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Buchanan resigns from city manager position
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Williams City Manager Brandon Buchanan resigned after four years at the helm of city operations and has accepted a position as city manager of Woodinville, Washington. Williams City Council members accepted his resignation in a special session Jan. 25.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Williams School District looks to update learning technology
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - A roomful of students silently work on their classroom computers while their teacher plans the next lesson.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Williams Elementary-Middle School offers reteach and enrichment classes
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Your daughter is getting over a cold and is struggling to stay focused on her teacher's lesson on fractional measurements. Now, instead of her teachers moving on without her, she is getting a second chance with a new program at Williams Elementary-Middle School (WEMS.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Williams 911: week of Feb. 3
The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) -

• Officers found a woman at a local convenience store after a disturbance who had been reported missing from a group home in Phoenix, the group home transported the woman back to Phoenix.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Missing man found dead near Williams
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - According to the Williams Police Department, the body of a missing 46-year-old man was found near Williams Jan. 21.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

City of Williams reworks snow plow plan just in time for next storm
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Where snow should be plowed in Williams - to the side of the street or in berms down the middle - was discussed during a special meeting of community members and city staff Jan. 19.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Around Williams: Week of Feb. 3
Around Williams: Week of Feb. 3
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Williams schools dig into Beyond Textbooks curriculum
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Teachers and administrators at Williams' schools are preparing for the spring AzMerit testing in March with a few changes in curriculum and its implementation in the classroom.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Event Huddle provides networking and brainstorming event for local organizations
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Dedicated Williams community members braved the snow Jan. 14 to gather and brainstorm about future events and activities for 2016.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Williams High School Vikings put together eight wins in a row, ranked tenth in division
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The Vikings earned their eighth straight basketball win Jan. 22 with a 94-5 win against Shonto Prep and advanced to number 10 in their Division.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Around Williams: Week of Jan. 27
Around Williams: Week of Jan. 20
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

City officials: $1 million needed to get Sweetwater Well up and running
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Although drilling work is complete on the Sweetwater Well in Williams, city officials are still working to get the well operational. City council members approved an application to the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority (WIFA) Jan. 14.






Tuesday, January 19, 2016

New Mothers of Preschoolers group starts Jan. 21 in Williams
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Motherhood is a crazy, joyful, hectic and sometimes isolating ride through life. A group of local moms know this and hope to help other moms connect through a new Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group in Williams.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Plowed in: New snow plowing plan surprises Williams residents
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - City council members and city staff fielded numerous calls and complaints last week after city officials implemented a new snow removal method during Williams' first large snowfall of the season Jan. 4 - 8.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Williams 911: Week of Jan. 20
Williams 911: Week of Jan. 20
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Women in Wildland Fire Boot Camp set for March
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The USDA Forest Service, Southwest Region, seeks a small group of career-focused women to be on-call wildland fire fighters for the 2016 fire season. Application deadline is Feb. 5. Training takes place mid-March.
Monday, January 18, 2016

El Nino ramps up, set to be one of strongest winters on record
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - According to the National Weather Service (NWS) Climate Prediction Center, this year's El Niño is on pace to become one of the strongest such events on record,
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

City officials OK $500,000 state grant for railroad museum
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - City council members showed their continued support of a railroad museum in Williams when they accepted a $500,000 grant from the state of Arizona during their Dec. 17 meeting.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Ch, ch, ch, chilly! Snowstorm drops temperatures and 27 inches of snow
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Many students and residents were able to extend their holiday break when a week-long winter storm that produced several feet of snow passed through the area causing schools to cancel classes, businesses to close and employees to be sent home.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Williams 911: Week of Jan. 13
Williams 911: Week of Jan. 13
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Around Williams: Week of Jan. 13
Around Williams: Week of Jan. 13
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Williams City Hall remodel adds utility billing office
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - City managers are continuing to upgrade the city utility systems and billing processes. With installation of new water meters complete, city workers are remodeling city hall and creating a new utility office.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Cold spell settles over Williams
Temperatures were in the teens from Christmas Day past New Year's in Williams. Dogtown Lake and many other northern Arizona lakes completely froze over but thousands of visitors still made it to Flagstaff, Williams and the Grand Canyon.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Carl Fuller named new Coconino County Road Supervisor
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Coconino County Public Works has selected Carl Fuller of Williams as the department's new Road Maintenance Superintendent.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Parenting workshops available Jan. 13-17 in Ash Fork
ASH FORK - A free series of parenting workshops in Ash Fork designed to help parents understand their child's developmental needs and provide parents and caregivers with effective ways to communicate is open for registration.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016


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