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In a feeble attempt to justify inflated COVID-19 deaths data, Mark Lipp (letters, Dec. 1) uses a faulty scenario. He asks that if a terminally ill cancer patient in a hospital — who is infected with COVID — is smothered with a pillow, what would be the listed cause of death?
It seems I cannot open the Courier without seeing a lecture about masks and how terrible we Prescott residents are for not wearing them about town.
This letter is in reference to councilwomen Billie Orr’s intention to resign.
I just wrote the following message to Representative Gosar:
On Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, my husband was involved in a serious two-vehicle accident on Pioneer Parkway and he was flown to a trauma center in Phoenix.
I submit a “discussion” of Mr. Cygan’s letter published Jan. 6, 2021, “Controversial Viewpoints”
What happens before recreational marijuana becomes legal in Arizona?
If the hometown paper is going to investigate scams, please include the city council.
Thanks for giving me a chance to vent on what happened to our Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021.
What happened to making decisions for yourself? I am writing because of all the letters complaining about people not wearing masks, carrying guns and articles on the COVID-19 crisis. This COVID-19 crisis has been turned into a political weapon.
People still don’t get it, still don’t care for family, friends and co-workers. This is obvious when we still see public gatherings and people without masks in stores.
I want to thank the Jack Ass Bar and Grill for what they did on Saturday.
The year 2020 has been a challenging year for our senior community here at the Arizona Pioneer Home with the COVID -19 pandemic, especially with the separation of family, friends and our wonderful volunteers.
The virus has given birth to the continuing controversy regarding the effectiveness of wearing masks.
Most Americans want to roll back qualified immunity - so do I.
COVID-19, small business shut downs, questionable election practices, economic woes and now body parts strewn in areas of Yavapai County. It’s hard to put a positive spin on things like these.
Our federal government is run by specific procedures and processes established by the U.S. Constitution and Federal statutes. Article 2, section 1: “Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the legislature thereof may direct ... electors.” 12th Amendment: “The electors shall meet in their respective states and vote ... for president ... The person having the greatest number of votes for president, shall be the president ... if … a majority.”
Now that several COVID-19 vaccines are being made available to hundreds of millions of people, the question has to be asked: What do we do with all of the face masks?
The largest cause of death in this country – and globally – is heart disease, approximately 80,000 and 17.9 million lives per year, respectively...
In a recent story about vandalism at a gas station, it pointed to something I see all too often. The culprits were caught on security video. But, guess what?
I just wanted to say that I thought meals on wheels was just food delivery and what a surprise it was when I answered a knock at my door and there stood a meals on wheels volunteer holding a Christmas bag of goodies for me.
There’s been a lot of finger pointing, demanding mandatory mask wearing and further restrictions on our lives.
Hal Bray on Dec. 2 tells us of the horrible voter fraud that has happened in our last election.
Our country’s treatment of our veterans is an embarrassment.
Socialism, Communism and Liberalism, etc. are all religions.
I would like to respond to Robin Anderson’s response to my coronavirus vaccine letter to the editor.
I found the Sunday “rant” interesting in which the writer told of entering a store on Gail Gardner Way and immediately left because nearly all the customers were maskless even though there was a “mask up” sign on the door.
Let’s seek to heal the divisions in our nation by committing ourselves to democracy.
I am 83 years old and have arthritis and two bad knees.
Anyone with FDA or pharmaceutical industry experience knew that the FDA would exercise great care during their approval process for Covid-19 vaccines.
I had the pleasure of knowing Jeff Wasowicz and his wonderful family.
Most people won’t care but I have voted in my last election.
The letter in the Courier on Dec. 1 by Nanci Hutson outlining the Bradshaw High School teachers’ concerns over the safety of staff and students is certainly distressing.
We continue to read about restrictions, law enforcement about face masks.
Again this morning I have read letters demanding that masks be mandated and that those who choose not to wear masks are uncaring.
If people were willing to sacrifice for “the greater good” and wear a mask in public and gather in small groups, we might be able to defeat COVID-19.
With COVID-19 infections skyrocketing in Yavapai County at a frightening rate, I was rather disappointed by The Daily Courier's decision to publish the Nov. 22 column by syndicated reactionary Michael Shannon.
In the summer of 2016, while enjoying a daily trip to Prescott’s dog park, I overheard two men discussing our upcoming election for U.S. president. ...
Your editorial in the Courier was an outstanding analogy, comparing wearing masks to pulling aside for an ambulance to pass.
Asking people to voluntarily wear masks is like asking us to voluntarily pay our taxes.
I am frustrated with the anti-mask comments that have been directed at me and others, and by those that the Prescott mayor’s position has apparently empowered.
Mr. Steve Roczniak, Ph. D. recently commented in a letter that, “Assuming the completed analysis of Pfizer’s large-scale clinical trial confirm that its vaccine is efficacious and safe, there will be no defensible medical or scientific reason for not being vaccinated.”
In Senior News Editor Tim Wiederaenders’ Friday Catchall column of Nov. 20, he discussed the City of Prescott’s recent decision to postpone its consideration of the proposed extension of water to areas outside of the city limits.
Shopping locally has really become a COVID-19 health hazard. I recently went into a shop on the Prescott plaza and half the people did not have masks on and were not social distancing, so I walked out.
The Daily Courier has published several articles regarding plans to “improve” the Granite Creek corridor through town.
As COVID-19 cases climb, and (leaders) sit on their hands and are afraid to enforce mask mandates, I assumed that one of the things the government is supposed to do is protect its citizens from harm including each other, not the economy.
The City of Prescott canceled the Christmas Parade, the public Courthouse Lighting, as well as the Acker Music Festival. Naturally, the city is doing the “best” they can given the current “situation.”
The last sentence in Courier columnist Tom Cantlon’s column of Nov. 25 says it all about the current Prescott City Council: “Impressions are what the public operates on.”
Prescott Valley American Legion Post #140 and the Sons of the American Legion Squadron #140 wish It known to our community that it has been our pleasure and honor to have partnered with Real Hope and the Living Faith Church to help hand out the food boxes during the recent three day food drive.
Dear Ed. My husband and I had heard about the beautiful Prescott area and decided to visit for the first time.
The impeachment begins. Said the New York Times on the day Donald Trump was inaugurated President.
Your editorial in today’s paper was an outstanding analogy, comparing wearing masks to pulling aside for an ambulance to pass.
I find it inexplicable the governor and local jurisdictions will not implement a mask mandate.
We are in complete agreement with the Planning and Zoning commissioners' recommendation to deny Pinnacle's application for placing a cell tower in Yavapai Hills.
Those that remember the Cold War also remember that it was a time of solidarity for our country. The Soviet Union was our enemy and we were unified in successfully defeating them. There was much less of this childish Red vs. Blue political quarreling that cripples us today.
With daily news of COVID’s rapid spread across the country, I am extremely annoyed by local businesses who do not appear to be taking the threat seriously.
Many of Prescott’s residents were respectful of our Mayor and City Council’s decision regarding allowing Parklets—poorly made platforms covering needed parking spaces on our downtown streets—on a temporary basis during the summer months.
According to the left (Democrats and others) there is no voter fraud in America.
The residents of Prescott Valley want to thank outgoing council members Marty Grossman, Lora Lee Nye and Richard Anderson!
Mavis Brauer’s letter of 10-29-20 accuses Prescott (read central Arizona) of racism but provides little evidence to support her accusations:
I read where the three amigo mayors of the tri city area are not going to issue a mask mandate.
Recently I’ve heard several people questioning why COVID stats include as a “ COVID death” someone who has serious underlying health issues, then gets COVID, and dies.
On the morning of Nov 11, I was shopping at Kohl’s for a birthday present for my daughter.
I was flabbergasted to read the Courier’s featured article with the headline “As virus surges, no mask mandates planned by Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley mayors.”
It appears the three mayors have agreed on a no-masking mandate.
Kindness or others has touched my heart. Today I went to a nearby restaurant, but having just lost my husband recently I could not bear to go in and sit alone.
As a professor who sat on clinical review committees for 10 years encompassing 1,000 plus studies, perhaps J. Aquavella, Ph.D. could tell Courier readers how many of these studies produced an FDA approved vaccine in less than a year.
Letter after letter seems to be whining about the armed Patriots protecting the businesses around the courthouse.
Prescott Council members please sirs — the Dells is one of Prescott’s most beautiful and tourist-beckoning places.
There have been many write-ups about the generosity of people in Prescott.
The most encouraging news regarding the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic was announced recently by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.
It appears the three mayors have agreed on a no-masking mandate.
Recently I had the privilege of spending time placing American flags near the headstones of American soldiers for the Veterans Day remembrance.
I was dismayed to see Mayor Greg Mengarelli as one of the featured speakers at the pre-election Republican rally at our courthouse plaza recently.
I was recently a victim of a telephone scam in which the caller said she was my granddaughter and had been in a car accident.
It is a sad time in the U.S. now with so many Trump supporters refusing to acknowledge Joe Biden’s presidential win.
Bravo to the editors who are standing up for mandatory mask wearing.
All hope is not lost in these times of turmoil and emotion!
I am proud to say I am from Arizona, finally Arizona is back to normal.
Here in Arizona, we have had minimal shooting incidents involving law-enforcement officers.
Mr. Mayor, please exert your power and mandate that all of Prescott’s citizens wear face masks to slow the spread of COVOD-19.
I am getting tired of reading the ongoing letters from “patriots” defending the armed counter-protesters who invaded the Sept. 4 Black Lives Matter rally on the courthouse plaza.
While the upsurge of COVID-19 due to large group events was discussed on page one of the Courier recently, our mayor in Prescott in Talk of the Town, is "looking forward to seeing the many faces of our community" at the holiday events starting with last week’s Veterans Day parade.
“Systemic racism” is the new label for the U.S. today. Surely a little research would bear this out. Since this term seems to be specifically applicable to the criminal justice system, let’s focus on chief lawmakers and enforcement personnel.
Finally, we are waking up to the fact that all this building that is taking place is going to threaten our future way of life.
In regard to Barbara Nelson’s letter, the very issue you write of indicates that you are aware that two issues do exist, and you just personally do not agree with “the other side.”
On Oct. 20, you printed a story with the following headline: "Prescott school survey shows divide between teachers, parents over hybrid and full return to school."
On behalf of my fellow veterans, a sincere thank you for the outstanding Veterans Day special section you published on November 11.
Since there is so much interest in the AED development, it surely would be helpful to elaborate on the zoning types associated with AED.
Editor Wiederaenders’ Oct. 16 editorial was a poignant reminder of the Indian parable about the 6 blind men encountering, for the first time, an elephant.
In this era of bitter political polarization and outright hate, as evidenced in the four-page story about our community last month by John D’Anna in the Arizona Republic, it is such a breath of badly needed fresh air to read, in The Daily Courier, the wonderfully rational, humanistic, and calming columns by your Richard Haddad; and by Alexandra Piacenza and Pastor Patty Willis.
I am in complete agreement with the Planning and Zoning Commissioners’ recommendation to deny Pinnacle’s application to place a cell tower in Yavapai Hills.
Way back in high school my Civics teacher explained to his students the difference between ‘freedom’ and ‘license’.
We seem to be hearing a lot about reparations this campaign cycle. That’s because the far left is highlighting it as a campaign issue.
Recently, there have been two letters published stating that Prescott is not a racist city and one person claims they have never witnessed any actions regarding racism in their 17 years here.
Last week a woman wrote a letter referencing all the gun carrying counter protesters as “thugs.”
