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Loretta McKenney

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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — According to marketing consultant Heather Hermen, the city of Williams is in better shape than ever as it continues its marketing efforts.

By Loretta McKenney May 10, 2022
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Karen Nelsen is a self-proclaimed beach bum, but she also has a knack for teaching and influencing the lives of young people.

By Loretta McKenney May 10, 2022
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Miguel and Paola Herrera are excited to offer authentic tacos and other items at their restaurant Obregon City Tacos.

By Loretta McKenney April 26, 2022
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Everyone is invited to enjoy a parade, chili cook-off, antique auto display, demonstrations, craft booths and homemade pies during the 24th annual Ash Fork Pioneer Day May 7.

By Loretta McKenney April 26, 2022
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As a senior, Pearce encourages other students to apply for these and other programs.

By Loretta McKenney April 26, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, an America’s Big Top Circus, will stop in Williams for one night only April 30.

By Loretta McKenney April 12, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Williams’ Summer Rec program begins June 6 at the Williams Recreation Center, 300 W. Railroad Avenue. The Summer Rec Program is for children ages 6-13 and takes place Monday through Friday.

By Loretta McKenney April 5, 2022
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Ponderosa Fire District in Bellemont responded to the crash at approximately 10 p.m.

By Loretta McKenney March 29, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — As warmer temperatures draw near, residents and tourists will have a one stop shop for all their hunting, fishing, camping and feed supply needs.

By Loretta McKenney February 22, 2022
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It’s a common call — a call for volunteers, but one that is absolutely necessary when it comes to the survival of many local organizations and non-profits, including the Grand Canyon Food Pantry.

By Loretta McKenney February 1, 2022
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Williams welcomes new veterinarian to town
Williams Veterinary Wellness now serving small animals and exotics

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — There’s a new vet in town and he’s welcoming all creatures — small and exotic as they might be, to visit his clinic for their wellness needs.

By Loretta McKenney February 1, 2022
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On Feb. 3, an event to honor four World War II chaplains, who gave the ultimate sacrifice, will be held at Monument Park in Williams.

By Loretta McKenney January 18, 2022
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PARKS, Ariz. — A cabin in Parks was consumed by fire Dec. 19.

By Loretta McKenney December 21, 2021
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ASH FORK, Ariz. — Students at Ash Fork High School received a special visit last week when Arizona’s official state historian, Marshall Trimble, visited the school.

By Loretta McKenney December 21, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Spatula was the winning word at the annual spelling bee at Williams Elementary-Middle School Dec. 15.

By Loretta McKenney December 21, 2021
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Every year Williams Volunteer Fire Department (WFD) selects new officers and recognizes members for their service.

By Loretta McKenney December 21, 2021
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Tusayan seeks clarity from Grand Canyon School after recent decision on Sports Complex
Sports Complex Center on hold as town of Tusayan waits on GCUSD decision

The town of Tusayan and GCUSD co-manage the Sports Complex Center via an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA).

By Loretta McKenney November 2, 2021
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It’s time once again for the annual Page Lake Powell Balloon Regatta, Nov. 4 - 7.

By Loretta McKenney November 2, 2021
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Story inspires man to give back to the community
Williams resident Michael Manley finds inspiration from newspaper article, donates funding for Williams tennis court restorations

It was a newspaper clipping that offered the inspiration to provide upgraded tennis and pickleball courts in Williams.

By Loretta McKenney November 2, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Plans are being finalized for the Williams Veterans Day Dinner Nov. 11. to celebrate the centennial of Armistice Day, which later became Veterans Day, and honors military service members for service to their country.

By Loretta McKenney October 26, 2021
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Grand Canyon resident Denise Vazquez is excited for her new position as director of Kaibab Learning Center (KLC), a local daycare located on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

By Loretta McKenney October 26, 2021
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Mental Health First Aid: Class will equip Tusayan, GC community members with training/resources
Town of Tusayan, Coconino County to offer mental health fist aid class Nov. 18

To help bring awareness to mental health issues and to equip community members to respond to mental health crisis, a Mental Health First Aid Class will be offered in Tusayan Nov. 18.

By Loretta McKenney October 26, 2021
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Miss Rocknroute 66 pageant to be held in Ash Fork
Registration now open for Oct. 23 pageant

Those interested in competing for the title should wear Rockabilly attire. T

By Loretta McKenney October 12, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Williams Middle School science teacher Trina Siegfried was recently selected by Coconino County as a 2021 County Ambassador for Excellence, for her contributions as a teacher.

