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Fire restrictions are now in effect for all areas locally. But some people still are confused.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 4, 2020
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Smoke. Fire. Wind. Evacuations. ... Well, here we go.

By Tim Wiederaenders May 30, 2020
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Heightened fire restrictions blanket Quad Cities, forest
Prohibitions begin Wednesday, June 3

Stage II fire restrictions will begin Wednesday morning, June 3, for the Quad Cities and the Prescott National Forest.

By Aaron Valdez, Tim Wiederaenders May 30, 2020
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The Greater Prescott area is entering Stage II Fire Restrictions early next week, and it is imperative that everyone do their part.

By Tim Wiederaenders May 28, 2020
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Hillside Mine – a 12-mile drive from Bagdad in western Yavapai County – has leaked arsenic-contaminated water into Boulder Creek for years, and its owner now faces more than $5 million in fines.

By Tim Wiederaenders May 27, 2020
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TRUST – During the coronavirus restrictions I have noticed some things that make me ask “why?”

By Tim Wiederaenders May 21, 2020
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The federal stimulus checks of $1,200 for my wife and I were not paper checks; we received a direct deposit. But what if you received a check in the mail, and the banks are closed?

By Tim Wiederaenders May 14, 2020
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Alfredo Saldivar, 28, faces a variety of felony charges after he was arrested Wednesday night, May 13, for evading police and endangering residents in Prescott Valley and Prescott, according to Prescott Valley Police.

By Tim Wiederaenders May 14, 2020
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120-mph fleeing driver tries to ram police; officer shoots truck
Police capture suspect after high-speed evasion

A man in his late 20s or 30s fled from police at high speeds Wednesday evening, May 13 — driving at speeds reaching 120 mph on Prescott Valley side streets — and was apparently involved in a shooting with police.

By Tim Wiederaenders May 13, 2020
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Firefighters quickly knocked down a human-caused wildland fire in west Prescott on Tuesday afternoon, May 12.

By Tim Wiederaenders May 12, 2020
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“Carol” of Prescott writes in a thank you to the Courier — about Thursday’s editorial — that “Unfortunately, it won’t have any effect on the people behaving badly or indifferently, because they’re probably not literate, or couldn’t care less."

By Tim Wiederaenders May 7, 2020
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Police continue to diligently work to find David Batten, 45, and Elissa Landry, 28, of Chino Valley who were reported as possibly deceased last week, the Chino Valley Police Department said.

By Tim Wiederaenders May 2, 2020
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The primal call for reopening the state of Arizona has become louder and louder of late. At the same time, Gov. Doug Ducey has extended the stay-at-home order to at least May 15 because current COVID-19 data does not support relaxing or reversing closures.

By Tim Wiederaenders April 30, 2020
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One — possibly two — of the people who the Chino Valley Police Department reported as missing last week may be dead, the Police Department reported Tuesday evening, April 28, and the third person has been arrested in Iowa.

By Tim Wiederaenders April 28, 2020
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As our leaders look to jump start the economy back to life, the question remains how we will know when it is safe to do so.

By Tim Wiederaenders April 23, 2020
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I receive a lot of emails and calls, such as some from “Mary Ann” of Prescott, complaining that others among us are not being safe during the pandemic.

By Tim Wiederaenders April 16, 2020
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We have become aware of statements circulating around town that the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, if only for Yavapai County. That surprised me, a lot.

By Tim Wiederaenders April 15, 2020
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Easter, also known as Resurrection Sunday, is a rebirth.

By Tim Wiederaenders April 11, 2020
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During these times that are putting a monumental strain on resources and patience, due to the coronavirus, a bright spot is evident in how grocery store employees are treating their customers.

By Tim Wiederaenders April 9, 2020
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Prescott Newspapers, Inc. is temporarily suspending the publishing of The Daily Courier’s Saturday and Monday editions due to impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

By Tim Wiederaenders April 7, 2020
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I have mixed feelings with this whole coronavirus pandemic. I talk with a lot of people who are, frankly, scared.

By Tim Wiederaenders April 4, 2020
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Our society has become one of live-streaming meetings and town halls. Never before have we been locked out, locked down or told to stay at home this much.

By Tim Wiederaenders April 2, 2020
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I want you to meet a man who was an inspiration to me, a giant among businessmen and fathers. He helped shape my life over the past 28 years and will be sorely missed.

By Tim Wiederaenders March 26, 2020
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Big Brother is watching — and, in this case, I am glad for it.

By Tim Wiederaenders March 21, 2020
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The first case of coronavirus in Prescott is a "senior citizen." That is all Yavapai County Community Health Services knows at the moment.

By Tim Wiederaenders March 21, 2020
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Bars, gyms and movie theaters in Yavapai County are being notified to close per Gov. Doug Ducey’s orders, said Terri Farneti, public health coordinator with Yavapai County Community Health Services.

