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Friday Catchall: Never-ending fight over water, ‘Pres-Kit’

The Friday Catchall: • WATER – Years ago, 2006 to be exact, The Daily Courier published an anniversary book commemorating 125 years of service to the area. It included chapters on the railroad, the Great Fire, statehood, movies and the Smoki, among others. One of those “others” was a chapter about water.

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Column: Our properties are at risk of wild animals, too

Friends and people I talk with — who have never been to the Prescott area — often act surprised that we have “seasons.”

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Black bear sighted multiple times in Prescott Valley in past month; trapping unsuccessful

Lynx Creek, Victorian Estates, Diamond Valley and now StoneRidge

Prescott Valley Animal Control Supervisor Tim Yogerst has a message: Don’t feed the bears. In fact, don’t leave your trash unsecured or pet food out.

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Friday Catchall: Flyin’ high and the color of October

If you attended the Wings Out West airshow this past Saturday you experienced a real treat. I did not — went to work on the Sunday edition; however, I was amazed by the show too.

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Friday Catchall: Love Prescott, get shots, delete those emails

On occasion I see comments that make me wonder: why do people live here?

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Friday Catchall: Keep petitions local; NEWS not acronym

I read with interest an article about how an attorney for the state asked a federal judge to uphold a law that challengers say is designed to make it more difficult for people to propose their own laws.

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Update: Johnson Fire tops 200 acres; evacuations lifted

Surprise Fire no longer a concern

The Johnson Fire, which is 8 miles south of Prescott, on the Bradshaw Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest, has burned approximately 200 acres and has zero containment.

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Friday Catchall: Get out the vote, avoid fake news, clutter

The Friday Catchall: • VOTING CYCLE – The next chance to vote is coming up fast. Yavapai County Recorder Leslie Hoffman reports upcoming elections for the City of Prescott (council – one seat), Town of Dewey-Humboldt (APS franchise agreement), and Inscription Canyon Ranch Sanitary District all on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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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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