In all my live-long days, I have yet to hear someone make the argument that the American Indian was at fault for the spilled blood during the post-Civil War westward expansion.
The idea of practicing natural herd immunity for the coronavirus, in which the virus is allowed to spread unencumbered throughout the U.S., has gained traction in the White House.
It is estimated that 15,000 people showed up at the Trump rally in Prescott; few wearing masks and no social distancing.
In response to Pastor Patty Willis’ 10/21 “Opinions” piece.
The Prescott Planning & Zoning Commission recommended approval of Arizona Eco Development’s (AED’s) proposed annexation plans on Sept. 15, despite concerns that the plan was “insufficient, incomplete and lacked enough detail for informed comment.”
Writing in response to a letter from Joslyn Anderson regarding her negative comments about Michael Reagan’s column on President Trump.
Regarding the article submitted by Mr. Russ Pilcher. For the record I totally agree with the article that he submitted.
Voters are being overwhelmed by information from candidates.
When walking the area around the (Chino Valley) community center on Sunday and Monday, I was extremely disgusted and sad to see the vandalism that took place over the weekend.
I would like to address several Letters to the Editor which have suggested that there is no racism here in Prescott and that the armed militias were here on September 4 to protect businesses from looters and rioters.
I support education as a fundamental pillar of strong communities.
“We all want peace” was the headline that caught my attention in the Courier on Friday, Oct 2.
As a professor of clinical epidemiology, I’ve followed COVID-19 closely.
This is great news, especially for residents with hearing loss and deafness!
NFL players "taking a knee" or staying in their locker room during the playing of our National Anthem is a slap in the face of America's real heroes, the current and past members of our armed forces and law enforcement.
This letter is in response to the article The Daily Courier ran on Aug. 29, 2020 regarding the AmeriCorps food drive for local homeless veterans. The article called for the local residents to donate food to the Arizona Serve offices where the AmeriCorps program is housed at Prescott College. That call to action was met with great enthuse from countless community members/groups and resulted in over 2,000 pounds of food for those veterans.
I am writing about the very high curbs in downtown Prescott. On Tuesday Sept. 22, my friend and I were going to her car. We were parked in front of the Spice Traveler. We usually park behind those buildings, so rarely am I on that part of Gurley. I stepped off the curb, misjudged the distance to the pavement and fell flat on my face.
I voted for Donald J. Trump for President in 2016 and will do so again this year. I voted for him because he is not a 47-year do-nothing politician like Biden. Many don’t care for President Trump’s personality. However, if folks don’t like President Trump, they should approve of his many accomplishments noted below. Re-elect President Trump and get this country going great again.
Interesting thought, calling an election rigged in advance if you don't win. I wonder how that would work for the World Series, Super Bowl, Wimbledon or U.S. Open golf tournament. Or for a kid that doesn't pass an exam — "the teacher rigged the exam against me!"
For all those who insist that America is a racist country, will you please show us a country that has bent over backwards more to correct its racist past than the U.S.?
It greatly saddened me to read that Cindy McCain, wife of former Republican senator John McCain, has decided to vote for Joe Biden. I hope when she goes to vote that she will vote for the VALUES of the party, not the man (or woman) who will be running the country.
In response to Timothy Goering’s Sept. 20 letter, I agree murder is wrong! I have so longed to hear that from my left-leaning friends and family. I am so glad to see you put that in writing.
Yesterday my neighbor told me that her campaign signs had been knocked over and the American flags that were next to them had vanished. This was not caused by a windstorm, since the weather’s been picture-perfect for weeks.
An article recently highlighted a $50,000 gift from Claire Macewicz for our Prescott Valley Library.
The idea of practicing natural herd immunity for the coronavirus, in which the virus is allowed to spread unencumbered throughout the U.S., has gained traction in the White House.
The Social Security Department should provide information to the public to offset erroneous information on local editorial pages about Social Security trust funds.
During the Oct.13 voting meeting, Prescott’s City Council turned its attention to approving a change to a city contract benefiting James Deep Well Ranches No. 1 and No. 2. The city attorney quickly hijacked the meeting by launching into a tirade defending his ethics against an email he had received earlier from a council member. This tirade was joined by the city manager and then by several council members as they collectively attacked the author of the questioning email.
Just scanning through the ‘Almanac’ section of a newspaper this week to read on this date: In 1806, the Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis.
American democracy is about to end! Action is already being put into place to manipulate the Electoral College (EC) and throw out all voter results.
In response to the Courier’s front page article in the Sunday, Sept. 20 edition about Prop 208, Tim Carter’s remarks that all citizens need to contribute to the cost of education is true now and will still be true if Prop 208 passes.
A coordinated nationwide effort is needed to control COVID-19. A state or area can do everything right, following the guidelines of medical experts, wearing masks, etc., and as a result, get its infection rate under control, enabling the reopening of businesses and schools.
Courier editorials keep telling us we should all get along. Yet, three to one, columns and letters to the editor paint Prescott as a violent racist town. Columnists such as Alexandra Piacenza decrying “lethal injustices imposed on people of color” and “peaceful demonstrations” supporting Black Lives Matter apparently “hijacked” by a “loud minority” “brandishing guns.”
Regarding Hal Bray’s Oct. 6 letter, “Not in our city,” Mr. Bray, it seems to me that you had not bothered to try a conversation with any of the “protesters” at the courthouse plaza during the BLM demonstration.
This is a response to an Oct. 11 letter written by Carol Flinner. First, I appreciate your husband’s service. My son was in the Navy. Here are the facts about the implication that President Donald Trump said the military is for “suckers and losers.” This was written in a liberal magazine, The Atlantic, by an anonymous source who refused to say when or where he heard it.
This is a response to an Oct. 11 letter written by Carol Flinner. First, I appreciate your husband’s service. My son was in the Navy. Here are the facts about the implication that President Donald Trump said the military is for “suckers and losers.” This was written in a liberal magazine, The Atlantic, by an anonymous source who refused to say when or where he heard it.
As our political factions continue their polarizing vitriol, I can’t help but think, “What about the children? “ Scientifically proven, 90% of a child’s brain is cognitively formed by the age of 5.
I am writing in support of Jan Mallon’s letter of Sept.15, 2020 “Letters to the Editor” suggesting the County pause and reassess the location of the new jail. This jail is being built within a mile or less of six residential subdivision backyards of Prescott Lakes, Yavapai Hills, Cliff Rose, Savage Mountain, The Ranch at Prescott; and less than a half mile across the Parkway from the new Storm Ranch Subdivision.
After looking forward to Ron Barnes’ column every Sunday for about 30 years, we read his opinion piece Oct. 11 with sinking hearts. With a background in science and the humanities along with wit, and always with a light touch, he has enriched our lives with serious philosophical considerations and entertained us with everyday musings.
Unless you have endured an endless stream of mornings, dreading getting out of bed, knowing that nothing occurring in your life that day will give you any pleasure or relieve you of the constant pain, you can’t truly understand how clinical depression (also called “major”) can destroy a person.
Before people become outraged at the treatment BLM groups receive here or in any city they would do well to recognize it is impossible for most nonpartisan people to see the difference between BLM and any racist organization.
I heard a true story of disgust in our community back in August. Figuring my reaction was that of painful acknowledgement of today’s confusion, I ignored the wrong doing at the time. After all, what could I do about it?
I am a widow of a man who spent almost 25 years in the Navy — saw war, came up the ranks and passed away a little over four years ago. He retired at CWO-4 /E-9.
There has been a lot of news lately regarding mail-in voting and the potential for fraud and ballots not arriving in time to be counted.
In regard to the letter in your Sept.16 paper about President Trump’s current policy regarding not withholding Social Security and Medicare taxes until Jan. 1.
Regarding: 17-year-old arrested for allegedly brandishing gun at Cottonwood party.
Let me get this right. Alfredo Salvidar is reported to be driving erratically as speeds reaching 100 mph, he strikes another car, injuring a woman, tried to ram a police car and jumped a median continuing to try and get away from law enforcement.
Why are so many media and other institutions still using the concept of “race” in articles, questionnaires, polls, and other such formats?
Regarding: “What are the numbers behind Proposition 208?” (Sept. 16). This editorial refers to Proposition 208 as being only about public schools. Indeed, the title of “CHAPTER 10.1” in the proposition indicates such.
Almost daily I read angry letters from citizens who are directing that anger to the mayor, the city council and the supervisors. Apparently the voters feel the policies being instituted by these two political bodies are detrimental to the community.
I’m responding to the letter, “Helping People,” in the Sept. 16 edition of the Courier. The writer is wrong when she writes that the payroll tax deferment will not interfere with Social Security.
Interesting column from Rick Hartman. Yes, it is a two-way street between the general public and the police. But it is not equal in how the street is engineered. The job of the police is to maintain order and protect the public while adhering to society’s laws they are sworn to protect.
This letter is in response to the article The Daily Courier ran on Aug. 29 regarding the AmeriCorps food drive for local homeless veterans. The article called for the local residents to donate food to the Arizona Serve offices where the AmeriCorps program is housed at Prescott College.
There have been several letters to the Courier and other local news sites from Black Lives Matters supporters and protesters complaining about Prescott residents harassing them and being belligerent during the BLM protest in the Courthouse Plaza. This only demonstrates how ignorant and arrogant BLM protesters are.
As our Political factions continue their polarizing vitriol, I can’t help but think, “What about the children?“
I wonder if there is anything President Donald Trump could do that syndicated columnist Michael Reagan wouldn’t endorse.
The problem of race relations has been ongoing for 150 years or more, and it’s still prevalent today. This country needs an American who understands the problem and knows how to solve it.
The Daily Courier covered a Black Lives Matter demonstration at our town plaza. I hope I’m wrong, but the Courier’s coverage of this event sure seemed biased against our citizens.
Having lived in Prescott for just a year, I’m still learning what makes this town tick. But one perception I do have is that city and county public officials are more interested in economic development than the quality of life of their constituents.
Perhaps the letter writers extolling the virtues of BLM are unaware that Prescott College recently hired Adjunct Professor and Co-Founder of BLM who publicly admitted in a Washington Post interview, also covered by the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, that they “are ALL Marxist trained.”
I’m writing in regard to the recent headline story, ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits make their way into Prescott classrooms.
The events at the courthouse plaza on Saturday, Sept. 5, were disconcerting.
Courier Columnist Tom Cantlon has done it again. Stop with the conservatism bashing and just state your position. Liberals are Democrats and conservatives are Republican, so let’s be clear.
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First, let me say how proud I am to live in Prescott, a community that will not allow the violence and destruction going on in many other areas; how proud I am that our citizens will stand in front of businesses to prevent damage ...
The Saturday, Sept. 5, story, “Downtown Prescott ‘Black Lives Matter’ rally, counter rally provokes tempers but no violence,” quoted a couple ...
When I read that the Arizona State Health Department is asking citizens to spy and snitch on Arizona businesses and report any violations they see with regard to the state health guidelines for COVID, I am alarmed because I know the freedom of Americans is at stake.
As COVID continues to plague our nation, I am utterly disappointed by the responses of Prescott Valley Mayor Kell Palguta. Since the beginning of this pandemic he has refused to instill proper safety precautions on our community, which, as much as I love our community, seems to be sprawling with people refusing to take this virus seriously just the same.
I read with interest the letter by former Councilman Jim Lamerson objecting to the city’s gift of publicly owned land to certain restaurants.
The right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances was confronted by the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
I am an 82-year-old disabled veteran. I was at the Gail Gardner Way (super store) in Prescott on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 11:21 a.m. when I became the victim of a crime.
