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Firefighters continue to make progress on Tunnel Fire; 20 percent contained
Acreage of fire drops to 19,344 acres because of more accurate mapping

Containment of the Tunnel Fire increased to 20 percent Monday evening as firefighters continued to secure the fire’s perimeter and remove any heat near the control lines.

By Katherine Locke April 26, 2022
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Crews continued Friday building line around the now 20,924-acre Tunnel Fire northeast of Flagstaff, while battling high winds and welcoming unusual precipitation in the form of scattered rain and sporadic snow showers.

April 23, 2022
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Flames stretching 100 feet had raced through rural neighborhoods near Flagstaff just days earlier.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press April 22, 2022
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Helicopters aided in fire suppression efforts today on the 20,198-acre Tunnel Fire, while crews continued making progress dowsing hotspots along the fire’s western flank.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News April 21, 2022
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Windy conditions challenge firefighters as Tunnel Fire grows to more than 19,000 acres
Resources and information for those affected by the Tunnel Fire

The Tunnel Fire, 14 miles northeast of Flagstaff, grew an additional 3,087 acres April 20 for a total of 19,712 acres of fire driven by strong winds across the landscape in a northeast direction.

April 20, 2022
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Coconino County officials said during an evening news conference that 766 homes and 1,000 animals had been evacuated.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press April 20, 2022
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Tunnel Fire grows to 6,000 acres, prompts evacuations
Government Prairie area, located northeast of Parks is now in SET status

According to Coconino County, the Government Prairie area, located northeast of Parks is now in SET status and is asked to prepare for evacuations, if ordered.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News April 19, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Mayor John Moore told the Williams City Council April 14 that he would like the city to find the funds to repair a large damaged section of east Route 66, just south of Interstate 40 in Williams

April 19, 2022
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.- A wildland fire that began April 17 is rapidly spreading northeast of Flagstaff due to high winds and evacuations are in place.

April 19, 2022
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino County Board of Supervisors adopted the final map for the redistricting map April 12. The board began the redistricting process in the fall of 2021.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News April 19, 2022
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Guardian Air and LifeLine ambulance tend to a critical patient at the Williams Clinic April 8.

April 19, 2022
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Federal officials say it may be necessary to reduce water deliveries to users on the Colorado River to prevent the shutdown of a huge dam that supplies hydropower to some 5 million customers across the U.S. West.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press April 19, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Kaibab National Forest fire managers are planning to conduct a prescribed fire near the Williams starting April 20 and continuing through the week, pending favorable weather conditions.

April 19, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams City Council voted to increase residential and commercial electric rates at their regular meeting April 14.

By Wendy Howell April 19, 2022
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino National Forest personnel are currently in the process of reopening many forest roads now that warmer weather and wind have dried out and hardened surfaces, making roads suitable for motorized travel.

April 12, 2022
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PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s proposed recommendations for deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, bison, bear, mountain lion, population management, and limited-entry permit-tag hunts for fall 2022 and spring 2023 are available for review at www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines.

April 12, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, an America’s Big Top Circus, will stop in Williams for one night only April 30.

By Loretta McKenney April 12, 2022
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The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) — • Officers responded to a two vehicle non-injury collision at the intersection of Grand Canyon and Franklin.

April 12, 2022
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This year’s theme is American Graffiti.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News April 12, 2022
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Wind energy company in Williams, Babbitt Ranches pleads guilty to killing eagles
Next Era has wind farm at Perrin Ranch in Williams, plans for more turbines at Babbitt Ranches Page 2A

NextEra has a wind farm at Perrin Ranch in Williams, and is in the process of developing a wind farm on Babbitt Ranches near Valle, 30 miles northwest of Flagstaff.

By By Matthew Brown, Associated Press April 12, 2022
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According to Williams City Clerk Pam Galvan, Don Dent is the only candidate for mayor.

By Wendy Howell April 12, 2022
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Local residents took advantage of the soft-opening April 8 to experience a crowd-free day on the coaster track and summer tubing hill.

By Wendy Howell April 12, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A hiker sustained a head injury after falling 20 feet at Sycamore Falls in Sycamore Canyon April 3.

April 5, 2022
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The city of Williams will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the city April 21, starting at 9 p.m.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News April 5, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A benefit rally to help veterans and first responders is coming to Williams May 13-15.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News April 5, 2022