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New faces: Mary Corcoran steps in as lead librarian at Williams Public Library

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Mary Corcoran is thrilled to be stepping up as the new head librarian at Williams Public Library. She fills the big shoes left behind by retiring librarian Andrea Dunn, whose last day was Nov. 6.

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Northern Arizona’s first taste of winter snow on its way

According to the National Weather Service, 4 to 8 inches of snow are expected along the Kaibab Plateau with locally higher amounts up to 12 inches.

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Helicopter logging underway on Bill Williams

Although restoration work has been ongoing at several locations on the mountain over the past few years, the 300 acres is unique and requires aerial methods to remove the timber.

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100 pounds of marijuana seized during traffic stop

A Texas man was arrested after 100 pounds of marijuana was found in an SUV he was driving on Interstate 40 in Ash Fork.

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Book review: Arizona State Parks: A Guide to Amazing Places in the Grand Canyon State by Roger Naylo

"Coyote paid me no mind. He was just going about his coyote business when he crossed the trail 50 yards ahead, giving me a sideways glance and a tongue wag,” Author Roger Naylor continues, “The low slant of morning sun bathed the landscape in a creamy, dreamy light.”

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Winter backcountry permits no longer required to access Kachina Peaks Wilderness

Visitors are no longer required to obtain a Winter Backcountry Kachina Peaks Wilderness Permit to enter the Kachina Peaks Wilderness area near Arizona Snowbowl Resort during winter months.

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Running away with it: Vikings beat Panthers to clinch second state championship title in 3 years

WILLIAMS, Ariz. —With a Williams community turnout rivaling any home game, hundreds of Vikings fans packed the stands at Coronado High School Nov. 15, revealing their unwavering support for their home town team. The fans were not disappointed.

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All-region: Vikings make the list

Vikings Head Coach Jeff Brownlee and Lady Vikes volleyball coach Connie Stevens were selected as the 1A Region Coaches of the Year for 2019.

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Lady Vikes make history at 1A State Championships

Although the Lady Vikings didn’t make it as far as they hoped in the 1A State tournament Nov. 8-9, the team made history by reaching the semifinals for the first time in Viking’s history.

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The World Famous Sultana: 60 years of ale and entertainment

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — At the intersection of Third Street and Bill Williams Avenue, a pressed concrete structure was erected in 1912 and has held its place as cornerstone of Williams, Arizona.

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Unraveling the Kaibab’s sheep-ish past

For thousands of years the Native Americans of northern Arizona have known the 1.6 million acres that is now Kaibab National Forest to be fertile hunting grounds for deer, elk and pronghorn.

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Out of the past: 1950s Williams Labor Day parade

Myrtle Smart, Aileen Klass, Fred Udine and Norman Campbell ride in the 1950s Williams Labor Day Parade.

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Letter to the Editor: Kudos to Vikings players and coaches

The Vikings looked well prepared (well-coached), and they were very physical in their 35-20 victory over the Panthers.

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Community Calendar: Week of Nov. 20

Community Calendar: Week of Nov. 20

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Letter to the editor: Annual holiday dinner takes place Dec. 8

With help from volunteers and service clubs, we are planning the holiday dinner from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at Williams Elementary-Middle School.

Reader Poll:

Which fall event are you looking forward to the most?

  • Howly Owly Growly at Bearizona 0%
  • Grand Canyon Railway's Pumpkin Train 0%
  • Halloween trick-or-treating 0%
  • Williams Elementary-Middle School Fall Festival 0%
  • Strolling downtown Williams 100%

1 total votes

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Reader Poll:

Which fall event are you looking forward to the most?

  • Howly Owly Growly at Bearizona 0%
  • Grand Canyon Railway's Pumpkin Train 0%
  • Halloween trick-or-treating 0%
  • Williams Elementary-Middle School Fall Festival 0%
  • Strolling downtown Williams 100%

1 total votes

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Wyatt Kraft of Williams, Arizona competed in the 12-13 year-old bull riding event at the Jr. National Finals Rodeo (Jr. World Rodeo) in December 2018. He plans to try again this year in saddle bronc riding and bareback riding events. (Loretta Yerian/WGCN)