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Mine Tales: Though not exactly Texas, Arizona does have oil

Mine Tales: Though not exactly Texas, Arizona does have oil

Arizona, known for its abundant copper deposits, also hosts a modest amount of oil and helium deposits.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Arizona is overdue to discuss its No. 1 problem: water

Here’s why water must be Arizona’s top public-policy debate:

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Fine sought in Arizona firefighters' deaths

Fine sought in Arizona firefighters' deaths

PHOENIX — Arizona's workplace safety agency on Wednesday recommended that the state Forestry Division pay a nearly $560,000 fine in the deaths of 19 firefighters. The citations proposed by the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health say forestry officials managing the Yarnell Hil…

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Radio problems cited in deaths of 19 Arizona firefighters

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — A three-month investigation into the June deaths of 19 Arizona firefighters found that the men ceased radio communication for a half hour before they were killed in a wildfire blaze. The report did not assign blame, and some family members say that reluctance could put othe…

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Arizona hotshot survivor: “Why wasn’t I there with them?”

Arizona hotshot survivor: “Why wasn’t I there with them?”

PHOENIX — The surviving member of a firefighting crew that lost 19 members to the Yarnell Hill Fire says he was devastated and went “numb” after learning that men he considered his brothers were dead, and he wonders why he alone was spared.

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Site where hotshots died was 'moonscape,' records show

Site where hotshots died was 'moonscape,' records show

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Site where hotshots died was 'moonscape,' records show

Site where hotshots died was 'moonscape,' records show

PHOENIX - Rescue personnel who arrived on the scene where 19 firefighters died last month battling a ferocious blaze found sheer devastation described as a "moonscape" after an inferno so intense that only the metal part of one chain saw was found, according to records obtained by The Associ…

July 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Site where hotshots died was 'moonscape,' records show

Site where hotshots died was 'moonscape,' records show

In this file photo, State forest officials examine the site where 19 firefighters died in a wildfire. As the fire grew out of control, the firefighters were trapped in a bowl surrounded by hills.

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Guest Column: City of Prescott thanks those who aided families of fallen hotshots

Guest Column: City of Prescott thanks those who aided families of fallen hotshots

As the city of Prescott continues to grieve the recent loss of 19 of our finest men, the Granite Mountain Hotshots, the wounds from the tragic events of June 30 are still fresh.

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Guest Column: City of Prescott thanks those who aided families of fallen hotshots

Guest Column: City of Prescott thanks those who aided families of fallen hotshots

"Through the worst kind of tragedy imaginable, the world learned of Prescott's best, and Prescott has received the best from the world."

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Hotshot firefighter William Warneke's widow gets help remodeling home

Hotshot firefighter William Warneke's widow gets help remodeling home

Fallen Granite Mountain Hotshot William Warneke had barely made a dent in the remodel of a mobile home he and his wife, Roxanne, recently purchased on four acres on a dirt road in Avra Valley when he was called to fight the Yarnell Hill Fire near Prescott.

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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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Firefighter killed battling Yarnell Fire was UA graduate

Firefighter killed battling Yarnell Fire was UA graduate

The University of Arizona on Tuesday confirmed one of the firefighters killed battling the Yarnell Fire was an alumnus.

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Investigators converge on Arizona to probe deadly wildfire

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Investigators from across the U.S. poured into the mountain town of Yarnell on Tuesday to figure out why 19 elite firefighters perished in an out-of-control wildfire and whether human error played a role in the tragedy.

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A listing of deadly wildfire incidents

A look at some of the deadliest tragedies that have claimed the lives of wildland firefighters, including the 19 killed Sunday in an Arizona blaze:

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Crews reporting progress against Prescott-area fire

The Associated Press

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Wildfire forcing evacuations near Prescott

Wildfire forcing evacuations near Prescott

PRESCOTT — A wind-whipped wildfire in northern Arizona grew quickly to 500 acres and forced the mandatory evacuation of at least 10 homes west of Prescott, authorities said.

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Music wafts through this mile-high city

Music wafts through this mile-high city

Prescott Courthouse Plaza downtown is surrounded by antique stores, galleries and historic Whiskey Row. It has free concerts during the summer.

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