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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.
Marshall Krotenberg, lead investigator on the Yarnell Hill Fire, details his findings Wednesday for the state Industrial Commission. The panel accepted his report and imposed the maximum $559,000 fine possible. [By Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
Admittedly, it is a little early to start talking about Christmas; Halloween is barely a week away, and Thanksgiving still awaits in the middle of the holiday sandwich. And there’s some reflection of that fact in Aaron Leach’s front yard in Mesa on Oct. 21, with several strands of light and inflatable ornaments unpacked but strewn all over the brown ground.
Mesa resident Aaron Leach's home, picutred on Oct. 21, 2013, will have a slew of holiday lights in honor of the victims of the Yarnell Hill Fire and 9/11 attacks starting Nov.1. [Tim Hacker/Tribune]
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.
Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin, R-Dewey, testifies at an Arizona state House Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs Committee hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Phoenix. The committee raised questions regarding the concern of a possible plan to pay full survivor and other benefits to the 13 part-time firefighters, who were among the 19 killed in the Yarnell Hill wildfire.
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.
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.
Flanked by federal and state lawmakers, Gov. Jan Brewer signs a request Wednesday to President Obama to overrule the finding of the Federal Emergency Management Agency that the Yarnell Hill Fire does not qualify as a disaster. With the governor are, from left, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, state Sen. Steve Pierce. Rep. Karen Fann, Rep. Paul Gosar, Rep. Trent Franks and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
Gov. Jan Brewer plans a press conference Wednesday to discuss the federal government's denial of disaster assistance for the June wildfire that destroyed more than 100 homes in the town of Yarnell and killed 19 firefighters.
I don’t normally agree with Bill Richardson, but I do here (Aug. 21). It’s very unfortunate that these dedicated men lost their lives doing their job but it happens every day in some occupation. They took the job knowing the possible risks. Do we afford the families of our brave troops who lost their lives in their government service the advantages of hundreds of thousands of dollars plus lifetime payments for the families? I don’t think so. Their deaths were half way around the world and not near Prescott. They didn’t have the daily “hero” hype of the local press. I’m not diminishing the impact of their deaths but we need to put fairness in perspective. I think the media has provoked this claim for more money. We need to move on and consider ways this doesn’t happen again.
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.
After a very active Monday around the Valley and state, conditions have been a tad quieter much of today.
“To the Venter who called Rod Livdahl a Liberal: Rod is not a Liberal but rather a progressive. And the opposite of a Progressive is a regressive, not the ‘C’ word. Get used to it.”
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.
Parts of Arizona are expected to be hit with scattered severe storms this weekend, with possible flooding thanks to moisture from Tropical Storm Ivo in the Pacific, forecasters said.
Sens. John McCain, right, R-Ariz., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., attend a news conference July 5 in Prescott in wake of the Yarnell Fire tragedy. McCain and Flake will be together again in Mesa this week for an immigration forum at Mesa Arts Center. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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
“It seems there are a lot of people in this world who don’t know where they came from, who they are, or where they are going. Otherwise, they wouldn’t do a lot of the bad things they are doing.”
“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.