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  • Writer's pictureJOY A COLLURA

My "Dear John" letter to the W__ and 7

This will be a "live" journal to cover areas Ryan and I are reading from Brendan McDonough's book until it is too big than on to part 8.

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Abbreviations used: Wildland Firefighters (WFs) - Firefighters (FFs).


Ryan and I are still delving into what we were doing at the bottom of this page:

We have the results for what 2011 Yuma fire from page 87 in Donut's book is the Laguna Fire- Laguna Fire, 2011 BLM photo - Wildfire Today yet we still are looking at records to fact check and verify who was "Jack" on page 89.

While he is looking, I want to snip an index of what I have with City of Prescott and share the progress there:

Request 18-363. Received May 29, 2018, via web.
Record Requested: The record of name ownership to GRANITE MOUNTAIN HOTSHOTS
was it tied into the city having ownership of such name
Can the name be used again and how to obtain that permission
Did you ever find out the alumni roster for GMHS location
Or the answer/document of the finances the city made each time the crew went out on a job?

External Message Dear Requester, Can you explain further what you mean by, "Or the answer/document of the finances the city made each time the crew went out on a job?" We are not sure what you are referring to. Thanks so much.

June 11, 2018, 11:38am by Angelisa Winemiller, Paralegal (Staff)

External Message Ms. Collura, The City has no records responsive to your request regarding “Granite Mountain Hotshots” name ownership. The State of Arizona Public Records Laws requires that we make records in possession of the City, with certain limited exceptions, available to the public. Under your Public Records Request, the City cannot advise if the name “Granite Mountain Hotshots” can be used by you or anyone else. The Arizona Secretary of State and/or Arizona Corporation Commission websites may have additional information on any intellectual property rights (copyright, trademarks, etc.), or existing business entities associated with the name “Granite Mountain Hotshots”. In regard to the GMHS alumni, the City cannot locate any records responsive to this Request. Please provide further details as to the specific type of records you are requesting with your following statement/question: “Or the answer/document of the finances the city made each time the crew went out on a job?” I’m not sure what this means. We hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.

June 12, 2018, 11:31am by Angelisa Winemiller, Paralegal (Staff)

External Message I read the email 6.12.18 5:19pm. Finance question. When GMHS was getting paid is there any document showing how the city of Prescott financially benefited from them being tied to the city? I would think finances or administration dept of Prescott would know.

June 12, 2018, 5:21pm by the requester







728 days (1 year, 11 months, 27 days excluding the end date.) it took from start of these public records being opened then closed.


Some PRRs, I can go through "live" and show it all but some PRRs are way too huge in return so I can show index log and or basis of the PRRs...the basis is to search for the information to find about Donut's book chapter 11 for me here.


People, I am now willing to show all my requests numbers because my PRRs lay unpublished with the City of Prescott, and I have zero to hide--- I refrained from doing this sooner because of fire author, John N MacLean, had his book still due out but now I have zero concern who knows what I was digging for in almost a John said he is out on the book on Yarnell...

Last to First PRRs:


8-17-22 2am bedtime. Attempt to add more tomorrow. Good night, Ryan.


8-17-22 11:56am: I am going to begin with this much needed intermission with these "Situational Awareness" videos--- please watch but I will also screen shot and attach areas here:

See I had the hope Wildland Firefighter Foundation (WFF) were going to help with me this past year ( my trauma ) never realizing National Firefighter Foundation (NFF) is also doing their due diligence so thank you NFF because I was hoping Burk Minor heard me 2021-2022 instead high priority cops were called for me when I quietly waited by WFF front door asking for a simple records request form. ???



For the folks who like labels- here was a good one on FB -FB person I knew from my junior high -

RiP Dave Larsen- I am still keeping at it, man. We miss you. Wish you were here. I am so sorry for the 'stresses' Yarnell Hill Fire 2013 caused us all because certain people refuse to "Speak Up"


Exactly, Mom:



8-18-22 12:02am: heading offline until next Monday or Tuesday so have a great rest of the week and time for chapter 12 in Donut's book. Good night y'all.


I was thinking it was Thursday which it was when I signed off but I still had Thursday to come back here --- it is Friday through Monday I am not here online...

Okay, Happy Birthday Pops (RiP) 8-21 and as well to my blog partner Fred J Schoeffler and all the rest of the August borns...

Here is a chronological order of the recent posts:



8-18-22 2:20pm- Kramer, I will mail out your house being burned down on YHF 2013 photos as you requested today --- so sorry you moved to Yarnell to retire from Julian, CA and at almost 88 now you are in a long term housing --- maybe someday one of those people who KNOW- will SPEAK UP--- hope it is not when I am in your spot at age 88--- doing my part to get the documents out to tell the facts what happened on the YHF 2013. Here we all are at the Yarnell Community Center enjoying our fellowship lunches together. Missing you buddy.