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Ponderosa Fire responds to natural gas leak

Ponderosa Fire Department responded to the intersection of Shadow Mountain Drive and Hughes Avenue in front of the Pilot gas station in Bellemont Nov.

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Judy Martinez welcomed as general manager at Williams-Grand Canyon News

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Williams Grand Canyon News recently announced that Judy Martinez has been promoted to general manager of the Williams-Grand Canyon News and the Navajo-Hopi Observer effective Dec. 1.

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City of Williams happenings week of Dec. 8

The Williams City Council meets Dec. 9 for a regular meeting. Items on the agenda include:

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Christmas City events return to downtown Prescott this weekend

Three popular Christmas events are set to take place in Prescott on Saturday, Dec. 4, and another is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 10.

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Verde River section to close for bald eagle breading season

VERDE VALLEY, Ariz. — The Forest Service is closing the Ladder’s bald eagle breeding area along the Verde River to the public beginning Dec. 1. The closure is expected to last through June 30, when the bald eagle breeding season ends.

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Meteor Crater Rest Area reopens for holiday travelers

FLAGSTAFF — The Meteor Crater Rest Area on Interstate 40 east of Flagstaff has reopened to travelers in time for holiday travel after the Arizona Department of Transportation completed a renovation of the facility.

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Community Calendar: Week of Dec. 8

Community Calendar: Week of Dec. 8

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Letter: Williams Christmas parade winners

Letter: Williams Christmas parade winners

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Northern Arizona astronomy: The journey to Mars and back

Recently, there has been a lot discussed about when we will have humans walking on Mars.

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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Verde Heritage: The beginning of Cottonwood School

"We have erected a neat and comfortable adobe school house, 20 x 22 feet, in which there is now a school in progress, being taught by Mrs. Rubottom, recently from Kansas..."

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Williams Police honor fallen officers Dec. 3

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Williams Police Department held its annual Fallen Officer Wreath ceremony Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. at the Williams cemetery. During the ceremony, Williams Police Department will honored several officers, including: Joseph McDaniel, Victor Melick, Steven Garibay and Clarence Dotson.

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Business beat: Williams welcomes new UPS shipping location and public notary

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — With the arrival of a busy holiday season, many locals and visitors are excited to welcome a new UPS shipping location to Williams.

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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