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Wendy Howell

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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Thousands of people flock to northern Arizona each year to immerse themselves in the pinyon-juniper and ponderosa pine forests, whether it’s to camp, hike, fish, hunt or ride off-highway vehicles.

By Wendy Howell November 30, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Owners of the Canyon Coaster Park currently under construction on the east side of Williams are hopeful for a December opening pending supply-chain disruptions.

By Wendy Howell November 23, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Dozens of local residents weighed in on the first public hearing Nov. 16 for Phantom Ranch Village, a proposed 87-acre residential development on the north side of Williams between Grand Canyon Boulevard and Airport Road.

By Wendy Howell November 23, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — With the latest round of federal emergency COVID-19 relief dollars for public education, Williams Unified School District has approved up to $1.1 million toward replacing the aging heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at Williams Elementary-Middle School.

By Wendy Howell November 16, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Coconino County's Flood Control District will receive funding from the U.S. Forest Service for watershed restoration in the area between the 2019 Museum Fire burn scar and the city of Flagstaff.

By Wendy Howell November 16, 2021
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Barnes and Noble in Flagstaff will be closing its doors at its Milton Road location soon.

By Wendy Howell November 16, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The Williams Planning and Zoning Commission will hold public hearings Nov. 16 and Dec. 16 regarding a new residential and commercial development north of Williams.

By Wendy Howell November 12, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Lady Vikings ended a season plagued by injuries with a win and a loss at the 1A State tournament.

By Wendy Howell November 9, 2021
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Vikings fall to St. David in close 1A semifinal game
Williams ends the season with a 7-2 record

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Vikings football team ended their season with an exciting, albeit, disappointing loss to St. David in the 1A State semifinal game Nov. 6.

By Wendy Howell November 9, 2021
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When there is a medical incident, people are told to call 911 and wait for an ambulance. But how long is too long to wait for an ambulance? 10 minutes? 30 minutes? An hour?

By Wendy Howell November 9, 2021
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The Vikings football team proved that a little bit of elevation is to their advantage as they rolled past the Hayden Lobos 58-6, Oct. 29.

By Wendy Howell November 2, 2021
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The Lady Vikings made a big upset last week when they beat No. 3 Mogollon, 3-2, to end the regular season.

By Wendy Howell November 2, 2021
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Life Line Ambulance personnel said without the assistance Dash, Ortiz and Moore, the victim would most likely not have survived.

By Wendy Howell November 2, 2021
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Williams Aquatic Center slated to reopen in 2022
Friends of the Aquatic Center presents survey results to city council

The swimming pool did not reopen for the 2020 summer season because of the coronavirus pandemic, and remained closed in 2021.

By Wendy Howell November 2, 2021
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Harry Robertson, an aviation legend and part-time Williams resident died Oct. 9 at Flagstaff Medical Center. He was 87.

By Wendy Howell October 26, 2021
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The Lady Vikings beat the Phantoms, Antelopes and Yetis, 3-0, before facing the Mustangs where they lost 3-0.

By Wendy Howell October 26, 2021
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Williams football to face Hayden in quarterfinals
Vikings beat Hayden 58-44 in earlier season matchup

The Vikings, ranked No. 3 in the 1A Conference, will play the Lobos after their forfeit-win over Valley Union in the first round.

By Wendy Howell October 26, 2021
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United Methodist Church celebrates 130 years in Williams
Listed in National Register of Historic Places, Methodist church continues service to Williams

The noted landmark community church has a long history in Williams and has played an important part in the cultural and spiritual development of the town.

By Wendy Howell October 12, 2021
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The 16-acre property is located just off of Interstate 40 at the Parks exit and has operated as a campground off and on since the 1980s.

By Wendy Howell October 12, 2021
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WUSD looks to continue school budget override
Mail-in only ballots due Nov. 2

Voters of WUSD will be asked to approve the continuation of an override, allowing the district to maintain current programs and operations which benefit the students and community.

By Wendy Howell October 12, 2021
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The city of Williams has begun the process of putting the Sweetwater Well into production following a work session discussion about the city’s water situation.

By Wendy Howell October 12, 2021
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The community celebrated Williams High School Homecoming Sept. 27 - Oct. 1.

By Wendy Howell October 5, 2021
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PARKS, Ariz. - As the U.S. Forest Service announced it had cancelled the second phase of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) Sept. 14, and was stepping back to reassess its approach to large-scale landscape restoration, forest treatments continued in areas of Kaibab National Forest.

By Wendy Howell September 28, 2021
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The Williams Middle School Falcons hosted a cross-country invitational Sept. 16.

By Wendy Howell September 21, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Vikings football and volleyball team dominated in games against the Mayer Wildcats last week.

By Wendy Howell September 21, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Planning for the Williams Christmas season is well underway, with parade applications already being accepted and a vendor selected for downtown decorations.

