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Williams Elementary-Middle School recently announced the November Students of the Month (SOM).

November 14, 2023
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Our daughter, Olivia Mae, has a rare genetic disease called Rett syndrome, a neurological disorder that affects a child’s ability to talk, walk and have control of their hands.

November 14, 2023
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Grand Canyon Railway provides a fun night for employees and their families.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News November 14, 2023
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Williams High School graduation and beyond

By By Morgan Smith, Williams-Grand Canyon News November 14, 2023
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Young people push to maintain the tradition of sheepherding on Navajo Nation
Some say Navajo sheepherding at risk from climate change, local youth look to the future

Whenever Amy Begaye’s extended family butchered a sheep, she was given what she considered easy tasks — holding the legs and catching the blood with a bowl. She was never given the knife. That changed recently.

By By Melina Walling and John Locher Associated Press November 14, 2023
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Williams High School graduation and beyond

By By Morgan Smith, Williams-Grand Canyon News November 14, 2023
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Senior Spotlight: Jaycie Dent
Williams High School graduation and beyond

Williams High School graduation and beyond

By By Morgan Smith, Williams-Grand Canyon News November 14, 2023
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Grand Canyon National Park is celebrating Native American Heritage Month through November with events in the park.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News November 14, 2023
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Indigenous voices resonate: Navajo painter commissioned by Grand Canyon for new podcast logo
Grand Canyon’s new podcast includes interviews from park’s 11 associated tribes

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Grand Canyon National Park and Grand Canyon Conservancy have collaborated to present a brand-new podcast, Grand Canyon Speaks, a program that is centered around Native American voices who call the canyon home.

By Alexandra Wittenberg, Navajo-Hopi Observer November 7, 2023
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Native American Heritage Month Calendar of Events

October 31, 2023
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Arizona State Railroad Museum Foundation recently received another piece of rolling stock for the museum’s exhibits. Magma Copper Co./San Manuel Arizona RR General Electric 25-ton locomotive No.6 arrived at the Arizona Railroad Heritage Park site in Williams on a lowboy trailer Oct. 23. When declared surplus by Magma it was sold and operated at the Port of Duluth in Minnesota. In turn it was declared surplus by the port and donated to the Arizona State Railroad Museum Foundation. Originally purchased new by Magma in 1964 it has returned home to Arizona and will join currently owned Magma RS3 No. 3 as the center pieces for the Museum’s mining railroad exhibit. It is still in its original 60-year old paint scheme and technically operational. No. 6 will receive necessary mechanical work and other restoration.

October 31, 2023
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Prescribed fire projects continue on Coconino National Forest
Prescribed burn planned midweek north of Bellemont

Forest managers throughout Arizona have been conducting prescribed fires as cooler temperatures and calm days have arrived.

October 24, 2023
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The Williams Elementary-Middle School playground recently received some safety upgrades that include shade structures, new wood chips and fall protection enhancements.

October 24, 2023
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Fourteen unclaimed veterans were laid to rest at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Camp Navajo in Bellemont, Ariz., Oct. 5.

October 10, 2023
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On Sept. 13, Williams’ resident Jan Bardwell, along with members of First Baptist Church in Williams installed a historic bell at the church. The bell has a long history in Williams, starting with the Glassburn family in the 1960s.

By By Jan Bardwell, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News October 10, 2023