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PUBLIC RECORD REQUESTS-CITY OF PRESCOTT-Record(s) requesting: FISCAL RECORDS for 2007 thru 2014-Pt 5

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7/20/21: I will be unavailable for a bit ... one of my spontaneous Summer actions ... God Bless and be back when I come back ...


7-24-21 9pm: Date: Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 at 2:42 PM after receiving a message to check a video out from my Canadian Wildland Firefighter Aviation pal so I did send a message to the owner of the video and got a prompt humorous professional reply.


I never imagined with my poor health to be travelling especially just winging it solo. I think that was the most "hopeful" out-of-the-blue event that happened for me in 2021. I needed that. I had some new things happen to my life. Some areas some would find very out of sync to who I am but I did it. I own it. I am human, right. Blows me away though- yeah, me. Right.


Just tarnished my pure record is all. I did not go all out like possibly Sinclair would but I felt I did a moment like he would not me...Sorry, how is it I pick on him like a brother ... you are doing better this Season on what I have watched. Nothing like the horror I just passed through in recent weeks looking at the Bush Fire scenes of last year and its aftermath ... ugh ... sigh.


Some areas I never thought "me" would ever go "there" but I did. I own it. Would I again? More than likely a "nope" --- I think it was a "Twilight Zone" episode because I knew better yet the energy was just there. I felt very at ease and safe. I highly admired the creativity, the environment, the music and the knowledge and the yummy aromas and a cool lit fire atmosphere. I really enjoyed the outdoor life indoors - reminded me of home.


I had such a respect for the wisdom, sharp mind, and humor. I am so happy to have the thoughts / memories, the new prayers to speak, and just the down time versus doing all this fire stuff. I am always doing fire stuff or hiking or organizing data.


I know me with new to my life folks...with the run of time...I am guilty to lose connections because I do not keep up with the times. I still have my 1990's tracfone but I know this no matter if we meet up in life again, I know I needed that for that moment. I am not a text or email gal and more "see ya when I see ya" gal.


I also never thought in one talk that in less than 8 hours I would be boarding a plane while ill and dealing with serious issues as I am but I did leave Arizona in the blink of an eye. I called my husband late Tuesday and said please take me to the airport Wed. early a.m. and he did. One way ticket too. There I boarded and had the best talk with fella airport passengers. I think I was their ears to listen. Sometimes we need those kind of people in our lives.


Since I was in Boise Idaho and Fred never took me to this one place when we did the AMS Conference there in 2018. I wanted to go. So glad I did. It was the highlight to this whole aftermath of the Yarnell Hill Fire. I went to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. The founder went amiss- a one way ticket to Alaska. Maybe some other time I can spend time in Boise Idaho and spend time with them more- if she ever comes back ;) The one way ticket may hold weight. She may not be coming back ??? I never did take a "Social Media" photo in front of their building. Oops. My bad. I wanted to do the photo op - just was preoccupied with the photos on the wall of the Fallen and the ideas and pieces of advice I heard are still relevant and useful to me yet all the incoming data I got there I was overwhelmed and processing so much information.


I appreciate the definite and clear set of qualities of each person at the Wildland Firefighter Foundation in Boise, Idaho. From the founder / son to the person who is building phase two; Gabe. When I walked in and was greeted with such warm loving welcoming smiles from Ashley and Joyce. Than I saw such a kind professional manners from Dina and one hell of a kick ass personality from Betty and the founder's son Burk just treats each person who walks through as if they were the only one on his list to speak with - very unique characteristic trait.


I must admit when February thru July 2014 I was receiving gifts from Holly Neill from this place, Wildland Firefighter Foundation, it has sat on my shelf until today to take this photo:

I never went to the building before but I had items sit on my shelf and I never wore any of it because I wanted to keep it new. But now I will add their patch to my backpack ( with happiness ) that I got in 2014 now that I know what they are all about.


I do remember when things shifted in 2014 -2015 with Holly, I did peak into the background of Vicki Minor to see what her ties to Holly Neill was-


Never did see anything on Vicki. Just looked like this humble warm "Mom" type who had a passion to make sure Firefighters were taken care of.


I wish I had the natural knack to do fundraisers or come into large funds. If I could, I would donate to this foundation. I just am unable with my current life. I am going to earn some funds soon so I can donate.


If you are able or thinking to do your final estate will or just want to wear apparel that is quality then here is the links: Merchandise — Wildland Firefighter Foundation (givecloud.co) / Donate Today! — Wildland Firefighter Foundation (givecloud.co).


