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Not too long ago I was at the Prescott MVD office having some title work done.
I used to say that your newspaper has so many inaccuracies that the only thing I believe is the sports results.
In regard to Jerry Fowler and his “Column off the mark” letter. He states that white males were responsible for most scientific progress. It’s astounding how well his memory works when he has a point to make.
Editor: The Courier’s photo and story on Aug. 12 of the courthouse vigil for those affected by shootings in Dayton and El Paso was much appreciated.
As I sit here watching the Dow plunge 875 points (at the time of this writing), I hope people realize this is all Trump’s fault.
Both the El Paso and Dayton mass murderers got their guns legally after passing a background check.
I want to respond to the great letter to the editor written by Stanley Brown and published in the Courier on Aug. 15.
My response to the latest letter from “retired clinical psychologist, Ph.D. Larry Wonderling” published on Tuesday, Aug. 6, is as follows: Thank God he is not running this country.
I’m asking local government officials to have foresight to address the future of the Prescott area now facing climate impacts including drought/water shortages, wildfires/forest health, increased temperatures, flooding, clean air and clean water issues.
Much is being made about forcing 150 million plus Americans to give up their existing employer health insurance coverage.
Does anyone else find it creepy that, in this age of mass murders by gunfire, Prescott finds it fitting to celebrate its cowboy heritage with fake shootouts on Whiskey Row?
When I was a little kid, I tried to buy a little plastic ukulele at the local “Five and Dime” using Monopoly money — those bills worked perfectly well in the game, right?
Where to start with T. Cantlon’s column, “Decline didn’t come from the ’60s or the left.”
Conservatives, so you hate Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?
Most people watch their expenses to ensure that they “do not live above their means.” In 2008, there were many people who took mortgages that they could not afford and also spent over their discretionary budget for consumer items. Businesses also overspent. The result was the Great Recession, which President Obama and the Federal Reserve prevented from turning into a depression.
The Prescott City Council has the opportunity to decide how land is developed in the area around the Granite Dells.
The story on Granite Creek revitalization prospects in the Courier gave a link to an online survey.
I am writing to encourage the over 11,000 Prescott residents who have hearing loss to make your voice heard with the five Prescott City Council candidates this election year, including the mayor.
Re: article in June 26 paper, “City Council discussed ‘gummed up’ traffic areas.”
Less water usage? Let us remember that water usage is measured by the metering system by users.
Something that truly amazes me is the time people waste in our community holding signs either supporting our president or hating him.
Our congressman Paul Gosar has obliquely accused U.S. Rep. Paul Grijalva, D-Ariz., of colluding with Russia by continuing to prohibit uranium mining in the Grand Canyon area (Gosar’s broadcast email of June 24).
Last week, The Daily Courier and the Prescott Valley Tribune carried a captioned picture of a woman who with her Lights for Liberty group walked to the courthouse in support of illegals seeking asylum as a “universal” human right.
Recent Courier letters highlighting a schism in Christianity prompt a discussion of what it means to be a Christian in the era of Trump.
Your front page article about an 18-year-old’s thwarted attempt at suicide due to competent intervention was misleadingly accompanied by the photo of a 31-year-old (page 5 story) who ended up in the county jail after his suicide attempt.
Great people can really make your day: We were taking our special needs daughter on a vacation road trip, planning to go to breakfast first.
Regarding recent discussion on downtown traffic safety and pedestrian crossings, I think the city should consider the pedestrian scramble intersection concept.
Echo Development annexation: The city holds all the cards; it can tell Mr. Gisi we get 500 acres around the Point of Rocks or no annex.
Here we go again. One of the most reliable Trump trolls has again raised his head above the swamp.
It was interesting to learn that the Prescott City Council, which seems to hold “private property rights” sacred (when it comes to the property of developers), is willing to exercise, on a unanimous vote, its eminent domain powers to take private property when it sees fit.
Regarding the political cartoon Wednesday, June 26, 2019: “Didn’t they say give me your tired, your poor” etc.
