flagstaff: “The Media,” Again - 07/23/07 08:24 AM
I know lots of others on Active Rain have posted complaining about the media. Generally, I don't have a problem with them - they have their business, we have ours.
But I need to comment on an article that appeared yesterday in our local paper, the Arizona Daily Sun, concerning the Flagstaff market.  The headline was "Condos, Townhomes Hot Items This Summer."  So far so good, but not actually news.  In our resort/university community, townhomes and condos are always popular with second home owners and students.
The lead sentence, however, went too far: "Townhouse and condo sales are dominating the summer real … (5 comments)

flagstaff: Flagstaff Aquaplex - 07/21/07 09:40 AM
The Flagstaff Aquaplex is scheduled to open in late Spring or early Summer 2008 and is well under construction on the southside of the 4th Street bridge in Flagstaff. Amenities will include a multi-activity gymnasium, weight and fitness area, aerobics/dance studio, a large community meeting room with catering kitchen, an elevated walk/jog track, a babysitting room, a game area, a party room, a climbing wall, and a state of the art leisure pool that includes two indoor/outdoor body slides, current channel with over-pour for kayaking, family whirlpool, and a beautiful natatorium. Here is a floorplan:
The architect's (Barker, Rinker, Seacat) rendering of the exterior is … (6 comments)

flagstaff: Ahh, the Monsoon Is Here - 07/06/07 05:16 PM
In many parts of the world, "monsoon" means disaster. In Flagstaff, it means heavenly weather.
After the long-dry, and hot, Spring, somewhere around the 4th of July, the big thunderheads begin to form and most afternoons we have heavy rain showers. It started yesterday and today we're in full monsoon season. After the showers, the weather clears in time for evening hikes and barbecues. There are cool, light breezes. Morning will bring a clear sky. By mid-morning, we'll see light-fluffy clouds. Then the thunderheads will come in. The season continues until around Labor Day. High temperatures will be in the 80s, lows in the … (10 comments)

flagstaff: Another fun weekend in Flagstaff - Coming Up! - 06/21/07 05:54 AM
Another fun weekend in Flagstaff - Coming Up:
Friday, June 22  Movies on the Square, Downtown at Heritage Square, entertainment at 6:00 p.m., movie at dusk, free. Bring blankets and chairs for an evening of family fun under the stars. Happy FeetJune 23-24 Annual Flagstaff Music Festival  at Heritage Square, 2:00-10:00 p.m., free,.  Features local talents the Foot Solejahs, Sir Harrison and the Blues Kings, The Buzzard Brothers, Ray Rossi Band, Backroads and others. A benefit for the Mary Crawley Memorial Student Aide Scholarship Fund.Sunday, June 24 Old Caves Pueblo Hike from Silver Saddle Road. Start at the Silver Saddle trailhead, 8:00-10:30 … (1 comments)

flagstaff: Two Important Forums in Flagstaff This Week - 06/18/07 10:45 AM
Two Important Community Forums in Flagstaff This Week:
Forum on Growth, Wednesday night at the Federated Church (Aspen and Sitgreves). 7-9 p.m. This is the second forum on growth issues and is sponsored by the American Association of Univerisity Women and the League of Women Voters. A panel of community leaders will answer questions from the audience about development and growth issues in Flagstaff.
Community Forum to Get to Know the Final Candidates for Flagstaff City Manager, Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Radisson Woodlands Hotel. Hear from the two finalists and ask them questions.
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flagstaff: This weekend in Flagstaff - 06/15/07 09:50 AM
Two great events in Flagstaff this weekend (plus lots of other fun). Here are the two "green" picks:
The Flagstaff Sustainable Living Fair will be a grassroots event focused on community education and fun, an outreach to people of all ages. Renewable energy and sustainability developments are really important for mankind's future and they need to be kept visible. Where the science of global warming is becoming pretty well accepted, reasonable people can still disagree about when or whether energy and resource scarcity will become a problem for mankind. Teaching and demonstrating ways to reduce our demand for power and global resources … (0 comments)

flagstaff: June Flagstaff Market Report - 06/15/07 02:20 AM
             Here is the Flagstaff market report as included in ou client newsletter, mailed earlier this month:
            The number of homes listed for sale in the Flagstaff area continued to rise during the month of May, according to statistics of the Northern Arizona Association of Realtors® Multiple-Listing Service. Nine hundred forty-seven homes were listed on MLS as of June 3, 2007. This is an increase from 739 on April 3 and 892 on May 3. The number of homes sold did not increase proportionately, thus raising the number of months a home can be expected to take to sell.  The expected length … (1 comments)

