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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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Brooke Water to be sold, community meeting planned

The water utility serving the Arizona side of the Parker Strip will be sold to a much larger company, if plans for the sale come together, and a community meeting to answer questions about the proposal will be held Thanksgiving week. Brooke Water LLC has been serving 2100 customers in the river communities north of Parker, AZ for many years. …

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Man arrested for suspected meth and ammo while on probation in Big River

A man who is a convicted felon on probation was arrested for possession of suspected methamphetamine, ammunition and high capacity magazines. On Wednesday at about noon, deputies and detectives from the San Bernardino Sheriff Department’s Parker Dam Resident post conducted a probation compliance check in the 149000 block of Capistrano Way in Big River. Daniel Martinez Jr, 51, who was …

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Burger King employee robbed at gunpoint, left tied up

A woman who is an employee of Burger King in Parker was robbed at gunpoint and left tied up until she was released by people who heard her yelling early on Saturday morning. The employee, a female, was by herself opening the store for the day when the incident happened around 5 a.m. on Saturday. Burger King opens for breakfast …

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Supervisors disagree over Economic Development Corporation

County Supervisors disagreed last week in a public meeting over the value of an organization known as the La Paz Economic Development Corporation (EDC). The organization, which is properly called a ‘public-private partnership’, operates independently but in partnership with La Paz County, the Town of Parker, La Paz Regional Hospital and other investors to pursue economic opportunities in the area. …

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First-generation students make up 60 percent of AWC college population

A majority of the students at Arizona Western College are the first members of their families to have gone to college. First-generation students make up over 60 percent of the population at AWC, and a number of faculty and staff members are first-generation too. One of those faculty members is Yaneli Pasillas-Miller, an English adjunct instructor and Student Success Center …

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Volunteers to clean up Take Off Point for National Public Lands Day

Take Off Point Recreation Area is to get a freshening up, with volunteers invited to join the effort on the morning of National Public Lands Day. Take Off Point, next to Parker Dam on the southern end of Lake Havasu, is a popular free boat launch site used year-round by boaters and other water users, but peaking on summer weekends. …

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