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Community workshop to be held on future of Parker

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What will the town of Parker look like in the next 10 to 25 years? A discussion that will help shape the future is on the table at a community workshop to be held later this week. Topics at the workshop will include how to grow a sustainable economy, how to create an enhanced quality of life and how to …

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Tribal fuel station pushes Parker gas prices lower

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A new truck stop fuel station with a convenience store was opened by the Colorado River Indian Tribes Friday in Parker. The station bears the name Running Man Fuel and is the latest addition to one of the Parker area’s key markets, with the large crowd attesting to the importance of fuel and auto-related products and services in Parker’s tourist-driven …

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Toasty February packs the Parker Strip

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If you don’t usually think of February as the month to be on the river, then you may have missed the action the past few weeks. Emerald Cove Resort After 15 straight days with temps above 80 degrees, the Parker Strip has been a hive of activity, with not just snowbirds but visitors of all ages taking to the river. …

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Spelling Bee winners named

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Adianne Alamban, Champion; Jacque Price, County School Superintendent; Kaitlyn McKean, Runner-Up Adianne Alamban, an eighth grade student at Wallace Jr. High School, is the 2016 La Paz County Spelling Bee Champion. Close competitor, Kaitlyn McKean, an eighth grade student at Salome Elementary School, was the runner-up. Both received trophies for their accomplishments. Adianne also received the traveling La Paz County …

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Pageants to crown new titles at County Fair

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There are 4 contestants vying for the title of Miss La Paz County this year, and 5 contestants competing for the title of Miss La Paz County’s Outstanding Teen. For the first time ever, both pageants will be held on the same night at the same time at the La Paz County Fair, mirroring changes made in the Miss America …

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Sex trafficking highlighted in Parker meetings

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The “fastest-growing crime in America”. That’s how Opal Singleton describes the problem of sex trafficking in 2016, which she’s made it her life’s work to talk about, training others in law enforcement, schools, organizations and the general citizenry as she goes. Singleton visited Parker, AZ last week and held several meetings with schools, law enforcement and the Colorado River Regional …

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Silva sentenced to life in prison for murder of accomplice

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UPDATED Feb 18 with quotes from the County Attorney Victor Silva, convicted in late December of the first-degree murder of his accomplice, has received a sentence of life in prison with a minimum of 34 years in La Paz County Superior Court. Judge Samuel Vederman talked mitigating and aggravating factors during the sentencing proceeding, which considered such factors as Silva’s …

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Parker Treasure Hunt: February

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The Parker Treasure Hunt is back for the month of February. Clues will appear on KLPZ 1380am’s morning show every day, and then on this page (below) one day later. You’re looking for an item, hidden within Parker city limits, which has Lane’s logo on it. You can bring it to Lane’s and trade it for real cash if you …

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Daniel Corr named as AWC president

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The District Governing Board of Arizona Western College has unanimously approved Dr. Daniel Corr as the 9th President of AWC after a five-month process to search and approved a new president. Dr. Corr will come to AWC from Scottsdale Community College, where he currently serves as the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, a position he’s held since 2007. …

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Race traffic: what you need to know Saturday in Parker

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Tap map for more detail For 4 hours on Saturday, a stretch of California Avenue will be closed in Parker, AZ for a new street start at the Parker 425 off-road race beginning at 1:30pm. A detour will keep traffic moving around the closure. 2016 is the first year that the popular street start will happen in the afternoon instead …

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