Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Highway 62 closed due to flooding: now open

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UPDATE 7/15: Caltrans says there are no traffic restrictions now. Original: Coming to Parker this weekend? Highway 62 is currently closed due to flood damage caused by the storms this week. Caltrans says the highway is closed from the junction of US 95 (at Vidal Junction) to the state line (at Parker, AZ). Closed: Parker Live recommends that traffic between ... Read More »

Storm hits Parker: power, trees down

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6:15pm– A heavy storm forecast by the National Weather Service just after 5pm hit the Parker area just minutes ago, bringing sheets of rain, lightning, low visibility for traffic and running washes. Trees are down. Power down for some Parker residents, spotty elsewhere. Turn around, don’t drown. 6:37pm– The NWS is extending a flash flood warning through 9pm. Read More »

Back to school vaccinations available now

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Back-to-school preparations are taking place across the county and La Paz County Health Department are reminding parents about a very important item to add to the list: vaccinations. The health department will be offering back-to-school vaccinations every Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., at 1112 Joshua Ave, Suite 206 in Parker. “We usually ... Read More »

Sheriff: Prisoner at County Jail costing taxpayers “a fortune”

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A current prisoner of La Paz County is costing taxpayers “a fortune”, according to Sheriff John Drum. Drum, speaking at a Board of Supervisors meeting last Wednesday morning, said that the prisoner in question is pregnant and needing a lot of medical attention. “She is on AHCCCS, but access to AHCCCS is not falling into play while she’s in custody,” ... Read More »

Multiple agencies aid in return of abducted children

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Four abducted children have been returned to their father after their mother, who does not have legal custody, took them as far as Barstow, CA before being apprehended. On Saturday, June 28th at approximately 5:00 a.m., the four children were returned to the custodial parent by way of combined efforts of Parker Police Department, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department ... Read More »

BLM puts fire restrictions into place

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The federal Bureau of Land Management has announced Stage 2 fire restrictions for the Lake Havasu Field Office jurisdictions, which includes the Parker Strip. Since June 20th, fire and smoking restrictions are being enforced on all public lands within the area. These restrictions are similar to thoseimplemented in other areas in Arizona. The BLM is asking the public to use ... Read More »

Town of Parker releases water report

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The Town of Parker has prepared the Water Quality Report for calendar year 2013. The purpose of the report is to provide information to Town residents and water customers on the quality of the Town’s drinking water. Included within this report are general health information, water quality test results and water system contacts. The 2013 Water Quality Report can be ... Read More »

Police hunting Parker area burglars

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La Paz County Sheriff’s Department and CRIT Police Department issued a joint press release offering some advice for residents to help prevent theft Thursday. Lieutenant Curt Bagby said both agencies have seen a number of burglaries with similar entry methods. “In general, the focus appeared to be flat screen televisions and weapons,” he said. “At this time we have collected ... Read More »

Former Parker resident on Today Show with ‘tankchair’ invention

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A former Parker resident has been making waves in the national media with an invention designed to help his wife get around. Brad Soden, who invented the ‘Tankchair’, appeared live on the TODAY show last week with his wife Liz to show off the contraption. The product is selling like hotcakes, and is a very Parker idea: an off-road wheelchair. ... Read More »

“Thank You” From the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce

More Floaters than ever hit the water this past Saturday morning.

On behalf of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce Staff and the Board of Directors, we want to thank everyone for their cooperation and assistance during the 37th Annual Parker Tube Float. This year we registered 4,568 people for the event, which is up slightly from last year. Pre and Post-event surveys show that area lodging was near or at ... Read More »