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Double-fatality under investigation at Grand Canyon National Park

NPS investigative branch asking for public's help

Jessica Bartz, 22, and Garret Bonkowski, 25, are believed to have entered the park Sept. 18 and were found below Trailview 2 Overlook on the Sourth Rim earlier this month.

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Barnett sentenced to life for murders of DiMurias

Derrick Barnett has been sentenced to natural life in prison for the murders of Williams residents Nora and Michael DiMuria.

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Northern Arizona country gets rain, snow

Snowplows were clearing highways in high country in northern and eastern Arizona Oct. 16 as a winter weather advisory remained in effect through noon for elevations over 6,500 feet (1,981 meters).

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Williams 911: week of October 17

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) — • Officers responded to an alarm on Route 66; • Officers responded to disturbance at local hotel, civil matter;

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Howly Growly Owly: Bearizona’s Fall Festival is here

WILLIAMS, Ariz.— Are you looking for something fun to do this month?

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Community calendar: week of October 17

Upcoming events in Williams and surrounding areas.

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Rotary's Western Auction scholarship fundraiser set for Oct. 27

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Williams Rotary Club’s largest fundraising event of the year returns Oct. 27.

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Veterans Day celebration at Miss Kitty's restaurant Nov. 11

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Plans are being finalized for the Williams Veterans Day Banquet Nov. 11. which celebrates the centennial of Armistice Day, which later became Veterans Day, and honors military service members for service to their country.

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New jaguars welcomed into Bearizona family

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — There are two new faces at Bearizona. Almost four months ago the wildlife park traded their original jaguar, Bagheera, for two brothers – Nacho and Libre.

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High Country Stand Down offers winter gear to veterans Oct. 31

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Veterans helping veterans, that’s the goal of the High Country Stand Down, which will be distributing cold weather gear and clothing to homeless and at-risk veterans.

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City squelches proposal for new management at golf course

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Williams City Council members voted unanimously to kill a request for proposal (RFP) for new management at Elephant Rocks Golf Course Oct. 11.

Area residents invited to screen new short documentary film, TEACHING IN ARIZONA

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Oct. 17, LAUNCH Flagstaff, along with Expect More Arizona and Tucson Values Teachers, will present a public screening of the new documentary short film, TEACHING IN ARIZONA.

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Williams 911: week of October 3 and October 10

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) — • Officers took report of an assault at Rec Center; • Officers took report of hit and run at local hotel;

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Christmas Parade applications available now

Applications for the 2018 Mountain Holiday Light Parade are now available at the Williams- Grand Canyon News office and via email.

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Yavapai County bans cell phone use while driving

The heartrending stories of family members and victims who continue to suffer after distracted driving behavior caused injury or death to a loved one convinced the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors to unanimously approve a new ordinance Oct. 3, banning the use of cell phones while driving.

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Burning tortillas, bees keep Williams Fire busy

Williams Volunteer Fire Department had a busy fall, with numerous calls for assistance on traffic accidents, medical situations and fires.

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Kaibab National Forest seeks input on Kaibab Plateau restoration project

Kaibab National Forest is seeking public input and comments on a proposed project to reduce the threat of uncharacteristic, high-intensity wildfire and to restore the structure, species composition and function of ecosystems on the Kaibab Plateau.

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Coconino County warns of phone scams

Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is alerting residents to reports of fraudulent phone calls in which the caller claims to be a Coconino County Sheriff’s Deputy calling about an outstanding warrant.

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Flu season is here, get your shot now

This week marks the start of the flu season, meaning the best time to get that flu shot is now, says Yavapai County Health Services Epidemiologist Stephen Everett.

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10 years on: Animal rescue group still working toward animal shelter

Although it has been 10 years since the idea of building an animal shelter came before the city, construction has yet to begin on a facility to help house homeless pets in Williams.

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Search underway for armed robber

Williams Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying an individual who robbed and assaulted an employee at the Mustang Gas Station on East Route 66 in Williams Oct. 6.

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Snow greets riders for Grand Canyon Railway's Pumpkin Patch Train

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A couple of inches of snow failed to deter young eager railway riders Sunday morning, as they embarked on the Grand Canyon Railway’s Pumpkin Patch train in search of the perfect pumpkin.

Highway from Flagstaff to Page reopens

CAMERON, Ariz. — A storm-damaged northern Arizona highway used to reach the Grand Canyon's North Rim, Lake Powell and southern Utah is reopen after crews worked around the clock for 48 hours to make temporary repairs.

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U.S. 89 near Cameron closed due to wash-out

A woman was killed following a wash-out of U.S. 89 near Cameron, Arizona the evening of Oct. 3.