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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 Community News

First Snow of Winter 2019-2020

We got our first snow in Walker last night, on Nov. 20, 2019.

After a day of rain and wind, the snow finally got here.

It looks like only an inch or less. It’s snowing intermittently during the day today, and it should clear up and be partly sunny tomorrow.

It should all be melted by tomorrow.

Update: Between 2:00pm and 4:30pm or so, another 3 inches of snow fell. See photo below.

There are 6 inches, or so, of snow forecast for next week, over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Walker Fire sent out an email asking everyone to be careful and stay […]

By |November 21st, 2019|Walker Community|

District Ranger Signs Decision Notices for the Hassayampa Landscape Restoration Project

The Forest Service will be cleaning up the forest near Walker Road, and the south of Walker.

Officially, “A combination of vegetation management treatments, including mechanized and non-mechanized fuels treatments, prescribed burning, and fuelbreak construction, would be used to achieve the purpose and need for action. The treatments being proposed are based on the vegetation being managed.”

Details of the project are at Hassayampa Landscape Restoration Project

Click here to see the Detailed Map

The Hassayampa Landscape Restoration Project is designed to improve and maintain the health and resiliency of fire-adapted ecosystems, while simultaneously reducing […]

By |November 16th, 2019|Walker Community|

Don’t Panic! It’s A Prescribed Burn

They started another prescribed burn to the west of Walker yesterday.

The smoke looked horrible from town, like it always does, but it blows away and doesn’t really bother us here in Walker.

Then last night, I started to smell smoke about 10:00pm.

I looked out side with the full moon and the valley was filled with smoke.

The mountain on the other side of the valley was nearly invisible, even under the almost full moon.

The smoke is still filling the valley this morning, but not nearly as bad as last night.

Below is a photo from our house […]

By |November 14th, 2019|Walker Community|

“BIZABRE BAZAAR” TIME!

From WCAA:

“BIZABRE BAZAAR” TIME!
(If you’ve ever attended you understand why)

HERE ARE THE DETAILS:
WHEN: November 9, 2019
WHERE: Belinda & Kurt Hoemig Residence
5100 E. Big Bug Mesa Rd (Second house onthe left))
TIME: 4-SPM

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:
Keegan Residence, 5340 E. Amulet Mine Rd
Hoernig Residence, 5100 E. Big Bug Mesa NOTE: Saturday and Sunday ONLY please
Morhous Residence, 5037 S. […]

By |October 6th, 2019|WCAA|

Prescribed Burns Planned October 4th – October 30th on the Bradshaw Ranger District

We’ve moved into the Fall “Prescribed Burns” Season.

They will be doing prescribed burns along Walker Road between Lynx Lake and Walker.

Things should get smokey, but we’ll be OK. No need to panic.

Here’s a map to the exact locations: Click to download.

PRESCOTT, AZ October 2, 2019 – Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District plan to take advantage of favorable weather conditions and have planned several fuel treatments October 4th through October 30th. All burning will be dependent on current and expected weather conditions. Fire managers will utilize tactics to […]

By |October 2nd, 2019|Walker Community|

Johnson Fire – “Ready” Condition Lifted Due To Rain.

This is a Message from the Sheriff’s Office.

The wildfire in the area of Lookout Mt is still burning.

Recent weather changes are allowing removal of the current READY Message for communities of Walker, Groom Creek, and Potato Patch.

Stay aware of the latest news and information from local media, your local fire department and public safety officials.

Thank you.

By |September 23rd, 2019|Walker Community|

Firewise Assessor Classes

Lee Ann Beery from the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management-Northern District announces two free classes.

One is in Sedona and the other is in Payson. This class will qualify those who complete the two-day course as certified Firewise Assessors.

Click to download:

Course Announcement Payson Oct 17&18 2019

Course Announcement Sedona Oct 25-26 2019

By |September 23rd, 2019|WCAA|

Johnson Fire – September 23 Morning Update

There isn’t any visible smoke from the Walker area, but I can smell it.

Forest service says it’s at 200 acres, which is what it was last evening, and 0 percent contained.

Here’s a map distributed this morning. Click to download: Map (3 MB PDF)

Rain is forecast, although it’s clear and sunny at the moment. There are some big, puffy clouds peeking over the mountains in the distance.

I’m feeling better about things this morning than I was at 5:00pm last night.

Johnson Fire – September 23 Morning Update

Contact(s): Fire Information: 928-925-1111

Fire Information (928) 925-1111, 7:00 am […]

By |September 23rd, 2019|Walker Community|

Johnson Fire – Forest Service Press Release

Forest Service Press Release:

Firefighters Respond to Smoke Report South of Lookout Mountain

Prescott, AZ, September 22, 2019 – Firefighters responded to a smoke report at 2: 15 pm approximately 8 miles south of Prescott, near Lookout Mountain (T12N, R2W, S16). The 100 acre Johnson Fire is burning in brush, pinyon and some timber.

Firefighters and air attack are on scene assessing fuels conditions and values at risk. Smoke will be visible from Prescott and other local communities.

Current resources: Four engines, two helicopters, air attack aircraft and miscellaneous overhead personnel. Several resources have been ordered including two heavy air tankers, […]

By |September 22nd, 2019|Walker Community|

Fire erupts near Walker; evacuations ordered for Lookout, Maverick areas | The Daily Courier | Prescott, AZ

PRESCOTT — Firefighters responded to a report of smoke at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, about 8 miles south of Prescott. The result, hours later, is the 100-acre Johnson Fire burning in brush, pinyon and some timber near Lookout Mountain.

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Firefighters and air attack are on scene assessing fuels conditions and values at risk, the Prescott National Forest reported.

However, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office issued a CodeRed “GO” order at about 4:30 p.m. calling for mandatory evacuation of the Lookout Mountain and Maverick areas because of the fire risk.

The CodeRed states: “This is a GO message from the Sheriff’s Office. There […]

By |September 22nd, 2019|Walker Community|
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