I can state that if I pass on, instead of flowers and stuff like that just donate financially directly to this foundation or buy their gear. I am not a person to say this about a foundation but I am on this one. Top notch folks.


Professionalism is a powerful quality to have that I can say all of them at this place do have - they all have the best of the best personalities. I saw them all "in action" and what I saw were these people who impressed me enough that I am taking time to write all this because they "inspired" me and through their warmth I walked away and came home with "renewed" hope. Thank you for those rare qualities you all shown not just to me but all the folks I saw go there.


It is not the job they do- it is "how" they do their job--- very high standards; both visibly and behind the scenes. In it all, each one of them were 'true to who they are' and that was off the charts cool as hell. I saw deep love and competence, knowledge, conscientiousness, accountable and held their actions to their word, integrity, respect, emotional intelligence too, motivated and appropriate to each set of folks that walked in their doors. Flowers for your building:





I was present when different people came in the building and I watched this man - Burk - just light up the place with his interest in each and every person who came in the building. It still just buffaloed me to think there is quality human beings that still exist to our world. Blew me away. I even saw him extend the business hours when a lady Hadley Jeffries was getting JK boots. I should order a pair of JK boots with "Arizona Desert Walker" on them. But I am still blown away I went from size 7 shoes then my edema and feet issues that I am now a size freaking ten. WTF? Right. Sucks. God sure has humor indeed.


My mother knows me well ... my husband too ... my brothers ... I am a person who stays away from fundraisers and functions best I can ... yet I with all my heart I can state I went with no expectations to this building and I had the "Holly Neill Gift Giving Phase of Items From Wildland Firefighter Foundation" in my head when going in - and all that erased when you meet each and everyone of these folks. I "tear up" thinking about the "hope" and "joy" I was filled with when I left that building. Pretty cool for someone who does not do that in my lifetime much; tear up over some building and the folks in it. Please, today ... make a donation to them ... it will go a long way to help a Wildland Firefighter and or their families in need. You can go to our Facebook and donate to meet a set goal of $1,000 if you rather have a Social Media moment. Either way. I just never been so touched by a set of human beings like these folks. I just want to do my best to pay it forward.


https://www.facebook.com/donate/1033627340787940/


Well, I am home and safe as of yesterday early morning (7-23-21) and then by the time 5pm hit I crashed until 1pm today (7-24-21)- never awoke for any reason. I will work on uploading records here tomorrow. I just wanted you to know brother Paul - let's go skydive soon.


We have a Campbell post we are working on as well. It is a good thing I came home when I did though because I have a jam packed week that I had not wrote on my calendar but on a post it note that never made it to the calendar.


August is filled with medical appointments. I am finally going to address many areas in the next few weeks and closer to a final executive summary what I plan to do with my health and the surgery.


The brain tumor ( in the front- not the back one) has the following current symptoms for me:

  • Headache which gets severe on and off

  • Change in vision

  • Hearing disability but hearing aids help me now

  • Ringing in my ears

  • Loss of memory and difficulty in concentrating

  • Weakness in arms and legs

  • Less of a smell

  • Seizures

  • Numbness

  • Speech problems

If I do the procedure, they will only shave the front area of my head for surgery not the whole head. With a special tool, the bone flap is detached and working with the cerebral membrane begins. The operation to remove the tumor of the brain lasts 2.5-3 hours then intensive care for 6-12 hours. Rehabilitation lasts about 2 months.


Good night for now---load records tomorrow. 7-24-21 9:33pm.

Fasting tomorrow with my new shaker mug--- cool huh:

Lemon Kind Latte Fast:

one balanced meal tomorrow will be broccoli and piece of steak and loads of water. I love my meat.

do these tomorrow:

7-25-21 8pm: I never did get online today. I am going to spend one hour before I head off here to go back to my outside my area FOIA / PRR storage unit and since it is documents in paper form and I do not own a scanner to scan them in --- I am just going to type and explain "key points" from my PRR 19-1070 - May 19, 2020. This PRR cost me $375.00 upfront but most was sent electronically and these below were the paper form so they refunded me $281.50 because the copies only totaled $84.25 plus $9.25 to USPS mail it to me.


Received from the City of Prescott Office of the City Attorney Civil Division - May 19, 2020.


I had it in my storage unit and when I was putting recent records up I kept thinking to this 2020 PRR I got in paper form. Definitely not consistent on the City of Prescott's part towards me. One year it is no we do not have it then here we go the next year getting the documents. ???


