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Wendy Howell

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The city of Williams continues to voice their opposition to potential pozzolan mining on Bill Williams Mountain and is encouraging the community to join the cause.

By Wendy Howell November 22, 2022
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Actor Rob Schneider's 'Daddy Daughter Trip' spends day shooting at Williams' Bearizona

By Wendy Howell November 15, 2022
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The city of Williams is recognizing the efforts of the numerous volunteers who have spent more than a decade establishing Monument Park as a tribute to the veterans in the community.

By Wendy Howell November 8, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. – The first snowfall of the season is on tap for Wednesday through Friday in northern Arizona, according to the National Weather Service in Flagstaff.

By Wendy Howell November 2, 2022
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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — More than $750 coins. That’s the total from the more than 12,000 coins the Arizona Mountaineering Club (AMC) has collected over the past five years by rappelling below the rim at Grand Canyon National Park.

By Wendy Howell October 11, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Residents who live near a proposed commercial camping business northwest of Williams have become frustrated with delays in a decision on a rezoning application for the property.

By Wendy Howell October 4, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams City Council heard the first reading of a proposed ordinance Sept. 22 that would set recovery fees for shopping carts found abandoned in the city.

By Wendy Howell September 27, 2022
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TUSAYAN, Ariz. — Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce and Run Tucson are collaborating to bring the Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon to Tusayan Nov. 5.

By Wendy Howell September 27, 2022
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PARKS, Ariz. — The Soulstice Mountain Trail Run is moving to a new home.

By Wendy Howell September 20, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Arizona State Railroad Museum Foundation and Center for Education has announced the arrival of a vintage caboose which is now on display at the Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

By Wendy Howell September 20, 2022
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Williams City Councilmember Bernie Hiemenz was recognized by the league for his 24 years of public service, and incoming Williams Mayor Don Dent was recognized for his 28 years of service.

By Wendy Howell September 6, 2022
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Viking Kody Daly scored two goals for the Vikings in their 7-2 loss to Ash Fork.

By Wendy Howell September 6, 2022
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Williams has had a profitable summer as sales and BBB tax revenues reveal.

By Wendy Howell September 6, 2022
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As the monsoon season winds down, flowers are on full display across northern Arizona.

By Wendy Howell September 6, 2022
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The community was shaken a bit last week when the Williams Unified School District campuses were evacuated because of a reported threat.

By Wendy Howell August 30, 2022
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The Vikings traveled to Nevada to face Pahranagat Valley in what has become a tradition for the the two teams — both top small school contenders in their respective states.

By Wendy Howell August 23, 2022
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City of Williams crews work to mitigate flooding in downtown Williams during a seasonal monsoon storm Aug. 10.

By Wendy Howell August 16, 2022
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Concerned neighbors and community members have begun to mobilize and have created The Protect Bill Williams Mountain coalition to fight future mining.

By Wendy Howell August 16, 2022
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Approximately 150 youth from across the state of Arizona were expected at the 4H archery shoot near Parks, Arizona July 30.

By Wendy Howell August 16, 2022
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Another year begins at WUSD

By Wendy Howell August 9, 2022
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Williams Unified School District held registration this week

By Wendy Howell August 2, 2022
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Work continues on the laying of new water lines from the Dogtown wells and reservoir, as residents saw Rodeo Road closed and under construction this week.

By Wendy Howell August 2, 2022
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Construction on a new Maverik Gas Station is underway.

By Wendy Howell August 2, 2022
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Boyack began his career in 2002 as a carrier.

By Wendy Howell August 2, 2022
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“Due to the significant expected negative impact that a pozzolan mine presents to the community, environment, tourism, water sources, and at least one local tribe, it is the city’s most sincere desire that Drake Cement not proceed with a mining operation at this location,” Pettit said in the letter.

By Wendy Howell July 26, 2022
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If you’d asked me 10 years ago where I thought I’d be, it wasn’t here as the new editor of the Williams-Grand Canyon News.

By Wendy Howell July 12, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - A happy crowd gathered for Williams' annual Fourth of July parade. Floats, trucks, horses and walker streamed down Route 66, a precursor to this evening's fireworks.

By Wendy Howell July 4, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Mongolian chicken, carnivore nachos, teriyaki chicken.

