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Billing issues the big complaint with Brooke Water at forum

Customers of Brooke Water north of Parker are being heard in an open docket process with the Arizona Corporation Commission. Thursday night’s meeting was lively. Billing issues were the nearly universal complaint from customers who spoke at the community forum, which was hosted by Commissioners Andy Tobin and Bob Burns, two of five commissioners elected by statewide vote. Manager and …

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Parker’s Ford dealership has been around for 100 years

Before paved roads, air conditioning and Lake Havasu City, there was the railroad, the CRIT reservation… and Parker Motor Company. Parker Live talks to the Beaver family about the changes around their 100 year-old Ford dealership, how its early history unfolded in this dusty little desert town, how they and the Parker area became synonymous with motorsports, and what the …

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Judge Vederman to go on assignment at Court of Appeals

Judge Samuel Vederman of the Superior Court of Arizona has been requested to serve in Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals later this month. Chief Justice Scott Bales issued an administrative order assigning Vederman to a calendar for November 30th, saying that he was needed to “aid and assist in the consideration and disposition” of the cases at …

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Brooke Water issues to be addressed at public forum

Brooke Water, LLC is to be the big topic on Thursday, November 3rd when the Arizona Corporation Commission will address recent water outages, water quality and customer service issues in a public forum. Manager Robert Hardcastle in front of the Arizona Corporation Commission in September Some of Brooke’s customers have experienced ongoing problems with the utility, which serves about 2,000 …

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Salome male arrested for allegedly shooting girlfriend

A 20 year-old male was arrested and charged with misconduct with a weapon and aggravated assault Tuesday in Salome, AZ. On October 25th at approximately 6pm, La Paz County Deputies responded to a residence in Salome in regards to a victim who had been shot. Upon their arrival, they made contact with a 19 year-old female and 20 year-old Felipe …

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Parker Community Garden breaks ground

Fruit and vegetable garden space, classes on gardening, cooking and food preservation all part of new project to promote healthy lifestyles Melissa Wright (La Paz Regional Hospital), Jean Golding (Indian Health Service), LeeAnn Anderson (La Paz County Public Health) and George Barcus (Parker United Methodist Church). Local health-minded organizations broke ground on Monday, October 17th for the first community garden …

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Deputy: “It was my first ever call for an emu!”

When you’re a sheriff’s deputy on patrol, you see lots of things. But there’s a first time for everything, and a call about an ‘ostrich’ is definitely a new one. “Initially someone said they saw an ostrich off the Interstate,” Deputy Aviles told Parker Live. “I was in the Bouse area, so I had to drive over to the 10. …

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Motorists with weed flee Border Patrol at I-10 checkpoints

According to multiple reports, U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint operations on Interstate 10 near Ehrenberg this past week have resulted in multiple high speed pursuits as motorists with marijuana in their vehicles try to evade law enforcement. The knowledge that Border Patrol was staging checkpoints on the freeway may also have caused traffic to route around them through Parker. According to …

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Local organizations receive Cenpatico checks

Cenpatico Integrated Care has issued three new ‘big checks’ to La Paz County and the Parker Public Library. The first was to the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department for a new electronic medical records program to be implemented at the County Jail. The grant is for $25,000 and will cover the full costs of implementation plus a server to run …

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Power outage coming Upriver Monday

Two separate planned power outages are scheduled for Monday, October 24th as APS crews do some work on Parker area infrastructure. The outages are expected to last for around 15 minutes each. “It’ll affect the Parker area, basically everybody north of BlueWater Resort & Casino,” an APS spokesperson told Parker Live. The first outage is planned for around 7am, and …

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