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Woman who lost house in fire says she is grateful for community support

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Texas lady fondly remembers her times coming to Parker and reminds us how Bean Pot Hill got its name   The woman who lost her vacation house to a fire on Bean Pot Hill last week says she is grateful to have the support of the Parker community and appreciates the kind messages she has received. Marti Stone Gibson, 71, ...

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REPLAY: The latest on the Bean Pot Hill fire

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Appearing live on KLPZ 1380am Friday morning at 8:15am, Captain Mike Byrd of the Buckskin Fire Department and Lieutenant Curt Bagby of the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office gave updates on last night’s fire in a residential area of the Lakeside 2 community north of Parker, AZ. Watch here: Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

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Fire on Bean Pot Hill

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A structure fire broke out on Thursday evening in the area of Lakeside known as Bean Pot Hill. The fire spread across brush near some homes and looked set to threaten the homes nearby. Updates to follow. 6:05– Reports that at least 3 houses have been burned as firefighters continue to work the blaze. People are reportedly watering their homes ...

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Election a year away, candidates making plans

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All elected positions in La Paz County are up for election next year, and many potential candidates are making decisions and forming plans already. Three positions are available on the County Board of Supervisors, one from each district. County Attorney, Sheriff, Treasurer, School Superintendent, Recorder and Assessor are also on the ballot, with candidates from various parties and independents open ...

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Boy drowns near bridge in Parker, say cops

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A 15 year old boy drowned on Saturday, August 15th near the bridge in Parker, AZ, according to law enforcement. Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Colorado River near the Riverview Mobile Home Park for a report of a drowning victim who had been submerged and missing for over an hour. Members of the Colorado ...

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Parker internet speeds go up again

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Suddenlink’s $250m investment brings higher speeds Residents of the Parker, AZ area don’t get much choice when it comes to broadband internet providers. But a series of infrastructure improvements and speed boosts in the past few years have made all the difference for those doing business and pleasure in the area, and the latest speed boost will make power users ...

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Parker Panthers into 2015 season

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The Parker Panthers started the 2015 Pop Warner football season at the beginning of this month, with kids from 5 years old involved in the league. Pop Warner football has been around since the inception of the league in 1929 by founder Joseph J. Tomlin in Philadelphia. Since then, participation has steadily increased to today’s record numbers. Well over a ...

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Stolen boat found stripped and dumped in desert

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A boat that made headlines on this site when it sank and was stolen hours later has resurfaced in the desert, partially stripped and dumped there. According to its owner, these photos show the location it was left, on the California side of the Colorado River near Parker, with its tower and sound system gone, one side windshield missing and ...

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Arizona’s environment agency says water is good

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Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) officials announced today it has examined data provided by states upstream of Lake Powell and closer to the Gold King Mine spill. ADEQ’s analysis of data released by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality of samples collected about 100 miles from Lake Powell (closest Utah sample) shows that water quality conditions in the San ...

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PAID: “But Judge… I didn’t know!”

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The courtroom can be a pretty intimidating place. Often, parents representing themselves don’t know where to stand, what to say, or may not even understand what’s actually going on. Given the complexity of the law and court procedure, certainly non-lawyers representing themselves are held to a lesser standard, right? Well, actually, no. Self-represented parents are expected to know how to ...

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