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Community Calendar: week of Feb. 21

Upcoming events in the Williams area.

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Ash Fork breaks ground on new Post Office

After over eight years of steadfast dedication, the Ash Fork Development Association’s relentless efforts to convince the United States Postal Service of the need for a new post office in Ash Fork are bearing fruit, marking a significant milestone in their ongoing pursuit. On Feb. 1, a groundbreaking ceremony marked a pivotal moment as approximately 60 individuals gathered at the designated si...

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Adam Hess steps up as Coconino County Supe District 3

Following the retirement of Supervisor Matt Ryan in December, residents of Coconino County's District 3 have welcomed a new representative. Adam Hess took office Jan. 11 as the newest member of the Coconino County Board of Supervisors, tasked with representing the southwestern region of Coconino County. This district encompasses areas such as Williams, Kachina Village, Mountainaire, Munds Park ...

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Employee Spotlight: Sherri O’Neil, experience specialist

Sherri O’Neil is a canyon experience specialist at Grand Canyon Conservancy.

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Republican lawmakers file suit opposing Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukven designation

PHOENIX — Calling it an unlawful “land grab,’’ the top legislative Republicans filed suit Feb. 12 against President Joe Biden over his decision last year to designate nearly 1 million acres of federal land near the Grand Canyon as a national monument.

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Mix and mingle at Grand Canyon Chamber March 2

TUSAYAN, Ariz. — Live music, free appetizers, beer tasting and fun are expected at a mixer hosted by the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce March 2.

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Coconino NF updates Fossil Creek permit process

Coconino National Forest has modified the current Fossil Creek reservation system to increase accessibility and decrease the number of no-show permit holders. These changes provide two opportunities to obtain a permit through recreation.gov for any specific date.

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Cultural Demonstration Program: Duane Koyawena, Hopi acrylic painter Feb. 20-22

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — This week, the Cultural Demonstration Program presents Duane Koyawena, Hopi acrylic painter, on the South Rim.

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Pluto is now Arizona’s official state “planet,” helps sell astrotourism

Pluto was taken off the “full-size planet” list almost 20 years ago, but that’s no reason why it can’t still be Arizona’s official state planet. That’s the way Arizona Rep. Justin Wilmeth sees it.

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Out of the past: Williams history

Denny's restaurant was a mainstay in downtown Williams in the 1980s.

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Out of the past: Vet clinic now and then

Williams Veterinary Wellness is housed in the former office of Dr. Cesaro Vasquez, circa 1981.

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Out of the past: A cave in on U.S. Route 66

A cave in on U.S. Route 66 between Williams and Ash Fork circa 1962.

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AHA lobbies for bill mandating cardiac arrest plans in schools

More than 23,000 children each year will experience cardiac arrest, according to the American Heart Association. Of these incidents, 40% are related to sports.

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Get Outdoors: Time to get ready for spring fishing

Now, hunting, it’s all over, just like watching your daughter drive away to college; the depression sets in. Luckily there is a cure for this seasonal disease. There’s a time proven remedy that has worked for countless hunters and it can help you too. FISHING!

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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