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WUSD Athletic Director hopes for more community support at youth sporting events
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Williams youth are gearing up for a big week of competition beginning Aug. 25 against rival Bagdad and Athletic Director Phillip Echeverria is hoping the Williams community will come out in support.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

4FRI work begins on Williams Ranger District
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Tree removal has begun on a 1,646-acre project on the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest associated with the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI).
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Trash dump or forest: Illegal dumping takes its toll
Forest Service employees Jon Nelson and Jackie Banks survey a dump site north of Ash Fork. Wendy Howell/WGCNForest Service employees Jon Nelson and Jackie Banks survey a dump site north of Ash Fork. Wendy Howell/WGCN
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - A recliner, a mattress, five couches, 25 tires, a pile of shingles, a water tank, soccer cleats, a Nerf gun, and five teddy bears. A stroll down the aisles of Wal-Mart? No, it's all off Kaibab National Forest Road 124 north of Ash Fork.




Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Williams School District band program picks up tempo, returning players find rhythm
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Now in its third year, the music program at Williams Unified School District (WUSD) is finding its stride. After a tumultuous first year, music director Beverly Stearns is seeing steady progress in her returning musicians.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Williams School Board looks to add honors classes at high school
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The Williams Unified School District (WUSD) governing board approved a request by Superintendent/High School Principal Rick Honsinger to create a weighted grade point system for students who take honors level courses at the high school.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Kaibab proposes restoring McDougal Flat to grassland
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Kaibab National Forest is soliciting comments and public involvement regarding a proposed project to improve wildlife habitat and reduce tree encroachment in the McDougal Flat grassland on the Williams Ranger District.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

La Quinta breaks ground in Williams
The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce and Williams Mayor John Moore celebrated a ground breaking ceremony Aug. 4 for a La Quinta hotel in Williams.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Williams 911: week of Aug. 19
The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) -

• Officers responded to trespassing on Railroad Avenue;

• Officers arrested and booked a woman on Fifth Street for a violation of a court order;

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Education on the range
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Turn left at the power line. Turn right at the Y at the bottom of the switchbacks. No road signs, no traffic. No school building.

The ranch sits at the top of a canyon at the end of a dirt road.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Kaibab proposes restoring McDougal Flat to grassland
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Kaibab National Forest is soliciting comments and public involvement regarding a proposed project to improve wildlife habitat and reduce tree encroachment in the McDougal Flat grassland on the Williams Ranger District.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Waste not, want not: Williams and Parks residents catch rain for drinking and gardening
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - In 2014, the city of Williams placed water restrictions on Williams' residents and began spending millions of dollars digging new wells. But, the dire water situation has not deterred several area families from finding ways to keep their gardens thriving and keeping water costs down.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Prescribed burns take aim at wildfire threats
WASHINGTON - As bureaucrats in Washington were complaining about growing costs of wildfires Aug. 5, forest officials in Arizona were lighting a forest fire - but the two groups are working toward the same goal.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Williams: an unlikely bird haven
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - On an early summer morning, Cataract Lake is so calm that the tall Ponderosa Pines on the shore are reflected in the glassy water. At the picnic area, the camp hosts begin to stir, but no other lake visitors are present.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Game and Fish and Forest Service begin trapping prairie dogs at Williams Elementary
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD), and Kaibab and Coconino National Forest employees began trapping and relocating prairie dogs at Williams Elementary-Middle School August 3.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Three indicted in Ash Fork shooting incident
ASH FORK - Three people have been indicted in connection with the July 9 shooting of a Yavapai County Sheriff's Volunteer in Protection (VIP) member near Ash Fork.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Williams 911: week of Aug. 5
The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) -

• Officers investigated a non-injury accident on Second Street;

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Roggenbuck steps in as manager at Williams National Bank of Arizona
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - National Bank of Arizona has announced the appointment of Diana Roggenbuck as Vice President and branch manager of the Williams bank.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Third time's a charm for Williams Habitat
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Jose Hernandez and his family have lived in Williams for 21 years, but have never owned a home. With the help of Habitat for Humanity and community volunteers, that is about to change.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Donations down at Williams Food Bank but demand in community remains high
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The shelves are looking a little bare at the Williams Food Bank. Food Bank Director Guy Mikkelsen is asking the public to help fill the shelves to feed low-income rural Arizona families.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Williams Police to wear body cams starting in August
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The Williams City Council authorized the purchase of body cameras for the Williams Police Department at their July 23 meeting after Williams Police Chief Herman Nixon requested the purchase of 14 body cameras for the entire Williams police force.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Springs Fire south of Williams continues to grow
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The lightning-caused Springs Fire located nine miles southeast of Williams continues to meet fire management objectives and was 410 acres in size as of July 25.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Williams school board to allow online charter students to play sports
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The Williams Unified School District (WUSD) Governing Board decided to allow students in grades 6-12 attending any Arizona online public charter school to participate in WUSD athletic programs.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Williams Police Department receives school zone enforcement grant
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Kids returned to school this week and the Williams Police Department (WPD) is out in force to keep drivers from speeding in school zones.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

End of an era: Williams-Grand Canyon News Publisher Doug Wells to retire
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - For more than 100 years the Wells family has been instrumental in publishing the Williams-Grand Canyon News. But the retirement of long-time publisher Doug Wells at the end of August marks the end of an era.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Williams School District hires new business manager
Tuesday, July 21, 2015


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