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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Williams families will see some fresh faces this year at Williams Unified School District, as new principals settle in at both the high school and elementary-middle school.

By Wendy Howell July 13, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona Celtic Highland Association is bringing their annual festival to Williams July 17- 18 at the Williams Rodeo Grounds.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News July 13, 2021
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WIKIEUP, Ariz. (AP) — Federal authorities on July 11 were at the scene of the crash of a small plane that killed two crew members responding to a wildfire in northwestern Arizona.

By Associated Press July 12, 2021
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PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has completed its random draw for 2021 fall hunts.

July 9, 2021
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FLAGSTAFF - As of 6 a.m. today, July 6, Coconino County has moved back to Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in coordination with the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests.

July 6, 2021
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Summer school students at Williams Elementary-Middle School decorated the fence at the school with red solo cups in a message thanking wildland firefighters battling the Rafael Fire.

July 6, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — With more than a dozen fires burning across the state of Arizona in the last week, including the Rafael Fire and Rock Butte Fires in Yavapai and Coconino Counties, monsoon season could create flooding issues.

July 6, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The quiet community of Ash Fork could see an influx of business with the recent county approval of a new travel plaza.

By Wendy Howell July 6, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Pull out any archived edition of the Williams News from the past 120 years and there will be a story about water. However, the problem isn’t necessarily a lack of water, it’s how to get to the water.

By Wendy Howell July 6, 2021
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Kaibab and Coconino national forests reopen to public entry
Fire restrictions and area closures remain in place

WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Kaibab and Coconino national forests have rescinded their full forest closures as of July 6 at 6 a.m. Although most of the forest is now open to public entry, Stage II Fire Restrictions and the Bill Williams Mountain closure will remain in place. In addition, an area closure is in place for the Rafael Fire.

July 6, 2021
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The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) — • Officers arrested a female for driving suspended and city warrant on Rodgers. • Officers responded to mental health issue on Sheridan.

July 6, 2021
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Rafael Fire contained at 91 percent, mop up efforts now underway
Blaze burns 78,065 acres in Sycamore Canyon area; all effected communities return to READY evacuation status

The Rafael Fire was discovered June 18 on the Prescott National Forest, the result of passing predominantly dry thunderstorms and lightning.

July 2, 2021
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Babbitt Ranches, one of Arizona’s largest privately owned working cattle ranches, was unable to host the popular tradition last year because of the pandemic.

July 2, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - A woman was killed after being struck by a BNSF train in Williams June 30.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 30, 2021
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The Rafael Fire is currently 78,709 acres and is 72 percent contained as of June 30.

June 30, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The community of Williams will see a familiar face step in as the new city manager.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 29, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — As Williams enters the heart of the tourist season this month, the city is seeing a substantial jump in sales and BBB tax revenues.

By Wendy Howell June 29, 2021
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The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) —

June 29, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Residents who live in the Woods Subdivision in Williams are dealing with severe potholes and dusty cars on their commutes this summer, but it appears an end is in sight.

By Wendy Howell June 29, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Scattered showers and thunderstorms are making their way across northern Arizona this week.

By Wendy Howell June 29, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Fire crews battling the Rafael Fire south of Williams made significant progress last week, after conducting back-burning operations on the 78,708-acre blaze. As of June 29, the fire is 59 percent contained.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 29, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Much of the American West has been blasted with sweltering heat this week as a high pressure dome combines with the worst drought in modern history to launch temperatures into the triple digits, toppling records even before the official start of summer.

By Associated Press June 26, 2021
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Arizona Highland Games and Gathering coming to Williams July 17-18
Celtic festival to feature games, drink, food, music and more

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Northern Arizona Celtic Highland Association is bringing their annual festival to Williams this year.

By Wendy Howell June 26, 2021
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PARKS, Ariz. - Several areas south of I-40 near Parks are being evacuated after receiving a "GO" order from Coconino County Sheriff's Office.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 24, 2021
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The fire is currently 36,000 acres and is zero percent contained. There are 199 firefighting personnel assigned to the Rafael Fire.

June 24, 2021