flagstaff: Interstate 17 - Proposed Alternate Routes to Flagstaff - 06/13/07 06:24 AM
Interstate 17 - Proposed Alternate Routes to Flagstaff 
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is conducting preliminary studies to determine how to handle traffic on I-17 between Flagstaff and the Phoenix area. The study attempts to look decades into the future and is seeking answers to these questions:
Do current and forecast conditions suggest the need for alternates
to I-17? Are there feasible alternates to I-17 that can address the needs
associated with current and forecast conditions? What additional planning studies, if any, should be done? Of interest to me is that the "I-17 Alternatives" prepared by ADOT for the study shows … (3 comments)

flagstaff: Flagstaff Permaculture Farm Tour And Sale - SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 9A.M. - 2P.M. - 06/08/07 01:23 PM
Flagstaff Farm Tour And Sale - SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 9A.M. - 2P.M.  
2007 PUBLIC TOUR: The next public tour of Mountain Meadow Farm is Saturday, June 9th, 10- 11a.m. (Includes 10 minute Bee Keeping introduction by Patrick Pynes) A $5.00-$10,000 per person donation is requested. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
2007 SALE EVENT: Saturday, June 9th, 9a.m.-2p.m. This sale, at the Farm, features farm-grown one-gallon heritage tomatoes, Jerusalem artichoke plants and ready-to-plant unsprouted tubers, native and edible perennial plants from Jan Busco's nursery, composting red worms and made-to-order cold frames and mini-greenhouses made at the Farm from … (4 comments)

flagstaff: Home Staging in Flagstaff - 06/07/07 04:32 PM
Home Staging in Flagstaff
I was a little skeptical my self, but I've been offering a home staging consultation to my clients. Most love it and all have gone to work on the list themselves after the report comes in. Here are comments I've gotten from a couple of different sets of homeowners who have wanted to hire the stager for subsequent work:
"You are absolutely right (to have urged them to allow the initial review and report). This woman is pretty amazing."
"We're definitely doing the top ten list. We really understand turning the home from a place we live to a product to … (0 comments)

flagstaff: Something we all should know - 06/07/07 03:41 PM
Here is something we all should know to help Flagstaff's neighbors on the reservation and our Native American population here in town. Written by one of our fine IHS docs for distribution to as many as possible. Please read and follow the link at the end.
The Congressional funding for the diabetes grant, officially known as the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI), will expire in 2008 unless it is reauthorized this year. 
This funding was first appropriated in 1997, renewed and increased in 2001, and again for the period of 2004 - 2008.  Evaluation measures have shown that across the country, … (2 comments)

flagstaff: Continental Country Club's 2007 Annual Meeting - Call for Directors - 05/31/07 03:55 PM
Continental Country Club's 2007 Annual Meeting - Call for Directors
Mark your calendars! Continental Country Club's 2007 Annual Meeting is scheduled for August 25. There will be three board vacancies. If you are interested in being elected, here is the scoop: Directors are expected to attend monthly meetings on the 4th Wednesday of each month. (Could these be more inconvenient for second home owners? Perhaps they allow teleconferencing?) Meetings begin at 3:00 p.m. and last approximately two hours. Directors are also expected to serve on one of the various committees. Terms are for three years.
More from the official annoucement:  Candidates must be CCC residents … (0 comments)

flagstaff: Recollections of the Meaning of Memorial Day from Flagstaff AZ - 05/28/07 07:23 AM
Recollections of the Meaning of Memorial Day from Flagstaff AZ
When I was young, Memorial Day was quite different. This was after the days when everyone walked 10 miles to school no matter what the weather, but we were still in the era of black and white TV where the test pattern came on after the 10 o'clock news. Though I now live in Flagstaff, Arizona, my recollections are from Iowa, where I grew up. Somehow, I think the way things were observed in Iowa were not much different from in Flagstaff in the 1950s.
One way in which Memorial Day … (1 comments)

