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.
You may call it self-serving, but really it is where wildlife and nature cross paths with developers.
I had wanted to pen an eloquent editorial for today — about state politics or local events — but when I sat down to write, all I could think about was Saturday morning’s happenings.
Two fires burning east of Sunset Point, Bloody Basin
Smoke stretching across the Prescott area on Saturday is from a fire burning elsewhere, officials say.
When it rains, it pours – just not everywhere.
Raising our future leaders is never a simple endeavor, especially during school breaks.
Orders of pre-evacuation lifted
The status of the Goodwin Fire on Friday was marked by positive developments: the re-opening of Highway 69, the lifting of all pre-evacuation orders as well as some others, and firefighters gaining more ground.
I consider myself patriotic like many folks in the Quad-Cities, and this time of year offers a feast with fireworks on top.
The Friday Catchall: • MONUMENT — “Freedom is not free.”
This comes as no surprise to me, we’ve been down this road before.
Why did the chicken cross the road – at the crosswalk? Consider that crossing a road is a risky proposition, especially during the summer when more children are out of school and about town – darting from behind parked cars or chasing a wayward ball.
The Friday Catchall: • FRANK – Ol’ Blue Eyes is back.