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Williams 911: week of Feb. 20

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) — • Officers responded to a fight involving several subject on Route 66 in front of Canyon Club, subject separated no prosecutions desired by any party;

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Old West returns to Ben Avery Shooting Facility Feb. 18-24

It’s time to dust off those boots, pull that cowboy hat on straight and saddle up.

Summer ramada reservations available for County Parks

There are 11 ramadas at four County parks available for rent.

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Wet winter leads to floods, snow

The National Weather Service reported Williams received 10-14 inches of snow Feb. 18.

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Community calendar: week of Feb. 20

Upcoming events in and around Williams.

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Upgrades in the works for Grand Canyon Boulevard

City plans to continue other downtown road improvements this spring

L.P.’s Excavating has been awarded a contract with the city of Williams for improvements to Grand Canyon Boulevard.

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Trail runner recounts life-or-death fight with mountain lion

Through it all, the 31-year-old trail runner said, the cat remained eerily silent.

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Archaeology Month highlights Williams railroad, aviation history

Kaibab National Forest to continue decade-long tradition of presentations and outdoor excursions through March

Kaibab National Forest will continue its more than decade-long tradition of offering educational presentations and outdoor excursions in the Williams area as part of Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month.

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Editor recognized by AP News for coverage of Native American issues

Katherine Locke has had a busy six years.

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Flooding from storm runoff damages Coconino National Forest recreational sites

Coconino National Forest officials say recent flooding from storm runoff in the Sedona area of north-central Arizona damaged and closed campgrounds and day-use areas along creeks in the Red Rock Ranger District.

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Yabba Dabba Doo - Flintstones Bedrock City to be bird park

The sale of Flintstones Bedrock City, north of Williams, Arizona, officially closed Jan. 31.

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Flagstaff DPS dispatch center announces closure

The closure of the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s northern dispatch center is leaving many employees concerned.

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Man dies after testing ballistic vest; friend charged in death

Officials says the incident happened on the evening of Feb. 11 as 25-year-old Parker Ray Lynch and two male acquaintances were shooting together.

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Expert: Southwestern U.S. sees some drought relief

Drought conditions in much of the southwestern United States have improved because of surges of moisture over the last few months.

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City completes new mobile food vendor ordinance

The city of Williams is considering a new mobile food vendor ordinance after new state statutes loosened restrictions for food vendors across the state.

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Heavy snow expected Sunday and Monday in northern Arizona

The National Weather Service advises heavy snow is on the way for northern Arizona.

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Rain continues across northern Arizona, snow possible by Friday

Widespread rain continues across northern Arizona today. A Flood Watch remains in effect from noon today until Friday afternoon. The National Weather Service advises people to not cross flooded roadways.

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Arizona turns 107 on Valentine's Day

Arizona became a state on February 14, 1912, the last state in the continental U.S. to achieve statehood.

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Kaibab Forest to hold presentation during Black History Month

Kaibab National Forest archaeologist Margaret Hangan will present on the history of African Americans in northern Arizona Feb. 19.

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Plan for full closures of I-40 near Seligman beginning Feb. 10

The closure will be in place continuously from 9 p.m. Feb. 10, through 11 a.m. Feb. 15.

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: Nationwide crisis exacerbated by lack of reporting of cases

In 2016, the National Crime Information Center reported that there were 5,712 reports of missing Native women and girls. The U.S. Department of Justice’s federal missing persons database logged only 116.

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Williams Senior Center offers fellowship, community services and more

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Despite the blowing wind and swirling snow, there’s a lot of action going on at Williams Senior Center.

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Community calendar: week of Feb. 13

Upcoming events in Williams and surrounding communities.

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Region in brief: Prescott center honoring firefighters sees 15K visitors

Regional events in and around Arizona.

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Teacher fired at Williams High School

Student complaint of science teacher leads to police investigation

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Although no police charges have been filed, a teacher at Williams High School has been fired after a student reported being sexually harassed in a classroom.