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Tusayan adopts $25 mil budget for FY 2021
Essential services, ongoing projects evaluated as revenues drop 69 percent

The Town of Tusayan has officially adopted a $24 million budget for fiscal year 2021.

By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News August 4, 2020
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PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey said the state won’t make up the money that Arizona unemployed will lose when the $600 a week in extra federal benefits dries up this coming week.

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Clarinda Vail is challenging the incumbent Mayor Craig Sanderson to oversee Tusayan — Arizona's tiniest town near the state's biggest tourist attraction.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press July 30, 2020
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Gov. Ducey: Schools can decide on when students will return
Williams Unified School District begins Aug. 10

PHOENIX — Arizona schools won’t be required to put kids back into classrooms next month.

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This year, the reunion honored Vic Howell ranch manager for Babbitt Ranches, located north of Williams.

By Loretta McKenney July 28, 2020
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The program is not a check but rather a tax credit for each to work together in support of keeping local journalism sustainable during this damaging business environment.

July 28, 2020
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34 positive cases reported at Grand Canyon and Tusayan
Town and park request masks be worn in public, social distancing

Coronavirus cases in Grand Canyon/ Tusayan have risen to 34 as of July 27.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News July 28, 2020
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Rebecca Wirth is the incumbent for the 2020 Tusayan town council.

July 28, 2020
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Greg Brush is a resident of Tusayan and chief of Tusayan Fire Department.

July 28, 2020
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Supporters say the measure, known as the Great American Outdoors Act, would be the most significant conservation legislation enacted in nearly half a century.

By By Matthew Daly, Associated Press July 23, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. – Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS), in collaboration with North Country HealthCare and other community partners, will offer COVID-19 Testing in Williams July 30.

July 23, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Flagstaff Unified School District Governing Board has decided to delay in-person learning at least until Oct. 9, the end of the first quarter, with remote learning set to begin Aug. 17.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News July 21, 2020
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Governing Board sets Grand Canyon School budget at $3.8 million
School to give parents three options for student attendance

On July 15, the Grand Canyon Governing Board voted unanimously to adopt a $3,804,105 budget for the 2020/2021 school year.

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COVID-19 testing continues at Ft. Tuthill; preregistration recommended
Dept. of Health confirms 39 cases in Williams area

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is asking individuals seeking COVID-19 testing at Fort Tuthill County Park to register online prior to arriving at the site.

July 21, 2020
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“The mules got a good break during the shutdown,” said livery manager John Berry.

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Grand Canyon and Tusayan Resource Guide
Local resources include emotional well-being, stress management, crisis hotlines and more

Local resources include emotional well-being, stress management, crisis hotlines and more

July 21, 2020
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The greater Williams community (those within the 86046 zip code) is recording 34 cases of COVID-19, according to the Arizona Department of Health July 20.

July 21, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The state of Arizona saw a surge in coronavirus cases at the end of June, and Coconino County followed the trend with a high of 324 cases the week of June 27, however, since then, the county has begun to see signs of leveling with 166 positive cases last week.

By Wendy Howell July 21, 2020
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Although school officially begins on that date, classes will be online because of Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order restricting in-person classes until after Aug. 17.

By Wendy Howell July 14, 2020
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Some residents have asked the U.S. Postal Service to find better accommodations, calling the situation unacceptable.

By Associated Press July 14, 2020
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Firefighters are making progress on the Monument Fire, according to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM).

By Williams-Grand Canyon News July 14, 2020
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The event will take place mostly online, with some on-site events with social distancing protocols in place.

July 14, 2020
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The event was originally scheduled for June 18-21, but organizers rescheduled the event because of statewide closures due to coronavirus.

By Wendy Howell July 14, 2020
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The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) has created preliminary plans for high school athletic programs following Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive action to delay the start of in-person schooling to Aug. 17.

July 14, 2020
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More than 60 firefighters with the Phoenix Fire Department have tested positive for the coronavirus.

By Associated Press July 14, 2020
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Testing at the July 17 event is free of charge and is provided on a first come, first served basis.

July 10, 2020
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In a new directive July 9, the governor said that dine-in facilities are limited to half the number of people that fire inspectors have listed as capacity.

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The role of a community newspaper, first and foremost, is to report the news and events that happen in the community it serves.

July 7, 2020
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There are 2,102 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Coconino County and 92 deaths as of July 6.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News July 7, 2020
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The park was closed from April 1 to May 15, when it began to reopen on a limited basis. Tourists are returning, along with their wallets, but business officials say times are still tough.

By By Ellie Borst, Cronkite News July 7, 2020

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