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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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The city of Williams currently has seven active cases of COVID-19, with 68 active cases in the 86046 zipcode.

August 18, 2020
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Five months after the moratorium was first imposed “we are at a breaking point,” she said, noting that property owners also have mortgages, taxes and other bills to pay.

By By Anita Snow, Associated Press August 18, 2020
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Grand Canyon Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau in partnership with the U.S. Chamber will host a special webinar designed specifically for Grand Canyon and Tusayan businesses.

August 18, 2020
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Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is offering free COVID-19 diagnostic testing in Tusayan and Fredonia.

August 13, 2020
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NEW YORK — Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can help stop the coronavirus from spreading, but drinking the products turned out to be deadly for four people in two states.

By Associated Press August 11, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The 2020 Coconino County Fair will move forward this year as an online event with virtual 4-H shows, pictures of entry winners, streaming entertainment, and a virtual vendor marketplace.

August 11, 2020
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Every year for 46 years, hundreds of runners met at the village of Shungopavi, Second Mesa, on Hopi land, to race in honor of Louis Tewanima, a Hopi who won a silver medal in the Olympics in 1912.

By By Derrick Smith, Cronkite News August 11, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The city of Williams currently has nine active cases of COVID-19, and a cumulative total of 67 in the 86046 zipcode since the initial spread of the virus in Arizona in early spring, according to Coconino County officials.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News August 11, 2020
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The Ducey administration unveiled the standards as the state's coronavirus outbreak has slowed and it faces a deadline Aug. 11 for creating an application process for reopening gyms.

By Associated Press August 11, 2020
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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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