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Parker local crowned Miss Indian Arizona

Mariah Sharpe, 19, has been crowned the 56th Miss Indian Arizona. Mariah is a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. Mariah went to Parker High School and became Junior Miss CRIT and then Miss CRIT. She is now pursuing her Associate’s Degree in biology with an emphasis in medicine and health and welfare at Paradise Valley Community College. Her …

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Truck overturns with 5th-Wheel

A truck towing a 5th-Wheel overturned east of Parker at around noon Monday near 12 Mile Junction, causing a partial lane blockage. Emergency services were on-scene, according to La Paz County Sheriff’s Department. The conditions of the occupants is unconfirmed at this time.

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Parker teen awarded $20,000 by MTV

A Parker teenager has been awarded a $20,000 scholarship by MTV’s Total Request Live (TRL). Sidney Has No Horses is a senior at Parker High School who submitted a video applying for the scholarship, but says she had no idea it would go anywhere. She ended up becoming the first winner of TRL’s Scholarship Week, appearing on the show Monday. …

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WATCH: D.L. Wilson addresses Congressional committee

La Paz County’s economic challenges were highlighted on Capitol Hill Wednesday when Supervisor D.L. Wilson testified on the County’s behalf. Wilson testified to the United States House Committee on Natural Resources on a bill that would convey over 8000 acres of unused federal land to the County for large-scale economic development. H.R. 2630 was introduced by Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar. …

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Evicted CRIT resident’s Supreme Court petition denied

A legal dispute over the Colorado River Indian Tribes’ western boundary is finally over. Roger French, a non-tribal person, lived on riverfront property north of Blythe, CA for 28 years, paying rent for only 10 of them. His challenge to CRIT’s authority to collect rent on the property has been denied for a final time, this time by the U.S. …

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Tenth year for Chili Cook-Off

Back for a tenth year, the popular annual Chili Cook-Off event at La Paz County Park has been set for Saturday, November 4th, 2017. Approximately 1000 people come to taste up to 25 chilis and salsas, which are judged by a new panel every year. “We do red and green chili and salsa, so in each category there are two …

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Railroad to close 11th Street this weekend

The Arizona & California Railroad Company is to perform repairs on the 11th Street railroad crossing this weekend, meaning a road closure on that thoroughfare until Monday evening. Beginning Friday at 8 a.m., 11th Street will be closed between California Avenue and Hopi Avenue until Monday evening, October 2nd.

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County Administrator wants more authority in hiring

‘Micromanagement’ came under the spotlight as La Paz County’s recently-appointed Administrator Ron Drake told the Board of Supervisors at Tuesday’s meeting that he would like more authority with regard to hiring, renewing contracts and employee travel. The proposal relates to the process of filling vacant County employee positions, where the Board of Supervisors must explicitly authorize departments to advertise for …

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