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Friday Catchall: Fireworks (no), and Rock Springs pie (yes)

The Friday Catchall: • FIREworks – As we approach the Fourth of July, and knowing last weekend’s rain amounted to spitting on a campfire, I have to say get ready for the City of Prescott – and anywhere else locally – to seriously consider cancelation of this year’s fireworks shows.

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Wiederaenders: News to turn your frown upside down

In a world in which we hear so many negatives — such as immigrant parents and children being separated at the border — there must be some positive news out there.

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Friday Catchall: Deputies give 110 percent, Cali-influx? and racism

It does not happen every day, but when it does our Sheriff’s deputies are ready. Here’s another side to the story…

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Wiederaenders: Preparation and a look to the past prove valuable

This time of year brings two things – roadwork and the threat of fires.

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Wiederaenders: Trash will exist as long as lazy slobs live among us

A reader recently wrote in to the Courier asking about a ban on plastic shopping bags: “Clean up on Glassford Hill Road!”

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Home lost in fire near Walker; crews contain to property

A house fire on Treehouse Court in Walker claimed a cabin Friday night but all residents escaped safely, said Dwight D’Evelyn, spokesman for the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

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Friday Catchall: Murder, again; and bear safety

• MURDER & BOATS – It appears that Mexico or the waters near it are not the safest places in the world.

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Friday Catchall: ‘Hotshotville’? How about kids these days - kudos served

• HOTSHOTS — As we near the fifth anniversary of the tragic loss of Prescott’s 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots, I am hearing a lot of thoughts from many people from faraway places.

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Friday Catchall: Turkey time, fire warnings abound

I spent eight days spring turkey hunting with my wife, Tracy, on the Kaibab National Forest. It was magical.

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Friday Catchall: State budget is first step for education

We all learned Thursday morning lawmakers in the Arizona Legislature approved the state budget including a lot of education funding.

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