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National Weather Service confirms tornado at Junipine Estates Oct. 3

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Several homes were damaged and power was out after a tornado touched down in the Junipine Estates subdivison north of Williams around 1:30 p.m. Oct. 3.

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County Emergency Management gives update on Junipine Estates incident

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — On the afternoon of Oct. 3 2022, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) as well as the County Emergency Management Department (CCEM) began to receive reports of indications that a possible tornado had touched down in the Junipine Estates neighborhood 10 miles north of Williams.

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Advanced life care planning coming to St. John's church Oct. 10

St. John's Episcopal Lutheran Church will be presenting a series of free workshops relating to Advanced Care Planning.

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Five young California condors take to the sky at Vermillion Cliffs for 27th annual release

Thanks to one of the country’s most successful captive breeding programs, five more California condors took to the skies over Arizona’s Vermilion Cliffs National Monument Sept. 24 in celebration of National Public Lands Day.

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Grand Canyon IMAX theater undergoing renovations; scheduled to reopen spring 2023

TUSAYAN, Ariz. — The Grand Canyon Visitor Center is undergoing renovations and will close until spring 2023, the theatre announced this week.

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Tusayan Fire District seeks participants for upcoming academy

Because of the success of last year’s firefighter academy, the Tusayan Fire District is once again holding a volunteer training program at their station just south of Grand Canyon National Park.

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Changes coming to the MVD road test this week

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) has updated the road test for new drivers as drivers will be asked to provide proof of insurance and registration prior to the exam.

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YCSO: Man missing from Granite Basin Campground near Prescott

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating Jeffrey Stambaugh, a 63-year-old man who has been missing from Granite Basin Camp Ground since Sept. 29.

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Born without limbs, Carter Crosland defies the odds to inspire Wickenburg High School football communities

WICKENBURG – On a steamy Thursday afternoon at Wickenburg High’s Wrangler Stadium, Carter Crosland is parked on the football field beside his players.

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Rowdy: Week of Oct. 5

Rowdy: Week of Oct. 5

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Community calendar: Week of Oct. 5

Community calendar: Week of Oct. 5

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Community calendar: Week of Sept. 28

Community calendar: Week of Sept. 28

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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Obituary: Annie Lee Hill

Annie Lee Hill, born Feb. 19, 1925, in West Memphis, Arkansas to Walter Gales and Georgia Sanders passed away in her home in Williams, Arizona Sept. 6, 2022.

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Obituary: Michael Carl Wright Sr.

Obituary: Michael Carl Wright Sr.

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Obituary: Dawn Miller

Dawn Miller passed away peacefully at “the House that Love Built” in Williams, AZ on Sunday, Sept. 4 2022 at the age of 74.