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Firefighter in intensive care after ATV wreck during Parker 250

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An area firefighter’s condition has slightly improved in a Phoenix hospital after wrecking his ATV during the Parker 250 race last weekend. Steven Parkerson, who works at Quartzsite Fire Department and McMullen Valley Fire Department, has been racing since he was a child, according to his coworker and childhood friend Samantha Hess. “He’s been doing this for a very, very ...

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Big River burglary suspects jailed

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Two suspects of burglary in Big River, CA were pursued and arrested by law enforcement last week. According to court records, the burglary was allegedly committed on Tuesday, January 5th. The following day, Wednesday, January 6th, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department made contact with two suspects, who allegedly escaped from the deputies in a foot pursuit. Other agencies responded ...

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Q: What nearby town was larger than Parker in the 1930s?

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This is basically all that’s left of an entire town that was situated just a few miles from Parker, a town with the larger population during the 1930’s. According to the BLM, this town had 5 grocery stores, 3 restaurants, pool hall, barber shop, beauty shop, mortuary, bowling alley, 3 service stations, 2 used car lots, several garages, post office, ...

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Dumped tires found, cleaned up near Bouse

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Members of the Bouse Ghost Riders and Parker 4-Wheelers off-road clubs have cleaned up a pile of used truck tires that had been dumped near Bouse on public lands. J.C. Sanders, President of the Bouse Ghost Riders OHV club, says he and a member of the club, Ron Riffe, identified a large pile of used truck tires that had been ...

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A week of rain: here’s how much we got

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El Niño-related storms came thick and fast all week long to the entire region, and for desert communities, such prolonged rain is certainly unusual. KLPZ’s weather station faithfully recorded the rainfall all week long, and gave us a total Friday to report. The total rainfall for the week came in at 89 one-hundredths of an inch of rain, considered a ...

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Parker Treasure Hunt: January

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The Parker Treasure Hunt is back for the month of January. Clues will appear 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 real cash if you ...

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Alyson Tozer’s legacy lives on with vest donation

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  It has been over 15 months since Parker Strip resident Alyson Tozer’s battle with cystic fibrosis ended at 21 years old. She worked hard throughout her young life in aid of cystic fibrosis research, was an advocate of organ donation and a champion for women. She was a bright light in the community and has been greatly missed. Her ...

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La Paz County to get new website

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La Paz County is to get a new government website with improved services after a decision by the Board of Supervisors. “It will actually allow us to have a website that is functional,” said County Administrator Dan Field, who added that the County’s current site (above) is the only one in the state of Arizona to earn an ‘F’ rating ...

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Top Ten Parker Live Stories of 2015

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Spray-painting, boats sinking and fake skeletons: there’s no place like Parker, Arizona, and nobody covers it the way Parker Live does! Dear readers: The Parker community is huge, and includes a ton of people who come and go from our shores all year long. Most of you don’t live here on a permanent, year-round basis, but consider yourselves river people ...

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Silva verdict: guilty of first-degree murder

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A hushed courtroom heard that Victor Silva has been found guilty of first-degree murder in La Paz County Superior Court at 6pm Monday by a jury who had deliberated for around 6 hours. Silva had been accused by the State of Arizona of causing the death of his accomplice, after what authorities described as a crime spree that ended badly. ...

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