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This year, organizers and volunteers offered a variety of veteran services in addition to distributing items and clothing to veterans.

September 15, 2020
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As of Sept. 14, there are no active cases of COVID-19 in the city of Williams and one reported case in the 86046 zip code.

September 15, 2020
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Navajo Nation to participate in Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine trial
Navajo health care centers to offer trial vaccine on volunteer basis

Navajo Nation announces participation in Pfizer-BioTech COVID-19 vaccine trail on a patient-volunteer basis — the study will be led by the John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News September 15, 2020
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Old Tucson General Manager Terry Verhage said the ongoing COVID-19 public health protocols and restrictions limited park attendance to the point where the venue could no longer stay in business.

By Associated Press September 9, 2020
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So far, 5,221 people in the state have died of the disease caused by the coronavirus, and there have been 206,045 confirmed cases. The state, once a national hot spot for infections, continues to see a downward trend in infections and hospitalizations.

By Associated Press September 9, 2020
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Northern Arizona University President Rita Cheng announced Tuesday she will not seek an extension of her contract that expires in 2022.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press September 9, 2020
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General Manager steps up to lead by example, with focus on positive attitudes
Grand Canyon National Park Lodges GM, Marc Ducharme, takes the reins in midst of pandemic

Growing up in Sudbury, Canada, General Manager for Grand Canyon National Park Lodges, Marc Ducharme, thought for sure he would be playing professional hockey for a career.

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Some thought she had died as the number of coronavirus cases rapidly rose on the vast Navajo Nation, which at one point had the highest infection rate in the U.S.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press September 7, 2020
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Free saliva-based diagnostic COVID-19 testing is now available at Northern Arizona University (NAU) and Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff.

September 2, 2020
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Corrrection: Greg Brush to face Josh Collet at general election
Rebecca Wirth retains council seat, Clarinda Vail declared new mayor

The results of the primary election held Aug. 4, were approved by the Tusayan town council during a special council meeting Aug. 24.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News August 26, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — 4-H clubs in Coconino County have struggled to continue northern Arizona’s home-grown livestock tradition during the coronavirus pandemic, but will culminate the season at the Coconino County Fair this weekend.

By Wendy Howell September 1, 2020
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The city of Williams currently has no active cases of COVID-19, and a cummulative total of 67 since the initial spread of the virus in Arizona.

September 1, 2020
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As part of its phased reopening, the National Park Service (NPS) announced that shuttle bus services will resume on Sept. 5.

August 28, 2020
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The grant will help cover costs of COVID-19 related expenses.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News August 27, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — The fight over whether Phoenix-area gyms, bars, movie theaters and water parks can reopen could be a moot point by Thursday if Maricopa County's downward trend in coronavirus cases holds, the state's top health officer said.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press August 26, 2020
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The Tusayan Council and Access Parks encourage those with technical issues to contact Tusayan Town Hall, or to contact Access Parks tech support.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News August 26, 2020
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With safety concerns at the forefront, the council is hosting its first ever Sunset Movies Event, beginning Aug. 27.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News August 25, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — On Aug. 28, Harkins Flagstaff 16, Harkins Prescott Valley 14 and Harkins Sedona 6, will be celebrating reopening after being closed by order of Gov. Doug Ducey because of coronavirus concerns.

August 25, 2020
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The city of Williams currently has one active cases of COVID-19, and a cummulative total of 67 since the initial spread of the virus in Arizona in early spring, according to Coconino County officials.

August 25, 2020
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Blitz tests 72 in Grand Canyon communities
Tusayan holds first COVID-19 testing day, North Country HealthCare to offer no-cost testing on Mondays at Grand Canyon Clinic

The Tusayan Fire District (TFD) administered 72 nasal swab tests in a four hour time period at a temporary drive-up site located at the Tusayan IMAX Theater parking lot.

August 25, 2020
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Grand Canyon School to begin in person classes Oct. 12
Governing Board approves ramada/outdoor classroom at Tusayan Sports Complex

Despite the heat, school is just weeks away for students starting instruction at Grand Canyon School.

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Tusayan Fire earns top national ISO ratings
Rating reduces insurance premiums for residents and business owners

Tusayan Fire Chief Greg Brush said the department has worked toward this rating for the past five years. "TFD has been preparing for this audit since 2015,” he said. “Efforts

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News August 25, 2020
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Grand Canyon Music Festival's 37th season will be held this year with live streamed concerts, interviews, videos and reading material. Organizers will also be providing recipes for food and drink to enjoy at home during the festival.

August 25, 2020
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City holds off on filling city manager position
City sales and BBB tax revenues down 30 percent in June

After facing another month of declining sales and BBB tax revenue amid the coronavirus pandemic, members agreed that the position should stay vacant and no new search should take place.

By Wendy Howell August 18, 2020
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Tough choice: WUSD hears from parents
Governing Board split on Aug. 17 return to school decision

The second week of school for Williams Unified School District students looked a bit different than the first as students arrived on buses and rolled into classrooms wearing masks.

By Wendy Howell August 18, 2020
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Coconino County Sheriff's officials said Aug. 10 that the autopsy and cause of death still are pending for 32-year-old David Depoe.

By Associated Press August 18, 2020
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Over the past five months, it has been easy to spot Grand Canyon National Park’s newest superintendent, Ed Keable. Most evenings, Keable can be found walking along the rim of the Canyon, talking to visitors, locals and their dogs.

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The tribe released a plan last week that allows hair salons and barber shops to open by appointment only, businesses to operate at 25 percent of maximum capacity, and the reopening of marinas and parks with safeguards.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press August 18, 2020
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The votes will be canvassed by the town of Tusayan this week.

By Loretta McKenney August 18, 2020
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On Aug. 1, my wife and I attended a virtual, live-streamed funeral of a friend, a lovely older woman from Dewey who died from COVID-19.

August 18, 2020

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