While you are gearing up for the annual green fest downtown, known as the St. Patty’s Day Pub Crawl, from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17, consider the following — which I hope gives you a laugh and also may fuel your desire for another green beer.
• COWBOY — He is new to the job but he’s quickly showing how well the Prescott Valley Police Department did with its new hire.
When considering gun control, folks in the Prescott area have a lot to say. In response to our editorial Thursday, I have received more than two dozen emails and phone calls so far.
Like a pre-teenager, the courthouse plaza and Yavapai County are experiencing growing pains.
• GENERATIONS — It is amazing what your upbringing or the world you live in can do to you.
With great regret America witnessed another senseless act of killing this past week.
It may not have been “fake news,” it certainly was wrong and I laughed out loud anyway.
The story is changing, but the message of danger remains the same.
To paraphrase Forrest Gump: you never know what you’re gonna get.
The Friday Catchall: • OPIOID WAR — The Courier has published quite a lot on the opioid crisis in Arizona and locally.
The Prescott Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on Thursday offered a glimpse into the future.
The Friday Catchall: • HOW TIMES CHANGE Thursday’s workflow seemed fairly regular until the tips and calls started coming in about Sam’s Club closing in Prescott Valley.
The case of a 15-year-old girl who reported sexual abuse by an unknown man on Dec. 18 remains open, according to Prescott Valley Police Chief Bryan Jarrell.
Not all schools are created equal, and that is especially true for charter schools.
The Friday Catchall: • RESOLVE — Ready for a healthier new year? How about one that is better financially?
Education is an intangible for most people. Few of us fully grasp the concept, especially public education (K-12).
SpaceX delivers satellites into space
Did you see something bright in the sky Friday night? You likely saw the effects of the 18th launch and final mission of the year for SpaceX.
Christmas, already? Many gifts are bought, yet awaiting my wrapping skills (huh!).
The Friday Catchall: • GOOD GIVING! – Her name is “Glenda, like the witch,” she said quickly.
Sometimes where you are in life – such as your age or where you live – can steer your views.
When I moved my family here more than 20 years ago, I never imagined our rural “ranch” would be surrounded by hundreds of homes.
Have you recuperated yet from Thanksgiving?
The holidays are my favorite time of year. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve exude family, food and fun.
A dull roar has gone up since the City of Prescott elections, with some Courier readers stating it is not fair that a candidate pushed their party affiliation in a nonpartisan race.
The Friday Catchall: • FLAGS — Our Grand Old Flag, the Stars and Stripes of the USA, has not generated more controversy than whether to kneel or not, except when it was all the rage to burn it or wear it.
The Friday Catchall: • BURGLARIES — When you know vehicle burglaries are happening in your area, why would you leave your car unlocked?
Ghosts, spooks and specters haunt my thoughts at this time of year: is it magic or a trick — or are they real, like stories with concrete evidence not fully materializing.
Back in the day, cashiers had to know the prices of all their store’s products.
The Friday Catchall this week is about giving and taking: • TAXES – We hate ’em and the government wants them.
The Friday Catchall: • NOISE – Music (rather, its noise) took center stage at the Prescott City Council meeting Tuesday, when the city’s noise ordinance was up for review.
My take: Good movie, wrong time.
Often we do stories here at the Courier about people whom most would say are successful.
The Friday Catchall: • WATER – Water is the lifeblood of the Southwest. You begin to understand that quickly when you learn about the Central Arizona Project – a concrete ditch that supplies water from Lake Havasu to Phoenix.
It all comes down to life choices. We often hear about stupid things children do — having fun, seeking a thrill, being adventurous, they say.
The Friday Catchall: • HERE’S YOUR SIGN – Campaign signs — love ’em or hate ’em — they’re not for stealing.
It is a little confusing to say the least when candidates or elected officials cross back and forth on issues. When it comes to the City of Prescott’s pension debt (unfunded liability) it has gone something like this:
A woman close to you is likely to develop breast cancer.
The Friday Catchall: • HURRICANES – While Irma has ripped through the Caribbean on its way to Florida this weekend, it must have been a slow news day for the media drawn to the destruction in Houston like insects to a light.
The Friday Catchall: • CONFEDERATES – Prescott exists because of the Civil War and gold.
Want to take down all of those monuments dedicated to the Civil War?
The Friday Catchall: • CHALLENGES – The Prescott election is winding down, yet we have not heard much from the people who matter – the voters.
The Friday Catchall: • INTERSTATE – While southbound Interstate 17 was closed again Tuesday for a time – because of a crash near Black Canyon City – several readers chimed in on the monumental shutdown that was Aug. 8.
I have always looked upon voting as a privilege. I feel connected to the process — good or bad — after I give my choices.
When it comes to services within a municipality, health and welfare are tops — or should be.
The Friday Catchall: • TRAPPED – What would you do — what can you do — if stuck on Interstate 17 behind a crash or disaster? Just sit and wait.
They are called Phantom Plates, Ghost Plates, Block Plates, even “Loover” plates. On Wednesday, they will be illegal in Arizona.
The Friday Catchall: • WEATHER – One thing most people love to talk about is the weather.
A nagging question has been hanging on for some time now: what has happened to our politics?
When it comes to items of sentimental value, I’m a sucker. I have held onto things from throughout my life just because they mean something to me.
Like everyone else, I too have been shrouded in a cloud of exhaust from a diesel vehicle as one takes off in front of me from a stop.