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Meet the Candidates to be reported live HERE!

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The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce will host Meet the Candidates on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, and Parker Live will be reporting them live on this website as they happen. The August 30th primary election in La Paz County will include many local offices and will begin with early voting ballots being sent out on August 3rd. The Meet the …

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Stolen boat recovered, arrests made

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A boat that was stolen from the Moovalya Keys neighborhood of the Parker Strip has been recovered after a 36-mile high-speed chase in Desert Hot Springs. The 28-foot orange and purple Aftershock Violator was spotted being towed on I-10 after a driver saw a widely-shared Facebook post alerting users to the theft. “Just saw it in Desert Hot Springs,” a …

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All Star Cheerleaders registering now

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The La Paz County All Star Cheerleaders are now registering and preparing for their first activity of the new school year, which will be providing a small part of the entertainment at the upcoming Colorado River Indian Tribes Expo and Annual Indian Days Parade. All 4 to 17 year old girls and boys are welcome to join in the fun …

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Bouse firewalker Jim Jarvis dies

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Near-death experiences, walking on burning coals, and beating depression. Just three facets that defined the life of Jim Jarvis, a local man who was best-known for his firewalking and who passed away on June 10th at the age of 73. Jarvis lived a very full life, according to his son, also called Jim. Speaking from Washington state, Jim told Parker …

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Probation Department gets a new boss

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Tyson Ross has been appointed as the Chief Probation Officer for the La Paz County Probation Department. Ross has been an employee of La Paz County for over 14 years and has been with Probation for close to 12 years. His latest assignment has been as the Adult Division Supervisor, as well as serving as Interim Deputy Chief Probation Officer …

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Parker Police Department awarded new RADAR units

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On March 8th 2016, The Town of Parker Police Department was awarded $7,364.16 for the purchase of four new RADAR units by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Parker P.D. says the purchase of the RADAR units will help Parker Police Officers with traffic enforcement on speeding and reckless drivers. A press release reads: “Public safety is Parker Police …

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New group of doctors to staff La Paz Regional Hospital

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La Paz Regional Hospital will be teaming up with Yuma Regional Medical Center to provide supportive Emergency Department care, staffing physicians and nurse practitioners, and supportive hospitalist care. The new affiliation between the pair of not-for-profit community hospitals will begin in August and replace the existing physician group that staffs La Paz Regional. “As the community hospital for Parker and …

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One firefighter injured at Parker fireworks show

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One firefighter sustained non- life threatening injuries at a fireworks show in Parker Monday night, according to the Colorado River Indian Tribes. One of the pyrotechnics used in the show was defective and did not discharge completely into the air, CRIT Chairman Dennis Patch said in a press release. “Acting according to their training and experience, one firefighter alerted the …

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Ackerman sentenced to 10.5 years for manslaughter

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An alcohol-augmented fight which escalated into a fatal shooting over two years ago in the BlueWater Lagoon neighborhood of Parker, AZ was the center of a court proceeding Monday which saw Sean Ackerman get 10.5 years in prison for manslaughter. Ackerman, 46, who was originally charged with homicide for the shooting death of his older neighbor Daniel Porter, had already pleaded …

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife withdraws restrictions plan for Lake Havasu

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The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFW) has suspended its draft proposal to limit recreational boating activities at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge on Lake Havasu, according to Senator John McCain’s office. The formal public comment period ended Monday, and by Thursday morning the federal agency had notified the Arizona senator of its intention to back down after receiving many protests. …

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