Williams weekend dampened

Snow-15-04-26-8WILLIAMS — Although the rain and snow of the weekend is welcome to a parched land, it cancelled the spring festival at Cureton Park and caused the carnival to remove quickly. Overnight Williams received a dusting of snow covering the hills.

Small amounts of snow was falling Sunday, but mostly thundershowers and rain are expected the rest of today through tonight.

The only remainder of the carnival is the portable toilets.

The only remainder of the carnival is the portable toilets.

The weather is expected to clear tomorrow with temperatures rising to the 70s during the day and around 40s at night.


TFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products Recalls Puppy Starter Kit

puppy-fullTFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products, of Neptune, NJ is recalling one lot of its 1.69 oz. package of the Puppy Starter Kit dog chews, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals ingesting the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The recalled Puppy Starter Kit consists of one lot of dog chews that were distributed nationwide, to Canada, and through one domestic online mail order facility.

The product comes in a 1.69 oz. package marked with Lot #21935, UPC 0-18214-81291-3, located on the back of the package, and with an expiration date of 3/22/18 also stamped on the back of the package.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Salmonella in one lot of 1.69 oz. packages of the Puppy Starter Kit.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who have purchased 1.69 oz. packages of the Puppy Starter Kit from affected Lot 21935, UPC 0-18214-81291-3, Expiration date of 3/22/18, should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-273-7527, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Central time (after hours/weekends covered by third-party poison control center).

Kaibab National Forest seeks public input on Town of Tusayan Proposed Roadway Easements

TUSAYAN — The Kaibab National Forest is seeking comments on a proposal to provide roadway and utility easements across National Forest System lands to the Town of Tusayan. The public scoping period will run for 40 days through June 2.

The easements, if approved, would allow the Town to make improvements to segments of existing forest roads and construct new segments to provide all weather access and utility service to two inholding properties within the Kaibab National Forest that are in the incorporated limits of the Town. The Ten-X Ranch and Kotzin Ranch properties are not owned or managed by the federal government but are surrounded by federal lands administered by the Kaibab National Forest. The only access to the Ten-X and Kotzin properties is through National Forest.

A scoping packet is available at www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=46776 that provides specifics of the project including a description of the proposed action. Additional information on the Town of Tusayan Proposed Roadway Easements project is available at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/TusayanEasement. The following public scoping meetings are scheduled to provide information about the proposed action:

  • May 18, 5 to 8 p.m., Williams Elementary-Middle School, 601 N. 7th St., Williams
  • May 19, 5 to 8 p.m., Grand Canyon Squire Inn, 100 Highway 64, Tusayan
  • May 20, 5 to 8 p.m., Doubletree Hotel, 1175 W. Route 66, Flagstaff


Comments on the proposed action may be provided in the following ways:

www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=46776  (Click “Comment on Project”)

Subject Line: Tusayan Roadway Easements

U.S. Mail:       
ATTN: Deirdre McLaughlin
Kaibab National Forest
Williams Ranger District
742 S. Clover Rd.
Williams, AZ 86046

(928) 635-5680
Subject Line: Tusayan Roadway Easements

Happy Liberation Day Italy

April 25

Happy Liberation Day! The day tyranny died in Italy!640px-Flag_of_Italy.svg

Liberation Day is a national holiday in Italy that is annually celebrated on April 25. It marks the fall of Mussolini’s Italian Social Republic and the end of the Nazi occupation in Italy in 1945, towards the end of the second World War.

More allegations of CIA drug trafficking

World News Daily Report photo

World News Daily Report photo

EL PASO, Tx. — According to a report by Barabara Johnson on the World News Daily Report web site, Minutemen in Texas have arrested two drug traffickers who claim to be working for the CIA.

According to the report, seven of the militia men stopped a large black SUV moving rapidly across the border in the Chihuahuan desert near El Paso. They stopped it after a 15-mile chase. The militia made a citizens arrest and called the border patrol. The group discovered 1363-pounds of cocaine.

