Williams News

Williams News118 S. 3rd Street
Williams, Arizona 86046-0667
(928) 635-4426
(928) 635-4887 fax

A Western News&Info, Inc. publication.

About Williams News

The Williams-Grand Canyon News has a long history, dating back to 1889. In 1999, it celebrated its 110th anniversary by publishing an historic edition, which included photographs and stories of early Williams and the Grand Canyon.

WGCN is actually two newspapers put into one. The Williams section covers news about northern Arizona along with local Williams news, sports and events. This section also includes news from Parks and Ash Fork. The Grand Canyon section is an in-depth look into the area around the Canyon, including Tusayan, Valle and the National Park.

The newspaper is published every Wednesday and has a circulation of more than 4,500. Three times a year WGCN publishes two tourist guides — one for Williams and one for the Grand Canyon. For the third year in a row, WGCN has also published a fall sports guide, which includes sports news about Williams, Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona University.

The Arizona Newspaper Association gave WGCN a second place for special sections award for the historic edition, along with the fall 1999 sports tab and the spring 2000 Williams Tour Guide. WGCN also received a third place showing for its editorial page excellence.

The Williams and Grand Canyon Tour Guides can be found online at www.grandcanyontourguide.com.

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Key Personnel

General Operations

Debbie White-Hoel


Ryan Williams
Managing Editor


Wendy Howell


Katherine Locke


Loretta Yerian


Connie Hiemenz
Advertising Manager


Connie Freson
Advertising Executive


Fred Wiese
Distribution Coordinator


Madeline Keith
Classifieds & Bookkeeper


Gary Smathers

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Williams-Grand Canyon News
118 S. 3rd Street
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Williams Fire Department battles blaze at Transfer Station


WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Williams Fire Department battled a fire at the Williams Transfer Station Sept. 17. Transfer station employees said the fire started after someone dropped off garbage. Several new garbage cans burned creating a large plume of black smoke. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Water supply up by 100 million gallons over last year


WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The city of Williams has almost 100 million more gallons of water in storage this year compared to this time last year.

Williams and Tusayan campgrounds closed for season Sept. 30


WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Campgrounds on the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts of the Kaibab National Forest close Sept. 30 for the winter season.

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