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Enjoy free fishing in Arizona June 6

Are you looking for an ideal opportunity to take out the family for some fun and relaxing outdoor recreation?

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Pomp, circumstance and joy: Williams High School hosts outdoor graduation ceremony

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Nearly 300 families and friends sat under blue skies on the Williams High School football field May 29 to witness the graduation of the class of 2020.

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Bearizona breaks visitation record Memorial Day weekend

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Although April and early May saw some of the lowest visitation in Bearizona’s history, the relaxing of the state’s restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 May 15 led to the highest visitation in the drive-through wildlife park’s history.

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Navajo president urges National Park Service to keep Grand Canyon closed

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is urging park service officials to keep Grand Canyon National Park closed because of concerns of COVID-19.

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Walk-in lottery for Vermillion Cliffs could move online

VERMILLION CLIFFS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Ariz. (AP) — Half of the 20 permits for one of the most exclusive and dramatic hiking spots in the southwestern United States remain unavailable during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Environmentalists lose bid to halt Canyon uranium mine

A federal judge has ruled against environmental groups and a tribe in their bid to keep a uranium mine south of the Grand Canyon from operating.

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Letter: There can be better days ahead for Tusayan; Clarinda Vail announces candidacy for mayor of Tusayan

My name is Clarinda Vail and I am running for mayor because the current mayor has, in my opinion, needlessly wasted millions of dollars.

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Letter: Local crafters support WAAG

On Saturday, May 23, a group of skilled craft persons and bakers held a bazaar at South Rims Wine and Beer Garage.

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: Joyce Simms McNelly

Joyce Dearyl Simms McNelly, born July 7, 1930 in Ada, Oklahoma, died May 23, 2020, in Cottonwood, Arizona.

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Obituary: Roberto F. Ortiz

Roberto F. Ortiz, 90, passed away on May 10, 2020 in Williams, Arizona.

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Obituary: Herbert T. Johnson

Herbert Theodore Johnson, 92, passed away of natural causes in the presence of his loving family on April 21, 2020.

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On May 6, 2020, a bit of Williams history came down when the old Williams hospital was demolished to make way for a parking lot at the newly built Williams Health Clinic.