December 19, 2020

Opinion

Opinion: Making the Most of Remote Work Requires Balancing the Tradeoffs

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world of work overnight, sending millions to do their jobs online and in isolation. Some organizations had ample experience with telework and had a relatively seamless transition, while many others were left scrambling to operationalize a distributed workforce in the course of a few short weeks. While things may have been

Local

Holiday Closures for the Prescott National Forest

All Prescott National Forest offices will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24, Friday, Dec. 25, and Friday, Jan. 1, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. President Trump signed an executive order on Dec. 11 to make Christmas Eve a federal holiday this year. Forest offices will resume virtual business hours on Monday,

Opinion

Consumers Beware of Gifts That Are Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

Electronics are at the top of the holiday shopping list for many Americans as families make upgrades to work and learn from home in the wake of COVID-19. They should be careful that seemingly familiar brands are not, in fact, a wolf in sheep’s clothing that could compromise their personal information. Spending on consumer technology

Here’s why Christmas movies are so appealing this holiday season

A still from the 1946 classic ‘It’s A Wonderful Life.’ RKO Pictures/Archive Photos/Moviepix/Getty Images   With the pandemic limiting travel over the holiday season, many Americans will be settling in front of the television to watch their favorite holiday movies, along with their favorite drink – a cup of hot apple cider or a glass

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Fuelwood Permits issued in 2020 expire on December 31, 2020

The Prescott National Forest wishes to remind all fuelwood cutters that your tags and permits that were purchased during the 2020 calendar year expire on December 31, 2020. 2021 firewood wood permits will be available for purchase on January 4, 2021 at $2.00/cord with a $20.00 minimum purchase. New firewood guides and tags will be available

State

Gun sales hit record in 2020, driven by pandemic, protests, politics

Background checks for gun purchases in Arizona hit their highest level ever in 2020, driven by an unprecedented convergence of a pandemic, a summer of national unrest and a presidential election, experts said. With a month left to go in the year, 610,911 background checks had been performed in the state through November, well over

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