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Grand Opry Show returns to Williams July 6

Grand Opry Night returns to Williams July 6.

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Fourth of July is not to be missed in Williams

July 4 in Williams is set to be larger than life this year, with numerous activities scheduled throughout the day.

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Community calendar: Week of July 3

Community calendar: Week of July 3

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Kaibab National Forest Campground Programs: Week of July 3

Kaibab National Forest Campground Programs: Week of July 3

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Paulden man accused of 2nd-degree murder in fatal car crash

A Paulden man has been arrested in connection with a head-on traffic collision March 18 that resulted in the deaths of two Chino Valley High School students.

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Ducey orders flags at half-staff in honor of 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots

Governor Doug Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff June 30 in honor of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots

Forest Service Lifts Bald Eagle Closure on the Verde River

The Prescott National Forest will lift a closure order on the bald eagle nesting area along the Verde River, south of Camp Verde July 1.

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Kaibab National Forest campground programs: week of June 26

Upcoming campground programs for Kaibab National Forest campgrounds.

Coconino County Fair early bird ticket sales begin July 1

The 70th annual Coconino County Fair takes place on Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 30 – Sept. 2 at Fort Tuthill County Park.

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Environmentalists group wants grizzly bears restored to more US states

The request comes after environmentalists successfully sued last year to block grizzly hunts planned in Wyoming and Idaho.

Frontier Airlines adds 7 new routes out of Las Vegas

Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines has announced it will launch seven new routes out of Las Vegas.

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Number of burros in Black Mountains a 'crisis'

According to Mohave County Board of Supervisors, the Black Mountains area can sustain less than 500 burros of 2,000 that call the area home.

Army IDs 2 soldiers who died on U.S./Mexico border

They say an investigation is underway to determine how they died.

Arizona Boy Scouts losing numbers prior to split with church

Northern Arizona is expected to lose more than 1,800 scouts who are church members unless they transfer to community troops.

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Prescott man said he lost his way on hike before rescue crews found him

If John Saville weren’t an experienced hiker, it is possible that the 64-year-old would have died after spending 18 days alone and lost in the wilderness 60 miles west of Prescott.

Evacuation order lifted for residents displaced by wildfire

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — Gila County authorities have lifted the evacuation order for all Roosevelt area residents displaced last week by a human-caused wildfire burning in the Superstition Mountains.

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Update: Missing Prescott man found safe, in good condition

Diligent work by ground crews and a Rescue 1 helicopter team on Tuesday, June 25, helped Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) deputies find a 64-year-old Prescott man who had been missing for several days.

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Arizona Board of Education nixes sex education rule changes

PHOENIX — Facing a barrage of parental criticism, the state Board of Education decided July 24 to scrap a proposal to remove certain language from the rules on sex education.

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Williams 911: week of June 26

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) — • Officers responded to a disturbance on Railroad, male arrested for assault and criminal damage; • Officers responded to domestic on Grand Canyon Boulevard, family from Italy having issues and calmed down after officer arrival, no crime verbal only; • Officers assisted Lifeline on Rodeo Road;

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Community calendar: week of June 26

Upcoming news and events in Williams and surrounding communities.

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Sedona Fire Department battles 8-acre wildfire July 22

SEDONA, Ariz. — A lightning-caused wildfire burned 8 acres east of the Sedona waste water treatment plant July 22.

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Roosevelt Lake residents ordered to evacuate because of Woodbury Fire

PHOENIX — Authorities ordered residents to evacuate the Superstition Wilderness area as the Woodbury Fire continued to blaze June 24.

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Head-on collision on State Route 89 north of Paulden claims one

PAULDEN, Ariz. (AP) — Austin Joel Obermeyer, a 21-year-old Chino Valley man, died after a head-on collision on Highway 89 north of Paulden June 22, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported June 24.

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Juvenile found guilty of starting wildfires; fined $75,000

FOREST LAKES, Ariz. — A 16-year-old male from Glendale has pleaded guilty to starting three fires on the Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache — Sitgreaves National Forest outside of Forest Lakes.

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Extensive planning and coordination behind Fourth of July fireworks

With more than 1,400 fireworks already purchased, Williams Volunteer Fire Department is planning to deliver one of the best Fourth of July shows in northern Arizona.