Williams News

118 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


Connie Hiemenz
Advertising Manager


Fred Wiese
Distribution Coordinator

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Williams city staff moving forward on new electric substation


WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The city of Williams' electric system is at its limit. In an effort to resolve current capacity shortages, as well as allow for future growth, Williams may receive a new electric substation in as soon as three months.

New and familiar faces elected to Williams Chamber Board


WILLIAMS, Ariz. - On Sept. 4, the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce announced the results of its 2015 board election. The winners were Alyson Fritsinger, Carol Glassburn, George Glen, Kerry-Lynn Moede and Teresa Rodriguez.

Williams Unified School District installs new radios in buses


WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Radios recently installed in Williams Unified School District (WUSD) buses will help district officials stay in contact with bus drivers and the students riding the buses.

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