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The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) March 22- 28— • Officers conducted a public assist on Route 66.

March 30, 2021
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Students attending Coconino Community College (CCC) for the spring semester will receive a new round of federal COVID relief funds to help them with the cost of college.

March 30, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — In the summer of 2020, the largest fire in the history of Kaibab National Forest tore through the ponderosa pine forests above the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, causing the evacuation of the Jacob Lake and North Rim communities, threatening several homes and other structures and eventually burning over 70,000 acres of ponderosa and pinyon-juniper habitat.

By Wendy Howell March 30, 2021
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Arizona governor lifts mask mandates, re-opens bars
Cities and counties may not implement own restrictions

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey on March 25 lifted Arizona's remaining restrictions to curb the coronavirus, prohibiting government mask mandates and allowing bars and nightclubs shuttered for months to open their doors without restrictions.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press March 25, 2021
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PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - A dangerous fugitive was killed in a shoot-out with Yavapai County Sheriff's Office (YCSO) deputies in Prescott Valley March 22.

March 24, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Excavation has begun for Canyon Coaster Park, a proposed family adventure park with the primary attractions of a coaster track, and a summer and winter tubing hill operation.

March 23, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams Senior Center will reopen for meals only on April 5 after being closed for more than a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

March 23, 2021
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The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) March 16-21 — • Officers dealt with numerous snow issues.

March 23, 2021
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Upcoming events in and around Williams.

March 23, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — When coronavirus arrived in the U.S. in early 2020, it threw the housing market a curveball.

By Wendy Howell March 23, 2021
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino County is expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all persons aged 18 and older effective immediately.

March 19, 2021
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A 77-year-old woman died when her house caught fire on Boyd Street in Williams March 16.

By Loretta McKenney March 18, 2021
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Coconino County, is expanding vaccinations to include Phase 1c individuals and those aged 35 and older effective immediately.

March 17, 2021
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PARKS, Ariz. — Around noon on March 9, Coconino County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence on Jousting Lane in Parks for a homeowner reporting an unknown male subject with a vehicle on her property.

March 16, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — After a nearly three-hour meeting that included applicant and appellant testimony and a public hearing, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors March 10 denied a modification of a conditional use permit that would have allowed sales at a water stand on a property in Pittman Valley.

By Wendy Howell March 16, 2021
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After being closed for nearly one year, Williams Recreation Center is reopening to the public.

March 16, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A former Williams school bus driver is being charged with driving under the influence and up to 16 endangerment charges after the results of a toxicology report were released by Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) March 12.

By Loretta McKenney March 16, 2021
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According to Coconino County Health and Human Services Director Kim Musselman, the Center of Disease Control has notified the county to expect a significant increase in vaccines in April.

By Wendy Howell March 16, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams Unified School District Governing Board accepted the resignation of Williams Elementary-Middle School Principal Carissa Morrison at its March 10 meeting.

By Wendy Howell March 16, 2021
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Upcoming events in and around Williams.

March 16, 2021
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One burn will take place at Hart Prairie near Flagstaff between March 15-16 on the Flagstaff Ranger District.

March 16, 2021
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Hundreds of motorists spend night on I-40 after snow storm closes highway
Slide-offs, crashes complicate interstate closure as travelers wait more than 10 hours at standstill

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, the westbound and eastbound lanes of I-40 came to a standstill around 3:30 p.m., March 13.

By Wendy Howell March 16, 2021
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The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) March 9- — • Officers responded to domestic on 1st, male arrested for domestic violence assault.

March 16, 2021
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U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva has introduced a bill to keep the U.S. Forest Service from turning over land in Arizona for a massive copper mine.

By Associated Press March 16, 2021
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Coconino County Board of Supervisors appointed Steve Peru as the next county manager March 2. Peru will begin his service at the county April 5.

March 9, 2021