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Star Party at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Aug. 24

Flagstaff Area National Monuments will host a star part at Sunset Crater beginning at 2 p.m. Aug. 24.

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Williams monsoons: Where have all the storms gone?

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Northern Arizona residents looking forward to the cooling rains, mild temperatures and dramatic skies of the annual monsoon season have reason to be a little disappointed this year: the winds blowing in from the Pacific have kept the moisture to southeastern parts of the state.

Teen drowns on high school trip to Lake Powell

A 15-year-old boy drowned during a visit to Lake Powell with a group from his high school.

Drowning victim recovered at 249 feet from Wahweap Marina near Page

Rangers were dispatched to the Lake Powell Resort’s main marina in the Wahweap District of the park Aug. 18.

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Yellow house sale returns to Williams Aug. 31

The Historic Yellow House in downtown Williams will host its popular Garden Sale & Home Tour event Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 120 S. 6th Street.

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Williams 911 report

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) from August 13-19 — • Officers assisted Lifeline on Morse Avenue;

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Stolen vehicle recovered, deceased man found in Oak Creek Canyon Aug. 17

Flagstaff, AZ – On August 17, deputies responded to the Oak Creek Canyon switchbacks of Hwy 89A near milepost 389 for a report of a recovered stolen vehicle.

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I-40 to close overnight for work at Bellemont Aug. 20 and 22

BELLEMONT, Ariz. — Drivers can expect detours at the Bellemont interchange this week as construction crews replace steel girders.

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Boulin fire edges closer to final planning stages; 3,780 acres burned

WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Fire activity on the Boulin Fire continues to be driven by the lack of monsoonal moisture and consistent warm dry conditions.

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Williams Fire douses grill fire at Route 66 restaurant

Williams Volunteer Fire responded to a large grill fire at a restaurant on Route 66 Aug. 19.

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Boulin Fire northeast of Williams climbs to 2,822 acres, managed growth to stop at 4,200 acres

Kaibab National Forest continues to manage the Boulin Fire on the Williams Ranger District Aug. 19. The fire is moving steadily as warm weather influences fire behavior.

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Arizona, Nevada cuts to Colorado River water negligible

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Arizona and Nevada will face their first-ever cuts in Colorado River water next year, but the changes aren't expected to be overly burdensome for either state.

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Suspect located in Ash Fork attempted murder case

Attempted murder suspect Charles Gregory Jones, 47, of Ash Fork was arrested Aug. 17 in a remote area off Crookton Road and I-40, west of Ash Fork.

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Suspect sought in attempted murder in Ash Fork

ASH FORK, Ariz. – Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office has opened an attempted murder investigation and issued a warrant seeking a suspect who allegedly stabbed his 69-year-old mother at her home in Ash Fork last night.

Wildlife officials reviewing death of Mexican gray wolf

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife managers are investigating the death of a Mexican gray wolf found last month in New Mexico.

Federal agency considers Arizona mine's expansion plan

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Federal land managers are considering a company's plan to expand a gold and silver mine onto federal land in northwestern Arizona.

Tests find no harmful bacteria in Arizona romaine lettuce

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A federal report shows no pathogenic forms of E. coli or salmonella were found in samples of romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona.

Arizona unemployment rate unchanged in July at 4.9 percent

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in July, unchanged from June.

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Bear breaks into house, leaves by pushing through a wall

A black bear broke into a Colorado house over the weekend and left by breaking through a wall “like the Kool-Aid Man.”

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Boulin Fire northeast of Williams at 1,155 acres

WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Kaibab National Forest continues to manage the Boulin Fire, a lightning caused fire 9 miles north of Interstate 40 off of Spring Valley Road near the Beale Wagon Trail.

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Boulin Fire at 756 acres, drone intrusion averted

Fire officials are reminding the public to not operate drones near active wildfires.

Ducey picks deputy chief to lead Arizona child safety agency

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed a new director for the Department of Child Safety.

Access to Mormon Lake through south entrance only starting Aug. 5

The north entrance of Mormon Lake Road is scheduled to be closed for several weeks starting Aug. 5.

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Arizona fire burn map reveals erosion, flooding risks

Burn maps from a northern Arizona fire have revealed a risk for post-fire erosion and flooding in populated communities.

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Williams 911 report

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) from August 5-11 — • Officers responded to an alarm on Route 66, business secure; • Officers assisted Lifeline on Route 66;

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