Wednesday, October 22, 2014   

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Parker Broncs beat Yuma 33-26

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What a barnburner! Broncs were up 20-6 at halftime. Yuma came back in the third quarter and by the fourth it was tied 26-26. With 15 seconds remaining QB Cody Esquerra rolled out and hit Roman Robledo in the end zone to put the Broncs up 32-26. Parker added an extra point to win it 33-26! Some great plays by ... Read More »

CRIT investigator dies

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A criminal investigator with CRIT Police died Friday, according to a letter by CRIT Police Chief William Ponce. David Mills is survived by his wife and five children. The cause of death had not been determined by the time Ponce wrote the letter. Read More »

Rockslide closes road near famous Sundance Saloon

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A rockslide has blocked the two-lane river roadway that connects Sundance Saloon to Buckskin State Park north of Parker, AZ. The boulders fell from the steep mountainside adjacent to the road after a recent storm. The Parker area has received almost three-quarters its average annual rainfall in just two weeks. The County Highway Department Director said the road may be ... Read More »

Street lights, water worries, and other news

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Here’s a quick summary of some news you might be interested in: Via Joaquin Vences La Paz County The Board of Supervisors approved a new console (made by Motorola) for 911 Central Dispatch at a cost of over $37,000. They’re dealing with more calls now, according to the Sheriff’s Department. (Example: Last week’s storms overloaded Dispatch.) The Board also approved ... Read More »

V22 Osprey in training exercises at Parker Airport

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This is a Bell Boeing V22 Osprey at Parker Airport, captured Monday by frequent Parker Live media contributor Michael Collins. The V22 Osprey is a military tiltrotor aircraft, acting as both a helicopter (at times) and an airplane (at other times). It was developed as a joint effort by Bell Helicopter and Boeing in 1983, aimed at allowing vertical takeoffs ... Read More »

Man shoots at Sheriff deputies, standoff lasts hours

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A standoff lasting hours between cops and a suspect in an Ehrenberg home ended Saturday after a successful “tactical entry”. On Saturday (August 9th), La Paz County Sheriff Deputy Sergeant D. Schlecht and Deputy R. Rosado responded to an Ehrenberg residence in regards to a disturbance. According to the Sheriff’s Office, upon their arrival Vincent Marlowe walked out onto the ... Read More »

Armed robbery suspect arrested

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A man suspected of being involved in the June robbery of a ’76’ gas station in Blythe, CA has been arrested in Ehrenberg, AZ. Early Thursday morning (August 7th), La Paz County Task Force and La Paz County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael Nopah, who was allegedly involved in the robbery and successfully fled the scene while his suspected accomplice was ... Read More »

Parker Treasure Hunt: August

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Lane’s Auto Care & Tire Pros came up with an idea recently: why not hide an item and give clues to where it is every day for a month, and offer a cash prize for finding it? So here it is, the Parker Treasure Hunt. Clues will appear on KLPZ 1380am’s morning show every day, and then on this page (below) one ... Read More »

Sunday Storm Summary: 2.4 inches of rainfall

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Traffic delays, power outages and cancelled school: an ordinary Sunday turns to chaos and drama – photos below August’s first Sunday turned out to be an eventful one, with buckets of rain dumping over the deserts of the Parker area within the space of a few hours, leaving chaos in its wake. KLPZ 1380am’s National Weather Service station in the ... Read More »

Parker goes dark after big storm – first day of school cancelled

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9am UPDATE Some residents and businesses now have power restored. 4:45am NEW UPDATE The first day of school has been cancelled for every school in Parker Unified School District, including Le Pera. No buses will run Monday, according to Jim Lotts. APS estimate for power now around noon. —– UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION 9:15pm APS technicians were reportedly at maximum ... Read More »