Monday, February 23, 2015   

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Third party awarded restitution funds in Nelson case

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A third party claimant has been awarded part of the restitution funds paid to the court by Jacque Nelson, who was convicted of defrauding the Bouse School District. Nelson, who was convicted of two crimes against the school district 26 miles east of Parker, paid $43,000 in restitution to the court as part of her plea agreement. During the Judgment, ... Read More »

Parker 425 winner: Gary Weyrich

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Photo: Race-Dezert.com (more HERE) Race leaders were dropping like flies all day Saturday, as the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker 425 presented by Impact kept everyone on their toes. The first big news was that crowd favorite Robby Gordon had dropped out after less than half a lap, a problem with the motor in his #77 trophy truck leaving him ... Read More »

Drop your prescriptions in this box when you’re done with them

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A new ‘RX Dropbox’ located at Parker Police Department is proving to be a success. The box, which accepts expired and unused medication to dispose of, is part of a broader movement to try to combat prescription drug abuse, and restrict teenagers’ access to them. Parker Police Chief Clay Romo is in charge of the dropbox, which has been there ... Read More »

Documentary screening highlights sex trafficking

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BlueWater Cinemas in Parker was host to a special screening of the documentary film Tricked last week in collaboration with PAACE, the County Attorney’s Office and the Arizona Crime Prevention Association. The film highlights the issue of sex trafficking, in which underage girls and young women are exploited as prostitutes, some as young as 13 years old. The ACPA’s Kathleen ... Read More »

Jacque Nelson gets 1.5 years in prison, 7 years probation

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A woman who pleaded guilty to multiple counts of defrauding the Bouse Elementary School District has been sentenced to 1.5 years in prison at the Arizona Department of Corrections. Jacque Nelson, who prosecutors said wrote herself checks from District funds, entered into a plea agreement with the La Paz County Attorney’s Office, with the maximum available prison term and 7 years of ‘white ... Read More »

CRIT responds to news article stirring tensions

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An article that appeared in the Havasu News-Herald, the Parker Pioneer and the Palo Verde Times has been stirring some tensions about the intentions of the Colorado River Indian Tribes over its lands, and the Tribes have now responded in a public statement. The ‘news’, which the Parker Live website did not attempt to cover, reported that CRIT is considering ... Read More »

Launch ramp cleared of debris, County Supervisor says

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La Paz County Supervisor King Clapperton says the Cienega Springs launch ramp has been cleared of debris after last year’s flooding. The ramp, popular with river goers especially in the summer months, doubles as a drainage channel during flash floods, when the wash may be running. During 2014’s active monsoon season, silt, sand and other debris washed into the ramp ... Read More »

New K9 unit at Sheriff’s Office

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The La Paz county Sheriff’s Office has announced a new Detention K9 unit, after Officer Danielle Banuelos successfully graduated from the Arizona Department of Corrections K9 Academy. On December 10th 2014, Banuelos and her canine partner Orlis, a German Shepherd, completed a rigorous eight-week K9 academy in Tucson, Arizona. The objective of the training is to certify officers as K9 ... Read More »

Lake Moovalya annual drawdown begins

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The Bureau of Reclamation has lowered the level of the river in Parker, AZ by approximately one foot in elevation. The drawdown will last for about two weeks. Lake Moovalya is the proper name for the stretch of the Colorado River between Headgate Rock Dam and Parker Dam. Reclamation is coordinating this activity with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to ... Read More »

Parker prosecutor to be honored in D.C.

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A Parker-based prosecutor serving La Paz County Attorney’s Office is to be honored in Washington D.C. as Prosecutor of the Year by the federal Office of National Drug Control Policy. Karen Hobbs was recognized during the Arizona HIDTA Award Ceremony in Flagstaff recently for her efforts to protect drug-endangered children here in La Paz County. Now, she has been selected ... Read More »