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Bill Williams Mountain Men: now and then
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Sleeping under the stars, waking up before daylight, and spending the day riding horseback through the countryside is just a day in the life of the Bill Williams Mountain Men.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The 'bear' necessities: new cubs at Bearizona sleep and eat their way into visitors' hearts
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Baby bears and baby humans are a lot alike in some ways: they cry when they're hungry, spend a lot of time sleeping, and need some help when it comes to potty training.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Elephant Rocks Golf Course in Williams now open for season
First nine holes opened on March 14, second nine opened on March 18
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Williams schools look to incorporate more career education programs in curriculum
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - With the goal of better preparing students for their future careers, Williams High School (WHS) staff recently introduced the idea of implementing four technical pathways at the school.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Williams 911: week of March 25
The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) -
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Good Earth grading and burn permits revoked
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Late last month, Good Earth Power AZ announced that it was starting site cleanup for its sawmill on Garland Prairie Road, and that the facility would be operational by the end of March.

However, officials with the city of Williams say they don't expect the sawmill to open any time soon, since they revoked Good Earth's permits after a series of non-compliant burning operations.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Parents Who Care raising money to put on Grad Night celebration
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - With the school year winding down, the class of 2015 is getting ready to graduate. To keep students safe on graduation night, the Parents Who Care Committee is organizing its annual Senior Grad Night and is still accepting donations for the May 22 event.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Photos: New bears born at Bearizona
Bearizona Wildlife Park recently announced the arrival of three North American bear cubs, which were born in early January at the Williams, Arizona Wildlife Park.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Williams 911: week of March 18
The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) -
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Williams water crisis comes to an end after late winter storm replenishes reservoirs
After a year of living with the highest level of water restrictions, Williams residents can once again water their lawns, wash their cars, refill swimming pools and apply for building permits after a major storm drastically augmented the city's water supply.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Williams High School students learn real world skills in Culinary Arts class
Cooks scramble around the kitchen, searching for ingredients, gathering pots and pans, chopping, measuring and mixing to prepare the different parts of a meal. But this isn't a restaurant kitchen, it's the culinary arts classroom at Williams High School.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Not sure how to go about getting your taxes done? Free tax prep help is here
Free assistance is available March 10 and 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Lutheran Church
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Love's Travel Stop to open April 9 in Williams
Almost a year after breaking ground, Love's Travel Stop is set to open next month.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Whose forest is it? Bills seek to promote state sovereignty over land
PHOENIX - Republicans legislators are once again pressing legislation aimed at asserting Arizona's authority over federal land and dictates from Washington.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Williams 911: week of March 11
The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) -
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Bearizona's water gamble pays off, Drill Tech finds water at 3,500 feet
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Since November, Bearizona Wildlife Park has been preparing for a major expansion project by drilling a private well. And in the middle of last month, they achieved their goal by hitting water, although the amount of water available is still uncertain.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

La Quinta hotel project gets go ahead
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - A hotel project that has been on hold during Williams' water crisis will be able to proceed with construction under an agreement that it won't draw from the city's water supply for the time being.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Photo: Route 66 Inn gets a fresh start
Motel undergoing a complete renovation after long-term closure.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Williams 911: week of March 4
The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) -
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

One year after declaring a water crisis, Williams city officials continue to work on finding a permanent water supply
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - One year in and millions of dollars later, the city of Williams is still struggling to free itself from a water crisis that has frustrated residents, strained the city budget, and stalled several new construction projects.

But with the city working on two wells - one new and one old - and the possibility of new developments helping with water infrastructure, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

How has the water crisis affected local residents and business owners?
The News talked to local residents and business owners about how the city's yearlong water crisis has affected them.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Williams 911: week of Feb. 25
The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) -
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Williams theme park plan unveiled
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Amusement park rides, an adventure course, a wilderness area, an amphitheater, a hotel and spa and themed restaurants are all part of a proposed theme park plan for Williams.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Barbeque Festival up in smoke
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - After five years of losing money on the Northern Arizona Barbeque Festival, the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce has decided to call off this year's event.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Williams School officials hope instructional coach will boost student achievement
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - With the Williams Unified School District (WUSD) struggling to raise student performance in recent years, officials are hoping a new instructional coach can help move the district in the right direction.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015


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