In his June 10 letter Wayne Compton tells that the Courier “reached new heights by publishing liberal Trump-hating letters” by both Bob Lynne and Larry Wonderling, referring to them and other liberals as ‘crybabies and protesters.’
It was with a ‘heavy heart’ that I read on Friday, June 21st, the notice of the passing of Jim Pike, lead singer and co-founder of The Lettermen, one of the finest singing groups to come to the top of the musical world in my generation.
Regarding the “Prescott Council hopefuls discuss Granite Dells at forum” article, it was obvious to me that the other council candidates are preparing to sell the people of Prescott in the name of more tax revenues.
With the cities of Prescott and Prescott Valley continuously annexing more and more land, allowing developers to put in denser housing per acre using more water per acre, someone needs to point out this water they are giving away doesn’t belong to just them.
This letter is in response to a letter entitled “Never agree on anything” published on June 10.
United Express is not supplying acceptable service to Denver.
Mr. Funt’s hagiography of FDR, Bernie Sanders, and socialism might have been more plausible if he had adhered to historical fact.
This letter is long overdue for the amazing staff at the Prescott VA.
Mayor Mengarelli, Billie Orr, Steve Sischka and Jim Lamerson have made it very clear that they are primarily interested in satisfying the requirements of Arizona Eco Development in order to close a deal.
A recent letter on the subject of climate change advised that there is a lot of information on the subject, if one just took the time to be educated.
I would like to thank Dr. Parsons for his “Talk of the Town”, re: the “C” grade given to YRMC.
Our Prescott elected leaders are going to try to make Williamson Valley Road a freeway.
What a waste of public resources in Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk’s misguided attempt to prosecute individuals for use of marijuana-derived hash, edibles, etc., as opposed to just smoking the leaf or bud of a marijuana plant.
Politics today appear to have become like a game of high-stakes poker.
There has been considerable controversy, comment and conflict regarding residential and commercial development in the Prescott Dells.
I got quite a kick out of Bernice Cressy’s letter (It’s Laughable, June 3).
After reading your solicitation on sympathy for journalists, I had to stop and think about the present reality of our news media.
The U.S. House last month passed the Equality Act, and it is now before the Senate Judiciary Committee for review and analysis before it may possibly be put on the floor of the Senate for a vote as passed or with amendments and, of course, possibly revised into a brand new bill.
Seventy-five years ago, on June 6, 1944, the Allied forces launched D-Day, marking the beginning of the end of World War II.
Here’s the plan for future water needs that our illustrious leaders won’t own up to.
Once again Republican lawmakers want to make it more difficult for voters to have a choice on issues like the minimum wage, renewable energy, marijuana legislation, and school vouchers.
President Trump announced last month, dispensed opioid prescriptions are down 17 percent from last year.
We have lived in Prescott Valley for 20 years always attending Prescott Valley Days.
As a resident of Prescott, I used to be completely opposed to the development of the Granite Dells.
Tom Cantlon is usually right on, but I must disagree with his May 1 column, where he calls for U.S.
We moved here 21 years ago to retire and created a wonderful life for ourselves: made friends, went on vacations, took classes, celebrated holidays, watched the city change yet remain very welcoming.
This is regarding Tom Cantlon’s “Impeachment is done for us” column in the May 1 Courier.
The latest proposed plan by Arizona Eco Development illustrated its lack of good faith in negotiations regarding the Dells.
I thoroughly agreed with Roger Fairfield’s April 29 comments about the current President Trump’s “Not Qualified” letter.
The Massachusetts health care plan, written by the conservative Heritage Foundation and implemented by Gov. Mitt Romney in 2006, eventually became the blueprint for the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Republicans were for it until the Democrats implemented it.
2018 was the first year under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).
On March 26, our council rejected Save the Dells’ resolution supporting meaningful open space protection in Arizona Eco Developments 2,500-acre development.
