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WATCH LIVE: James Burns in a Parker jail cell

This is a live feed from the inside of a cell at the La Paz County Jail in Parker, AZ. The inmate is James Burns, a volunteer and VICE filmmaker who wanted to document the experience of being in solitary confinement. Cameras from VICE will be broadcasting from his cell live, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. He …

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New community center opens at AWC

Construction is just about completed and the doors have been thrown open at Arizona Western College’s new community center next to its La Paz Learning Center in Parker. On Monday afternoon, the ribbon was cut and speeches by dignitaries were made outside the new building on 11th Street in Parker. It’s an area of town in transformation, with the AWC …

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New film highlights Tribes’ water and land protection efforts

Senior water rights and ancestral lands are at the heart of a new documentary film about the Colorado River Indian Tribes to be screened Thursday night in Parker. The new film was commissioned by the CRIT Tribal Council to examine two big challenges for the Tribes in the present day: the effort to assert its rights to Colorado River water, …

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Parker Treasure Hunt: December

The Parker Treasure Hunt is back! Clues will go out on KLPZ 1380am’s morning show every day, and then on this page (below) one day later. You’re looking for an item, hidden within Parker city limits, which has Lane’s logo on it. You can bring it to Lane’s and trade it for $200 if you find it. Good luck! —– …

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Win with KLPZ’s 12 Days of Christmas!

WINNERS: We’ve announced the winners, and they are Shannon T, John M, Marsha C, Joe E, Russ B, Gayle P, Mason V, KC, Nick P, Terry L, Junior S, Janie M and John B. Congrats winners, and Merry Christmas to everyone. It’s KLPZ’s 12 Days of Christmas! Santa has come to KLPZ through 12 of our business sponsors, each of …

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Urgent Care at La Paz Regional to open again Dec 26

UPDATE 12/21: Urgent Care is to open again on December 26th. ORIGINAL STORY 12/5: The Urgent Care service at La Paz Regional Hospital is to be closed temporarily due to a provider shortage, according to a press release Monday. “We understand this is an inconvenience during flu season and are working hard to ensure this transition is as quick as …

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Suspect found, arrested in Quartzsite knife assault

A man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a knife assault on Monday in Quartzsite. Quartzsite Police arrested Nathan Montalbano, a transient, on Wednesday after a foot pursuit involving a police K-9 and drone led to a Quartzsite rooftop. On Monday, police had responded to a disturbance call at a store in the 900 block of West Main Street in …

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High speeds chase ends in rollover

A man fled from law enforcement in Mohave County last week and led officers on a high-speed chase south on State Route 95 toward Parker, a pursuit which ended near La Paz Regional Hospital when the suspect rolled his vehicle. The man, Jason Tucker, who is in his thirties, was being investigated for allegedly threatening to kill one or more …

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Public packs boardroom to talk about future of the Parker Tube Float

Trash and trouble? Or income and opportunity? What the Parker Tube Float represents depends greatly on whether you’re the owner of a home or of a business. Members of the public packed the boardroom at the La Paz County Board of Supervisors Monday afternoon to talk about the future of the Parker Tube Float, the annual floating party that helps …

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Rogers re-elected as County Attorney, other wins confirmed

Tony Rogers has been re-elected as the La Paz County Attorney after provisional and ‘late early’ ballots were added to the final election count Monday. Rogers and challenger Kathy Field, who currently serves as the Public Defender, ran a heated campaign that went right up to the wire with less than 300 votes between them in last Tuesday’s count, or …

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