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Arizona Nordic Village discounting season passes

General Manager Evan Reimondo says price cuts have been made across all season pass categories.

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Arizona Game and Fish accepting applications for Heritage Fund grants

Application deadline Oct. 31 for $380,000 in grants

Grant funding will be available through a competitive application process.

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Virtual reality used to highlight uranium contamination

Activists are using virtual reality technology to focus on areas of the Navajo Nation affected by uranium contamination.

63-year-old inmate in Coconino County jail dies

An inmate at a Coconino County jail has died.

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Input sought from elk hunters to help guide management of state's herds

Harvest a bull in Game Management Units 1, 9, 10 or 23? Send a tooth

AZGFD’s goal is to receive a completed questionnaire from each hunter who was issued a hunt permit-tag, whether or not that hunter harvested an elk or participated in a hunt.

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Volunteers sought to help spotlight endangered black-footed ferrets Oct. 17-21

Survey results shine light on recovery effort

Volunteers must have the ability to stay attentive from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while spotlighting for black-footed ferrets and use, or learn how to use, a Global Positioning System (GPS).

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Grant to provide funding for new after-school program at WEMS

‘There are needs — the kids feel safe here’

Williams Elementary-Middle School is getting a large boost for it’s after-school program after recently being awarded a $120,000 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant.

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Community clean-up set for Sept. 21

It’s that time again, the fall Community Cleanup Day takes place Sept. 21 in the Williams Visitor Center parking lot, 200 Railroad Ave.

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Semi-trailer fire brings I-40 to a screeching halt

Fire units responded to a fully engulfed semi-trailer Sept. 12 around 7:09 p.m. at milepost 146 westbound on Interstate 40.

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Free entry Sept. 28 at Grand Canyon for public lands day, naturalization ceremony to be held

National Fossil Day and the 26th anniversary of National Public Lands Day will be celebrated Sept. 28 at Grand Canyon National Park.

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Northern Arizona organizations unite to preserve cultural artifacts

Historians, archivists and librarians in northern Arizona are teaming up to protect artifacts in the event a disaster.

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Williams’ new city manager takes helm

Chase Waggoner takes position after more than one year vacancy

After nearly a year and a half without a permanent city manager, Williams City Council hired Chase Waggoner, who comes from the Midwest.

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New rules expand hunting on most national wildlife refuges in Arizona

Hunting groups are applauding new federal rules creating longer seasons, extended hours and expanded methods for hunting and taking different types of game on national wildlife refuges.

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Williams 911 report

Officers responded to an alarm on Grand Canyon Boulevard; Officers assisted Lifeline on Sheridan Avenue;

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Community calendar: week of Sept. 18

Upcoming events in and around Williams.

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Tip leads to arrest of 2 fugitives who escaped prison van

PHOENIX (AP) — Sixteen days of chasing countless leads about husband and wife fugitives who escaped a prison transport van taking them to face allegations of killing a man ended when a tip led authorities to a house in a remote Arizona community.

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Burnout operations on Whiskey Fire producing heavy smoke

COCONINO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. – Smoke settled into Williams, Flagstaff, Sedona and west toward Kingman last night as the Whiskey Fire grew to 3,500 acres. Firefighters conducted firing operations the USFS said were vital to secure fire containment lines.

Judge sentences smugglers who planted drugs in vehicles in Nogales

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge who says he repeatedly heard defendants over the years deny knowledge of drugs found in their cars says that the despicable conduct of three leaders of a smuggling ring now makes him wonder whether the denials were true.

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Fire investigators: Museum Fire caused by forest thinning efforts

The Forest Service announced preliminary results of the investigation into the cause of the Museum Fire, a wildfire which began July 21 and burned 1,961 acres on the Coconino National Forest above Flagstaff.

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US Marshals Service: Fugitive murder suspects captured

PHOENIX (AP) — Husband and wife fugitives on the run for over two weeks in the killing of an Arizona man have been captured, authorities announced.

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Wrong-way driver makes it 36 miles on I-17 before forcibly stopped by police

Police: ‘Driver failed to stop despite all four tires being deflated’

A Michigan man managed to drive at least 36 miles on the wrong side of Interstate 17 before law enforcement forced him to stop by spiking his tires early Monday morning, Sept. 9.

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Small plane crashes into airport building in Maricopa

A small airplane crashed into the side of an airport building in Maricopa on Tuesday, landing upside down with its tail sticking out of the roof.

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Ban on coyote hunting contests finalized

Rule passes governor’s regulatory review in 6-0 vote

Arizona has banned organized contests where hunters try to kill the most coyotes or other wildlife predators for prizes such as cash or hunting equipment.

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New proposal submitted for development near Grand Canyon

U.S. Forest Service receives second application for road easement access for controversial development

Three years after the U.S. Forest Service returned a bid to develop several hundred acres of land near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, STILO developers and the town of Tusayan have submitted another application to the agency.

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Community calendar: Week of Sept. 11

Community calendar: Week of Sept. 11