Last week I watched a news article about product prices coming down and they talked about why they went up in the first place.
The COVID-19 has been a major difficult and life-changing event in our lifetime and it is all the more so for over 11,000 Prescott area citizens who have hearing loss.
I was at the BLM rally on the plaza in Prescott on the 4th of September and I was appalled. I am not from California nor do I have a problem with that state. I am not a liberal, until four years ago I was a moderate independent.
I’m a newly retired teacher, and have lived in Prescott Valley for only two years, and moved here with my new husband. Sadly, just when my husband and I were getting to know neighbors, fellow bowlers, and other teachers, March 2020 decisions caused quarantines, social distancing, mask wearing and depressing news day in and day out.
We made friends with a couple almost immediately after we moved here some six years ago. We lean left, they are firmly right. ...
I am writing to express my sadness at the seeming inevitably of a destruction of the Granite Dells as we know it.
On Saturday, Aug. 29, I took my dog for a walk around the courthouse plaza while a rally was underway. Over a sound system I heard a man’s voice saying that Democrats are not Americans.
Thank you for running the Sept. 3 column by Ed McClelland, M.Ed. I appreciate his insight and clarity. Since he began writing that he is a black man, I must begin by saying that I am a very white man.
My family has resided in Prescott for over 40 years and I have witnessed with alarm the accelerating changes in the land use and development, as well as the effects of the pandemic.
It’s obvious that Courier Columnist Tom Cantlon is a Trump hater, but really?
Per your story published Aug. 12, Prescott Community Outreach Manager John Heiney suggests that the solution to the parking problem on North Cortez due to the “parklet” constructed outside the cafe there is simple.
Thanks to the Courier for printing the Stossel column of Friday, Sept. 4, letting us know there is a good alternative to the two terrible candidates fielded by the old parties. I am voting for Dr. Jo Jorgensen, the Libertarian candidate.
This is not a political statement. This is a question from a downtown business owner for over 20 years. Why was the protest on the courthouse plaza Sept. 4 as we welcomed the tourists arriving for the Labor Day Weekend?
Do we really NEED to build a new jail during these uncertain economic times? Major corporations, government entities and small businesses have all had to pivot and adjust to the current economic realities that COVID-19 has created.
When it comes to President Donald Trump’s income tax cuts, where are people getting their information? It does not interfere social security.
The Post Office is a necessary and constitutionally mandated service for all Americans. So, when the news broke that millions of dollars’ worth of sorting machines are being thrown into dumpsters and that corner mailboxes are being removed and hauled away, one would expect more of a reaction from the public.
Recently, a group of college students and Prescott residents organized a peaceful march on the courthouse square in support of Black Lives Matter. They carried signs and walked with purpose, wanting only to participate in a peaceful protest. There were no weapons visible and no threats were made by the BLM marchers.
For years I’ve been reading letters in The Daily Courier about how our teachers are so wonderful, dedicated, underpaid and “make the world a better place” according to Lori Dekker. Being a retired company president, I know that the bottom line is measured by results, not talk.
Thank you for a comprehensive article on the gathering in downtown Prescott. I was very happy that so many diverse groups could meet and no violence ensued.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.
I can’t believe the City of Prescott is even considering allowing the development of homes and resorts in the Granite Dells / Peavine Trail area.
The COVID relief grant fund not dedicated to local business?
I urge all public figures to refrain from demeaning others with abusive language.
I read with interest the article on the “Desert Fox” fugitive and the bravery exhibited by Ron Mayes the morning that his friend and colleague, Paul Marston, was killed in the line of duty.
Why don’t the police use lethal force against rioters and looters?
I’ve taken certain mistreatments from the public with a grain of salt for years.
First we have brown shirts running wild in some of our major cities under the guise of being “anti-Fascist,” setting fires, ...
If the NBA players who decided to stage a walkout over racial injustice really wanted to bring change to their communities, I have some suggestions.
As usual, the people who rant about racism and hate are hateful and racist in their rants.
During the Aug. 11 Prescott City Council meeting, Councilman Steve Sischka noted how well his business is doing during the pandemic.
I commend our Mayor for donating his salary for the “Save Our Bars” campaign; however, ...
Your decision to run the provocative letter from Joanie Clingan surprises.
Daily we are bombarded with bad news, angry opinions and divisive “stands.”
Until recently, I have received excellent service from the local post office.
Along with others, I’m becoming more aware of the shameful disparity in opportunity that exists between whites and people of color in our country.
Thank you for your Tuesday, Aug. 25, column “There is room on the political bridge for compromise.” Very wise and much needed at this time in our country.
t doesn’t take much to see what the Post Master General is doing is a planned obstruction of our voting process, all in an effort to delay election return outcome, and most likely create an increase in fraud.
I have been in favor of a new jail, so I have not paid much attention to it. However, a contractor friend has told me that they are being asked to bid on the jail even though it is only 40% designed.
A paid petition circulator urged my wife to sign his petition for an unnamed “independent” candidate for inclusion on the Arizona presidential ballot.
Kudos to the City of Prescott for allowing restaurants to extend outdoor seating into existing parking spaces. With its ideal year round weather and pedestrian friendly plaza and surrounding areas, Prescott is in a unique position to benefit from expanded outdoor social amenities.
My dad was a scientist. Working for a mid-size oil company, early in his career he applied the principles of scientific investigation and received a patent for his hydraulic fracking invention.
On Saturday, Aug. 8, I attended my granddaughter’s Prescott High School graduation. Our family, like all others, were very disappointed that a graduation ceremony was postponed or even canceled. However, the 2020 graduation walk-thru format and style was over the top.
There is no reason for students to be in crowded hallways. I was educated in a parochial school, the students didn’t change classrooms...
My family has resided in Prescott for over 40 years and I have witnessed with alarm the accelerating changes in the land use and development, as well as the effects of the pandemic.
RE: Brandishing weapons: Ok or not? Courier Columnist Ron Anderson wrote his Aug. 5 column with clarity, as he always does. His topic was the unlawful use of a weapon...
In regard to the Granite Dells AED development plans, I’m writing after watching the recent Zoom meeting with the Planning and Zoning Commission.
I was recently reminded of a quote by Cicero which goes “There exists a law, not written down anywhere, but inborn in our hearts, a law which comes to us not from theory but from practice, not by instruction but by natural intuition.
In response to the article titled: “See a COVID violation? Health departments want to know.” When I read that the Arizona State Health Department is asking citizens to spy and snitch on Arizona businesses and report any violations they see with regard to the State Health guidelines for COVID-19, I am alarmed because I know the freedom of Americans is at stake. American citizens do NOT work for the State as spies.
What can we do to stop this obvious flagrant violation of voting rights and processes? We have a “leader” who appointed a Postmaster General who is an avowed opponent of our USPS.
Michael Reagan has never been the swiftest steed in The Daily Courier opinion/column stable, and his column of July 21, again, proves the point.
Regarding the Chino Valley Review Aug. 19 article about the Town of Chino Valley receiving $1,420,731 of CARES Act funds, the Town Council decided during a study session to spend the entire amount on road repair.
I’ve been reading several letters and such claiming the BLM website has no programs to help the young or adults. I decided to check it out myself. It’s true.
I read Maria Lynam’s Aug. 23 letter to the editor. I want to take this opportunity to set the record straight with more information.
It will come as no surprise to anyone that we are a divided nation heading into the election season, and anger toward one another is the order of the day.
Regarding the Chino Valley Review Aug. 19, 2020, article about the Town of Chino Valley receiving $1,420,731 of CARES act funds, the Town Council decided during a study session to spend the entire amount on road repair.
Patricia Thomas (Aug. 19 letter) appears very concerned about the demise of Social Security due to a decrease in our payroll tax.
The charge that America is systemically racist is ridiculous! If this were true, we could not have had a black president and attorney general, senators, congressmen, governors, etc.
Tonight I noticed a woman sitting on the side of the road by my apartment. When I drove back I slowed down and asked if she needed help.
Forty years ago when I was a second lieutenant and a new Research and Development Engineer, I went into a technician’s workshop and up on the wall was a poster of a woman in a bikini advertising chainsaws.
Has the Forest Service abandoned Lynx Lake? Embarrassing! Weeds are taking over!
The Prescott Antique Auto Club would like to thank the following businesses that sponsored The Daily Courier ‘wrap’ about PAAC celebrating its 50th Anniversary as an active car club in Prescott.
Daily we are bombarded with bad news, angry opinions and divisive “stands.” Our country is facing a difficult time, when positive news and coming together is more important than ever.
It’s an uncomfortable time in America. The novel coronavirus, misjudged by our best health professionals until it had a foothold, spreads rapidly whenever we let our guard down.
I read with interest the Aug. 21 article on the “Desert Fox” fugitive and the bravery exhibited by Ron Mayes the morning that his friend and colleague, Paul Marston, was killed in the line of duty.
If I were a Prescott business owner impacted by the loss of revenue and/or increased operating expenses the result of COVID-19 I would be upset with the ideas put forth by City Manager Lamar on how to use the $5.1 million of CARES Act money the city recently received.
I just want to give a quick shout out to my doctor for going out of his way by keeping Mile 327 on Fain Road so neat and litter-free.
Regarding the Rants & Raves in the Courier, the person who wrote this should not be cherry-picking statistics to try and make a false point.
The Prescott mayor’s commission on well-being put a survey on the city’s website as part of its initial efforts to gain insight from the citizens.
Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 of the United States Constitution grants Congress all measures necessary to insure the safe, speedy, and prompt transit for the delivery of our residential mail.
At the heart of Save the Dells’ campaign is their proposal to save 500 acres of the Granite Dells as a part of a park/preserve to benefit taxpayers, residents, tourists, and wildlife, in return for Arizona Eco Development’s (AED) annexation into the City of Prescott, providing AED benefits of water, police, fire, schools, and more.
Death trap at Ruth and Whipple and justice for pedestrians and bikers...
We are presently in a position to answer this question as the city/county/ADOT/engineers are planning to re-envision Highway 69 as it leaves town for Prescott Valley.
Editor: Simply stated, one can say that President Trump’s sole virtue he admires is loyalty.
When I was five years old my mother caught me telling a lie, and stated the following: “Gretchen, what you have just done is told a lie. A lie is something that is not true, and you know that what you just told me is not true.”
Editor: It amazes me how easily misled people are with simple-minded fear tactics.
Kudos to Mr. Lichtenberger (Feb. 9 letter to the editor) for encouraging dog owners to leash their dogs to prevent harm to other dogs or humans.
I feel that I need to reply to Michael Shafer’s letter of Feb. 14 in which he refers to me as an active member of Prescott Indivisible, which he labels a “socialist Democrat local chapter of National Indivisible.”
I was glad to read that our schools are teaching civics as the importance of understanding our Constitution and the rights provided to each of us cannot be understated.
I have written precious few letters to the editor to any newspaper, but this circumstance called for a note of concern.
In 1980 Arizona passed a Water Management Act, which created five Active Management Areas (AMAs).
I would like to clear up a misconception about SB1224 and HB2898, the school voucher bills that send Arizona tax dollars out of state.
In response to Michael Shafer’s recent “Why Change” editorial, here’s why: Without progress there would still be slavery and women would not have the right to vote.
Editor: On Thursday morning, Feb. 6, my husband took a terrible fall, head first, in the parking lot.
Editor: I went to see the PCA production of “The Gin Game” and thoroughly enjoyed the play.
