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Williams 911: week of June 20

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) — • Officers responded to a disturbance on 2nd Street and Route 66 in which an intoxicated man was causing issues in a local business. The man was removed by officers;

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Williams fire responds to multiple calls in May

Williams Fire Department (WFD) Chief Jimmy Walker (retired) will be included in a memorial bell ceremony to be conducted during the opening ceremonies of the 45th annual Arizona State Fire School September 6.

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Human skull in Verde River believed to be historical remains

The Yavapai County Medical Examiner has determined the skull found in the Verde River at the Tuzigoot River Access Point June 4 to be historical remains.

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ADOT to keep Seligman accessible during I-40 bridge construction

Connection with Interstate 40 is the lifeblood of a Historic Route 66 town like Seligman, where many tourists drop in for a taste of those neon-lit days gone by.

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Resident hailed as hero for halting grass fire in Parks

A 74-year-old Parks resident is being hailed as a hero by his neighbors after singlehandedly putting out a grass fire that threatened homes.

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Ban on recycled plastic not affecting Williams – yet; changes coming soon

For now, a recent ban on some plastic recycling for the city of Flagstaff that went into effect June 1 will not affect plastic recycling in Williams.

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City halts firework show; festivities and parade still on for Fourth of July

Williams’ Fourth of July festivities will continue with the community’s tradition of family-oriented, patriotic fun for the nation’s birthday, however, this year will be without the fireworks that people enjoyed last year after a 10-year hiatus.

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Construction projects continue on I-40 between Williams and Flagstaff

It’s been over a year ago since local automotive shops repaired more than 150 blown tires in a 60-day span caused by potholes on Interstate 40.

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Injured climber rescued at Sycamore Canyon

A quiet Sunday in Williams changed quickly when a rock climber was injured and needed rescue in Sycamore Canyon June 10.

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Few candidates file for mayor and council seats

Just one candidate filed paperwork for open seats on the Williams City Council.

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Trial date approaching for Dimuria case

Just over a year since a Williams couple was found dead in their home, the man accused of killing the couple is close to going to trial.

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Despite rain, fire restrictions and closure remain in effect on Kaibab National Forest

While the Kaibab National Forest received some rain over the weekend, forest managers would like to remind visitors that fire danger levels continue to be elevated and that Stage II fire restrictions as well as an area closure of the Bill Williams Mountain watershed will remain in place until much more significant and widespread precipitation is received.

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Community calendar: week of June 13

Community calendar: Week of June 13

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Kaibab Forest Campground interpretive programs

Kaibab Forest Campground interpretive programs

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As forests close, Flagstaff opens first indoor shooting range

As the Coconino National Forest goes into fire restrictions that limits activity in the woods, Flagstaff’s first indoor shooting range, Timberline Firearms & Training, is welcoming sport shooting enthusiasts of all abilities.

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Williams 911: week of June 13

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) — • Officers responded to suspicious person on Third Street; • Officers assisted Lifeline on Route 66;

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Cowpuncher's Reunion Rodeo returns to Williams June 15-17

June 15-17 marks the 40th anniversary of the annual Cowpuncher's Reunion Rodeo, put on by the Arizona Cowpuncher's Rodeo Association (ACRA).

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I-40 construction impacts: Who's responsible for 51 Road?

With road construction on I-40, 51 Road, which runs horizontal to I-40, has seen a steady influx of traffic — more than the dirt road was meant to handle. With this increase, the dirt road has become a mine field of washboards and potholes.

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Above normal fire potential continues

In May, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke hosted a fire briefing for members of Congress at the U.S. Department of Agriculture to highlight the importance of inter-departmental collaboration to increase firefighter, public and community safety.

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Getting the drop on wildfires: Kaibab Forest helitack gets a jump on wildfire season

A yellow Bell 407 helicopter rests on the ground in an open valley surrounded by dense ponderosa trees. A few green trucks are parked outside, but the area is quiet and still except for a bright orange windsock waving in the wind.

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Rezoning approved for new Marriott Hotel in Williams

A new 100-room Marriott Hotel may be coming to Williams in the near future after the Williams City Council passed an ordinance to amend property on west Route 66 from multi-family residential to central business district.

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Muddying the waters: Williams tackles aging water lines

The Williams City Council approved the city’s new Water Master Plan at its May 24 meeting and subsequently authorized the application for a $15 million loan to begin tackling water system deficiencies identified in the plan.

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Williams 911: week of June 6

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) — • Officers arrested a male for driving suspended on Railroad Avenue; • Officers responded to javelin’s causing issues on Slagel, they ran back into woods;

Merit-based system considered for Coconino County judges

Officials in a northern Arizona county are considering asking voters to implement a merit-based system for selecting the county's five superior court judges.

Man gets 4 years in prison for ammo smuggling into Mexico

A California man was sentenced to four years in prison for his convictions in a scheme nearly two years ago to smuggle ammunition and rifle magazines from Arizona into Mexico.

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