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Ground broken on new industrial facility

A new business is opening in Parker South, also known as Parker Annex. The Town of Parker and the La Paz Economic Development Corporation broke ground Friday on a new facility for a company called Environmental Waste Solutions. Environmental Waste Solutions services California, Nevada and Arizona, and revolves around recycling of industrial liquids, industrial solids, and California regulated waste. The …

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Man arrested near school after standoff with cops

A man has been arrested in the town of Parker after a standoff with law enforcement officers from various area agencies. The man, who was reportedly wanted for homicide, was barricaded inside an apartment near the intersection of 9th Street and Mohave Avenue in Parker on Monday afternoon. Agencies including La Paz County Sheriff’s Department, Parker Police Department, Colorado River …

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Parker kid on TV, cops crash his birthday

Cristian Alvarado wants to be a cop. His 6th birthday party was ‘crashed’ by members from several local law enforcement agencies, giving him what he told his mom was the best birthday ever. The police gave him his birthday present – a new puppy called Sergeant – and he ended up being featured on multiple state TV news outlets. Cristian’s …

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Parker teachers join statewide movement to increase education funding

Blake Primary School teachers staged a “Walk-In” today to show support for the “Red for Ed” movement in Arizona, showing solidarity with the statewide movement to increase teacher salaries in Arizona. The state’s teachers are among the lowest-paid in the nation. Adjusted for local cost of living, federal figures show Arizona elementary teachers rank 49th in earnings and high school …

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‘Mock fatal’ demonstrates risks to students

A ‘mock fatal’ demonstrated to Parker High School students Friday the risks of drunk driving and distracted driving, and urged that students not get into a vehicle with anyone who has been drinking. The ‘accident’ was staged in front of the bleachers at Joe Bush Stadium for hundreds of Parker High School students who watched as real police, fire, ambulance …

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AWC open mic night to provide showcase for artists

Writers, musicians, dancers, comics and other artists will perform one after another at Arizona Western College in Parker in a few weeks, on an ‘open mic night’ intended to showcase the local arts. Each act will be given a slot of 3 – 5 minutes in which they can share their work, according to organizer David Kern. “I’m a big …

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Man arrested for smoking weed in front of Sheriff’s Department

If you’re going to smoke weed illegally, the worst place to do it may be directly in front of the Sheriff’s Department. A man was arrested Monday morning in Parker, Arizona after deputies discovered him allegedly smoking marijuana directly in front of the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department. Lieutenant Richard Epps said he was sitting in his office when he …

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New 911 dispatch center made out of reclaimed office space

These are the people you will talk to if you ever need to call 911 in the Parker area. And they have new digs, thanks to a decision to clear out an old outdated system of files at the Sheriff’s headquarters in Parker, saving money and creating a larger space. La Paz County Dispatch is the vital link between citizens …

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La Paz court decision on medical marijuana upheld

A decision made in a Parker courtroom regarding medical marijuana across state lines has been upheld by the Arizona Court of Appeals. Stanley Kemmish, a California resident, was stopped by the Arizona Department of Public Safety in La Paz County in 2016 for a headlight violation. When the two officers approached his window, they detected a marijuana odor and a …

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Business leader to speak to Parker businesses

A motivational speaker is to talk to the Parker business community this week on the subjects, ‘Leadership for Business Success’ and ‘Customer Service: Inside and Out’. David Aaker is an internationally recognized motivational keynote speaker, trainer and author in customer service, leadership and communication. He has been invited by the Parker Regional Chamber of Commerce and Tourism to give two …

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