By Loretta McKenney October 5, 2021
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After nearly a century in business, Bashas' purchased by California chain
Independent, family-owned Raley’s Holding Company to assume Bashas’ stores

After 89 years of serving Arizona and 40 years on the Navajo Nation, Bashas' grocery announced Oct. 1 it has been acquired by Raley’s Holding Company, an independent regional grocer based in California.

By Loretta McKenney October 5, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — In an effort to focus their attention on the Polar Express, Grand Canyon Railway will not be operating the Pumpkin Patch Train this season.

By Loretta McKenney September 28, 2021
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WUSD cancels contract with Boys and Girls Club
Boys and Girls Club seeks new venue for after-school program

According to WUSD Superintendent Eric Evans, the governing board made the decision because they believed the organization was not fulfilling its contract with the school.

By Loretta McKenney September 28, 2021
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In one trend, dubbed the “devious lick challenge,” TikTok users film themselves vandalizing and often stealing objects, specific to school property.

By Loretta McKenney September 21, 2021
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Grand Canyon National Park experienced a busy holiday weekend, Sept. 3-6.

By Loretta McKenney September 14, 2021
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Coming from humble beginnings — a product of immigrants, a student with learning disabilities and a child of a broken home — Acosta has met each challenge with fortitude and humor, and created an interesting life.

By Loretta McKenney September 7, 2021
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Tusayan Fire District is a combined fire district, which means they rely on full-time or career firefighters and reserve firefighters as well as volunteers.

By Loretta McKenney August 31, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — After fireworks were canceled for the Fourth of July because of extreme fire conditions, Williams Fire Department (WFD) made plans for a Labor Day weekend fireworks show and celebration.

By Loretta McKenney August 31, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — One of Williams’ favorite Thai restaurants has branched out after purchasing Twisters Soda Fountain on Historic Route 66.

By Loretta McKenney August 31, 2021
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Arizona Game and Fish Department conservation projects recently received a boost from Mother Road Brewing Company to help wildlife and outdoor recreation opportunities.

By Loretta McKenney August 24, 2021
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After a challenging year for many educators in 2020, the educators are excited to be back in the classroom with students.

By Loretta McKenney August 3, 2021
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The city of Williams and Williams Volunteer Fire Department (WFD) have partnered for the Labor Day Celebration Sept. 4-5, which will include food trucks, a brew festival, bounce houses, a variety of vendors and a firework show.

By Loretta McKenney August 3, 2021
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Classes started Aug. 2, with in-person learning only this year.

By Loretta McKenney August 3, 2021
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The competition tested soldiers on a variety of tactical and technical skills as they vied to be named the Army National Guard’s Soldier of the Year.

By Loretta McKenney July 27, 2021
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The Southwest set record temperatures July 10 with Phantom Ranch tying its all-time heat record of 120 degrees recorded in 1958, 1974 and 1981.

By Loretta McKenney July 13, 2021
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There’s a new business in town dedicated to saving lives.

By Loretta McKenney June 29, 2021
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Foodie Club opened on Dec. 4, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic and offers options that international visitors and locals both enjoy.

By Loretta McKenney June 29, 2021
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As wildfires burn across northern Arizona, Williams Volunteer Fire Department is deciding whether or not to host its annual Fourth of July firework display.

By Loretta McKenney June 22, 2021
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When the coronavirus pandemic hit the Navajo Nation, jewelry, arts, crafts and food vendors closed to help prevent the spread of the virus.

By Loretta McKenney June 22, 2021
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Mayor John Moore said the event was to beautify the city and prepare for a busy tourist season.

By Loretta McKenney May 18, 2021
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It may be surprising to some, but mules are a big part of the Grand Canyon community.

By Loretta McKenney May 18, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — U.S. Marines from the 2nd Marines Logistics Group with the 2nd Transportation Battalion made a pit stop in Williams May 14 where they set up a communications radio before enjoying some rest and relaxation at the Grand Canyon and in Williams.

By Loretta McKenney May 18, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Kale, a vegetable of choice for those looking to be health conscious, was just one of the many topics discussed at a meeting between Coconino County and the city of Williams May 11, in which the two entities attempted to work out differences in the operation of the Williams Senior Center.

By Loretta McKenney May 18, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — As the only Nation of Patriots’ city in the U.S., Williams has a special place in the hearts of organizers, riders and participants.

By Loretta McKenney May 18, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — On April 12, long-time resident Jason Moore was hired as Fire Inspector for the city of Williams, a position that has been in high demand by Williams Volunteer Fire Department for several years

By Loretta McKenney May 18, 2021
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Williams T-Ball kicked off practice May 11.

By Loretta McKenney May 18, 2021

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