Prescott city officials seem unwilling to tell Prescott citizens what the impact of their proposed water policies will be on our water supply.
With his NPR interview (and the after-meeting with reporter Mary Louise Kelly), U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo continues to provide comparisons to J. Von Ribbentrop, a cabinet-level post of nearly 90 years ago.
Responding to the letter by Nancy Scharff regarding the PV flag issue. Firstly, Nancy Scharff, is an active member of Prescott Indivisible, a socialist Democrat local chapter of National Indivisible, whose slogan on their social media page is “Persist and Resist.”
Returning home around noon yesterday (Sunday), revealed a dead deer in the driveway.
I’m voicing concern over the rough shape of SR 69 that runs through Prescott Valley.
In an attempt to clear things up, I would like to address two letters to the editor on Feb. 1.
Gov. Brewer applauds what President Trump is doing on our southern border.
Editor: Shame On Prescott’s City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission.
After reading the letter by Martin Huff, “Animosity between the tribes,” the letter is again misstatements about President Clinton’s impeachment!
Having supported children’s agencies and homeless issues within Yavapai County and beyond for the past 10 years, I was appalled to read about the HOA story on Collin in the Courier!
In his Letter to the Editor published on Jan. 2, 2020, Randy Hayes interprets the Second Amendment in a way that directly contradicts decisions of the Supreme Court.
I am very disappointed that the Board of Supervisors would even consider adopting this gun sanctuary declaration.
The public evidence makes it clear that Trump conspired with Giuliani, Parnas and others for months to extort a smear campaign against the Bidens.
In her letter, Mavis Brauer contends that the movement to make Yavapai a sanctuary county is “divisive” and therefore should be abandoned.
People make decisions daily that reflect on their integrity.
Carla Lois’ recent letter talked about saving the Dells and the annexation of land owned by Arizona Eco Development (AED) into the City of Prescott. Her letter missed a number of key points.
Developers, City Council members and silk-suit water analysts are quite clever when trying to extract the taxpayers’ precious water supply.
The Board of Supervisors will vote on Wednesday to declare Yavapai County a Second Amendment Sanctuary County.
RE: Paul Messinger’s response, Jan. 25, to my Talk of the Town column Jan. 19. Paul, thanks for the promotion to Colonel.
The letter from Carolyn Dias, “Fly the flag,” epitomizes some of the main problems we face today: name-calling and lack of civility.
Of the many great tragedies of the Trump Administration, one that gets little publicity is his gutting of the Departments of Interior and Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, the BLM and the Endangered Species Act.
I’m certain that I’ll be condemned to the depths of hell for expressing my opposition to the 15-year-old being allowed to live in an age-restricted community.
Editor: I found the Opinion piece by Mavis Brauer, in Sunday’s paper to be amusing but a little unrealistic. I have lived in Yavapai County for the last 22 years and have found it to be pretty much what I moved here for: conservative.
As a former teacher, I applaud Superintendent Joe Howard’s Jan. 20 letter to the editor for recognizing and supporting the much-needed increase in funding for our well-deserving Prescott Unified School District teachers and support staff.
In response to Daniel Journell’s letter of Jan. 17, “Vote in favor of witnesses,” I would point out that the Constitution calls for the Senate to try the case brought to them by the House.
Editor: I read about the young man, 15, orphaned by the death of his mom and the suicide of this dad shortly after, who has come to Prescott to live in a senior citizen community with his grandparents who have also suffered this horrendous loss.
RE: Talk of the Town article, “Second Amendment Sanctuary status too divisive,” Jan. 19 by Mavis Brauer.
Ms. Susan Lanning complains that the food stamp program (SNAP) is being cut for the disabled; however, the new rule impacts only able-bodied adults between the ages of 18 and 49 without dependents.
I would like to weigh in on the discussion regarding the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The rights of American citizens must be protected. One of our most precious is the right to vote.
I keep hearing Donald Trump, Mitch O’Connell, Kevin McCarthy and other Republicans claim that the impeachment and upcoming Senate trial are all based on partisan politics, but all this is taking place in Washington DC where nearly everything is partisan.
Senators McSally and Sinema must tell McConnell to make this a fair impeachment trial.
Regarding the Letter to the Editor of Jan. 14 by Isabel Cerecedes referencing the flag code and the Prescott Valley resident flying the Trump flag.
I would like to thank Tim Wiederaenders for his mention of Outlaw Dirty Money in his Catchall column on Jan. 16, “Friday Catchall: Media, money at root of influence.”
I received a reply to a letter I sent to Sen. Martha McSally.
The killing of Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani is but a continuation of an armed struggle that haunts a large part of the world.
Regarding the issue of flying another flag underneath the American flag. Prescott Valley Mayor Kell Palguta supports the right to fly a Trump flag (or any other flag) underneath her American Flag. Here is the danger of that.
B Lynne’s Aug. 23 column of J. Fowler’s Aug. 14 column is a distortion of what was written.
I was amused with the Jan. 1 articles on the Second Amendment. It is a shame that we as a nation do not know how to look at a report and be able to properly analyze information and statistics.
Editor: Political advertisement banners are not about “Freedom of Speech.”
As we look at a new year and decade, I know I’m not alone in feeling the divisiveness and polarization exploding in our country.
Editor: Re: ‘No closet? No bedroom,’ Dec. 22, 2019. The City Council surprisingly struggles over the idea of giving rental properties a pass on the City Code (requiring a bedroom to have a built-in closet).
Making Yavapai County a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County on its face is inviting more trouble, and again misinterpreting what the 2nd Amendment actually says.
There is a misconception about common sense gun control. No one wants to take away people’s guns, but that is the war cry of gun owners and the NRA. One wonders what they are afraid of.
It’s difficult for me to grasp why the City Council would even consider taking any position other than “rejection” of plans to put a subdivision even closer than they already are to The Dells.
Editor: I oppose the first item on the Yavapai County board’s agenda — a proclamation in support of the Second Amendment.
Editor: The Board of Supervisors on Jan. 2 will consider a proclamation for the Second Amendment! Seriously? It is already in the Constitution, and this nonsense gets top of Sunday’s page 1; while at the bottom of page 1 is a story of gun violence labeled as a gun “accident.”
The Courier recently published a letter from a reader who was lying about a number of voter issues.
The Yavapai County Contactors Association (YCCA) was invited to participate at the Cash for College Scholarship Awareness Night held Dec. 2 at Yavapai College.
Editor: Love of country may take the form of showing respect for the flag and giving thanks for war vets. Patriotism is also being an informed voter.
Editor: I am sorry Mr. Compton that in your letter of Dec. 5, you express your belief that those who don’t share your love for the president hate him.
In his recent letter, Patrick Leyden misrepresents Christian faith.
I am a retired LAPD police officer, having given 29 years of service to that City.
After the snowstorm on Thanksgiving, I knew I had to shovel my driveway before the snow settled in so, despite my bad back, I went out to get started. While shoveling, I moved the wrong way and I knew I was going to pay for it later but continued on.
Editor: The Friends of Jersey Lilly Courthouse Christmas Lighting Fundraiser Committee extend our gratitude to the 150 businesses, organizations and individuals who donated items for our kickoff auction event and those 99 registered bidders who purchased everything offered.
Editor: Anyone who has lived in “Everybody’s Hometown” of Prescott for any length of time must realize that we have one of the most generous communities in the country.
Something to think about when driving those electric cars.
A few suggestions to the wonderful people of Prescott.
Editor: Well it happened again. Another elitist, Roger Fairfield, wrote a letter calling the vast majority of Trump supporters uneducated. Now, according to Roger, you are uneducated if you did not earn a college degree. Well, Steve Jobs did not earn a degree, nor did the founders of Home Depot. Many thousands upon thousands of people have done very well in their lives without a college degree. They have made excellent life decisions and led honorable lives.
Editor: Edward Blades, in his letter of Nov. 14 (Denied a Cat), seems to have misunderstood the full criteria of Miss Kitty’s Cat House regarding seniors adopting our cats or kittens.
In Nov 19 story about city launches study for runway extension it mentioned a $198,944 contract to study the extension.
Many citizens of this area, myself included, have made it a priority to save water. In fact, Prescott, through the library, has an official program to encourage this practice and the city has a great rebate program to reimburse for the cost of such things as rain barrels etc.
I would like to thank Brian Bergner for his Nov. 12 reasoned defense of DACA recipients. I am grateful for the important truths he told.
Prescott’s running out of water and our City Council is seriously considering selling vast amounts of it to the Arizona Eco Development Co. (AED) which is planning on building a huge resort plus 6,500-plus homes in our Granite Dells.
Wow! I was amazed at Tom Cantlon’s column prompted by my letter on cognitive memory issues and its effect on politics.
Editor: I recently used the newly painted biking lanes along the Gurley and Thumb Butte Roads towards the Thumb Butte parking lot.
Now, next up here in Prescott, we have potentially more transfers of the civic assets to developers outside the city limits.
As a history buff with a focus on World War II, I was recently pleased to discover Norman Ohler’s intriguing book “Blitzed:
One would think that our seniors would be a good match to adopt a cat whatever the cat’s age.
What is wrong with syndicated columnist Michael Reagan, has he completely lost it?
To the high school girl who recently fought off and escaped her kidnapper — the entire community is praying for you.
I am saddened by the direction some young people are taking in this country; despicable behavior when they disagree with another’s politics.
Editor: This year marked the 12th annual Prescott Area Artist Studio Tour. We wish to thank our many art supporters for their contributions, our talented area artists for their participation and donations of raffle items, and the public for your interest in attending our Gala Pre-Tour Reception at the Elks and visiting our Studios and Art Centers during the Tour to learn how we do our art.
Editor: In April of last year I wrote a letter to the DC giving some data about primary and secondary education spending in 2015 (the most current data available at that time). My letter used data published by the Census bureau that shows the amount of education spending in each state and it breaks out “Instructional” spending from total spending.
Editor: I would like to reference the article in Sunday, Oct 20 edition titled, “Farmworker Health is Community Effort in Arizona Town.”
Editor: During the first few days of our Marine Corps training, they would play a recording of “Reveille” for wake-up (5:30 a.m.), “Assembly” for breakfast, or “Taps” (10 p.m.) for lights out.
What are college athletes’ names and images worth? The answer is nothing until the college or university that they attend turns them into a “star.”
This Mexico horror is interesting, tragic beyond belief, and proof that gun control does not work.
The article about the new diagonal crosswalk at Montezuma and Gurley mentioned the installation of an “audible signal” to help with pedestrian safety.
Editor: Richard Slatin says he is writing his letter to the editor in response to the “current chaos in and around the impeachment process, poor decisions regarding troop recalls,” and other issues not explained.
Imagine only caring what happens to other people if they’re related to you.
Editor: Coming to ‘Everybody’s Hometown’ soon, thank you council: Private wells running dry in Pinal County.
Editor: The Prescott Antique Auto Club would like to thank the individuals and businesses of Prescott, and surrounding communities, who helped make our Watson Lake Show a success this year.
Editor: I am disappointed and even disgusted about the lies and hateful letters printed about Trump.
It is vitally important to me that Congress pass campaign finance reform legislation.
For those of us on our second and third wells, we don’t buy into the Prescott City Council’s contention that there is plenty of groundwater for the kind of growth now on the boards.
The two parties and the media have accomplished their goal.
Wow! I was amazed at Tom Canton’s column prompted by my letter on cognitive memory issues and its effect on politics.
