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The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) — • Officers took in found property on Edison Avenue; • Officers conducted a welfare check on Newton Avenue; • Officers took a private property accident report at Love’s Travel Stop;

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 2, 2018
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Grand Canyon National Park under water conservation measures following water pump failure
Water conservation guidelines in place at the South Rim, Desert View and Hermit's Rest

At Level 2, mandatory measures require that all concessions operations switch to disposable dishes and utensils, alter menus to use less water for food preparation and dish washing, adopt low water use for hotel room cleaning and serve drinking water at restaurants by request only.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 2, 2018
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Out of the past: Williams Pay-N-Take and Billiards Hall

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 2, 2018
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Rowdy: week of Jan. 3

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 2, 2018

The Arizona Department of Health Services has completed a multi-year effort to launch a system replacing paper checks with a card for families that participate in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 2, 2018

Flu is now widespread in Arizona.

By Guest column: Cara Christ, Director for the Arizona Department of Health Services January 2, 2018
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Williams Vikings senior athletes prepare for graduation and beyond.

By Wendy Howell January 2, 2018
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In January, a pair of zip lines will send guests nearly 1,000 feet above a side canyon on the western rim of Grand Canyon. Each zip line will carry four people.

By Associated Press January 2, 2018
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Ash Fork Fire and Kaibab Estates West Fire Department aided Williams Volunteer Fire Department with a fully involved semi-truck fire on I-40 eastbound.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 2, 2018
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An Arizona family of four, including two young children, staying in a northern Arizona cabin has been found dead of possible carbon monoxide poisoning.

By By Associated Press January 2, 2018

The Hualapai Tribe is expanding tourist offerings at the west rim of the Grand Canyon.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 2, 2018
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Williams High School students completed the first semester of the newly restored automotive shop class in December.

By Wendy Howell January 2, 2018
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The Catalyst Quartet, perennial favorites at the annual Grand Canyon Music Festival, were nominated for a Grammy Award for their latest album “Dreams and Daggers.”

By Erin Ford January 2, 2018
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Williams Schools recently announced its December Students of the Month. Students are nominated by their teachers.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 2, 2018
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The Kaibab National Forest has released a story map that showcases historic cabins available for members of the public to rent as part of the popular “Rooms with a View” cabin rental program.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 2, 2018
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States, federal and Mexican officials hailed a binational agreement this fall that they said could lead to a radical shift in how the region prepares for and responds to drought.

By By Isaac Windes, Cronkite News January 2, 2018
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Amanda’s Beauty Box provided free haircuts for select students from Williams Unified School District Dec. 20

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 2, 2018
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For the last decade an education funding crisis has been quietly building in Arizona producing inequities and instability that are symptoms of a public education system under stress.

By By Paul Kulpinski January 2, 2018
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Contact your elected officials.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 2, 2018
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Upcoming events in the Grand Canyon area.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 2, 2018
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Kolb Studio on the South Rim of Grand Canyon and Bright Angel Trail experience a heavy snowstorm on Nov. 21, 1985 .

January 2, 2018
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Up until the past two decades, with the advancement and introduction of highly sensitive digital cameras and other devices, astronomers were unable to detect planets around other stars, let alone dark objects far out in space.

By Barry Malpas Special to the WGCN January 2, 2018

Each year as part of its highly successful program to manage and conserve bald eagles in the state, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) asks outdoor recreationists, aircraft pilots, drone operators and motorized paragliders to help this magnificent bird in Arizona.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 2, 2018
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The Phantoms lost a competitive game, 48-38, to 1A Central region rival Mogollon Dec. 15 in Heber, Arizona.

By Erin Ford January 2, 2018
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The Lady Phantoms’ undefeated streak came to an end Dec. 15 as they lost a close game 60-55 to 1A Central rival Mogollon in Heber, Arizona.

By Erin Ford January 2, 2018
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On Dec. 21, five days prior to Christmas, Williams received its first dusting of snow.

By Wendy Howell January 2, 2018
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For the third consecutive year, attendance at Grand Canyon West (GCW) has topped 1 million visitors on the West Rim of Grand Canyon.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 2, 2018
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Cold temperatures did not stop a crowd from attending the second annual Christmas Nativity at the Babbitt-Polson Stage in Williams Dec. 22.

