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Women’s History Month: Bessie Kidd Best fights for rural education

Bessie Kidd Best was the superintendent of schools for Coconino County from 1929 until her retirement in 1969.

Finding the real facts about Food Stamps

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is more about helping people simply survive rather than leech off the government.

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Back in flight: Birds of Prey show returns to Bearizona

Despite snow flurries, about 15 people huddled on benches March 23 eager for the appearance of the first raptor at the popular Birds of Prey show at Bearizona.

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Ash Fork museum hosts Mary Colter living history; local archaeology talk

Those who are interested in local history or Southwestern architecture are invited to attend two free programs at the Ash Fork museum in the next few weeks.

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Students celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday (photo gallery)

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Williams Elementary-Middle School students participated in the 19th annual Read Across America Day March 2, which is also the 112th birthday of author Dr. Seuss.

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Grand Canyon Racing accepting registrations for Man vs. Machine race

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Registration has begun for the annual Man vs. Machine bike race. After two successful years in 2015 and 2016, Man vs. Machine bike race returns to Williams Sept. 30.

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Young Life prepares for annual Steak Dinner and Auction Mar. 26

Williams Young Life is selling tickets and accepting donations for the 12th annual Steak Dinner and Auction to be held at Lost Canyon March 26.

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Williams Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on fourth home

WILLIAMS, Ariz. —Williams Area Habitat for Humanity’s Board of Directors are ready to guide Habitat as it breaks ground on its fourth house.

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On the job: game warden balances wildlife protection, hunter safety

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Would you put your life on the line to save a wild animal? Arizona’s game wardens are asked to make this call as they resolve interactions and conflicts between wildlife and humans.

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Northern Arizona Astronomy: Earth sized exoplanets

An exoplanet, or extra-solar planet, is one that is located outside our solar system around other stars.

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New law bans teens from using cell phones while driving

Arizona lawmakers may finally be ready to impose some limits on driving and cellphone use — even if just slightly.

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Williams Alliance for the Arts continues support at schools

The art and music programs at Williams Unified School District (WUSD) continue to grow.

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Artist Jonathan LaBenne adds touch to new Bearizona restaurant

Anyone who has visited Bearizona is familiar with the intricate rock sculptures, carved signs and sculpted wildlife that are scattered throughout the property.

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Kaibab Forest to partipate in black history presentations

Pioneer Museum to host presentations on the history of northern Arizona's black community.

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Archaeology month begins at Kaibab National Forest

March is Archaeology Month, and the Kaibab National Forest has several free activities planned each week to mark the occasion.

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Williams fourth-grader places at Coconino Spelling Bee

The county’s top-spellers battled for spelling supremacy Feb. 11 at Coconino High School at the annual Coconino County Spelling Bee.

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Northern Arizona astronomy: The importance of being Sirius

The name Sirius comes from Ancient Greek meaning glowing.

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Business beat: Ten in One Tattoo

Jeff Arnett has opened Ten in One tattoo shop in Williams.

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Girls Scouts get to work on cookie sales

Williams Brownie Troop 2616 is selling Girl Scout cookies at Safeway. The cookie sale is the troop’s largest fundraiser for the year. They plan to use the money to go ice skating and take a field trip to Phoenix.

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Williams Senior Center ramps up activities for spring

Wii Bowling, 8-ball pool, Harkins Theatre trips and shopping in Flagstaff are just some of the activities organized by the Bill Williams Seniors at the Williams Senior Center.

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Homework Club’s a hit at Williams Elementary School

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The bell rings and students at Williams Elementary-Middle School stream down the halls and head toward the waiting buses or to the gym for after school sports, but a large group of students also gathers in the school cafeteria to begin their homework.

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Unexpected rise in visitor use at snowplay area has forest managers scrambling

WILLIAMS, Ariz, — Kaibab National Forest managers are scrambling to get ahead of a sudden influx of sledders at Oak Hill Snowplay area in Parks.

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Peaceful in the pines: Bearizona animals enjoy the snow (with video)

Bearizona animals enjoy the recent snow Jan. 20. The park received 24-30 inches of snow over the weekend.

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Featured artist: graphite pencil master Lisa Noble

Lisa Noble is a familiar face to many in Williams.

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New bag limits on Arizona trout fishing

The Arizona Game and Fish Department announced new fishing regulations that include a reduction in trout bag limits.

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