Yarnell will commemorate the anniversary of the Yarnell Hill Fire with two events, both to be held at the site of the future Memorial Park located at 22556 S. Highway 89, at the corner of Shrine Road and State Route 89. Click the link above to read more.
The Wickenburg Art Club (WAC) is hosting the families who lost their homes in the Yarnell Hill Fire in a "Make Your House into a Home" artwork give-away on Saturday, April 5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Click the link above to read more
Yavapai County issued two Certificates of Occupancy this week for two houses for uninsured residents who lost their homes in the Yarnell Hill Fire. These were the last of nine homes to be built or installed by the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group in just nine months since residents returned to their homes after the Yarnell Hill Fire. Their completion marks the end of Phase I of the recovery efforts. Click the link above to read more
The Yavapai County Community Foundation has approved the release of $400,000 to the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group, which includes money for the most immediate needs in the areas of rebuilding homes, help for the underinsured and aid to community organizations like the Yarnell Water Improvement Association and the Yarnell and Peeples Valley fire departments.Click the link above to read more
The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors formally recognized and thanked members of the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group for their service at their meeting on Monday, November 4. Yavapai County Emergency Management Coordinator Denny Foulk praised both individual members of the YHRG and the organization as a whole for their efforts, and presented handsome wooden plaques acknowledging their service. Click the link above to read more.
After the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Yarnell's request for disaster assistance, Bill Holden saw Governor Jan Brewer on television talking about Yarnell. Click the link above to read more.
The Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts will host the fundraiser, "Yarnell Rising: Voices from the Ashes" on Wednesday, Oct. 30, to benefit victims of the Yarnell Hill Fire. Click the link above to read more.
Yarnell residents will celebrate another milestone at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, with a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on homes for the first two uninsured primary homeowners who lost their homes in the Yarnell Hill Fire.Click the link above to read more.
Thanks to the abundance of in-kind donations the residents of Yarnell have received since the Yarnell Hill Fire, the Donations Committee of the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group will be sending donated items, mostly children's clothes and toiletries, to families affected by the heavy rainfall and flooding in Chinle and surrounding villages on the Navajo Nation. Click the link above to read more.
Yarnell residents are celebrating the construction of the first home in Yarnell since the Yarnell Hill Fire with a groundbreaking ceremony and barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Click the link above to read more.
The first construction permit has been issued in Yarnell, and another is in process with Yavapai County Development Services. The first permit, issued Aug. 1, is for a manufactured home in Glen Ilah. Click the link above to read more.
Show your support for Yarnell by attending these events this Labor Day weekend: The Yarnell-Peeples Valley Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the "Grand Re-opening of the Yarnell-Peeples Valley Commercial District" on Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 to Sept. 2. Everyone is encouraged to come out and support Yarnell merchants. Click the link above to read more.
The Yarnell Donation Center is no longer accepting donations of clothing and household items in preparation for its closing on Aug. 31.
"We have met the needs of Phase 1, meeting the immediate needs of our residents for food, clothing and housing," says Yarnell Hill Recovery Group Donations Committee Chair, Kaye Huckelberry. "The Yarnell Distribution Center was never meant to be open forever. We're now moving into the next phase of our recovery, which is the rebuilding phase.Click the link above to read more
Paul "Bo" Adams, president of Vermeer Sales Southwest, Inc., headquartered in Gilbert, has very generously donated a commercial chipper to the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group, earmarked for a landscaper who lost his chipper in the Yarnell Hill fire. Click the link above to read more.
Yarnell Hill Recovery Group will be at Sunday's Prescott Strong Fundraiser on Whiskey Row. Fire victims will be on hand to share their stories at the organization's tent on Gurley Street. Artifacts from the fire will also be on display. In addition, the Recovery Group will hold a drawing for a donated, queen-size (91-inch square) quilt. Tickets for the drawing can be purchased for $1 or $5 for six. Click the link above to read more.
Turkey vultures have long been Yarnell’s unofficial mascot. The Chamber of Commerce celebrates the vultures’ return every year with its annual Buzzard Bash. For this year’s Yarnell Daze, businesses and individuals had a wonderful time painting and dressing up buzzards purchased from the Chamber to display outside businesses and other public gathering spots, such as the library, community garden and community center. Click the link above to read more.
With the Yarnell Hill Fire raging out of control, the exiled residents of Yarnell and Peeples Valley watched with horror as events unfolded. The silver lining was the resourcefulness of residents and the generosity of the public. Click the link above to read more.