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Northern Arizona astronomy: Jupiter, its moons and why they have been important
It has been very interesting to observe the planets over the past couple months, as long as you do not mind viewing them in the early morning sky. Just before sunrise,
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Out of the past: the last 58 years of education in Williams (part 3 of 3)
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - In 1954 Elvis cut his first commercial record, the first mass Polio vaccination of children began, the average cost of a new house was $10,250, the cost of a gallon of gas was 22 cents, and the Supreme Court ruled that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Visitor center features Kaibab National Forest, A Historic Snap Shot display
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The Williams Visitor Center is featuring a showing of historical images, maps and documents of the Kaibab National Forest from the late 1880s to 1960 as part of the Kaibab National Forest, A Historic Snap Shot visual display, which will be available for public viewing through this summer.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Out of the past: Education, school buildings and a new theater in early 20th century Williams (part 2 of 3)
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - In 1925 Al Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket, Ben-Hur was released, the cost of a first class stamp was 2 cents, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby was published, Benito Mussolini took over Italy, Richard Drew invented Scotch Tape, Johnny Carson was born, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Senators (4-3) in the World Series.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Children's reading skills workshop begins Jan. 16
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Parents interested in increasing their child's nonfiction reading skills can attend a free three-day workshop Jan. 16, 23 and 30 at St. John's Episcopal Lutheran Church in Williams.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Out of the past: a brief history of Williams and 121 years of education (part 1 of 3)
The Anasazi and Sinagua and later the Hopi, Navajo and Havasupai people of Arizona were some of the original inhabitants of northern Arizona.


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

WEMS Student Council learns about civic responsibility
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Be responsible, be compassionate and be a leader.

These are the qualities that are looked for in the students who apply to be student council members at Williams Middle School.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Business Beat: Permanent makeup, Brazilian Blowouts and more at Amanda's Beauty Box
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - More beauty options are available in Williams as a new permanent makeup artist and a new cosmetologist have set up practice at Amanda's Beauty Box.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Odyssey of the Mind comes to Heritage School
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Even though this is the first year of Heritage Elementary School's Odyssey of the Mind program, the small group of sixth through eighth graders are confident and excited for their first competition in Flagstaff in March.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Northern Arizona astronomy: how do astronomers determine distances?
When reading an astronomical article, vast distances to various celestial objects such as stars, star clusters, and galaxies, to name a few, are often mentioned.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Williams Elementary-Middle School promotes reading with Literacy Night
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Williams Elementary-Middle School (WEMS) students were treated to an afternoon of games and books at the Family Literacy Night Dec. 2.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Local artist to donate Christmas card proceeds to Autism Speaks
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Creating art has had a healing effect for Nay Dorsey II. Dorsey creates drawings and cards in an attempt to forget the trauma he experienced Dec. 23, 2010. He remembers the date and details exactly.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Pie sells for $66, money to be used for Route 66 preservation
Michael Rioux purchased a slice of Anna's Grand Canyon Coffeehouse and Cafe's famous gold pie Nov. 19.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Bearizona kicks off Wild Wonderland with synchronized music and lights
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Visitors to Williams can experience a new holiday event this Christmas season at Bearizona's Wild Wonderland.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

New onsite manager at Williams Visitor Center
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Williams Visitor Center is finishing up its first year under management by the city of Williams and Michelle Campbell has assumed the lead as manager.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Williams Fire Department awards Big Buck winners
Williams Fire Department awards Big Buck winners during fundraiser. Jerry Garcia was the first place winner. PT Carter and Jaime Mace were the runner ups.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Big turnout for Ladies' Safety Shoot
Williams Sportsman Club sponsored a Ladies' Safety Shoot Oct. 24 in Williams. Seventeen women attended the class.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Williams Food Bank plans for Thanksgiving, asks for public help
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Roast turkey with gravy, sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, creamed onions, buttered rolls, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fourth annual Car Care Clinic Nov. 15
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Williams Neighborhood Group is hosting its fourth annual free car care clinic for single women and senior citizens Nov. 15.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Donations sought for Williams Holiday Dinner stuffed animal gifts
Donations needed for Christmas gifts.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Business Beat: Week of Oct. 12, 2011 - Eatery offers 'big town' sandwich
WILLIAMS, Ariz. -Every morning, Big Town Hero owners Nimo Patel and his wife Shital rise before the sun to bake fresh bread made from scratch, ensuring their sandwiches are of the highest quality.

Located on 618 West Route 66, across from Dairy Queen, Oregon-based sandwich franchise Big Town Hero is the newest business in town. The sandwich shop boasts great prices for a wide variety of hot paninis and subs, basic sandwiches, salads and side options, all made with the freshest ingredients.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Local poet excels in international contest
WILLIAMS - Nowadays, almost everyone logs on to Facebook religiously, but in doing so probably doesn't expect a unique opportunity to showcase their talent.

Not the case with Williams High School student A.J. Minor.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Athletes 'brave in the attempt'
WILLIAMS - Athletes from Williams recently competed in the Arizona State Summer Special Olympics bringing home a sense of pride along with medals to commemorate their achievements.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Business Beat, week of May 12, 2010
WILLIAMS - Dorothy Byars is an ice cream institution in Williams. Dairy Queen recently honored her for 50 years of continuous franchise ownership.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What is your best Mother's Day memory?
Folks in Williams reminisce about Mother's Day.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010


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