• SUNSHINE— As you have seen in the pages of the Courier this week, it is Sunshine Week. This is an effort to show the importance of public records and transparency in government.
We have a difficult situation — call it an ongoing conundrum: People often call to complain we did not observe a certain “day.”
Kohl’s is trying something new, shrinking 10 of its stores and leasing out that part to Planet Fitness in 2019, the corporation announced Tuesday, March 5.
ROBO THIS! — I hate robo calls. There, I said it. I imagine you don’t exactly like them either.
Nearly 400 Family Dollar stores will close in 2019, but the discount retail company is not yet sharing which stores will or may close, said Kayleigh M. Painter, manager of Investor and Media Relations for Dollar Tree Inc., which owns Family Dollar.
Today, March 3, kicks off the Courier Cares “Lew Loves the Zoo” fundraiser. The Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, 1403 Heritage Park Road, Prescott, is a “rescue” zoo — meaning,
Our lawmakers in Phoenix are at it again — being too literal, at a minimum; or wasting time in general.
Playing the lottery — with the chance to win millions of dollars — could be life changing.
This week I told you in a column about how Prescott has more than four seasons (winter, spring, summer, fall) — including also fire season and the monsoons.
When I first moved to Arizona at the end of 1990, all I knew was two seasons existed here: hot and damn hot.
Bedrock City, which opened in Valle, Arizona — between Williams and Tusayan — closed Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, after 47 years.
The state has received the resignation of Philip Schlotter as superintendent of the Arizona Pioneers’ Home in Prescott, according to the Arizona Department of Administration.
Waz Taylor has an affinity for the United States. From Sheffield, South Yorkshire in England, he visited Arizona about six years ago.
Some girls want to be in Cub and Boy Scout troops. One little girl, Lisa, who I remember from when I was growing up and in Cub Scouts, attended all the meetings with her brother.
That 900-pound elephant on the road certainly comes with a price: everyone has an opinion about it.
The Friday Catchall: OK, so how about some 900-pound elephants, err, trucks in the room?
A lot of people now think of Prescott, Arizona, when considering where to retire, glorious downtowns, most romantic, community wellbeing, best value, and best places to see, among others.
The debate continues over Save the Dells versus Arizona Eco Development. (I should state “talk” continues because one side speaking out does not make a debate; the City of Prescott and AED have been quiet publicly.)
This week I was left wondering whether a lot of people have moved to the Prescott area — and are not used to the method of snow removal here (main streets then side streets) — or if we have become a magnet for people who cannot drive in the white stuff.
In the past 24 hours my view about a border wall has shifted a bit.
We told you about the dead and dying trees in the forests of Arizona and New Mexico this week. What the Associated Press article did not say is what can and should be done.
Santa Claus has come and gone for another year. You have cleaned up the wrappings and bows, and plans are well under way today for TV, naps, family time, feasts, trips to see the courthouse plaza lights or Christmas lights contest winners (for the map see dCourier.com/lights), and more shopping deals at the stores tomorrow.
The Prescott area has some of the highest gasoline prices in Arizona.
I have found this to be an interesting week — the condemnation by many community and political leaders of Rep. David Stringer’s remarks, Humboldt schools banning him from the HUSD campuses, and the NAACP reportedly boycotting Prescott as a result.
• CITY HALL — The story about officials with the City of Prescott reimagining the city’s vision, possibly including a new city hall, was interesting — especially considering the changes.
Black Friday is one of those “events” that comes and goes in my family.
• DEBT – Consider the following that a reader sent to me this week about the national debt:
A “rant” that came across my desk recently spoke the truth: These candidates who air negative and accusatory advertisements about their opponents — instead of telling us their stance on issues — do not realize they are actually convincing us not to vote for them
It is with a heavy heart that I have listened to and read readers’ comments about the ordinance concerning distracted driving.
I have received many emails this past week concerning the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors’ action that, as of Nov. 2, will outlaw use of hand-held devices while driving.
Call me whatever you want (ha!), just don’t do it while you’re driving!
Politics are the time when men and women demonstrate their mettle for their fellow citizens, community, state or nation.
It is a strange thing: people expressing their opinions about government issues that can affect their communities — but they do not attend the hearings.
The Daily Courier over the decades has swung right, far right, middle, left, and middle again.
The federal government is looking to extend or increase subsidies to farmers, and raise the ethanol content in gasoline to 15 percent — possibly year-round. I am not a fan.
A disease affecting some mule deer in the Yavapai Hills community and surrounding areas near Prescott has been confirmed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Prescott Police investigated a report Friday evening, Sept. 14, of an armed individual at Prescott High School, 1050 Ruth St., dressed in camouflage clothing, according to a news release.
The county supervisors are considering a cellphone and texting ban while driving. A public hearing is set for Wednesday, Sept. 19. It is ironic.
The crash involving a car and a 9-year-old girl this past weekend in Prescott produced several comments worth noting.
It was with great trepidation Friday night we posted a notice about a 9-year-old child who had been hit by a car while riding a bicycle in Prescott.
The Primary Election was a whirlwind experience this year and it delivered a few surprises.
Anyone who has read my columns for even a short period of time knows I am big on safety and preparation. The most common topic for this is wildfire season — the Prescott area’s annual cause of worry and distress.
• DESTRUCTION — This has been a great monsoon, hasn’t it?! The seasonal rainfall last month took us from 1.5 inches of