The men produced what appeared to be CIA identity cards, but CIA spokesman Dean Boyd denied any link with the operation. Boyd said:

The CIA doesn’t take part in drug smuggling operations at the US-Mexican border. I do not know, for now, if the men are actually affiliated to the agency in any way, but I can tell you the cocaine doesn’t belong to the CIA.

The artcile said that the U.S. Custom service has announced that they will conduct a full investigation into the story of the two men.

In 1996, Gary Webb wrote a series of articles in the San Jose Mercury News called Dark Alliance which alledged that the CIA transported cocaine to gangs in South Central LA to pay for the activities of anti-government Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

Mainstream media attacked Webb and the San Jose Mercury News which led to his dismissal. After starting to rebuild his career and after just receiving an advance for a new book, he was found dead on December 10, 2004 in Carmicheal, California of two gunshot wounds to the head. It was ruled a suicide.

One of the former “Kingpins” alluded to in the article recently spoke about the articles and the death of Gary Webb and a new documentary is being produced about the incident called Freeway: Crack in the System.

Snow in the weekend forecast

snow131204-06WILLIAMS — The weekend weather for Williams and Flagstaff include a chance of snow Sturday and Sunday. Ash Fork can expect rain showers and cooler temperatures.

In Williams and Flagstaff there is a chance of thunderstorms after 11 a.m. with wind gusts up to 30 mph. Tomorrow there is a chance of thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Rain showers are predicted before 11 p.m. Rain and snow is expected after 11 p.m. with an accumulation of 1 inch possible. Snow and rain may continue Sunday morning with about a half-inch of new snow accumulation possible. High winds are expected throughout the weekend.

Ash Fork can expect rain tonight through Sunday with high winds.

Flagstaff Police asking assistance to identify suspect

FPD-4-23-1FLAGSTAFF — The Flagstaff Police Department is asking the assistance of the public to identify a suspect who broke into Fry’s Pharmacy.

The break-in occurred on December 21, 2014, at the Fry’s Pharmacy, located at 201 N. Switzer Canyon Drive, between the hours of 6pm and midnight.

The suspect attempted to break into the safe; however, he was unsuccessful. The suspect did steal some over the counter drugs as well as some prescription medications.

All suspects should be considered dangerous and should not be confronted. Contact the police if you see the person or if you have information.

Detective Slayton is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying this subject and any other information regarding this theft. Please contact him at 928 679-4101 or call SILENT WITNESS at 774-6111 if you do not want to leave your name.

Flagstaff Community Notification: Level 2 sex offender alert

j-coughlinNAME: Johnny Coughlan
AGE: 49          HGT: 6’1”           WGT: 195      HAIR: Brown     EYES: Brown
ADDRESS:  525 1/2 S. O’Leary St. Flagstaff, AZ 86001


The Flagstaff Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to ARS 13-3835, the Community Notification on Sex Offender Law. The offender in this publication is living in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from the Arizona State Prison, accepted under an interstate compact or released from the county jail back into the community.  Offenders are categorized into three levels; Level One (low risk to the community), Level Two (intermediate risk to the community), and Level Three (high risk to the community).

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense, which allows for community notification. He is not wanted by the Flagstaff Police Department at this time.

This notification is not intended to increase fear: rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public. CITIZEN ABUSE OF THIS INFORMATION TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE, OR HARASS SEX OFFENDERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. The Flagstaff Police Department may be reached at 928-774-1414 and is available to help you join or start a neighborhood watch program as well as provide you with useful information on personal safety. If you have information regarding current criminal activity on this or any offender, please call 928-774-1414 or Silent Witness at 928-774-6111.

SYNOPSIS: Johnny Coughlan was convicted in 2013 of attempt to commit Luring of a Minor for Sexual Exploitation.

More classic visitors to Williams

15-04-21-1WILLIAMS — More classic cars spun through Williams tonight. A two-tone 1934 Plymouth and white 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe. Continue reading “More classic visitors to Williams” »

Work on Route 66 to 64 begins

640-rt66work-15-04-21-18WILLIAMS — Paving work has begun on the Route 66 to Route 64 exchange area near Bearizona Wildlife Park. Caution is advised while traveling through a construction zone and you can expect delays.