By Wendy Howell September 21, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The city of Williams is reestablishing late fees and shut-offs on past-due residential and commercial utility bills.

By Wendy Howell September 21, 2021
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City of Williams looks at waste water treatment plant capacity
With city growth on the horizon, Williams City Council begins process of possible expansion

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — With business proposals being brought to City Manager Tim Pettit’s desk on a regular basis, and potential large housing developments on the horizon, the Williams City Council has begun discussions about city growth and whether existing infrastructure can meet the needs.

By Wendy Howell September 21, 2021
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WILLIAMS — The Vikings football team had two big wins Sept. 3 and 10, as they faced the Hayden Lobos and Bagdad Sultans. On Sept. 3, the Vikings cruised past the Lobos on the road, 58-44.

By Wendy Howell September 14, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — After three early season losses, the Williams High School Lady Vikings volleyball team are on a roll, taking the wins in their last five games, and the title in the Ash Fork tournament Sept. 11-12.

By Wendy Howell September 14, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Residents and visitors to Williams will soon see new pavement on Route 66 and Garland Prairie as pipe-laying for the Dogtown Waterline project has been completed in these areas.

By Wendy Howell September 14, 2021
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The community of Williams came out in force Saturday, to honor those who were killed or injured in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States.

By Wendy Howell September 14, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Greg King has stepped in as constable for the Williams precinct after the resignation of Williams Constable Rick Remender in December. The Coconino County Board of Supervisors appointed King earlier this year.

By Wendy Howell September 7, 2021
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WILLIAMS. — Gov. Doug Ducey announced $60 million to support staffing at health care facilities that deploy proven techniques to decrease COVID-19 related hospitalizations, including administering monoclonal antibody treatments and offering vaccination at discharge.

By Wendy Howell September 7, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center (FWAC) is on a mission to reopen the pool that has been closed since the end of the summer season in 2019, but is also seeking the public’s input on what the community would like to see happen with the facility.

By Wendy Howell September 7, 2021
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WILLIAMS — The Vikings had an early season wake-up call when they faced Nevada’s Pahranagat Valley at home Aug. 27.

By Wendy Howell August 31, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — With the popularity of youth soccer programs in Williams over the past few years, Williams High School has taken the plunge and organized the school’s first co-ed soccer team.

By Wendy Howell August 31, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A refreshing monsoon season has returned to northern Arizona this year, and with it a return of the spectacular yellow Calliopsis flowers.

By Wendy Howell August 31, 2021
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PHOENIX — The Vikings got their first taste of competition Aug. 20 as they traveled to Scottsdale to face Cicero Prep.

By Wendy Howell August 24, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A new master plan for the H.A. Clark Airport in Williams is underway.

By Wendy Howell August 24, 2021
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Soaring into Williams: New glider business offers rides for adventure seekers in Williams
Arizona Soaring has set up shop at H.A. Clark Airport in Williams

Soaring over Williams wasn’t quite what I expected. I’ve hiked Bill Williams, climbed in Sycamore Canyon and done a bit of mountain biking, so I’ve seen a lot of the beauty of Williams. But seeing it from the air was something else.

By Wendy Howell August 24, 2021
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Williams Bengals and Tigers cheerleaders began practice last week. The teams are coached by Julia Pearson.

By Wendy Howell August 17, 2021
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Flagstaff Medical Center responds to high spread of COVID-19
Medical personnel say vast majority of cases are unvaccinated patients

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The recent community spread of COVID-19 has led to the restriction of in-person visitation at Northern Arizona Healthcare’s facilities, including Flagstaff Medical Center.

By Wendy Howell August 17, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The lightening-caused Rafael Fire that began June 18, surprised several northern Arizona communities when it went from a slow burning, 1,000-acre fire to a raging 18,000-acre fire within a 24-hour period, eventually tearing through Sycamore Canyon southeast of Williams and ultimately burning 78,065 acres before it was extinguished.

By Wendy Howell August 17, 2021
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Multiple organizations will be in Williams to offer veterans assistance with employment, housing, personal care, clothing and more.

By Wendy Howell August 17, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Williams Youth Football and Cheer teams hit the field Aug. 5. Teams began practice July 26, but have been limited by the afternoon monsoons

By Wendy Howell August 10, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams Vikings football team has been practicing and is ready for games, with their first taste of the competition Aug. 13 at Williams High School.

By Wendy Howell August 10, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A 16-acre former RV park in Parks has been given the green light for a new conditional use permit by the Coconino County Planning and Zoning Commission, and plans for renovation of the property’s restaurant are in the works.

By Wendy Howell August 10, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Visitors and residents are in for a treat with the recently opened Selah Café in downtown Williams.

By Wendy Howell August 10, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Students headed back to school Aug. 9 at Williams Elementary-Middle School and Williams High School.

By Wendy Howell August 10, 2021

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