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La Paz courtroom gets modernizing makeover

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After many years, the La Paz County Superior Court got a modernizing makeover this month, with new flooring, new furniture and audiovisual systems. Clerk of the Court Megan Spielman told Parker Live that the improvements would be very helpful to juries, members of the public, attorneys, judges and others, bringing the Parker courtroom into line with other modern courtrooms in ...

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La Paz Regional Hospital among most financially healthy in the nation

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The National Organization of State Office of Rural Health has announced that, as of September 2015, La Paz Regional Hospital in Parker, AZ is in the top quartile of all acute care hospitals in America. For National Rural Health Day, which was November 19th, NOSORH says it is recognizing La Paz Regional for “overall excellence in Financial Strength, reflecting top ...

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Beachcombers to open beside Spankys in Parker

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A second set of 3 lots of Alewine frontage has been sold on Riverside Drive in Parker, this time to Beachcombers Ski & Sport, which will open next to Spankys RV & Marine on the main drag in town. According to a press release by the La Paz Economic Development Corporation, which has been handling the development of the property ...

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Reporter sets off worry about La Paz County water table

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A Saudi Arabian company is growing hay using water wells between Parker and Phoenix and then shipping it to feed cows back home. And, get this: their water usage is unrestricted in Arizona law, which means they can use as much as their wells can pump. Anybody see any problems? A reporter for an NPR program set alarm bells ringing ...

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Veterans Court to start in January

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The new La Paz County Veterans Treatment Court will begin on January 14th, 2016, according to Superior Court Judge Sam Vederman. The special court will be a post-conviction court tailored for the needs of military veterans, many of whom come out of military service with specific issues that can be addressed in unique ways. “It’s pretty involved. Twice a month ...

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Attorney connected with Quartzsite conflict may be disbarred

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UPDATE ADDED AT BOTTOM. An attorney who was involved in a political conflict in Quartzsite, AZ is at risk of being disbarred, according to a column at Forbes.com. Elmer “Stewart” Rhodes, founder of an organization associated with the patriot movement called Oath Keepers, represented Quartzsite residents Michael Roth, Jennifer ‘Jade’ Jones and Mayor Ed Foster in civil suits in federal ...

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Alert to Area Businesses!

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We just received a call from someone claiming to be working with the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce. We are not currently working with any companies to verify your business information. We do that ourselves. If we were to contract with a company, we would notify the area businesses and our members. We would also use a member first and ...

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PAID: Gingerbread House

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Gingerbread House is celebrating their 43rd year in service to the children of the Parker area; beginning in 1972, abundant classes have been offered to the youth in Parker. Recently, the Gingerbread House schedule has changed to serve the community’s after school students in the “After School Adventure Program” (ASAP) which serves age groups, 4 years through 12 , with ...

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Woman out on parole files for unemployment from school she defrauded

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Jacque Nelson, out of prison on parole, has filed for comp pay from the school she defrauded, according to reports Jacque Nelson, who went to prison in January after pleading guilty to fraudulent schemes, filed for unemployment last week saying the Bouse School District owes her ‘comp pay’, according to George Nault, president of the district’s board. Nelson was released ...

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Accident on 72

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An accident on Highway 72 has emergency services responding near the Quartzsite turnoff close to Parker South. One vehicle rolled into a ditch while a semi drove off the road on the other side. No word on the conditions of vehicle occupants. Traffic will be slow.

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