In Mr. Cantlon’s April 17, 2019, column, he said U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar made a point about how some Muslims became terrorists and attacked us and then all Muslims suffered because of it.
Today’s front page article “Prescott sues big pharma” (April 25) raises several interesting questions.
I have been trying to grasp the hysteria of global warning or climate change because I keep wondering how did we get into and out of the last ice age?
In past generations, a few forward-thinking individuals have had the courage to oppose development for transient profit in majestic cathedrals such as Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and even smaller iconic areas like Central Park in New York City.
I just looked at a picture of Lady Justice. She is blindfolded and carrying a sword.
I am a Marine Corps veteran who was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps but has lived a dishonorable life to this point.
For the last many months, there has been a daily “Save the Dells” rant printed in this paper, and I am thinking just about every citizen in the county is aware that there is a large number of folks that think development of this area of the Dells will destroy its beauty and attractiveness as a Prescott landmark.
Recently I read Robert Bokelman’s Letter to the Editor (April 22), “Fireworks at Watson Lake,” and will request that our City Council consider his concern.
It was very rewarding to read in the April 18 Daily Courier that Senate Bill 2318 regarding the comprehensive state ban on texting and driving passed.
According to the recently released Program for the International Assessment for Adult Competencies (PIAAC), one in six American adults struggles with basic English literacy.
I’ve heard that if you really like a place, never go back —implying that when you return it will be ruined by time and society, you will be disappointed.
With the release of the Mueller report we now know that after two years of inquiry by Mueller and his 14 attorneys, all of whom are Democratic donors and activists, that Democrats are the Jussie Smollett’s of the political world.
Concerning the Western states initiatives and agreements on the future use of Colorado River water, all participants agree this is not a long-term solution.
My wife, Jeanette, and I have lived in Prescott for over 20 years and have always been able to find something fun to do.
Dear Town Council members, Town Board of Commission members, and volunteers for the Town:
“The Border Wall” social and political conflict is so frustrating and confusing.
In the 04/01/2019 issue of the Daily Courier, Dick Polman’s column is typical of the anti-Trump columnists, media commentators, and liberal political figures.
I was glad to see the paper’s report of Clark Tenney’s experience of the Finnish public education system, but disappointed not to hear about these important factors:
Attacks on vaccinations continue in our Arizona Legislature in spite they have saved millions of lives.
At this time in human history, of unrestrained expansion and development without much consideration to its impact on the natural environment and whether it is even realistically sustainable, the thought of a development that will devastate the Granite Dells area is deeply disturbing and heartbreaking, yet not really surprising.
I always laugh (and not in a funny way) when there are these glowing stories about other countries’ [education] [medical] [retirement] systems.
Driving around our fair city, it has come to my attention that a particular road marking bewilders many of my fellow Prescottonians.
Is it not ironic that President Trump, who panders to his base by pretending to be “pro-life” wants to present a budget that would damage Medicare and end up killing a number of our seniors?
Take a drive on the road that passes through the Hassayampa gated community.
Vietnam War Veterans Day recognizes the sacrifices that veterans and their families made during the Vietnam War.
Let’s get serious. Regarding #StopFentanylNow: “Fentanyl dealer takes plea bargain, gets probation,” Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019: REALLY?
Once again I find myself wanting badly to create a new dictionary definition for “liberal/progressive = leminglike, unable to think for oneself.”
President Trump is attacking what America stands for by ignoring the separation of powers, the rule of law, and weakening our civil liberties.
Another day in Trumpland. Case in point; The latest attack on women, families and children who will be made to suffer further by the baseless defunding of Planned Parenthood.
The Ides of March is nigh. For the Romans, the 15th day marked the assassination of Julius Caesar and the turning point of Roman history.
Frequent letters in this newspaper bemoan development and the resulting traffic that is destroying our community.
The article on potholes in the March 6 Prescott Valley Tribune (and Courier) was very informative but it did not address the problem of inadequate pothole repair.
