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  • Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew

    07/10/2013 3:28:45 PM PDT · by sheana · 1 replies
    Prescott Hotshots ^ | 7/10/213 | me
    There is a fundraising drive today to collect for the families of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. I am proud to say that our Kern County Firefighters have collected over $27,000 so far today in a Fill the Boot! drive for the families. If anyone else wants to donate Granite 19 is selling memorial t-shirts on this website to help out the families. Thanks everyone!
  • Firefighters Memorial Service (the Arizona Hotshot 19)

    07/09/2013 10:40:25 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 49 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | July 9, 2013
    Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a memorial service for 19 "Hot Shot" firefighters killed battling the Yarnell Hill wildfire in Prescott, Arizona. The memorial takes place at the Tim's Toyota Center Arena in Prescott Valley. This is so much more than just a memorial service - it's honoring 19 young men who lived their dream of serving their fellow citizens. They are mostly in their 20's with about a dozen fatherless children under the age of six. Several wives are expecting children within the next several months. The 6,000 seats inside the arena are filled with family, invited...
  • LIVE VIDEO FEED: Memorial Service for the 'Granite Mountain Hotshots' AZ Firefighters (1:45pm EST)

    07/09/2013 10:25:50 AM PDT · by montag813 · 1 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 07-09-2013 | John Hill
    Heroes in life. Legends in our hearts. Their families loved them, and now we honor them. Join us in remembering the 19 fallen firefighters - the Granite Mountain Hotshots - in a special memorial service from Prescott Valley, AZ. LIVE FEED below. The service begins at 10:45 PST. Hotshots survivor, Brendan McDonough is slated to read the Hotshot's prayer to an estimated 30,000 inside and outside during the service at Tim's Toyota Center. Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to attend, as well as Arizona governor Brewer, and former AZ Governor and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. LIVE VIDEO LINK
  • Bringing their brothers off the hill (Video, AZ fallen firefighters)

    07/09/2013 8:53:05 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The Arizona Republic | July 7, 2013 | Kristina Goetz
    Arizona Republic - allows title and link only. Full title of accompanying article: Yarnell Hill Fire: 'It's something you never want to see again' http://www.azcentral.com/news/arizona/articles/20130706yarnell-hill-fire-remembrance.html
  • Column: Farewell to our boys, our sons, our brothers (Prescott grieves)

    07/08/2013 5:15:32 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    Prescott Daily Courier ^ | July 8, 2013 | Judy Bluhm
    It has been a rough week. Most of us in the Prescott area have been walking around as though we entered a bad dream, not quite believing what transpired on that hill in Yarnell. We may have tried to pick ourselves up, go to the rodeo, watch the parade and then the tragic reality jolts us back to a state of sorrow. We are trying to absorb the whole thing, accept the facts, but in churches around town yesterday, many of us sat waiting for comfort, and maybe even answers from someone with divine knowledge. "God, why did this happen?"...
  • Granite Mountain Hot Shots' remains receive heroes' welcome in Prescott

    07/08/2013 9:35:45 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    Prescott Daily Courier ^ | July 8, 2013 | Lisa Irish
    As the procession escorting the fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots home came past the courthouse plaza in Prescott late Sunday afternoon, more than a thousand people stopped talking. Some put their hands over their hearts, while others clapped. Children waved flags, and many cried. "We want these young families to know how much we appreciate the sacrifice their loved ones made to protect us," Barb Corkle said. "We want to show them that we love them, that we will help them by making donations, and whatever else we can do." The 19 elite firefighters died while attacking the Yarnell Hill Fire...
  • JULY 4 IN PRESCOTT: BALANCE OF GRIEF, PATRIOTISM

    07/04/2013 10:55:25 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    AP ^ | July 3, 2013 | Hannah Dreier
    PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The notoriously rambunctious annual rodeo contest in Prescott added a solemn new ritual this week: a cowboy leading a riderless horse around the outdoor arena, a fire helmet sitting on its saddle, fire boots resting in the stirrups. Spectators in this Old West town of 40,000 placed straw hats over hearts and cried quietly during the tribute to the 19 firefighters who were killed Sunday, then went on to drink, laugh and cheer as heartily as the miners and ranchers who patronized the arena in the 1800s. Emotional whiplash has become a matter of course here...
  • Current Information on the Loss of 19 Men in the Yarnell Fire

