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

Doug Wells


Ryan Williams
Managing Editor


Marissa Freireich


Katherine Locke


Loretta Yerian


Connie Hiemenz
Advertising Manager


Connie Freson
Advertising Executive


Fred Wiese
Distribution Coordinator


Madeline Keith
Classifieds & Bookkeeper


Dina Ponder

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Renaissance theme park dream still alive in Williams


WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Amid the talk circulating about a possible theme park coming to Williams, a core group of local residents is working to bring a different attraction to town - a renaissance park.

Fate of district's 1970s crown travel bus in question


WILLIAMS, Ariz. - In 1970, Williams High School's Crown travel bus was brand new and ready to transport generations of students to and from school and sporting events. Now after 45 years and about 250,000 miles, the bus has leaky windows, an unlockable door and the district doesn't have room to store it.

Dogtown 1 well still limping along


WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Ever since Dogtown I failed on May 19, the city has tried numerous options to revive it. Now city officials are hoping a change in the way they pump the water from the well will solve their problems - and it's their last shot.

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