Southern California Edison demolishes Mohave smoke stack

LAUGHLIN, Nev. – Southern California Edison demolished an approximately 41-story smoke stack this morning, which had landmarked the Mohave Generation Station and the Colorado River Valley. The plant had been decommissioned in late 2005, and today, the first major phase of demolition was completed. “It was a great resource for power and it was also a great […]

Brief with Lighting Designer David Hartley

David Harley has been working as a professional lighting designer and general audio/visual guru for over thirty years. I caught up with him at the Bridal Spectacular convention, one of the events in Las Vegas which has hired me for video coverage of their fashion shows. In the slideshow below, Hartley gives a glimpse into his life […]

Stories from InsideNAU

This semester, I took a part-time job as a reporter for InsideNAU, a PR/news program that focuses specifically on NAU happenings and events. I produced five packages for the show throughout the semester, doing the writing, editing, and some shooting. I enjoyed doing all of these stories; Below are four of the packages, from most […]

Abandoned Route 66 Icons Point to New Future

Think of the modern American road trip. Where are people headed? Where do they stop along the way, and why? As US Highway 66 was developed and populated, midwesterners traveled the historic road from Chicago to Santa Monica, with many popular stops in the state of Arizona. But in many cases, unlike the road warriors […]

“Flag Lady” Continues 8th Year of Diamondbacks Support

Baseball fans inundated by the half play, half advertisement that is a Diamondbacks game seem to lack the resonating fanaticism that used to define our national past time. But one D-Backs fan remains loyal, consistently showing her support for Arizona’s major league team, usually from the upper level seats. “Some of them take 20, 30, […]

FUSD Considers Closing South Beaver Elementary

Preface: This article was originally written for a Public Affairs class on February 16, 2010. Today, the FUSD announced they would be delaying closure of South Beaver Elementary along with three other schools by 60 days. But it’s only postponing the inevitable and feeding the tension between parents and teachers and the administration. (See: this […]

Flag Firefighter Laid to Rest After 28 Years Service

FLAGSTAFF (NAZ Today) – By: Kyle Anderson – Friday morning’s stormy weather only reflected the mood of the Flagstaff Fire Department as firefighter Mark McNeal was remembered in a funeral service at Christ’s Church of Flagstaff. But mother nature was wise; rains almost instantly paused for the procession of fire, police and personal vehicles between […]

Local Non-Profits Receive $600k in Grants

FLAGSTAFF (NAZ Today) – It was a solid half hour program where almost every audience member received a cash prize. This sounds like the perfect game show, but prizes won by this audience will arguably be used for a more philanthropic purpose. The Flagstaff Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Arizona Community Foundation, awarded $600 […]

Two Alarm Fire Behind Wal-Mart, Unknown Cause

FLAGSTAFF (NAZ Today) – A large stack of compacted cardboard boxes behind Wal-Mart caught fire at approximately 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, closing McConnel Dr. between Beulah Blvd. and Woodlands Village Blvd. The Flagstaff Fire Department issued a second alarm to request fire crews from Highlands and Summit Fire Departments to be available for other Flagstaff […]