    07/03/2013 5:51:47 PM PDT · by South40 · 5 replies
    Fundraising Update Thus far, the 3 official fundraising efforts to help the families of the fallen have raised about $700,000. • The 100 Club has raised approximately $500,000. • The Wildland Firefighters Foundation (52 Club) has raised approximately $120,000. • The United Phoenix Fire Fighters and Prescott Firefighters Charities have raised approximately $80,000. In the Prescott/Yarnell area, two local fundraising events have been scheduled for this week. • 4th of July Fireworks at Pioneer Park from 12 noon to 10 pm. • Whiskey Row Street Dance on Saturday, July 6th 5-11pm Other fundraising events will be announced in the days...
  • Stories of the Fallen: Names of the 19 Arizona Firefighters Released by Authorities

    07/01/2013 5:07:06 PM PDT · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 07-01-2013 | John Hill
    Above: Juliann Ashcraft, wife of Granite Mountain Hotshot Andrew Ashcraft, is consoled by her father-in-law Tom Ashcraft while looking at a memorial outside of Prescott Fire Department Station No. 7 where the Granite Mountain Hotshots are based, Monday morning in Prescott.  (Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier).-- Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, based in Prescott, Ariz., were killed Sunday evening when a windblown wildfire overcame them north of Phoenix. It was the deadliest single day for U.S. firefighters since Sept. 11. Fourteen of the victims were in their 20s. Family members of the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots gathered at the hotshots'...
  • Prescott firefighter families gather belongings near makeshift memorial

    07/01/2013 3:31:57 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 2 replies
    Prescott Daily Courier ^ | July 1, 2013 | Joanna Dodder Nellans
    PRESCOTT - Family members of the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots gathered at the hotshots' station along 6th Street in Prescott late Monday morning to console each other and gather the belongings of their loved ones. Juliann Ashcraft, wife of fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighter Andrew Ashcraft, was among them. She walked out of the fire station holding her husband's hotshot sweater. She stopped to talk briefly with people gathered in front of the fire station at a makeshift memorial. About the same time, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett was talking about how his family members saw Juliann Sunday...
  • Who They Were: The ‘Granite Mountain Hotshots’ – 19 Brave Souls Who Perished in Arizona Fire

    06/30/2013 10:40:26 PM PDT · by montag813 · 43 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 07-01-2013 | John Hill
    Above: The Granite Mountain Hot Shots of Prescott, Arizona. 19 of 20 crew members perished in the Yarnell Hill fire today.- Gusty, hot winds blew an Arizona blaze out of control Sunday in a forest northwest of Phoenix, overtaking and killing 19 members of an elite fire crew in the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in the U.S. for at least 80 years - and the worst since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001/ Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were forced to deploy their fire shelters - tent-like structures meant to shield firefighters from flames and...
  • 19 Firefighters Working Yarnell Hill Fire Confirmed Dead (Arizona) (Update: 19 dead)

    06/30/2013 7:45:43 PM PDT · by kristinn · 220 replies
    KSAZ-TV ^ | Sunday, June 30, 2013 | Jessica Flores
    Prescott Fire Department confirmed 19 firefighters have died while battling the Yarnell Hill fire on Sunday night. They're part of the Prescott Granite Mountain Hot Shots. The wildfire was likely caused by a lightning strike Saturday night. The Yarnell Hill fire, about 35 miles southwest of Prescott, has burned about 1,300 acres and forced the evacuation of 50 homes. The fire started Friday and has not yet burned down any structures, but Sunday night firefighters pushed the blaze back away from communities, hoping to keep the blaze from overtaking any homes. A growing fire in Yarnell forced about 600 residents...
  • People gather at Whiskey Row fire scene (AZ)

    05/09/2012 12:51:06 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 3 replies
    MyFoxPhoenix ^ | Wednesdat, May 9, 2012 | AP
    PRESCOTT, Ariz. - A big fire occurred at Whiskey Row in Prescott on Tuesday. Three businesses were destroyed -- including the Bird Cage Saloon, leaving more than 30 people without jobs.
  • Prescott radio host fired over school mural flap [racism beats free speech again]

    06/05/2010 9:22:59 PM PDT · by sthguard · 8 replies · 725+ views
    Tuscon Sentinal ^ | June 5, 2010 | Dylan Smith & Michael Truelsen
    A Prescott radio host embroiled in a controversy over a school mural is off the air, while the mural won't be subject to a whitewash order. Steve Blair, who also holds a seat on the Prescott City Council, was let go from his talk radio show after drawing fire for his opposition to an environmental mural painted on an elementary school. The "Go to Green" mural, based on the faces of children who attend the school, drew local criticism for featuring minority children. The school district has reversed its request to lighten the faces of the students in the mural,...
  • Mural Ignites Debate on Race, Censorship in Arizona (Mural Character's Skin Too Dark?)

