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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.

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Walker Merchandise – WFPA Annual Meeting

Karen is in charge of WFPA merch and she sent this email:

Hey Walkerites:

Reminder, this Sunday at the Fire Station from 9:00 to 11:00.

You can cast your vote for our WFPA Board members AND support the WFPA by purchasing cool Walker merchandise.

Since the Annual Fire Fighters Appreciation event was cancelled due to Corona virus, let’s show our appreciation by purchasing merchandise, all proceeds benefit our fire department.

What do we offer:

* Apparel: t-shirts (adult, kids and infant sizes), zip up hoodies, sweatshirts, rain jackets, aprons, and ball caps

* Misc items: Coffee mugs, tablet […]

By |September 2nd, 2020|WFPA|

WFPA Annual Meeting Sept. 6, 2020

WFPA published a notice about their annual meeting.

As announced, the WFPA Annual meeting will be held on Sunday, September 6, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

While the Board of Directors will be present and this will be the Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors is requesting Members send in a proxy instead of planning to attend because of the social distancing restrictions
issued by the Governor. We need 75 Members present either in person or by proxy to have a quorum and a binding decision.

There will be merchandise sales during this time too.

We are required both by our bylaws and […]

By |August 22nd, 2020|Walker Community|

Prescott NF Remains in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions over Labor Day Weekend

You can not have a camp fire in Walker yet. We are still under restrictions.

Sorry. You can still sit on the deck and drink beer.

PRESCOTT, AZ, September 3, 2020 – Prescott National Forest would like to remind weekend visitors that we all have a role to play in preventing human-caused fires, and that the forest is still in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.

Stage I Fire Restrictions went into effect on Friday, August 14th and prohibit the following on all Prescott National Forest lands:

Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, […]

By |September 4th, 2020|Walker Community|

Rain Has Come To Walker

There have been some small amounts of rain over the last couple of months, but no real downpour until Saturday, August 22, 2020.

Here’s a photo of the rainbow as the rain was coming into the valley.

It was followed by a huge downpour with hail. We have a metal roof and it sounded like someone was throwing rocks at the cabin. It came down hard.

The small white spots in the photo at actually hail falling to the ground. You can see my shadow at the bottom as I hold my camera up over my head.

All they had […]

By |August 22nd, 2020|Walker Community|

Fire Restrictions to be Implemented Friday, August 14th on the Prescott NF Due to Lack of Rain

National Forest Service is bringing back the fire restrictions.

PRESCOTT, AZ, August 12, 2020 – Due to lack of monsoon precipitation and key criteria being met for restrictions, the Prescott National Forest will enter Stage I Fire Restrictions on Friday, August 14th at 8 a.m. The goal of the fire restrictions is to protect public health by reducing the number of preventable human-caused wildfires. Restrictions will remain in effect until forest officials determine that conditions have changed sufficiently to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire.

Click to access fseprd779638.pdf

Forest Order 03-09-00-20-268 and Map (2.48 MB PDF)

Stage I fire restrictions prohibit the following:

[…]

By |August 12th, 2020|Walker Community|

WFPA face masks

Got an email from WFPA. They have face masks now!

OK, it’s been about 5 months since we all were introduced to the Coronavirus. We were all hoping it would be long gone by now, but it’s not. Arizona is still considered a “hotspot”. Wearing masks is a part of our “normal” when going out in public, so why not do it in style?

On August 20th, I will be receiving a limited supply of embroidered “Walker WFPA” face masks. They are 3 layer cotton, adjustable, and machine washable. They come in black or silver/gray. […]

By |August 10th, 2020|Walker Community|

County Wide Fire Ban

Walker Fire says:

Yavapai County has reinstated the fire ban as of 10 am today. As was the case previously, about the only activity permitted under the ban is cooking with propane. Walker Fire will try to put the fire ban signs back up but that will be on a best efforts basis, dependent on firefighters’ availability.

From the press release;
Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman Craig L. Brown has re-instituted the County Wide Fire Ban effective at 10:00am on Monday, August 10, 2020. The County Wide Fire Ban has been re-instituted after the Yavapai County Emergency Management Officer, Ron […]

By |August 10th, 2020|Walker Fire Department|

Inadequate Monsoon Moisture Causes Prescott NF to Reinstate Stage I Fire Restrictions

I was wondering about the lack of monsoons this year.

We’ll go back under restrictions without more rain.

Decision will be made on Monday.

PRESCOTT, AZ, August 7, 2020 – With minimal monsoon moisture received this year, Fire Managers on the Prescott NF plan to implement Stage I Fire Restrictions. Campfire, smoking, and shooting restrictions will likely go into effect on the Prescott National Forest next week; August 12-14. Fire Managers have determined that key criteria will be reached or near enough to warrant taking these restrictive actions. These include lack of moisture this time of […]

By |August 8th, 2020|Walker Community|

Shooting and Fire Restrictions to be Lifted Saturday, August 1 on the Prescott National Forest

I guess we’ve had some rain, but I wouldn’t call it a monsoon.

I keep waiting for the flooding to begin.

Be careful with camp fires and shooting out there!

REMINDER – The Prescott NF implemented restrictions on “Target Types” effective July 24, 2020. Read the Target Restriction Order and News Release at: Forest Order #03-09-00-20-266.

PRESCOTT, AZ, July 28, 2020– Due to precipitation received and the potential for continued monsoon activity across the forest, the Prescott National Forest will lift all fire and recreational shooting restrictions on Saturday, August 1st at 8:00 […]

By |August 1st, 2020|Walker Community|

Prohibition on using refuse for target practice goes into effect July 24, 2020

No trash for targets starting today!

No shooting at all until next week.

Contact(s): Debbie Maneely: 928-777-2212

Prescott, AZ, July 23, 2020 – Attention target shooters! The Prescott National Forest will implement restrictions on target types effective July 24, 2020, in an effort to reduce the amount of refuse and trash being left on the Forest from target shooting. Forest Order #03-09-00-20-266

Only the following types of approved targets will be allowed during target shooting on the Prescott National Forest:

• Cardboard, and/or cardboard targets with reusable frames (excluding wooden pallets), which are removed from the site after shooting
• Paper and/or paper targets with […]

By |July 24th, 2020|Walker Community|
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