Beyond Route 66

Posted on October 19, 2016 • Category: Community Involvement

By Mindy Riesenberg

Kingman, Arizona evokes thoughts of Route 66 – the road and the song. But many travelers drive right past it on I-40 or just stop right off the Interstate only to grab a burger and keep on going. What they may not realize is that Kingman has become a hotbed of activity, with vineyards, restaurants and events all near other well-known attractions, like Las Vegas, Lake Mead and of course, Route 66. 


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Green Sports Alliance

Posted on September 22, 2016 • Category: Community Involvement

By Zackary Moran-Norris

Arizona sports teams associated with the Green Sports Alliance are having a growing influence in the effort to promote sustainable communities throughout the state.

The Green Sports Alliance is a worldwide union of over 300 professional and collegiate sports teams and venues that promote renewable energy, recycling and other innovative strategies that benefit the environment.

The Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Coyotes, University of Arizona Wildcats and the Arizona State University Sun…

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Ben's Bells

Posted on April 9, 2016 • Category: Community Involvement

By Zackary Moran-Norris

On the morning of March 29, 2002, every parent’s worst nightmare became a reality for Jeanette Maré when her two-year-old son, Ben, died unexpectedly after developing a croupy cough. Despite the ensuing agony, Maré found the strength to turn her traumatic experience into an opportunity for positivity.

“I knew I wanted to do something in Ben’s memory, so I started making bells with friends and family in our garage,” she said. “I had…

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