Parker radio station off the air after lightning strike


UPDATE Sat: KLPZ is back on-air. A major lightning storm destroyed the transmitter at KLPZ 1380am earlier this week. According to KLPZ’s engineer, a lightning strike “fried everything”, immediately putting the popular Parker radio station off the air and in need of replacement parts. Although there are usually protections from such incidents, this time the damage is permanent, meaning that ...

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“Killing the Colorado” by ProPublica

Met Intake, Parker Dam, in 1971.

“The Colorado River — the most important water source for 40 million people in the West — is draining. For a century, seven states engineered ways to wring ever more water from the river, defying all natural limitations. But now, the very water laws and policies that shaped progress are rendering the West more vulnerable to drought and less fit ...

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Parker 10-year old picked by football organization

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While attending an Offense-Defense Football Camp this summer, Lawrence Scott, Jr., 10, a resident of Parker, AZ and member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, was named an Offense-Defense All-American and invited to participate in the 10th-annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities taking place in Daytona, FL. Lawrence, a Linebacker/Fullback for Pop Panther Parker Panthers Jr. Peewee team was selected for ...

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Traffic interruptions on multiple routes

US-95 Thursday morning, via Tina J.

UPDATE 9am: Highway 72 temporarily opened. Road damage from the burning fuel will necessitate road repairs later. UPDATE 9:15am: Highway 95 one lane is reportedly open to traffic. —– Both AZ-72 near Bouse, AZ and US-95 near Lost Lake, CA are blocked this morning after vehicle accidents involving semis on fire. Morning commutes may be interrupted. The first incident occurred ...

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CRIT sues Riverside County over solar project


The Colorado River Indian Tribes has filed a lawsuit against Riverside County and its board of supervisors for approving the 3,660-acre Blythe Mesa Solar Project allegedly without fully considering the impact of the development on tribal resources. CRIT filed the suit on June 12th in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Riverside. Project developer Renewable Resources ...

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Obituary: ‘Aunt Billie’ passes away


“A Parker legend is no more. Yesterday Ellen Elise Dick (Fuqua), known better as Aunt Billie to thousands, passed on. She went peacefully in the end after being in a coma for the last several days. Ellen E. Dick was born in Parker, AZ in the upstairs bedroom that she occupied for many years after both her Mother and Father ...

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Pageant contestant takes Alyson Tozer’s message to ‘Mrs’ competition


A former Miss La Paz is to take Alyson Tozer’s message into the ‘Mrs California America’ competition. Kati Vander Pol-Legnon, a close friend of Alyson’s for years, says she has become passionate about raising awareness of cystic fibrosis and organ donation as a way to continue Alyson’s mission. “I made her a promise and I’m going to make sure I ...

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Community night at Diamondbacks planned for July 18th


The Arizona Diamondbacks will be in full swing as they host the San Francisco Giants on July 18th at Chase Field in Phoenix. Tickets for the Town of Parker’s ‘Community Night with the Diamondbacks’ are on sale now at a cost of $43 each, with seats located on the third base side, mid level. “Attending Diamondbacks games are a great ...

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Prisoner at Parker jail makes escape attempt, assaults officers


A prisoner at the La Paz County Detention Facility got out of control, attempted to escape and assaulted officers in a 10-minute struggle on Thursday last week, according to the Sheriff’s Department. On June 11th 2015, at approximately 10:10pm, Juan Gonzalez was being held in a ‘holding cell’ within the booking area of the jail on previous charges. When the ...

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PAID: Seasons change


June has arrived and I can feel the excitement of summer! The days are getting longer and I’ve officially switched over to my summer wardrobe (tank tops, check). This is the time of year when we invite and bask in the warmer temperatures while lingering outside in the evenings, watching the sun set behind the mountains. The sense of optimism ...

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