monthly Restoration Updates available on the 4FRI website at

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