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Traffic shift on I-40 west of Williams begins

Drivers can plan for single lane access as construction resumes

The Arizona Department of Transportation is advising drivers traveling on Interstate 40 west of Williams to expect delays as traffic will be shifted onto roadway crossovers beginning Friday, May 4.

Gila County and Tonto National Forest implement Stage 2 fire restrictions

Drought conditions, warm temperatures, and increasing fire danger have prompted officials to implement Stage 2 fire restrictions for the Tonto National Forest beginning April 18. Fire-causing activities are prohibited across the entire Tonto National Forest.

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Coconino County enacts Stage 1 fire restrictions below Mogollon Rim

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors enacted the Wildfire Defense Ordinance Stage 1 fire restrictions, for Coconino County, below the Mogollon Rim, during the regular board meeting April 17.

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Fire restrictions begin for Cottonwood, Prescott National Forest and Yavapai County

Strong winds, low humidity and drought: fires in the southwest desert now have the potential to spread swiftly, according to the U.S. National Weather Service.

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Police investigate threat at Williams High School

Williams Police Department investigated a report March 29 of two students who were overheard making threats at Williams High School.

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Williams 911: week of April 18

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) — • Officers responded to an assault at local hotel, female arrested for assault; • Officers assisted Lifeline on Ninth Street;

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Arizona teachers call strike vote despite raise plan

Arizona teachers who have pushed for big raises and an increase in school funding say Gov. Doug Ducey’s teacher raise proposal falls short and they’re moving to take a strike vote.

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Region in brief: Week of April 18

Region in brief: Week of April 18

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Arizona Highways license plate raises $3M for magazine

The iconic Arizona Highways magazine is known as much for its award-winning photographs of Arizona’s beautiful landscape as for its stories of Arizona history and landmarks.

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Logging truck traffic to increase on Spring Valley in Parks, continues through summer

With the return of spring weather, log trucks will again be able to access and remove trees, chips and other material from the 1,039-acre Community Tank Timber Sale area north of the Parks community where forest restoration work has occurred since last fall.

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Drought continues to expand across American Southwest

Drought is stiffening its hold across the American Southwest as extreme conditions spread from Oklahoma to Utah.

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Fuelwood permits for Williams, Tusayan Ranger Districts on sale

Free-use permits may also be available on each district

The Kaibab National Forest will offer firewood cutting permits for the 2018 firewood season beginning April 16 for the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts and May 1 for the North Kaibab Ranger District.

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Texas man attempts suicide near railroad tracks

A Texas man has passed away after attempting suicide by lighting himself on fire near the Grand Canyon Railway tracks north of Williams April 9.

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Glendale man awarded $24.1 million for 2011 helicopter crash near Valle

A Phoenix jury recently awarded Glendale resident Jeffrey Boatman more than $24 million in a settlement stemming from a 2011 helicopter crash just west of Valle.

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National parks, including Grand Canyon, to raise fees by $5, not $40

The Interior Department is increasing fees at the most popular national parks to $35 per vehicle, backing down from an earlier plan that would have forced visitors to pay $70 per vehicle to visit the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and other iconic parks.

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Warnings issued for hazardous weather conditions in Arizona

Hazardous weather conditions are expected across much of Arizona today.

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Williams 911: week of April 11

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) — • Officers took delayed report of theft at local hotel of medication; • Officers took report of private property accident at Love’s Travel Stop;

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Lane closure on I-17 south of Cordes Junction begins April 12

ADOT advises drivers to plan for a lane closure on southbound Interstate 17 south of Cordes Junction between milepost 261 and milepost 260 for guardrail repair.

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Community impact grant applications now available from UniSource Energy

UniSource Energy Services (UES) will award $80,000 in Community Impact Grants this year to help local nonprofit groups provide educational, environmental and limited-income assistance programs. Coconino County eligible for $15,000 in grants.

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Bearizona competing for USA Today's Best Wildlife Parks

Bearizona is one of 20 wildlife parks to be nominated for USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

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Moonset Pit to remain closed through 2018 for renovations

Moonset Pit, which provides a location for the disposal of natural forest debris to nearby communities, will undergo an expansion project later this month.

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Williams' Durant and Kowalski finalists for Coconino teacher awards

Two Williams teachers have been selected as finalists for the Coconino County Teacher of the Year awards. Williams Elementary-Middle School (WEMS) kindergarten teacher Louise Durant and Williams High School math teacher Catherine Kowalski were selected as finalists.

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New Pac mill under fire with city of Williams

New Pac Fibre Mill has a court summons by the city of Williams after being cited for seven violations March 20. The mill has until April 30 to come into compliance with the violations.

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Williams and Grand Canyon area under red flag warning April 11-12

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a red flag warning for most of northern Arizona, including the Williams and Grand Canyon areas.

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Blue pinwheels give voice to children who have died from abuse

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month and North Country HealthCare is going blue for kids. The clinic is part of the Pinwheels for Hope campaign to shed light on child abuse in Arizona.

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