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
Received an email from Johnny O.
Hello fellow Walkerites…HELP!
The Walker Fire Department, (WFPA), still needs at least one more candidate
to step up and run for next years board of directors position, (starting
June 1, 2018). We have (3) members stepping down as of the end of this
term, and only have two candidates offering to help.
This is a great way to really serve your community, and without too much of
a commitment. The ideal candidate can attend most of the 1 hour BOD
meetings held on the second Saturday of each month at the fire station.
Please don’t sell yourself short. EVERYONE brings something to […]
We had the very rare experience of hearing sirens this afternoon.
A 4 wheel UTV misjudged a turn and rolled into a ravine between Walker Road and New Strike.
Walker Fire Department was on scene, along with Yavapai County Sheriff.
Neighbors passing by saw the accident happen and helped pull the driver from the vehicle, then went to call 911.
Another neighbor happened upon it a few minutes later and sat with the driver to wait for help to arrive.
It was an exciting Sunday afternoon in Walker, and a reminder to be careful out there.
I’m glad I live in a place where neighbors look […]
We lost power to our cabin at 4:05am this morning.
Our generator kicked on and we went back to bed, unaware that our Walker Fire Department was out in the cold and snow, at 4:00am, putting out this electrical fire.
APS restored power at about 9:30am.
Walker Fire posted these photos to their FaceBook page.
Looks like we got about 6 inches last night. It was dry and fluffy snow, that seemed to melt quickly.
Here are some photos at our cabin this morning. It was sunny and warmish today. Most of the snow has melted away, except the stuff in shadows.
Here’s a photo of snow at 8:00am and later at Noon.
On President’s Day, Feb. 19, we got about an inch of snow. It was fun and everyone had a good time.
Then it melted.
On Friday, Feb. 23, we got another inch of snow.
Not a big deal, but then it got cold. Really cold.
The roads got icy and people drove just a little bit too fast.
There’s another 5-8 inches coming on Tuesday, and cold temps will continue for a week or so.
I came upon this truck that had apparently slid straight into a tree, and the ditch, instead of turning.
If you start to […]
As everyone probably knows we have had an usually warm and dry winter which
creates visibility for an early start to a very long fire season. There
have already been fires in the southern part of the state. Roughly 90% of
fires are human caused whether that is intentionally or unintentionally
which means that our safety relies extensively on our behavior.
Usually in May, the county issues restrictions the prohibit fires which
means no burn piles, no warming fires, no smoking outside and no work
outside that generates sparks. In case it is not clear this includes
private property. This year there is a very good chance that […]
We got an email from the Walker Fire Dept. this morning.
Usually at this time of year we start to hear about expectations for the upcoming fire season from the US Forest Service and for 2018, expectations are for a bad fire season.
The expectation for last year’s fire season was greater danger at elevations lower than Walker which is exactly how it played out, the Goodwin Fire started in lower elevations and threatened us.
This year, due to the La Nina effect of a warmer drier winter, which is what we have had, the […]
We got about 6 inches of snow last night night, Saturday, Jan. 20.
This morning was sunny and bright, but still cold. We had a low of 18 degrees at our house.
As I drove out this morning, about 11:00am, there were 2 vehicles behind me on Walker Road.
As we came up to the hill about a half mile past the mail boxes, the steep one, I saw two trucks slowly coming up the hill.
I know that’s a steep hill and if there’s any ice at all, it’s easy to get stuck.
We sat and watched as the first truck slowed and the […]
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
Estimated Restoration: 1/16/2018 3:15 am
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 […]