Second accidental death reported in Grand Canyon National Park in 2019

Using the park helicopter and a technical rescue team, responding rangers located the body of a 70-year old female approximately 200 feet below the rim.

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Community calendar: week of April 24

Upcoming events in Williams and the surrounding areas.

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Construction continues at the Williams Health Clinic

Construction continues at the Williams Health Clinic.

Arizona Snowbowl to stay open into May

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The ski season isn't over yet, at least not for the Arizona Snowbowl.

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Williams music teacher wins Coconino County Teacher of the Year

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — About 400 students and staff lined the front walkway at Williams Elementary-Middle School April 18, holding signs and waving pom poms and streamers as they eagerly waited to greet their beloved teacher, Beverly Stearns, who was recently honored as the 2019 Coconino County Teacher of the Year.

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Prescribed burns to begin southeast of Williams

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Fire managers on the south zone of the Kaibab National Forest will begin springtime burning on both the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts beginning April 25 and will likely burn through the weekend and into the following week.

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Arizona joins 47 other states with cellphone-driving law

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona ended a decade of resistance to restrictions on using a cellphone while driving when Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law Monday outlawing holding a phone behind the wheel.

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Homemade ultralight aircraft crashes in Paulden

PAULDEN, Ariz. — The pilot of a small aircraft was found conscious with broken bones after his homemade ultralight crashed in Paulden April 11.

Game and Fish warn of possible rabies exposure as temperatures warm

PHOENIX — Spring has sprung, temperatures are trending upward and people and pets are on the move outdoors — that means potential exposure to rabies will be on the increase.

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Malzahn to face murder charges in Coconino County for Gorospe homicide

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Coconino County Attorney’s Office has announced it is charging Charlie Malzahn with the 2017 murder of Cathryn Gorospe.

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Flagstaff area National Monuments offer free entrance April 20

Sunset Crater Volcano, Walnut Canyon and Wupatki National Monuments, will celebrate National Park Week with free entrance April 20.

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Flagstaff Police search for stolen RV with dog inside

Flagstaff Police Department are looking for an RV that was stolen from the Flagstaff Medical Center parking lot April 15 at approximately 4:42 a.m.

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Culpepper and Merriweather Circus in Williams tonight, April 17

Culpepper and Merriweather Circus returns to Williams April 17.

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Wilding permits on sale now from Coconino National Forest

People wanting to collect live trees, known as wildings, from the Coconino National Forest may buy their permits beginning April 15 and collect the trees until May 10.

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Northern Arizona Shooting Ranges open ranges April 13

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona Shooting Range has announced all ranges opened to the public April 13, although winter hours will remain in effect until May.

Utility to try to switch Cholla coal power plant to wood

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s largest electricity utility plans to test whether a coal-fired plant can instead be fueled by wood chips from pine trees, a conversion that could keep part of the plant open and save jobs of some its workers.

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Flagstaff-area man accused of killing wife pleads not guilty

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Flagstaff-area man accused of fatally stabbing his wife last month has pleaded not guilty.

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Vendors wanted for Coconino County fair

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino County Parks & Recreation is accepting vendor applications for the 2019 Coconino County Fair, Aug. 30 – Sept. 2 at Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff.

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Young Life’s Lost Canyon closes in on land sale

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Young Life’s Lost Canyon is closer to completing a land sale that has been languishing in Washington for more than decade after President Donald Trump signed a historic federal lands package.

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Commission hears public comments on rule to ban predator contests

Public comment period open April 12 to May 12

On April 12, Arizona Game and Fish commissioners heard the first of what could be many public comments on a proposed rulemaking to prohibit coyote killing contests in Arizona.

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County Board of Supervisors supports Grand Canyon mining ban

During an April 2 work session, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors issued a resolution in support of a permanent ban on uranium mining around the Grand Canyon and its watershed.

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Community calendar: week of April 17

Upcoming events in Williams and the surrounding communities.

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City of Williams fills magistrate position at Municipal Court

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams City Council has selected a new magistrate for the city’s municipal court. Adam Zickerman, a Flagstaff attorney, was appointed unanimously by the council at its March 11 meeting.

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Murder charges dropped in infant’s death

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A second-degree murder charge has been dropped for a Williams man who was accused of killing his infant son in September 2017.

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WUSD to receive school bus through VW settlement

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Williams Unified School District, Ash Fork Unified School District and Maine Consolidated School will soon be receiving a new school buses.