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Editorial: Protect only what you want to keep
We don't believe in coincidences.

Since Friday afternoon, firefighters have been battling the Fisher fire south of Flagstaff and, despite strong winds, have been able to increase their advantage to 75 percent containment, holding the blaze to 175 acres near the Canyon Vista Campground.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Letter: Big money has killed democracy
EDITOR:

The McCuthcheon vs. FEC ruling by the Supreme Court has again demonstrated the Supreme Court's, 5-to-4 majority's intention to legalize bribery of our elected (purchased) leaders. Now the wealthy can more conveniently contribute unlimited amounts to control who will become the decision makers in our former democracy.
(31 comments)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Letter: Auction blows new Kiwanian away
EDITOR:

As the Prescott Kiwanis Auction for the Children winds down, all I can say is WOW!
(2 comments)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Editorial: Rancher's stance mocks public rights
It's a tough business being a cattle rancher. Sure, it's romantic, with horses and cowboys and roundups and branding parties and all that, but in the end it's a business, and one that ought to call for everyone involved to play on the same level field.
(92 comments)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Letter: PV is wrong to 'Stand with Israel'
EDITOR:

Recently, the Prescott Valley Town Council issued a proclamation, We Stand with Israel. In supporting Israel's military occupation that imprisons 1.7 million Christian and Muslim Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, is to be uninformed and unjust.
(34 comments)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Letter: Alzheimer's disease deserves more effort
EDITOR:

On April 7, the Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum began in Washington, D.C., to raise awareness of a disease reaching epidemic proportions.
(6 comments)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Editorial: 'Dinner for the Diamond' hits a home run in helping students
When times are tough, a community bands together. And that effort can grow and grow and grow.
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Column: Local attraction is magical, life-changing
When I was a young nipper, maybe five or six, my mother told me that she was going to take me to a magical place. That's all she said to me. But it was enough to persuade me to give up my usual Saturday morning frolic with friends in the nearby park.
(13 comments)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Editorial: Distracted drivers on road to disaster
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and it's not meant to get more laws on the books to penalize people who cause accidents or get caught talking or texting on their cellphones while behind the wheel.
(11 comments)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Editorial: Golf company will get course out of the rough
Teeing up on number one, a golfer has several choices to make, lots of swing thoughts to sift through. For many of us, the best way to start is by conjuring up that mental picture of a smooth, sweet swing and an in-control drive, right down the middle.
(3 comments)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Catchall: ERAU dedication couldn't be more apt
On Thursday the Prescott campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University had about 150 visitors who witnessed a touching ceremony.
(2 comments)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Letter: Everyone will be watching new child protection agency
Thank you for your thoughtful article about the state budget and its failure to fund child protective services at an adequate level from the get-go.
(3 comments)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Letter: Local dog rescue group bowled over by support
Circle L Dog Rescue wants to thank Antelope Lanes and all the bowlers who came out on March 22 to support our Cosmic Bowling Fundraiser to benefit the dogs at Circle L.
Friday, April 11, 2014

Letter: Public school teachers deserve our support, thanks
Thank you for creating the Quad-City Public School pages. I so appreciate following all the good our public schools are doing in spite of our community not supporting bonds and over rides.
(5 comments)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Letter: Developers want your scenic views for their customers
The idea of the Touchmark Senior Living Community is a nice concept. However, the Touchmark developer wants to receive special city permission to increase the building height above the allowable 50-foot limit.
(23 comments)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Letter: Arizona teams played well; better luck next time
Congratulations on the final elite eight round that the University of Arizona men's basketball team reached a short time ago, before falling in a heartbreaker of a game to the University of Wisconsin.
Friday, April 11, 2014

Editorial: What is Obama's role in Ukraine?
While the world awaits word of exactly where the missing Malaysian airplane ended up, the controversy it unseated from the headlines has become like a scene from the Wizard of Oz.
(29 comments)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Column: Disagree, but please keep it civil
I have many liberal friends. They tolerate my conservative Constitutional views and I tolerate their more progressive views.
(48 comments)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Letter: Tax-Aide experience was nearly perfect
What a wonderful group of people working at the AARP Tax-Aide. Each and every one of you deserve so much praise for a job well done.
(1 comments)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Letter: Touchmark doesn't deserve variance
As you know, the public on April 1 did not have the opportunity in the Prescott City Council workshop to express their opinions on the new presentation of the Touchmark at the Ranch.
(5 comments)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Letter: It's time to end the War on Drugs
With all of the recent hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth over the prospect of legalizing marijuana, I have a few questions.
(25 comments)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Editorial: PUSD raises a step in right direction
The Prescott Unified School District appears to have pulled off a miracle of sorts in granting across-the board raises to its faculty and staff for the 2014-15 school year.
(1 comments)

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Column: Tax credits discredit public schools
The Arizona legislature sure seems to hate public schools. Actually it runs much deeper than that.
(13 comments)

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Letter: Workers deserve at least a living wage
The column, "Minimum wage hike hurts everyone," by Keith Hall and Robert Greene deserves a response in the interests of truth and fairness.
(31 comments)