The bureaucrats who govern the actions taken to deal with fires have gravely and dangerously decided in the most inept plan ever, to start killing people intentionally now by “prescribed” burns, then wait for nature to do the dirty work.
Editor: This letter is a reaction to “Registered sex offender arrested for allegedly kidnapping, sexually assaulting teenage girl in Prescott”
Editor: My family and I attended the Oct. 22, 2019, Town of Prescott Valley Public Works & Utilities Department Open House. A well-made presentation was made by Norm Davis, PE, about Prescott Valley road expansions; landscaping of Glassford Hill Road median; chip seal projects; future development, and how the town puts our tax dollars to good use.
It has become very tiresome to read the letters to the editor slamming the president of the United States.
Glory to God for using our President Donald Trump and the American military forces to bring justice to evil ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
I am voting “no” on the Franchise Agreement between APS and the town of Dewey-Humboldt. Why? Because APS is already getting more of our money than they deserve.
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Congressman Paul Gosar posted on his official Facebook page an impassioned cry about “Adam Schiff’s Soviet-style inquiry” in his “secret room.” The congressman went on to say that “Not ONE member from Arizona is allowed to enter ... “ His post came after Wednesday’s Republican impeachment protest.
I remember living through Richard Nixon’s impeachment inquiry and subsequent resignation. It took over 2 years to develop the facts. Once the truth was known about the Watergate break-in and obstruction of Congress, Republicans responded.
The City Council is proposing to approve a new policy of allocating water to new developments outside the City limits.
In response to the current chaos in and around the impeachment inquiry, poor decisions regarding troop recalls, and so much else coming from the Trump Administration; the silence from our Republican Party elected officials is deafening.
I want to thank council woman Billy Orr and City of Prescott traffic engineer Ian Mattingly.
On Monday Oct. 7, I awoke to a water-soaked garage due to a faulty hot water heater.
One of my main reasons for subscribing to the Daily Courier since we arrived in Prescott in 2002 is to keep up with community events.
I have lived in Prescott for 31 years and have never felt the need to write a letter to the Courier.
Editor: When I was a little girl and would complain to my grandmother that she gave my cousins more cookies than me she used to say, “The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Squeak louder.”
I would like to respond to Rodger Fairfield and all the other Trump haters who write in spewing hate.
Thank you Eric Moore for your Oct. 10 article listing concerns over the clear-cut development that is now occurring north of Prescott.
Editor: Much of what we see, hear or read is not true or accurate. But how are we to know what to believe?
Editor: Prescott residents welcome all to our wonderful place. We share our culture yet are protective of it. Prescott has an easy pace. You see it in the “howdy” to strangers at a store checkout. We take time to enjoy life easy. We leave early so we don’t have to rush to wherever we are headed. We take a passive approach to a comfortable life.
Editor: “Scramble Intersection” was anything more aptly named. An extended test period will not change the desired results.
Editor: The is a book I recommend that the city council read. It is called, “13 Ways to Kill Your Community.” From what I see, we have the first five reasons pretty much covered.
The Town of Dewey-Humboldt is going to have a vote on whether to enact a franchise agreement with APS. The reasoning is that Dewey-Humboldt is the only town in Arizona without one and the town needs the money.
Do you know anyone who takes Synthroid, Crestor, Lyrica or Januvia for fun? Neither do I. Medicine is for health care purposes, strictly dosed and prescribed. When people start thinking of medicine as “recreational,” you get the opioid crisis. What if OxyContin or fentanyl or other opioids were made legal for “recreation?”
Editor: Any law that allows such high interest rates or removes limits for interest rates across all types of loans is designed to enrich the banks and credit unions.
I’ve often wondered about Joe Guzzardi and his affiliation with the so-called Progressives for Immigration for Immigration Reform.
Our elected County leadership did two clever things by 1) dropping the word “jail” (and substituting “Criminal Justice Center”), and 2) by enacting the tax first to pay for it, rather than like last time asking taxpayers if we want a new jail.
Editor: On Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Courier’s “7 in 7,” noted a number of events that were scheduled to take place in the Prescott area the following weekend.
Editor: The Empty Bowls Event committee formed from the local Unitarian Universalist groups (GPUUC and PUUF) want to thank all those throughout the community who have made this such a successful event for the last 22 years.
Editor: I would like to thank the woman who witnessed my car being hit in the parking lot of Costco on Aug. 21.
Editor: I recently had back surgery and am experiencing a very painful recovery period. I also live alone, and it is extremely difficult to move around.
Editor: There once was a beautiful city about the size and population then that Prescott is now.
Editor: Recently we witnessed a children’s crusade that ended at the UN with a 16-year-old excoriating the body for “stealing” her youth. For dramatic effect, she sailed over to the U.S. on a yacht only to have her handlers fly a crew over from Europe to sail the yacht home.
Editor: The Daily Courier tells us that they get more letters than they can publish. They tell us that letters are considered on the basis of among other things, ingenuity, strength of argument, and clear writing.
Editor: I have never been a fan of Gov. Ducey but his rant against Judge Neil Wake (Ducey lashes out against federal judge) pushed him down a couple more notches in my opinion of him.
I admit I am a newcomer to the beautiful town of Prescott. We moved here for the same reasons most others do; the beauty of the area, the weather, the “hometown” feeling of this wonderful community, etc. Imagine my dismay upon learning of the impending construction of the new adult criminal justice facility on Prescott Lakes Parkway. All I can wonder is, “Why?”
Editor: Another option on whether to shut off the electricity in high heat, is for APS to step in to show they are publicly-oriented, and offer low interest loans towards solar panel installations to help customers and save our ecology.
RE: Prescott City Council DRAFT water policy changes Recently I visited the city’s website to read the proposed new water policies, citizen questions, and the city’s responses.
Kudos to Rep. Noel Campbell and Daily Courier Editorial Staff for promoting and supporting additional fuel tax revenues for Arizona roads and highway building and maintenance.
Editor: I am 80-plus years old. Back in the day when I went to school, we were taught history. You know, the earth is over one billion years old and there has been climate change from day one.
Editor: I’m a huge fan of Nigel Reynolds’ column. It has taken me to a lot of interesting places I would not have seen otherwise. His Prescott Circle Trail Guide gave me, a novice hiker at best, the confidence to go exploring on my own. I highly recommend those new to the area hike the Prescott Circle Trail. In addition to becoming familiar with the area, you will see the remnants of old ranches, gold mines, springs, wildlife and archeological sites.
I very rarely write to newspapers, but I wanted to be sure and thank you for including Prescott Indivisible’s Neighborhood Summit for Equity in the Prescott Courier’s highlighting of events scheduled for Sept. 20 and 22.
I have lived in Prescott for 16+ years and have read all the articles on the available water to support the apparent out-of-control building that is taking place.
I guess I was naive when I first read that the Prescott City Council was exploring ways to get water to areas outside the city limits.
Editor: Prescott’s government knows its aquifer is in a severe overdraft condition and that its wells have been declining for years.
Editor: Water is scarce – scarcer yet with each new development within the city limits.
Editor: Many people wonder why anyone still supports Trump after three years of daily scandal, corruption, lies, cover up, ineptitude, crudity; and now treason.
Editor: I have to add two thoughts to recent Courier articles. First, nothing that breathes should be left alone in a car in any weather.
Editor: In response to Bozo MacGinty’s letter of Sept. 26: Mr. MacGinty is hanging on to the miniscule percentage of climate scientists who doubt that climate change is partly driven by human activity.
Editor:Regarding the article in the Courier, “City of Tucson could lose $100M if it becomes sanctuary city.”
Editor: In a letter to the editor on Sept. 19, the writer stated that President Trump is destroying the quality of life and liberty their children deserve.
Editor: I resent the implication that any American wanting secure borders is guilty of killing someone in a foreign nation, “The bloody truth about U.S. Immigration policy” (Sept. 2).
Editor: I commend Gerald Stricklin for the Talk of the Town column of Sept. 4. Mr. Stricklin correctly points out that the “special interest group” that made its voice heard in Prescott last month is we the voters.
Editor: As the state has performed one recently, it reminded me of the recent “Rant” in the Courier regarding the use of fentanyl instead of the clearly inefficient cocktail that has demonstrated “cruel and unusual punishment.”
Editor: RE: New water policies, Daily Courier, Sept. 11, 2019. The new policies depend on “paper water.” What? “ADWR.” Who?
Jim Kilbourne (letter, Aug. 22) tells us that he does not “understand the hatred those on the far left have for our president.”
On August 23, you published Mr. Jim Kilbourne’s letter, with his objections to what he sees as hate directed at President Trump.
I am a 91-year-old native born Arizonian and have literally walked, hunted, fished and explored most of Arizona — including the bottom and river of the Grand Canyon. I have great difficulty in seeing the Arizona I grew up with covered with asphalt, concrete and condominiums — but, that is what many call “progress.”
Re: “Politics and our border problems” letter by Tom Steele. The immigration issue, including asylum seekers is a multi-faceted issue, there are no easy answers.
RE: Al Gibbons Opinion on 9/4/19 I don’t believe Mr. Gibbons is speaking for all the citizens of the Town of Chino Valley.
When we moved here in 2009, growth in the tri-city area had almost come to a standstill due to the economic downturn.
I was just reading Danny Tyree’s article on languages that are becoming extinct. (6,500) not counting dialects. In my humble opinion, this is a good thing.
I enjoyed Senior News Editor Tim Wiederaenders’ column about the meter reader in his yard. Here’s my story. In the ’70s, I was in the Air Force in Clovis, New Mexico. I worked nights, and was a day sleeper.
The new detention facility is coming, the citizens did not really get a vote, but are expected to pay higher taxes.
Alexandra Piacenza (Where Is Robin Hood, 7/28/2019) completely ignores that the proposed change to the food stamp (SNAP) program is to close a loophole created by the previous administration that allowed states to significantly exceed federal asset and income thresholds and dole out $2.5 billion annually of taxpayers’ money that recipients would not otherwise be entitled to.
As a relatively new resident, I’ve watched the ‘Save-the-Dells’ issue with interest.
The USA is a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy, protecting for all citizens certain inalienable rights.
I am a frequent driver on Willow Creek Road, a curving road which some drivers evidently drive with little confidence that they can successfully negotiate the route within the confines of the established lanes.
Concerning recent articles and letters about wrong way drivers: I drive back-and-forth frequently to the Phoenix area.
It is with shaking hand and tear-streaked face that I write in response to Michael Reagan’s recent column. It was a harrowing account ...
Recent radio and television ads regarding surprise medical bills is an important matter that deserves our attention. These ads tell us that after emergency visits, surprise medical bills are turning up ...
A reader wrote in preaching love, “Something that truly amazes me is the time people waste in our community holding signs supporting our president or hating him.” This misses the point entirely.
Editor: A large group from my neighborhood attended a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting months ago to voice our strong disagreement to a new proposed development here. We spoke of how increased traffic would affect Bradshaw Drive, already a dangerous steep and winding road. We spoke of the character of our neighborhood, the homes and natural ambience.
Editor: We moved here in large part because of the outdoor recreational opportunities in Prescott. The Granite Dells and its two lakes are the city’s centerpieces of outdoor activities and are, to a large degree, Prescott’s trademark.
Editor, Jerry Fowler’s Aug. 14 idea that there is income inequality because white men have more intellect and ambition than women or people of color is sexist, racist and simply not true.
Editor: How many deaths? How much grieving can this country bear? Will Congress remain tone deaf to the will of the American people?
