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Parker firefighters battling Cali wildfires

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Some firefighters from the Buckskin Fire Department north of Parker, AZ are involved in battling wildfires in Redding, CA and Paso Robles, CA this week. Captain Mike Byrd, Firefighter Eric Foerstner and Firefighter Tyler Kowalski went out Monday on assignment for a fire in Redding, and by Thursday were en route to the ‘Chimney Fire’ near Paso Robles with Buckskin’s …

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Drowning victim recovered, identified as missing Blythe man

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A missing Blythe man’s body has been recovered in an area of the Colorado River between Blythe and Ehrenberg known as ‘Gilligan’s Island.’ Around 10am Tuesday morning, after a search lasting almost 3 days, boating officers from the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department located the body of Lashawn Jamison, 2 miles downstream from where he disappeared on Saturday. He was …

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Supervisors change transfer station hours due to heat concerns

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After some residents of La Paz County expressed concerns about the lack of climate-controlled shelter for operators of the County’s 8 landfill transfer stations, the Board of Supervisors says it has addressed the heat concerns with Republic Services resulting in changes to the operating hours for the remainder of the summer. The total number of hours will stay the same …

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Man who sprayed rock charged in court

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A man who created a stir a year ago after he posted a picture of himself on Facebook apparently spraying graffiti on a river rock has been formally charged in connection with the incident. Bob Garland of Corona, CA appeared in La Paz County Superior Court on Monday where he was charged with felony criminal damage for spray-painting the side of well-known …

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Seatbelt laws to be enforced in August

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The Town of Parker Police Department says it will be conducting a month long seatbelt enforcement campaign during the month of August. Officers will be strictly enforcing seatbelt violations with citations. The driver of a vehicle is not only responsible for themselves but also for any passengers under the age of 16 and all children required to be in child …

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Parker cycling group growing fast

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A group of bicyclists is growing fast in Parker, even as the temperatures peak and stay in triple digits until late every night. Parker Cycling has added 4 new riders just in the past month, according to local cyclist Joaquin Vences. The group rides a few times a week in the evenings starting around 7:30pm, with average rides around 22 …

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Meet the Candidates in Parker: Night 2

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This is the liveblog for Night 2 of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce Meet the Candidates event in Parker on July 27th, 2016. For schedule, format and coverage questions, go HERE first. The below was reported live in real time by John Wright. ————– 6:13pm– We’re almost ready to rock! The crowd is lively! Will there be rotten tomatoes …

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Meet the Candidates in Parker: Night 1

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This is the liveblog for Night 1 of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce Meet the Candidates event in Parker on July 26th, 2016. For schedule, format and coverage questions, go HERE first. The below was reported live in real time by John Wright. ————– 6:15pm– Hey everyone! Seats are filling up here at Parker Community Senior Center. Some of …

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Meet the Candidates to be reported live HERE!

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The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce will host Meet the Candidates on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, and Parker Live will be reporting them live on this website as they happen. The August 30th primary election in La Paz County will include many local offices and will begin with early voting ballots being sent out on August 3rd. The Meet the …

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Stolen boat recovered, arrests made

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A boat that was stolen from the Moovalya Keys neighborhood of the Parker Strip has been recovered after a 36-mile high-speed chase in Desert Hot Springs. The 28-foot orange and purple Aftershock Violator was spotted being towed on I-10 after a driver saw a widely-shared Facebook post alerting users to the theft. “Just saw it in Desert Hot Springs,” a …

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