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WATCH: Parker Tube Float 2018

  Parker Live was at the Tube Float 2018 on Saturday morning, the river teeming with people enjoying this year’s event. Our video only told part of the story, however, with much less fun happening out on the road. People waited hours for shuttles to the start line, with many saying they gave up and went home instead. We’ll be …

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LISTEN: The Tube Float is back!

This Saturday, June 9th, the Parker Tube Float returns with improvements and a streamlined entry process. Mary Hamilton stopped by our studio from the Parker Regional Chamber of Commerce and Tourism to talk about the float, what to expect, and more. Listen on your way to Parker right here. All official details and event info can be found at ParkerFun.com.

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Elks grant provides defibrillator, tourniquets

A grant from the Elks has allowed a defibrillator and 10 tourniquets to be provided to the Parker Police Department. The Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant was awarded after the local chapter in Parker applied for it. The defibrillator will be kept at Parker Police Department and used by officers as needed, according to Sergeant Michael Bailey. Tourniquets will be …

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What is a California Boater Card and do you need one?

A law being rolled out over the next few years requires California residents to have a boater card, starting now for younger boaters, and increasing in age until 2025 when everybody will need one. The card The law went into effect on January 1st, 2018, requiring boaters under the age of 20 to pass an approved boating safety examination, get …

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A real courtroom, a real judge, a mock trial for students

The civil war trial of a Confederate soldier was re-enacted in a Parker courtroom last week, with Superior Court Judge Matthew Newman presiding, and a Parker High School tribunal acting as jury. “You are a member of the military tribunal that has been assigned to hear the case of Henry Wirz,” reads the brief given to students. “Your job is …

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Some Parker streets to be closed Monday and Tuesday

On Monday and Tuesday, some streets in the town of Parker will be partially closed for maintenance. The streets will be treated by scrub sealing for preservation, which involves applying hot asphalt emulsion and crushed rock aggregate to the roadway, helping to fill cracks and other pavement distresses. This is done by sweeping the street to remove dirt and debris, …

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Saturday’s fatal accident leaves injuries, man apologizes for brother

A man is seriously injured and undergoing multiple surgeries in a Phoenix hospital after an accident on Highway 95 north of Parker that also killed another driver and seriously injured a passenger. Rocky and Maria Rhodes, a retired couple who have lived in Lake Havasu City for well over a decade, were involved in the head-on collision, according to their …

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Prop 401: What you need to know

UPDATE: Initial election results indicate that the measure will pass. — ORIGINAL STORY: Proposition 401 will be put to the voters in a small, special election in La Paz County on Tuesday. It’s purpose is to raise the County’s ‘expenditure limitation’ for the next fiscal year, with a second special election needed in November to make the change permanent. Below, …

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Young people step into Supervisors’ seats

‘Youth Day’ was Thursday in Parker, AZ, with young people touring local governments, businesses, nonprofits and organizations and taking part in their operations for the morning. From left to right: Natalie Nelson (District 2), Salma Gonzales (District 1), Cameron Hansen (County Attorney, behind), Evangelina Penaloza (District 3), Angelina Flores (County Administrator) at the Board of Supervisors boardroom From left to …

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Just two out of nine CRIT council members recalled

A recall effort filed against all 9 members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes Council was largely unsuccessful in a recall election Saturday, with the Council Chairman and one other the only members that were recalled. Chairman Dennis Patch was unseated by only 2 votes in the special election. After canvassing the vote on Sunday and Monday, the results of …

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