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Alarmed by scientific reports of a dwindling aquifer beneath our feet and a huge decline in Del Rio Springs, headwaters of the Verde River, which has already resulted in the drying up of six miles of precious riparian habitat, many of us have taken measures to conserve.
As a member of the anti-firearms population, I prefer those who carry a gun to openly carry it.
My father’s side of my family came to Arizona in 1921. Mother’s side 1935. I was driving in Arizona before I-10 and I-17 and there were just over one million residents statewide.
We are all so grateful! Today in Lynx Mountain View Estates we had a fire that was out of control.
Gov. Doug Ducey’s flat tax that was added to his state budget is despicable.
Are you vaccinated or fully vaccinated against COVID-19? Is there a difference?
Was it a breeze? Was it a gale? Was it a squall? One thing for sure there were gusts of wind! To all of you that visited the YCCA Open Air Home Show Fair, Saturday May 22, at the Findlay Toyota Center, thank you from the bottom of my heart! Yes, it was a beautiful sunny windy, squally, gusty day, but delightful.
I just wanted to say that when you are going through something as serious as cancer I never knew just how devoted and comforting the people from the cancer centers are.
While at the Prescott library on June 3, 2019, a very pleasant woman — with a weathered face and dark graying hair —came and stood very near me; just looking at me. I eventually said, “Hi.” She asked me — softly in a very sincere and hopeful voice —“Are you my dad?”
Courier headlines “Yavapai County receives more than $22M in first round of American Rescue Plan money.” WOW! Great. But, let’s think a minute. Where did this money come from?
Letter writer Sandy Farrel, in the May 20 Courier, makes a very good point, that we are a nation of individuals, and that it is wrong, therefore, to say we are a racist nation.
I want to thank Richard Haddad for his column on May 11, making us aware of how the owners and employees of some local businesses have been mistreated by customers.
I am getting sick and tired of hearing about how all of the problems being experienced in Prescott, such as drivers who are inconsiderate and do nothing but speed and generally rude people, are the result of Californians.
My husband and I purchased an existing home in Chino Valley in 2013. We chose this area because it was a rural community with hometown values. Unfortunately, we have been watching this change.
To comply with The Daily Courier’s general policy that a letter to the editor be signed by only one person or a couple, I submit this letter on behalf of myself and 25 other concurring concerned citizens.
Numbers don’t lie but public officials use them to deceive the home town public.
It was disappointing to read the May 26, Courier Editorial supporting the flat tax. The editorial contended that the low taxes would lure top-quality firms and jobs.
Saturday May 22, the Chino Valley Lions Club and also members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints did a great job cleaning the Chino Valley Cemetery. Ella Officer provided U.S. Flags for many of the graves.
What does a political party have to do with the Lion's Club sponsored Prescott Valley Days parade? Yeah, beats me too.
I’m curious as to why Prescott would want to spend the money, which is in very short supply and getting shorter, to switch to sewer?
I would like to respond to the letter, “Classic driving,” from Stacey Petska
In response to Stacey Petska’s letter of May 5, although I certainly agree with her assessment of the “awful driving” habits in Prescott, I must question her placing blame on the “...influx of Californians invading this city...”
Regarding David Littlehale’s consequences for the rape of a teenage girl in Prescott, the taxpayer costs for his imprisonment and care with an expected lifespan will be almost a million dollars.
We were saddened and appalled to see the attempt of 20 people to throw out elected officials and arbitrarily take their elective positions in our state.
I want to thank Joe Howard at the Prescott school district for standing up for what is right. For the health and wellness of students, parents, teachers.
Your news on water shortage is timely. Here in The Ranch at Prescott, which is quite woody, we are seeing the start of dying off of evergreens. Often, the beginning of dying for an evergreen, especially pines, is their end. That tree will be unable to send sap to eject a bark beetle from the tree.
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) was on CBS Sunday, May 2, about racism and Senate legislation, and afterward the CBS anchor had a panel of people talking about what he said, agreeing or disagreeing, that the U.S. is a racist nation.
It is great news that the city of Prescott will buy the National Bank building on Montezuma to replace the old and aged city hall at Cortez Street.
A new Maverick station and store that’s coming to the southwest corner of Highway 69 and Fain Road is about to shatter the peacefulness – and the property values – of everyone living in the Prescott Country Club.
In response to the recent letter entitled “Neighborhood watch questionable affiliation.”
Oversized pickups, SUVs, etc. also don’t fit inside the parking spaces in the parking garage.
Thank you, Tim Wiederaenders for your “Water, a deep issue” column.
This is my reaction to the (May 5, front page) Courier article on the draft proposal for changing septic systems in Prescott to the city sewer system.
The seizure of the AZ ballots by Karen Fann and other Trump supporters in the state legislature is a ploy to declare them fraudulent.
Out of curiosity, I attended a meeting of the Oath Keepers.
The Prescott Valley Police Foundation announced that Congressman Gosar will be a guest speaker at the upcoming “Thank the Blue” event.
In response to Nigel Reynold's April 8 letter...and my letter on March 26, he is correct that I am a creationist, and believe the Bible to be God's word.
The recounting of the ballots for the fourth time is not only a waste of money, it is childish, a waste of time, labor and a group of people acting out like spoiled brats.
Funny how the right wing in Arizona claims to want less government and interference into our lives, but insists on telling HOAs and their members across our state what flags they deem appropriate, as they see it.
During all this controversy about our police, I saw a T-shirt that carried the best message I have yet to see on the subject.
While some great press has been given the fine work being done by a group called PANT, it makes me feel very proud to see the local law enforcement agencies working together to help stem the flow of those vicious drugs into our area.
