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Press Pass
By Tim Wiederaenders
Daily Courier Editor Tim Wiederaenders shares his insights.
Disasters for everyone; how about generosity?
Each area of the country has its crosses to bear.

In the Midwest, it's tornadoes. The East has ice storms, and the Southeast and Gulf have hurricanes. The West Coast has earthquakes, in the Northwest it is earthquakes and a volcano. For the Southwest, we face wildfires.

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Tearful interview with Bode Miller was more about ratings
Bode Miller won the bronze Sunday, but also cried. Did NBC do the right thing?
Monday, February 17, 2014
Goodwill, giving all year round
While considering my resolutions for 2014 and looking at dCourier.com, I was struck by our community's amount of giving. Every year around Christmas time, we see wonderful displays of Prescott-area residents' charitable hearts.
Thursday, January 02, 2014
District vs. charter schools: is competition working?
It is not a new concept: competition. Many years ago, the state of Arizona took the nation's lead in educational alternatives - spearheading the charter school concept.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Will we ever get back to good wages?
I recently approved/posted a reader's article comment that urged the City of Prescott to "fairly compensate" its employees. The rub: the person they care about "hasn't had a raise in six years."
Monday, October 21, 2013
Avoid quicksand in strike against Syria
The United States is knocking on the door of war and, while the right thing to do is not turn a blind eye to the killing of innocents by chemical means, this country does not need another Afghanistan or Iraq.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Yarnell Hill Recovery Group: the enduring boots-on-the-ground effort
On the front page Friday we published a story about the Yarnell Hill Fire, specifically how 30 percent of the 129 structures destroyed in Yarnell and Peeples Valley were not covered by homeowners insurance. And now for more to the story.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Evacuate or not from Doce Fire?
A fire that no one thought would top Granite Mountain reached the bottom of the mass within what seemed like minutes Tuesday evening; thus, the Doce Fire - that I thought would never get close to my house - was now less than a few miles from the place I call home.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Roadwork is 'hell'
It is always curious to residents when a roadwork project sees completion, only to have it torn up for manholes and water caps or be paved again only months later.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Is the U.S. safe anymore?
More than a decade ago the tranquility and safety of the U.S. was shattered on 9/11. Today, medical workers had to aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon after two explosions rocked the area, according to the Associated Press.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Come clean over Iron Brotherhood
In pondering a topic for this blog entry, I could not shake thoughts about the Iron Brotherhood controversy. In short, it involves retired and active police officers ...
Friday, March 22, 2013

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