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38th annual Cowpunchers Reunion rodeo returns to Williams
Ranchers and other cowboys rolled into town June 17-19 for the 38th annual Cowpunchers Reunion rodeo.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ash Fork students earn Electric Utility Tech certificates from Yavapai College
ASH FORK, Ariz. - Juan Ayala and his fellow Ash Fork High School classmate Conner Maketa, received Electric Utility Technology certificates from Yavapai College May 7.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Train Day celebration rolls into Williams June 18
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - People can celebrate the history of the railroad industry this weekend at Williams Train Days. The event takes place at the Grand Canyon Railway June 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Northern Arizona astronomy: Mars, myth and misinformation
Have you seen that very bright orangey thing up in the sky at night? That is the planet Mars which, on May 22, just passed its biennial closest approach to Earth, known as opposition.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Glamorous camping or 'glamping' comes to Williams
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The most glamorous camping experience in the Southwest is coming to Williams in July. Surrounded by looming Ponderosa pines and just an hour south of Grand Canyon National Park, the extravagant Grand Canyon Under Canvas camping resort is nestled among some of the finest forest in the Southwest.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A bounty of fresh produce options available in Williams
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Despite living in a small town, Williams residents have a choice of where to get fresh produce besides the grocery stores.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Two events honor vets this Memorial Day weekend
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Williams residents and visitors have several opportunities to honor veterans this Memorial Day weekend with a community celebration and memorial service.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Williams Elementary-Middle School teachers gear up for KinderCamp
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Most teachers are winding down the school year and making vacation plans, but a few teachers at Williams Elementary-Middle School (WEMS) are gearing up for a month of learning and fun this June with KinderCamp.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hopping into summer: Heritage School students enjoy a field day
Heritage School students celebrated the end of the school year with a field day May 19 at Cureton Park. Students participated in sack races, three-legged races, jump roping, water balloon tosses and a picnic.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Spring Community Kite Festival back for seventh year at Cureton Park
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Kites of all shapes and sizes will take to the skies Saturday as part of the Spring Community Kite Festival.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Flag Project joins forces with Nation of Patriots
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The Williams Fire Department (WFD) and Williams Mayor John Moore are teaming up with the Nation of Patriots in hopes of having a U.S. flag flying in front of every home and business in Williams prior to the annual ride across America beginning May 29.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Civitan on 66 reopens as boutique
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Fans of the original Civitan Store should be pleased with the redesign and reopening of the store on Route 66 April 15.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Ash Fork school chosen as showcase school for character training
ASH FORK, Ariz. -Administrators at Ash Fork Joint Unified School District (AFJUSD) have made significant strides in transforming the previously low performing school into one of the top schools in the state and, according to Superintendent Seth Staples, much of that has to do with character training.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Northern Arizona astronomy: Mercury travels across sky May 9
Mercury is the smallest and closest planet to the sun. It has a density similar to that of Earth, but with a diameter about one third of Earth's.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Culinary Arts students win scholarships at Skills USA competition
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Williams High School culinary students took home honors and scholarships at the SkillsUSA Arizona Championships March 29-30 in Phoenix.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Williams High School alumni dance and dinner coming April 29
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Williams High School alumni have a chance to relive their high school memories at a dance and dinner April 29 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the high school.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

North Country HealthCare to host workshop on advance healthcare decisions
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Fit and healthy adults often give little thought to illness and injury. When everything is going well, it is easy to forget about aging.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Business Beat: Route 66 Smoke Shoppe opens next to Sultana
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Main Street in Williams has another new neighbor as the Route 66 Smoke Shoppe settles in next to the Sultana Theatre.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Business Beat: Week of Oct. 12, 2011 - Eatery offers 'big town' sandwich
WILLIAMS, Ariz. -Every morning, Big Town Hero owners Nimo Patel and his wife Shital rise before the sun to bake fresh bread made from scratch, ensuring their sandwiches are of the highest quality.

Located on 618 West Route 66, across from Dairy Queen, Oregon-based sandwich franchise Big Town Hero is the newest business in town. The sandwich shop boasts great prices for a wide variety of hot paninis and subs, basic sandwiches, salads and side options, all made with the freshest ingredients.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Local poet excels in international contest
WILLIAMS - Nowadays, almost everyone logs on to Facebook religiously, but in doing so probably doesn't expect a unique opportunity to showcase their talent.

Not the case with Williams High School student A.J. Minor.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011


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