    06/05/2010 6:22:17 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies · 969+ views
    AOL News ^ | June 5, 2010 | Hugh Collins
    Mural Ignites Debate on Race, Censorship in Arizona (June 5) -- An Arizona school mural designed to promote environmentally friendly transportation has ignited a debate about race and censorship of the arts. Officials at Miller Valley Elementary School in Prescott, Ariz., asked the painters of the mural to lighten the skin of children depicted after a city councilman denounced its prominent portrayal of ethnic minorities. Following protests, the principal apologized today for making the request. "Miller Valley made a mistake when we asked them to lighten the mural. We made a mistake," said Principal Jeff Lane. The mural shows children...
  • Quick report from McCain's Prescott, AZ Rally

    11/04/2008 7:05:12 AM PST · by SparkyBass · 6 replies · 2,385+ views
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    Living in a very conservative county is a good thing! Last night Mrs. Sparky and a friend went to the McCain Rally here in Prescott, AZ. I stayed home with the kids and a bad back. Overall a good time, over 6,000 ticketed "reservations" were made, but many, many more showed up without tickets and were allowed in. The downtown Prescott area is small, so it was packed. The crowds were good-natured and it was easy going, as the checkpoint took longer than they'd hoped for. There was a roaming band of about a dozen barking moonbats (the Missus apologizes...
  • If feds will not act, locals must(Small town Editorial)

    11/12/2007 9:19:33 AM PST · by radar101 · 9 replies · 565+ views
    Prescott Courier ^ | 12 NOV 2007 | Not Identified
    Mayor-elect Jack Wilson deserves kudos for convening his ex-officio task force on immigration this past week even before he takes office. At least it's a recognition of how serious the problem is. All of the usual suspects showed up with all of the usual comments, to wit: • City Attorney Gary Kidd said anything the city does to fight illegal immigration likely will elicit a federal or civil libertarian legal challenge. He's right, but that's exactly why the city should push. For the past 50 years, the Washington establishment has done nothing about the problem while zealously claiming exclusive jurisdiction....
  • George P. Bush Joins Navy Reserve

    03/21/2007 6:35:17 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 67 replies · 2,495+ views
    The Politico ^ | March 21, 2007 | Mike Allen
    George P. Bush, a nephew of President Bush who was a hit on the campaign trail, has been accepted in the Navy Reserve as an intelligence officer and has begun the process of being commissioned for eight years of service. Bush, 30, said in a telephone interview from his office at a real estate development firm in Fort Worth, Texas, that he was moved to join the service in part when he attended the rainy commissioning in October of the aircraft carrier named for his grandfather -- the USS George H.W. Bush. "My grandfather's my hero, and what really sold...
  • City explores immigration training for local officers

    03/03/2007 5:26:11 AM PST · by radar101 · 7 replies · 360+ views
    Prescott Courier ^ | 3 MARCH 2007 | CINDY BARKS
    By CINDY BARKS The Daily Courier PRESCOTT ­ In the normal course of their jobs, Prescott Police officers run into situations virtually every day in which the citizenship of a suspect is in question, says Police Chief Randy Oaks. But currently, the officers have little or no legal recourse when they suspect they are dealing with an illegal alien. This past summer, Oaks reported that the city had no jurisdiction to enforce immigration laws, and was getting no help from the federal government, even when local officials asked for it.That could be changing soon, however, as Oaks pursues an arrangement...
  • Bush is "crap", says British Deputy Prime Minister Prescott

    08/16/2006 6:06:13 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 65 replies · 2,506+ views
    The Independent (UK) (No Excerpt) | August 16, 2006
    We cannot excerpt this source. The article says the comment could cause a "diplomatic row". The article is available at - http://www.independent.co.uk/
  • UK: Police probe Prescott sex claim