By Loretta McKenney January 2, 2018
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Arizona ranked sixth among fastest-growing states
Idaho, Nevada and Utah experience the highest population growth in 2017

Arizona was the nation’s sixth fastest-growing state in 2017. Arizona’s population increased 1.6 percent to 7.4 million from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s national and state population estimates released Dec. 20. Idaho was the nation’s fastest-growing state with 1.7 million.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 2, 2018
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Construction has begun at the Hermit Road interchange to resurface and improve the Hermit Road and Village Loop intersection.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 2, 2018
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Live in this part of the world long enough, people are going to have some sort of run in with Canis latrans, or coyote. They’re an everyday sighting in northwestern Arizona, but there’s no way of knowing just how many roam the local desert.

By By Shawn Byrne, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News January 2, 2018
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If you saw an unnatural, bright light streaking across the night sky last Friday you were witnessing the launch of the SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket in Southern California.

By Loretta McKenney January 2, 2018
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Grand Canyon School and Delaware North partner to provide food baskets to 60 families Dec. 22.

January 2, 2018
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Rabies activity in Arizona’s gray fox populations has quadrupled in the last year according to the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 2, 2018
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The western expanse of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim is incredibly well-traveled, thanks to a free, efficient shuttle system and a very walkable paved Rim Trail. And while the area is hectic and crowded with travelers taking selfies and family photos, winter offers a more secluded opportunity to journey to Mary Colter’s signature Hermit’s Rest.

By Erin Ford January 2, 2018
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Following a mass shooting in a Texas church last year that left 26 people dead and more than 20 people injured, an officer’s presence is, in most cases, a welcome sight.

By Loretta McKenney January 2, 2018
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Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) has confirmed an increase in Pertussis (whooping cough) illness in the Tuba City service areas.

January 2, 2018
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The Arizona Department of Health Services has completed a multi-year effort to launch a system replacing paper checks with a card for families that participate in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program.

January 2, 2018
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Four people were killed and six people injured, including two children after a head on collision on State Route 64 Dec. 22.

By Loretta McKenney January 2, 2018
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Six Hopi High media students learned about Spot 127, an after-school media program in the Phoenix area, during a recent trip to the valley.

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On Dec. 26, indigenous youth members of the Diné, Hopi, Pueblo, Apache and Ute Nations united for a 195 mile prayer run in support of Bears Ears National Monument.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer January 2, 2018
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This is a great time of year for a hike in the Superstition Mountains because the weather is cooling off.

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Tuba City High School (TCHS) sports has always had excellent athletes dating back to the 1960s, including award winning runners, football players and recently volleyball, in the last five years.

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With a vote of 22-0, the 23rd Navajo Nation Council unanimously supported an override of President Russell Begaye’s veto of the Navajo Nation Veterans Trust Fund Income The Council approved the Veterans Trust Fund Income Act during the Fall Council Session in October.

By Katherine Locke January 2, 2018
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The Winslow Lady Bulldogs defeated Snowflake, 60-51, then lost to Page, 58-42, in games before the Christmas break and the 2018 portion of this season.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer January 2, 2018
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Legislation approving a loan and grant agreement between the Navajo Nation and the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise was passed Dec. 5 allowing construction of the Síhasin Fund Twin Arrows Travel Center Development Project, near the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer January 2, 2018
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The Honorable Marie Roanhorse Neswood, retired judge of the Navajo Nation, and first woman confirmed as a Navajo Nation judge, passed away Dec. 24, 2017.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer January 2, 2018
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The biggest federal tax overhaul in 30 years: Native tribes not included
A $1.5 trillion dollar increase in the federal deficit will create pressure to cut federal programs and services important to tribal communities

Congress passed some of the most significant adjustments to federal tax policy since 1986 in December.

By Vincent Schilling, Indian Country Today Media Network January 2, 2018
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Tuba City Regional Health Care commended for services to more than 6,000 miles of reservation
Facility is first facility to provide Sexual Assualt Response Team

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) serves the communities within the Western Navajo Agency encompassing over 6,000 square-miles, including adjacent communities of the Hopi Tribe.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer January 2, 2018
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A number of economic and environmental issues were presented to the Western Caucus Foundation Dec. 8 in Las Vegas by Navajo Nation Speaker LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) to bring U.S. House and Senate members up to speed on key issues.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer January 2, 2018
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Upcoming news and events around the Hopi and Navajo reservations

January 2, 2018
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Williams Elementary-Middle School honored its fall athletes at their annual awards banquet Dec. 8.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 2, 2018