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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Flagstaff Ranger District has recently updated and renewed an important forest order for camping and campfire restrictions around the Flagstaff area that will help reduce the number of abandoned campfires and keep communities safer.

January 22, 2020
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On Jan. 9, an eight person crew launched from Lees Ferry in an attempt to break a speed record by rowing 277 river miles of the Grand Canyon in less than 34 hours. They were unsuccessful.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 21, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Arizona Commerce Authority awarded Coconino County with a $50,000 Arizona Rural Broadband Development Grant to accelerate the enhancement of broadband infrastructure to support economic growth and improve quality of life for Arizona’s rural residents.

January 21, 2020
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BEVERLY HILLS, Cali. — Dr. S. Harry Robertson, Williams resident and founder of Robertson Fuel Systems, A HEICO Company, was recognized for his entrepreneurial accomplishments with the Ken Ricci Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award Jan. 16, at the 17th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards, hosted by John Travolta.

By Ashley Sanchez, Robertson Fuel Systems January 21, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Now in its third month, the Falcon Flyers after-school program is seeking members of the Williams community to help the program grow.

By Wendy Howell January 21, 2020
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The race to conserve America’s Black-Footed Ferrets
Despite some success, species remains threatened in Western U.S. Biologists are trying to understand why

SELIGMAN, Ariz. — The night was settling from cool to downright cold as Holly Hicks drove out into the northern Arizona grasslands with an endangered black-footed ferret in her backseat.

By Elizabeth Miller, Courtesy of Undark Magazine January 21, 2020
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Is 4FRI taking shape yet?
Forest Service extends closing date for second request for proposals; makes changes to contract length and biomass removal

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — After considering comments from stakeholders, the Forest Service has made significant amendments to its request for proposals for Phase 2 of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI), an ambitious plan to thin nearly 2.4 million acres of northern Arizona forests over 20 years.

By Wendy Howell January 21, 2020
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The National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for a slight chance of rain showers before 8 p.m. tonight, followed by a slight chance of rain and snow showers between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. and a slight chance of snow showers in the early morning.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 16, 2020
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Burning is expected to continue through the remainder of this week as conditions allow.

January 15, 2020
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AZGFD accepting applications for 2020 pronghorn, elk hunts
Raptor capture seasons now included in latest draw process

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is now accepting applications for 2020 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for pronghorn and elk.

January 15, 2020
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The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the recent poaching of two female (doe) mule deer near Colorado City, Ariz.

January 14, 2020
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Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in locating a critical missing person.

January 14, 2020
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Entrance fees at state parks will be waived for all Arizona residents on Monday, Jan. 20.

January 14, 2020
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The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) for Jan. 6-8 — • Officers responded to tourist walking on ice at Santa Fe;

January 14, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Williams Volunteer Fire Department celebrated the holidays during its annual Christmas party Dec. 14 at American Legion Cordova Post #13 in Williams.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 14, 2020
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Ponderosa Fire District Engine 821 crew participates in ice water rescue training with the Greater Flagstaff Region partners at Flagstaff Ranch Jan. 7.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 14, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The force was strong enough at an Arizona store to reunite Luke Skywalker with his long-lost vinyl record.

By Associated Press January 14, 2020
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City water line extension request denied by council
Councilmembers say city not in position to finance individual water projects

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Although sympathetic to residents’ water situation, the Williams City Council denied a request to provide city water to homeowners in the Lazy E Subdivision near Elephant Rocks Golf Course at its regular meeting Jan. 9.

January 14, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is a powerful exhibit that commemorates the 58,320 American service members who died or are unaccounted for from service during the Vietnam War.

By Wendy Howell January 14, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Austin M. Peck is a name most Williams residents do not recognize. He was not raised within the community, has no relatives in the region and he spent little, if any time embracing the town’s beauty and the people who love it so.

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With windmill ears and a winter red coat, my mule, Twinkie, hauled my bony butt to Phantom Ranch and back. A few hikers on the trail down toted fishing poles. None had any luck.

By By Margret Mason, Special to Williams-Grand Canyon News January 14, 2020
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Fearing an eroding tax base, two Republican legislators are leading efforts to block private individuals from giving away property to the federal government.

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A traveling exhibit about the community of Homol’ovi will be on display at the Winslow Arts Trust museum in the historic La Posada Hotel in Winslow Jan. 18 through Jan. 2021.

January 9, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A former Northern Arizona University student charged in a fatal shooting on campus is scheduled to change his plea at a court hearing Thursday.

By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press January 9, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Fire crews on the Williams Ranger District on the Kaibab National Forest will begin igniting large machine piles of slash on Wednesday morning of this week near Garland Prairie about 5 miles south of Interstate 40.

January 9, 2020

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