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Construction begins on B-95 near Miraleste Shores

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Starting Tuesday, a construction project is underway on Business 95 / Riverside Drive north of Parker that will cause delays for traffic until at least mid-July. The project has already removed the asphalt surface, leaving the dirt underneath. Sewer and storm drain systems will be installed, and then the road will be resurfaced. It affects 1900 feet of roadway between …

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‘Confused’ Japanese lady stopped on I-10 after Sheriff precautions

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A Japanese national was stopped on I-10 by the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department Sunday night after unusual driving behavior caused some alarm, but the incident – which held up freeway traffic for a good part of an hour – turned out to be simply confusion by a foreigner in a strange land. The incident started when a Sheriff’s deputy …

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Boat crashes at drag boat races, driver reportedly ok

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After a windy day that stopped the races Saturday, the Lucas Oil Drag Boat event resumed on Sunday with some racing on the water, during which this happened: Mike Collins’ boat flipped over multiple times on the water before stopping. Witnesses told Parker Live he seemed shook up but okay. The event continues all day and is open for spectators.

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A ‘device’ found in Parker, criminal investigation opened

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A device is being examined by the Arizona Department of Public Safety after an anonymous phone call alerted police to its location Thursday in Parker. At around 8:20am, the Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department received a call from an anonymous source informing them that there was a suspicious package that had been left at 12055 Kennedy Drive, near the …

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Nine-hour BIA power outage coming Wednesday night

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs says it will be performing a scheduled power outage Wednesday night that will affect most of the CRIT valley. The outage is expected to last from 8pm on Wednesday until 5am on Thursday morning and will affect the following areas: Avi Sequilla Airport (including runway lights) CRIT Realty Office CRIT Game & Fish Running Man …

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New pageant to be held Friday night

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A “Miss Parker Scholarship Pageant” will be held Friday at 7pm, organized just a few weeks after the Miss La Paz County pageant due to the high interest from local girls who want a chance to compete in a preliminary to Miss Arizona. “There are several girls competing at open pageants around the state,” said Aryn Romo, pageant director. “So …

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CRIT’s controlled burn seen as far as Havasu

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A controlled burn is part of a spring brush cleanup today at the Ahakhav Tribal Preserve on the eastern shore of the Colorado River just south of Parker. The smoke can be seen for many miles around and raised questions about the fire throughout the area, including from as far as Lake Havasu City. CRIT Fire, CRIT Environmental Protection Office …

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Local businesses hit by APS scam

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ADDED: Lawny from Crossroads called the scammer back and played along for a bit, and we taped her doing it. Listen here: —– ORIGINAL: An APS scam has been hitting Parker area businesses hard, according to several local business owners who are filing police reports and warning each other about the issue. “They called Bobby Ds and Crossroads,” said Lawny …

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Meet the 9th President of Arizona Western College

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Parker Live stopped by AWC’s Parker Learning Center to chat for the first time with Dr. Daniel Corr, who will be the 9th President of Arizona Western College in La Paz and Yuma Counties in just a few months. Press play to hear what Dr. Corr thinks the purpose of the college is, and how he thinks it can play …

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Sheriff’s Office: Cynthia Williams not an informant

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Cynthia Williams was not a confidential informant, according to the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office. Since her death over a week ago, erroneous reports have circulated alleging that Williams, who was found deceased in the Parker Valley on March 9th, was an informant for the county’s narcotics task force. The rumors appear to spring from the fact that Williams was …

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