July 2017

Cover Story
the Wilderness
Here in the prime high country season of summer, we look at some of the best wilderness areas (of which there are many) and look at the different trails and ways to experience them as great ways to get out there.


July 2017 Cover



A Continental Country Club home gets a big boost with a new kitchen upgrade to elevate the east side residence. With remodeling season popular in the summer, we take a look at the project.

matters of taste
La Vetta opened downtown right before the start of summer, and it has brought an added Italian flair to the Flagstaff culinary scene.

by the bottle
Here during the month of July, with its Independence Day start, our wine expert looks at Zinfandel, widely known as America’s Grape. As always, he’ll share with us some favorite bottles to consider for sipping.

The Arts
Jocelyne Champagne Shiner is a longtime Flagstaff artist who is known to experiment with multiple forms in her art. We meet up with her just in time to catch her work in a collective at High Country Conference Center.

In the middle of summer, when the UV rays are at major levels many days, we look at ways to take care of the skin beyond the usual sunblock and other protection ideas.

The Abineau-Bearjaw Loop has long been a celebrated locals’ trail on the north side of the San Francisco Peaks. Though more discovered in recent years, it remains an often-tranquil hiking experience separated from the busier routes and is a cool, summertime favorite.


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