Editor: This is regarding Stanley C. Brown’s letter on Aug. 15 titled “Separation From Parents.” Mr. Brown says being separated from his parents for an hour at a fair in 1932 left a “life long dark spot on my psyche.” So he thinks President Trump should be charged with child abuse for separating children from their parents at the border.
In response to Larry Wonderling’s questions he posed on Aug. 6 in a letter to the editor, “Remarkably Accurate,” why do we still need the Electoral College?
Recently, my wife and I attended a lecture by Scott Kelly, an astronaut who lived 340 days aboard the Space Station. To assess potential aging effects of space travel, his telomeres were measured pre/post mission.
Editor: While I don’t condone it, I can understand it under certain conditions. I grew up at the tail end of WWII and saw a lot of hatred. Many of those in Europe lost not only husbands, wives, children and loved ones, many of them lost their homes, their businesses, property and everything they owned due to the rise of the Nazi Party.
Editor: I appreciate and applaud your coverage of the local school programs that engage the children and promote positive social interaction.
Editor: I always enjoy Senior News Editor Tim Wiederaenders’ Friday Catchall columns, but last Friday (Aug. 16) he dropped in a little nugget that needs comment.
Editor: I wonder how many people have read about oceans and distant lands that are weighted down with plastics and other types of human trash.
Hal Cohen’s Aug. 1 letter on Ronald Reagan’s position on immigration is confusing because he (purposely?) omitted the terms illegal and legal. Reagan was a proponent of LEGAL immigration and an opponent of ILLEGAL immigration. At the time, he was joined in his hatred of illegal immigration by one of his contemporaries, Caesar Chavez.
Editor: Robin Hood to the Rescue? The US Dept. of Agriculture proposed closing a loophole that has allowed states to make participants receiving TANF, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, automatically eligible to participate in SNAP, the food stamp program. Source: Wash press release Jul. 23, 2019.
I think it would be a great idea if the one of our local law enforcement agencies (YCSO, PPD, PVPD) had a “Safe Internet Exchange Zone” in their parking lot so people selling items privately, like on Craigslist, could feel safe when meeting people they don’t know to sell their items.
When I was five-years-old, I became separated from my parents in a large crowd at the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago. I was terribly frightened; I cried desperately looking for them and was found by a uniformed guard who took me to a central place.
Editor: Economic inequality in America is real. In fact, studies show that it’s a good deal greater here than in any other industrialized country, and has been increasing since the 1970s. As we all know, big money translates into big power. We have a regressive tax system that aids mainly the rich and very low spending on federal assistance programs.
The radical Democrat progressives and media are trying to slander me with false labeling.
Editor: RE: Gruden, Fitzgerald, work to build grassroots sports in Daily Courier article: https://www.dcourier.com/news/2019/jul/19/gruden-fitzgerald-morgan-work-build-grass-roots-sp/ What’s really sad is that kids—and their parents—today expect sports and games to be organized and arranged for them, by adults.
Unbelievably the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Nike have done something dumber and more politically correct than the Democratic candidates for president in their first debate.
I am a 91-year-old native born Arizonan and have literally walked, hunted, fished and explored most of Arizona — including the bottom and river of the Grand Canyon. I have great difficulty in seeing the Arizona I grew up with covered with asphalt, concrete and condominiums — but, that is what many call “progress.”
There are so many things to like about our town of Prescott where I have been fortunate to reside for the last 20 years. I love the small-town feel, the friendly residents, its rich history reflected in the architecture, and especially all the beautiful open space with gorgeous views of forest, mountains, lakes and, of course, the unique beauty of the DELLS.
My congratulations to Pam Gordon for her July 5 wonderfully pragmatic, clearly rational approach to Prescient Trump’s “Autocratic”/Narcissistic behavior in “running our country.”
This comment can easily be expanded beyond the recent shooting death of at least 20 people in El Paso, Texas. Every day and in all our endeavors, we should keep in mind that “thoughts and prayers are not enough.”
After this weekend, I wonder how many Republicans in Prescott are Reagan Republicans.
As noted in prior letters to the editor, annexation of AED’s property in the Dells by the City must occur before any development plan is approved.
In response to Judy Bluhm’s article in the June 24 edition of The Daily Courier titled “Summer travel season is here. Is flying more terrifying that ever?” I would like to comment.
The recent Democratic candidate debates were very enlightening. First, it was obvious that the Democratic Party has shifted so far left that even Barack Obama would not be considered a viable candidate in today’s Democrat Party.
A recent poll showed most Americans don’t even know what Medicare for All is.
The Central Arizona Project was a colossal, expensive mistake. There will never be enough water in the Colorado River to supply the fresh water needs of the Western States and American Indian Tribes.
I want to thank Councilman Phil Goode for his vote and truthful commentary regarding the Granite Dells Estates changes.
I am the fifth generation of my family to live in Prescott.
Spoiler Alert: For those ostriches wishing to remain with heads in the sand -- this is another citizen complaint about AED and the Dells.
The Dells hold many memories of both my childhood and my adult life. Like many Prescott natives, I spent summer days as a child enjoying picnics on the rocks and playing in the grass at Heritage Park.
The solution to “the border issues” should reflect our country’s history of approaching issues in humanitarian ways/means rather than political slice/dice.
Editor: Reference all the photos of the vehicle crashes, too often tragic, that seem to happen daily in the quad-city area.
Our city officials seem obsessed with growth. I get it, Prescott has a huge PSPRS unfunded liability and in the short term growth generates new revenue in the form of permit fees and utility fees. New residents mean more property tax and new customers for local businesses, which turn further increases tax revenue. Sadly, this bump is short-lived.
I would rather be barefoot than wear Nike shoes. I thought hiring Colin Kaepernick as a sponsor was a slap in the face to all Americans, but the latest is a downright disgrace.
I’ve lived in this area for five years, and the parking quagmire during events perplexes me. The primary complaint about attending downtown events is people don’t want to struggle to find parking.
Wayne Compton claims that “psychologists say” that liberals are overly emotional, illogical, irresponsible self-proclaimed victims who cannot relate to our “strong take-charge, tough, get-the-job-done president who takes responsibility for everything.”
After reading Tom Cantlon’s recent column “Valuing Dells Negotiations,” I am incredulous. If the Prescott City Council is unable to grasp, or as Mr. Cantlon states “their focus is off target” in terms of understanding the aesthetic value the Dells brings to the City, we are doomed.
Despite the best efforts of Save the Dells, we all know that the AED Dells development is a done deal.
I received an email this morning from a concerned Prescott citizen regarding development in the Granite Dells area.
Daily I witness or read about unsafe drivers and vehicular accidents in the Quad Cities. Many of these are caused by drivers who choose not to pay attention to their surroundings or traffic laws.
Thanks to all who support saving Granite Dells. We are so fortunate to have this beautiful gem in our midst.
The rant quoting Pope Francis that “clergy sex abuse not to be reported to police” missed or excluded paragraph seven in the article from the May 11 issue that states for the first time clergy must obey civil reporting requirements where they live and their obligation to report to the church in no way interferes with that.
After almost two years and millions of dollars spent on Robert Mueller’s investigation, the verdict wasn’t what the Democrats expected. They’re not happy and now are attacking Attorney General Robert Barr.
The letter from a Dewey resident implying climate change is a communist hoax may seem amusing, but what it shows is how many Americans have succumbed to political manipulation rather than embracing evidence, facts and scientific inquiry.
A new word has appeared in international news lately — de-dollarization. It refers to the process whereby foreign countries, especially Russia and China, stop using U.S. dollars in their trade.
In Darrell King’s May 10 letter, “Be civilized,” he calls out Tom Cantlon, implying that Tom may have said Trump is not my president.
In 1992, the United Nation’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its report suggesting a future requiring international intervention to avoid catastrophic temperature increases....
In regards to the lack of gas situation in Pine lakes subdivision, it is worse than indicated. Not only did the resident loose gas to their homes this month, but water was contaminated and had to be boiled. How do you boil water if your stove is gas. Brushing teeth could be a problem.
AZ ECO Builders have submitted its plan for the destruction of the Dells. It includes taking credit for land already set aside by city purchase, which in itself is an indicator of the lack of integrity of that organization.
I’m thinking of Howard Fischer’s article on how Gov. Ducey won’t back eliminating the parents’ personal belief exemptions from vaccination for their children.
Seven years in and I still am happy to be in Yavapai County. I attended the first ever Volunteer Celebration for Tutors and their Students at our Prescott Valley Public Library this morning. Delicious lunch, warm testimonials from tutors and students alike.
I was not surprised to read in the Courier (“Ducey won’t back ending vaccination exemption,” May 18) that Gov. Ducey used the concept of choice to endanger our children.
There is no such thing as a free lunch, or free library, or free anything.
When we first visited Prescott in 2009, my husband and I rode our bicycles on the Peavine and Iron King trails.
The efforts of the mendacious Mr. Barr to expunge evidence of Trump’s crimes from the partially released Mueller report were superfluous. Irrefutable evidence that Putin conspired with Trump to install him as president already existed in the public record and is amply confirmed even in the redacted version of Mueller’s Volume I.
In response to Michael Shannon’s “Pastor Pete delivers another homily” column of April 27, 2019, it is a hatchet-job full of fundamentalist Christian hate and name-calling.
The science is overwhelming. Climate change is real and poses a grave threat to human life on earth.
In Ron Fiedler’s recent letter about Save the Dells, he expressed concern that Arizona Eco Development’s property rights were being unduly limited by a citizens’ cause.
Thank you, Town of Chino Valley Road Department for cleaning our sidewalks along Highway 89.
“Home town” no more? Our family retired here 13 years ago having experienced the Prescott of 30 years ago.
We were so grateful to learn that Rocco Giordano of Prescott Valley received his new kidney just weeks after his need for a transplant was shared in an article published in the March 9, 2019, issue of The Daily Courier!
When I listen to a piece of music or reread a loved book, I am often amazed at how new it feels, it has touched a new depth, revealed a new meaning, and I can live into this new insight, inhabit eternity in this moment.
After seeing the Courier’s recent Lynx fire coverage, I hope the fire management locally will be very proactive to use large water tanker planes early in wilderness fires.
The town of Chino Valley is coming up on the date to vote on whether or not we as a town want to raise our property taxes for the purpose of fixing our roads and buying water companies.
With the advent of spring, we think of budding trees, emerging flowers, and the wondrous birth of lambs, bunnies, and human babies.
Editor: Tom Cantlon’s column, “We must be able to teach each other civility,” is either a poor listener or he is attempting to obscure Omar’s comment about 911 attack.
Editor: The driving standards and the lack of traffic enforcement makes for dangerous conditions in the Prescott area.
Trump supporters regularly write to the Courier complaining that his detractors “hate” him.
I get a big kick out of the “Lip Service” provided by the legal eagles in Yavapai County.
Politicians love to embrace the Constitution, hold it high, and swear to defend it to the death. Until it becomes inconvenient.
At the City Council meeting that had “Save the Dells” on its agenda. Councilmen Steve Blair gave a summary of all the things the city did to purchase open spaces.
While the Arizona Legislature is considering ethical guidelines for lawmakers prior to their election, it would do well to also consider adding guidelines for the behavior of already elected officials who exceed the boundaries of acceptable and ethical behavior by their punitive actions.
It seems to me that those who know Prescott, including its history, feel that the Dells must be preserved. Shopping at various locations throughout the Prescott area, I overhear fellow shoppers talking about the Dells and how important they are to the City of Prescott.
