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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The city of Williams currently has 15 active cases of COVID-19, and a cumulative total of 57 since the initial spread of the virus in Arizona in early spring, according to Coconino County officials.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News August 4, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — As schools begin to reopen whether remotely or in-person, reports of cancelled fall sports programs are trickling in. These programs include football, volleyball, cross-country, swimming and others.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News August 4, 2020
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Flagstaff, Ariz. – Three people were arrested following a confrontation during a Portland solidarity and Black Lives Matter march in Flagstaff July 25.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News July 29, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Flagstaff Unified School District Governing Board has decided to delay in-person learning at least until Oct. 9, the end of the first quarter, with remote learning set to begin Aug. 17.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News July 21, 2020
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Firefighters are making progress on the Monument Fire, according to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM).

By Williams-Grand Canyon News July 14, 2020
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One-hundred years ago, Williams was a bustling community whose economic vitality was based on agriculture, logging and the railroad.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News July 14, 2020
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There are 2,102 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Coconino County and 92 deaths as of July 6.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News July 7, 2020
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Local resident Michelle Gauthier recently received a permit for the Arizona Department of Transportation Adopt-a-Highway permit for mileposts 171-172 on Interstate 40 near the International Kadampa Retreat Center.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News July 7, 2020
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A new parking area for the Williams Clinic is nearing completion. The parking lot is located on the east side of the hospital, where the old clinic once sat.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News July 7, 2020
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As of July 6, most heavy equipment and engines will be released, and the number of firefighters will be reduced, according to the fire officials.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News July 7, 2020
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The request goes into effect immediately. River guides and boaters are encouraged to honor this request out of respect and safety for the Havasupai people.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News July 1, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino County health officials announced upcoming closures to the Fort Tuthill specimen collection site.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 30, 2020
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The Williams Lions Club announced that Patty Williams is the recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 30, 2020
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PHOENIX — One home burned and numerous secondary structures have been lost in a fast-moving brush fire north of Phoenix July 23. The 897 acre fire is now 5 percent contained.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 24, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Fourth of July plans are in progress as the city prepares for a parade, fireworks display and more.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 23, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Several organizations in Williams are benefiting from the generosity of the community with the recent announcement of the 2020 Greater Williams Community Fund grant recipients.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 23, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — After evaluating the city budget, the Williams City Council has decided to not open the Williams Aquatic Center or Summer Rec program this summer.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 23, 2020
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Tusayan Mayor Craig Sanderson said he plans to seek local business owners opinions before deciding whether or not to sign a proclamation requiring masks be worn in Tusayan.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 19, 2020
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The mandate goes into effect June 20 at 8 p.m.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 19, 2020
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez stated in a recent town hall meeting that he is very concerned about the rise in cases in Arizona.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 17, 2020
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Mangum Fire consuming North Kaibab Plateau; grows to 29,689 acres
Jacob Lake evacuated as Mangum Fire reaches 29,689 acres; North Rim temporarily closed

As of June 16, the fire had consumed more than 29,689 acres and was three percent contained.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 16, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF — Coconino County Detention Facility reported the facility had six COVID-19 positive inmates as of June 12. There were no reported COVID-19 positive staff.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 16, 2020
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The Mangum Fire is located on the Kaibab National Forest and is not within Grand Canyon National Park at this time.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 12, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Established by proclamation of the Mayor, June 14 is Greater Williams Community Fund Day (GWCF) in Williams.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 9, 2020
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All Aboard: Grand Canyon Railway returns June 15
Train to operate at 30 percent capacity with other policies to promote social distancing

After being closed for two months, Grand Canyon Railway (GCR) announced it will begin offering daily train services to Grand Canyon National Park starting June 15.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 9, 2020
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After two months of uncertainty because of the coronavirus pandemic, the car show is a green light.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 9, 2020
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On June 5, the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park officially opened for day use.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 9, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Flagstaff AYSO soccer has cancelled its 2020 season.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 2, 2020
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Two candidates to run for mayor of Tusayan in upcoming election
Clarinda Vail challenges Craig Sanderson for mayor of Tusayan; four candidates file for two town council seats

Council seats are four-year terms and the mayor’s seat is a two-year term, which both begin January 2021.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 2, 2020
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TUSAYAN, Ariz. — The town of Tusayan has regained control of their budget after voters approved a budget override during a special election May 19.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News May 26, 2020
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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — As Grand Canyon National Park announced another limited reopening at the South Rim over the Memorial Day weekend, the town of Tusayan announced it was open for business.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News May 26, 2020
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Region in brief: Week of May 27

By Williams-Grand Canyon News May 26, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams Unified School District preschool program recently received a four-star rating for the services they provide for Williams’ youngest learners.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News May 26, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Strong south to southwest winds are rolling across northern Arizona this afternoon.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News May 19, 2020
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The Fancy Mask competition, sponsored by Kali Kaliche and The Williams-Grand Canyon News, received several great submissions.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News May 19, 2020
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First Baptist Church has been reaching children through their puppet ministry.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News May 19, 2020
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Grand Canyon School is celebrating graduates with a senior procession May 22.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News May 19, 2020
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“(We) hoped that when the Grand Canyon closed on April 1, the park would remain closed until our positive COVID-19 numbers have flattened,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News May 15, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Flagstaff Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest will begin selling commercial firewood permits May 18 for six areas of live and dead juniper trees near Yeager Canyon that will provide approximately 10 cords of wood in each area.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News May 14, 2020
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The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) put in place Stage 2 fire restrictions May 12.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News May 13, 2020
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Yavapai Silent Witness is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads law enforcement to the location of potential homicide victims David Batten and Elissa Landry, according to Chino Valley Police Department (CVPD).

By Williams-Grand Canyon News May 13, 2020
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A man wanted for allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident involving injuries after rolling a truck he was driving was arrested by police May 12 in Prescott Valley.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News May 13, 2020
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Grand Canyon National Park has announced it is increasing visitor access to some viewpoints on the South Rim starting May 15.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News May 13, 2020
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“We’re trying our hardest to provide responsive public safety, reliable utilities, solid infrastructure, and quality recreational facilities for our citizens and our valued guests," said city manager Chase Waggoner.

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As the state moves into a more active fire season in the Southwest, the U.S. Forest Service is enacting shooting restrictions on the Coronado, Tonto and Prescott National Forests.

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The semi was hauling grapefruit and was a complete loss.

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On April 26, Williams Volunteer Fire Department (WFD) tested 10,600 feet of hose of fire hose.

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Tusayan residents will have the option to vote on a one-time budget override in an upcoming special election.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News April 28, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Just before the school closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Williams Elementary-Middle School announced its March Students of the Month.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News April 28, 2020
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Williams Volunteer Fire Department (WFD) responded to seven calls in March and responders were made aware of appropriate precautions to be taken when responding to possible COVID-19 calls.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News April 28, 2020

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