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Surviving the frozen Colorado, 1931 (access required)

Eighty years ago this month, two intrepid would-be entrepreneurs spent a harrowing 12 days traveling upstream on the ice-choked Colorado River from Lee’s Ferry to Rainbow Bridge, battling frigid waters and the elements in a wooden boat they had found while testing their own steel boat.

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Arizona’s Snow Bowl (access required)

Skiing was introduced to Flagstaff in 1915, probably by a pair of Norwegian immigrants, brothers Ole and Pete Solberg. The Solbergs made skis and started downhill runs on Observatory Hill where the Lowell Observatory was located, very nearly in the center of town.

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NewsPeople 12/3/2010

Legislature • Bob Burns, retiring Senate president, was honored with the Arizona Tax Research Association’s Watchdog Award on Nov. 19. The award recognizes his efforts during three decades to fight for taxpayers and target wasteful spending. ATRA complimented Burns for ...

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Legal Jeffery Kros has joined Torres Consulting and Law Group, LLC as a senior account executive. Kros previously served as legislative director for the League of Arizona Cities and Towns and performed policy research, analysis and legislative oversight for the ...

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Tucson’s nymphs de pave (access required)

Maiden Lane bordered Congress Street, and between the two was a stretch of “unholy” land shaped like a thin slice of pie and called the wedge — pictured here in the accompanying turn-of-the-century photo. The red light district was anything but invisible.

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