On page 8A of the Courier on March 28, 2019, we read that Republicans want to strip the word “permanent” from the Permanent Early Voting List laws (also see Senate Bill 1188).
I was present at a conversation recently where someone asked why so many people in Prescott hate developers. The person doing the asking is one of those who supports runaway development at all costs.
We have reached an important stage in our town’s history where our council has evidently disagreed with aspects of Arizona Eco Development’s (A.E.D) intentions and its proposed plan for annexation in the Granite Dells.
I don’t know where this thank you note fits into your paper, but there is a gallantry about the fellows in this town that is appreciated by many.
The recent Interfaith Celebration of Thanks was a very inspiring and moving experience. It was beautiful to see so many people from differing expressions of faith coming together for an evening to express thanks for the many blessings we all have.
Michael Cohen’s testimony last Tuesday was presented to us as though we were watching two opposite universes.
The current human assault on our planet is unprecedented in geologic history.
I think many of us on both sides of the issues are concerned about our president being capable of holding this office and whether or not he is of sound mind.
How do we determine what is an emergency? Do we base it on current facts or future predictions?
In Feb. 2015 the DC did an article about rebuilding the 1929 Overland Bridge (near VA cemetery) because it was, and still is, unsafe.
Remember when President Reagan said: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down that wall.”
The Dells and the water that surrounds them is an asset owned by Prescott folks.
Re: Prescott firefighters trek several miles to help injured hiker; Dec. 18 The Daily Courier recently reported on my rescue from the Salida Gulch trail after falling and being unable to walk.
Thank you for your concern for our well-being, your application of needed muscle and your direction on how to proceed.
Though I’ve attended several fine performances of Handel’s Messiah in the Prescott community during my 20 years here, this last time around was—well, Wow.
The Yavapai County Education Service Agency (YCESA) was fortunate to be part of a partnership led by Steve Schmidt of the Prescott Noon Lions Club in distributing 58 huge boxes of coats (boys and girls, size 4 to 10+) to 16 school districts and charter schools throughout Yavapai County.
I have read a lot about the ECO annexation proposal and what it will cost everyone.
Twice in the past few days, I witnessed something I thought was unfortunate — young people being chastised for referring to adults as “ma’am” and “sir”.
I commend you for the two political cartoons in today’s (Jan. 12, 2019) edition of The Daily Courier.
We have hiked, rock climbed and enjoyed just being in the truly majestic and unique rock formations of the Dells.
If you love nature and its wildlife, we hope that you will be as outraged about the information we are about to provide you with. Have you ever heard of Santa Slay coyote tournament?
I took exception to the recent article by John Micek about illegal immigration and the border. He blamed the president for stating some facts about crimes committed by illegals in this country.
About our universal water issues in this county and state, I would like the Courier reporters to validate what I have observed and not got response. Our water quality results were mailed to us in the past (we are 14-year homeowners).
Refugees have a legal right to seek amnesty in the U.S. That is the law.
Last weekend, while waiting at Denver International Airport for my return flight to Prescott, I sat across the aisle from a “30-something” year-old Nebraska couple and a Colorado student whom I guessed to be about 20 years old.
“4 No More Deaths volunteers found guilty,” shouted the recent Courier headline.
After it was reported that the FBI is investigating President Trump’s private meetings with Vladimir Putin, I began to have some questions myself about such meetings.
I’m shaking my head reading Paul Messinger’s letter, “Doing more for our country.” He touts what he believes are President Trump’s accomplishments, only one of which is true.
Prescott is literally at a crossroad of history. Will we save the iconic irreplaceable beauty of the Granite Dells?
Kudos to Larry Fitzgerald for re-signing with the Arizona Cardinals.
This is my first letter to the editor. I attended the Women’s March On event Saturday (Jan. 19) at the Prescott Courthouse Square.
The same day the editorial “gun control talk is back” was published in the Courier, an article by Matthew Daly of the AP titled “Dems to push gun control on anniversary of Giffords shooting” was also published.
I am sure many of you will agree with me that the dog park we have in Chino Valley is not the best, but it is all we have.
While Trump was president, the Republicans had control of both the House and the Senate, and they did not fund the Border Wall. Not for two years.
Since all members of the federal government take an oath at joining the Congress, Executive, and Judicial Branch to protect the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
On the online version of the Courier (1/16/19) there are headline articles about a total of eight “white” people sentenced for various drug violations, kidnapping a 14-year-old male, a parole violation warrant, unlawful flight and endangerment charges and then one Hispanic man sentenced for murder (it was not mentioned if he was a permanent resident or not so I have to assume he is).
There are two issues that jump out in today’s headline articles. One is the plight of the Indians and services on the reservations.
In the Tuesday, Nov. 20 edition, you published two articles about people and guns. One was an actual event with a gun in front of Sprouts.
Our local small businesses donate more than twice as much per sales dollar to local nonprofits, community events and sports teams compared to big businesses.
Thanks beyond words to you who assisted and witnessed the auto vs. pedestrian (me) incident which occurred in the Prescott Valley Safeway parking lot at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13
Thanks so much to the two strong working men who pushed our small pickup up the grade on Pioneer Parkway about 9:30 Monday morning (Dec. 31), otherwise we’d still be stranded now at noon with all the others having difficulty.
To our elected representatives, we ask that you inform the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of your opposition to the closed-loop pumped storage hydro power storage plant proposed by ITC Holdings for a site near Seligman, Project 14859-000.
I’d just like to state my take on David Stringer: The man was elected a few months ago by a respectable margin.
Beautiful snow storm on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Grateful to bring husband home from the hospital, grateful for the care at YRMC.
Mom and Dad were born and grew up here in Prescott. Although they were displaced for a time in the Northeast, where I, my brother, and sister were born, they yearned to return to their hometown.
What is the difference between congressional spending our taxpayer dollars for the study of the “mating habits of the Tietze fly” and the non-partisan Congress?
In this week’s (Dec. 12) Chino Valley Review, the suggestion was made that a tax raise might be in our future.
I am wondering what political aspirations (Prescott) Mayor Mengarelli has in mind for his future.
My husband and I attended the Prescott Valley Town Council meeting on Thursday, Nov. 6. There were many people in attendance who spoke in opposition to the request for a zoning change and planned expansion of Pronghorn Ranch.
Thank you, David Stringer, for your courage to stand up to the facts regarding our sacred illegal immigrants.
I find the accusation that Rep. David Stringer is racist to be totally absurd.
The Thursday, Dec. 20, edition of The Daily Courier featured a front page article headlined “Hate letter to NAACP escalates race tensions.”
It seems that the Prescott City Council is intent on delivering to persons and groups from outside the quad-city area.
Should we care that we live under threat of annihilation?
I find it interesting that all these people are now blasting David Stringer for his comments.
In regard to the Courier’s Dec. 4 front page article about the Kirkland Mine, quoting Rem Hawes: “If you were going to have a mine in your backyard, this is the one you want.”
Someone who believes that a person with a darker skin doesn’t fit in is someone who looks at a human being and sees skin color as a defining factor.
What are Republican leaders really good at? Creating fear. And they’ve done that with Nancy Pelosi, trying to oust her as House Speaker.
I wish Prescott City Council Members (Mayor Greg Mengarelli, Billie Orr, Steve Blair, Phil Goode, James Lamerson, Alexa Scholl, Steve Sischka, and City Attorney Jon Paladini and City Attorney) would be as engaged and interested in protecting the City Prescott from over development ... especially when you consider the water issue which we face.
It’s simple, save the Dells, save Prescott’s history and Western culture.
I would like to respond to Bob Lynne’s letter. According to him, President Trump and his administration are anti-American, homophobic, anti-civil rights and anti-education.
I don’t always agree with what Tim Wiederaender has to say, but he hit the nail on the head when addressing the hoopla over David Stringer’s comments.
For the second time in a year, Rep. David Stringer has made headlines with his remarks on race and immigration.
Wow! $32 more to register my 10-year-old car, $10 more per month to register the space that my home sits on.
Ill-advised zoning Editor: My husband, Bard Schatzman, and I relocated to Pronghorn Ranch this May from the Chicago suburb of Woodridge, where I served on the Plan Commission for over nine years.
Open space? Editor: Many thanks to the Goddess of Elections. She heard the prayers of Discouraged Democrats, Reasonable Republicans and Irritated Independents regarding the now-infamous midterm elections.
Recent outrage in conservative media has focused on a nasty custody fight over a 6-year-old Texan called James by his father and Luna by his mother.
The story by Max Efrein in The Daily Courier was informational and gave good information about “spotting an overdose” and administering the lifesaving drug naloxone.
The fossil fuel column by Peter Roff on Tuesday, Nov. 27, reeled off lots of nonsense about energy independence and infrastructure.
RE: Tom Purcell’s column regarding concierge doctors Thank you for sharing your insights and experiences on trying to find affordable health care.
The story Sunday, Nov. 25, on page 10A titled “Should people living at the county’s outskirts pay more in permit fees?” should really be titled “The county is spending more money to provide building services than it takes in in service fees. ..."
With an exodus of migrants headed towards The United States we have an opportunity to challenge the ways our borders are used to separate instead of welcome.
Over the nearly seven decades of my life, I have been fortunate enough to have experienced much of the glorious scenery of our Southwestern states on foot with either a daypack or backpack for multi-day explorations.
Regarding Mr. Israel’s letter (Nov. 9) about the Hotshots Challenge coins. Challenge coins have been around since the Roman Empire.
I want to congratulate the Daily Courier for the great Veterans Tribute that you published on Nov. 11, 2018!
We couldn’t agree more with Rob Esson’s “Talk of the Town,” headlined “Here’s why we oppose a multi-family rezone at Pronghorn Ranch.”
On Thursday, I had three errands: at Lowes, the Library, and Walmart.
I have to agree with letter writer Hadley Mills’ criticism of Dick Polman, but for a slightly different reason. Polman is dishonest.
In regard to widening Highway 89 through the Dells, thank you for Cindy Barks’ excellent description of the problem we face.
Jim Lamerson is very concerned with the rights of private property owners. He states they have the right to negotiate with public bodies. The public bodies (us the taxpayers) have the right to NOT negotiate.
In Sunday’s article about ERAU’s women’s soccer team’s exciting overtime victory, the writer described the team as “presumably left for dead.”
A very sincere thank you for the opportunity to share the story of my service in the U.S. Military, along with other equally deserving veterans.
Thanks, Hal Cohen, for your Amend. 14 letter. I love the Constitution and when mentioned, like to research it.
The results of the mid-term elections have defined the differences between Democrats and Republicans.
With the recent California killings, some blame guns. Some blame the police, PET (Psychiatric Emergency Team), or the military.
While President Trump is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a non-violent Thanksgiving observance.
Once again our leader disgraced military families by not attending the ceremonies in France with a flimsy excuse about the rain.
With the recent California killings, some blame guns. Some blame the police, PET (Psychiatric Emergency Team), or the military.
Our educational system wages lengthy campaigns to garner support for various school funding, although I have not met anyone, including seniors, who doesn’t wholeheartedly agree with the need. Lately, however, I am noticing a disturbing trend.
I was a “Corporate Gypsy,” residing in 5 states over 30 years. I pursued the American Dream, reaching the pinnacle of my career as CEO of a fairly large division (five brands) in a Fortune 500 Corporation. The 95-year-old company lost its compass (like GE today) and ultimately liquidated all assets by 2001.
The front page article “Turnout of young voter’s jumps” last week raises some interesting questions.
