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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.

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Williams 911: week of April 17

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) — • Officers responded to an alarm on Seventh Street; • Officers assisted DPS with locating suspect in domestic incident that occurred on I-40;

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Spring snow melt causes annual turbidity in Grand Canyon drinking water

Each year in the spring (March - June) Grand Canyon National Park experiences an increase in turbidity in the drinking water.

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Flagstaff Chamber hosts Wake Up Williams networking event

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce along with the Williams Business Alliance hosted the Wake Up Williams: Power Hour Networking Breakfast April 11 at Pine Country Restaurant.

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Grand Canyon celebrates Earth Day with free entry April 20

Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to celebrate the 49th anniversary of Earth Day during National Park Week with free entrance April 20.

Seligman man on racing motorcycle dies after crash with ATV

Yavapai County authorities say a motorcyclist has died in a collision with a three-wheel ATV.

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Boulder removed at Slide Rock State Park

Season open for swimming at Slide Rock State Park

The large rock that was blocking the chute at Slide Rock State Park has been removed just in time for spring swimmers.

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Committee gives recommendation for new recreation department supervisor

Council members Lee Payne and Dawn Trapp worked with city staff and the commission about changes they would like to see with the department.

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Clean-up day May 4

On May 4, Williams residents are invited to participate in Spring Community Clean Up Day.

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Grand Canyon Boulevard to close under I-40 in Williams April 16

Three-week closure required for crews to reconstruct roadway

On April 16, crews will close Grand Canyon Boulevard in both directions under I-40 to perform roadway reconstruction.

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Ponderosa Fire responds to I-40 crash

Ponderosa Fire District was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident/semitruck fire westbound at milemarker 190 on I-40 April 7.

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Golden Deeds award winners recognized for their service

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Williams residents were introduced to a number of people doing great things for their town and community Saturday night at the inaugural Golden Deeds Awards at the Williams Senior Center.

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Williams 911: week of April 10

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) between April 2-8. • Officers responded to an alarm on Rodeo Road; • Officers arrested a male for criminal speed on Sixth Street and Route 66, 62 mph in a 25 mph zone, subject cited and released;

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Community calendar: week of April 10

Upcoming events in Williams and surrounding communities.

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Easter Egg Hunt at Cureton Park April 20

The Williams Recreation Center is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt April 20 at 10 a.m. at Cureton Park.

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Williams woman arrested for assault

On April 4, Williams Police responded to a domestic violence incident on West Grant Avenue.