July 2013

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By Heart & Hoof  
The mules of the Grand Canyon are a longstanding, iconic tradition. But few people are aware of the incredible work these animals do or the work of their human handlers. We revisit the mules in the heart of Canyon visitation season.

In Range
Reservation Renaissance
Five young Navajo painters are bringing modern, bold styles to their work while also harnessing the power of tradition and beauty in their culture. They join a growing number of artists from the tribe who are elevating art.


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Madrid Tapas has been quietly building a following with its high-end tapas dishes as well as its sangria and other delicious offerings in the center of downtown.

by the bottle
Our wine expert shares the story of how one family in the clothing design business also came to create great wines by design.

Mind & Body
We talk to a nutrition expert about the value of getting the freshest fruits and vegetables and how to get top nutrition by browsing the farmer’s market or local produce offerings.

Home Distinctions
A new home at Junipine Estates in Oak Creek Canyon is pushing the boundaries of sustainability and bringing an innovative home to one of the most beautiful places around.

Given the arid and hot country of Arizona and limited water, people might be surprised to learn that otters have a historical footprint in the state. And their numbers are on the rise.

Our automotive expert talks about the complex operations of four-wheel-drive vehicles during the season people head out on the back roads.

With the heart of summer here, we check in with Flagstaff Brewing Company and its famed Party on the Patio, which brings a lineup of fun, summertime music to the scene.




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