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Tim Wiederaenders

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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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Oh, the silly season is upon us! Shopping, that is … people clamoring for things they don’t truly need?

By Tim Wiederaenders November 25, 2021
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The Prescott area is heading into the holidays — Thanksgiving and Christmas — with an ongoing COVID surge as well as family gatherings and community events.

By Tim Wiederaenders November 18, 2021
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It happens every year, and each year we get complaints — about controlled burns on the forest.

By Tim Wiederaenders November 11, 2021
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Remember the juniper tree on Interstate 17 just north of Sunset Point, decorated annually for Christmas? Chino Valley has a similar “tradition,” where a family years ago adopted the three horses in the roundabout at Highway 89 and Outer Loop Road.

By Tim Wiederaenders November 4, 2021
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When it comes to violence in schools, one solution exists that seems to be perfect.

By Tim Wiederaenders October 28, 2021
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The Friday Catchall: • SHOTS – With great consternation, it seems, people read the recent Courier story about Dignity Health-Yavapai Regional Medical Center pushing its vaccination-mandate-for-employees deadline from November 2021 to February 2022.

By Tim Wiederaenders October 21, 2021
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Goldwater, Granite Basin among lakes experiencing fish die-off
Game and Fish says it’s a ‘natural phenomenon’

Goldwater Lake, located south of downtown Prescott, has experienced a fish die-off similar to recent fish kills at smaller lakes in the Prescott National Forest — including Mingus, Granite Basin and Horsethief Basin.

By Tim Wiederaenders October 21, 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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It is a myth that if you are vaccinated for COVID-19, you won’t get sick.

By Tim Wiederaenders October 18, 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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Ambulance response times, service up for debate again in Quad Cities
Is it COVID? Does LifeLine have enough units? CAFMA under investigation

When it comes to medical transport in the Quad Cities, there’s a high-stakes debate going on.

By Tim Wiederaenders October 7, 2021
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The news story about “Mary Anne” and “Ginger” — the little Prescott pigs that were lost or stolen on Sept. 7 — has a happy ending.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 30, 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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As I sit here trying to imagine a Quad Cities without water – maybe not in my lifetime but someday, pundits say – I marvel at the theoretical water wars.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 23, 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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Little pigs missing or may have been taken in Prescott
‘I just want my babies back,’ owner says of 'Mary Anne' and 'Ginger'

Two little pigs are missing in Prescott. No joke.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 16, 2021
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From time to time we find words that mean two very different things. Take, for example, the matter of “growth.”

By Tim Wiederaenders September 16, 2021
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So simple, even a child could operate one.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 13, 2021
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The Prescott City Council has three back-to-back meetings set for Tuesday, Sept. 14, with topics ranging from subdivisions and the tribe to zoning, “Christmas City” funding, birdwatching, and more.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 11, 2021
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People are growing tired of events “returning for first time since COVID” or “returning virtually.”

By Tim Wiederaenders September 9, 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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Hope Fest, an event that began as a small summer concert in 2012, has evolved into a gathering that draws thousands of people to the Yavapai County Courthouse plaza each year.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 6, 2021
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The Town of Prescott Valley is bringing retired Department of Public Safety Director Col. Frank Milstead in this month to consult “to make sure the town sets a level of expectations, and gains an understanding of how officers view and feel about the department.”

By Tim Wiederaenders September 2, 2021
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I receive a lot of studies, ranking cities across the nation in some way or another. And I’m here to tell you: believe less than half of them.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 26, 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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One of the most common calls I receive each week is about the weather, specifically the rainfall totals. (Why not, it’s what we talk about on the phone with our relatives; that and health issues, right!?)

By Tim Wiederaenders August 19, 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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Sheriff David Rhodes was cited for operating a boat under the influence (OUI) Saturday, Aug. 7, at Lake Powell, and out of accountability and transparency he has come forward.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 12, 2021
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After receiving some calls about newspaper recycling this week, I decided to investigate a bit. The result: some Lions have thrown in the towel, others have not.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 12, 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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A concerned reader called Thursday to inquire about the city’s primary election. As he stated correctly, a true “primary” picks the people you want to see in the General Election.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 5, 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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In an update to the 2020 audit being conducted by the Arizona Senate, our Phoenix correspondent sent the following:

By Tim Wiederaenders July 29, 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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One thing most people love to talk about is the weather. In fact, if you’ve ever had a conversation with Mom or Dad on the phone, invariably the topic of “how hot is it there?” comes up.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 22, 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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Many of us live in Prescott, but we don’t live in Prescott. That is a distinction having to do with on which side of the city limits line(s) your property sits.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 15, 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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Prescott Regional Airport was shut down Sunday afternoon, July 11, for more than an hour as a result of 80-plus mph winds and an apparent funnel cloud.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 11, 2021
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When the news stories say Lake Mead is at only 36% of its capacity, it is troublesome — but does not greatly, rather does not directly, affect the Prescott area.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 8, 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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The Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Parade Committee reported the following winners in the 2021 parade, which was Saturday, July 3, in downtown Prescott ...

By Tim Wiederaenders July 3, 2021
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Parts of the internet are blowing up over Postal Service deliveries, or the lack thereof, in at least the Williamson Valley and Viewpoint areas of the Quad Cities.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 1, 2021
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What appeared to be a nothing (is there such a thing?) wildland fire last week has exploded across nearly 79,000 acres as of Tuesday mid-day, June 29.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 29, 2021
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I had camping reservations on the Coconino National Forest for this weekend, but officials there closed it.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 24, 2021

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