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Tim Wiederaenders

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There’s something to be said for Prescott-area residents. They’re tenacious and passionate, and that’s good! Beyond that, I would ask them: where do you live?

By Tim Wiederaenders December 1, 2022
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It’s easy to understand why conversations have centered on health care in recent years.

By Tim Wiederaenders November 26, 2022
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• THANKS – I am very thankful this year.

By Tim Wiederaenders November 24, 2022
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There comes a time in one’s life when change seems to happen more and more.

By Tim Wiederaenders November 17, 2022
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Across the country, newspaper endorsements are fading away as prizes to be nabbed by political campaigns and an effort by the media to share insights with readers.

By Tim Wiederaenders November 10, 2022
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We hear about scams at the newspaper, mostly in which someone calls or contacts you.

By Tim Wiederaenders November 3, 2022
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This was the eighth launch for this SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage booster, which was visible from Prescott in the western sky.

By Tim Wiederaenders October 28, 2022
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I hope you have read with interest our series about “forever chemicals” found in area wells. It concludes Sunday, Oct. 30, with coverage about what you can do ...

By Tim Wiederaenders October 27, 2022
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This just in: one in three Americans flunk citizenship test.

By Tim Wiederaenders October 22, 2022
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While we’re still wondering how much more the City of Prescott will go over budget on the new city hall, the City Council this week picked a local architect, Doug Stroh, to redevelop the old city hall site. It is quite the project, topping out at five stories and mixed use throughout (hotel, apartments, businesses, restaurants, etc.).

By Tim Wiederaenders October 20, 2022
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Readers have been making allegations of late concerning my stance(s), as well as those of the Courier Editorial Board, on the General Election and the candidates.

By Tim Wiederaenders October 13, 2022
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The Prescott High School Badgers finished their Homecoming football game Saturday afternoon, winning 44-20 after Friday night’s matchup was postponed just before halftime because the field lights kept failing.

By Tim Wiederaenders October 8, 2022
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Lightning didn’t strike, but the lights at Prescott High’s Bill Shepard Field went out Friday night – at least three times – bringing the Badgers’ Homecoming game to a halt tied at 20-20 with 3:07 remaining in the second quarter.

By Tim Wiederaenders October 7, 2022
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A lot of misinformation is floating about concerning teachers and Prescott-area school districts.

By Tim Wiederaenders October 6, 2022
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The Friday Catchall: • APARTMENTS – Residents of a local subdivision went before the Prescott City Council this week, urging the city not to approve too many apartment complexes.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 29, 2022
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• REALLY? – Just a few thoughts, while cleaning out my mind this week.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 22, 2022
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Prescott Police reported Monday that officers were still searching for a suspect in a shots-fired incident near the Grace Sparkes Activity Center in the 800 block of East Gurley Street Sunday afternoon, Sept. 18.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 18, 2022
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On Thursday, we published an article submitted by the Oath Keepers of Chino Valley. It announced that Sheriff David Rhodes would be speaking to the group, and touted what the group stands for and does in the community.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 15, 2022
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The City of Prescott conducts a lot of events, and their mobile stage – for which they’ve done more than 500 events – is deteriorating.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 8, 2022
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We live in an incomparable town.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 1, 2022
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I got a call from the Yavapai County Fiduciary this week. They’re the folks who help with final disposition of remains, for those families who cannot afford to bury their loved ones, for example, among other duties.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 25, 2022
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Yes, in our past/present we’ve seen people who have wonderful ideas and opinions but do not always understand that some government entities are separate...

By Tim Wiederaenders August 22, 2022
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This is somewhat of a departure from the regular Friday Catchall:

By Tim Wiederaenders August 18, 2022
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Carrie Weldon opened an art gallery at 219 W. Gurley St., Prescott, at the end of July, featuring a wide variety of paintings, as well as butcher block tables and very unique chest tables.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 13, 2022
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It started Monday morning, Aug. 8, with a text message: “Happy BIRTHDAY to you Tim. Have a Wonderful Day. Love You, Mom.”

