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Tim Wiederaenders

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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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This week I received some emails from folks wondering where their license plate refund is. Yes, money.

By Tim Wiederaenders May 19, 2022
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Earlier this week I took a break to walk over to the intersection of Highway 69 and Robert Road. Demolition crews were tearing down the old Circle K there and I needed a photo; it had stood vacant for about two years.

By Tim Wiederaenders May 12, 2022
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Ten years ago today, May 8, 2012, I received word that fire was gripping Whiskey Row.

By Tim Wiederaenders May 7, 2022
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Another wildland fire, more lessons learned. Let’s count the ways:

By Tim Wiederaenders May 5, 2022
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What's all that black smoke on the east end of Prescott Valley? It is a large pile of vehicles burning in the U-Pick-It yard.

By Tim Wiederaenders May 5, 2022
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Note – Tim is out of the office this week; he left us with this column from May 2017.

By Tim Wiederaenders April 28, 2022
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• BUSY BUSY – As we all pray for a little less wind this week, and that the Crooks Fire south of Prescott comes to a quick end without harm or destruction (and let’s say, that it stays “south”), consider the amount of information we have at our fingertips.

By Tim Wiederaenders April 21, 2022
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Philanthropy. It is a word that means a desire to improve the material, social and spiritual welfare of humanity, especially through charitable activities.

By Tim Wiederaenders April 16, 2022
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I have watched with interest, it was cringing worthy each time, the developments involving a certain trial on the East Coast over the past three weeks.

By Tim Wiederaenders April 14, 2022
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We have all heard about the Great Resignation, which is a phenomenon thanks to the pandemic — an ongoing economic trend in which employees have voluntarily resigned from their jobs en masse, beginning in early 2021.

By Tim Wiederaenders April 7, 2022
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As I read this weekend about support and opposition to the Biden Administration’s planned (May 2022) sunset of Title 42, I was reminded of the following column from 2013: The hot topic for decades — illegal immigration and what to do about it — is evolving into a push for driver’s licenses.

By Tim Wiederaenders April 4, 2022
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OK, so most of us have seen or heard about actor Will Smith slapping emcee Chris Rock at the Oscars on stage this past weekend.

By Tim Wiederaenders March 31, 2022
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It was not what the Prescott City Council wanted: a new name for the Centennial Center with hitches.

By Tim Wiederaenders March 24, 2022
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It never fails — no matter where you go, that’s the place with the “worst drivers.”

By Tim Wiederaenders March 17, 2022
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• GASOLINE — It was like stepping from a time machine — coming out of the mountains last weekend to see a whole new world.

By Tim Wiederaenders March 10, 2022
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In recent weeks — months, if you count the Prescott City Council working on guidelines for naming buildings in the city — the renaming of the Centennial Center has been in play.

By Tim Wiederaenders March 9, 2022
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You may have heard people talking about it: COVID is waning. That means it is not spreading or surging like it was a few weeks or months ago.

By Tim Wiederaenders March 3, 2022
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Earlier this week I met John Moore, the longtime mayor of Williams, who is running for Congressional District 2. Very energetic, willing-to-help cowboy-type of guy!

By Tim Wiederaenders February 24, 2022
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Oh, what a difference 10 years makes! In this space in 2012, we published this:

By Tim Wiederaenders February 19, 2022
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As the prices at the pump continue to fluctuate (higher?), and the suggestion has surfaced to suspend at least temporarily the federal gas tax (more than 18 cents per gallon)...

By Tim Wiederaenders February 17, 2022
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We have all heard about increases in the minimum wage. In Arizona, it has been ratcheting up over the years and now stands at $12.80 per hour. Across the country have come calls for $15 per hour or more.

By Tim Wiederaenders February 12, 2022
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Lately law enforcement agencies have been conducting “enforcement details” to make sure the motoring public is following the laws they’re supposed to.

By Tim Wiederaenders February 10, 2022
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The threat of death changes a man, or at least the way he lives his life.

By Tim Wiederaenders February 5, 2022
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School districts here in Arizona are facing a quandary. This spring, unless the legislature enacts a spending-limit exemption by March 1, they will have to cut about 17% from their budgets.

By Tim Wiederaenders February 3, 2022
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“Too often in the name of ‘progress,’ which in my opinion is merely a synonym for ‘profit,’ we forfeit not only our liberties and personal rights, but we also sacrifice the reasons we live where we live.”

By Tim Wiederaenders January 27, 2022
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David Stringer, who sought to defeat Sheila Polk in 2020 in the race for Yavapai County attorney, has been reprimanded by an Arizona Supreme Court Presiding Disciplinary Judge for using mailers unethically in his campaign.

By Tim Wiederaenders January 26, 2022
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This year, 2,236 liens are listed for a Feb. 8 Yavapai County online auction.

By Tim Wiederaenders January 20, 2022
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Like Leroy Jethro Gibbs (NCIS), I do not believe in coincidences.

By Tim Wiederaenders January 20, 2022
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Less than one month after Kenneth W. Thompson was killed in prison, the Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday, Jan. 19, ruled on his death penalty appeal, affirming his conviction and sentence in a Prescott Valley double murder.

By Tim Wiederaenders January 19, 2022
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’TIS THE SEASON — We are getting a lot of inquiries this year: “What’s that smoke from?”

By Tim Wiederaenders January 13, 2022
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As some readers of the Courier have noted lately, yes, fatalities in the Quad Cities seem to be increasing.

By Tim Wiederaenders January 6, 2022
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Every now and then I come across a tidbit that makes me nervous but warms the heart.

By Tim Wiederaenders December 30, 2021
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Kenneth W. Thompson, 38, who in 2019 was convicted in a Prescott Valley double-murder case and sentenced to death, has died in prison and his death is being investigated as an apparent homicide, the Arizona Department of Corrections said Thursday, Dec. 30.

By Tim Wiederaenders December 30, 2021
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Over the years I have seen news events, tragedies and issues of concern come and go, in waves.

By Tim Wiederaenders December 25, 2021
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Affinity RV becomes part of statewide RV Retailer group
Bob Been to stay on as general manager

Affinity RV Service & Sales has just become part of a larger group, with its sale to RV Retailer LLC in November.

By Tim Wiederaenders December 18, 2021
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A group of local ladies have started something they call the “Blessing Brunch” — and they’re lighting up the holidays in a unique way.

By Tim Wiederaenders December 16, 2021
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You’ve gotta love the Prescott-area Christmas traditions.

By Tim Wiederaenders December 12, 2021
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Details are emerging surrounding Arizona’s first known case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant — which is in Yavapai County — such as officials believing more omicron-positive individuals likely exist locally.

By Tim Wiederaenders December 9, 2021
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We are seeing a shift. The Prescott City Council is expected to have a “call to the public” soon (at the beginning of the meetings), and the Prescott Unified School District is open to public comments, as long as they’re respectful and relevant.

By Tim Wiederaenders December 9, 2021
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I cannot let this one pass.

By Tim Wiederaenders December 4, 2021