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Fire at Riverview RV Park

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UPDATE: Parker Fire and Buckskin Fire also attended, according to members of the public. A fire broke out at Riverview RV Park just north of the main intersection in Earp, CA around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday. CRIT Fire attended the scene, along with River Medical and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. No confirmation on which structures were burned or if ...

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DPS to investigate death in La Paz County jail

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An investigation into a death in custody will be conducted by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Beverly Pool was arrested on a warrant from Parker Magistrate Court at around 3:20pm on Friday, July 24th, 2015 by Parker Police Department. She was brought in to the La Paz County Detention Facility for booking, and accepted by the jail. She ate, ...

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4 places to cool off this month

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  Nine months out of the year, Parker, AZ enjoys beautiful weather. But like other desert cities, it gets really hot here, and it doesn’t cool off until late September. River rats aren’t bothered by this; we love the cool water as a lifestyle and join the thousands of visitors to our own stretch of paradise on many summer weekends. ...

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Work at Desert Bar road and Highway 95 begins Monday

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The Arizona Department of Transportation will start a new project next Monday, August 10th, to improve the intersection of State Route 95 and Cienega Springs Road approximately four miles north of Parker. The $1.9 million project includes widening the roadway to install a center turn-lane, new pavement and irrigation improvements. The intersection can become very busy, especially on winter weekends ...

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First day of school in Parker

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Most kids enrolled in Parker area schools went back to school this morning for their first day of the new school year. Town was buzzing at 7:45am with parents getting back into a routine of dropping students off, and familiar yellow school buses making their way in from around the sprawling community. The Parker Unified School District’s five schools were ...

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Boat runs ashore, operator may be charged

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  A boat was found grounded on Saturday morning at Patria Flats park by a Sheriff’s Deputy with the operator nowhere to be found at first. According to law enforcement there was evidence that someone had been injured and that the operator had lost control, probably in the early morning hours, but nobody reported an accident and nobody was at ...

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Veterans needs being addressed like never before

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The needs of military veterans are being addressed in La Paz County in unprecedented ways this year, including the formation of a special court for qualifying veterans who get in trouble with the legal system and new efforts in offering health care to veterans in Parker. There are an estimated 3,500 veterans living in La Paz County at any given ...

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Woman dies in custody in Parker

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An woman has died in jail in Parker, according to a statement by La Paz County Sheriff’s Office. On Saturday morning (July 25th, 2015) an officer performing routine security checks at the La Paz County Detention Facility found Beverly Pool, 54, unresponsive in her cell. She was later pronounced deceased by emergency responders. Pool, a resident of Parker, AZ, had ...

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Arizona DPS to get a new look. What do you think?

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The Arizona state police agency, the Department of Public Safety, is to get a re-branding with new colors, according to the Arizona Capitol Times. Officers with the department are no longer being called ‘officers’ either and will now be referred to as ‘troopers’. DPS will be getting 90 new vehicles soon, so it was a good time to update the ...

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Water Grab?

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Here on the Parker Strip, we’re Arizonans and we’re Californians. The river we call home straddles the state line joining these two great states. Our diverse community lives on both sides of the river and holds many connections to the metropolitan areas on either side of us: to Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire and San Diego to our ...

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