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Lawmakers representing La Paz want to stop water transfer to Queen Creek

Two state lawmakers want to stop the transfer of fourth-priority Colorado River water to cities elsewhere in Arizona. Representative Regina Cobb says the water is supposed to be used for agriculture, but companies who own big areas of farmland in western Arizona are seeing dollar signs in selling their water rights to cities with large demand. GSC Farm LLC is …

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LIVE COVERAGE: Parker 425

The Saturday race of the Parker 425 went off early this morning live on KLPZ! We’re broadcasting until a few of the race leaders come into the finish line. Join us! LISTEN HERE

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New urgent care, medical clinics at La Paz Regional – open house

Members of the public can get their first look at a new urgent care and medical clinics facility opening soon at La Paz Regional Hospital. The new 8,125 square-foot facility will house the urgent care, along with new clinics for Parker physicians, medical specialties, x-ray facility, laboratory draw stations and more. Ground was broken for the new building back in …

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Another California-side BLM site just got better

The federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been systematically upgrading and improving its California-side Parker Strip sites on the river, and the latest one was just re-opened. Bass Point Day Use Area has gotten a facelift, with a two-month improvement project giving the simple facility a refresh. They have remodeled a kiosk, repaired fences and cables, painted and repaired …

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SavingSpot names Buckskin the most underrated state park in Arizona

Based on facilities and environment, Barbara Davidson at SavingSpot has named Buckskin Mountain State Park north of Parker its most underrated state park in Arizona. The website did the same for every state in the union. And check out the great artwork! For the full list, and all the glorious art, go HERE.

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It’s off-road racing month in Parker!

No fewer than three big days of world-class desert racing will happen in Parker this month. The Best In The Desert racing association will be back to run the Tensor Tire Parker 250 presented by Polaris and the BlueWater Parker 425 presented by JIMCO. What’s the difference? The Parker 425 is traditionally the bigger race, with famous racers in expensive …

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Former Rep. Mosley abandons legislative immunity fight, goes to driving school

UPDATE: Mosley’s attorney Jacob Baldridge has replied to Parker Live with specific answers to two questions we asked him: (1) What was the reason behind Mosley’s decision to abandon the ‘legislative immunity’ argument he had been making up until now? (2) Did Mosley fire David Stringer as his attorney? Was that decision due to Stringer’s own public scandal and/or ethical …

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Viewfinder: Lighted boat parade

Every Thanksgiving weekend, on Saturday after dusk, a group of local volunteers rig their boats with lights and parade up the Parker Strip to celebrate the holiday season. Along the way, they are greeted by riverside neighborhoods, who wave and welcome Santa (who is usually aboard a boat). It’s a fitting way to enter the month of December in Parker, …

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War of words over smelting plant continues after environmental permit approved

A war of words continues between those who oppose the opening of a new smelting plant in rural La Paz County and the company which plans to open it, Alliance Metals and its supporters, after state environmental regulators signed off on the facility. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) approved the company’s application for an air-quality permit, which the …

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