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Clarinda Vail leads bid to oust current mayor in Tusayan

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A woman who has long opposed massive development in Tusayan on the outskirts of Grand Canyon National Park had a strong lead in the mayoral race.

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‘Alien abductions’ of humpback chub help frame future of Colorado River

Charismatic is hardly the best word to describe the humpback chub, a fish with a frowny eel face jammed onto a sportfish body in a way that suggests evolution has a sense of humor.

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Plans for Tusayan/Grand Canyon sports complex center creep forward

A partnership between the town of Tusayan and the Grand Canyon Unified School District (GCUSD) is moving forward with plans to improve the school sports complex off Long Jim Loop Road.

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Health clubs try again to undo Ducey's gym closure order

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top public health official was grilled in court Monday over why health clubs must remain closed in a bid to guard against the spread of the coronavirus, yet supermarkets, restaurants and other businesses can remain open.

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New Mexico man convicted of killing Navajo child loses appeal bid

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man serving a life sentence for kidnapping and killing an 11-year-old girl in 2016 had his appeal dismissed after a judge ruled that he failed to file his motion in time.

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Firefighters battle wildland fire near Village of Oak Creek

SEDONA, Ariz. — Coconino National Forest firefighters continue to suppress the Pig Fire approximately 5 miles south/southeast of the Village of Oak Creek off the east side of northbound Interstate 17.

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Schools around state announce cancellation of fall sports

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — As schools begin to reopen whether remotely or in-person, reports of cancelled fall sports programs are trickling in. These programs include football, volleyball, cross-country, swimming and others.

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Vikings volleyball takes first steps

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — On Aug. 17 Gov. Doug Ducey announced the start of the new year for Arizona schools and Williams High School has taken the first steps toward gearing up for the 2020 athletic season.

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Head games: Former volleyball player believes concussions led to mental health issues

PHOENIX – Research into sports-related concussions started with football injuries but has since spread to other activities where hits and falls are routine, such as hockey, soccer and cheerleading.

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Rowdy: Week of Aug. 5

Rowdy: Week of Aug. 5

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Editorial: Support the Local Journalism Sustainability Act

The program is not a check but rather a tax credit for each to work together in support of keeping local journalism sustainable during this damaging business environment.

Reader Poll:

When do you think life as we know it will get back to normal?

  • As soon as the stay-at-home orders are lifted. 15%
  • What do you mean 'back to normal'? Life will never be the same. 38%
  • It already is. This hasn't changed anything for me. 23%
  • It will be a gradual process and maybe take a few months to a year. 23%
  • I like this new normal. 0%

13 total votes

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Reader Poll:

When do you think life as we know it will get back to normal?

  • As soon as the stay-at-home orders are lifted. 15%
  • What do you mean 'back to normal'? Life will never be the same. 38%
  • It already is. This hasn't changed anything for me. 23%
  • It will be a gradual process and maybe take a few months to a year. 23%
  • I like this new normal. 0%

13 total votes

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On May 6, 2020, a bit of Williams history came down when the old Williams hospital was demolished to make way for a parking lot at the newly built Williams Health Clinic.