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NAU and Kaibab National Forest partner to open archaeological field school at historic logging camp near Grand Canyon

The site is anticipated to open in 2022 with the start of a U.S. Forest Service “Passport in Time” program, where the general public can sign up to be volunteer tour guides at the site.

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Out of the past: Grand Canyon marks 65th anniversary of tragic airline accident

On the morning of June 30, 1956, two airliners took off from Los Angeles International Airport, both aircraft were modern airliners for the time, and flown by experienced crew. But neither would make it to their destination.

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Out of the past: Pep rally parade for Williams vs. Jerome game

Students lead a parade through the back streets of Williams in the 1940s.

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Guest column: Importance of National Newspaper Week:

I am not sure what I expected our country to look like in 2021, but I certainly did not expect it to be so fractured and so bogged down in hate. My oldest son was a year old on Sept. 11, 2001. The wave of patriotism following that day gave me hope for the America that my kids would inherit.

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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Obituaries see more>

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Obituary: Alfredo Rico

Alfredo Rico was born in Williams, Arizona, on December 4, 1976. He passed away on September 15, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 44.

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Obituary: Ann Marek

Ann Marek, nee’ Naomi Whitted, passed away peacefully at home on the morning of September 2, 2021, just 10 days before her ninetieth birthday.

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Obituary: Amora Rita Vazquez

Amora Rita Vazquez was born August 21, 2021 in Flagstaff, Arizona and passed away on September 1, 2021.

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