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Flash Flood Watch in effect for much of northern Arizona July 24

Flash Flood Watch in effect for much of northern Arizona July 24

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Flash Flood Warning issued for Coconino County until 4:15

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Coconino County. The flash flood warning was issued from 1:19 p.m. MST until 4:15 p.m. for July 23.

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Williams 911: week of July 26

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) - • Officers responded to an assault on Railroad Avenue, victim would not prosecute;

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New development merges country lifestyle with city convenience

With rising housing prices and a low inventory of homes, it shouldn’t be surprising that parcels of land in the Williams area are beginning to sell.

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Fire restrictions lifted on Coconino and Kaibab National Forests

After significant widespread rain helped decrease fire danger, all of Coconino and Kaibab National Forests in northern Arizona have lifted all campfire and smoking restrictions.

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City continues to address water storage concerns

Williams City Council is moving forward in its efforts to provide more water storage in the city by asking water engineering firm Hazen and Sawyer to evaluate the 100-year old Tabor Street tank and other components of city’s water system.

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How the leopard (frog) lost its spot

Once rich in numbers, the northern leopard frog is facing possible extinction in the western United States.

Once widely distributed throughout the United States and Canada and often found on high school biology dissection trays, the northern leopard frog (Lithobates pipiens) is facing a rapid decline in population in Arizona and other western states.

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AzMerit scores to be released to parents

Parents of Williams Unified School District students will get the AzMERIT assessment at student registration July 18-19 or by mail.

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Flash flood warning July 17 for Williams

Flash flood warning northern Arizona

New 911 text service helps people with disabilities get faster emergency response

It’s dark. You’re hiding in your closet. Someone just broke in and you’re alone. You can’t call police because you don’t want the intruder to know where you are. You need to send a text.

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Kids Count report: Arizona ranks 46th in U.S. in child education, health and family

Arizona ranks among the five worst states for children’s well being in education, health, economics and family and community matters, according to the Kids Count annual report.

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Wildfire fallout: Displaced fawns relocated to Williams

Four fawns rescued from the Goodwin Fire were relocated to the Grand Canyon Deer Farm and Zoo the first week of July.

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Northern Arizona air quality in question after smoky summer

Northern Arizona has a reputation for producing crisp mountain air and some of the best high altitude hiking. But all that goes out the window when the forest catches fire and the air is filled with smoke.

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Williams home values rebound

Median home sale prices climb back to prerecession levels

Looking at data on the housing market in Williams is like looking at a topographic map of the Grand Canyon. Over a 10 year period, prices have gone from the top of the Bright Angel Trail to Phantom Ranch and back.

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Suspected arsonist allegedly shoots at fire official

Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is searching for the suspect in a shooting in the Forest Lakes area of Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.

Missing two-year old child located in forest

A two-year old boy is back safely with his family after wandering away from a campsite June 28.

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Williams council passes city budget

The Williams City Council unanimously adopted a $21.2 million budget for the 2018 fiscal year during a public meeting June 22.

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Prop 206: Paid sick leave takes effect

In November 2016, Arizona voters passed Proposition 206, which increases Arizona’s minimum wage to $10 per hour and requires Arizona employers to provide paid sick time to all employees.

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Community steps up to revive Williams’ food pantry

When the Williams Food Bank closed in April, after 13 years in operation, the 250 families served each month were left in limbo.

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Nation of Patriots returns to Williams July 13

The annual Nation of Patriots Tour returns to Williams July 13 for the national passing the flag event.

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Efforts on Goodwin Fire improve to 75% contained; forest closure reduced

Walker, Potato Patch evac orders could be lifted soon

Containment of the Goodwin Fire grew Sunday to 75 percent on 27,541 acres, Prescott National Forest officials reported.

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Williams church news: week of July 5

Church news for the Williams area.

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Williams 911: week of July 5

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) - • Officers responded to shoplift on Route 66, male arrested for shoplifting;

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Updated July 3 - Evacuations lifted for Goodwin Fire

The Goodwin Fire was reported on June 24 at 4 p.m. southwest of Mayer in the Bradshaw Ranger District of Prescott National Forest.

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Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo draws a crowd

The annual Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo returned to Williams June 16.

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