Monday, September 29, 2014

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Parker nonprofit awarded new 5-year grant

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After years of applying, the Parker Area Alliance for Community Empowerment (PAACE) has been awarded the White House’s 5-year Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grant. The DFC program was instituted by an act of the U.S. Congress in 1997 with the aim of providing funding to community-based coalitions that organize to prevent youth substance use. The philosophy behind the program is that ... Read More »

Broncs beat Kingman 25-6

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The Parker Broncs improve to 4-1 after beating the Kingman Tigers 25-6 in Kingman Friday night. The Broncs jumped out to an early lead after Spencer Moore ran for a touchdown to put the Broncs ahead, but then the game was delayed for 30 minutes because of lightning nearby. CJ Markel added another rushing touchdown before the half to put ... Read More »

House fire leads to owner being airlifted to hospital

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UPDATE: An account has been opened at National Bank of Arizona for donations to the Forbis Family. Donations can be called in at (928) 669-6173 or mailed in to National Bank of Arizona, 1001 Eagle Ave, Parker, AZ, 85344. —– A blaze consumed a house on Bighorn Drive on the Parker Strip Thursday night. The owner of the house was ... Read More »

Event planned in memory of Alyson Tozer

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The community is invited to celebrate the life of Alyson Tozer with her family and friends at La Paz County Park. The event will be held Sunday, October 5th starting at 6 p.m. Aly passed away Tuesday, September 16th after a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis. Her parents Rich and Teresa want to have a time during which people can ... Read More »

Suspected Salome burglar arrested

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A suspected burglar that allegedly targeted unoccupied homes in the Salome and Wenden areas of La Paz County, AZ has been apprehended by law enforcement. On Thursday September 11th 2014, the La Paz County Sheriff’s Investigative Unit/Task Force, worked in a cooperative effort with surrounding agencies to apprehend Jonathan Pollock, accused of entering unoccupied homes and removing large amounts of ... Read More »

Sundance for sale on Craigslist for $2.9m

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Anybody want to buy a famous waterfront saloon? The Sundance Saloon property is for sale on Craigslist with an asking price of $2.9 million. Citing “260 feet of prime, crystal clear, privately owned waterfront property” and the “restaurant/bar/dance hall/building and property”, the listing also includes Sundance’s liquor license, bar decks, dance floors, boat and waverunner slips. Sundance had a heady ... Read More »

Police warn of power bill scam

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Don’t be caught out A phone scam is being run on Parker area locals today, according to several sources including Parker Police Department. Locals typically receive calls from someone purporting to be a representative of APS (or another power company), saying they have not received payment and will cut the power off today unless the person sends money. The suggestion ... Read More »

Shontz-Weis wins judge race by 2 votes

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It’s official! The incumbent in the election for Precinct 6 Justice of the Peace, Charlene Shontz-Weis, has won the race by just 2 votes. The canvass was approved by the La Paz County Board of Supervisors at a Thursday morning meeting. Weis ran against Rich Tozer, former head of the County’s Probation Department. This was Tozer’s second time going up ... Read More »

Parker Treasure Hunt: September

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The Parker Treasure Hunt is back for September! We’ll add a clue every day until the prize marker is found, at which point it can be traded for $100 in cold, hard cash at Lane’s Auto Care & Tire Pros. Good luck and happy hunting! —– 9/3 – This place is not like it used to be, I’m fairly close ... Read More »