Setting the record straight: Lie No. 1: Reagan claims that Democrats have a monopoly on hate. The pipe bombs, the attacks on a Jewish Synagogue and the recent attacks and threats against our Senator Flake.
I understand that Washington, Oregon and Colorado have gone to 100 percent voting by mail.
Who is the Constitutional Conservative now? Do we just rewrite the Constitution or do we agree with the actual text as written and the interpretation that it has been given all of its history?
Simple low cost civil and safe solution to the caravan.
With Christmas less than two months away, the Marine Reserve Toys for Tots through the Marine Corps League is busy preparing toy donation boxes to be delivered to businesses and stores throughout the Prescott Quad City area.
Over the past year, it seems nearly everyone in the Prescott area has written to the Courier complaining about the Deep Well Ranch fiasco, destruction of the Dells, faked up water availability, traffic, antelope and other habitat destruction, and over-development in general.
The day after the 1960 presidential election, I saw a man wearing a sign, “I voted for Nixon” pushing another man in a wheelbarrow. He had an “I voted for Kennedy” sign. Both were laughing.
The world is losing its mind! How long before no one trusts anyone else?
I have seen several letters recently about how well the stock market did during the Obama years. The readers use his dates in office for these. That is not the correct way to show how well the stock market does.
After visiting the Dells last Saturday (Oct. 20) and seeing, first hand, the impact that the AED proposed development will have on the Peavine and Iron King trails and the surrounding landscape, I feel utterly dismayed and concerned.
This is to all those moving to Arizona from your high cost of living and high tax states, i.e.: California, the Northeast and East Coast.
Regarding Susan Lanning’s letter on Oct. 8. Can you please be specific on which Republicans you have heard calling Social Security, Medicare, National Parks, U.S. Postal service and Infrastructure Construction/Building, socialism?
In a column by Ron Barnes on Sept. 30, he posted a favorite piece of mine entitled “Desiderata.”
The Wil Williams column regarding classical music was a pathetic attempt at humor that failed on all fronts. If he was trying to amuse or be controversial, he only succeeded in making himself out to be a cretin.
Regarding Wayne Savoie’s letter, in one respect, President Trump is a genius because he has the ability to shift the focus on women who have been sexually assaulted to men who fear being accused of sexual assault and assert that men are the real victims.
On Jan. 20, 2009, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 7,949.09 — the lowest on an Inauguration Day.
This letter is in response to the article “Congress Heads Toward Postelection Fight Over Border Wall.”
A recent column by Steve Pierce claims “California energy rates are 50 percent higher than Arizona.”
I applaud Susan Lanning’s defense of our civilized country in her Oct. 8 letter, “A Real Community.”
Mr. Fowler’s letter “Splitting Economic Hairs” is yet another partisan version of the facts.
As I see it regarding the water availability issue and growth.
Does anyone else but me consider getting our property tax bill due October 1 on October 1 unacceptable and insulting?
I’d like to respond to a column by Wil Williams regarding his rant on classical music.
It is extremely difficult for me to believe that anyone would be against banning cellphone use while driving. This includes government, politicians, and individuals. It seems like a no-brainer!
Referring to the column by Mr. Williams on classical music, I really thought it was a joke. But as I read it I realized he was serious.
Okay, who’s in favor of it? Social Security? Anyone ready to give up their Social Security? I mean, anyone but very wealthy people? What about Medicare? Are those who have it, glad they do?
The Kavanaugh hearing and the disrespect shown to the accusers by the “president” and the republican senators has finally burst a dam of suppressed anger that has kept many women silent for decades.
John, if you think it was fair what the democrats put Mr. Kavanaugh and family through, you’re wrong.
In regards to spending $50,000 for the courthouse memorial to honor the fallen Hotshots, might I suggest we ask the families who received the $1,000,000+ of our taxpayer monies to spend their money to build this memorial.
Wow! Janet Ashby took the Courier’s cartoon far too seriously.
Our law is predicated upon the assumption of innocent until proven guilty.
The conviction and sentencing of Bill Cosby is a victory, not just for women, but for all people.
If unsubstantiated allegations without an iota of supporting evidence is the new standard for conviction of people, then we should all be incensed because then it’s not whether a man actually did this; it’s only if a woman says it did. No defense needed.
While the political rhetoric boils over, the far-left is vigorously promoting Democratic Socialism as their platform for November’s midterm elections.
I just learned that there is a World Day for Farm Animals, coming up on Oct. 2 (Gandhi’s birth date). It’s intended to memorialize the billions of animals abused and killed for food each year.
Sept. 25: “Hi, Timmy. Want to go Ride Bikes?” and Timmy’s response of “Are you kidding?! And lose my chance to serve on the Supreme Court someday? NO WAY!”
The recent forest management tool of fire is effective if executed with precision. However, the current efforts along Walker road depict a burn that got out of control, scorching many of the trees so severely they are now being removed by the county.
Thousands of Arizonans who are low-income, elderly and unemployed have received letters that stated they will no longer receive Medicaid.
I write in response to Douglas Newman’s letter shaming a Republican, especially a veteran, who voted for Donald Trump.
I have been frustrated and saddened by your cartoons in the opinion section of late.
Sawyer Fields, a 12-year-old Basis Prescott student, should be everyone’s hero. He will be donating $100 from his earnings of $15 a month for chores in hopes of saving the Dell’s "history and future … nature and wildlife … for my generation and the future."
I’m curious as to how anybody in the Republican Party can support a man like our president after the way he has treated John McCain.
As a Mental Health Professional of over 30 years, I have worked with so many survivors of both physical and sexual abuse/assault.
The reason that Dr. Ford wants an FBI investigation is to know what investigation facts she can use so that she can say what, if anything, the FBI found out.
Apparently, some writers fear that our public education system, “the bedrock of our democracy,” is under attack, and are not happy about that. They should wonder why that is.
Regarding the article about deer in Yavapai Hills, I am tired of reading about Yavapai Hills “near Prescott.”
The problem with teachers is that they don’t do the math. Don’t worry about teaching every child, think about making money. Form a company and open a charter school.
Sen. Flake, we know too little about Judge Kavanaugh’s full history to allow for an informed vote on his nomination. Believe me, if the political balance were reversed, your party would be equally clamoring for full release of all there is from his past.
Regarding Jim Martin’s letter (“Integrity hard at work,” Sept. 19), the letter is a classic example of disregarding facts in favor of partisan politics.
When, in 1960, I turned 21 I was excited by the possibility of electing a president. Now an adult, I had a say in national politics!
The last time I checked the Constitution, Congress is coequal with the President and SCOTUS!
Thanks to Howard Mechanic for looking into the hotel project. It could be a good thing for Prescott but there are many unanswered questions.
In the last year there has been a proliferation of illegal commercial plastic corrugated signs on fences, sign posts, trees, public, and private property in the Quad City area.
It seems every time I pick up the paper there is a new and shocking development reported. This time it is the story concerning the tearing down of the beloved Prescott Valley Motel to make room for a Super Circle K.
In Joe Trudeau’s recent Talk of the Town he speaks to the unique opportunity afforded our council to preserve a much-beloved, 500-acre portion of the Granite Dells while allowing Arizona Eco Development (AED) to profitably develop elsewhere on their vast acreage.
Like many Prescott adults and seniors I have been unable to get the second of my two Shingrix shingles vaccine shots for a couple of months due to an unexplained and scandalous national shortage of this new and much more effective Shingles vaccine.
My name is Sawyer Fields. I am 12 years old and a student at Basis Prescott, and I’m writing this letter in regards to the donation I will be making to Save the Dells.
As Sen. Jeff Flake assumes the position of senior senator from Arizona for a couple months, I’d like to ask him to screen the movie “Mr. Roberts.” (OK, bear with me for a moment on this.)
Without intending to join a bandwagon for either party, I am amazed at the efforts that they will both go through to distance themselves from each other. Some will go so far as to claim that their opposites have virtually nothing to offer. Really?
America’s public school system, the bedrock of our democracy, is under a well-funded, tightly coordinated, attack.
I am not surprised to read that food carts are popping up in the downtown area. It took long enough
The Aug. 15 editorial urged the FCC to take action against robocalls. A splendid idea! But why stop there? Let ALL unwanted robocalls be banned, including those from politicians.
There I sat — one of nearly 1,100 delighted concert goers witnessing Prescott composer Henry Flurry’s musical inventions. The newly founded Arizona Philharmonic brilliantly conducted by Peter Bay performed the all Flurry program.
In the Sept. 4 “The Readers always write …” section the Courier editor took issue with the column titled “Math Problems?” and I believe needs to issue a correction to that comment.
In his Sept. 5 column, my friend Tom Cantlon again laments our recent tax cuts. Tom quotes Sister Simone Campbell “The tax cuts went directly to the wealthiest people ...” Well, yes. Tax cuts necessarily go to those paying taxes.
In the Sept. 4 issue, Mr. Bruce Gebhardt challenged the accuracy of a quote attributed to Mr. Tim Carter in an editorial printed in the Aug. 19 issue that implies that our schools lose “44 percent of its workers each year.”
I am writing in response to the article entitled “Time to Remember One of Prescott’s Original Hometown Heroes.” The article was in the Courier on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018.
To determine “right,” the first step of the scientific method is observation. Bob Lynne obviously has missed observing our economy for the last 17 months and over the previous eight years.
I’m a recently-retired research scientist for the USAF Space and Missile Systems Centre in Los Angeles. I know the facts about climate change and how they are being hidden, so I am a little shocked at public opinion in the Quad Cities.
The proposed mine in the Kirkland area — where is EPA oversight in this? Environmental Impact Statement, regarding chemicals for extraction, cancer-causing dust, water quality of the valley for the future? Is the valley there a future superfund site?
In his Senate speech after learning he had terminal cancer, John McCain urged our country to unite. This may be his legacy. Beyond polarized politics, we must find ways to work together.
Alexandra Piacenza’s column: Civilization 101, Learn to Behave Aug 12. Sounded like a positive, “bring people together” piece until alas, at the end of her column, the only example she gives to this lesson in civility is the “raising middle fingers to reporters and TV cameras at a political rally.”
Primarily to generate the funds necessary to pay for higher teacher salaries, “#RedForEd” wants personal income taxes in Arizona to go up — way up.
With the start-up of the new school year, I find it quite unsettling to see teachers and other adult personnel depicted in the Daily Courier wearing attire that negates their position.
This is in response to Gary Sanderson’s letter, in which he expressed disappointment that no “irredeemable,” “deplorable,” “smelly” Trump supporter refuted his anti-Trump rant.
For the moment let’s not debate whether or not Russia interfered in our 2016 presidential election and is poised to do the same or worse in November’s coming midterm elections.
Prescott was created by a succession of generations over a time span of more than a hundred years.
One could laugh at the “Trumpian” letter of Aug. 2 but for the need to focus on its’ litany of distortions and untruths.
I recently asked two ardent Trump supporters a simple unambiguous question.
Developers of big expansion projects, like Jason Gisi of Arizona Eco Development, love to tout local financial benefits of their ventures.
On Aug. 4, the Courier printed a letter from Pamela Beitzel. Among other things her letter says that “in her opinion” Trump’s policies serve only the three “W’s:” the white, the wealthy, and the well connected.
Happily, I was home to answer the door when Emma rang the bell. Her first question, “Are you going to vote?”
I know, I get sad easily, like the pain I feel about young children being torn from their parents at the border, not to be returned for weeks and months, and some maybe forever.
Jason Gisi, CEO of Arizona Eco Development, presented his thoughts in a recent Talk of the Town in the Courier.