Resurfacing to begin on Joshua Avenue


The Town of Parker Public Works department has announced that Joshua Avenue will be closed between 12th Street and 14th Street next week for resurfacing work. Pioneer Earthmovers will be doing the work in downtown Parker, which spans the intersection of Joshua and Arizona Avenue and a block either side, beginning at midnight on Monday, September 28th and lasting until ...

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Child molester gets 24 years


Sonnett Alexander Williams, 47, has been sentenced to over 24 years in prison after pleading guilty to abusive sexual contact with a minor. The abuse took place between August 1st, 2010 and August 7th, 2011 with a victim who was under the age of 12. Williams pled guilty on April 7th, 2015 after an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau ...

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Heavy rains to soak the desert southwest Monday


UPDATE Tue 8:30am: Parker, AZ received just 0.11 inches between yesterday and this morning, with most of the weather pushing off to the east causing widespread flooding and road closures. Outlying areas of La Paz County to the east most likely got more, but without weather stations couldn’t be measured. A 40-60 percent chance to rain continues today. Parker is ...

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Woman permanently injured in 2011 accident speaks


A woman who became a quadriplegic after being a passenger in a serious car accident which killed two people in 2011 has talked to Parker Live about her experience and her life in the years since. Samantha Owens, 32, was 28 years old at the time of the accident. She had just gotten off work at 10 p.m. on October ...

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Alyson Tozer remembered


   The community remembered Alyson Tozer today, who passed away one year ago after a brave battle with the effects of cystic fibrosis. People shared stories and photographs online, and remembered what Aly represented to them. The Parker area community will forever be grateful for who she was and the contribution she made to our lives.

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PAID: “Preppers”


When the economy crashed in 2008, it seemed like the term “prepper” suddenly appeared everywhere. It generally wasn’t a term of endearment, with the media often portraying “preppers” as tin foil hat wearing loonies, yet didn’t sales of ammo and other preparation-related goods increase during the depths of the recent economic crash? Apparently many people decided it was time to ...

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Motion to fire Field fails


A motion to dismiss County Administrator Dan Field failed today in front of a boardroom packed with members of the public. The motion was apparently created by Supervisor D.L. Wilson, who cited “fundamental differences of opinion” with Field as a primary reason for firing him, but neither of the other two supervisors would second the motion. Supervisor Holly Irwin chaired ...

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Board of Supervisors to evaluate performance of Dan Field


UPDATE 2:00pm- A motion by Supervisor D.L. Wilson to fire Field failed today in the special meeting. For more information on what happened, see the article HERE. The La Paz County Board of Supervisors is to hold a special meeting this morning to evaluate the performance of County Administrator Dan Field. Field took over the important role of County Administrator ...

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DUI patrol this weekend


The Parker Police Department will be conducting a DUI Detail this Labor Day holiday weekend, according to a statement from PPD. “We will have extra officers patrolling during peak travel times day and night,” the department says. “The ability to have more officers on patrol is made possible through grant money received from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.” ...

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Woman who lost house in fire says she is grateful for community support


Texas lady fondly remembers her times coming to Parker and reminds us how Bean Pot Hill got its name   The woman who lost her vacation house to a fire on Bean Pot Hill last week says she is grateful to have the support of the Parker community and appreciates the kind messages she has received. Marti Stone Gibson, 71, ...

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