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“There’s no rest for the wicked," as the old adage goes. 
“We will never forget, we remember every day,” is emblazoned on the Prescott 911 Stair Climb website.    110 flights of stairs. That’s what people walked at Prescott Valley Event Center in order to remember the 343 firefighters from the New York Fire Department who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Each person wore one or several name Badges to honor the heroes specifically. For those that were unable to do the stair climb, a 1.9 mile walk of honor was set up around the arena. They also wore badges with names of the fallen.  Of course, the honor of fallen firefighters is something that is felt deeply and personally in the quad-city areas after 2013, when 19 of the Granite Mountain Hotshots passed away in Yarnell. Many of the walkers and stair climbers wore badges in their honor, too.  The morning started off with the blessing of the Healing Field at the Prescott Valley Civic center, where 3000 flags are set up for the victims of 9/11. After that, many walked in procession to the Prescott Valley Event Center, where the Stair Climb/Walk was held. Before the stair climb/walk began, the Color Guard posted the colors as a moment of silence was observed. When each person was finished, they announced the name on the badgets they wore and rang the Fireman’s Bell.  A Firefighter walks amongst the flags. Photo by Lynne LaMaster People walked from the Healing Fields to the Stair Climb event in a procession at 10 AM. Photo by Lynne LaMaster  A moment of silence was observed after the posting of the colors at the Stair Climb event.  Photo by Lynne LaMaster                                                
Republican Women from all over the country will gather in Phoenix the weekend of September 10-13.
Gas prices dropped over the last week, despite the Labor Day holiday. 
Rain? Yep! It could happen. As monsoons continue to bring scattered showers and thunderstorms the National Weather Service warns people to be prepared and aware of potential weather events, including possible heavy rain and lightning. Stay alert! Here is the official message from the Weather Service:   HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ 324 AM MST TUE SEP 8 2015 AZZ004>018-037>040-090345- KAIBAB PLATEAU-MARBLE AND GLEN CANYONS-GRAND CANYON COUNTRY- COCONINO PLATEAU-YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS- NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS HWY 264 NORTHWARD-CHINLE VALLEY- CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND DEFIANCE PLATEAU- LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN COCONINO COUNTY- LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN NAVAJO COUNTY- LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN APACHE COUNTY- WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM-EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM-WHITE MOUNTAINS- NORTHERN GILA COUNTY-YAVAPAI COUNTY VALLEYS AND BASINS- OAK CREEK AND SYCAMORE CANYONS-BLACK MESA AREA- NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS SOUTH OF HWY 264- 324 AM MST TUE SEP 8 2015 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR APACHE...COCONINO... NORTHERN GILA...NAVAJO...AND YAVAPAI COUNTIES IN NORTHERN ARIZONA. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST TO DEVELOP YET AGAIN TODAY. PRIMARY THREATS WILL BE LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND LIGHTNING. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY DAILY CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THURSDAY. A DRYING TREND IS FORECAST FOR LATER IN THE WEEK...ESPECIALLY FARTHER NORTHWARD TO THE UTAH BORDER.