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Free grapes: truck opened to community

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A semi trailer full of fresh grapes has been written off after an accident and the grapes are being given for free to the community. Parker Towing’s Mark Schifo prioritized the poor and needy with the first selection of the produce, and as of 1 p.m. many various agencies had been to collect some for their projects and programs. Now, ... Read More »

La Paz County goes to the polls

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It turns out that the tastes of La Paz County voters are largely in line with the rest of the state of Arizona. Former Cold Stone Creamery CEO Doug Ducey, who will be Arizona’s new governor after yesterday’s election, was also favored by La Paz County voters with 68 percent of the local vote. For District 4 House of Representatives, ... Read More »

Parker Treasure Hunt: November

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Ladies and gentlemen, the Parker Treasure Hunt is back! Ah, Fall is here and the promise of cooler temps! The Parker Treasure Hunt is back for the month of October. We’ll add a clue every day until the prize marker is found, when it can be traded for $100 in cold, hard cash at Lane’s Auto Care & Tire Pros. ... Read More »

TOURISM TALK: #cooldown2014

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#cooldown2014 Josh Savino- Tourism Coordinator-Parker Area Tourism Take a step outside right around sunset and you’ll immediately realize that the season has changed. Gone are the days of triple digit heat and 90+ degree nights. Yes, it is officially Fall and with that comes an entirely different breed of tourist: Winter Visitors. Winter Visitors flock to the desert southwest annually ... Read More »

10 Sunsets: Captures by Parker Live readers

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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 »