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.
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.
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.
Firefighters are making progress on the Monument Fire, according to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM).
There are 2,102 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Coconino County and 92 deaths as of July 6.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino County health officials announced upcoming closures to the Fort Tuthill specimen collection site.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez stated in a recent town hall meeting that he is very concerned about the rise in cases in Arizona.
As of June 16, the fire had consumed more than 29,689 acres and was three percent contained.
The Mangum Fire is located on the Kaibab National Forest and is not within Grand Canyon National Park at this time.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Established by proclamation of the Mayor, June 14 is Greater Williams Community Fund Day (GWCF) in Williams.
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.
After two months of uncertainty because of the coronavirus pandemic, the car show is a green light.
Council seats are four-year terms and the mayor’s seat is a two-year term, which both begin January 2021.
TUSAYAN, Ariz. — The town of Tusayan has regained control of their budget after voters approved a budget override during a special election May 19.
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.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Williams Unified School District preschool program recently received a four-star rating for the services they provide for Williams’ youngest learners.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Strong south to southwest winds are rolling across northern Arizona this afternoon.
The Fancy Mask competition, sponsored by Kali Kaliche and The Williams-Grand Canyon News, received several great submissions.
First Baptist Church has been reaching children through their puppet ministry.
“(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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Grand Canyon National Park has announced it is increasing visitor access to some viewpoints on the South Rim starting May 15.
“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.
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.
On April 26, Williams Volunteer Fire Department (WFD) tested 10,600 feet of hose of fire hose.
Tusayan residents will have the option to vote on a one-time budget override in an upcoming special election.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Just before the school closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Williams Elementary-Middle School announced its March Students of the Month.
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.