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Community calendar: week of Dec. 12

Community calendar: week of Dec. 12

Region in brief: Week of Dec. 12

Region in brief: Week of Dec. 12

U.S. starts to withdraw troops from border

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. this week will begin withdrawing many of the active duty troops sent to the border with Mexico by President Donald Trump just before the midterm election in response to a caravan of Central American migrants, U.S. officials said.

Cottonwood employee gets probation for water tampering

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. — A former Cottonwood foreman accused of forging drinking water test results was given a suspended sentence Nov. 26 in Yavapai County Superior Court.

Deceased NAU student last seen walking alone

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Friends of a Northern Arizona University student who died this week say he was last seen walking alone after being told to leave a bar in downtown Flagstaff.

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Lessons, carols and St. John's choir wrap up final Advent concert

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The final concert for the 2018 advent series wraps up Dec. 16 with carols, a cellist and music from the St. John’s choir.

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Police department and Lions Club host toy drives

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams Police Department and Williams Lions Club are hosting toy drives that offer assistance to local families.

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Williams Transfer Station: Recycle changes in the future?

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Following a ban on certain plastics by China earlier this year, there has been uncertainty on if or how recycle in Williams will be affected.

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Forest Service responds to criticism about logging of old growth trees near Pinetop

PINETOP, Ariz. — “I try to be a straight shooter.”

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Coconino County seeks input on Williams Pre-Disaster plan

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Coconino County is seeking input on a draft of the new Williams Pre-disaster Plan.

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Attorneys: DPS at fault in wrong-way driver crash

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Attorneys for a wrong-way driver say an Arizona Department of Public Safety sergeant who used his vehicle as a traffic break is to blame for a crash on Interstate 40 that sent both of them to the hospital.

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Pile burning continues north of Parks

Fire crews will continue burning piles at numerous locations across the Kaibab National Forest today.

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Rain and high elevation snow expected Thursday

The National Weather Service in Bellemont is predicting winter weather Dec. 6-7.

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Williams 911: week of Dec. 12

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) — • Officers responded to speeders on Homestead Avenue; • Officers assisted Lifeline on Rodeo Road;

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Kaibab National Forest offices closed Dec. 5 in recognition of National Day of Mourning

Kaibab National Forest offices will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in recognition of the National Day of Mourning honoring President George H. W. Bush.

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Ratchet and clank: Williams Elementary-Middle School embarks on new robotics program

Its 3:45 p.m. and the halls at Williams Elementary-Middle School are empty.

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Route 66 Historic Trail bill garners support in Senate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new proposal moving through Congress seeks to designate Route 66, the highway that connected Chicago to Los Angeles and was once an economic driver for small towns across a post-World War II United States, as a National Historic Trail.

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Williams Community Holiday Dinner set for Dec. 9

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Although Thanksgiving has passed, people can enjoy another festive meal at the 16th annual Community Holiday Dinner Dec. 9.

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WIFA closes on $2.5 mil loan for Williams water pipeline

PHOENIX — The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona (WIFA) announced Dec. 3 it has closed a $2.5 million loan to the city of Williams for the design and environmental review of its Dogtown Transmission Line project.

I-40 ramp to State Route 64 closed Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 11-12

Travel delays expected while crews perform paving work

Northern Arizona motorists on Interstate 40 near Williams, should expect ramp closures at Grand Canyon Boulevard (exit 164) and State Route 64 (exit 165) during daytime hours for paving work on Dec. 4-5 and Dec. 10-11.

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All in a day's work: Water hauler tackles fire

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Commercial water hauler Brian Predmore woke up prepared to do a little accounting and maybe deliver a few loads of water to his residential customers, but little did he know he would add firefighting to his duties that Tuesday morning.

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Community calendar: week of Dec. 5

Upcoming events in and around Williams.

Ex-Cottonwood employee pleads guilty

A former employee with the city of Cottonwood has been sentenced to three years of probation and 60 days of deferred jail time for criminal damage.

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Parks man arrested for bank robbery

Joseph Wild, 28, of Parks, Arizona was arrested Nov. 28 in connection with the armed robbery of the Chase Bank, 1400 block of South Milton in Flagstaff.

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Third Advent concert to be toe-tapping folk-style event

St. John’s Episcopal-Lutheran Church invites every one of all ages in the Williams community, surrounding communities, along with visitors to northern Arizona, to enjoy the third free public concert of the Advent season Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

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