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Upcoming events in the Grand Canyon area.

December 8, 2020
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On Nov. 19, Grand Canyon West and Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters resumed aerial and pontoon tours after closing because of the coronavirus pandemic.

December 8, 2020
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The park remains open year round for visitors, but those planning to visit during the winter months should plan for unexpected changes in the weather along with some seasonal closures, and adjustments for COVID-19.

By Wendy Howell December 1, 2020
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Grand Canyon Chamber to target digital marketing, partnerships in new era of COVID-19
Sarah Russell steps in as office manager after departure of chamber manager Laura Chastain

Grand Canyon Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau (GCCVB) is developing new strategies to get timely and appropriate messaging out to targeted audiences.

By Loretta McKenney December 1, 2020
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Home Rule returns to Tusayan
Greg Brush to serve as newest council member

Home Rule allows towns across Arizona, including Tusayan, to set their own budget, versus adhering to the state-imposed spending limit.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News November 24, 2020
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The town of Tusayan has received three bids so far.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News November 24, 2020
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The holidays are coming and food security efforts in the Grand Canyon area are out in full force.

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With COVID-19 safety concerns at the forefront, the Tusayan Town Council and staff have devised plans which are designed to increase morale of Tusayan residents and increase the tourism footprint.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News November 24, 2020
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The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) has made a recommendation to its executive board for consideration of postponing the start of the winter sports season.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News November 17, 2020
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The Williams City Council discussed the possibility of assuming operations for the Williams Senior Center from Coconino County at its Nov. 12 meeting.

By Wendy Howell November 17, 2020
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The Williams Unified School District Governing Board heard from dozens of parents and teachers Nov. 10 regarding the recent cases of COVID-19 at the schools.

By Wendy Howell November 17, 2020
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Williams Rotary Club is hosting a non-event for its 21st annual Western Auction.

November 17, 2020
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As of Nov. 16, there are two active cases of COVID-19 in the city of Williams and 14 reported cases in the 86046 zip code.

November 17, 2020
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Grand Canyon School remains vigilant in face of virus
Remote learning to continue through Jan. 28

“Nobody has been through this situation before and we are uniquely, unique,” said Grand Canyon School Principal Matt Yost.

By Loretta McKenney November 10, 2020
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Hermit Road reopens to private vehicles Dec. 1
Shuttle buses will have limited service and include COVID-19 guidelines for safety

Between March 1 and Nov. 30, Hermit Road can only be accessed by the free Hermit Road shuttle bus or by foot, bicycle or commercial bus tour.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News November 10, 2020
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As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Grand Canyon National Park is open, however visitors must use the South Entrance near the town of Tusayan to enter and exit the park.

November 10, 2020
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As of Nov. 5, Arizona reported 2,135 additional coronavirus cases, the most since Aug. 1, as related hospitalizations and rates of cases, deaths and positive test results continued to increase.

By Associated Press November 5, 2020
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Tusayan town manager recovers from COVID-19
Charlie Hendrix and family suffer mild coronavirus symptoms

Hendrix said that although the symptoms were tolerable, she and her family needed extra rest while continuing to work and attend school from home.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News November 3, 2020
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Arizona tourism officials say the pandemic has led to spending from visitors to plunge by $10 billion when compared to the same time last year.

By Associated Press November 3, 2020
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Coconino County reports 13 new COVID-19 cases for Grand Canyon area
551 tests administered between Tusayan and Grand Canyon Village with 9 percent positive rate

So far, there have been 551 COVID-19 tests performed between the two areas as of Oct. 16.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News October 27, 2020
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The latest figures released Oct. 25 bring the total number of cases to 11,298 with the known death toll remaining at 574.

By Associated Press October 27, 2020
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Coconino County Health and Human Services tested 88 people for COVID-19 in Tusayan Oct. 22.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News October 27, 2020
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As of Oct. 26, there are four active cases of COVID-19 in the city of Williams and 11 active cases in the 86046 zip code.

October 27, 2020
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Grand Canyon Library reopens to the public, hopes to upgrade Wifi options
Library offers free Wifi, movies, books and more

Starting Oct. 12, community members have been able to go inside the library to use the computers and browse the collection.

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The Tusayan Town Council has also postponed its next outdoor movie event, which was tentatively planned for after the Trunk-or-Treat activities.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News October 20, 2020
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When Donald Trump took office three and a half years ago, the left shuddered, the media wailed, and the rest of us held our breath to see what he was going to do with our country. It didn't take long to find out.

October 20, 2020
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It is election season, and with it comes campaign signs. Of course, you knew that.

October 20, 2020
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As of Oct. 19, there are three active cases of COVID-19 in the city of Williams and 11 active cases in the 86046 zip code.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News October 20, 2020
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The rustic ranch style setting welcomes visitors with an ample size gelato and sorbettos counter featuring a colorful variety of flavors.

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Grand Canyon School Principal Matt Yost said the school is optimistic about the start of the school year and said staff has been able to adapt to the various and unique challenges associated with distance learning.