By Wendy Howell June 21, 2022
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Is pozzolan mining coming to Bill Williams Mountain?
Williams City Council opposes proposed mining operation on namesake mountain

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Residents who live on the eastern edge of Bill Williams Mountain have plenty of questions and concerns as a slew of mining claims have recently gone up in the area.

By Wendy Howell June 14, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The 2020-2021 school year is coming to a close for most students at Williams High School, but things are just winding up for student-athlete Bryton Cox.

By Wendy Howell May 24, 2022
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The community of Parks is getting a jump on the upcoming fire season with an emergency preparedness informational meeting.

By Wendy Howell May 17, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A restaurant owner known for his quality food, but also his generosity in serving anyone in need is searching for a new location for his business.

By Wendy Howell May 10, 2022
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Vikings beat St. Michaels and Fredonia; Lady Vikings ranked third
With wins, Lady Vikings are ranked third as they head into end of season

The Williams Vikings baseball and softball teams are heading into the post season in top spots in the 1A Conference.

By Wendy Howell April 26, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams City Council voted to increase residential and commercial electric rates at their regular meeting April 14.

By Wendy Howell April 19, 2022
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Frontier Family Fun brings barbecue and adventure to Williams
Kennelly’s newest restaurant offers family fun along with great barbecue, brisket and more on Williams’ west side

A new restaurant in Williams blends a variety of cooking styles and flavors that brings a new take on barbecue to the table. It also brings a whole lot of fun.

By Wendy Howell April 12, 2022
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According to Williams City Clerk Pam Galvan, Don Dent is the only candidate for mayor.

By Wendy Howell April 12, 2022
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Local residents took advantage of the soft-opening April 8 to experience a crowd-free day on the coaster track and summer tubing hill.

By Wendy Howell April 12, 2022
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Clock is ticking on preserving Williams’ history
Williams Historic Preservation Commission obtains grant to document buildings

WILLIAMS, Ariz.— People visit Williams to see the sites and visit the downtown shops, restaurants and breweries, but few know that many of these buildings hold over 100 years of history for the community.

By Wendy Howell April 5, 2022
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Registration is currently open and will close March 31.

By Wendy Howell March 29, 2022
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Vikings baseball and softball capture first home wins
Vikings girls and boys defeat Joseph City at home March 22, return March 31 to face Ash Fork

The Williams Vikings baseball and softball teams had their first home games of the season March 22 against Joseph City.

By Wendy Howell March 29, 2022
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Coconino County continues to see a sharp drop in COVID-19 cases, with the county reporting 52 cases for the week ending Feb. 5.

By Wendy Howell March 22, 2022
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Above normal significant wildland fire potential will begin in southeast Arizona in March, which is anticipated to spread northwest into central Arizona by April.

By Wendy Howell March 22, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams Vikings baseball team was able to get out of the snow and enjoy some baseball in Kingman last weekend.

By Wendy Howell March 8, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The city of Williams has begun the process of getting the Sweetwater Well into production after it secured the necessary materials to upgrade the Rodeo Well and begin flushing the Sweetwater Well.

By Wendy Howell March 8, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — High Country Fire and Rescue responded to 283 incidents in 2021 - with an all-volunteer roster and no taxpayer assistance.

By Wendy Howell March 8, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A decision on rezoning a 160-acre parcel in Coconino County near Williams for a 150-unit RV resort has been postponed.

By Wendy Howell March 1, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The city of Williams has hired a consultant to evaluate firefighting needs in the community, City Manager Tim Pettit announced at the Williams City Council meeting Feb. 24.

By Wendy Howell March 1, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Williams Planning and Zoning Commission approved a scaled-back preliminary plat proposal for a residential development on Airport Road at a Feb. 17 public hearing.

By Wendy Howell February 22, 2022
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Preservation in mind for Gonzalez Ranch property in Williams
Biegert family looking at partnerships for creating conservation easement for 480-acre parcel north of Williams

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Talks of a potential 1,000-home subdivision on property north of Williams have been scrapped, as the family of Max and Thelma Biegert, the original owners of Grand Canyon Railway, have announced plans to preserve the family’s 480-acre ranch property as a conservation easement.

By Wendy Howell February 22, 2022
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The Lady Vikes ended the year with an 11-3 record.

By Wendy Howell February 15, 2022

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