Tuesday, October 21, 2014   

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Sundance sold to Long Beach bar owner

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According to a press release on its Facebook page, the historic Sundance Saloon on the Parker Strip has been sold. Norm Turley, a retired cop from Long Beach Police Department and co-owner of Dogz Bar & Grill in Belmont Shore, bought the property from long-time owner Jim Shubin after Shubin listed it for sale on Craigslist and elsewhere. The 1.5 ... Read More »

Broncs pick up the axe

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Photo via Bylli E. The 4-1 Parker Broncs traveled to Wickenburg on Friday, October 3rd to take on the Wranglers in the annual “Axe Game” that pits the longtime rivals in a battle over a fireman’s axe that has a long history. That axe will spend the next year hanging in Parker High Principal Paul Olson’s office after the Broncs ... Read More »

Pro basketball player Shoni Schimmel visits Parker

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Renowned Atlanta Dream player Shoni Schimmel stopped in Parker for a 3-day trip last week that included school visits and an appearance at Native Visions Film Festival. Schimmel, a noted Native American sportsperson, had an enthusiastic reception wherever she went, with Parker community kids swarming her at every appearance and some extra security requirements being discussed for her trip. A ... Read More »

Chinese restaurant gone in flames

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China Garden, a popular Chinese restaurant in Parker, AZ, went up in flames sometime after 10am Thursday. An employee said he smelled smoke in the kitchen and everybody got out before it was consumed in flames. Agencies responded quickly as employees gathered at the side of the road, some sobbing. The restaurant is next to the busiest intersection in the ... Read More »

Parker Treasure Hunt: October

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Ah, Fall is here and the promise of cooler temps! The Parker Treasure Hunt is back for the month of October. We’ll add a clue every day until the prize marker is found, when it can be traded for $100 in cold, hard cash at Lane’s Auto Care & Tire Pros. Good luck, happy hunting and may your search be ... Read More »

Two great states joined by a new bridge: opening ceremony

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Representatives of many agencies and offices were in attendance Wednesday morning at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to mark the opening of a new bridge between Parker, AZ and Earp, CA. A sizable crowd showed up to be a part of history, an echo of the grand opening of the original bridge 77 years before. Tribal birdsingers started the ceremony, before ... Read More »

Parker nonprofit awarded new 5-year grant

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After years of applying, the Parker Area Alliance for Community Empowerment (PAACE) has been awarded the White House’s 5-year Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grant. The DFC program was instituted by an act of the U.S. Congress in 1997 with the aim of providing funding to community-based coalitions that organize to prevent youth substance use. The philosophy behind the program is that ... Read More »

Broncs beat Kingman 25-6

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The Parker Broncs improve to 4-1 after beating the Kingman Tigers 25-6 in Kingman Friday night. The Broncs jumped out to an early lead after Spencer Moore ran for a touchdown to put the Broncs ahead, but then the game was delayed for 30 minutes because of lightning nearby. CJ Markel added another rushing touchdown before the half to put ... Read More »

House fire leads to owner being airlifted to hospital

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UPDATE: An account has been opened at National Bank of Arizona for donations to the Forbis Family. Donations can be called in at (928) 669-6173 or mailed in to National Bank of Arizona, 1001 Eagle Ave, Parker, AZ, 85344. —– A blaze consumed a house on Bighorn Drive on the Parker Strip Thursday night. The owner of the house was ... Read More »

Event planned in memory of Alyson Tozer

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The community is invited to celebrate the life of Alyson Tozer with her family and friends at La Paz County Park. The event will be held Sunday, October 5th starting at 6 p.m. Aly passed away Tuesday, September 16th after a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis. Her parents Rich and Teresa want to have a time during which people can ... Read More »