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Erin Ford

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At 8 a.m. Sept. 17, several bright neon signs announced their intentions to comers and goers at Coconino Community College in Flagstaff.

By Erin Ford September 24, 2019
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Through all the hard times in Delaine Tootsie-Chee’s life, pottery has been the thing that got her through.

By Erin Ford December 4, 2018
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Anyone who has taken a hike through red rock country can attest to the importance of tough, comfortable footwear. Hiking boots of every make and model abound, but sometimes nothing can beat a good, old-fashioned pair of moccasins.

By Erin Ford October 3, 2018
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Trout Unlimited, the Arizona Wildlife Federation and Grand Canyon Brewery teamed up to roll out Conservation Kolsch Sept. 28 in Williams.

By Erin Ford October 2, 2018
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Who do you call on when you need a little shot of strength, self-reliance or wisdom? For many, it’s a tiny animal totem infused with one or many special attributes and is said to convey those helpful properties to the carrier.

By Erin Ford July 24, 2018
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Located at the southeast edge of Grand Canyon National Park, the Desert View Watchtower rises high above the Colorado River — for many, it’s the first glimpse they get of the park. It’s also an area of great cultural significance, and as such, the National Park Service is planning a facelift for the area.

By Erin Ford March 13, 2018
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In an announcement Nov. 1, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) took the first step toward eliminating the ban on new uranium mining leases near Grand Canyon National Park.

By Erin Ford November 7, 2017
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Kaibab National Forest goes batty for International Bat Week
Forest Service aims to educate public about critical role bats play in insect control, crop protection and healthy forests

What is small, fuzzy and can eat up to 8,000 insects per night? Bats. And according to Kaibab National Forest biologist Justin Schofer, they are a critical component for crop protection and healthy forests.

By Erin Ford October 31, 2017
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An Arizona man died Aug. 14 after a cliff-jumping accident at Anchovy Point on Lake Powell.

By Erin Ford August 22, 2017
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On a hot, dusty day in the shadow of Red Butte, the Havasupai Tribe gathered to pray and educate others about the dangers of uranium mining near their sacred lands.

By Erin Ford July 4, 2017
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Dancers honor tradition, usher in spring
Navajo dance troupe introduces travelers to traditional Native dances and culture

A troupe of American Indian dancers at Grand Canyon National Park will stage free dance performances outside Hopi House on selected dates.

By Erin Ford April 11, 2017
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Growing up in a family of artists — painters, jewelers, weavers and potters — Bahe Whitethorne Jr. grew up with an appreciation and a talent for painting.

By Erin Ford April 4, 2017
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Although no uranium ore has been officially hauled out of Canyon Mine, conservation groups, as well as the Havasupai and Navajo tribes, recently reiterated their concerns about radioactive contamination after learning a wet winter left the mine facility water-logged.

By Erin Ford March 28, 2017
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As a child, Yadira Caballero remembers hearing about her Navajo culture, watching community children learning the hoop dance and the eagle dance from tireless teacher, educator and medicine man James Peshlakai.

By Erin Ford March 21, 2017
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Zinke confirmed as interior secretary, oversees Bureau of Indian Affairs
Former Navy SEAL and Montana senator Ryan Zinke to oversee one-fifth of United States as interior secretary

In a 68-31 vote, the Senate confirmed Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke as interior secretary March 1.

By Erin Ford March 7, 2017
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Havasupai Tribe files two lawsuits fighting for water rights
Tribe fights to protect its federally-reserved water rights, attends hearings in San Francisco

In 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution mandating safe water a fundamental human right.

By Erin Ford January 3, 2017
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More than 80 years after Hopi artist Fred Kabotie painted colorful murals on the walls of Mary Colter’s new Desert View Watchtower, his grandson, Ed Kabotie, takes a water-moistened brush in hand and applies it carefully to the unsealed plaster walls.

By Erin Ford November 29, 2016
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