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I-10 closure: here’s what you need to know

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UPDATE 2: I-10 is to be reopened on Friday, according to Caltrans, using the westbound lanes for two-way traffic. This will provide one lane in each direction while construction work continues on the bridge on the eastbound lanes. UPDATE: Traffic in Parker has become heavy and slow due to the detour, but relief is coming. CA-177 has been reopened, which ...

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Parker weather: Storm rolls in

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UPDATE 3:48pm – Highway 72 near Bouse, AZ is reportedly already closed after flash flooding across the desert. One to two inches of rain are possible this weekend as more moisture moves into the Parker area and across the region. Clear skies in Parker gave way to dramatic cloud cover by early Friday afternoon, with wind picking up along the ...

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Viewfinder: FLOG 2015

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KLPZ’s annual FLOG tournament, aka Baseball Golf, took place Saturday morning at Emerald Canyon Golf Course. The wacky 9-hole scramble is in its 15th year, and brought the usual hilarity, costumes, competition and insanity. Each July the tournament offers players the chance to swing baseball bats at a golf course, and to use them like pool cues on the greens. ...

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Bomb threat at CRIT building a hoax, CRIT PD says

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11am– The offices of the Colorado River Indian Tribes have reportedly been evacuated at this hour after an alleged security alert or threat. The Sheriff’s Office is reportedly on standby as things develop. Parker Live will pass along any official information about the situation we get. UPDATE 7/10/2015 3pm- The evacuation on July 7th was due to a bomb threat received ...

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Parker radio station off the air after lightning strike

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UPDATE Sat: KLPZ is back on-air. A major lightning storm destroyed the transmitter at KLPZ 1380am earlier this week. According to KLPZ’s engineer, a lightning strike “fried everything”, immediately putting the popular Parker radio station off the air and in need of replacement parts. Although there are usually protections from such incidents, this time the damage is permanent, meaning that ...

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“Killing the Colorado” by ProPublica

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“The Colorado River — the most important water source for 40 million people in the West — is draining. For a century, seven states engineered ways to wring ever more water from the river, defying all natural limitations. But now, the very water laws and policies that shaped progress are rendering the West more vulnerable to drought and less fit ...

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Parker 10-year old picked by football organization

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While attending an Offense-Defense Football Camp this summer, Lawrence Scott, Jr., 10, a resident of Parker, AZ and member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, was named an Offense-Defense All-American and invited to participate in the 10th-annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities taking place in Daytona, FL. Lawrence, a Linebacker/Fullback for Pop Panther Parker Panthers Jr. Peewee team was selected for ...

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Traffic interruptions on multiple routes

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UPDATE 9am: Highway 72 temporarily opened. Road damage from the burning fuel will necessitate road repairs later. UPDATE 9:15am: Highway 95 one lane is reportedly open to traffic. —– Both AZ-72 near Bouse, AZ and US-95 near Lost Lake, CA are blocked this morning after vehicle accidents involving semis on fire. Morning commutes may be interrupted. The first incident occurred ...

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CRIT sues Riverside County over solar project

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The Colorado River Indian Tribes has filed a lawsuit against Riverside County and its board of supervisors for approving the 3,660-acre Blythe Mesa Solar Project allegedly without fully considering the impact of the development on tribal resources. CRIT filed the suit on June 12th in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Riverside. Project developer Renewable Resources ...

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Obituary: ‘Aunt Billie’ passes away

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“A Parker legend is no more. Yesterday Ellen Elise Dick (Fuqua), known better as Aunt Billie to thousands, passed on. She went peacefully in the end after being in a coma for the last several days. Ellen E. Dick was born in Parker, AZ in the upstairs bedroom that she occupied for many years after both her Mother and Father ...

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