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Coconino County enacts Stage III fire restrictions

Coconino County will be entering Stage III fire restrictions starting May 23.

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Post-fire impacts in Williams could top $379 mil

USFS says preventative forest restoration estimated at $8-10 mil

Residents of Williams are keenly aware that a massive forest fire on Bill Williams would change the city as we know it today.

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Williams 911: week of May 23

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) — • Officers took a report of identity theft for another out-of-state agency and turned it over to them;

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Region in brief: May 23

Regional news in and around northern Arizona.

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Habitat for Humanity seeks applicants for new Williams home

Williams Area Habitat for Humanity is preparing to build its seventh house. The organization will be taking applications for its 2018 family selection process

MVD road test scheduling available online

Need that road test to get a license? Make an appointment online.

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Kaibab Forest campgrounds open for the summer season

Recreational campgrounds on the on the south zone of Kaibab National Forest opened April 27.

Cottonwood man arrested for stealing items at cemetery

A Cottonwood man has been arrested and booked into the Yavapai County Jail on various misdemeanor charges stemming from a series of thefts at the Cottonwood Cemetery.

Candidate filing for Justice of the Peace closes May 30

The deadline to file nomination petitions and paperwork to be a candidate for an elected county office is May 30 at 5 p.m.

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Williams Elementary preschool to undergo changes in 2018-2019

The prekindergarten program at Williams Elementary-Middle School (WEMS) is finishing up their inaugural year at the school and making adjustments for 2018-2019.

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City of Williams begins street work with new paving equipment

The city of Williams is taking advantage of the warm weather to get much needed street and sidewalk repairs completed.

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Commercial fuelwood permits available on Williams Ranger District

The Kaibab National Forest will offer commercial fuelwood cutting permits for the 2018 season beginning June 11 for the Williams Ranger District.

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As wildfire danger looms, Arizona forest lands begin closing

While forest closures in Arizona might result in fewer visitors to the towns within the mountains, many residents are supportive.

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Critical fire weather conditions predicted for today

Critical fire weather will develop this afternoon through early this evening across Coconino County.

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Williams church news

Church information for Williams.

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Williams 911: week of May 16

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) — • Officers assisted Life Line on 3rd Street and Route 66; • Officers took report of a private property accident at Safeway;

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Region in brief: Week of May 16

Region in brief: week of May 16

Kaibab Forest and Parks community open green waste site

The Kaibab National Forest, in cooperation with the Parks Area Connection and Sherwood Forest Estates Fire District, are announcing dates the green waste disposal site will open to residents for dumping of woody debris materials from private property.

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Camping trailer fire injures man, destroys hauler near Dogtown Lake

A 74-year-old man sustained serious burns in a trailer fire on Forest Road 140 south of Williams May 5, according to the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office.

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Williams High School student selected as finalist for AIA scholar-athlete award

An ambitious high school schedule and a busy home life haven’t prevented Williams High School senior Paige Kmetz from keeping her grades up, and her success in academics along with her success in athletics is now being recognized.

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Kaibab Forest biologists survey rattlesnakes as an indicator of forest health

Poking sticks into rock crevices looking for rattlesnakes seems like something a precocious child might do, but last week it was two adult biologists playing this risky game in a remote section of Kaibab National Forest for the sake of conservation.

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Bird strike forces DPS helicopter down

Arizona Department of Public Safety officers are used to responding to emergency incidents and lending a hand, but it was the officers themselves who ended up needing help April 29 when a DPS helicopter aiding a search for a missing four-year old in Williams was forced to land following a bird strike late that evening.

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Prescott’s Viewpoint Fire burns 5,200 acres in five hours

While more than 140 firefighters continue to make progress on containing the Viewpoint Fire that forced the evacuation of two communities in Prescott Valley, some residents returned Saturday morning only to find heartbreak.

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30-acre wildfire reported near Twin Arrows

Firefighters are suppressing a 30-acre wildfire east of Flagstaff. The fire is located north of Interstate 40 at milepost 218, near Twin Arrows Casino.

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Brush fires threaten homes in Prescott Valley

A Code Red evacuation message was sent out to residents in the Viewpoint and Poquito Valley neighborhoods Friday, May 11, as a wildland fire, driven by strong winds, ripped through the area.