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Williams 911: week of August 15

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) — • Officers assisted Lifeline on Homestead Avenue; • Officers took report of an assault on Railroad Avenue, victim wouldn’t aid in prosecution; • Officers assisted Lifeline at local hotel;

Temporary road closure on Airport Road

There will be a temporary road closure at Airport Road and Transwestern Pipeline crossing from Aug. 20-Sept. 2.

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Community calendar: week of August 15

Upcoming events in Williams and the surrounding communities.

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WUSD to offer incentives for AzMERIT teachers

As districts prepare for another school year, looming spring AzMERIT testing already has school administrators planning ahead.

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Meet the write-in candidates for Williams constable

Mike Diaz is a write-in candidate running for Williams constable. The Williams News asked candidates a series of questions, and the answers were submitted by the candidates for the voters. Each candidate had a combined 300-word limit for the questions.

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Meet the write-in candidates for Williams city council

Jay Redfeather is a write-in candidate running for Williams city council. The Williams News asked candidates a series of questions, and the answers were submitted by the candidates for the voters. Each candidate had a combined 300-word limit for the questions.

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Collision claims 3 on Ash Fork Hill

Three people were killed in a head-on collision on Interstate 40 between Ash Fork and Williams Aug. 8.

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History in the making: Volunteers work to bring Williams archives to the public

Williams has a rich history and tucked within the cabinets, drawers and attics of many local families lay documents, photos and other archives that bring that history to life.

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Northern Arizona fire update: Seep Fire resumes ignitions, others get rain

Fire managers with the Coconino National Forest continue monitoring and utilizing several lightning-caused fires.

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Current closures at Grand Canyon National Park due to wildfire activity

As of Aug. 9 new temporary trail closures were implemented on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park that include the Nankoweap Trail and the Point Imperial Trail.

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Low-cost Rabies vaccination clinic Aug. 11 in Flagstaff

The Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) is sponsoring a low-cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic from 1 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Coconino Humane Association, 3501 E. Butler Ave., Flagstaff.

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Meet the candidates running for Williams constable

Two candidates, Jay Douglass and Rick Remender, are running for Williams constable. The position is new to Williams. Here are brief biographies and questions and answers, submitted by the candidates in alphabetical order, for voters. Each candidate had a combined 300-word limit for the questions.

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Candidates vie for new constable position

Two candidates are running for a newly reestablished constable position with the Williams Justice Court. Whether a criminal background can be overcome is at question though as voters head to the polls to decide who Williams’ next constable will be.

Constable position returns to Williams Justice court

After nearly a 60 year absence, the Williams Justice Court constable position is set to return.

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Meet the candidates running for Williams justice of the peace

Three candidates, Rob Krombeen, Brian Flescher and Annie Shumway, are running for Williams justice of the peace.

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Region in brief: August 8

Regional news in and around northern Arizona.

Tribe that owns Grand Canyon Skywalk to improve airport

The northern Arizona tribe that owns the Grand Canyon Skywalk is getting nearly $2 million in federal grants to fix up its airport.

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Big Chino Valley Pumped Storage Project questioned by Yavapai County residents

Proposed hydro-electric project five miles southeast of Seligman questioned by locals

About 65 people showed up at the Prescott Resort June 27, for the afternoon community meeting with ITC on the proposed Big Chino Valley Pumped Storage Project, and about the same number showed up for the evening presentation.

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Catch 22: $500 reward offered for Williams man wanted on armed robbery, assault charges

On July 16, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office was asking for help in locating Ramon Figueroa-Vela, a 57-year-old Hispanic man who is 5-feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds.

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West Coast on fire: Kaibab firefighters head to California

Around 400 fire personnel from Arizona, including 75 engines, have joined the battle to suppress 18 wildland fires in the Golden State, although the majority are on the Carr and Ferguson Fires.

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AZGFD: Monsoon moisture brings increased exposure to insect-borne diseases

Weather forecasts are showing that a resurgence of Arizona’s monsoon is on the horizon and while badly needed moisture may be on the increase, so is the possibility of insect-borne diseases that can impact people, pets and wildlife.

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*Update* - 7 candidates jockey to be next Arizona schools chief

PHOENIX (AP) — After tens of thousands of Arizona teachers walked out of their classrooms in protest over pay and funding this spring, voters must decide whether to choose a new chief of the public school system.

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Williams 911: week of August 8

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) — • Officers arrested a male for driving suspended on Franklin Avenue; • Officers conducted welfare check on Third Street;

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Meet the candidates running for Williams mayor

Two candidates, John Moore and George Otero, are running for Williams mayor.

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Williams designated a Purple Heart City

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A Purple Heart Day commemoration ceremony to recognize the recipients of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously and those veterans who were awarded the medal while serving, and to officially recognize Williams Arizona as a Purple Heart City, will be held Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. at Williams’ Monument Park.

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