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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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Friday Catchall: Tax rate depends on context; airport’s a gem

Every time a tax increase is proposed, we at the Courier hear from two different camps — those who look at it as a glass half-full scenario, and those who are what I refer to as doomsday-ers (looking only at the biggest number).

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Friday Catchall: Marijuana, Iran have cash in common

• IRISH POT OF CASH — I do not have a problem with people who use medical marijuana for a legitimate reason.

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Signal back up at Glassford, Lakeshore; company to be held responsible

A crew worked on a new traffic signal at Glassford Hill Road and Lakeshore Drive in Prescott Valley on Monday morning, July 22.

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Wiederaenders: Door-to-door sales a thing of the past?

While working on a project on the front porch several years back, movement out of the corner of my eye caused me to turn to the east. It was a man walking across my property.

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Update: Cellar Fire growth halted

Fire condition changes expected with monsoon weather

Increases in relative humidity and cloud cover are contributing to a gradual deescalation of the Cellar Fire, which was at about 7,512 acres Monday morning, July 22, the Forest Service reported.

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Friday Catchall: Wildfire – be prepared, expect nothing

What a difference a week makes, huh?! The Cellar Fire, which was ignited by lightning south of Prescott on Sunday, July 14, has taken hold and torched more than 6,500 acres.

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Wiederaenders: Man on moon? What’s real? Where were you?!

I can remember where I was when Elvis Presley died.

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Friday Catchall: New jail was promise, not threat

Many voters five years ago — based on article comments, emails, phone calls and letters to the editor — were loud and clear: “We do not want a new county jail.”

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Wiederaenders: You can’t just shoot coyotes, or can you?

Everyone has a story about coyotes, those raggedy, dog-like animals that howl and yip at night in the hills surrounding our communities.

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Friday Catchall: Imagine generations not knowing of water wars

A long-gone Prescott tradition is making a pseudo-return Saturday afternoon, July 6, downtown with “controlled” water fights and soakings.

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7 jailed after PANT investigations; fentanyl laced drugs seized

‘Fentanyl is being pressed into virtually every counterfeit pill.’

Seven Prescott-area residents were arrested in late June by Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) detectives on a variety of drug offenses involving fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine.

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Friday Catchall: ‘Sorry, We’re Closed’ signs won’t stop growth

• BALANCE — “The reason there is so much traffic downtown is because there are too many cars! Has anyone thought of limiting new apartments or subdivision permits?”

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Friday Catchall: Dells activism strikes nerve for outsiders

DELLS — It appears I have struck a nerve, stating that efforts to save Granite Dells have not translated into political activism. Specifically, four people are seeking three seats on the Prescott City Council, but only one is an “outsider.”

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Friday Catchall: Dells doesn’t translate into activism; it’s hot out there

DELLS & COUNCIL — The issue of Arizona Eco Development’s proposed annexation and project in the Granite Dells is far from over; at the same time, I am hearing more and more from concerned residents about the Prescott City Council elections.

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Wiederaenders: No raise for you, lawmakers

The governor of Arizona has spoken, much to the chagrin of the state’s legislators. No raise for you!

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Friday Catchall: Decriminalizing, chemical alterations, denying truth?

• MAGIC — That’s what they call them: “magic mushrooms.”

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Friday Catchall: Should criminal illegals be ‘removable’?

Congressman Paul Gosar has reintroduced the Criminal Alien Removal Clarification Act, saying that non-citizens, convicted of a felony or two or more misdemeanors, are “removable.”

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Wiederaenders: Summer is here, just not the weather — yet

Nearly 43 million Americans have started their summers with a Memorial Day weekend getaway this year, AAA News reports.

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Friday Catchall: Giving yourself a raise; MVD’s pesky $32 fee

Upon hearing our legislators are giving themselves a raise, two things sound a little hinky.

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Wiederaenders: This is what we do

Each day the notices, photos and articles that we post to dCourier.com give you a heads-up about pending activities or things in the recent past.

