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Visiting Grand Canyon National Park? You better bring a mask.

By Wendy Howell January 26, 2021
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Former employees give President Biden plan to restore National Park Service
Retired, former and current NPS employees release letter in hope of providing guidance for future of national parks

As President Joe Biden settles into his role in Washington D.C., the Coalition to Protect America’s Parks released a letter it hopes will guide the president and his administration in managing the parks.

By Wendy Howell January 26, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — With more demand than supply, people wanting a COVID-19 vaccine in northern Arizona are having to be patient as the state waits for additional doses from the federal government.

By Wendy Howell January 26, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A proposed commercial water station in Pittman Valley is coming before the Coconino County Planning and Zoning Commission Jan. 27.

By Wendy Howell January 26, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Site work is complete and construction has begun on the new one million gallon water storage tank in Williams.

By Wendy Howell January 26, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - A pair of winter storms is set to hit northern Arizona this weekend and into early next week, with a cumulative 8-12 inches expected for Williams, according to the National Weather Service in Flagstaff.

By Wendy Howell January 22, 2021
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Several environmental groups have come together to try to restore endangered species protection for the gray wolf.

By Wendy Howell January 19, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - A small outbreak of COVID-19 cases among city employees who work inside City Hall has prompted the closure of the offices and library for up to two weeks.

By Wendy Howell January 13, 2021
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After much backlash from the public and feedback from schools, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) reversed its decision to cancel winter high school sports. The season has been reinstated with modifications.

By Wendy Howell January 13, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Although the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Executive Board voted 5-4 Jan. 8 to cancel the high school winter sports season, the group is meeting again Jan. 12.

By Wendy Howell January 12, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A unique venture that includes a guest ranch and regenerative agriculture could be coming to Garland Prairie’s Moose Ranch.

By Wendy Howell January 12, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — With eyes now set on visiting family, restoring her home and rescuing animals, long-time postal employee Robynn Eckel has announced her retirement.

By Wendy Howell January 12, 2021
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Americans will ring in the New Year this week with more hope on the horizon in the nation’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

By Wendy Howell December 29, 2020
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In August, President Donald Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law, which is designed to address the chronically underfunded, multi-billion-dollar deferred maintenance backlog at national parks and public lands across the United States.

By Wendy Howell December 29, 2020
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Act to promote therapeutic use of outdoors for veterans passes
Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors act signed into law Dec. 5

A bill signed into law Dec. 5 stands to bring U.S. veterans to the outdoors for healing and recovery.

By Wendy Howell December 29, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Despite concerns about the loss of revenue during the winter months, the city of Williams recorded better earnings from sales and BBB tax than expected in September and October.

By Wendy Howell December 22, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — With Coconino County seeing the highest rates of COVID cases since the pandemic began last spring, Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) is feeling the repercussions although officials say the hospital is managing.

By Wendy Howell December 22, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Canyon Coaster Adventure Park could be coming to Williams.

By Wendy Howell December 22, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The city of Williams has awarded a bid in the amount of $11,746,269 to B4 Enterprises Inc., for replacement of the Dogtown water line.

By Wendy Howell December 15, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — With recent COVID-19 cases being reported at nearly twice what was seen this summer, the rollout of a vaccine in Arizona Dec. 14 is welcome news, with Coconino County expecting its first shipment within the next two weeks.

By Wendy Howell December 15, 2020
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As President-Elect Joe Biden edges closer to inauguration, stakeholders are hopeful his administration will place the restoration of the monument as a priority.

By Wendy Howell December 15, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams Unified School District will begin looking for a new superintendent and a new governing board member after the recent resignations of Rick Honsinger and Mike Fleishman.

By Wendy Howell December 8, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Over the next few months, students at Williams Elementary-Middle School will be looking beyond the Earth’s sky and up at the stars as they use real mission data and experiences in a unique partnership with NASA.

By Wendy Howell December 8, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams Vikings capped off a unique season as runner-ups in the 1A State Championships Nov. 28.

By Wendy Howell December 1, 2020
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The park remains open year round for visitors, but those planning to visit during the winter months should plan for unexpected changes in the weather along with some seasonal closures, and adjustments for COVID-19.

By Wendy Howell December 1, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams Vikings are set to return to the 1A State Championships after beating Superior 44-26 last weekend in Phoenix.

By Wendy Howell November 24, 2020
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The Kolb brothers were pioneer commercial photographers, whose epic adventures were filmed and shared across the country in the early 1900s.