By Tim Wiederaenders March 19, 2020
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• SHOPPING — On Wednesday, March 18, I was on a quest: green or brown lentils.

By Tim Wiederaenders March 19, 2020
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While you are looking for toilet paper in the Quad Cities (there isn’t any), some common sense measures are kicking in (or, apparently not).

By Tim Wiederaenders March 14, 2020
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Public school districts in Prescott and Prescott Valley will close for the next two weeks “to protect the safety and well-being of students and staff” because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) threats to the community.

By Tim Wiederaenders March 14, 2020
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BASIS Schools in Arizona, including BASIS Prescott, is closing its 22 campuses beginning Monday, March 16, because of coronavirus concerns, according to internet and social media posts Saturday morning.

By Tim Wiederaenders March 14, 2020
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• UNLUCKY — Friday the 13th’s typical “un-luck” hit the sports world a day or two early, with postponements Wednesday and Thursday of the NBA, NBA G League and NHL seasons, as well as the qualifying games for the 2021 World Baseball Classic, and cancellations of the NCAA basketball tournament, MLB spring training games and college hockey’s Frozen Four.

By Tim Wiederaenders March 12, 2020
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When it comes to doing “the people’s business,” state lawmakers appear to have the best of intentions but the macro view of the situation appears lacking.

By Tim Wiederaenders March 7, 2020
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• HANDSHAKES & MASKS — The coronavirus first surfaced in China, but its spread and effects are migrating to the United States.

By Tim Wiederaenders March 5, 2020
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Confusion appears to exist with the Arizona Presidential Preference Election, which will be March 17.

By Tim Wiederaenders February 29, 2020
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One of the lessons I learned this legislative session, assisting with HB 2036 — the Bundrick-Morales Stop Fentanyl bill, is that the making of laws is a strange, squirrelly process.

By Tim Wiederaenders February 27, 2020
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• DOWN UNDER US – The discoveries of “unusual items” at a construction site along Goodwin Street in downtown Prescott this week caught my attention.

By Tim Wiederaenders February 20, 2020
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Influenza has been confirmed in 337 people locally, the Yavapai County Community Health Services reported this past week.

By Tim Wiederaenders February 18, 2020
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“The State of the State is strong, and it’s only getting better.”

By Tim Wiederaenders February 13, 2020
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• TAXES – To hear Gov. Doug Ducey tell it Thursday, Feb. 13, the state is in fine shape financially:

By Tim Wiederaenders February 13, 2020
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• GOT GAS? – Apparently the price of gasoline continues to be higher in the Prescott area compared with other points in (northern and central) Arizona.

By Tim Wiederaenders February 6, 2020
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Kayla Mueller of Prescott was honored by President Donald Trump during his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday night, Feb. 4.

By Tim Wiederaenders February 5, 2020
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I have been hearing a lot from readers lately, especially about businesses opening and closing. A particularly popular item involved donuts; side note, it seems donuts are one of the most popular items in the world, even in the Prescott area.

By Tim Wiederaenders January 30, 2020
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• HOTSHOTS – This past week we heard from U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, who has formally asked the Navy to consider naming one of its new warships the “U.S.S. Granite Mountain.”

By Tim Wiederaenders January 23, 2020
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• INFLUENCE – A letter that came in this week from “Nancy” made very salient points about what is wrong with this country. Her letter was in response to one by Susan Lanning, which cited the caging of children at the border, denying health care to the most vulnerable and enriching the wealthiest Americans at the expense of the poor and middle class.

By Tim Wiederaenders January 16, 2020
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• SERIOUSLY? – The story from the Associated Press sets the stage: “Facebook has decided not to limit how political ads can be targeted to specific groups of people, as its main digital-ad rival Google did in November to fight misinformation.”

By Tim Wiederaenders January 9, 2020
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Prescott mayor: ‘We’re in fine shape’ with PSPRS payments
Pension board warns governments may have overpaid or underpaid

The Public Safety Personnel Retirement System has been a contentious issue for communities in the Quad Cities in the past decade, and the PSPRS board this week warned that state and local governments may have overpaid or underpaid their mandatory pension payments over the past two years.

By Tim Wiederaenders January 9, 2020
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• PARTISAN – I received a note in the mail a little while back commenting on a column I wrote in November, “Tribal politics has to go.”

By Tim Wiederaenders January 2, 2020
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Fire, police and medical units responded at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, to the 3400 block of North Dale Drive, Prescott Valley, after flames were reported shooting out of the back of a house.

By Tim Wiederaenders December 29, 2019
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The light cascades down the water-worn stone. A simple tourist snapshot detects only a fraction of the detail.

By Tim Wiederaenders December 29, 2019

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