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CRIT at the table as Arizona talks drought contingencies

The Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) was one of many Arizona entities and stakeholders who met to discuss contingency plans to deal with the worsening drought conditions in the southwestern United States. The water officials committed last Thursday to reach a multi-state plan by the end of the year to stave off potential shortages. The move comes after the U.S. …

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Big River woman arrested for drugs, stolen vehicle

A Big River woman has been arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sale and possession of a stolen vehicle. On Tuesday, July 3rd at about 9 a.m., the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department’s Parker Dam Resident Deputy along with two Detectives from the Colorado River Sheriff’s station served a search warrant at a business in the 7100 block of …

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Cops: Which state’s laws are enforced on the Parker Strip?

  Which state’s laws are enforced on the Parker Strip? California’s or Arizona’s? Does it depend on what side of the river you’re on? Or what state you’re a resident of? Or what state your boat is registered in? Or what agency pulls you over? How do boating cops do their job, and what should people expect when they encounter …

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New traffic signals to bring Parker area total to just 6

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is adding new traffic signals, widening lanes and making pavement improvements at the intersection of State Route 95 and Mohave Road on the south-east end of town. The $800,000 project will aim to improve traffic flow and safety at the intersection, which handles a high volume of traffic, according to a news release from …

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WATCH: Parker Tube Float 2018

  Parker Live was at the Tube Float 2018 on Saturday morning, the river teeming with people enjoying this year’s event. Our video only told part of the story, however, with much less fun happening out on the road. People waited hours for shuttles to the start line, with many saying they gave up and went home instead. We’ll be …

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LISTEN: The Tube Float is back!

This Saturday, June 9th, the Parker Tube Float returns with improvements and a streamlined entry process. Mary Hamilton stopped by our studio from the Parker Regional Chamber of Commerce and Tourism to talk about the float, what to expect, and more. Listen on your way to Parker right here. All official details and event info can be found at ParkerFun.com.

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Elks grant provides defibrillator, tourniquets

A grant from the Elks has allowed a defibrillator and 10 tourniquets to be provided to the Parker Police Department. The Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant was awarded after the local chapter in Parker applied for it. The defibrillator will be kept at Parker Police Department and used by officers as needed, according to Sergeant Michael Bailey. Tourniquets will be …

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What is a California Boater Card and do you need one?

A law being rolled out over the next few years requires California residents to have a boater card, starting now for younger boaters, and increasing in age until 2025 when everybody will need one. The card The law went into effect on January 1st, 2018, requiring boaters under the age of 20 to pass an approved boating safety examination, get …

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A real courtroom, a real judge, a mock trial for students

The civil war trial of a Confederate soldier was re-enacted in a Parker courtroom last week, with Superior Court Judge Matthew Newman presiding, and a Parker High School tribunal acting as jury. “You are a member of the military tribunal that has been assigned to hear the case of Henry Wirz,” reads the brief given to students. “Your job is …

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Some Parker streets to be closed Monday and Tuesday

On Monday and Tuesday, some streets in the town of Parker will be partially closed for maintenance. The streets will be treated by scrub sealing for preservation, which involves applying hot asphalt emulsion and crushed rock aggregate to the roadway, helping to fill cracks and other pavement distresses. This is done by sweeping the street to remove dirt and debris, …

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