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It’s beginning to look a lot like a post-COVID Christmas for retailers

In the second holiday season of the pandemic era, goods may cost more, but Americans have more money to spend – and they appear to be eager to spend it. That’s true in Arizona, where retailers say the holiday shopping season is already in full swing and residents are expected to spend anywhere from $590

Law Enforcement

Tips on keeping the Porch Pirates Away from the Prescott Valley Police Department

‘‘Tis the season to be jolly – ‘Tis not the season to be a victim! This year many are still taking their shopping online, which means thieves can expect a plethora of packages at residents’ doorsteps. The Prescott Valley Police Department has a few tips to keep gifts safe from porch pirates this year. Police

Economy

Holiday season moves into high gear but challenges remain

Buoyed by solid hiring, healthy pay gains and substantial savings, shoppers are returning to stores and splurging on all types of items. But the big question is: How much will supply shortages, higher prices and staffing issues dampen their mood this holiday season? Americans, already fatigued with pandemic-induced social distancing policies, may get grumpy if

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

2021 Garden Trends You’ll See at the Garden Center

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, 2020 was an unprecedented year, to say the least. Despite the COVID-induced problems, stay at home orders created a massive demand for gardening. An estimated 18 million new gardeners entered the category nationwide in 2020. That trend is expected to continue and grow in 2021. In Prescott, Watters

Technology

From Zoom to Quibi, the tech winners and losers of 2020

We streamed, we Zoomed, we ordered groceries and houseplants online, we created virtual villages while navigating laptop shortages to work and learn from home. In many ways, 2020′s pandemic-induced isolation threw our dependence on technology into overdrive, snipping away at our real-life connections while bringing digital relationships to the fore. But for every life-changing Zoom,

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