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 Community News
After getting a foot of snow in Walker, the power went out in a couple places.
I heard there was a power pole down, but I can’t confirm.
Last update is that power will be restored by 11:00pm this evening.
I’ll sit here being grateful for our “whole house” electric generator.
For current APS outage status: APS Outage Map
Hey! Look! That’s my email, sent out by the WFPA.
If you want to send me photos, there’s a “File Upload” form at the bottom of this page.
I appreciate your help. The WFPA appreciates your support too!
On behalf of WFPA and our Newsletter chairperson we are sending out this email with regards to requests for pictures and ads for the upcoming newsletter.
We are gathering information to publish in the Spring 2020 issue of the WFPA newsletter.
We’re looking for any photos that you might have with Walker related subjects.
Great subjects are events, weather, scenery, wildlife, or anything […]
Official word from Walker Fire:
We are now several weeks into this event but we want the community to know that Walker Fire is still open for business to respond to emergencies. If you need the fire department, it is crucial that you inform the 911 operator if you have any flu like symptoms. We will still come but we have masks that should protect us from catching any sort of illness.
By now we all know to wash our hands regularly, avoid touching our faces and practice social distancing. We would also add that getting a little bit of exercise and […]
Due to the lack of adequate funding, there will be no spring Chip & Haul this year.
Free slash drop-off is available at Yavapai County transfer stations beginning April 1, 2020 and lasting until June 1, 2020.
Click to download a list of transfer stations and their locations at Transfer Station List
I attended the WFPA board meeting this morning. I’m the newsletter editor and there’s another issue of it coming soon.
Among the things discussed was the concern about COVID-19 and the gathering for the Annual Meeting over Memorial Day weekend.
Because it’s a couple months away, they couldn’t make definite plans yet, but there are aware of the issue and will do everything they can to mitigate any risk to the community.
Suggestions included moving the date back, voting on line or in email, or potentially something else.
They will monitor the situation and the threat, then make the best decision possible […]
You’ll be seeing smoke this next week. It’s OK.
It should make our summer safer.
Fire Managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District plan to burn piles located along Walker Road; south of the Lynx Lake Recreation Area to the community of Walker starting on Monday, March 2nd through Friday March 6th; weather conditions permitting. Pile burning helps to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience.
In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed burn […]
After putting power poles at the fire station, along with a pole hole driller that looks like a tank of some sort, APS is using helicopters to fly the poles into position.
Don’t freak out if you hear helicopters flying through the valley today. We are not being invaded.
You can check on the status here: APS Outage Map
APS Power Poles APS Power Poles […]
We are already looking ahead to our WFPA annual meeting. The meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 at 9am.
One of my duties as Vice President of the WFPA, (in years when I am not up for re-election), is to to chair the BOD candidate selection committee. I, and my committee will oversee the process of fielding candidates for the 2020-21 fiscal year.
This year, we have three BOD members who’s terms are ending. 1) William Loughridge 2) Rudy Erdmann 3) Clyde McKay. All three incumbents will be re-running. If you would also like […]
WFPA sent out an email reminding everyone that the combination to the locks on the dumpsters will change tonight at midnight, give or take 12 hours.
You should have sent in your payment by now and received your receipt with the new combination on it.
If you haven’t, visit either:
If you forgot and need to empty your trash, there’s the public transfer station located at 2800 Sundog Ranch Road, just north of Prescott Lakes Parkway, off Highway 89 and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
After some snow over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, we got another snow storm rolling through over Christmas this year.
It dropped a couple inches, depending on where you are in Walker.
There wasn’t enough to be oppressive, but enough to make it a white Christmas.
Families from in town where seen playing in the snow out here.