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Welcome to Walker Community!

Located in the Bradshaw Mountains, south of Prescott, AZ, Walker Community is an old mining district, filled with history. It’s named after Joseph Walker, mountain man, explorer, and guide. He led a party to this valley to discover gold in the summer of 1863.

Today, the valley is filled with rustic cabins and elegant homes. There’s a vibrant community of people here, with an active social calendar. Some live here full-time, while others have second homes here.

Everyone loves it here.

Important Links

Walker Fire Protection Association Support the volunteer fire department here in Walker.

www.walkerfire.org

Walker Community Action Alliance Support community services other than those for the fire department.

www.walkercaa.org

Walker Real Estate
How much is your property worth? Interested in buying here? Find the real estate help you need from Conrad Walton, a full-time resident and real estate agent.

Walker Real Estate

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Walker Community News

Power Outage in Walker 10:00pm Jan. 15th

Power Outage in Walker 10:00pm Jan. 15th.

Nothing on the APS outage map, but Walker WiFi is working fine on battery backup.

We’re up and running on our generator. Not another light in the valley that I can see.

Leave a comment if you know something.

10:20pm – APS Outage Map says:

Location: Walker; Minnie Mine Rd. to Carlise Rd. and Walker Rd. to Big Bug Mesa Rd.
People Affected: 670
Start: 1/15/2018 10:03 am
Cause: Troubleshooting
Estimated Restoration: 1/16/2018 3:15 am

By | January 15th, 2018|Walker Community|

SUV Rolled Over Near Fire Station

As I was leaving on Sunday morning, about 11:15, I came upon an SUV that had rolled over into the ditch on the side of Walker Road, just across from the fire station.

Sheriffs and Walker Fire were there, directing traffic. No ambulance, but people standing around, so I assume no one was hurt.

A flat bed tow truck was there getting ready to pull it upright and haul it away.

My guess from the skid marks and the location was that the slight bend at the fire station, along with some dampness form melting snow, caught the driver by […]

By | January 14th, 2018|Walker Community|

First Snow of 2018

We got about 3 inches last night. It started to rain about Noon, with rainbows even.

Bright sunny skies turned overcast and rainy by 5pm. The wind had gusts up to 20mph.

About 9:00pm last night, it got really quiet.

The rain had turned to snow.

By 10:00pm, there was an inch or more on the ground.

This morning, it was about 3 inches.

Snow at last. Snow at last. Thank God almighty. There’s snow at last.

(And not too much!) […]

By | January 10th, 2018|Walker Community|

The Birth Place of Prescott – Prescott’s Gold

I’ve launched a new website. It’s about Everything Good In Prescott.

The first post is about the story of the Birth Place of Prescott, which has Joseph Rutherford Walker as a central character and our little valley as a setting.

There’s a video that I made a while back that might be interesting to watch. I’m not a fan, but then it’s got me in it, so I’m self conscious.

Click the link below to go read it.

My first idea for this web site was to produce a new video each week.

After making 2 of them, I realized that […]

By | January 9th, 2018|Walker Community|

Cut Fences Create Public Safety Hazards Along Walker Road

On Wednesday, December 6 Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to reports of livestock on Walker Road, which travels through the Prescott National Forest near Lynx Lake. Responders found that livestock had exited through a hole cut in the fence by someone to gain access to an illegal recreation trail. Walker Road has a speed limit of 50 mph and motorists do not expect to see livestock on this road, making this a dangerous situation as livestock can easily run into the road, in front of a fast moving vehicle. Once they exit through a hole in a fence […]

By | December 13th, 2017|Walker Community|

Walker Winter Wonderland Tips – Walker WiFi

Nick Wold at Walker WiFi sent out his winter tips email.

Good info in here and winter IS coming.

Walker Residents,

It’s that time of year again or our friendly winter reminder. I know it seems like we’re not going to get much winter based on our moderate fall temperatures, BUT…, you know it’s coming. Brrr…

As I have visited with many of you over the years in Walker; one topic I hear about that makes me cringe are the stories of extensive water damage due to burst water pipes from frozen water in Walker cabins. There […]

By | December 8th, 2017|Walker Community|

Amazing Places: 3 sites of interest off Walker Road | The Daily Courier | Prescott, AZ

Interesting article in the Courier today about 3 “Amazing Places” off Walker Road.

Personally, I think every place off Walker Road is amazing, but he did pick three good ones in the article.

1. The Pink Car
2. The 100 Mailboxes
3. Blue John Mine.

I recently stumbled across the Blue John Mine. Have you ever been to it?

For the third Amazing Place (Blue John Mine) you have to leave Walker Road. Go past the mailboxes onto Pine Mountain Road (FR 9404H) for half a mile (going north). It’s a dirt road that is steep, bumpy and narrow in places (don’t try this […]

By | October 30th, 2017|Walker Community|

Another Prescribed Burn on Saturday, Oct. 28

Driving home today, I saw the sign that warned of another prescribed burn this Saturday, Oct. 28th.

The location was “Walker Road”, so I’m not sure where it will be exactly, but when you see the smoke, don’t report it.

It’s on purpose.

Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District plan to burn 5 acres of debris left over from thinning projects adjacent to the Highlands Center for Natural History (T13N, R1W, S8) on Saturday, October 28; weather conditions permitting.

Read the entire article at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/prescott/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD562423

By | October 26th, 2017|Walker Community|

IT IS “BIZARRE BAZAAR” TIME!

WCAA sent out an email:

IT IS “BIZARRE BAZAAR” TIME!
(If you’ve ever attended you understand why)

HERE ARE THE DETAILS:

WHEN:  November 11, 2017

WHERE:  Belinda & Kurt Hoernig Residence
5100 E. Big Bug Mesa Rd (First house on the left))

TIME:  4 – 8PM

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT:
Donate those unwanted, unloved old gifts you’ve received in the past
for a silent auction.  No need to wrap them!

PLEASE – IF IT BELONGS AT GOODWILL, TAKE IT THERE

You can drop your items off at the Morhous Residence by November 9th.
If you can’t drop them off contact Victoria at 443-7406 for other arrangements.

ALL ITEMS WILL HAVE […]

By | October 23rd, 2017|WCAA|

Planned Burning in the Prescott Basin Starts October 3

So today was our turn. Big prescribed burn along Walker Road today.

Here’s the official map:

Fiscal Year 2018 Prescribed Burns Map (5 MB PDF)https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd560528.pdf

Ruins RX: First entry burn, 212 acres located 4 miles east of Prescott and along county road 57. Vegetation consists of masticated brush with pockets of Ponderosa pine. Estimated time for completion is 2 days. Night time smoke impacts will occur to Walker RD, HWY 69, City of Prescott, and Prescott Valley.

Read the entire article at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/prescott/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD560535

By | October 6th, 2017|Walker Community|
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