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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?
I am wondering what political aspirations (Prescott) Mayor Mengarelli has in mind for his future.
In this week’s (Dec. 12) Chino Valley Review, the suggestion was made that a tax raise might be in our 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.
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?
The Thursday, Dec. 20, edition of The Daily Courier featured a front page article headlined “Hate letter to NAACP escalates race tensions.”
I find it interesting that all these people are now blasting David Stringer for his comments.
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.
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.”
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.