Remember that one music festival Liquid Sol? You know, the one that reportedly was originally going to happen in September out in Florence only to be rescheduled for November in Glendale and then finally put off once more until next spring. Yeah, well, it's most definitely happening and now has an o ... More >>
In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:
Yarnell Fire Chief Jim Koile announced at a fire board meeting yesterday that he's quitting.Some local residents pointed the finger at Koile after the Yarnell Hill Fire destroyed many homes in the small community. Local residents have also been raising the issue of Koile's 1974 manslaughter convicti ... More >>
Nothing went wrong in the Yarnell Hill Fire, which killed 19 wildland firefighters in June.That's according to the "Serious Accident Investigation Report" into the fire, released this weekend by federal, state, and local firefighting officials in Prescott.
The investigative report on the deaths of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots in the Yarnell Hill Fire will be released on Saturday.An investigative team, led by a state forester in Florida, has been completing the long-awaited report, which is meant to be a "factual and management report for accident ... More >>
Prescott Wildland Division Chief Darrell Willis now claims the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire "could have made it" if the feds sent air-tankers requested by state firefighting officials.Although firefighting officials made several requests for aircraft to fight ... More >>
The weekend may be over but there's no need to frown. Add a few of these dining and drinking to-dos to your calendar for something to look forward to this week in metro Phoenix. Reopening of T. Cook's and Debut of The Mix Up Bar Today Since late spring, one of the Valley's most picturesque dini ... More >>
In the aftermath of the Yarnell Hill Fire, which killed 19 of the 20 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, reports indicate that the city wants to rebuild its crew.While it's still in the planning stages, it may not be the best idea, considering the issues surrounding the crew that was lost in Y ... More >>
The wildfire burning just miles away from Yarnell -- where 19 firefighters were killed while battling another blaze -- is 85 percent contained.The fire's expected to be completely contained this evening, and the 850-acre blaze hasn't really threatened the nearest sign of civilization, which is Yarne ... More >>
Another wildfire is burning just about five miles east of Yarnell, where 19 firefighters were killed and several homes were ruined by a fire several weeks ago.Yarnell appears to be the closest community to the 850-acre French Gulch Fire, and although firefighters have been able to contain a small am ... More >>
The only thing better than rocking out to great live metal is rocking out for a great cause. With that in mind, there are four upcoming metal shows that are celebrating metal legends and local idols that should have a spot on your concert calendar. We're talking Slash, the best of Arizona metal ba ... More >>
Arizona State Forestry Division officials don't seem to be in agreement about a report that the leader of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew made a few errors before he and 18 members of his crew died in the Yarnell Hill Fire.Former New Times reporter John Dougherty's original report in question cit ... More >>
Just because your weekend is over doesn't mean you have to starve. Here's what we have to look forward to this week. California Wine Dinner If, like us, you haven't had a chance to get away this summer to sunny California to sip on a buttery Napa Valley Chardonnay or robust Cabernet, don't despai ... More >>
Located just an hour and a half north of the valley, Prescott is better known being a premier Christmas getaway than for its artistic community. With a population composed of more retirees than the average small town, it's safe to assume that its music scene is also a little dated. The introduction ... More >>
Nino MunozThere's no shortage of ways to contribute to efforts benefiting the families of the firefighters killed in Yarnell late last month, but if you were hoping to see Dierks Bentley as part of the arrangement, you're too late: July 22's Dierks Bentley Country Cares concert is sold out. The ha ... More >>
Arizona State Forestry DivisionThe Yarnell Hill Fire on June 29.The Arizona State Forestry Division has released an outline of the events surrounding the June 30 deaths of 19 firefighters in the Yarnell Hill Fire.The timeline includes orders for resources to fight the fire -- orders that weren't nec ... More >>
Almost two weeks after lightning sparked a fire that eventually burned through more than 8,400 acres, and killed 19 firefighters in the process, the Yarnell Hill Fire is 100 percent contained, according to fire officials.People with homes in Yarnell and Peeples Valley already returned to their homes ... More >>
A preliminary report on the investigation into the Yarnell Hill Fire, which killed 19 firefighters last week, says flames "entrapped" the Granite Mountain Hotshots."Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were entrapped when flames overran their position on June 30," the report states. "Ey ... More >>
If you've read mainstream media accounts of the moments leading up to the death of 19 firefighters in Yarnell, then you've been led to believe that a "sudden" thunderstorm is what sent the Granite Mountain Hotshots into harm's way.That's not the case, former New Times reporter John Dougherty has dis ... More >>
The Independence Day Music Festival delivered a true patriotic celebration Wednesday night, and after three years the country music concert and firework spectacular has officially established itself as a yearly 'must-see' event for the summer. This year featured performances from LoCash Cowboys, Ty ... More >>
The Yarnell Hill Fire that killed 19 firefighters almost a week ago is now 80 percent contained.That last 20 percent of containment isn't expected to be easy, though, as the estimated date of containment is a week from now, on July 12.
Been wanting to try one of Scottsdale's newest dining hotspots? Now you can -- for a good cause. Renegade by MOD is holding a "Fill the Boot" fundraising event this weekend for the Yarnell Fire relief efforts.
The Yarnell Hill Fire burning southwest of Prescott is, by far, the deadliest wildfire in the history of Arizona.While a few wildfires in Arizona's history are marked by tragedy, others will be remembered more for their quirks -- like the Sunflower Fire last year, started by a guy shooting off a nov ... More >>
With nearly 600 firefighters battling the Yarnell Hill Fire, authorities announced last night that the blaze was 8 percent contained.Meanwhile, in Prescott, a vigil was held for the 19 firefighters killed in the fire, and despite the threat, the delusional members of the Westboro Baptist "Church" di ... More >>
Dozens of people turned out to the Medical Examiner's Office in Phoenix Monday night, hours after a caravan of white vans arrived at the same location, carrying the bodies of the 19 firefighters killed while battling the Yarnell Hill Fire.Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, as well as firefighters, cops, an ... More >>
While almost an entire "Hotshot" crew of firefighters was killed this weekend by the Yarnell Hill Fire southwest of Prescott, there are now five such crews among the 448 firefighters currently battling the blaze.The most recent updates from fire officials still indicate the fire is zero percent cont ... More >>
Sigh. The sociopaths from the Westboro Baptist "Church" claim they're picketing the funerals of the firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire.The closeted homosexuals delusional "church" members claim God sent the fire because gay folks exist, or something like that.