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Summer Serino

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Few in Williams will be surprised to hear that Chase Pearson has been selected to fill the new paid fire chief position at Williams Fire Department.

By Summer Serino January 31, 2023
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams City Council held its regular meeting Jan. 26. The city presented appreciation awards to former Mayor John Moore and councilmember Bernie Hiemenz.

By Summer Serino January 31, 2023
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Alyssa Sacco is a senior at Williams High School.

By Summer Serino January 31, 2023
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The Williams Unified School District (WUSD) Governing Board held their first meeting of the year Jan. 13.

By Summer Serino January 24, 2023
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Snowfall in Williams hits 71 inches
Arizona high country currently out of drought status after wet season

As of Jan. 23, Williams has recorded 71 inches of cumulative snowfall for the winter season. That’s more than double the normal snowfall amount at this time of 30 inches, according to the National Weather Service in Flagstaff.

By Summer Serino January 24, 2023
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Yet another snowstorm is on the way for northern Arizona. After a brief, sunny break from the snow today, the storm is set to move across northern Arizona late Thursday through Friday.

By Summer Serino January 18, 2023
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The Williams City Council held their first meeting of the year Jan. 13.

By Summer Serino January 17, 2023
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Williams Young Life returns for 2023 with staff eager to continue reaching out to the youth of Williams with weekly meetings that are filled with fun games, friendships and the gospel.

By Summer Serino January 17, 2023
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Williams Little League season in jeopardy
Volunteers desperately needed before registration can begin

The Williams Little League season is in jeopardy with sign ups delayed because of a lack of volunteers. The league has had trouble filling the mandatory board positions required for upper league levels.

By Summer Serino January 17, 2023
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Vikings receive conference awards for football
Running back Drew Logan awarded 1A Conference Offensive Player of the Year

The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) has announced the 1A Conference awards for football. Several Williams players received honors.

By Summer Serino January 10, 2023
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Great clothes and unique finds can be found at many thrift stores, but the Williams Senior Thrift Shop is unique because it not only sells needed items, but also donates its proceeds back to the community.

By Summer Serino January 10, 2023
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Three Williams teachers are nominees for Coconino County Teacher of the Year in 2023.

By Summer Serino January 10, 2023
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Williams Vikings boys basketball defeats Rock Point, Grand Canyon
Team loses close match with El Capitan Eagles, 44-42, Jan. 5

The Williams Boys' Basketball Team pulled off a clutch win at the Epic New Year's Classic in Chandler last weekend.

By Summer Serino January 4, 2023
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Three vehicles were involved in a train accident in Flagstaff Dec. 24. A train struck a vehicle which was then pushed into a second vehicle, and a subsequent third vehicle.

By Summer Serino January 3, 2023
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After serving two terms on the Williams Unified School District (WUSD) Governing Board, Ann Wells officially retired during the Dec. 15 school board meeting.

By Summer Serino January 3, 2023
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Meet Williams High School (WHS) business owners Danny Siegfried and Drew Logan. Along with sports, National Honor Society and senior year, the pair find time to run a successful landscaping business.

By Summer Serino January 3, 2023
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Bearizona recently invited me to join them on their VIP experience. I had only been to the wildlife park once a few years ago and was eager to see what the new tour would offer.

By Summer Serino December 26, 2022
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The City of Williams is continuing to take steps towards completing a housing study.

By Summer Serino December 20, 2022
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A house just outside the Williams city limits on West Scenic Loop was consumed by fire Dec. 11.

By Summer Serino December 20, 2022
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From lumber store, to skate park to craft fair venue, the “Shed” has been a part of Williams for decades. After a large-scale remodel, the city hosted its grand reopening Dec. 15.

By Summer Serino December 20, 2022
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Karen Macks began collecting nutcrackers 25 years ago. Today, she has 219 and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

By Summer Serino December 13, 2022
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The City of Williams proudly calls itself the “Gateway to the Grand Canyon.” This iconic tagline has been a registered trademark of the city for decades.

By Summer Serino December 13, 2022
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Christmas is fast approaching and time for gift shopping is quickly running out. But not to fear: here are four last-minute gift ideas from shops in Williams.

By Summer Serino December 13, 2022
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Who says freshmen can’t "hang" out with seniors? Williams High School seniors and freshmen recently spent a day together at the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course in Flagstaff as part of a new senior-freshmen mentorship program.

By Summer Serino December 6, 2022
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The Williams-Grand Canyon News sat down with Williams High School seniors to discuss their high school experiences and plans for after graduation.

By Summer Serino November 29, 2022
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The Williams-Grand Canyon News sat down with Williams High School seniors to discuss their high school experiences and plans for after graduation.

By Summer Serino November 29, 2022
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The Williams-Grand Canyon News sat down with Williams High School seniors to discuss their high school experiences and plans for after graduation.

By Summer Serino November 29, 2022
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There’s no reason for tardy holiday gifts and cards, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has issued their Holiday Shipping Deadlines.

By Summer Serino November 29, 2022
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The Williams Senior Center has been getting some much needed attention with recent renovations inside and out, including a large kitchen remodel and updates to the exterior.

By Summer Serino November 29, 2022
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Basketball season has begun at Williams High School. Last season, the Vikings basketball record was 15-11 overall, and 8-6 in the region.

By Summer Serino November 22, 2022
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As temperatures in Williams have dropped, Canyon Coaster Adventure Park is embracing the cold as it shifts its operation to a winter wonderland.

By Summer Serino November 22, 2022
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Grafitti and housing were some of the topics discussed at the Nov. 10 City Council meeting.

By Summer Serino November 15, 2022
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After a two-year hiatus, Arizona State Board of Education releases letter grades for school districts.

By Summer Serino November 15, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — With all ballots counted, it appears that Williams voters have chosen Michelle Campbell for the open Williams City Council seat.

By Summer Serino November 9, 2022
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More than 200 runners competed in the Whiskey Row Half Marathon, but it was 14-year-old Pamela Vasquez of Ashfork High School who placed first in her age group, third in the womens division and 11th overall.

By Summer Serino November 8, 2022
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The city of Williams has plans to move from an all-volunteer fire department to a combination paid-volunteer fire department, with the first step to hire a fire chief.

By Summer Serino November 8, 2022
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North American Railcar Operators Association (NARCOA) lined the railway track at Grand Canyon Railway Depot Oct. 23 as they prepared to take off to the Grand Canyon for a two-day trip.

By Summer Serino November 1, 2022
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Proposition 310 would enact a 0.1 percent sales tax for 20 years to provide funding to fire districts. Some argue the funding is crucial and overdue, while others say it’s unfair and the result of mismanaged budgets.

By Summer Serino November 1, 2022