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Boater airlifted to hospital after high-speed crash

A boater was airlifted to hospital for injuries suffered during a high-speed crash on the Parker Strip. On Monday, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Marine Enforcement Unit responded to a boating accident that occurred near Echo Lodge Resort. At approximately 1:50 pm, a Cole flat bottom was being operated southbound on the river at a high rate of speed. For …

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Local woman still waterskis 3 times a week, at 92 years young

A boat pulls up at a private dock on the Parker Strip. Longtime Parker resident Reta Bunge comes out, ready to go with her suit on and ski in hand. Her neighbor and friend John Croteau smiles from the driver’s seat when he sees her; she is an inspiration to everyone. Reta is 92 years old and still waterskis 3 …

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Plunkett, Ponce and Garcia win, La Paz turnout not high

David Plunkett, William Ponce and Richard Garcia are local election winners in the unofficial vote count in La Paz County. None of the results were close. Voter turnout was on the lower side of normal. Plunkett ran for District 1 Supervisor after DL Wilson announced he was not going to seek re-election for his seat. Wilson later decided to mount …

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Tribes take issue with Town of Parker directive over business taxes

The Chairman of the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) has written a public letter to the Town of Parker over a recent directive telling businesses within Town limits that they do not need to pay taxes to the Tribes. The letter, which says that the Tribes are “deeply concerned” about the Town’s “grave error”, cites various cases that amount to …

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Missing woman found dead north of Parker

La Paz County Sheriff’s Department Press Release: On Thursday, October 22nd, 2020, the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an alleged Missing Person that lived in the unincorporated area of the Parker Strip. Deputies responded to the initial call for service and then requested the investigative unit to respond when they found suspicious circumstances. During the Investigation, the …

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USDA to invest millions in Bouse water system

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to invest millions in the Bouse Domestic Water Improvement District, according to a letter from the agency to the La Paz County Board of Supervisors. The investment will use a $400,000 loan and a $2,985,000 grant to make improvements that will being it up to Arizona Department of Environmental Quality standards. “The …

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La Paz County gears up for unusual election

An incumbent who changed his mind and will be running for his own seat despite not being on the ballot; a Sheriff’s race with a prominent independent candidate after the incumbent lost re-election; and a County Attorney seat left unopposed because of a court challenge. This year’s general election on Tuesday has some oddities to talk about in La Paz …

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Two dead after a boat ran into a dock near Fox’s

UPDATED 10/22 to add names of the deceased: Ethel Fisher and Walter Fouts. — Two people are dead after a boat accident on the Parker Strip on Tuesday morning. It is the deadliest such incident in some time. A 21-foot open bow jet boat with 6 occupants was traveling south on the river in front of Fox’s Resort & RV …

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PAID: If you’re not growing, you’re dying – David Plunkett

Hello Neighbors- My name is David Plunkett and I’m your candidate for District 1 Supervisor. I want to thank everyone who voted for me at the Primary Election in August! I committed to running for District 1 Supervisor back in No- vember 2019… and I haven’t looked back. You most likely know me from my business, David Plunkett Re- alty. …

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