As a volunteer and a docent with the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, I want to express my appreciation for all the work done by the Daily Courier staff to draw attention to our wonderful animals and facility.
Regarding the March 3 supplement to The Daily Courier that featured the Heritage Park Zoo:
I have a response to offer to Susan Anderson’s letter titled, “Emergency?” dated Jan. 26.
Let’s just let the Arizona and California prison population build the wall.
I think we can all agree that our elections must be open to all qualified registered voters, free from tampering from any source, and free from the influence of dark money.
Many kudos to Lew Rees, the staff at Heritage Park Zoo and Tim Wiederanders for promoting such a wonderful event recognizing Heritage Park as a wonderful place for rescued, injured, and unable to survive animals.
Several points in Mayor Greg Mengarelli’s Feb. 1 column need further explanation.
In a recent column, my friend Tom Cantlon is pleased to again tell us why minimum wage laws, more labor strikes and sick-outs are good things.
I truly hope our City Council and AED hear the unrelenting drum beat of its citizen’s comments in this newspaper regarding the saving of The Dells from development.
After talking with hundreds if not thousands of our neighbors about drugs over the past decade, it’s clear we need a new approach to this conversation.
The wall will be built when; billionaires forfeit Social Security and pay more for Medicare ...
Sandy Griffiis’ column is always educational and enjoyable and her column on Friday, Feb. 8, was excellent. However, I am wondering if I missed her point.
After reading about a large development planned for our iconic Granite Dells area and the recent removal of half the Glassford Hill pronghorn herd (three pronghorn died) due to development encroachment ..
Someone please enlighten me. What does a government shutdown, putting 800,000 people out of work, have to do with immigration and border security?
During the shutdown, Congress voted to pay the full salary of 800,000 furloughed government workers.
On the wall of a local business, an excellent warbird-themed restaurant, are a collection of old World War II recruiting posters.
We need to keep the INF nuclear missile treaty, not discard it. Russian President Vladimir Putin will now use this discarding to ramp up his missile program. U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to follow this.
I have read a lot about the ECO annexation proposal, along with other development and what it will cost everyone.
RE: “Are Republicans finally smelling the Trumpster fire?” (Jan. 2) Each time I read a column like the one by Dick Polman, I am reminded just how divided we have become as a nation.
The United States is the only wealthy, industrialized country that lacks universal healthcare! Americans deserve a universal healthcare system.
Thank You, America! This letter is not an attempt to change the minds of President Trump supporters, because after all most of you probably supported Sarah Palin too.
As a guy raised on a farm and who served in the U.S. Army from 1952 until 1972, I’m still shocked and appalled by the proposal of Arizona Game and Fish Department to stage hunting “contest” to kill any animal, especially coyotes, bobcats and fox.
It was with wry amusement that I read Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli’s letter on water conservation in the newspaper.
My friend James Kimes makes many excellent points in his letter published Jan. 17 titled “Achieve the Dream.”
Most Prescott citizens, myself included, have done quite a good job of conserving water.
Why is it improper to screen a prospective judicial candidate over prospective decisions that must be viewed on the facts and circumstances of each particular case and not to the particular organizations a prospective judge may belong to?
What exactly is going on regarding our beloved Dells? Everyone I know is up in arms about the closed-door meetings.
Regarding “Take a Ride President Trump” by Craig Brown. Like Mr. Brown, I have visited Mexico, often weekly, and enjoyed friendly, industrious people doing their jobs in their own country.
I have a problem with the editorial cartoon in the Saturday, Jan. 26, Daily Courier which compared the cost of Trump’s border wall with “Pelosi’s shutdown.”
Did you know that there are plans to build a ton of buildings on the beautiful rocky Dells?
Say hello to Congress—who writes the checks in billions of dollars to support a nuclear arms program that would never be used by even the most radical governments that recognize mutual total destruction.
I have recently learned of Senate bills sponsored by Michelle Ugenti-Rita.
