Sheriff Drum and Assessor Schuler ousted in primary


La Paz County is to get a new Sheriff and a new Assessor after local Republicans voted for change in the primary election Tuesday. New final totals confirm Tuesday night’s results: Anna Camacho is to be the new County Assessor, and Bill Risen is the Republican pick in November’s election for Sheriff. No incumbent ran in the race for District …

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Election: Duce Minor, Bill Risen and Anna Camacho lead in establishment upset


UPDATE: The below tentative results have been confirmed. See HERE for an updated article with final results. See the initial unofficial La Paz County Primary Election Results at the bottom of this article, which was liveblogged on Election Night. 7pm- The polls are now closed. First results expected within 1-3 hours. 7:41pm- Three key races on the Republican ballot will …

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Kidnapper gets 18 years in prison


A Parker man has been sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison for a kidnapping on the Colorado River Indian Tribes reservation in 2014. Federal prosecutors say 22-year-old William James Gilchrist on Monday received a 213-month prison term, followed by five years of supervised release. Gilchrist had previously pleaded guilty to kidnapping. Prosecutors say Gilchrist unlawfully entered the home where …

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Local Republican races are the ones to watch in Tuesday’s primary


Three key races on the Republican ballot will be the ones to watch in Tuesday’s Arizona Primary Election in La Paz County. The Board of Supervisors District 2 race is the most populated, with 5 candidates vying to be the official Republican choice on the ballot. Whoever wins Tuesday’s primary will be on the General Election ballot in November against …

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PAID: Anna Camacho for County Assessor


Tomorrow, August 30th, is the last day to vote in the 2016 Primary Election and I am asking for your vote. During the campaign, I have met many new people who are now my friends, like the many I have known throughout my life since my childhood growing up in the Parker school system. I cannot express how much you …

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Parker firefighters battling Cali wildfires


Some firefighters from the Buckskin Fire Department north of Parker, AZ are involved in battling wildfires in Redding, CA and Paso Robles, CA this week. Captain Mike Byrd, Firefighter Eric Foerstner and Firefighter Tyler Kowalski went out Monday on assignment for a fire in Redding, and by Thursday were en route to the ‘Chimney Fire’ near Paso Robles with Buckskin’s …

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Drowning victim recovered, identified as missing Blythe man


A missing Blythe man’s body has been recovered in an area of the Colorado River between Blythe and Ehrenberg known as ‘Gilligan’s Island.’ Around 10am Tuesday morning, after a search lasting almost 3 days, boating officers from the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department located the body of Lashawn Jamison, 2 miles downstream from where he disappeared on Saturday. He was …

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Supervisors change transfer station hours due to heat concerns


After some residents of La Paz County expressed concerns about the lack of climate-controlled shelter for operators of the County’s 8 landfill transfer stations, the Board of Supervisors says it has addressed the heat concerns with Republic Services resulting in changes to the operating hours for the remainder of the summer. The total number of hours will stay the same …

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Man who sprayed rock charged in court


A man who created a stir a year ago after he posted a picture of himself on Facebook apparently spraying graffiti on a river rock has been formally charged in connection with the incident. Bob Garland of Corona, CA appeared in La Paz County Superior Court on Monday where he was charged with felony criminal damage for spray-painting the side of well-known …

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