Wednesday, March 25, 2015   


Documentary screening highlights sex trafficking


BlueWater Cinemas in Parker was host to a special screening of the documentary film Tricked last week in collaboration with PAACE, the County Attorney’s Office and the Arizona Crime Prevention Association. The film highlights the issue of sex trafficking, in which underage girls and young women are exploited as prostitutes, some as young as 13 years old. The ACPA’s Kathleen ... Read More »

Jacque Nelson gets 1.5 years in prison, 7 years probation


A woman who pleaded guilty to multiple counts of defrauding the Bouse Elementary School District has been sentenced to 1.5 years in prison at the Arizona Department of Corrections. Jacque Nelson, who prosecutors said wrote herself checks from District funds, entered into a plea agreement with the La Paz County Attorney’s Office, with the maximum available prison term and 7 years of ‘white ... Read More »

CRIT responds to news article stirring tensions


An article that appeared in the Havasu News-Herald, the Parker Pioneer and the Palo Verde Times has been stirring some tensions about the intentions of the Colorado River Indian Tribes over its lands, and the Tribes have now responded in a public statement. The ‘news’, which the Parker Live website did not attempt to cover, reported that CRIT is considering ... Read More »

Launch ramp cleared of debris, County Supervisor says


La Paz County Supervisor King Clapperton says the Cienega Springs launch ramp has been cleared of debris after last year’s flooding. The ramp, popular with river goers especially in the summer months, doubles as a drainage channel during flash floods, when the wash may be running. During 2014’s active monsoon season, silt, sand and other debris washed into the ramp ... Read More »

New K9 unit at Sheriff’s Office


The La Paz county Sheriff’s Office has announced a new Detention K9 unit, after Officer Danielle Banuelos successfully graduated from the Arizona Department of Corrections K9 Academy. On December 10th 2014, Banuelos and her canine partner Orlis, a German Shepherd, completed a rigorous eight-week K9 academy in Tucson, Arizona. The objective of the training is to certify officers as K9 ... Read More »

Lake Moovalya annual drawdown begins


The Bureau of Reclamation has lowered the level of the river in Parker, AZ by approximately one foot in elevation. The drawdown will last for about two weeks. Lake Moovalya is the proper name for the stretch of the Colorado River between Headgate Rock Dam and Parker Dam. Reclamation is coordinating this activity with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to ... Read More »

Parker prosecutor to be honored in D.C.


A Parker-based prosecutor serving La Paz County Attorney’s Office is to be honored in Washington D.C. as Prosecutor of the Year by the federal Office of National Drug Control Policy. Karen Hobbs was recognized during the Arizona HIDTA Award Ceremony in Flagstaff recently for her efforts to protect drug-endangered children here in La Paz County. Now, she has been selected ... Read More »

ADBA Races coming to the Parker Strip

In 2014 we saw many races in the Parker area and in 2015 things won’t be any different. Arizona Drag Boat Association and Bluewater Resort & Casino are excited to bring two weekends of racing to the Parker Strip. February 20-22 and April 3-5. Mark your calendars now! Read More »

New CRIT vice-chair and council to take office January


The Colorado River Indian Tribes will have a new vice-chairman and council after Saturday’s election. According to CRIT’s certified official election results, Keith Moses (pictured) will be sworn in as vice-chairman on January 2nd, along with Herman Laffoon Jr., Johnny Hill Jr. and Granthum Stevens who will join the CRIT Tribal Council. The 4-year term expires on December 31st, 2018. ... Read More »