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Reopening of Dairy Queen marks spring in Williams

Dairy Queen opens for the season in Williams.

Lemonade declared state drink in Arizona

PHOENIX — Margaritas may be the drink of the Southwest, but state senators rejected a bid April 10 to have it declared the “official’’ state drink in favor of something with a little less kick — lemonade.

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Williams Aquatic Center to open May 25; Summer Rec kicks-off June 3

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Williams Aquatic Center is offering more than just swimming lessons this year. Students will have the opportunity to sign up for a junior lifeguard program and Little Mermaid Club starting May 1.

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BLM hosts wild horse and burro adoption April 19-22

Chino Valley event features horse and burro training demonstrations by Florence inmates

The event takes place at the Yavapai Humane Society Equine Center, 3731 N Road 1 W, Chino Valley, Arizona.

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77-year-old Chicago grandmother bicycles across U.S., stops in Williams

Carol Zemola Garsee, a 77-year-old grandmother from Chicago, arrived by bicycle in Williams, April 7. It was her 54th day on a bicycle journey across the United States.

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Clown brings circus to Rec Center

A clown from the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus visits the Williams Rec Center April 5 to give children a preview of the show.

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W.A.A.G clinic vaccinates more than 150 animals

The annual rabies vaccination clinic vaccinated 154 dogs and cats this year.

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Middle school photographers' work on display at The Gallery in Williams in April

Eighth grade students at Williams Middle School have completed a project entitled “Identity through Photography.”

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Arboretum at Flagstaff opens April 15; offers daily tours

Arboretum at Flagstaff will open for the 2019 season on April 15.

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Bearizona offers tourism open house April 13-14

Bearizona will offer a tourism open house — one free carload admission for tourism employees April 13 -14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Williams and Flagstaff spring fishing forecast

March 20 marked the first day of spring, and with spring in the air it’s time to get a strategy for some Arizona fishing.

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Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop April 12-14

Attention adult women. Did you ever want to learn how to shoot skeet, or paddle a kayak? Would you like to learn how to present a fly to rising trout?

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North Kaibab fire personnel gear up for wildfire season

Fire personnel on the North Kaibab Ranger District are gearing up for wildfire season with water tender training near the North Rim.

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Archaeology Month: Williams railroad history presentation March 20

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Kaibab National Forest continues to celebrate Archaeology Month with evening programs and hikes in the Williams area.

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Northern Arizona Astronomy: astronomical observing, comparing the camera and the eye

As with any science, astronomers must be knowledgeable of the equipment they are using.

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Preserving the past: Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona celebrates 32 years

The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona celebrates its 32nd anniversary on the Mother Road this year. The non-profit organization works to preserve, promote and protect Route 66 across Arizona.

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Kids got talent: WEMS hosts talent show

Williams Elementary-Middle School held a talent show Feb. 28. Students performed skits, danced, sang, played instruments and more.

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St. John's Episcopal-Lutheran Church begins Lenten soup and movie series

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — St. John’s Episcopal-Lutheran Church in Williams invites the public to share a homemade soup dinner with a movie, beginning March 7 at 6 p.m. in Walker Hall as part of a new Lenten series program.

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Abuse workshop seeks to support victims of violence

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Abuse does not discriminate. Men, women, children, rich or poor, young or old, there is no one group who has not been impacted by abuse.

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Shutdown won't stop it: Grand Canyon celebrates 100 years Native style

This is the year to GO GRAND as the National Park Service celebrates the Grand Canyon National Park’s centennial.

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Young Life Steak Dinner and Auction March 3

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Williams Young Life is selling tickets and accepting donations for the 14th annual Steak Dinner and Auction to be held at Lost Canyon March 3.

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Home Town Hero street signs honor local veterans

The Matthew James Broehm VFW Auxiliary Post 12128 has completed its Home Town Heroes street sign community project.

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Living a bullrider’s dream: Williams' Wyatt Kraft competes in Las Vegas

Kraft aims for a second go around at 2019 Jr. World Rodeo

Every kid has a dream. Riding bulls and competing in rodeos is Wyatt Kraft’s dream.

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The Iron Horse once again gallops to the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Railway announces 2019 Steam Engine schedule

One place where romantics, rail enthusiasts and younger generations can learn, hear, see, smell and feel the majesty of the Iron Horse is on the Grand Canyon Railway in Arizona.