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Prescott lost something this past week — its magnitude is almost unfathomable.

By Tim Wiederaenders March 16, 2019
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• 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.

By Tim Wiederaenders March 14, 2019
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We have a difficult situation — call it an ongoing conundrum: People often call to complain we did not observe a certain “day.”

By Tim Wiederaenders March 9, 2019
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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.

By Tim Wiederaenders March 9, 2019
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ROBO THIS! — I hate robo calls. There, I said it. I imagine you don’t exactly like them either.

By Tim Wiederaenders March 7, 2019
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Family Dollar to close nearly 400 stores
No word yet about Prescott-area locations

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.

By Tim Wiederaenders March 6, 2019
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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,

By Tim Wiederaenders March 2, 2019
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Our lawmakers in Phoenix are at it again — being too literal, at a minimum; or wasting time in general.

By Tim Wiederaenders February 28, 2019
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It has been called “Snow-mageddon,” and a record-setting storm. I say the past five days has been a lot of fun!

By Tim Wiederaenders February 24, 2019
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Playing the lottery — with the chance to win millions of dollars — could be life changing.

By Tim Wiederaenders February 21, 2019
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I like a warm truck in the morning.

By Tim Wiederaenders February 16, 2019
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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.

By Tim Wiederaenders February 14, 2019
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When I first moved to Arizona at the end of 1990, all I knew was two seasons existed here: hot and damn hot.

By Tim Wiederaenders February 10, 2019
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Bedrock City, which opened in Valle, Arizona — between Williams and Tusayan — closed Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, after 47 years.

By Tim Wiederaenders February 10, 2019
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Pioneers’ Home superintendent resigns, effective immediately
Past superintendent comes out of retirement as interim

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.

By Tim Wiederaenders February 8, 2019
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Waz Taylor has an affinity for the United States. From Sheffield, South Yorkshire in England, he visited Arizona about six years ago.

By Tim Wiederaenders February 7, 2019
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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.

By Tim Wiederaenders February 2, 2019
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That 900-pound elephant on the road certainly comes with a price: everyone has an opinion about it.

By Tim Wiederaenders January 31, 2019
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The Friday Catchall: OK, so how about some 900-pound elephants, err, trucks in the room?

By Tim Wiederaenders January 24, 2019
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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.

By Tim Wiederaenders January 17, 2019
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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.)

By Tim Wiederaenders January 10, 2019
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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.

By Tim Wiederaenders January 3, 2019
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In the past 24 hours my view about a border wall has shifted a bit.

By Tim Wiederaenders December 29, 2018
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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.

By Tim Wiederaenders December 27, 2018
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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.

By Tim Wiederaenders December 25, 2018
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The Prescott area has some of the highest gasoline prices in Arizona.

By Tim Wiederaenders December 20, 2018
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Did you brave the crowds for Acker Night this year? More pointedly, where did you park to get there?

By Tim Wiederaenders December 13, 2018
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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.

By Tim Wiederaenders December 6, 2018
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• 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.

By Tim Wiederaenders November 29, 2018
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Black Friday is one of those “events” that comes and goes in my family.

By Tim Wiederaenders November 24, 2018
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Many of us use drugs, many more of us than you realize — and it is not good.

By Tim Wiederaenders November 22, 2018
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The headlines on the emails were “Bring a pet home for the holidays” and “Give a pet the best gift of all — a home for the holidays,” something I do not support.

By Tim Wiederaenders November 8, 2018
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• DEBT – Consider the following that a reader sent to me this week about the national debt:

By Tim Wiederaenders October 25, 2018
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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

By Tim Wiederaenders October 18, 2018
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It is with a heavy heart that I have listened to and read readers’ comments about the ordinance concerning distracted driving.

By Tim Wiederaenders October 17, 2018
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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.

By Tim Wiederaenders October 11, 2018
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Call me whatever you want (ha!), just don’t do it while you’re driving!

By Tim Wiederaenders October 4, 2018
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Politics are the time when men and women demonstrate their mettle for their fellow citizens, community, state or nation.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 29, 2018
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It is a strange thing: people expressing their opinions about government issues that can affect their communities — but they do not attend the hearings.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 27, 2018
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The Daily Courier over the decades has swung right, far right, middle, left, and middle again.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 22, 2018
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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.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 20, 2018
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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.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 15, 2018
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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.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 14, 2018
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The county supervisors are considering a cellphone and texting ban while driving. A public hearing is set for Wednesday, Sept. 19. It is ironic.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 13, 2018
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The crash involving a car and a 9-year-old girl this past weekend in Prescott produced several comments worth noting.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 6, 2018
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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.

By Tim Wiederaenders September 1, 2018
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The Primary Election was a whirlwind experience this year and it delivered a few surprises.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 30, 2018
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In a world of travel, in which some people fear going by airplane, the argument is the ratio of safe flights far exceeds crashes compared with drivers and car accidents.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 16, 2018
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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.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 9, 2018
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• DESTRUCTION — This has been a great monsoon, hasn’t it?! The seasonal rainfall last month took us from 1.5 inches of

By Tim Wiederaenders August 2, 2018

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