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Nine-hour BIA power outage coming Wednesday night

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs says it will be performing a scheduled power outage Wednesday night that will affect most of the CRIT valley. The outage is expected to last from 8pm on Wednesday until 5am on Thursday morning and will affect the following areas: Avi Sequilla Airport (including runway lights) CRIT Realty Office CRIT Game & Fish Running Man …

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New pageant to be held Friday night

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A “Miss Parker Scholarship Pageant” will be held Friday at 7pm, organized just a few weeks after the Miss La Paz County pageant due to the high interest from local girls who want a chance to compete in a preliminary to Miss Arizona. “There are several girls competing at open pageants around the state,” said Aryn Romo, pageant director. “So …

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CRIT’s controlled burn seen as far as Havasu

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A controlled burn is part of a spring brush cleanup today at the Ahakhav Tribal Preserve on the eastern shore of the Colorado River just south of Parker. The smoke can be seen for many miles around and raised questions about the fire throughout the area, including from as far as Lake Havasu City. CRIT Fire, CRIT Environmental Protection Office …

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Local businesses hit by APS scam

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ADDED: Lawny from Crossroads called the scammer back and played along for a bit, and we taped her doing it. Listen here: —– ORIGINAL: An APS scam has been hitting Parker area businesses hard, according to several local business owners who are filing police reports and warning each other about the issue. “They called Bobby Ds and Crossroads,” said Lawny …

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Meet the 9th President of Arizona Western College

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Parker Live stopped by AWC’s Parker Learning Center to chat for the first time with Dr. Daniel Corr, who will be the 9th President of Arizona Western College in La Paz and Yuma Counties in just a few months. Press play to hear what Dr. Corr thinks the purpose of the college is, and how he thinks it can play …

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Sheriff’s Office: Cynthia Williams not an informant

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Cynthia Williams was not a confidential informant, according to the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office. Since her death over a week ago, erroneous reports have circulated alleging that Williams, who was found deceased in the Parker Valley on March 9th, was an informant for the county’s narcotics task force. The rumors appear to spring from the fact that Williams was …

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Parker Valley murder being investigated by FBI and CRIT

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Cynthia Williams’s body was found last week in a canal near Poston, AZ. Now her brother and the cops are appealing for information about her killers “We last heard from her on Monday last week. She texted us wanting a ride. She was upriver at the Circle K,” said Raymond. “Then she said she had gotten another ride, but she …

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Boat crash injures several near Lost Lake

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One person is still in critical condition and several others are in various stages of recovery from injuries after their boat collided with an embankment near Lost Lake Resort south of Parker on Saturday. At around 5:30pm, Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies received a call about a boat crash near the 33000 block of US-95 – close to Hidden Valley Resort …

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Police chase through Parker town ends near Vidal Junction

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A police chase involving a stolen vehicle ended in the desert near Vidal Junction Monday afternoon. The vehicle was reported stolen from a business upriver. La Paz County Sheriff’s Deputies recovered the vehicle and then the suspect reportedly fled when they tried to take him into custody. The chase took law enforcement through the town of Parker, where Parker Police …

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Supervisors look at refinancing Yakima bonds

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A “very efficient opportunity” could reduce County sales tax 11 – 13 years sooner than expected Everybody’s been taking advantage of low interest rates, and La Paz County is no different. The Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on a way to save money and reduce the number of years it will need to pay off a court judgment …

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