Sunday, June 28, 2015   
  • Always be questioning

    Always be questioning

    Quite a few years ago I remember hearing someone talk about how they trained sales people and using the expression “ABC – Always Be Closing.” Thanks to the internet I just found out this expression was used in the movie Glengarry Glen Ross, a movie I haven’t seen. ... Read More »
  • Staycation 2015

    Staycation 2015

    I spent this past weekend with my three sons. It was especially nice because it was also Father’s day weekend. In the past I have taken them to theme parks, the mountains, and even the beach in Southern California. This year however I decided on the less time-consuming and more ... Read More »

Articles in chronological order

Parker 10-year old picked by football organization

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While attending an Offense-Defense Football Camp this summer, Lawrence Scott, Jr., 10, a resident of Parker, AZ and member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, was named an Offense-Defense All-American and invited to participate in the 10th-annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities taking place in Daytona, FL. Lawrence, a Linebacker/Fullback for Pop Panther Parker Panthers Jr. Peewee team was selected for ... Read More »

Traffic interruptions on multiple routes

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UPDATE 9am: Highway 72 temporarily opened. Road damage from the burning fuel will necessitate road repairs later. UPDATE 9:15am: Highway 95 one lane is reportedly open to traffic. —– Both AZ-72 near Bouse, AZ and US-95 near Lost Lake, CA are blocked this morning after vehicle accidents involving semis on fire. Morning commutes may be interrupted. The first incident occurred ... Read More »

CRIT sues Riverside County over solar project

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The Colorado River Indian Tribes has filed a lawsuit against Riverside County and its board of supervisors for approving the 3,660-acre Blythe Mesa Solar Project allegedly without fully considering the impact of the development on tribal resources. CRIT filed the suit on June 12th in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Riverside. Project developer Renewable Resources ... Read More »

Obituary: ‘Aunt Billie’ passes away

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“A Parker legend is no more. Yesterday Ellen Elise Dick (Fuqua), known better as Aunt Billie to thousands, passed on. She went peacefully in the end after being in a coma for the last several days. Ellen E. Dick was born in Parker, AZ in the upstairs bedroom that she occupied for many years after both her Mother and Father ... Read More »

Staycation 2015

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I spent this past weekend with my three sons. It was especially nice because it was also Father’s day weekend. In the past I have taken them to theme parks, the mountains, and even the beach in Southern California. This year however I decided on the less time-consuming and more affordable option of the “Staycation”. Staycation is a method of vacationing where ... Read More »

Community night at Diamondbacks planned for July 18th

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will be in full swing as they host the San Francisco Giants on July 18th at Chase Field in Phoenix. Tickets for the Town of Parker’s ‘Community Night with the Diamondbacks’ are on sale now at a cost of $43 each, with seats located on the third base side, mid level. “Attending Diamondbacks games are a great ... Read More »

Prisoner at Parker jail makes escape attempt, assaults officers

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A prisoner at the La Paz County Detention Facility got out of control, attempted to escape and assaulted officers in a 10-minute struggle on Thursday last week, according to the Sheriff’s Department. On June 11th 2015, at approximately 10:10pm, Juan Gonzalez was being held in a ‘holding cell’ within the booking area of the jail on previous charges. When the ... Read More »

PAID: Seasons change

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June has arrived and I can feel the excitement of summer! The days are getting longer and I’ve officially switched over to my summer wardrobe (tank tops, check). This is the time of year when we invite and bask in the warmer temperatures while lingering outside in the evenings, watching the sun set behind the mountains. The sense of optimism ... Read More »

Estimated $900,000 marijuana grow-op found in Wenden

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After executing a search warrant, Sheriff’s detectives have found an “elaborate illegal indoor [marijuana] cultivation operation” within a building in Wenden, AZ. One arrest was made and the operation was disassembled. The investigation began Tuesday when the Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force received a tip regarding ‘suspicious activity’ at and around a residence in Wenden. When the detectives responded to the ... Read More »

Spanky’s breaks ground on Riverside Drive in Parker

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A new retail store broke ground on the main street in Parker, AZ Thursday morning, with representatives of lots of agencies and organizations in attendance to celebrate the occasion. It marks the first step toward re-developing the old Alewine property, which has a storied history. Spanky’s RV & Marine is a business with a longstanding reputation for meeting the needs ... Read More »

First superior court judge passes away

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A former judge at La Paz County Superior Court in Parker has died after a bicycle accident near Lake Tahoe, CA. Michael Irwin, 70, was an avid bicyclist and was hit by a vehicle while training for a triathon. He was taken to hospital in Reno, NV in critical condition and subsequently passed away from his injuries. According to California ... Read More »

Race Across America hits Parker in heat wave

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The “world’s toughest bicycle race” began Tuesday in Oceanside, CA and some of the cyclists are already showing up in Parker, AZ in the middle of a heat wave. The Race Across America is a highly competitive endurance event which began in 1982. The route takes cyclists 3,000 miles from Oceanside to Annapolis, MD, crossing 12 states and climbing over ... Read More »

Tube Float 2015 by the numbers: “a big success”

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With an estimated 10,000 people and over 4500 registered floaters, this year’s Parker Tube Float was heralded as a big success for the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce, Parker Area Tourism and law enforcement. According to vehicle counts at Vidal Junction Inspection Station, on CA-62 as it approaches Parker, the traffic into the area on Tube Float weekend vastly exceeded ... Read More »

AWC great value for money, says President Mayle

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Arizona Western College President Dr. Glenn Mayle says the college’s impact on the local economy by educating the workforce makes it worth the $216-per-$100,000 property tax you’ll pay next year for it. As the state of Arizona continues to pull funding out of education statewide, AWC is recommending its maximum allowed 2% tax increase for the first time in years to compensate. ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Department adds helicopter and K-9 programs

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The La Paz County Sheriff’s Office has recently added some new programs to its law enforcement efforts, which include a new helicopter program and K-9 unit. According to statements by Sheriff’s Lieutenant Curt Bagby, the helicopter program depends on R.I.C.O funds (“Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations”), the process of using money seized from organized crime operations to aid in enforcement ... Read More »