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Moore suspends run for Congress to focus on hometown

Williams Mayor John Moore announced April 3 that he will suspend his campaign as a Congressional candidate for Arizona’s District 1 because of emerging demands that the Covid 19 virus.

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Ducey orders hair salons closed amid criticism

The new order from the governor takes effect at 5 p.m. April 4. On the new closure list are massage parlors, tattoo parlors, barber shops and tanning salons.

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Arizona unemployment agency inundated with layoff claims

GLENDALE, Ariz (AP) — A tidal wave of unemployment claims triggered by mass coronavirus-related layoffs has inundated Arizona's unemployment insurance office, triggering telephone and internet filing glitches and processing delays that the agency promised to work through as quickly as possible.

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Grand Canyon names new superintendent after more than a year without

He replaces Christine Lehnertz, who resigned as the park's superintendent in early 2019 after being cleared of allegations she created a hostile workplace.

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Zion National Park closes; Lake Powell boat ramps could be next

Local leaders had called for the closure, and Gov. Gary Herbert said he consulted with the Interior Department to make the decision.

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Coconino County manages Tusayan floodplain

On March 19, the Tusayan Planning & Zoning Commission held a special meeting to amend the 2018 draft zoning ordinance to clearly state that Coconino County is the flood plain administrator for the town of Tusayan.

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Guest Column: Are you a builder or a wrecker during COVID-19?

During this pandemic I have noticed a stark contrast between two different kinds of people — those with hope, resolve, patience and charity, and those who throw darts of doubt, discord, judgment and blame.

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From the newsroom: Unprecedented times call for kindness

Last week I finally connected with a friend I hadn’t heard from in a few weeks. We gave each other updates and she told me this must be a busy and exciting time to be working in the media. Busy? Yes. Exciting? Not so much.

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Letter: Making a difference: Outstanding people in trying times

David and Rosalie Henis have proved to be exceptional in their care of not only animals, but showing compassion to people as well.

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

See past polls

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Obituary: Russell C. Lambert

Pastor Russell C. Lambert of Grand Canyon Baptist Church passed away February 25, 2020 at 10:09 a.m. at his home on Havasupai Street.

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Obituary: Cleo A. Tissaw

Former long-time resident Cleo A. Tissaw, 89, passed away peacefully at her home in Cornville, AZ on Monday, March 9, 2020 with her family present.

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Obituary: Eric Carlson

Eric Carlson passed away February 6, 2020 in Williams Arizona.