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Aaron Valdez
News Editor

928-445-3333 Extension: 2031

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Summertime in Arizona is something that all of us residents seem to dread. Not only does it get unbearably hot, but the heat can also spark an outbreak of wildfires across the state, which can cause a whole heap of problems.

By Aaron Valdez June 28, 2022
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It was just last week that Steph Curry, the greatest shooter of all time, and the Golden State Warriors vanquished the Boston Celtics 4-2 in the 2022 NBA Finals.

By Aaron Valdez June 21, 2022
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My column today is in response to a letter I received last week from a gentleman named Stan Sides, who is from Prescott. More specifically, it was an open letter ...

By Aaron Valdez June 13, 2022
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Just moments before writing this column, I received the heart-wrenching news that 14 elementary school kids and a teacher were killed by yet another mass shooter. This time in Uvalde, Texas.

By Aaron Valdez May 24, 2022
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Admittedly, I was never the best and most diligent student in elementary, middle and high school — but I was decent.

By Aaron Valdez May 11, 2022
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As I write this column, the Crooks Fire, which has scorched through nearly 10,000 acres of our beautiful Prescott National Forest over the past couple of weeks, has been 89% contained.

By Aaron Valdez May 4, 2022
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Outside of maybe winning an actual championship or being named the Finals MVP, getting named the MVP for the regular season is hands-down the most prestigious award an NBA player could win.

By Aaron Valdez April 26, 2022
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Moving from the massive cultural hub that is Los Angeles, I was fairly concerned about food options being limited in the Greater Prescott Area.

By Aaron Valdez April 20, 2022
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After reading my editor, Tim Wiederaenders’ column, “Illegal Immigration is … illegal” (April 5) and talking with him, I wanted to push back on some of the points that he made.

By Aaron Valdez April 6, 2022
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The Prescott National Forest has issued a special-use permit to Arizona Trail Riders for their annual Camp Wood Enduro Race scheduled for April 9 to 10, according to a news release.

By Aaron Valdez April 2, 2022

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