    05/08/2006 1:56:20 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 9 replies · 184+ views
    BBC News ^ | May 8, 2006 | Staff
    Police have confirmed they have received a complaint that John Prescott allegedly broke the law by having sex with his secretary during office hours. The complaint was sent to Scotland Yard by a retired Glaswegian police officer who said it was "not malicious". A Metropolitan Police spokesman said it was "considering the letter". Tracey Temple claimed she had regular encounters with the deputy PM in his office. He has admitted the affair but said many of her accounts were untrue. A spokesman for Mr Prescott's office has said the matter of the police complaint was being looked at and that...
  • 3 Indicted in Calif. on Ecoterror Charges

    01/26/2006 7:14:13 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 809+ views
    Associated Press ^ | DON THOMPSON
    Three environmental activists were cooking up plastic explosives and had planned to test a device the day they were arrested, federal prosecutors alleged Wednesday as they indicted them. The three face five to 20 years in federal prison if they are convicted of conspiring to use fire or explosives to damage property. The suspects planned assaults this spring in the name of the Earth Liberation Front, a 'loosey-goosey, sort of mist-of-the-fog kind of an organization' of environmental activists, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said. Eric McDavid, 28, Zachary Jensen, 20, and Lauren Weiner, 20, remain in jail. They could enter a...
  • Ecoterror suspect released on bond

    01/19/2006 5:02:55 PM PST · by george76 · 121 replies · 3,675+ views
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | 01/18/2006 | LARRY HENDRICKS
    After a delay of nearly a month, a Flagstaff woman accused of being connected with the 1998 firebombing of a logging company in Oregon has been released from jail. Kendall Tankersley, 28, also known as Sarah Harvey, was released from an Oregon jail Jan. 10 on $150,000 bond. She is back in Flagstaff, ready to begin taking two classes at Northern Arizona University. Tankersley, a former employee at the university, was indicted in November by a federal grand jury in Oregon. She is accused of attempted arson and arson, acting as a lookout, in connection with a fire at U.S....
  • Ecoterror Suspect Commits Suicide in Jail

    12/22/2005 8:17:09 PM PST · by stocksthatgoup · 108 replies · 2,803+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 22, 7:33 PM EST | AP
    PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona bookstore owner charged in the firebombing of a government wildlife lab in Washington committed suicide in his jail cell Thursday, officials said. William C. Rodgers, 40, of Prescott, Ariz., suffocated after placing a plastic bag over his head while in a one-person cell in Flagstaff, the Coconino County medical examiner said. Rodgers was one of six people arrested earlier this month in connection with ecoterror attacks in Oregon and Washington in recent years. He was accused of setting fire to the Agriculture Department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services facility in Olympia, Wash., in 1998....
  • Second person linked to Vail fire

    12/17/2005 7:35:30 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies · 1,213+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 17, 2005 | Brian D. Crecente
    FBI agent testifies Arizona bookstore owner is suspected... A federal agent on Friday named an Arizona activist bookstore owner as the second suspect in the 1998 arson attacks at Vail resort that stood for years as the most damaging single act of eco-terrorism in the nation. Catalyst Infoshop owner William C. Rodgers was the second suspect this week linked by a federal law enforcement official to the $12 million conflagration that has been cloaked in mystery for seven years. FBI Special Agent Doug Linter testified in U.S. District Court in Flagstaff, Ariz., that investigators suspect the Prescott, Ariz., bookstore owner...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (6/11/05): A trip down memory lane today

    06/11/2005 1:16:25 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 429 replies · 7,572+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: Other than his weekly radio address, the President and First Lady are spending a quiet weekend. No word on whether they are at the White House or at Camp David. The following bit of news is from the Texas media. Former President Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush to celebrate their birthdays FridayFormer President George H. W. Bush celebrated his 80th birthday last year by skydiving from a plane 12,000 feet above the Bush Presidential Library in College Station. This year the former president and former First Lady Barbara Bush will celebrate his 81st...
  • Bush to Change Economic Team

    President Bush plans to overhaul his economic team for the second time in two years and wants to tap prominent figures outside the administration to help sell rewrites of Social Security and the tax laws to Congress and the country, White House aides and advisers said over the weekend. The aides said the replacement of four of the five top economic officials -- including the Treasury and Commerce secretaries, with only budget director Joshua B. Bolten likely to remain -- is part of Bush's preparation for sending Congress an ambitious second-term domestic agenda.
  • Prescott Bush and the Nazi (I need help refuting this)

