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Wendy Howell

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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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City of Williams postpones decision on new vacation rental ordinance
Ordinance tabled as Williams awaits proposed legislation at state level

The city of Williams has put the brakes on a proposed ordinance that would set restrictions for short-term rental property owners pending state legislation.

By Wendy Howell February 15, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. – The Williams Lady Vikings brought home a hard-fought win Feb. 2, when the beat the Mogollon Mustangs 62-56.

By Wendy Howell February 8, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Although Canyon Coaster Park was optimistic for a December opening, progress is moving at a rapid pace at the Williams construction site.

By Wendy Howell February 8, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A residential development proposed for Airport Road in Williams has been modified and will return to the Williams Planning and Zoning Commission for a public hearing Feb. 17.

By Wendy Howell February 8, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The public hearing for the proposed AutoCamp “glamping” project on Cooper Ranch near Williams could be postponed.

By Wendy Howell February 8, 2022
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It had been awhile since I had driven up State Route 64. I’d forgotten how you have to really focus on that narrow two-lane road, and I was surprised and grateful when I was passed by a DPS trooper pursuing a speeding driver who was presumably late to the see the Grand Canyon.

By Wendy Howell February 1, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams Kiwanis Club’s summer swap meet is no longer. The Williams City Council voted to discontinue the street market following a short discussion at its Jan. 27 meeting.

By Wendy Howell February 1, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Williams had a profitable fall and winter as sales and BBB tax revenues continue to recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

By Wendy Howell January 25, 2022
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A child has died after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 180 northwest of Flagstaff on Saturday.

By Wendy Howell January 24, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams City Council gave a resounding “no” to supporting an outdoor lodging business proposed for 160 acres just outside the city limits in Coconino County.

By Wendy Howell January 18, 2022
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Spring and summer youth sports programs in Williams are gearing up. Little League baseball and softball signups are underway with the season set to begin in April.

By Wendy Howell January 11, 2022
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AutoCamp representatives had the opportunity to speak about their outdoor lodging proposal as they seek rezoning.

By Wendy Howell January 11, 2022
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Representatives of AutoCamp came to Williams Jan. 4 for an informal meet and greet with neighbors of Cooper Ranch to discuss their proposed project, however, the group was met with staunch opposition from those in attendance.

By Wendy Howell January 11, 2022
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After nearly 41 years in law enforcement, 16 years for the city of Williams, Herman Nixon has stepped down as the Williams police chief.

By Wendy Howell January 4, 2022
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Nearly 160 acres of prime ranch property with endless views of the San Francisco Peaks to the east and Bill Williams Mountain to the south, that is also a popular habitat for bald eagles, elk and deer, is under consideration for a commercial development near Williams.

By Wendy Howell December 28, 2021
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Residents voice concerns, support for Airport Road development rezoning
Emotions run high in second public hearing for 407-unit project

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Despite making significant changes to the original proposal for a master plan community north of Williams, developer Steve Iverson was met with some local opposition at the second hearing in front of the Williams Planning and Zoning Commission Dec. 16.

By Wendy Howell December 21, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. – A winter storm warning is in effect for northern Arizona tonight, Dec. 14.

By Wendy Howell December 14, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Miranda Mann has come full circle and returned to the city she grew up in to become the head librarian for the city of Williams. Mann is a lifelong resident of Williams, attending Williams schools from kindergarten through high school.

By Wendy Howell December 14, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams City Council joined other Arizona cities Dec. 9 when they passed an ordinance setting rules for governing recreational marijuana use and sales in the city limits.

By Wendy Howell December 14, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams Vikings got off to a great start with strong finishes as they hosted the Route 66 Holiday Basketball Tournament Dec. 2-4.

By Wendy Howell December 7, 2021
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to linger into a second winter, COVID-19 rates in Coconino County are beginning to decline after a season high 546 cases the week of Nov. 13.

By Wendy Howell December 7, 2021
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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