flagstaff: Flagstaff's Country Club Neighborhood - 05/27/07 04:27 PM
Flagstaff's Country Club Neighborhood features two 18 hole golf courses (one members only, one open to the public) and two small lakes (in the midwest, at least one would be considered a pond). Here is Lake Elaine (not the pond):
The Country Club area was developed in the 1970s and then was considered "way out there on the east side." Now, especially with the opening of the 4th Street bridge, it is easily accessible and many full time residents call it home. Still many of the homes, especially the townhomes, are second residents for people who live primarily i the Phoenix area. … (0 comments)

flagstaff: Old News on Housing Market - What Does It Mean for Flagstaff? - 05/25/07 02:40 AM
Old News on Housing Market - What Does It Mean for Flagstaff?
The numbers for existing home sales nationally in April it the newspapers this a.m. See Wall Street Journal: Existing-Home Sales Fell in April As Subprime Lending Drops Off. This news, always three weeks post-mortem, is always kind of a ho-hum for me. First, there really is no "national" market - all real estate really is local. Second, we've know what went on in our market in April since the beginning of May. See my market report for Flagstaff's April results. Indeed, we've got an early read on May in Flagstaff. … (0 comments)

flagstaff: Flagstaff Historic Walk -- Sunday, May 27, 2007 - Reservations Required! - 05/23/07 11:34 AM
Flagstaff Historic Walk -- Sunday, May 27, 2007
This Sunday presents a great opportunity to learn some Flagstaff history and take a stroll during a quiet time in historic downtown Flagstaff.
Local historians Richard and Sherry Mangum, dressed in period costumes, will lead a free 90 minute Historic Walking Tour of downtown. Reservations are required.
Yes, these are the authors of Flagstaff Hikes and Sedona Hikes - in their many editions. These are the best hiking books because they give a realistic picture of the difficulty of hikes with great maps. Richard Mangum was a lawyer and judge in Flagstaff for many … (1 comments)

flagstaff: Wacky and Confusing Street Names in Flagstaff, Arizona and elsewhere - 05/22/07 04:11 PM
Wacky and Confusing Street Names in Flagstaff, Arizona and elsewhere
Rumor has it that there is a project in Flagstaff or Coconino County (or both - cooperation!) to change and coordinate street names. This is a public safety issue and not just a matter of convenience.  If someone calls "9-1-1" and gives an address on "Timberline" do they mean Timberline Road in the Country Club neighborhood or Timberline Trail in the Timberline subdivision, 8 miles northeast of the mall?  If they say, "I'm on Leisure Lane" do they mean Leisure Lane in the Timberline subdivision or the one in Fernwood? "Horseshoe" is … (2 comments)

flagstaff: West Downtown Historic District Hearing Coming Up Tuesday - 05/19/07 08:58 AM
May 22 at City Hall, the Planning and Zoning Commission will hold its hearing on the proposed designation of the west downtown residential district as an official "historic district." Readers of this thread will recall that the City approved the district earlier this year and then found they had made a procedural mistake in only having a hearing before the Historic Commission and not the Planning and Zoning Commission. So now we are in "re-do" phase. The City Council will consider the commissions' recommendations in June.
This Tuesday's meeting begins at 4 p.m. in City Council Chambers.

flagstaff: Flagstaff Mid-Month Market Snapshot -- Heating Up - 05/17/07 04:19 PM
Flagstaff Mid-Month Market Snapshot -- Heating Up 
It's heating up in Phoenix and the market is probably heating up here (they seem to go together).  Here are the stats on residential properties with Flagstaff mailing addresses as of May 15:
Using the traditional homes for sale divided by homes sold in the last month, we've got over eleven months' supply of homes. In other words, if you put your home on the market today and no one else listed a home for sale in the next 11 months, all the homes would be gone at the end of the eleven months. A buyer's … (0 comments)

flagstaff: Forest Health Oversight Council Public Meeting in Flagstaff - 05/16/07 01:49 PM
Many of Arizona's forests are at risk of unnatural, severe fires because of poor forest health. These fires can lead to skyrocketing costs for fire suppression, pollute surface water and impair watersheds, diminish recreational opportunities, threaten community and biological values, and have a negative impact on tourism and the economies of recreation-dependent communities. Targeted forest restoration may provide a solution.
The Statewide Strategy for Restoring Arizona Forests presents a 20-year road map for restoring forest health, building sustainable forest-based businesses, and protecting rural communities from wildfire. The strategy is a response to the desire expressed by Arizona citizens at three Forest Health … (0 comments)

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