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Granite Mountain Hotshots

Tucson salons to raise money for families of Granite Mountain Hotshots

Gadabout and VerVe salons will raise money for the families of the fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots from Aug. 1-3. 

July 31, 2013 10:00 am

Site where 19 hotshots died was unforgiving

YARNELL - The location is a basin surrounded on three sides by charred, boulder-strewn mountains. Blackened cacti appear as though they melted in the flames. Rocks the size of pickup trucks are perched precariously on the steep hillsides. An American flag flaps in the wind near a Granite Mou…

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Yarnell hotshots helped save NM preserve's headquarters

Yarnell hotshots helped save NM preserve's headquarters

The Granite Mountain Hotshots did structure protection during the Thompson Ridge Fire near Jemez, N.M.

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Yarnell hotshots helped save NM preserve's headquarters

Yarnell hotshots helped save NM preserve's headquarters

The fire that burned through the research site of the University of Arizona's Critical Zone Observatory in June nearly destroyed the headquarters and historical buildings of the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

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Photos: Memorial service for Granite Mountain Hotshots

See a gallery of photos from Tuesday's service in the link above, then read about the scene in the first link below. Also, follow the other links for information on William "Billy" Warneke's procession and service in Marana on Wednesday. 

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Arizona breweries to honor hotshots

Several Tucson breweries are joining a statewide effort to create a beer in honor of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot crew members killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire

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Marana's hotshot hero goes to his resting place

Marana's hotshot hero goes to his resting place

A procession of Southern Arizona firefighters, U.S. Forest Service personnel and hotshot crews were among those accompanying the body of William "Billy" Warneke to his final resting place Wednesday.

July 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Marana's hotshot hero goes to his resting place

Marana's hotshot hero goes to his resting place

About 1,000 mourners lined the way as a Prescott Fire Department fire engine bears the remains of William Warneke.

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Marana's hotshot hero goes to his resting place

Marana's hotshot hero goes to his resting place

The U.S. Marines march from Warneke's graveside after firing a 21-gun salute for Warneke, an ex-Marine.

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Marana's hotshot hero goes to his resting place

Marana's hotshot hero goes to his resting place

Navy SEAL Fred Warneke receives the comfort of fellow mourners after the funeral ceremony for his brother, Granite Mountain Hotshot William Warneke. The service took place Wednesday at Marana Mortuary & Cemetery.

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Local hotshot Warneke to be buried in Marana

Local hotshot Warneke to be buried in Marana

On Wednesday, William "Billy" Warneke's remains will be transported to Marana for an outdoor service. If you would like to follow along, here is the relevant information:

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D-backs 5, Rockies 0: Skaggs stellar in emotional victory

D-backs 5, Rockies 0: Skaggs stellar in emotional victory

A fan pays tribute before Friday's game to the 19 firefighters who died Sunday trying to extinguish a wildfire outside of Prescott.

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D-backs 5, Rockies 0: Skaggs stellar in emotional victory

D-backs 5, Rockies 0: Skaggs stellar in emotional victory

Tyler Skaggs, 22, gave the Arizona bullpen a break with eight scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and struck out five. "To be up here this young is a dream come true," he said.

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D-backs 5, Rockies 0: Skaggs stellar in emotional victory

D-backs 5, Rockies 0: Skaggs stellar in emotional victory

PHOENIX - Tyler Skaggs had never pitched in front of a bigger crowd, and he had never been better in his very young and so promising big league career.

July 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Fire crews take time to honor The 19

YARNELL - Hundreds of firefighters battling a blaze outside the mountain town of Yarnell came off the line Wednesday to salute a procession of fire vehicles that had been left by 19 elite hotshot crew members killed in the line of duty.

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Hotshots' actions examined

Hotshots' actions examined

Stephen and Cheri Grady visit a memorial outside the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew fire station in Prescott, honoring the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died Sunday.

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Local fire station shows support for families of lost firefighters

Local fire station shows support for families of lost firefighters

The Star's Doug Kreutz at Drexel Heights Fire District Station No. 4 after it changed its sign to remember the 19 hotshots lost at the Yarnell Fire near Prescott.

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Marana resident died 'doing what he wanted'

Marana resident died 'doing what he wanted'

A line of vehicles carries the bodies of the firefighters who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire to the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office on Monday.

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Marana resident died 'doing what he wanted'

Marana resident died 'doing what he wanted'

Marana resident William "Billy" Warneke - one of the 19 firefighters killed Sunday in the Yarnell Hill Fire - "died doing what he wanted to do."

July 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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