I am adding these because you will begin to see what the City of Prescott claimed to have zero records found for: Eric Naumetz, Ian (Whalen) Owens, Geoff Phelan, Jake Hannah, and Wade Tait yet these other records I have been dumping does show some of the names. So why is it I have to keep asking different ways the same name and different time to get the records? I am confused. How can one fact check and verify if this is how it goes...Changes year to year when asking pretty much the same. Why is it they do not do a sufficient job the first time I request it?


Some have been lying that they were a GMHS so hopefully with all the different Public Records pulled we can finally confirm so many other areas as well.


In order I received it:


Daniel J. Loghry (Dan) was a GMIHC Crew Member for Season 2011 only.

  • City of Prescott Application for Employment. Seasonal Wildland Firefighter. Applied for Position Date: 1/10/2011. Received by Human Resources Jan 11, 2011. Approved 4-21-11. DUI in Ventura County CA Feb 08'. Probationary period ended Feb 2011. California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks CA Bachelor's Degree in Business. Jan 09' thru Jan 11' - Commercial Solar Rep for Smart Solar Scottsdale AZ. Communications Intern for Gowan Co. Yuma AZ 6/09-10/08 at ten per hour. J&M Yuma AZ Laborer 5/04-10/08 with his father's business (citrus farm) through high school and college. Ernesto Manzanillo, Patrick Cooley, Dan Kuntz, Capt. Jim Kennedy/ Engineer Jeff Moffitt of City PFD. 8/2010 IS 100 and 200, HazMat 1st Responder, 10/2010 CPR, AED, First Aid, 12/2010 AZ FF 1 & II. Working on EMT cert. @ Yav. College. 130/190 March 2011. Category 1 Cyclist. Working to be a professional triathlete. Runs Marathons in 3 hours and a half marathon in 1hr17m. Dedicated and committed. Volunteer Member for Groom Creek Fire Dept. Rotary Club Yuma AZ. Habitat for Humanity Prescott AZ Volunteer, and was to become a member of United Way Prescott AZ. ---- Yav. College Fire Academy - Captain Jim Kennedy recommended the GMHS position to Dan Loghry. Dan was a 2011 Granite Mountain Hotshot and his Crew Fire Record had him as a Crewmember of the following fires: 0519-21 Laguna BLM-COD MGMT 3 FFT2 Class F Fuel G,B --- 0522-0606 Horseshoe 2 CNF MGMT 1 FFT2 Class G Fuel G,B,T --- 0609-12 Murphy CNF MGMT 2 FFT2 Class G Fuel G,B --- 0612-24 Monument CNF MGMT 3/1 FFT2 Class G Fuels G,B,T ---0702-17 Las Conchas SNF MGMT 1 FFT2 Class G Fuel G,B,T,S ----0803-05 Grand Wash BLM-COD MGMT 4 FFT2 Class D Fuel G,B ---- 0804-07 New Water BLM-COD MGMT 3 FFT2 Class G Fuel G,B --- 0808-18 Lincoln ABCD LNF FFT2 ----0809-10 Tom's Canyon BLM-CAD MGMT 3 FFT2 Class G Fuel G,B ---0811 Rain BLM-CAD Mgmt 5 FFt2 Class A Fuel G ---- 0812 Black Angus BLM-CAD MGMT 5 FFT2 Class B Fuel G ---0813 T-post BLM-CAD MGMT 4 FFT2 Class B Fuel G ----0823-26 Waterhole/Black Spring Complex NCA MGMT 2 FFT2 Class G fuel G,B,T ---0824-26 Roman Nose NCA MGMT 2 FFT2 Class E Fuel G,B,T --- 0825-26 Two Moons NCA MGMT 5 - FFT2 Class C Fuel G,B,T --- 0826 Rookie NCA MGMT 5 FFT2 Class C Fuel G,B,T ---- 0827-31 Bald Bear LCF MGMT 4/2 FFT2 Class F Fuel G,B,T --- 0901-04 Coal Creek BLM-CRD MGMT 3 FFT2 Class C Fuel G,B --- 0905 Hay BLM_CRD MGMT 4 FFT2 Class C Fuel G,B,T --- 0906-09 Karren Place BLM-CRD MGMT 4 FFT2 Class B Fuel G,B,T --- 0913-28 Pagami Creek SUF MGMT 1 FFT2 Class G Fuel T,S. GMIHC Courses Taken: 03/17/11 S-130/190 / I-100 Field Observer / L180 CPR/ First Aid, 3/18/11 CRWB Crew Boss, 4/7/10 FIRB Firing Boss S212, 07-01-11 OSC2 OP Chief 2 S-270, Certified by Fire 4 /15/11 Dan's Master Record shows 03/13-17/11 S-130/190, S131, S133, S212 4-07-2010. [None of these courses show Instructor or Location.] It showed City of Prescott only shared pages 46, 47, 48 of 57 pages of the Master Record. It only showed him for the one Season. This file lacked the actual Wildland Certifications to and courses claimed on here. Also no task book(s) provided in file.

