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Friday, April 29, 2016
Preparing to protect: Rural fire districts unite for multi-agency emergency response exercises in Pittman Valley
High Country Fire-Rescue volunteers Jake Richardson and Brian Hart explore the interior of a Native Air medical helicopter during a multi-agency emergency response training at Pittman Valley Helibase April 23.  Wendy Howell/WGCN
High Country Fire-Rescue volunteers Jake Richardson and Brian Hart explore the interior of a Native Air medical helicopter during a multi-agency emergency response training at Pittman Valley Helibase April 23. Wendy Howell/WGCN
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Barbed wire fences, tarps, hillsides, utility wires, brownouts, tree strikes. These are just some of the hazards facing medical helicopters responding to incidents in northern Arizona.

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Latest News
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• Fire near Garland Prairie contained at six acres
• Around Williams: Week of April 27
• Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber gives out Diamondbacks tickets
• Williams 911: Week of April 27
• Quilt shop donates to fire department
• Post Office takes a hit
• Wood cutting permits available for Kaibab Forest

Opinions
Letters | Editorials | Columns


• Cartoon: Week of April 27
• Letter: Mountain lions a threat to pets in Williams
• Letter: Civitan thankful for community support
• Cartoon: Week of April 20
• Letter: Historic pictures help Williams model builder
• Letter: Williams resident identifies archived photos
• Letter: Williams Lions to start Leo Club for area youth

Milestones
Anniversaries | Births | Military


• Eighth graders display artwork at The Gallery in Williams
• Out of the past: Williams horse racing
• Williams High School robotics wins State tournament, heads to Nationals
• Look who's cooking in Williams: South Rims Wine and Beer Garage
• Look who's cooking in Williams: Twister's 50s Soda Fountain
• Photo Highlights: March 26 Easter Eggstravaganza
• Grad Night organizers seek sponsors for annual graduation celebration

Features
Around Williams | Community News


• Culinary Arts students win scholarships at Skills USA competition
• Maine Consolidated preschool earns Quality Plus rating
• Williams High School alumni dance and dinner coming April 29
• North Country HealthCare to host workshop on advance healthcare decisions
• Business Beat: Route 66 Smoke Shoppe opens next to Sultana
• Business Beat: Forest Trails ATV Rentals
• New service could save Williams commuters money

Sports
Local | Regional


• Smokey the Bear throws out first pitch
• Spartans top Vikings, ranked second in state
• Maine Consolidated and Williams Middle School place in volleyball tournament
• Senior Vikings take the field for final season
• Lady Vikes win seven of eight games, ranked no. 15
• Vikings battle cold to beat Mogollon and Telesis Prep
• Vikings struggle in first home games of season

Obituaries


• Obituary: G. Lorraine Godbold
• Obituary: Robert Martin Serrano
• Obituary: Russell Williams Davis
• Obituary: Delores (Jennie) Zeigler
• Obituary: Julie Ann Owens
• Obituary: Daniel Chavez
• Obituary: Jock and Dee Fleming

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Poll Result

Are you opposed to a medical marijuana dispensary opening in Williams?

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Yes. Using drugs of any kind is a bad idea. Marijuana should not be legal.

  54%
No. Marijuana can be used responsibly to treat a variety of ailments. What does alcohol treat?

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It depends. It's a complicated issue. If run well, a dispensary might not cause much trouble in town



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