By Wendy Howell November 24, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Due to higher recycling fees and the loss of county support, rates for sanitation service are set to increase in Williams early next year.

By Wendy Howell November 24, 2020
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The Williams Vikings (4-1) football team cruised past St. David, 38-20, in the quarterfinals of the 1A State football tournament Nov. 13.

By Wendy Howell November 17, 2020
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The Williams City Council discussed the possibility of assuming operations for the Williams Senior Center from Coconino County at its Nov. 12 meeting.

By Wendy Howell November 17, 2020
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The Williams Unified School District Governing Board heard from dozens of parents and teachers Nov. 10 regarding the recent cases of COVID-19 at the schools.

By Wendy Howell November 17, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — With all ballots counted, it appears that Williams voters have chosen Craig Fritsinger for the open Williams City Council seat.

By Wendy Howell November 10, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - In a surprise move, Good Earth Power AZ, LLC., the company holding the nation’s largest stewardship contract for the U.S. Forest Service’s Four-Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI), has decided to relocate its new saw mill from Williams to Bellemont, Arizona.

By Wendy Howell November 10, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The warm fall weather will disappear this weekend as significant snowfall and cooler temperatures are on the way to the high country of Arizona, according to the National Weather Service in Flagstaff.

By Wendy Howell November 6, 2020
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Grand Canyon National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and the Arizona Game and Fish are looking to those devoted anglers for help in reducing the brown trout population by paying them to fish.

By Wendy Howell November 3, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Flagstaff public school students aren’t any closer to returning to in-person learning as the community has yet to meet health benchmarks for the community.

By Wendy Howell November 3, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Mogollon Mustangs attacked quickly, powerfully and early in a blowout win over Williams Oct. 30.

By Wendy Howell November 3, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A newly constructed home in Williams is the first of its kind in northern Arizona — it’s built completely out of foam.

By Wendy Howell November 3, 2020
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VALLE, Ariz. — Grand Canyon visitors traveling north on State Route 64 are often surprised to see a sea of wind turbines — 62 in all — that dot the landscape 13 miles outside of Williams.

By Wendy Howell November 3, 2020
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Charlie Webber has taken the baton from Neil Weintraub and is now the new South Zone Archaeologist for Kaibab National Forest.

By Wendy Howell October 28, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams Lady Vikes are on a roll as they cruised past Ash Fork and Seligman this week.

By Wendy Howell October 28, 2020
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Etched in stone: Weintraub passes the torch
Kaibab Forest archaeologist retires after 33-year career

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — If anyone thinks Neil Weintraub will fade into the woodwork following the recent announcement of his retirement, then they don’t really know Neil. After a 33-year career as an archaeologist with the US Forest Service, Weintraub plans to hang up his gray and green, yet continue his passion to preserve and protect the Southwest’s cultural resources and maintain his deep involvement with the communities of Williams and Flagstaff.

By Wendy Howell October 27, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - If forecasters are correct, Williams could see its first snow of the season Monday morning.

By Wendy Howell October 24, 2020
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Nurse Nell Brown retired after serving the Williams community and Vikings football team for the past 45 years.

By Wendy Howell October 20, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Vikings football team cruised to another easy win Oct. 16, when they routed the Fredonia Lynx 67-0.

By Wendy Howell October 20, 2020
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Williams Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting set for Nov. 28
Other events include costume contests, trivia games and residential light judging

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The community of Williams is eager for the return of the annual Christmas Parade following the cancellation of last year’s event because of the significant Thanksgiving snowstorm that blanketed downtown.

By Wendy Howell October 20, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams City Council agreed to begin looking at recouping money owed for past utility bills during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

By Wendy Howell October 20, 2020
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On Oct. 10, rangers recorded 430 runners and hikers passing through Phantom Ranch over a 4-hour period between 5:30 and 9:30 a.m., according to rangers.

By Wendy Howell October 13, 2020
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Vikings football, volleyball continue to dominate
Vikings football hosts first game 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23 at Williams High School

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Vikings volleyball and football teams continued their winning ways last week, as the Lady Vikes beat Mayer, 3-0, Oct. 8 and Joseph City, 3-0, Oct. 9.

By Wendy Howell October 13, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The city of Williams is facing some unexpected costs because of a recent plumbing problem at City Hall.

By Wendy Howell October 13, 2020

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