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How dangerous is State Route 64?

Two recent accidents with multiple fatalities have shaken residents and travelers on State Route 64, but how bad is the highway when compared to other highways in the state?

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Williams 911: week of Jan. 24

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) - • Officers responded to female unresponsive on Grand Canyon Boulevard, elderly female passed away, natural causes; • Officers responded to theft on Third Street, turned out to be civil matter;

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Region in brief: week of Jan. 24

News and information from around the region.

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Arizona DACA recipients react to federal judge’s program decision

A federal judge’s late night decision on DACA stirred up mixed reactions from recipients in the Valley. One of them, Elizabeth Perez, said she did not consider the ruling as a complete breakthrough for the DACA community.

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Yavapai Consortium bringing high-speed internet to Ash Fork school district

More than 60 schools and libraries in Yavapai County will soon have faster internet access, thanks to a successful initiative by the Yavapai County Education Technology Consortium.

Arizona Community Foundation accepting scholarship applications

A single, online application matches students with more than 100 scholarship awards.

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AZGFD Operation Game Thief netted 76 wildlife violations in 2017

Poachers are criminals. If you talk to any of the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s wildlife managers, you’re likely to hear that phrase repeated as they go about their work as part biologist, part law enforcement officer.

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What’s safer, bottled water or tap water?

Some tap water might smell like chlorine. Or it looks a little cloudy. Or maybe it doesn’t taste quite right.

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Bigger paychecks coming soon

Many workers in Williams have already seen a boost in their paychecks with the increase in minimum wage in January, and most will see another increase in February with the adjustment to the IRS withholding tables.

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Grand Canyon to fully reopen after Congress passes stop-gap funding bill

With a deal to fund the government in sight, Grand Canyon National Park resumed normal operations Jan. 23, four days after the Jan. 19 deadline to pass a budget failed to get any traction.

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Gov. Ducey guarantees to keep Grand Canyon National Park open

Arizona officials on Friday guaranteed that Grand Canyon National Park will remain in full operation if Congress fails to pass a budget and a government shutdown ensues.

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Winter weather update 8:00 a.m. - Snow after midnight, 3-5" total

The National Weather Service is forecasting rain and/or snow showers after midnight Friday, Jan. 19 and continuing through early Sunday.

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Ducey focuses on education, opioids, wrong way drivers

Gov. Doug Ducey’s (R-Arizona) had several key points in his state of the state address Jan. 8.

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Gas leaks, car accidents, structural fires keep WFD hopping

Although temperatures remained mild throughout December, the Williams Fire Department (WFD) kept busy with an influx of holiday visitors and calls from local residents.

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Council selects engineer for city water plan

The city of Williams took the first step to creating the Williams Water Management Plan by selecting Woodson Engineering and Surveying, Inc. as the project contractor at the Jan. 11 city council meeting.

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Williams 911: week of Jan. 10 - 17

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) - • Officers conducted motorist assist on Ninth Street; • Officers assisted Lifeline on Tenth Street;

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Courage under fire: Williams police honored for quick action

In front of a packed council chamber full of community members, family and friends, four Williams Police Department officers were honored for their bravery while responding to a call for an armed suicidal subject in November 2017.

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Grand Canyon Distillery opens with high spirits

Lovers of craft spirits have a reason to raise a toast — the owner of Grand Canyon Brewing Company has expanded his operation and opened a distillery to make artisanal liquors.

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Williams Event Huddle set for Jan. 22

The third annual Event Huddle is coming to Williams Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Williams Recreation Center.

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Grand Canyon National Park celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with free entry

Fee-free applies to park entrance only and doesn't affect camping reservations, tours and concessions

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Grand Canyon National Park visitors can get into the park free Jan. 18.

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1 to 3 inches of snow predicted for elevations above 6,000 feet

Expect light snow accumulations generally around 1 to 3 inches with slick roads possible through Wednesday morning.

Williams Ranger District plans small pile burns Jan. 10

Fire managers on the Williams Ranger District are planning to burn two small units of slash piles totaling 16 acres Jan. 10.

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Region in brief: week of Jan. 10

Region in brief: week of Jan. 10

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Yavapai County Deputy rescues injured owl, assists with release near Ash Fork

One of the more unlikely sights a Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputy might encounter while patrolling a remote part of the county is a bird of prey entangled in a barbed-wire fence.

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