Coming up on the 3rd anniversary of the deadly Yarnell fire that killed 19 Prescott wildland firefighters, another fire ins burning in the chaparral near Yarnell, Az. Very bad news.
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Summer has arrived in Prescott, Az. 96, 99, 94 degrees is hot. Not Phoenix hot, but too hot for me.
We have been using our air conditioner for the past couple of days. Normally we use the evaporative cooler this time of year, the dry summer. The evap is not working, a service technician was here yesterday but he did not have all the parts required. Maybe today? Since we have the A/C it’s not a big deal.
We have 2 kinds of summer in Arizona, dry and wet. In dry summer, the humidity is low and so evaporative coolers work well, and the cost to run these is much less than A/C. Around the start of July wet summer begins with the monsoon season. Humidity is up, evaps stop being effective, so we have to switch to A/C.
An article in our Prescott paper says “Presidential candidates focused on AZ …” Our primary is this Tuesday. It’s a winner-take-all contest.
In AZ and many other smaller population states which tend to vote for the same party consistently, our votes in national elections or primaries don’t count for much. When the outcome is preordained, why even bother? Not this year, at least in the Republican primary. If Trump had won all the big states last Tuesday, he would have had enough delegates to lock in the nomination. But he did not get there. So now AZ votes count.