By Tim Wiederaenders August 11, 2022
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John and Roxane Nielsen, owners of the Prescott Brewing Company (PBC), 130 W. Gurley St., Suite A, confirmed they have filed for Bankruptcy, Chapter 11 reorganization and protection.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 6, 2022
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Did you vote? Seriously, mail-in ballot, early voting or at the polls? The people I have spoken with about politics since Primary Election Day, Aug. 2, say either they did vote or, no, they don’t believe in it (the system is broken).

By Tim Wiederaenders August 4, 2022
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Mitch Padilla, a Prescott private attorney with a passion for community service, was the close-to-apparent winner Tuesday night, Aug. 2, in the Republican Primary Election for Prescott Justice of the Peace.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 3, 2022
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Yavapai County has seen a 50% return rate of early ballots so far for today’s, Aug. 2, Primary Election, as of 8 a.m. Monday.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 1, 2022
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Sherrie Kerns, as of this past week, has taken over as the head of the Prescott Newspapers, Inc. Circulation Department.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 30, 2022
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Shooting photos for the Courier of the “Save America” rally, which featured former President Donald Trump on Friday, July 22, was fun.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 28, 2022
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Friends and people I talk with — who have never been to the Prescott area — often act surprised that we have “seasons” here.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 25, 2022
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We have at least two segments of our population that are vulnerable: children and seniors. Let’s look at the latter, again.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 23, 2022
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Vibes Juice Bar, 216 S. Montezuma St., Prescott, (formerly Coyote Joe’s and next to the Tavern) is now open under new ownership.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 23, 2022
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Former President Donald Trump visited Prescott Valley on Friday, July 22, to give support to his picks in Arizona's upcoming Primary Election.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 22, 2022
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The Republican Party is fractured, folks. I am not referring to the GOP’s “left” or “middle” versus the “far right,” per se, but the more easily seen lineup of Mike Pence versus Donald Trump.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 21, 2022
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I hear frequently people asking – even screaming from the rooftops! – “We don’t have enough water for these developments.”

By Tim Wiederaenders July 14, 2022
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A Courier reader sent me a message about the resignations of County Recorder Leslie Hoffman and Elections Director Lynn Constabile: “If it is too hot, get out of the kitchen.” I think some people are missing the point here.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 7, 2022
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Among my many emails this week were some declaring Arizona being “on the cutting edge of school choice in the nation.” Like so many other things, it’s true — from a certain perspective.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 30, 2022
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I am out of the office this week. As I sit here eating breakfast, I hear the news declare the monsoons have begun. “Not at my house,” I reply. Here is a column of mine from July 2017 that is timeless. Enjoy.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 23, 2022
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I’d love to be a famous novelist, but I don’t trust well enough that I can do it.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 16, 2022
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Are high prices for building supplies and housing projects coming to an end? Don’t believe it quite yet.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 11, 2022
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Greed is not part of construction industry, Prescott-area sources say
Higher costs lead to education, different way of doing business

The prices associated with supply-chain issues and today’s economy have some people thinking the construction industry is greedy.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 11, 2022
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The average price for a gallon of gasoline is closing in on $5, another drain on the wallets of consumers who are paying more for many other essentials.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 9, 2022
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In the realm of health care competition, some things are afoot in the Prescott area – if you look at the bigger picture.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 9, 2022
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The Federal Reserve (Fed) is shrinking its balance sheet under duress, which makes a soft landing nearly impossible. (Market Watch)

By Tim Wiederaenders June 4, 2022
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It’s been a tough week, folks, with a lot on my mind. Losing a sibling is very hard, losing a parent seems even worse.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 2, 2022
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More than 200 people attended the Memorial Day ceremony at Citizens Cemetery, 815 E. Sheldon St., Prescott on Monday, May 30.

By Tim Wiederaenders May 30, 2022
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I think our society is kidding itself, more like we’re living where what we see and who we talk to is our “world.”

By Tim Wiederaenders May 26, 2022
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Fire departments in the Greater Prescott area, as well as Yavapai County and the Prescott National Forest, will implement Stage II Fire Restrictions at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 26.

By Tim Wiederaenders May 24, 2022

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