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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

New service could save Williams commuters money
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - It costs a lot to commute from Williams to Flagstaff everyday but carpooling, or vanpooling, could save daily commuters quite a bit of money.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Williams students find their rhythm at March 2 band concert
Williams students play in band concert March 2 at Williams Elementary-Middle School. Wendy Howell/WGCN
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Williams Alliance for the Arts brings photography classes to middle school
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Williams Alliance for the Arts (WAFTA) has teamed up with Williams Elementary-Middle School to support art and music in the schools. Williams Alliance for the
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Former Williams judge finds life changing alternatives for lower court offenders
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Fines, probation, community service. Those are the typical penalties that people associate with the lower court systems, but retired judge Bill Sutton has another vision.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Oh, the Places You'll Go: Williams schools celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday
Williams Elementary-Middle School students participated in the 18th annual Read Across America Day on March 2, which is also the 111th birthday of author Dr. Seuss. Middle school students read with elementary school students in the school's hallways and celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday by coming to school as their favorite Seuss character. Read Across America Day has grown into the nation's largest reading observance with more than 45 million participating. It is sponsored by the National Education Association, Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House. Ryan Williams/WGCN
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Northern Arizona astronomy: The Pleiades - a spectacular binocular object in the night sky
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The Pleiades is an interesting and beautiful grouping of stars in the constellation Taurus, the bull, and is easily observed in the evening sky from fall through spring.
Monday, March 7, 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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