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The eclipse from Parker, AZ

UPDATE: This is as good as Parker Live could do today, without any real planning. Any other photos? Get in touch and let us see them! — Cloud obscures most of the sky this morning in Parker, AZ during the partial solar eclipse here. The peak of today’s partial eclipse is at 10:28 am, with the sun slowly emerging again …

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County supports removal of power lines from Parker Strip

La Paz County has sent a letter to the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) in support of a proposal re-routing 60 year-old power transmission lines that would finally take them away from the Parker Strip. The current power lines were constructed in the 1950s to bring 161 kilovolts of power from the hydroelectric plant at Parker Dam to a substation …

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Boat sinks, one fatality near Big River

UPDATE: Some further tragic details were revealed by NBC Los Angeles HERE. They include: Tasha was in the Parker area for her 30th birthday celebration Her boyfriend had an engagement ring in his pocket and was planning to propose while out on the river She handed her 8 year-old daughter to a man on a wave runner before being pulled …

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Board of Supervisors propose property tax increase

UPDATE 4:54pm: According to the County, a mistake was made in the notice put out about how the proposed tax would affect taxpayers. Rather than a $100,000 home costing an extra $132 per year, it would cost an extra $13.20. Article below changed to reflect this. — The Board of Supervisors are moving ahead with a proposal to increase property …

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An apparent murder-suicide is being investigated north of Parker

Sheriff’s detectives have been investigating a triple shooting after an apparent murder-suicide was discovered north of Parker late on Wednesday night. A woman was transported to hospital and two men were found deceased at the scene, which is located not far from Emerald Canyon Golf Course on the Parker Strip, according to La Paz County Sheriff’s Department. It is believed …

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Man barricades in Bouse after alleged attempted sexual assault

A man allegedly committed attempted sexual assault before barricading himself in a house in Bouse, AZ Wednesday night in a stand-off with deputies. La Paz County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the residence of Oscar Martinez-Salgado for suspected aggravated assault and attempted sexual assault. While attempting to make contact with Martinez-Salgado, the suspect allegedly avoided contact by running into the residence …

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Vehicle plows into building at car wash, owner deceased

UPDATE 10:30am: Jose Lopez, known as ‘Chuy’, died this morning at his car wash in Parker, AZ when a vehicle driven by his wife Maria accelerated for unknown reasons into a shed where he was at the time, according to Parker Police Department. Police Sergeant Michael Bailey told Parker Live that the investigation is ongoing at this time. An 11 …

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PAID: Sam Vederman opens new law office

Sam Vederman, who recently retired as presiding Judge of the Superior Court in La Paz County, has started his own law practice as a private attorney and is now open for new clients. Sam moved to Arizona in 1999 after graduating from the Michigan State University College of Law and is intimately familiar with all aspects of the legal system …

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27 year old man drowns over 4th weekend

A 27 year-old man drowned at the beginning of the 4th of July weekend on the Parker Strip. The victim was named as Matthew Bashaw, 27 of Phelan, California, a small unincorporated community not far from Victorville in the high desert of San Bernardino County. Matthew was with friends and family at Echo Lodge on the Parker Strip. On Friday …

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Judge Matthew Newman takes over at Superior Court

Matthew Newman put on his robe as the 4th presiding judge at the La Paz County Superior Court in an investiture ceremony held Monday in Parker. Judge Matthew Newman takes the oath of office, read by District 2 Supervisor Duce Minor. Photos by Melissa Wright Photography. Newman has lived and worked in the Parker area for 26 years. His wife …

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