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Americans have an outdoor recreation obsession. In 2017, the U.S. spent over $184 billion on it. A big piece of that economy is clothing and gear. But there’s a problem.


The Grand Canyon Trust organized a flight over the Grand Canyon through non-profit EcoFlight. The flight took several members of the media, an author and a local film-maker near the Grand Canyon and over both the Little Colorado River and Pinyon Plain Uranium Mine on December 1. 

In coordination with federal and state agencies, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors approved a new quarantine and vaccination effort this week for the City of Flagstaff and several surrounding areas. But rather than being aimed at the coronavirus, this effort is designed to tackle the spread of rabies, which has been found in several small critters in recent weeks.

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