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Friday Catchall: Budgets, holdouts, water, sausage — what a mess!

While I know budgets are not the sexiest of topics (kinda like watching paint dry), you have to admit the Arizona legislature and governor have quite the challenge this year.

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Wiederaenders: Robberies among increasing trends we pay for

Three trends are on an apparent upswing. The first two, most everyone sees or hears: robo calls and scams. They can go hand in hand.

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Ranch to Table fetes Prescott Valley Chamber’s incorporation, more

The Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce heralded the 45th anniversary of its incorporation, as well as the foundation the Fain Family provided for the town, with the Ranch to Table event Thursday, May 9, 2019, at The Event Spot in Prescott Valley.

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Friday Catchall: It’s wet out there, for now; no stops on 69

WEATHER — It has been a strange week, or I should say, a strange month of May, so far. Rain, hail, thunderstorms — it’s all a little out of the ordinary for a time of year when we expect fire restrictions to kick in at any moment.

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Prescott blanketed in hail; more storms to come

The Prescott area – and much of Northern Arizona – received a blanketing of hail Wednesday, May 8, as a result of the day’s storms rumbling through the area, according to the National Weather Service.

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Wiederaenders: Border situation coming apart at seams

With all of the news about people coming into the United States illegally, the border wall projected to cost billions of dollars, and flawed detention centers for families — something is not adding up.

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Friday Catchall: Whiskey, OK; but fentanyl, robo calls, no

WHISKEY – I admit I do not drink, but it is confounding when people complain about our community events – last weekend’s Whiskey Off-Road mountain biking and this weekend’s Whiskey Row Marathon – being a bad influence.

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Friday Catchall: Growing sales taxes, terrorists & fire response times

This week, Kelli Ward, the head of the Arizona Republican Party, sought to rally GOP lawmakers to allow on the 2020 ballot a plan to boost the state sales tax for education.

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Friday Catchall: Good Friday is much more somber for me

Today is a day that, with Good Friday combined with April 19, is much more somber for me. Seems that 24 years ago today my career changed.

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Wiederaenders: Breaking rules sends wrong message

Life is about rules, whether we like it or not.

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Friday Catchall: Meter the parking, put pride aside

You’ve likely heard that Ron Drake of “Flip this Town” has been here offering ways for Prescott to keep its downtown vital, even improve it.

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Friday Catchall: Save the Dells a seat; is it ‘permanent’ or ‘voting’?

The Prescott City Council on Tuesday, March 26, unanimously turned down the Save the Dells position that 500 acres of land in the Granite Dells be set aside as a regional park.

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Wiederaenders: This has to stop, Mr. President

“I’m not a fan of John McCain,” President Donald Trump said again this past week in an interview taped for Fox Business Network.

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Friday Catchall: Origin of ‘Everybody’s Hometown,’ taxes & (bug) ladders

Elisabeth Ruffner may not be happy about this, or at a minimum controversies live on.

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Wiederaenders: We’ve lost our grandma

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

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Friday Catchall: ‘Sunshine’ attitudes, luck o’ the Irish

• 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.

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Wiederaenders: Daylight Savings Day? How about Find a Phone Booth!

We have a difficult situation — call it an ongoing conundrum: People often call to complain we did not observe a certain “day.”

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Need2Know: Kohl’s is safe; no new Fry’s; and new dry cleaning service

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.

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Friday Catchall: Fighting robo calls, unfunded school mandates

ROBO THIS! — I hate robo calls. There, I said it. I imagine you don’t exactly like them either.

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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.

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Wiederaenders: Animals need help; what would you do?

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,

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Friday Catchall: Do almonds lactate? One lawmaker is worried

Our lawmakers in Phoenix are at it again — being too literal, at a minimum; or wasting time in general.

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Wiederaenders: Snow records and fun with the dog!

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

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Friday Catchall: Anonymous lotto winners, fighting over water

Playing the lottery — with the chance to win millions of dollars — could be life changing.

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Wiederaenders: I like my stuff, get your own!

I like a warm truck in the morning.

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