I'm an honorably discharged Marine Corps veteran who served this country over 40 years ago.
Auntie Em! Auntie Em! Did I wake up in Oz? No, I woke up in California!
In response to your April 7 Neighborhood Watch questionable affiliation from Ralph Scott, we all know you are talking about Oathkeepers.
I want to thank Bob Baker for writing about Joe Aw Jew, the first Chinese-American in Prescott (Days Past, April 11 Courier).
On Lakeshore Drive in Prescott Valley, there are three left turn lanes to … nothing. Even "No Left Turn" signs on the left turn lanes! ...
What an absolutely brilliant, and spot on assessment of our current state of affairs.
WOW! In what can only be called a slam-bam-thank you beleaguered taxpayers the Prescott City Council voted to spend $7.75 million of your tax dollars to purchase an aging building to satisfy their egos for new digs.
Ralph Scott, as it’s true firearm sales are up, have you ever considered the fact that firearm ownership is one of the reasons we live in safer tri-city area compared to other cities?
Offering a different perspective on Nadine Vaught’s letter published April 14, 2021.
There is an assault by the Legislature on our voting rights, our citizens’ initiative rights, and the independence of the Secretary of State and the Corporation Commission.
Nancy Scharff’s letter in the April 1 Daily Courier was appropriate for April Fool’s Day.
With the advent of electric vehicles coming from many car/truck manufacturers in the near future, I wonder when the states and or the federal government will impose a road use fee/tax to make up for the lost revenue caused by the lack of the electric vehicles owners not paying a road use tax per gallon of gasoline or diesel fuel?
I just read the Haddad/Prescott Valley mayor’s editorial in today’s paper.
Republican Legislators — instead of trying to rid people of the right to vote, try changing what you stand for.
David McNabb’s letter about “Christianity in history,” has inaccuracies.
As a retiree who loves the great outdoors and now has more time to visit our beautiful public lands, I am much more aware of the need and duty for all of us to protect and preserve these irreplaceable areas for current and future generations.
Mr. Bray makes some rather extreme observations concerning HR1, recently passed by the House.
I recently moved to Arizona for school after living on the East Coast for most of my life.
I read in the Courier about the new splash pad at Granite Creek Park that the will include 12,000 square feet of grass.
Years ago, before the advent of political correctness, my 4-year-old son and his 2-year-old sister were watching a cowboys and Indians movie on TV, when my 2-year-old asked, “What will we do if Indians come to our house?”
I am dismayed, but not surprised to see the one-sided reporting in your April 7, 2021 article on the election.
Mental illness is such a diverse topic, and very often goes into substance abuse and offenses leading to incarceration.
I’m writing in response to Eileen Sherill’s April 6 letter to the editor regarding the topic of whether or not it is acceptable to ask someone if they have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Perhaps it is time to create a new win-win solution for our recent local conditions.
I wish to commend Congressman Paul Gosar for all that he has done, and is doing, for his constituents.
David McNabb’s (March 26) letter gives readers a narrow religious outlook.
The Democrat Party is opposed to strict voter registration and voting laws, especially Voter ID.
The article entitled, “Bill could allow Arizona to ignore some future federal gun laws” is incorrectly titled.
I am writing in response to Tim Wiederaenders' editorial suggesting that we should not ask a person if they have had their COVID vaccines...saying that is personal.
Congressman Paul Gosar has stepped far over the line.
An article in the March 3, Courier tells of a dramatic increase in gun sales recently.
This is in response to the letter from Congressman Paul Gosar, in which he criticized the H.R.1 bill that passed the House and is on its way to the Senate.
Recently the pedestrian/bike tunnel under Willow Creek road at Embry/Riddle trail was covered in graffiti.
Editor: Despite an urgent need to reduce the Arizona prison population, state senators failed to pass criminal justice reform this year.
Kudos to Sandy Griffis, executive director of the Yavapai County Contractors Association, and the ladies behind the counter at the City of Prescott Building/Permit Department who worked their magic to pull a permit and schedule an inspection for us in record time.
The person ranting in a March 14 edition of the Courier wanted an explanation on how the COVID relief bill could be a Democratic wish list.
In response to Andrew Seidel's column opposing the proposed bill in the Arizona Senate to expand the voucher program for K-12 education, I'd first like to point out that he is with the Freedom FROM Religion Foundation, a well-known group of atheist activists who fight to exclude anything religious from the public sphere.
Like Congressman Paul Gosar, I’m a Republican, having first registered to vote during the Richard Nixon era, and yes, I voted for him.
“We are writing an ordinance that protects our citizens from the negative impacts of cell towers,” are words you’ve never heard from your city officials.
I appreciate the dual editorials on Arizona education. Andrew L. Seidel, a director of the Freedom “from” Religion Foundation made several comments I consider false.
Regarding the (March 12 point-counterpoint) piece by Andrew Seidel advocating for the abolition of school vouchers:
If Republican lawmakers are attempting to pass voter suppression legislation with a disparate effect on minorities' constitutional right to vote, then yes, they are racist.
Here is my take on voter laws: The changing of voting laws, by Republican states due to their losses in the 2020 general elections, reminds me of when I was a young lad playing baseball.
Why are younger people getting the vaccine? Also how are seniors going to get signed up for the vaccine when they don't have internet?
Your Sunday Rants&Raves are often an interesting cross-section of opinions, thank-yous and tributes from our neighbors. They are usually well-considered ...
I am extremely disappointed in the Sunday Courier's point (Paul Gosar)/counterpoint (Christine Todd Whitman) discussion of H.R.1. Gosar did not get into any fine points on why it is such bad piece of legislation, and Whitman talked only about the last election.
Karen Fann, President of the AZ Legislature, cannot take the heat.