To close out his file- if you "google search" the name Daniel Loghry - you will see it states: Prescott Fire Department - Granite Mountain Hotshot Crewmember Jul 19, 2016 - Nov 21, 2020


The documents I own show otherwise plus there is no GMIHC in 2016-2020 - ??? but it showed that online for Daniel ... see:


Brady J Higgs was a GMIHC Crew Member for Season April 2011, 2012, applied for Parks Maintenance Worker January 24, 2013.


I will recap as it was shown to me in the same order - it will be shown here to you:

  • City of Prescott Application for Employment. Parks Maintenance Worker. Applied for Position Date: 1/24/2013. Received by Human Resources 1-25-13. Brady did 12 units at Yav. College. 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 Wildland Fire Certifications. Previously Parks and Recreation position with City of Prescott. Some backhoe and bobcat experience. Chain saw, basic power tools. Quick to learn new skills, good listener, and hard worker is his self assessment. Familiar with most Sports Field layouts. (???) Worked similar seasonal position for multiple summers. Brady works very well with co-workers, supervisors and the general public is another self assessment of his. Brady made to start $12.08 hr and when job ended was at $12.48 hr. Shows he worked for Neal Pinson - Groom Creek Fire District 6/10-4/11 $10hr Fuels Crew Member. Showed he worked for the City of Prescott 4/08 $7.50hr to 6/10 $8.25hr as Grounds Crew for prep and maintain local sport fields and parks by collecting trash and chalking the softball fields for the city leagues and tournaments. Retail Sales / Cashier for Pacific Sunwear in the Gateway Mall 11/07 $7.30hr- 4/08 $7.50hr and they only offered part time hours so that was why he left. Brady also worked for Mike Counts over at Safeway as Courtesy Clerk / Checker on White Spar Rd making a range of $6.15-$7.00hr. His go to folks or aka "references" were Maldo, Neal Pinson of Groom Creek and City of Prescott's Steve Mancha. Brady left GMHS to apply to the City of Prescott's site to become a Parks Maintenance Worker. The Public Announcement of Employment Opportunity for the Parks Maintenance Worker was Pay Grade: 41, Pay Range: $12.04-$16.85 hr plus benefits and normally new employees start at $12.04 [ which was a few cents less than what he made being a GMHS Hotshot ]. Brady's GMHS journey began Dec 02 2010 and Human Resources stamped it 12-06-10. [ I did note in one application he put in 2013 'Grounds Crew 04/08 to 6/10 $7.50 to $8.25' but then when he applied in 2010 to be a GMHS he put 'Grounds Crew 05/08 to 6/10 $7.25 to $7.50' so there is a slight change in pay scale. ] Back to Brady's first position he applied for with the City of Prescott- Field Maintenance 4-9-08 and Human Resources 5-12-08. [ I did note in this application he put in 2013 'Pacific Sunwear in the Gateway Mall 11/07 $7.30hr- 4/08 $7.50hr' but then when he applied in 2008 to be Field Maintenance he put 'Pacific Sunwear in the Gateway Mall 11/07 $6.75hr- 4/08 $6.90hr' and as well 'Safeway as Courtesy Clerk / Checker on White Spar Rd making a range of $6.15-$7.00hr.' he stated in 2013 yet in 2008 he had it as 'Safeway as Courtesy Clerk / Checker on White Spar Rd making a range of $6.75-$7.50hr.' so there is a slight change in pay scale noted and reported. I also noted in 2008, Brady worked for Saddle River Builders as a "fill-in" $8hr. as a flooring assistant as needed. In 2008, Brady listed Laurie Hadley, Chris Marciano, and John Sondri as the "go-to" references. He was hired on 5-12-08 for Temporary Employment for Field Maintenance and he took the Oath of Office that day] Then the next pages show he was no longer a GMHS in 2013 and verified as New Hire Feb 11, 2013 as a Maintenance Worker. Wow, that gave me chills and made me think of my hike with Maldo in December 2013. Wow. Chills. That means he could have been there just like Maldo had they stayed and yet they became a new position within the City of Prescott. Wow!]

