If anyone knows why the Granite Mountain Hotshots left a safe area on top of the Weaver Mountains west of Yarnell and descended into a box canyon that became the worst death trap in the nationwide history of such crews, it's Brendan McDonough. The only survivor of the 20-member hotshot crew that pe ... More >>
Following John Dougherty's report on the growing evidence that the Granite Mountain Hotshots never should have been deployed to the fire that killed almost the entire crew, some interesting responses to the story showed up in New Times' mailbag.A former Prescott mayor, a former hotshot, and others s ... More >>
Two memorials for the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire have been set up, including a flagpole erected at the "deployment site" -- where the firefighters tried to use their fire shelters to protect themselves from the blaze.For today only, there will be shuttles to take pe ... More >>
Nineteen wildland firefighters are dead in the Yarnell Hill Fire, a blaze that's forced the evacuation of dozens of homes in two Prescott-area towns and left the state grieving. The firefighters were caught in the fast-moving fire and forced to use their portable shelters, media reports say.
DIGGING AT GRANITE MOUNTAIN AND COPPER BASIN WOULD SCAR THE FACE OF PRESCOTT. PLANS HAVE BEEN STOPPED, BUT ONLY FOR A WHILE.