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TUSAYAN, Ariz. – The Halfway Fire which was ignited by a lightning strike on the Tusayan Ranger District over the weekend grew to 97 acres Aug. 3, however a combination of initial attack resources including aircraft, hand crews, engines and a dozer working steadily throughout the day and were able to stop forward progress of the fire by early that evening.

August 6, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Williams residents voted to retain John Moore, who ran uncontested, for another two years as mayor at the Aug. 4 primary, while the Williams City Council race is still undecided.

By Wendy Howell August 5, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against the parents and grandmother of a 6-year-old Flagstaff boy who was locked in a closet and died of starvation, the Coconino County Attorney's Office said.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press August 4, 2020
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Community Calendar: Week of Aug. 5

August 4, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A former Flagstaff mayoral candidate accused of forging petition signatures to appear on Tuesday’s primary ballot has been indicted on fraud and other charges.

By Associated Press August 4, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The city of Williams currently has 15 active cases of COVID-19, and a cumulative total of 57 since the initial spread of the virus in Arizona in early spring, according to Coconino County officials.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News August 4, 2020
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Today is the primary election where voters can indicate their preference for candidates for the Nov. 3 general election.

August 4, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Gov. Doug Ducey announced that all Arizona schools need to resume learning by the first day of their traditional instructional year, however, how schools go about that has been left up to individual districts.

By Wendy Howell August 4, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Since Memorial Day, when law enforcement officers in Minneapolis were responsible for the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, who died when officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes, civil unrest has permeated the country.

By Wendy Howell August 4, 2020
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TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Fire crews from the Kaibab National Forest, Tusayan Fire Department, and Grand Canyon National Park responded to a wildfire the morning of Aug. 3 about 3 miles southeast of the town of Tusayan.

August 3, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - As the monsoon rains have seemed to drizzle to a stop, a deadly heat wave has rolled into Arizona that is expected to last through Saturday.

By Wendy Howell July 31, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Nolan Reidhead will face Tiffany Shedd in the Congressional District 1 Republican primary Aug. 4. The winner will go up against the winner of the Democratic primary, either incumbent Rep. Tom O’Halleran or Eva Putzova.

By Stan Bindell, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News July 30, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The city of Williams, Coconino County, Coconino National Forest and Kaibab National Forest have lifted fire restrictions as of July 28 on all of their districts because of the significant amount of precipitation dropped during the recent monsoons.

By Wendy Howell July 29, 2020
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Flagstaff, Ariz. – Three people were arrested following a confrontation during a Portland solidarity and Black Lives Matter march in Flagstaff July 25.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News July 29, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams City Council is taking a hard look at the 2021 Fiscal Year budget as they face another month of decreased sales tax revenue.

By Wendy Howell July 28, 2020
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Gov. Ducey: Schools can decide on when students will return
Williams Unified School District begins Aug. 10

PHOENIX — Arizona schools won’t be required to put kids back into classrooms next month.

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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The U.S. Census Bureau is sending reminder postcards this week to an estimated 34.3 million households asking to respond to the 2020 census.

By Wendy Howell July 28, 2020
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This year, the reunion honored Vic Howell ranch manager for Babbitt Ranches, located north of Williams.

By Loretta McKenney July 28, 2020
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The United States has lost almost 1,800 newspapers since 2004, including more than 60 dailies and 1,700 weeklies.

By Wendy Howell July 28, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. – Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS), in collaboration with North Country HealthCare and other community partners, will offer COVID-19 Testing in Williams July 30.

July 23, 2020
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Fishermen have been flocking to northern Arizona lakes as the monsoons roll in and temperatures are dropping.

By Wendy Howell July 21, 2020
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The Cataract Creek Gang performs on the streets of Williams.

July 21, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Observers in the Northern Hemisphere are hoping to catch a glimpse of Comet NEOWISE as it zips through the inner solar system before it speeds away into the depths of space.

July 21, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — With just a few exceptions, Coconino Community College will offer classes solely online this fall.

July 21, 2020
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COVID-19 testing continues at Ft. Tuthill; preregistration recommended
Dept. of Health confirms 39 cases in Williams area

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is asking individuals seeking COVID-19 testing at Fort Tuthill County Park to register online prior to arriving at the site.

July 21, 2020

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