Pausing 7-26-21 2:09PM- I hope you do not mind but I need to make my exercise regimen priority over this post / blog here for a bit and this week I am jam packed with medical and Project 10 n 18 United related stuff so I will do my best to come back here and post more information but for the rest of this daylight of this day I am heading for my hike and try to be on from say 8 to 10pm to add more data. I still have 20+ pages to add to Brady's profile above. Bye for now.

Stopped back in 7-26-21 6:19pm- listening to the Bee Gees mix with (Hey Pops) - still hot in the garage so work on this area until 8pm then go in garage 8 to 10pm.

Continued ... Brady J Higgs:


They placed Brady as a "Rehire" in 2013 going from being a GMHS at $12.48hr to Maintenance Worker at $13.50hr replacing Terry Carroll and was placed on Probationary Review until 2-11-14. On March 8th, 2011, Brady did the Oath of Office to become a GMIHC for the City of Prescott and he came back each Season until he stopped being a GMIHC and began to be a City of Prescott Maintenance Worker. That still gives me chills that "what if" feeling he stayed on for the Season 2013. I can state there is one area of his profile that he had a claim in - unemployment - laid off reason "Seasonal WF- Temp. position" and it was stamped 1-24-12 but it also stated "No pay outs to temps" ---- Now to close his file, they placed the GMIHC Crew showing he did his S130- S190 3/19/09, CRWB 12/2/11, DOZB 06/30/11, FIRB 07/22/10, FELB 01/12/12, TFLD 02/27/12, DIVS 05/01/12, OSC2 07/01/11, ICT4 03/15/11, FOBS 03/19/09, CPR/ FIRST AID 03/19/09, EMTB 03/09/11. Brady's Crew Record for 2012: Livermore, Sunflower, Gladiator, Whitewater/Baldy, Little Bear, Turkey, WS, ABC Misc., Sisters, Elbow Pass, Chrandal Creek, Holloway, Halstead, Wesley. I did not add dates/agency/Mgmt/ Q/T/ Class/Fuel because the actual document is somewhere on this blog. Brady's Crew Record for 2011: Needles 2, CNF I/A, Ramsey, Cloverdale, Wildcat, Horseshoe 2, Mayhill, Laguna, Murphy, Monument, Las Conchas, Grand Wash, New Water, Lincoln ABCD, Tom's Canyon, Rain, Black Angus, T-Post, Waterhole/Black Spring Complex, Roman Nose, Two Moons, Rookie, Bald Bear, Coal Creek, Hay, Karren Place, Pagami Creek, East ZoneRX. Water Ranch RX. Brady was on more fires in the same Fire Season than Dan Loghry. ??? Pages 42-25 of his Master Record provided. Shows FALA 1-31-12- 1-31-17 Willis National , FFT2 3/18/09-9/10/17 Willis National No FFT2 Taskbook used dates of Basic Wildland Certs [no certs provided in file though]. FALLER CLASS A initiated 4/15/11 Willis completed 1-31-12. Also no task book provided in file. This file lacked the actual Wildland Certifications to and courses claimed on here. Training: I-100 3-19-09, L-180 3-09-19 & 3-19-09, L-280 3-9-11, R-130 4-10-12 and 4-8-13, [Interesting insert- he went to be a COP Maintenance Worker but he still took the RT-130 for season 2013], S-130 3-15-09, S-131 12/12/11, S-190 3-15-09, S-211 6/28/11, S-212, S-215 1-9-12, S-234 2-2-12, S-260 5-1-12, S-270 7-1-11. None of these courses show Instructor or Location. Matching the Crew Record for his name to the Master Record is lacking some Fires that is reported he was on- ???

7-26-21 11:06PM: I would have to say the best word to represent my last week is the word "muddled" --- good night.



Justin K Kaoni - was a GMIHC Crew Member for ...


7-27-21 I am headed out to a meeting with Officials...gotta get ready...no PC time today ...may do a spontaneous hike into the forest for a bit to settle myself ... Nature does that for me.



look at my bushes ... so pretty .... Wow:




Bye for a bit ... can someone babysit my fox? Kidding.