As residents of Chino Valley for over 20 years, our opinion on the road repairs is:
We must preserve the Granite Dells for the use of all citizens, including the wildlife that call that area home.
In regards to the proposed increased property tax issue, a recent newspaper article states that some of the areas to be amended would be Appaloosa, Brightstar, Mesa View, Highland Ranch, Parkside Village and Vista Grande Estates.
As residents of Chino Valley for over 20 years, our opinion on the road repairs is:
As a response to recent comments by Craig Brown regarding his travels to and from Mexico I would like to issue the following response.
I and my fellow seasoned Prescott folks are a diverse lot in many ways except we can all agree that the driving conditions in our happy little town are nearing ridiculous.
This letter is in reference to the Jan. 16, 2019, Tribune article, “PV Library offers D&D,” “New year, new programs for teens,” about teen reading programs in effect or starting in January.
We must preserve the Granite Dells for the use of all citizens, including the wildlife that call that area home.
Remember that old radio and TV show? Two white men, Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, played two black men in Manhattan’s Harlem.
Ever see a championship team player? First order of business for champions is to make sure their weakest player is as good as possible.
What illegal immigrant story is Trump not telling us? Columnist John Micek, here’s what you ignore: the USA spends $110 billion to $150 billion annually on illegals: capturing, housing, feeding, clothing, medical care, educating, representing, adjudicating and deporting; that is not spent on America’s children, America’s veterans, America’s homeless, America’s poor, America’s infrastructure ... every year.
The front page article (Jan. 29) “Lawmakers vote to cut income tax rates; may cost state $150M” is misleading.
I’m a mutt. My ancestors came here from various parts of the world.
Since November 2018, I have been staying in Prescott to avoid the horrors of a British winter.
Dear people of Prescott. Did you know that there are plans to build a ton of buildings on the beautiful rocky Dells?
Why do so many newcomers move here and tell us how much better things were back home?
The Dells are worthy of our protection. Protecting all of the undeveloped portions of our unique and spectacular Dells is the best thing Prescott can do to continue to thrive as a truly distinctive location where people want to live and visit.
I read with interest the news article in the Jan. 17 paper regarding the Colorado River water supply.
In regard to the proposed increased property tax issue in Chino Valley, the article states that some of the areas to be amended would be Appaloosa, Brightstar, Mesa View, Highland Ranch, Parkside Village, and Vista Grande Estates. Where in the equation does Meadows 1 and 2, etc. and other lower income areas fall into this measure?
With the ongoing worry about enough water in our state, it does seem ridiculous to consider ANY building (even more water needed) in the Dells, doesn’t it?
I remember watching Rev. Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech on Aug. 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
I invite President Trump to get in the back seat of my pickup and ride with my family to Puerto Penasco, Mexico.
Kudos to Tom Cantlon’s recent column in support of Save the Dells. Why would our city council destroy what makes Prescott special?
I write in rebuttal to Mr. Curt Cowell letter dated Jan. 16, 2019.
Good Morning Fellow Prescottonians. I write this letter to the editor to encourage you to join me in the people’s effort to “Save the Dells.”
In response to Anna Swigart’s letter regarding Prescott locals not being as welcoming to “outsiders,” ..
Kudos to The Daily Courier for its continuing coverage of the fire season and the initiatives that are underway to identify and mitigate risks.
Does anyone ever look into past history of apartment complexes?
Several weeks ago the Courier printed my letter critical of Mr. Trump while asking if the same voters who marked their ballots for the man would also have him as their child’s teacher, one’s pastor, or even one’s lawyer or used car salesman.
I don’t live in Phoenix, but I’d like to save them the $150,000 they want to spend on a study of police shootings.
Yavapai County people are generous by nature and that is a good thing.
Clowns: “A person who habitually jokes and plays the buffoon,” as defined by Merriam Webster.
I read an article in the Daily Courier “Aesthetics Trumped by Safety” — the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors seems to understand that resident safety is a number one issue.