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Calling the findings legally unjustified, the state Forestry Division on Thursday is challenging the findings of liability and $559,000 in fines by state safety officials in the deaths of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots.
The state Industrial Commission voted Wednesday to impose the maximum permissible $559,000 penalty on the state Forestry Division after the deaths in June of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots battling the Yarnell Hill Fire.
Looking to appeal to more than the rodeo crowd and needing to bridge the gap between the parade and rodeo, this year’s Gilbert Days features the Red, White and Blues Festival.
The Arizona State Forestry Division is scheduled to release a report this weekend on the deaths of 19 elite firefighters at the Yarnell Hill wildfire three months ago.
House Speaker Andy Tobin urged a legislative committee Tuesday to quickly come up with a plan to pay full survivor and other benefits to the 13 part-time firefighters who were among 19 killed in the Yarnell Hill wildfire.
“I see the ‘mature’ students at CUNY are harassing a true American hero, General Petraeus. Typical of a young Democrat though. If you don’t have a truly mature intellectual argument you throw a temper tantrum.”
A pair of local organizations will host a special dinner on Sept. 14 to raise money for the family of a deceased member of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer asked President Obama on Wednesday to overrule a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that the Yarnell Hill Fire does not qualify as a disaster.
FLAGSTAFF, AZ - The mayor of the Arizona city that lost 19 firefighters in a deadly blaze this summer survived a tougher-than-expected re-election challenge Tuesday, overcoming a dispute over benefits for the crew's families that divided the town.
Mayor Marlin Kuykendall took a lead role in helping Prescott mourn the loss of 19 firefighters this summer, sharing the stage with the governor and Vice President Joe Biden at a nationally televised memorial. He set aside campaigning in the midst of a re-election bid to focus almost entirely on the fallen firefighters, and his victory to a third term seemed like a safe bet.
Gov. Jan Brewer needs to “just say NO” to a proposed special session and current demands for increased benefits for the families of the 13 part-time Prescott firefighters killed last June in the Yarnell Hill Fire. The families of the six full-time fire fighters killed will receive different benefit amounts due to full-time employment status.s
“Heroes 19," an American brown ale put together by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild in remembrance of the 19 firefighters who perished in the June 30 Yarnell Fire near Prescott, is set to be released this week.
Amanda Marsh, center, widow of Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew superintendent Eric Marsh, talks about the bond her husband had with his crews during a news conference in Prescott. Eric Marsh, who founded the Granite Mountain Hotshots, was one of the 19 Hotshot firefighters who were killed by an out-of-control blaze near Yarnell.
FLAGSTAFF - The pregnant widow of one of the firefighters killed while fighting a wildfire near Yarnell is asking Gov. Jan Brewer to call a special session of the Legislature to address benefits for the men's families.
Climate change, and the consistently hotter and drier weather that comes with it, is largely the cause of the recent “sharp increase” in the number and intensity of wildfires, NASA officials said Friday.
A Scottsdale restaurant made famous for its embarrassing reality TV experience is now selling T-shirts and hats based on its epic meltdown.
A Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite image of the Yarnell Hill fire on July 1, one day after the blaze killed 19 hotshot firefighters. Red outlines are hot spots associated with fire. [NASA]
A Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite image of the Yarnell Hill fire on July 1, one day after the blaze killed 19 hotshot firefighters. Red outlines are hot spots associated with fire. [Jeff Schmaltz/NASA]
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday the deputy state forester spoke out of turn in expressing his view that the head of the Granite Mountain Hotshots was at least partly responsible for his own death and that of 18 of his colleagues.
David Stanfel’s family-owned and operated Little Mesa Café will host a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27 to help the families of the 19 firefighters who lost their lives fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire.
On July 20, Wienerschnitzels in the East Valley and beyond will donate a quarter of their sales to help the families of the 19 firefighters killed during the Yarnell Hill Fire last month.
“I often learn something new from The Vent, such as it’s the wacko environmentalists that bring the lighting that starts the fires. And of course the wacko environmentalists cause it to not rain. I always thought that was the Jesus guy. Guess i have to change my contributions to “our lady of Sierra Club” and start praying in the direction of San Francisco.”
A wildfire that began with a lightning strike and caused little immediate concern because of its remote location and small size quickly blazed into an inferno, leading officials to rapidly order more resources in the hours before flames killed 19 members of an elite Hotshot crew, according to a report released Monday.
A concert to benefit the families of 19 firefighters who died battling an Arizona wildfire is sold out.