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’TIS THE SEASON — We are getting a lot of inquiries this year: “What’s that smoke from?”

By Tim Wiederaenders January 13, 2022
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Amid COVID, tax initiatives and political battles, how seriously must we take life or ourselves nowadays?

January 8, 2022
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Over the years I have seen news events, tragedies and issues of concern come and go, in waves.

By Tim Wiederaenders December 25, 2021
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During the Christmas season, I like to remind people of something that feels as though it was from the story of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

December 18, 2021
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You’ve gotta love the Prescott-area Christmas traditions.

By Tim Wiederaenders December 12, 2021
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I cannot let this one pass.

By Tim Wiederaenders December 4, 2021
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I wonder sometimes about, let’s call it, a theory I heard many years ago: What Wall Street does is an indicator of what is to come in six months or so.

By Tim Wiederaenders November 27, 2021
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“Don’t horde money, buy gold,” is what friends of mine have been saying for years. And you’ve likely heard this in recent radio commercials.

By Tim Wiederaenders October 20, 2021
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The last time I sat in my recliner and watched television was the week ending July 30, 1998. Yep, ...

By Tim Wiederaenders October 13, 2021
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As I think about my father today, on his birthday, one of my fondest memories is of the time Dad and I went to the U.S. Open golf championship. It was 1978 at Cherry Hills in Denver. The pro to see was Jack Nicklaus.

By Tim Wiederaenders October 11, 2021
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As you listen to what’s going on in politics today, remember that one of the best things we can do as American citizens is become involved.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 27, 2021
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It is an assumption of “if you build it, they will come.”

By Tim Wiederaenders September 22, 2021
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Remember Sept. 11, 2001? While you enjoy reading some of our readers’ submissions on “Where were you?” — the first is in today’s Courier, to be followed by more on Friday — recall that we gasped when the planes struck the World Trade Center, we cried when the buildings collapsed, and we displayed our patriotism as though the Constitution had just been signed.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 8, 2021
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When are we too old to drive? That question has been on my mind for a while now.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 25, 2021
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For the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we want to know where you were that fateful day. What do you remember?

By Tim Wiederaenders August 23, 2021
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Long before I moved here, the section of Highway 69 between Prescott and Prescott Valley was known as “Blood Alley.”

By Tim Wiederaenders August 18, 2021
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Some strange things are going on out Williamson Valley Road — about 35 miles out, that is.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 16, 2021
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Sure, everyone has tribulations when they’re growing up, but we also have experiences worth remembering.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 11, 2021
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While government and politics of the day are on a lot of minds ... it seems I’ve seen a bunch of other items cross my desk that are a bit more interesting to me, at least for a Monday.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 2, 2021
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Life is about rules, whether we like it or not. Oh, maybe it is not life — let’s say society, a law-abiding society.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 31, 2021
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The city has a leak. I was talking with our city reporter, Cindy, on Monday about what to expect from the Prescott City Council this week.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 26, 2021
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On a recent Sunday it took forever to drive to the mall. A rainstorm had knocked out the traffic light at Highway 69 and Prescott Lakes Parkway.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 19, 2021
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Of course, one of the topics that frequents this page and newspaper is one of water. It has been a concern for the Prescott area since the Walker Party came here in the 1860s. Do we have enough? Where do we get it?

July 17, 2021
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Many items cross my desk each day, either through “snail” mail or email; sometimes I find old letters in a box at home. Every now and then one of them jumps up and takes hold of me.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 13, 2021
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COVID-19 is kind of the gift that keeps on giving.

July 10, 2021
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A long-gone Prescott tradition made a pseudo-return a few years ago with “controlled” water fights and soakings.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 3, 2021
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