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Letter: Seeing kids on hike was refreshing
Friday on Thumb Butte, I encountered several groups of children hiking, each group accompanied by one or more adults.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Letter: Raising wages won't destroy economy
I feel that I simply must respond to the various items in the newspapers and magazines about how devastating raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour is going to be to the economy. Fear that thousands of low-wage jobs will be lost is preposterous.
(15 comments)

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Editorial: Hide the beer, the ACA is here
Day by day, the Affordable Care Act is becoming more comfortable around average Americans and their governments. Before long, it may be sleeping on our couches and making midnight raids on the refrigerator.
(11 comments)

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Letter: 'Freedom of choice' carries dangers
EDITOR:

I see that we are addressing the critical issue of legalizing the cultivation, processing, marketing, possession and use of cannabis.
(21 comments)

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Letter: Voting should be for citizens only
EDITOR:

As a citizens' voting law approaches reality, opponents vow to fight. Who are the opponents to this law? A really good question.
(33 comments)

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Letter: Hal Wenthe will be dearly missed
EDITOR:

As a friend and neighbor of the late Hal Wenthe. I just wanted to say how much he will be missed.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Editorial: Long past time for immigration reform
It's unfathomable that people would protest deportation of illegal immigrants.

But, that's exactly what happened across the country Saturday when demonstrators rallied in an effort once again to push President Barack Obama to put a freeze on deportations, according to Associated Press reports.
(22 comments)

Monday, April 07, 2014

Letter: What is the sun's impact on climate?
Editor:

When talking about global warming, I do not hear much about our main heating body, the sun.
(42 comments)

Monday, April 07, 2014

Letter: Airport upgrades would be beneficial
Editor:

Prescott's leaders are wise to carefully consider the future of the local airport.

Across the nation, it's clear that commercial air service is a critical component for smart economic development.
(13 comments)

Monday, April 07, 2014

Letter: Tired of the players? Elect a new team
Editor:

I am amazed at the number of letters written where the individual does not understand our form of government and capitalism. Case in point, the letter from DJ Wood, "Corporate oligarcy should not be legal."
(16 comments)

Monday, April 07, 2014

Editorial: Help stop child abuse by making a donation on Arizona Gives Day
There are many national commemorative months during the calendar year. There's National Pet Month.
(5 comments)

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Column: Words of wisdom smooth life's roads
Here is the sixth installment of Granddaddyisms I shared with our grandson a few years ago when he was a teenager.
(5 comments)

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Talk of the Town: We can't miss chance to save the Dells
In the last couple of months, several things have happened in the effort to protect the heart of the Granite Dells, the gem of Prescott.
(17 comments)

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Editorial: Hunting laws need reinforcing
When common sense is lacking, government agencies see the need to step in with legislation or ordinances that seek to prohibit what might be called stupidity.
(10 comments)

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Talk of the Town: Take steps to reduce outdoor water use
April is Water Awareness Month (WAM), officially designated via Executive Order by Arizona's Governor in 2008.
(6 comments)

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Editorial: Wars, mental illness take too many lives
With the month of March came a milestone that many may not have been aware of or thought much about its significance.
(31 comments)

Friday, April 04, 2014

Friday Catchall: Help solve mystery of Baby Bell
The Friday Catchall:

MYSTERY BABY - Susan Wernett of Phoenix emailed me to say she was doing some genealogy research online and, while checking some California newspapers, she came across an interesting article in the Los Angeles Herald related to Prescott dated Jan. 18, 1898.
(1 comments)

Friday, April 04, 2014

Editorial: Healthcare act rights a wrong
Something about the Affordable Care Act cannot be denied - it is working to help get coverage for uninsured Americans.
(95 comments)

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Column: Obamacare mandates vs. religious freedom
Last week the Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases that have been combined, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius.
(62 comments)

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Letter: Volunteering can be life-changing
April is National Volunteer month. If any of you would like to make your life feel more fulfilled, think about volunteering in your area.
Thursday, April 03, 2014

Letter: Gun fans shooting themselves in foot
OK, I'm mad as hell. I just got back from Doce Pit Road, where I went to chronograph some gun loads for my little .375 H&H.
(82 comments)

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Letter: Actions speak louder than letters
I just received Rep. Paul Gosar's weekly email in which he attempts to show he's doing something.
(14 comments)

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Editorial: We alone can make Prescott 'firewise'
Within the past couple of weeks, Prescott firefighters were called to a brush fire in a north Prescott neighborhood.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Letter: Resident glad she moved to Prescott
I moved to Prescott as a recent widow in October 2004. I have a home by the creek and it is a delightful and very serene area.
(8 comments)

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Letter: Thanks to all who aided in search
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of those who have been helping our family over the past few months since our son/brother Tom's disappearance in the Red Rock Wilderness.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Letter: In defense of the 'evil Republicans'
In response to the letter to the editor published on March 25, titled "Actions, not words, speak most clearly," I would address the specific items the letter writer talked about.
(37 comments)

Wednesday, April 02, 2014


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