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Very often I hear from people on both sides of the vaccination debate (to vax or not?). Couple with that the pro-vax folks who regularly proclaim everyone should get the shot(s).

December 2, 2021
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The Prescott area is heading into the holidays — Thanksgiving and Christmas — with an ongoing COVID surge as well as family gatherings and community events.

By Tim Wiederaenders November 18, 2021
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Remember the juniper tree on Interstate 17 just north of Sunset Point, decorated annually for Christmas? Chino Valley has a similar “tradition,” where a family years ago adopted the three horses in the roundabout at Highway 89 and Outer Loop Road.

By Tim Wiederaenders November 4, 2021
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When it comes to violence in schools, one solution exists that seems to be perfect.

By Tim Wiederaenders October 28, 2021
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The Friday Catchall: • SHOTS – With great consternation, it seems, people read the recent Courier story about Dignity Health-Yavapai Regional Medical Center pushing its vaccination-mandate-for-employees deadline from November 2021 to February 2022.

By Tim Wiederaenders October 21, 2021
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That fall tradition has come again. Not the freezing of hoses and cleaning out of gardens (well, that too); what I am referring to is the Forest Service’s pile burning.

October 14, 2021
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The Courier publishes Rants & Raves on Sundays from the prior week. And one did not sit well with several people.

October 7, 2021
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As I sit here trying to imagine a Quad Cities without water – maybe not in my lifetime but someday, pundits say – I marvel at the theoretical water wars.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 23, 2021
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From time to time we find words that mean two very different things. Take, for example, the matter of “growth.”

By Tim Wiederaenders September 16, 2021
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People are growing tired of events “returning for first time since COVID” or “returning virtually.”

By Tim Wiederaenders September 9, 2021
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The Town of Prescott Valley is bringing retired Department of Public Safety Director Col. Frank Milstead in this month to consult “to make sure the town sets a level of expectations, and gains an understanding of how officers view and feel about the department.”

By Tim Wiederaenders September 2, 2021
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I receive a lot of studies, ranking cities across the nation in some way or another. And I’m here to tell you: believe less than half of them.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 26, 2021
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One of the most common calls I receive each week is about the weather, specifically the rainfall totals. (Why not, it’s what we talk about on the phone with our relatives; that and health issues, right!?)

By Tim Wiederaenders August 19, 2021
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After receiving some calls about newspaper recycling this week, I decided to investigate a bit. The result: some Lions have thrown in the towel, others have not.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 12, 2021
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A concerned reader called Thursday to inquire about the city’s primary election. As he stated correctly, a true “primary” picks the people you want to see in the General Election.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 5, 2021
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In an update to the 2020 audit being conducted by the Arizona Senate, our Phoenix correspondent sent the following:

By Tim Wiederaenders July 29, 2021
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Many of us live in Prescott, but we don’t live in Prescott. That is a distinction having to do with on which side of the city limits line(s) your property sits.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 15, 2021
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When the news stories say Lake Mead is at only 36% of its capacity, it is troublesome — but does not greatly, rather does not directly, affect the Prescott area.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 8, 2021
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Parts of the internet are blowing up over Postal Service deliveries, or the lack thereof, in at least the Williamson Valley and Viewpoint areas of the Quad Cities.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 1, 2021
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