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Grand Canyon Bison Management Act approved by House committee

Bipartisan legislation would allow private hunters to harvest the entire animal GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee recently approved a bipartisan bill that will allow the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) to better manage and conserve the bison population within


'Experience the Winter Majesty: Grand Canyon South Rim' selected as semi-finalist at Los Angeles CineFest

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce was recently named a semi-finalist in the Los Angeles CineFest online film competition for their Virtual Reality work "Experience the Winter Majesty: Grand Canyon South Rim." If selected as a finalist, a public view page will be created by


Part 1 of 2: Navajo Ordnance Depot integral part of World War II Pacific campaign

Fields of yellow calliopsis flowers, wide swaths of ponderosa pines, the majestic San Francisco Peaks. There is so much to see on I-40 between Williams and Flagstaff, so it's not surprising if the communities of Bellemont and Camp Navajo slip by unnoticed. But for those who take the time to slow dow

WILLIAMS GRAND CANYON NEWS - 2017-09-19 16:35:00

Planes in the Pines Fly-in perseveres in spite of rainy weather

Despite rainy conditions event-goers attended the second annual Planes in the Pines Fly-In at H.A. Clark Memorial airport in Williams Sept. 9. The event was open to the public and included free flights, drawings, vendors, children's activities and more. Photo by Wendy Howell Participants brave the

WILLIAMS GRAND CANYON NEWS - 2017-09-19 17:08:00

Yellow House garden party delights

The second annual Yellow House Garden Party and Home Tour Sept. 2 featured local arts and crafts booths, homemade wares, artisans, a lemonade stand and home Photo by Loretta Yerian John Moede sells his famous cinnamon rolls at the Yellow House Garden Party. Proceeds from the sales went to the Wil

WILLIAMS GRAND CANYON NEWS - 2017-09-19 15:46:00

The ultimate challenge for a Gallant Few

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - James Creedon, an Army reservist from McKinney, Texas, is one of only 50 Americans selected to run in the Grand-to-Grand Ultra, a 170-mile, 6-day self-supported stage race on foot through the Grand Canyon from Sept. 24 - 30, 2017. Creedon, an Army officer and graduate of the U


Hualapai water rights settlement in the works

PEACH SPRINGS, Ariz. - The Hualapai Tribe recently commended Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Paul Gosar (R - Ariz.) for introducing legislation to approve and ratify the Hualapai Water Rights Settlement in Washington, D.C. Legislation to ratify the settlement was intr


Search continues for Ohio man missing from Tusayan

TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Coconino County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating 37-year-old Travis Butler, who failed to check out of a Tusayan hotel Aug. 1. Butler is described as being white with brown hair and green eyes. He is around five-foot-eight and weighs about 145 pounds. Au


Public invited to release at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

VERMILION CLIFFS, Ariz. - California Condors will be released to the wild in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in northern Arizona at 11 a.m. Sept. 30. The public is welcome to observe the release from a viewing area where spotting scopes will be set up and project personnel will be available to a


Senior moment: Vikings look forward to graduation

Zack Perkins is a three-sport senior at Williams High School. He has played baseball, basketball and football. He enjoys football and hopes to face Bagdad again at the state championships this year. On road trips he likes to stop and eat at Maverick. In his spare time he likes to spend time with h

WILLIAMS GRAND CANYON NEWS - 2017-09-19 17:52:00

ADOT: beware of flood damage when buying a used vehicle

Cars damaged by hurricane flooding may be making their way to Arizona. By Williams-Grand Canyon News PHOENIX - After hurricanes that caused widespread flooding in Texas and Florida, Arizonans in the market for used cars have even more reason to pay close attention to a vehicle's condition and hist


WHS patriotism questioned at governing board meeting

Concerned military veterans converged at the Williams Unified School District (WUSD) Governing Board meeting Sept. 13 over rumors of anti-American teaching at Williams High School (WHS). Approximately 20 veterans attended the meeting where several addressed the board and Superintendent Rick Honsinge

WILLIAMS GRAND CANYON NEWS - 2017-09-19 15:57:00

Buddhist retreat and temple coming to Williams

In June, the International Kadampa Retreat Center (IKRC) Grand Canyon, a Buddhist retreat and meditation center, opened its doors just east of Williams. On Sept. 16, the center held an open house for the public offering them the chance to learn about the development of the retreat center and plans t

WILLIAMS GRAND CANYON NEWS - 2017-09-19 15:51:00

Department of Corrections trains bloodhounds in Williams

Around 100 officers, handlers and instructors descended on northern Arizona last week for annual dog handler training with Arizona's Department of Corrections (DOC) K-9 units, tactical team and chase teams. Approximately 80 students and 20 trainers were in Williams Sept. 14 conducting scenario train

WILLIAMS GRAND CANYON NEWS - 2017-09-19 15:34:00

Christmas tree, town to be well lit thanks to community and city support

Thursday night (Sept. 14), I volunteered on behalf of the Williams Christmas Tree Committee (as co-chair) to present to the mayor and city council a request to fund the Christmas Tree - on a three-year lease, lighting Monument Park, in honor of all Veterans, and decorating the three train cars in Gl

WILLIAMS GRAND CANYON NEWS - 2017-09-19 15:13:00

Study: Tax dollars being used to enrich Arizona charter-school operators

Arizona's charter school system is being widely abused to enrich charter school operators and their families with public dollars, often at the expense of students, according to a detailed report from the centrist think tank Grand Canyon Institute.Associated Press// Arizona's charter-school system i

ARIZONA DAILY SUN - 2017-09-19 08:00:00

Pumpkin Train returns to GC Railway

It's that time of year again when pumpkin lattes, pumpkin spice, and pumpkin pie are showing up everywhere. In addition to all things edible, perhaps the favorite pumpkin activity of all is picking out the perfect gourd to turn into a jack-o-lantern. On Oct. 7, Grand Canyon Railway Pumpkin Patch Tr

WILLIAMS GRAND CANYON NEWS - 2017-09-19 17:01:00

Forest Service reopens Kendrick Mountain

Kaibab and Coconino National Forests, in coordination with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, have lifted the area closure on and around Kendrick Mountain that was in place since the Boundary Fire in June. Members of the public can now access the area, which had been closed because of unstable co

WILLIAMS GRAND CANYON NEWS - 2017-09-19 16:59:00

Out of the Past: North Rim Sing-Away

When it came time for the guests to depart, the employees would "sing the buses away." By Williams-Grand Canyon News For decades the college-aged employees of the Grand Canyon Lodge would greet visitors arriving by bus and sing them through the entrance. These same employees would later entertain


Starkville approves changes to alcohol ordinance

STARKVILLE - The Starkville Board of Aldermen passed proposed changes this week to the city's alcohol ordinance. The board passed the changes with a 4-3 vote during its meeting on Tuesday night at City Hall. Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver, Vice Mayor and Ward 6 Alderman Roy A'. Perkins and Ward 7 Alderm

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 05:15:00