Trusted local news leader for Williams AZ and the Grand Canyon
Wed, June 23

Features

Tease photo

Family, friends and fans join together June 19-20 to cheer on their favorite cowboys and cowgirls at the 43rd annual Cowpunchers Reunion rodeo.

June 22, 2021
Tease photo

WILLIAMS, Ariz. - High above Key Hole Sink near Parks, Arizona, dozens of youth in red shirts line up to rappel down a rocky crag deep in the ponderosa pine forest.

By Wendy Howell June 22, 2021
Tease photo

The event is put on by American Legion Cordova Post 13 and attracts car enthusiasts from around the country.

June 15, 2021
Tease photo

Williams Fire Department, Williams Police Department, and the U.S. Forest Service participated in First Responder’s Day at KinderCamp June 10 at Williams Elementary-Middle School.

June 15, 2021
Tease photo

Water tender 82 looks out at the Telegraph Fire southeast of Superior, Arizona, which is now 45 percent contained and has burned more than 87,000 acres as of June 12.

June 15, 2021
Tease photo

The Thin Blue Line dropped off goodie bags for Williams Police officers and staff, including a special bag for K-9, Nitro, May 26.

June 1, 2021
Tease photo

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — May 24 marks one year since Emily White found herself in an ATV accident near Flagstaff, unaware of the severity of her injuries and the dramatic shift her life was about to take.

By Erik Hansen, Cronkite News June 1, 2021
Tease photo

Williams High School graduation took place May 28 at 7 p.m. at Williams High School.

May 29, 2021
Tease photo

The winds didn't prevent supporters of Save Meant To Rescue to show up and play golf in the Balls for Dogs tournament May 22 at Elephant Rocks Golf Course.

May 25, 2021
Tease photo

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams Sportsman's Club (WSC) hosted a successful Ladies Only Shoot May 15, with 30 ladies participating in the event. This recurring event is tailored to provide women who have little to no handgun experience an opportunity to learn about and practice safe firearms use. The 30 ladies received a comprehensive day of academics and supervised range shooting. First stop was the city of Williams Recreation Center for a morning classroom instruction in safe firearms handling procedures that included hands on demonstrations of various types of firearms by WSC member Chuck Corcoran. Next, they all enjoyed a complimentary lunch provided by WSC “Chef” Ernie Hernandez before heading off to the Williams Shooting Range for an afternoon of some practical experience with their own firearms. WSC Range Safety Officers/Instructors were there to assist them with the goal of providing a safe, no pressure, no embarrassment, comfortable environment to build basic skills and confidence with their pistols. Numerous rounds were fired downrange on paper targets. The day’s event concluded with the ladies ringing steel gongs and knocking down metal silhouettes with AR-15 style .22 rimfire rifles. When asked what made the long drive worth it, for some of them, they said first time shooting opportunities specifically orientated for ladies are difficult to find. The Williams Sportsman’s Club operates the shooting range, which is located west of State Route 64, just north of Interstate 40. It is open for member’s use 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday, Saturday and the first and third Sundays of each month. The public is encouraged to visit, they may shoot once for a requested $5 donation, and if someone wants full access, they may join for a nominal fee. More information is available on the club’s website at www.williamssportsmansclub.com

May 25, 2021
Tease photo

Lake Powell water levels continue to decline every day. Despite the low water levels, fishing is great at Lake Powell.

By By A. Wayne Gustaveson, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News May 25, 2021
Tease photo

Sunspots — areas that appear dark on the surface of the sun — were first observed by Galileo in 1610.

Tease photo

Patty Williams with the Williams Lions Club presents Williams Police Chief Herman Nixon with a wreath at Monument Park.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News May 18, 2021
Tease photo

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — U.S. Marines from the 2nd Marines Logistics Group with the 2nd Transportation Battalion made a pit stop in Williams May 14 where they set up a communications radio before enjoying some rest and relaxation at the Grand Canyon and in Williams.

By Loretta McKenney May 18, 2021
Tease photo

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — On April 12, long-time resident Jason Moore was hired as Fire Inspector for the city of Williams, a position that has been in high demand by Williams Volunteer Fire Department for several years

By Loretta McKenney May 18, 2021
Tease photo

Williams High School science teacher Tessa Alexander recently revived the Green Club at the high school with the help of students Heather Lowell and Yasmin Captain.

May 12, 2021
Tease photo

As the newest coffee shop in Williams, Leo’s offers a variety of coffee options along with a full espresso bar, pastries, smoothies, fruities, ice-cream, hot dogs, burritos and pre-packaged salads and snacks.

By Loretta McKenney May 11, 2021
Tease photo
Whiskey with a cause: Grand Canyon Distillery offers spirits to benefit local fire departments and firefighter families
Williams Fire and Ponderosa Fire to receive 20 percent of proceeds from sale of specialty whiskeys

There’s a new flavor at Grand Canyon Brewery and Distillery that’s reminiscent of the great pine forests of northern Arizona with a hint of smoke and char.

By Loretta McKenney May 11, 2021
Tease photo

The Perseverance is the largest and latest of five Mars NASA rovers, with its key objective being to search the planet’s surface for any remaining traces of ancient microbial life.

Tease photo

A kick-off concert for two patriotic events taking place this summer — The Moving Wall and Remembering our Fallen, took place April 30 at the Babbitt-Polson Stage in Williams.

May 4, 2021
Tease photo

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Williams High School is getting some long overdue upgrades this summer.

By Wendy Howell May 4, 2021
Tease photo

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A decade's worth of Williams High School graduates will come together this summer for a combined class of the 1980s reunion June 4-6.

By Loretta McKenney April 27, 2021
Tease photo

WILLIAMS, Ariz. —The couple who were tragically killed in a plane crash near the Williams airport were well-known adventure flyers with a popular YouTube channel where they shared their exploits.

By Wendy Howell April 27, 2021
Tease photo

The ranching empire began when two of the original five Arizona Babbitt brothers, traveling from their hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, stepped off the train at the Flagstaff depot as they were exploring locations in the West to realize their dream of becoming cowboys.

April 20, 2021
Tease photo

WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Erik Hacker of Chicago, Illinois enjoys an ice cream at Dairy Queen in Williams March 31.

April 6, 2021

Prev