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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — After reviewing several submissions for the $300,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Williams City Council decided to submit an application for improvements to the water lines in the Homestead Road subdivision during its Jan. 23 meeting.

By Wendy Howell February 4, 2020
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Upcoming events in and around the Williams community.

February 4, 2020
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The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) between Jan. 27 - Feb. 4 — • Officers tagged an abandon vehicle at 3rd and Fulton Avenue; • Officers responded to domestic on Rodeo, female arrested for assault, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia;

February 4, 2020
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The annual Outdoor Expo will feature everything from wildlife exhibits and family fishing tanks to kayaking at the 90,000-gallon “Lake Paddlemore” and trying out firearms in a safe, controlled environment on the range.

February 4, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Because of elevated levels of mercury, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is advising the public to limit their consumption of black crappie caught in Santa Fe Lake in Williams.

By Loretta McKenney February 4, 2020
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Basic permits now take up to 30 days to process but will take up to 45 days starting Feb. 14. More complex requests could take up to 90 days.

By Associated Press February 4, 2020
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Spoiled by warm temperatures this weekend, Williams residents and visitors will experience a fast-moving storm that could bring light snow and cold temperatures Monday through Wednesday.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News February 2, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A Grand Canyon Railway steam locomotive is returning to its home in the Pacific Northwest soon.

By Wendy Howell January 28, 2020
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Coconino County Health Department give an anti-vaping presentation for students at Williams High School Jan. 14.

January 28, 2020
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Community calendar: Week of Jan. 29

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 28, 2020
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The application will be submitted to Kaibab National Forest later this week.

By Loretta McKenney January 28, 2020
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Most special events and activities held in the park, such as weddings, organized group rim-to-rim trips and using the Shrine of the Ages, require a special use permit.

January 28, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The sixth annual Event Huddle is coming to Williams Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. at the Family Harvest Church community room.

By Wendy Howell January 28, 2020
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COCONINO COUNTY — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring an outbreak of the novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV), a respiratory illness originating in Wuhan, China.

January 28, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Seventh grader Iscariot Rushing took the title of Williams Elementary-Middle School spelling bee champion for the fourth year in row Jan. 24.

By Wendy Howell January 28, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Flagstaff Ranger District has recently updated and renewed an important forest order for camping and campfire restrictions around the Flagstaff area that will help reduce the number of abandoned campfires and keep communities safer.

January 22, 2020
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On Jan. 9, an eight person crew launched from Lees Ferry in an attempt to break a speed record by rowing 277 river miles of the Grand Canyon in less than 34 hours. They were unsuccessful.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 21, 2020
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Grand Canyon Youth (GCY) will hold its second annual “River Stories Told Live” fundraiser Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

January 21, 2020
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Grand Canyon School hosted its annual spelling bee Jan. 15.

January 21, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Arizona Commerce Authority awarded Coconino County with a $50,000 Arizona Rural Broadband Development Grant to accelerate the enhancement of broadband infrastructure to support economic growth and improve quality of life for Arizona’s rural residents.

January 21, 2020
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BEVERLY HILLS, Cali. — Dr. S. Harry Robertson, Williams resident and founder of Robertson Fuel Systems, A HEICO Company, was recognized for his entrepreneurial accomplishments with the Ken Ricci Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award Jan. 16, at the 17th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards, hosted by John Travolta.

By Ashley Sanchez, Robertson Fuel Systems January 21, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Now in its third month, the Falcon Flyers after-school program is seeking members of the Williams community to help the program grow.

By Wendy Howell January 21, 2020
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The race to conserve America’s Black-Footed Ferrets
Despite some success, species remains threatened in Western U.S. Biologists are trying to understand why

SELIGMAN, Ariz. — The night was settling from cool to downright cold as Holly Hicks drove out into the northern Arizona grasslands with an endangered black-footed ferret in her backseat.

By Elizabeth Miller, Courtesy of Undark Magazine January 21, 2020
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Is 4FRI taking shape yet?
Forest Service extends closing date for second request for proposals; makes changes to contract length and biomass removal

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — After considering comments from stakeholders, the Forest Service has made significant amendments to its request for proposals for Phase 2 of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI), an ambitious plan to thin nearly 2.4 million acres of northern Arizona forests over 20 years.

By Wendy Howell January 21, 2020
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The National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for a slight chance of rain showers before 8 p.m. tonight, followed by a slight chance of rain and snow showers between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. and a slight chance of snow showers in the early morning.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 16, 2020

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