WILLIAMS, Ariz. - As the 2020 general election nears and early voting begins, candidates are making one last attempt to garner as many votes as possible — including the Native vote.
The Grand Canyon Airport road system is receiving much needed new pavement because of a recent Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program grant, according to ADOT.
A second special use permit proposal submitted by the town of Tusayan and Stilo Development Group to the U.S. Forest Service for commercial use development was accepted by forest officials Sept. 28.
Even though the Zuni tribe is more than 250 miles away from the Grand Canyon, the connection remains strong — this is the reminder that Zuni leaders want the youth of their nation to remember and to feel and experience.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — On Sept. 12, visitors and residents are invited to the Patriot Day Parade in downtown Williams. The event commemorates and pays tribute to those injured and killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S.
The pilot, Andrew Dutzy, 24, was alone when the crash occurred.
The event is open to veterans and their families.
This year, Williams is observing Patriot Day with a Patriot Day Parade, funded in part by the Arizona Department of Veteran’s Services.
The votes will be canvassed by the town of Tusayan this week.
This year, the reunion honored Vic Howell ranch manager for Babbitt Ranches, located north of Williams.
The investigation stemmed from allegations made against a Tusayan business.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — While most Fourth of July festivities were canceled in Williams, including the annual parade, some residents had other ideas.
Grand Canyon School District is delaying the start of the 2020-2021 school year to allow more time to plan for reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Kaibab National Forest archaeologist Neil Weintraub has been named the 2020 Professional Archaeologist of the Year by the State Historic Preservation Office and Arizona Preservation Foundation.
With limitations for large gatherings in Arizona, Williams is one of only a handful of cities in northern Arizona holding Fourth of July festivities, which will include a firework show.
On June 25, Tusayan Town Council will meet to discuss whether masks should be worn in public in Tusayan, a decision which was left up to local government by Gov. Doug Ducey June 17.
Over the last two weekends in May, Kaibab National Forest had eight illegal campfires. They hope to keep it that way.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Salons, barbershops and gyms have been in high demand after reopening May 8 following an order from Gov. Doug Ducey shutting down gyms March 20 and salons April 3 to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The city started looking at dropping the program last year after receiving a letter that stated the cost for recycle would be increasing.
Now, with less than 30 days before the show, organizers are hustling to finalize plans for the car show.
“There’s been a huge demand, locally, for people to purchase firearms and ammunition,” said co-owner Nishan Campbell.
While most fire officials spend March and April gearing up for fire season, this year, the U.S. Forest Service is having to take a slightly different approach.
The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting a normal fire and monsoon season.
Williams Alcohol Anonymous group is still meeting — using social distancing guidelines and monitoring attendance and the group remains available to anyone who has had a drinking problem.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. – The Williams Food Pantry and More has had a few extra helping hands lately.
On March 16, the tribe suspended all tourism through April 14 and last week a decision was made to extend that closure through May 14.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — While farmers markets are popular within most communities during normal times, the option of fresh produce and other goods may be even more appealing to community members now that the state has implemented social distancing and other guidelines.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor a worldwide pandemic can keep the U.S. Postal Service from delivering mail. Such is the case in Williams and other post offices around the nation.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — As friends and family attempt to maintain some sense of normality in their lives after Gov. Doug Ducey’s most recent stay-at-home order, Williams restaurants are doing their part to remain open and serve customers.
NPS Chief Ranger Matthew Vandzura was available to answer community member’s questions, which included how the park would be identifying locals accessing the park.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — During a time of uncertainty, some businesses and non-profits along with the Williams Police Department are working to help those in need.
The park is asking visitors to use the self-pay machines in each entrance lane.
The incident occurred in September 2019, when, according to Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, the tandem skydive encountered difficulties during landing.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Lonesome Valley Company of Arizona Rangers donated $500 Feb. 19 to help bring The Moving Wall, a 252-foot mobile replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C., to Williams.
Current terms for Mayor Craig Sanderson, and council members Al Montoya and Becky Wirth expire this year.
The need for the loan came after Home Rule was not passed by Tusayan voters in 2019.
She said one of Paragon’s goals in 2020 is to get the word out that skydiving is an option at the Grand Canyon.
“(Canyon Closet) is going to be basically a non-profit Goodwill, if you will,” said Gloria Barrett. “People can drop off their clothing, exchange clothing for a larger size … it’s going to be something that is available to the community at any time.”
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.
Flagstaff locals Justin Salamon, Lyndsay Hupp and Omar Martinez were three of nine storytellers who shared personal accounts of experiences on rivers during the second annual Grand Canyon Youth storytelling event Jan. 23 at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff.
The application will be submitted to Kaibab National Forest later this week.
Viking Jazlyn Romero has signed with Paradise Valley Community College to play softball in the fall of 2020.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. —Ryan Kopicky, a captain and volunteer firefighter with Williams Fire Department, moved to Williams from the Pacific Northwest more than a decade ago and now he and his family are moving back.