    11/09/2004 8:50:11 AM PST · by Warrior Nurse · 92 replies · 4,031+ views
    The Dallas Libertarian ^ | Richard N. Draheim, Jr
    THE BUSH NAZI CONNECTION Richard Draheim is a policy analyst and speaker. He appears on the Dallas political affairs TV magazine America Outside the Beltway as a panelist and is a featured columnist for The Dallas Libertarian Post.
  • Edward C. Prescott Awarded 2004 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

    10/11/2004 9:24:24 PM PDT · by AZLiberty · 3 replies · 410+ views
    W.P. Carey School of Business (ASU) ^ | October 11, 2004 | N/A
    Edward C. Prescott, the W. P. Carey Chair of Economics in the W. P. Carey School of Business and a senior monetary advisor at the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank, has been awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, the first-ever Nobel Prize received by an Arizona State University scholar. Prescott was lauded for a lifetime of original thinking that has addressed some of the most important long-standing questions in macroeconomics. He shares the prize with Finn Kydland of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. In its announcement, the Nobel Committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of...
  • Here They Go Again!

    09/25/2004 3:12:04 PM PDT · by WomBom · 9 replies · 390+ views
    I just saw a new article in the Guardian. I picked it up from WorldNet Daily. If you can believe this, they are now trying to smear W's Grandfather! These people are really low.
  • What Congress Does Not Know about Enron and 9/11

    09/22/2004 7:45:10 AM PDT · by jtesh · 116 replies · 2,060+ views
    john loftus dot com ^ | September 22, 2003 | John Loftus
    A captured Al Qaida document reveals that US energy companies were secretly negotiating with the Taliban to build a pipeline. The document was obtained by the FBI but was not allowed to be shared with other agencies in order to protect Enron. Multiple sources confirm that American law enforcement agencies were deliberately kept in the dark and systematically prevented from connecting the dots before 9/11 in order to aid Enron’s secret and immoral Taliban negotiations. The suppressed Al Qaida document tends to support recent claims of a cover-up made by several mid-level intelligence and law enforcement figures. Their ongoing terrorist...
  • Chip details leak out of Intel

    07/09/2003 9:51:18 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 196+ views
    CNet News ^ | July 9, 2003 | Kai Schmerer and Michael Kanellos
    Prescott, the next big desktop chip from Intel, is slated to come out at 3.4GHz, while Dothan, an energy-efficient chip for slim notebooks, will have a server-size cache and is expected to debut at 1.8GHz, according to computer industry sources. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaker is gearing up for a busy second half of the year with a slew of new chips and price cuts, according to an Intel presentation forwarded to CNET News.com as well as industry sources. Details about future server chips also came out. Competitors Advanced Micro Devices and Apple Computer will also tout new high-end...
  • Following resignation, Prescott asks "Lord Who?"

    03/18/2003 2:08:29 AM PST · by MadIvan · 12 replies · 219+ views
    Ananova ^ | March 18, 2003 | Ananova
    John Prescott has responded to the resignation of Lord Hunt from the Government by saying he doesn't know who he is. The Junior Health Minister called the BBC to announce his decision to quit over military action against Iraq. But the Deputy Prime Minister dismissed the news when questioned. Mr Prescott said: "We have heard from Lord Hunt, who apparently rang the Today programme up to tell them he is going to resign. I don't know who Lord Hunt is, he is obviously a minister of Government ... I'm sorry for my ignorance." Lord Hunt from Kings Heath has been...
  • Prescott Deklivers Coded Warning To US Not To Wreck Earth Summit

    08/29/2002 3:19:00 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 250+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 8-30-2002 | Geoffery Lean
    Prescott delivers coded warning to US not to wreck Earth Summit By Geoffrey Lean in Johannesburg 30 August 2002 Failure at the Earth Summit would cause the whole international negotiating system built up over the past 50 years to "unravel", John Prescott told The Independent yesterday. The Deputy Prime Minister gave his stark warning in the only interview he has given since arriving at the summit. He spoke as negotiations entered their final stages and the United States continued to reject the inclusion of any new concrete targets or commitments in a final plan of action. He said the whole...