Monday, May 25, 2015   


Water in Parker: the illusion of plenty

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With the fourth year of record-breaking drought, the claim that California has only one year of water left in its reservoirs is pretty headline-grabbing. It’s also not quite true, according to Jeffrey Kightlinger, the general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Quoted in WIRED magazine, Kightlinger says the state will have ways of stretching water reserves out ... Read More »

First Things First: Lanna’s Libraries

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Lanna Flood had a passion for working with young children, so it was a fitting tribute when members of Parker Apostolic Church made a special donation in Flood’s memory to students at the Colorado River Indian Tribes Head Start preschool. Church members collected more than 100 children’s books to stock 10 mobile carts donated by First Things First as part ... Read More »

Contestants for Miss La Paz and Outstanding Teen 2015


Six young women will be vying for the title of Miss La Paz County at the County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 14th at 8pm. In addition, three will compete in the Outstanding Teen event the night before, Friday, March 13th at 8pm on the same stage. Get to know the contestants here before the big events! —– Jessica Aaker (17) ... Read More »

County schedules cleanup days


The La Paz County Board of Supervisors has announced its 2015 ‘cleanup days’, during which the County partners with Republic Services to offer convenient bulk disposal that discourages dumping in the desert. Attendants at four locations will help direct residents to drop their bulk items in bins provided, including those items too large for normal household trash collection. There are ... Read More »

Homicide suspect dead after chase ends in La Paz County


UPDATE Monday: Mugshot added below. A vehicle pursuit of two homicide suspects ended in La Paz County, AZ Saturday night after one of the suspects was fatally shot by police. The incident began after the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office released an ‘attempt to locate’ for two murder suspects possibly headed towards Arizona on Interstate 10. When California authorities located the ... Read More »

Cate Mueller, Parker Live columnist, passes away


Parker Live columnist Cate Mueller passed away at her home in Bouse, AZ Saturday morning after a sickness lasting over a year. Cate grew up in Modesto, CA the daughter of a Navy dad, and attended Cal State at Fresno. She arrived in Arizona in January 2002 as a new full-time RVer with her partner Donna, having been told by ... Read More »

Third party awarded restitution funds in Nelson case


A third party claimant has been awarded part of the restitution funds paid to the court by Jacque Nelson, who was convicted of defrauding the Bouse School District. Nelson, who was convicted of two crimes against the school district 26 miles east of Parker, paid $43,000 in restitution to the court as part of her plea agreement. During the Judgment, ... Read More »

Parker 425 winner: Gary Weyrich


Photo: (more HERE) Race leaders were dropping like flies all day Saturday, as the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker 425 presented by Impact kept everyone on their toes. The first big news was that crowd favorite Robby Gordon had dropped out after less than half a lap, a problem with the motor in his #77 trophy truck leaving him ... Read More »

Drop your prescriptions in this box when you’re done with them


A new ‘RX Dropbox’ located at Parker Police Department is proving to be a success. The box, which accepts expired and unused medication to dispose of, is part of a broader movement to try to combat prescription drug abuse, and restrict teenagers’ access to them. Parker Police Chief Clay Romo is in charge of the dropbox, which has been there ... Read More »

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 »