EPA accepting public comments on Evoqua facility


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comment regarding a proposed hazardous waste management permit for the Evoqua Water Technologies facility near Shea Road in Parker. Evoqua, formerly Siemens, formerly U.S. Filter/Westates, is a carbon regeneration facility that takes used commercial carbon filters and burns off the contaminants that have accumulated in the carbon, purifying the filters and …

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Jury convicts man of Bouse arson


A La Paz County jury has convicted Stacy Lee Satzman of having his friend set fire to the Betty Hunter Realty office in Bouse, AZ two years ago. What emerged in Courtroom A at the Superior Court in Parker was the story of how Satzman convinced a friend of his, John Fullilove, to drive from the town of Brenda to …

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Sheriff alleges misconduct, Deputy County Attorney says it’s political


UPDATED 9/27 to add County Attorney’s comments La Paz County Sheriff John Drum issued a statement Friday alleging misconduct by the County Attorney’s Office during the Ackerman murder case, an allegation that Chief Deputy County Attorney Karen Hobbs described as “dirty politics”. According to the statement, Drum submitted an ethics complaint with the Arizona State Bar against Hobbs and her …

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The Bullhead Regatta is Dead: Long Live the Parker Tube Float?


The Bullhead City Council has voted to end the annual ‘River Regatta’, the annual event that had more than 30,000 people floating the Colorado River 70 miles north of Parker, AZ every August. After this year’s event, social media was filled with photographs showing heaping mounds of trash and debris left in the river and washing up on shores as …

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First veteran admitted to special court graduates


The La Paz County Veterans Court celebrated its first graduate Tuesday. David Munden, a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, successfully completed the court’s requirements over the course of 9 months and was free of any further obligations as of Tuesday’s graduation ceremony. Proceedings began when the American Legion posted colors in the Justice of the Peace Court in Parker. …

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Water contamination closes Le Pera School


Le Pera Elementary School is closed Monday and Tuesday after receiving an E. coli notice and boil advisory from the Colorado River Indian Tribes. CRIT Water Utilities informed school officials late Friday that a routine sample taken from a water tower at the school had tested positive for E. coli. A water line from the tower was re-routed, and multiple …

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Robby Gordon’s father and stepmother found dead


UPDATE: Robby has spoken about the death of his father and stepmom, according to ABC 7 Eyewitness News, who caught up with him at the front gates of the house this morning. “I’m so sad and I can’t believe it,” Robby Gordon told media gathered near the gated house. “I’d like everybody to understand that this is very, very tough, …

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‘Idiot Rock’ tagger pleads guilty in court, to pay restitution


The man who was accused of spray-painting the outcropping of rock known as ‘Idiot Rock’ on the Parker Strip has pleaded guilty to criminal damage, a class six felony, in La Paz County Superior Court. Bob Garland appeared with his attorney Michael Frame to make the change of plea, in which he acknowledged responsibility for the graffiti which drew outrage …

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CRIT PD’s Will Ponce heads to be Chief of Police in Quartzsite


CRIT Police Chief William Ponce is seen giving words of wisdom to Detention Officer Yvette Brenner about her upcoming acadamy as Officers from the Juvenile Detention Center and the Adult Women’s Detention Center line up for one final uniform inspection from Chief Ponce before he leaves to begin the next chapter of his life as Chief of Police for the …

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Second drowning at same stretch of river in less than a month


A second young man has drowned in the Ehrenberg area of the Colorado River in less than a month. According to the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday evening a male subject was reportedly swimming with two of his friends under the Interstate 10 Bridge in Ehrenberg. According to witnesses, the subject lost his footing and was pulled into …

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