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The Mormon Lake Guard Station was the first ranger station on the Coconino National Forest in northern Arizona. It was built in 1908 and saw a variety of uses through the 20th century, but had fallen into disrepair. Recently though, volunteers gave the historic structure a facelift.


NAU Center For International Education

Universities across the US are experiencing a decline in international student enrollment. Some school officials say the Trump administration’s immigration policies are to blame. Others say it’s a matter of cost and global competition. At any rate, Northern Arizona University is weighing the challenges, after welcoming its largest-ever group of international students. KNAU’s Aaron Granillo reports.


Authorities in northeastern Arizona say a sheriff's deputy used a stun gun to drive off a large cow that was stepping on him in a field after he rescued another person pinned to the ground by the cow.

Melissa Sevigny

Some people collect pinyon pine nuts this time of year for a tasty autumn treat. Others sell them for extra income. But Catherine Gehring of Northern Arizona University goes nut-gathering every September for a different reason. She researches ways pinyon pines survive drought—at a time when a hotter, drier climate is predicted to drive the trees out of Arizona entirely. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with her in the woodlands east of Flagstaff.

Authorities say lab tests have not shed any light on what led to the deaths of two dozen cows in the Heber and Overgaard area.

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