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Williams fire responds to accidents, bees, smoke alarms in September
Firefighters extinguish mattress fire caused by resident torching bed bugs

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Williams Volunteer Fire Department responded to 22 calls in September, three members attended Arizona State Fire School in Mesa and four engines transported high school, middle school and elementary school students during the Williams Homecoming parade.

October 15, 2019
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A Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office canine unit is responsible for the discovery of 30 lbs. of cocaine and nearly 5 lbs. of heroin during a traffic stop on I-40 near Ash Fork Oct. 14.

By Wendy Howell October 15, 2019
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A group of agriculture students from Mayer High School recently reached out to a community member in need.

October 15, 2019
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NewLife Forest Products, LLC held an official ground breaking ceremony Oct. 9 for Windfall Sawmill, a new mill on Garland Prairie Road.

By Wendy Howell October 15, 2019
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Bearizona pledges $90,000 to new WEMS after- school program
Community contributions and 21st Century Grant ensure longevity of Falcon Flyers program at WEMS

Bearizona recently partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Flagstaff to secure $90,000 in funding to help with the newly established Falcon Flyers afterschool program at Williams Elementary-Middle School.

October 15, 2019
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To do: Find those fall colors in Williams
Seven hikes to celebrate fall in northern Arizona

Whether you are a resident looking to soak in the autumn ambiance or simply a tourist seeking a great fall getaway destination, northern Arizona will surely fit the bill. Here are 6 great places to take in the beauty of the fall season in Williams.

By Wendy Howell October 15, 2019
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Ash Fork Elementary honored as National Blue Ribbon school
School recognized for academics and as one of Arizona’s highest performing schools

Ash Fork Elementary School was among five in the state recently named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

By Wendy Howell October 15, 2019
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Williams Police Department has cancelled a Silver Alert for a Williams resident.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News October 15, 2019
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Williams animal lovers came to St. John's Episcopal-Lutheran Church Oct. 6 for the annual Blessing of the Animals.

October 11, 2019
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Classic car owners returned to Williams Oct. 5 for the eighth annual Datsun Car Show.

October 11, 2019
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An aggressive wildfire in Southern California seared its way through dry vegetation Oct. 11 and spread quickly, destroying dozens of homes as tens of thousands of residents scrambled to get out of its way, authorities said.

By STEFANIE DAZIO and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press October 11, 2019
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Full steam ahead: Grand Canyon Railway celebrates 30 years
The 1989 revitalization of the Grand Canyon Railway helped shape the Williams community

In 1984, the city of Williams went down in history as the last Route 66 town to be bypassed by Interstate-40. As predicted, many Williams businesses struggled as traffic circumvented the town on the newly constructed interstate, and the streets of Williams became quiet.

By Wendy Howell October 11, 2019
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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona is getting $1 million to further its research into international wildlife conservation.

October 11, 2019
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PHOENIX (AP) — Journalists at The Arizona Republic have voted to unionize in a move that will allow for contract negotiations over wages, benefits and working conditions.

October 11, 2019
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service wants a federal judge to reconsider an order that halted tree-cutting across thousands of square miles of forest in the Southwest, saying efforts to address wildfire threats are hanging in the balance.

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press October 11, 2019
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Kaibab National Forest fire managers will make another attempt at applying prescribed fire treatments on the first units of the Three Sisters Prescribed Fire Project north of Williams beginning Tuesday, Oct. 15.

October 10, 2019
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Mormon Lake Road north entrance closed
Access to Mormon Lake through south entrance only

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The north entrance of Mormon Lake Road, which is located just off Lake Mary Road (near the scenic overlook) about 30 miles southeast of Flagstaff, will be closed for several weeks to repair a cattleguard on Mormon Lake Road. During this period, motorists will can only access Mormon Lake through the south entrance.

October 10, 2019
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Coconino County confirms first flu cases of the season
People are reminded to get yearly flu vaccination

Public health officials are reminding people to receive the flu vaccination (flu shot).

October 9, 2019
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Representatives from the city of Williams, the Williams Fire Department, Williams Public Works, Williams Fire Department, Williams Police Department, Coconino County Sheriff's Office, Coconino County Flood Control District an others participated in a tabletop disaster scenario Oct. 7 at the Williams Rodeo Barn.

October 8, 2019
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — In early September, the Stilo Development Group resubmitted plans to the U.S. Forest Service to develop a luxury resort property in Tusayan.

By Wendy Howell October 8, 2019
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HEBER, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is investigating the poaching of a bull elk north of Heber.

October 8, 2019

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A project to conserve murals inside a historic watchtower near the Grand Canyon's east entrance is complete.

By Associated Press October 8, 2019
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PHOENIX — Starting Oct. 1, 2020, new federal identification regulations take effect at all TSA airport checkpoints nationwide requiring all air passengers 18 and older to provide a federally-compliant ID to TSA personnel prior to boarding a flight.

October 8, 2019

SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — It will be a few more weeks until repairs at the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona are completed after a man vandalized the iconic landmark.

By Associated Press October 8, 2019
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CAMP VERDE – At an August work session, the Camp Verde Town Council decided that as much as $250,000 should go toward the Camp Verde Arena Association’s efforts to build an equestrian center.

By Bill Helm, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News October 8, 2019

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