ADOT to make $334,550 improvements to Port of Entry


The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin a project to renovate the existing Port of Entry facility in Parker, AZ on Tuesday, October 13th. Crews are scheduled to work weekdays from 6am to 5pm. Work is taking place alongside the road and traffic impacts are not anticipated. The $334,550 project consists of updating the existing structure with a new layout, ...

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Off-road racing returns with Desert Challenge this weekend


Best In The Desert racing association returns to Parker this weekend with the BlueWater Desert Challenge presented by Polaris, a two-day race for off-road trucks and UTVs in Parker, AZ. The event begins today with Time Trials – qualifying runs for starting position on the course – and the General Tire Appreciation Party at BlueWater Resort Cantina. Registration, Contingency and ...

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Hospital gets new Chief Financial Officer


Carl Flanagan has joined the La Paz Regional Hospital team as their Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The position directs La Paz Regional’s financial planning and accounting practices and reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer. Flanagan will oversee the patient accounting and billing, budgeting and the hospital external financial reporting. “La Paz has enormous growth potential. We looked for a ...

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Sanitary district closes new loan for expansion near Parker Dam


More neighborhoods are to be served with sewer services after a new loan was closed to expand the Buckskin Sanitary District (BSD) into the Parker Dam area north of Parker, AZ. The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona (WIFA) announced this week that it has closed a three-year design loan for $915,000 for BSD to design plans for further expansion ...

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Agencies respond to vehicle hanging off embankment


UPDATE 2:54pm: Sheriff’s Department says: “Upon arrival, the first responders and citizens assisted the driver out of her vehicle to a safe location to await medical assistance. The vehicle somehow lost power and control on the Lakeside Blvd hill and the driver crashed through a small retaining wall. Fortunately for the driver and the residence below on Cove Avenue, the ...

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Indigenous river history explored in new film


Tonight at BlueWater Cinemas, a new 37-minute documentary film will be screened at 7:30pm commemorating 150 years of the Colorado River Indian Tribes and highlighting the indigenous history and culture of the area. The CRIT reservation was established in 1865, a year after the Mohave Chief Irataba represented his people on a visit to Washington D.C. and New York, meeting ...

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AWC to search for a new president


UPDATE: A preliminary information session and community feedback forum on the presidential search will be held Monday, September 28th from 2-3pm at the AWC Parker Learning Center, 1109 S Geronimo Avenue, Parker, AZ. “Community members are encouraged to attend and be a part of the discussion. Yuma representatives will be on-hand to discuss the process and answer any questions.” Arizona ...

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Resurfacing to begin on Joshua Avenue


The Town of Parker Public Works department has announced that Joshua Avenue will be closed between 12th Street and 14th Street next week for resurfacing work. Pioneer Earthmovers will be doing the work in downtown Parker, which spans the intersection of Joshua and Arizona Avenue and a block either side, beginning at midnight on Monday, September 28th and lasting until ...

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Child molester gets 24 years


Sonnett Alexander Williams, 47, has been sentenced to over 24 years in prison after pleading guilty to abusive sexual contact with a minor. The abuse took place between August 1st, 2010 and August 7th, 2011 with a victim who was under the age of 12. Williams pled guilty on April 7th, 2015 after an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau ...

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Heavy rains to soak the desert southwest Monday


UPDATE Tue 8:30am: Parker, AZ received just 0.11 inches between yesterday and this morning, with most of the weather pushing off to the east causing widespread flooding and road closures. Outlying areas of La Paz County to the east most likely got more, but without weather stations couldn’t be measured. A 40-60 percent chance to rain continues today. Parker is ...

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