The Friday Catchall this week is about giving and taking:• TAXES – We hate ’em and the government wants them. Taxes support government, and when the tax reform debate in Washington, D.C., promises thousands in reduction for middle-class families, for example, you cannot help but watch with interest. I would love to get more back come tax time (not holding my breath). Then there’s the state component of this: Don’t expect much, as we reported Thursday.
• NOISE – Music (rather, its noise) took center stage at the Prescott City Council meeting Tuesday, when the city’s noise ordinance was up for review. We’re not talking about the barking dog (an entirely other column I could write). No, it’s about events downtown – often at the middle school, not necessarily on Whiskey Row or the plaza – that result in noise complaints. “When I can hear the words to a song in my living room, (the music) is too loud,” a resident of McCormick Street said.
The Daily Courier’s editorial board has taken a dim view of movies making money off of tragedy. With that in mind, I attended the press screening of “Only the Brave” Monday night in Scottsdale. The movie is the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, something near and dear to many of us in Prescott. The movie exposes the curious public to the crew that became one of the most elite firefighting teams in the nation, culminating with their deaths on June 30, 2013, fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire.
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