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Wiederaenders: Where there’s smoke, fire crews are being proactive

It was with a bit of dismay that I read the comments coming into my email’s inbox this past week regarding the smoke that surprised all of us Friday morning, Sept. 13.

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Smoke in the Quad Cities? It's from up north

Whiskey Fire on Coconino National Forest tops 3,500 acres

The smoke you awoke to Friday morning, Sept. 13, in the Quad Cities was from the 3,500-acre Whiskey Fire, which is burning on the Coconino National Forest.

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Friday Catchall: Scramble versus roundabouts, one will remain

Prescott pedestrians are scrambling across the intersection of Gurley and Montezuma streets. It is a two-week experiment by the city to see whether it improves traffic flow (people and drivers).

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Friday Catchall: This is our city council, get involved

A group of readers reached out to me this week asking how City of Prescott officials cannot see the mandate from the Primary Election.

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Supes wade into water, drainage, tax issues Sept. 4; agenda includes $2.99M in vehicle purchases

Water and drainage concerns are among the items the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will consider at their meeting Wednesday, Sept. 4.

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APS deals with triple-threat, storm-related power failures in Prescott area, county

Three separate power outages Sunday night and Monday morning in the western part of Yavapai County and the tri-city area kept Arizona Power Service crews busy overnight and into Labor Day.

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Friday Catchall: Forget ‘single shot’ votes, runoff – think election by cards

The Friday Catchall: • ELECTION – The conclusion of the City of Prescott primary on Tuesday, Aug. 27, had a few surprises and questions. It was amazing to see the number of votes challenger Cathey Rusing garnered (11,677); that’s about 73%. Congratulations, Cathey!

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Friday Catchall: Historical reenactments do not create killers

The Friday Catchall: • GUNS – A recent letter to the editor posed the question of whether anyone finds it “creepy in this age of mass murders by gunfire … (that) Prescott finds it necessary to celebrate its cowboy heritage” with reenacted shootouts downtown.

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Friday Catchall: City’s debt depends on benefits; say no to torching weeds

This week was an interesting exercise in investments, or at least learning (more) about them.

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Wiederaenders: State treasurer looking after our assets

Kimberly Yee was the champion of Arizona student journalists seeking First Amendment protections.

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