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A Great Education: The Same, But Different

The COVID-19 outbreak brought the Coconino Community College community together for our students in ways I didn’t know were possible. The administrative staff immediately went into high gear to keep the college running as smoothly as possible as we responded to direction from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coconino County Health and Human […]

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Engaging in Community Service Aids in Recovery

In his book, “Boys Adrift,” Dr. Leonard Sax explains men need to be responsible, because if men are not needed, they do not flourish. Furthermore, according to organizational psychologist Benjamin P. Hardy, men actually step down if they are not needed. For example, when expectations are low, you will find young men demonstrating behaviors like […]

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How Home Selling has Evolved During the Coronavirus

When the pandemic hit, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey classified real estate as an essential service. Assisting home sellers and buyers continued unabated by many real estate professionals. There have been, however, some major changes in the real estate industry. With these changes, the industry is continuing to evolve and realtors are continuing to serve their […]

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Gardening Sustainability: The Greener Good

This past April, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Now, it is possible you missed it, since coverage of the anniversary got swallowed up by the coronavirus pandemic, but it is an important milestone. Think about how much has changed in our view of ecology in the past five decades. The message of […]

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Playing the Long Game of Good Health

There is nothing like a global pandemic to make a person take a good, long look at their health, right?  For me, the past few months have made me slow down and evaluate what steps I can take to be my healthiest and keep my immune system in tip top shape. And these words really […]

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Give Dad the Gift of a Rapid Tension Release Massage

Massage is wonderful; Rapid Tension Release Massage is extraordinary. Doesn’t dad deserve an extraordinary massage? Rapid Tension Release (also known as vibration or percussion) Massage uses rapid movement to ease muscle tension and reduce aches and pains. This specialized massage technique provides concentrated, rapid, short-duration pulses deep into the hard-to-reach muscles and tissues to stimulate blood […]

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Coral Evans

Working Together, Keeping Our Community Strong

Hello, Northern Arizona. It’s early June as I sit and write this and already it feels like summer has gone on forever. We have moved from stay-at-home orders through an ongoing pandemic to a curfew issued after days of riots. On the same day George Floyd was killed, another young black man, Dion Johnson, was […]

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Guidance and Support for Reopening Businesses

Businesses are encouraged to develop reopening plans that support best public health practices based on the current guidance and the current local situation. Organizations are invited to submit their reopening plans for a free review by public health officials. Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) recommends following guidance provided by the Centers for Disease […]

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Dealing with Fear and the Invisible Enemy

Everyone can visualize a spider: hairy or shiny, eight legs, eight eyes, might seem so large up close, still and waiting, or moving so fast – seemingly right toward you – fangs? Or, maybe you can visualize a snake: bright and colorful or dull and dusty, still and coiled or slithering, scaly, beady, unblinking eyes, […]

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Four Ways to Support Local Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Right now, locally owned businesses are facing unique challenges unlike any they’ve encountered before. Even as Arizona gets back to business, many owners are finding that they need to quickly adapt to stay afloat in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep Arizona’s economy strong, it’s more important than ever to support Arizona-run businesses. After […]

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