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Some people who do not want the new jail and justice center built on Prescott Lakes Parkway think the facility will kill property values.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 6, 2020
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Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk appears to have held off a challenge for her office in the Aug. 4 Primary Election, ending Tuesday night with 69.24% to David Stringer’s 30.76% of the vote.

By Tim Wiederaenders August 4, 2020
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MASKS — OK, I know we’re getting tired of the Great Mask Debate — to wear them or not. But play along with me here with this true scenario. In our community, we have leaders and some are adamantly opposed to the wearing of face coverings for a variety of reasons. I’m not talking about our mayors, who have not mandated them but do wear them if they cannot socially distance.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 30, 2020
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Carl and Marsha Mueller of Prescott are fighting for justice and information – in the dark.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 24, 2020
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“Not once but twice” is what some critics of the new Yavapai County jail said recently concerning defeat of the concept at the polls. Their message: “No means no.”

By Tim Wiederaenders July 23, 2020
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A group of child-welfare investigators with the Prescott office of the Arizona Department of Child Safety have been reportedly fired for wearing T-shirts stating "professional kidnapper" on the front.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 22, 2020
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This election cycle and in recent weeks many Prescott-area residents have been voicing opposition to the new Yavapai County justice center (aka the new county jail in Prescott).

By Tim Wiederaenders July 18, 2020
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“Is the world closed? When did all this happen?” Those are questions two readers related to me over the past two weeks.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 16, 2020
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When it comes to antique cars and trucks, the “Holy Grail” for the Prescott Antique Auto Club is Prescott Ladder Truck No. 1.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 15, 2020
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It’s day 15 of Yavapai Silent Witness’ Catch 22 Program. Today Yavapai County law enforcement is asking for your help in finding Jefferson E. Perales.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 14, 2020
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A structure fire — in dramatic fashion — took over the building of a steel fabrication business in the 600 block of South Granite Street in Prescott at around 12:05 a.m. Friday, July 10.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 11, 2020
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I am going to go out on a limb here: Every president of the United States has been elected by the Electoral College.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 9, 2020
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Carol Sundberg of Prescott is not looking to get a tummy tuck or a nose job, she needs doctors to fix her heart.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 4, 2020
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While I generally remind people about holidays – they’re not about barbecues; please remember the veterans or the reason for the season – tomorrow’s Fourth of July is the opposite.

By Tim Wiederaenders July 2, 2020
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Yavapai County’s record of COVID-19 positive cases jumped by 23 with the Community Health Services report Tuesday morning, June 30, for a total of 794. That followed 157 over the weekend, as well as two additional deaths — for nine total.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 30, 2020
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Oh, how things can change in a few days.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 27, 2020
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Prescott Frontier Days continues to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic and has made the decision to cancel the rodeo dances and July 4 parade for this year.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 26, 2020
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Our government leadership in the Quad Cities seems to be either too focused on party politics or they are zeroing in on economics and “personal responsibility,” when it comes to mask mandates — or the lack thereof.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 25, 2020
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Imagine attempting to play or parent a toddler and preschooler amid the hubbub of a McDonald’s play space; bonding with an infant at a traffic-busy outdoor park with no place for feeding or a quiet nap.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 22, 2020
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Mayor Croft: No mask requirement for Chino Valley amid COVID-19
Croft, Yavapai County leaders strongly encourage them

Yavapai County leaders made it unanimous last week that governments in the quad-city area and the county will not make wearing masks mandatory to fight the coronavirus.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 22, 2020
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The Prescott City Council will be busy Tuesday, June 23, with three meetings with topics that range from an opioid legal update and reviewing property tax rates to approving a contract for shelter services with the Yavapai Humane Society.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 20, 2020
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Father’s Day is a different day of observance for me. I have a child who I am so proud of, and I see fathers in my life who have helped me along the way.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 20, 2020
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While you are debating with friends and loved-ones whether or not to wear a mask to combat COVID-19, we need to be ever-vigilant. Against fires and what causes them.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 18, 2020
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It’s unanimous: No mask mandates in Quad Cities, county
However, Prescott, Yavapai County leaders strongly encourage them

City of Prescott and Yavapai County leaders made it unanimous Thursday morning that governments in the Quad Cities and the county will not make wearing masks mandatory to fight the coronavirus.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 18, 2020
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Prescott Valley and Chino Valley governments have no plans to make wearing masks mandatory.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 17, 2020
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What is important during the COVID-19 pandemic, as some places — such as Arizona — record more and more confirmed cases of infections?

By Tim Wiederaenders June 13, 2020
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If you had told me six months ago much of our communities would be shut down because of a virus, to the extent they have been, I would have said you were crazy.

By Tim Wiederaenders June 11, 2020
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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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