janaury/February 2015

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Welcome to the Year of Pluto
 
With the arrival of the New Horizons to Pluto slated for this July, Lowell Observatory has mapped out a year of Pluto events and celebration of the ninth planet (as we like to call it). We talk with a local astronomer involved with the mission to understand the significance of the year.



Photo by Ralph Schmid

In Range
To the Four Deserts
With the heart of winter here, we look at four places in the regional lowland deserts to visit or revisit and explore when the temperature plummets. With elevation 2,000 feet and under, these places can be down-right warm while the snow blows in Flagstaff.

 


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DEPARTMENTS

PICTURE THIS
We feature our favorite winter photography from the staff as a way to celebrate and embrace the cold weather wonders.


The Dish
The Field House Chicken and Waffles celebrates that one thing we can’t resist this time of year: comfort food. We talk to the staff of this new eatery in town about the magic of Southern cooking and how hard it is to resist fried green tomatoes.

BOTTLES & SPIRITS
Wintertime and Valentine’s season both make for good times to look at some of the best of the best port wines that are out there. Our wine expert helps navigate to the best ports this season.


ART SEEN
A southern Utah artist has made a big splash at the Museum of Northern Arizona with stunning landscape work, which captures the Colorado Plateau in detailed pastels.


ON THE MAP
V-V Rock Art Site is one of the most compelling archaeological sites in the Verde Valley, and one that gets overlooked in favor of Montezuma Castle and other more accessible places.

SOUND AND STAGE
We interview Tony Sutera, who will play Kris Kringle in the Theatrikos production of Miracle on 34th Street about Christmas, theatre tradition and the challenge of playing Jolly Old St. Nick.

MIND & BODY
We meet the Flagstaff Infant Intensive Care volunteers who rock the premature babies and keep them happy and healthy through their stay at the hospital.

HOMES AND SPACES
The Grand Canyon Trust, an organization out to protect the natural wonders of the Colorado Plateau, also is known for having a wonderful home office with history—and recently added a green building project to its property.

DÉCOR AND MORE
When winter comes around, it’s time to figure out the best way to create a home gym, give the old one a facelift or find ways to create a workout space. We have a few products and ideas in mind.

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