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Letter to the editor
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Letter: Williams Senior Center remembers Larry Norfolk
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The community of Williams joined together at the Williams Senior Center to celebrate the life of longtime resident Larry Norfolk.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Letter: Williams turns out to be highlight of cross country trip
To the editor:

We had the pleasure of visiting your town last week. We stumbled upon it quite by accident.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Letter: Remembering Williams Memorial Day service and thanks for the help
To the editor:

I am writing this letter thanking the people that helped me for the Memorial Service at the cemetery this year. Yes, it's a late time for this article, as you all know, the service was two months ago.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Letter: A true friend remembered and missed
To the editor:

I write today about my dear friend, Larry Norfolk.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Letter: Changing water and sewer rates, why?
To the editor:

Several weeks ago I wrote a letter to the Williams-Grand Canyon News, but my computer bit the dust.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Letter to the editor: Newspaper cartoon not so funny
To the editor:

I did not find the cartoon in last week's newspaper of the prairie dog holding the sign "The end is near" funny at all.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Letter: Buckskinner Park road is a mess
I spend summers here as a seasonal worker for a private local company. I like to go hiking during my time off.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Letter: Woman pleased with customer service at local gas station
To the editor:

On Oct. 19, I went to the Williams Health Care Center with a cold that turned into a serious sinus infection.

Afterwards I went to the Williams Conoco by Safeway to get gas before going home. I got out of my car to use my debit, sneezing and sniffling. As soon as I had punched in everything for my gas, an employee named Jackie came up to me and said, "I got this, I'll pump your gas. You go ahead and get back in your car."


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Letter: Great send-off appreciated
To the editor:

Sincerest appreciation to city staff and the community of Williams for a great retirement send-off. Thank you for your thoughtful gifts, cards, delicious food, gift cards and kind words.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Letter: Community made Halloween fun possible
To the editor:

For many years the city of Williams Recreation Department has produced activities including the Halloween festivities at the Youth Recreation Center and the Skate Park. As the funding has tightened for the department through the recent economic slowdown, the community has stepped forward and provided not only the means to produce the Halloween event but have expanded on it every year.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Letter: Educate yourself during National Diabetes Awareness Month
To the editor:

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and Nov. 14 is World Diabetes Day. The World Health Organization "estimates that more than 220 million people worldwide have diabetes." According to the National Institute of health, National Diabetes Statistics:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Letter: Couple enjoys outrageous repair
To the editor:

This is in reference to an outrageous repair by the city of Williams. The snowplow accidentally damaged our driveway and the street crew has finished the repairs. The job can only be described as outrageous.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Letter: Habitat makes roof repairs possible
To the editor:

I would like to thank the great people from Habitat for Humanity for helping me with my roof, Dave Martinez for the scaffolding, Ted Fain for the trailer and to Ronnie Muenks and Jackson Campbell for doing a great job laboring on the roof.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Letter: Please step forward with information
To the editor:

I saw in last week's paper that the identity of the person who tortured the cat in Parks so badly it had to be put to sleep is known. It appears the people who know his identity are afraid to go to the police so that this man can get the help he needs.

I beg them to go to the police as it is the first step in getting this man some help. Ask any doctor; the next time (and there most likely will be one if he is not stopped now) it could be a child.


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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Letter: Family will cherish plaque honoring their son
To the editor:

We would like to thank the Street Department and the city of Williams for the plaque they made for my deceased son Larry. We will cherish it always. Also thanks to Horacio Ortiz for bringing it to our home.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Letter: Mayor's letter addresses water issues
To our valued water customers:

As you know the city of Williams has been dealing with extremely high levels of manganese in the water supply. Manganese is a mineral that is naturally occurring in the water supply, and while it is generally undetectable to the average user, when manganese reacts with the chlorine in the water supply it becomes a problem. As manganese level increase, the result is discolored water, laundry and plumbing fixtures and more importantly an overall dissatisfaction with the water quality. However, it is important to keep in mind that the manganese does not pose a health threat, and at all times the City's water has met Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) standards.


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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Letter: Louisiana visitors plan to return
(Editor's note: The following letter was sent to the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce's website.)
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Letter: Maintain existing bus parking
My comments are directed to your article in your last issue on the upcoming city council agenda item relating to the elimination of the tour bus parking on Route 66 downtown. Some downtown business people feel that the bus parking should be converted back to regular parking spaces.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Letter: City employees deserve praise
As the city and county are going through their budget meetings for the upcoming fiscal year, I would like to thank our employees for their hard work and efforts to maintain the current level of service to our community. Like most of Arizona, Williams has had to make severe budget cuts that have been felt throughout the community.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Letter: Reader responds to online poll
In reference to a recent online poll asking what would you do if you found a wallet, I'm glad you want an answer to such a question. Yes, I found a wallet. It was bulging with money. I took it home and counted $250.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Letter: Work at cemetery continues
The Williams Cemetery Committee hosted a Rotary Cleanup Day at the cemetery on April 28. About 35 people showed up to start raking the cemetery. A lot of raking was done but we still have a long way to go.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Letter: Please slow down in school zones
Our community has four school zones, all implementing 15 mph school safety zones. These "slow down" areas were placed by school boards and governing officials to help protect our students and children from the impending dangers of speeding cars.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Letter: Vote at Pepsi Refresh daily
Wow! This little town of ours sure has done big things! In the first month of the Pepsi Refresh Everything Grant project, we went from about 300 to No. 25 in rank. Luckily, since we finished in the top 100 projects for our $250,000 grant amount, we automatically roll over to May's voting cycle.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Letter: Vote 'yes' on Proposition 100
Several people have asked my office for factual information about the "general dollar amount" of losses to Yavapai County school districts if the one-cent sales tax referral, Proposition 100, does not pass.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010


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