It is with a heavy heart that I have listened to and read readers’ comments about the ordinance concerning distracted driving.
I have received many emails this past week concerning the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors’ action that, as of Nov. 2, will outlaw use of hand-held devices while driving.
Call me whatever you want (ha!), just don’t do it while you’re driving!
Politics are the time when men and women demonstrate their mettle for their fellow citizens, community, state or nation.
It is a strange thing: people expressing their opinions about government issues that can affect their communities — but they do not attend the hearings.
The Daily Courier over the decades has swung right, far right, middle, left, and middle again.
The federal government is looking to extend or increase subsidies to farmers, and raise the ethanol content in gasoline to 15 percent — possibly year-round. I am not a fan.
A disease affecting some mule deer in the Yavapai Hills community and surrounding areas near Prescott has been confirmed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Social media runs rampant
Prescott Police investigated a report Friday evening, Sept. 14, of an armed individual at Prescott High School, 1050 Ruth St., dressed in camouflage clothing, according to a news release.
The county supervisors are considering a cellphone and texting ban while driving. A public hearing is set for Wednesday, Sept. 19. It is ironic.
The crash involving a car and a 9-year-old girl this past weekend in Prescott produced several comments worth noting.
It was with great trepidation Friday night we posted a notice about a 9-year-old child who had been hit by a car while riding a bicycle in Prescott.
The Primary Election was a whirlwind experience this year and it delivered a few surprises.
In a world of travel, in which some people fear going by airplane, the argument is the ratio of safe flights far exceeds crashes compared with drivers and car accidents.
Anyone who has read my columns for even a short period of time knows I am big on safety and preparation. The most common topic for this is wildfire season — the Prescott area’s annual cause of worry and distress.
• DESTRUCTION — This has been a great monsoon, hasn’t it?! The seasonal rainfall last month took us from 1.5 inches of
A reader’s recent comment got me thinking and remembering a lot of things when mentioning a 1972 movie of struggle, risks … and leadership.
Why is that officer or deputy speeding?
I remember fondly “The Paper Chase,” that 1973 movie about a first-year law student.
Each week in The Daily Courier we post photographs of pets that need “forever homes,” as the Yavapai Humane Society says it, but some people cringe at certain breeds.
We’ve been receiving calls and questions concerning our website becoming subscription-based access on Tuesday, July 17.
The Fourth of July in northern Arizona was without fireworks, with Prescott Valley and Chino Valley making it unanimous earlier this week.
I drew two numbers Monday, 602 and B435. I thought B435 would live up to the hype; boy, was I wrong.
The Friday Catchall: • FIREworks – As we approach the Fourth of July, and knowing last weekend’s rain amounted to spitting on a campfire, I have to say get ready for the City of Prescott – and anywhere else locally – to seriously consider cancelation of this year’s fireworks shows.
In a world in which we hear so many negatives — such as immigrant parents and children being separated at the border — there must be some positive news out there.
It does not happen every day, but when it does our Sheriff’s deputies are ready. Here’s another side to the story…
This time of year brings two things – roadwork and the threat of fires.
A reader recently wrote in to the Courier asking about a ban on plastic shopping bags: “Clean up on Glassford Hill Road!”
A house fire on Treehouse Court in Walker claimed a cabin Friday night but all residents escaped safely, said Dwight D’Evelyn, spokesman for the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.
• MURDER & BOATS – It appears that Mexico or the waters near it are not the safest places in the world.
• HOTSHOTS — As we near the fifth anniversary of the tragic loss of Prescott’s 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots, I am hearing a lot of thoughts from many people from faraway places.
I spent eight days spring turkey hunting with my wife, Tracy, on the Kaibab National Forest. It was magical.
We all learned Thursday morning lawmakers in the Arizona Legislature approved the state budget including a lot of education funding.
The Friday Catchall: • HOMELESS 2 – I caught up with Mayor Greg Mengarelli this week to talk about “Change for the Better” and how it works with the city’s 2013 ordinance that restricts panhandling.
The latest effort by the City of Prescott to strike a balance — between the homeless and the people they come in contact with — took two steps forward and at least one step back this week.
The homeless issue is one that everyone should understand.
It is a simple concept, one for which I cannot count how many times I’ve written about it in this space: be careful out there, we live in wildfire country.
The Friday Catchall: • GUNS AT SCHOOL — Maybe teachers carrying guns is not the best of ideas. One of my answers to the “safe schools” concept is to arm teachers, and employ veterans and retired police as armed security.
Music is in my soul, but most of the instruments were not my own.
The Friday Catchall: • SAFE SCHOOLS — Our state’s governor, Doug Ducey, has it partly correct when it comes to making schools safe.
Beauty. Forests. Mile high. Four seasons. Rural.
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.