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Dynamite Discovery Causes Yarnell Evacuation

Dynamite (pictured above) in use during the construction of Douglas Dam, a Tennessee hydroelectric dam built in record time in the early 1940s to meet emergency energy needs at the height of World War II. (Public domain photo) Sedona AZ (May 18, 2017) – On May 17, 2017, around 2:15 in the afternoon, two men walked into the Yarnell Sheriff’s substation to report finding a box of dynamite while... 

Limited Reopening of Yarnell Area SR 89 Today

Yarnell AZ fire update Sedona AZ (June 10, 2016) – The Yavapai County Emergency Management team announces that State Highway 89, north and south of Yarnell, will reopen at 4:00 p.m. today with restrictions: Please note the following: IMPORTANT – THE EAST SIDE OF State Highway 89 IN YARNELL WILL REMAIN CLOSED and UNDER AN EVACUATION ORDER AS FIRE CREWS CONTINUE TO FORTIFY THE SLURRY LINE.... 

Yavapai County District 1 Town Hall Meetings

Sedona AZ (September 11, 2015) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: District Town Hall Meetings 2015 have been scheduled by Yavapai County Supervisor Rowle Simmons, District 1, at the following times and locations: Wilhoit – Thursday, September 17th at 6:00 @ Fire Station 9000 S. Magby, Skull Valley – Thursday, September 24 @t 6:00 p.m.  @ Community Center, 3150 Old... 

ADOT Weekly Traffic Reminders

Sedona AZ (May 6, 2014) – The Arizona Department of Transportation will narrow Arizona State Route 89 to one lane at Big Chino Wash Bridge (mileposts 335 to 336) north of Chino Valley tomorrow, May 7, 2014, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. to allow crews to work on the bridge. Flaggers will be used during work hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. to guide traffic through the work zone, expect delays of up to... 

Wild Land Fire Awareness and Preparedness

Flagstaff AZ June 20 2010 Wilfire by Sedona Times photographer, Brian Goodwin Sedona AZ (March 15, 2014) – Considering the recent drought and existing dry conditions of forested areas that interface with many northern Arizona neighborhoods, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind community members of the very real potential of wild land fires that may threaten your neighborhood,... 

AZ Coalition Helps Rebuild Yarnell Water System

Yarnell To Receive $225,000 from We Build Arizona Sedona AZ (December 10, 2013) – The Yarnell Water Improvement Association on Thursday, December 12, at 11:00 a.m., will receive over $225,000 worth of pipe to rebuild its water supply system that was severally damaged during the Yarnell Hill Fire.  The donation to rebuild the water supply system for the town of Yarnell, Arizona, is through... 

Prescott Fire Fighters Die in Yarnell Fire

Sedona AZ (June 30, 2013) – In Memory of Prescott Fire Fighters lost 6/30/2013 fighting the Yarnell wildfire, the deadliest in U.S. history involving firefighters in the U.S. for at least 30 years, when the Granite Mountain Hot Shots (pictured below in photo taken after an Oregon fire) were overtaken by the Arizona fire. It is being reported by authorities on the scene that 19 members of the... 
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