Friday, January 30, 2015   


10 Sunsets: Captures by Parker Live readers


Yesterday I shared Rauni Sue’s photo of a beautiful Parker sunset under the caption “They say the sunsets here are better than anywhere else.” And to prove it’s true, Parker Live readers – being who they are – flooded my inbox over the following hours with lots more captures from their own vantage points and their own cameras. It’s nice ... Read More »

Parker boy on kidney transplant list

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An 8 year-old Parker boy is on the list to receive a kidney transplant. Mason-Ray Corodimas lives with his grandmother Anita Flores and has been on dialysis 3 days a week at the Phoenix Children’s Dialysis Clinic. According to his family there is no definitive answer as to why his kidneys stopped working, but they decreased in function after a ... Read More »

Veterans’ court to be established in Parker


Agencies are coming together to establish a special court for people who have been in the military, according to Bill Risen of Parker Lions Club. A veterans’ court is a special court which tries cases of minor offenses which involve veterans, particularly those diagnosed with service-related illnesses. The first veterans’ court, established in 2008 in Buffalo, New York, has been ... Read More »

Nation’s second-largest egg producer to open in La Paz County


The second-largest egg producer in the nation is to open a 2600-acre farm with 3 million egg-laying hens in La Paz County. According to the La Paz Economic Development Corporation, Rose Acre Farms has entered into an agreement to purchase over 2,600 acres in rural La Paz County, AZ from Arizona Public Service (APS). It will be the company’s first ... Read More »

Jacque Nelson comes up with $43k in plea deal


A woman who was charged with multiple counts of defrauding the Bouse Elementary School District has entered a new tentative plea agreement with the La Paz County Attorney’s Office. Jacqueline Nelson’s last plea agreement fell through when Nelson rejected it. She would have had to pay $3,500 at the beginning and another $1,800 a month until restitution was paid in ... Read More »

Parker prepares for Ebola


“Do you see this teaspoon? Imagine an amount of blood one-fifth the size of this teaspoon. Not very big. That much blood can contain 10 billion Ebola particles in an infected person.” A classroom at Arizona Western College was packed with first responders, health care workers and others Monday for a preparedness meeting on the emerging and ever-changing Ebola threat. The La Paz ... Read More »

Residents flock to defend Buckskin Fire Chief


“This place is gonna rumble” -Crowd member An agenda item that appeared on the October 8th meeting of the Buckskin Fire District Board drew a strong response from members of the public, and led to one person being asked to leave the meeting. “Approve/Deny to Promote, Demote, Hire, Terminate, Reprimand, Appraise or Suspend Chris Chambers, Fire Chief”, agenda item 16, ... Read More »

Same sex marriage in Arizona: Clerk in Parker ready to issue licenses


11am- With a federal judge’s order agreeing with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and prior decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, same sex marriage has just become legal in the state of Arizona. After Attorney General Tom Horne made the decision not to appeal the decision Friday morning, Horne’s office sent letters to the court clerks in every county ... Read More »