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Charlie Webber has taken the baton from Neil Weintraub and is now the new South Zone Archaeologist for Kaibab National Forest.

By Wendy Howell October 28, 2020
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Aircraft flying over the town of Ash Fork will now have a birds-eye view of a 30 x 20 foot mural commemorating Historic Route 66.

By Loretta McKenney October 27, 2020
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The Halloween Craft Fair Oct. 24 at the Sultana Theatre in Williams raised $800 that will go toward two local organizations.

October 27, 2020
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There are only a handful of publishing presses that publish only Indigenous writers and even less that are owned by Indigenous people.

By Katherine Locke October 27, 2020
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Return of the burro: Grand Canyon rangers run with racing burros
Western Pack Burro Ass-ociation work to bring burro racing back to Arizona, California

“I’ve never been to the Grand Canyon before and to get to do it with my beloved burros was the icing on the cake,” said Amber Wann.

By Loretta McKenney October 27, 2020
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Etched in stone: Weintraub passes the torch
Kaibab Forest archaeologist retires after 33-year career

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — If anyone thinks Neil Weintraub will fade into the woodwork following the recent announcement of his retirement, then they don’t really know Neil. After a 33-year career as an archaeologist with the US Forest Service, Weintraub plans to hang up his gray and green, yet continue his passion to preserve and protect the Southwest’s cultural resources and maintain his deep involvement with the communities of Williams and Flagstaff.

By Wendy Howell October 27, 2020
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Grand Canyon hiking: Rim to Rim to Rim at 86
Lifelong adventurer takes on the Grand Canyon in Rim to Rim to Rim hike

Six days, six people, and lot of determination was what 86-year-old Dale Sanders needed in his efforts to pursue the Guinness World Book of Records for the oldest person to hike rim to rim to rim at the Grand Canyon.

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Residents and visitors may see purple ribbons around Tusayan, Grand Canyon and other northern Arizona communities as business owners attempt to bring awareness to this issue.

October 13, 2020
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PHOENIX, Ariz. — National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 4-10, and the Northern Arizona Chapter of the Red Cross urges Arizona residents to test their smoke and CO alarms and practice their escape plan as home fires continue during COVID-19.

October 6, 2020
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Both Morning and Evening Star, and as the third brightest object in the sky, Venus has been made sacred by many cultures, and was the first planet to have its motions plotted across the sky, as early as 2000 BCE. Venus was the first planet visited by a spacecraft, Mariner 2 in 1962, and the first to be successfully landed on by Venera 7 in 1970.

October 6, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. —A new resale business is now operating in Williams. Bargains and Blessings Thrift Store is open in the building at the corner of Route 66 and Ninth Street behind Family Dollar.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News September 29, 2020
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Sherwood Forest Estates Fire Department assemble Coconino Hose Packs Sept. 22.

September 29, 2020
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The club has been teaching outdoor rock climbing for over 50 years.

September 29, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — As the “Baby Boom” phenomenon was thundering across the United States in the 1950’s, the timber town of McNary, Arizona, located on the cuff of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, raised its population by one with the arrival of a healthy baby boy by the name of Kim Brown.

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Even though the Zuni tribe is more than 250 miles away from the Grand Canyon, the connection remains strong — this is the reminder that Zuni leaders want the youth of their nation to remember and to feel and experience.

By Loretta McKenney September 22, 2020
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This year, organizers and volunteers offered a variety of veteran services in addition to distributing items and clothing to veterans.

September 15, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Grand Canyon Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and the Arizona Railroad Heritage Park and Museum have partnered to acquire a vintage caboose for Williams.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News September 9, 2020
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Growing up in the Hopi village of Bacavi on Third Mesa, Leigh Kuwanwisiwma helped plant his family’s cornfields each spring. His grandpa would give him a handful of seeds along with careful instructions.

By The Grand Canyon has a spirit: An interview with Leigh Kuwanwisiwma September 9, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — 4-H clubs in Coconino County have struggled to continue northern Arizona’s home-grown livestock tradition during the coronavirus pandemic, but will culminate the season at the Coconino County Fair this weekend.

By Wendy Howell September 1, 2020
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Book Review: "How not to die at Grand Canyon," a pocket guide
First-aid pocket guide gives Grand Canyon hikers, river runners step by step prevention and tips

Written by Thomas M. Myers, M.D., "How Not to Die at Grand Canyon" is a waterproof pocket guide that will fit in your pocket or backpack so you can take it with you.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News August 25, 2020
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Guardians of the forest: Charlie Nixon shapes a life of purpose
Dozer operator, crew member, helitack foreman - Charlie Nixon recalls a career with the Forest Service

Charlie Nixon arrived in northern Arizona in 1951, he was two years old at the time and had recently lived as a resident of the great state of Ohio.

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Habitat for Humanity held a dedication and wall raising Aug. 15 for the Windham family house in Williams.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News August 18, 2020
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Since 1944, Smokey and his world-famous motto have helped raise awareness for forest fire prevention and natural conservation.

August 18, 2020
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For the last 62 years Brown and his family have called Williams, Arizona home and throughout the course of his life, Brown not only strived to improve his community, but the lives of those within it as well.

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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Bright Angel, the Yaki, the Mather and Hermit’s Rest are just a few of the Grand Canyon-themed fare that can be found at the newly opened Gateway Sandwich Company on Route 66 in Williams.

By Wendy Howell July 21, 2020

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