PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House voted May 21 to give businesses sweeping protections from lawsuits if their customers or employees get sick from the coronavirus and to eliminate criminal penalties for violating the governor's public-health orders.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Strong south to southwest winds are rolling across northern Arizona this afternoon.
The town of Williams showed signs of an economic revival as restaurants, bars and retail shops opened this week.
A Memorial Day ceremonty will be held at the Williams Cemetery May 25 at 11 a.m.
• Officers retrieved firearm from subject as ordered by court due to order of protection; • Officers assisted school with food delivery;
WILLIAMS, Ariz. —The town of Williams may be small, but it knows how to go big when it comes to celebrating its youth. On May 22, the town’s 53 graduating high school seniors will be honored with a fireworks show followed by an outdoor invite-only graduation ceremony the following weekend.
The city started looking at dropping the program last year after receiving a letter that stated the cost for recycle would be increasing.
Now, with less than 30 days before the show, organizers are hustling to finalize plans for the car show.
Northern Arizona Healthcare reported there were 166 patients at Flagstaff Medical Center May 18, with 26 COVID-19 patients. The ICU had 40 patients.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The Kaibab National Forest will open developed campgrounds for the overnight camping season this week.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz — After closing earlier this spring to stem the transmission of the coronavirus, Coconino National Forest will begin reopening some recreation sites May 14.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Flagstaff Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest will begin selling commercial firewood permits May 18 for six areas of live and dead juniper trees near Yeager Canyon that will provide approximately 10 cords of wood in each area.
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) put in place Stage 2 fire restrictions May 12.
The Coconino County Board of Supervisors held a community-wide live stream town hall meeting May 6 and stated the county has not seen a 14-day decline in the number of positive COVID-19 cases which the state is using as the first trigger to relaxing restrictions.
"This is not a green light to speed," Ducey said. "This is a green light to proceed, and we're going to proceed with caution."
The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) May 5-12 — • Officers responded to subject camping in city limits on RT66 near JJ’s, subject warned and moved;
Kaibab National Forest will be temporarily closing the green waste disposal site at the Moonset Pit.
“Our community has had an awesome response to the Testing Blitz,” said Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta.
The Fancy Mask competition sponsored by Kali Kaliche and The Williams-Grand Canyon News has extended the deadline through May 20.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The city of Williams has been recognized for their efforts in the upgrade of Grand Canyon Boulevard by receiving the 2020 Public Works Project of the Year – Transportation award from the American Public Works Association (APWA).
An end to the lockdown in Gallup would likely mean stricter restrictions at Zuni.
“We’re trying our hardest to provide responsive public safety, reliable utilities, solid infrastructure, and quality recreational facilities for our citizens and our valued guests," said city manager Chase Waggoner.
Tourists with reservations during the time of the suspension will be contacted and will have the opportunity to reschedule their reservation for dates within the 2021 season.
As the state moves into a more active fire season in the Southwest, the U.S. Forest Service is enacting shooting restrictions on the Coronado, Tonto and Prescott National Forests.