Monday, September 1, 2014


Multiple agencies aid in return of abducted children


Four abducted children have been returned to their father after their mother, who does not have legal custody, took them as far as Barstow, CA before being apprehended. On Saturday, June 28th at approximately 5:00 a.m., the four children were returned to the custodial parent by way of combined efforts of Parker Police Department, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department ... Read More »

BLM puts fire restrictions into place


The federal Bureau of Land Management has announced Stage 2 fire restrictions for the Lake Havasu Field Office jurisdictions, which includes the Parker Strip. Since June 20th, fire and smoking restrictions are being enforced on all public lands within the area. These restrictions are similar to thoseimplemented in other areas in Arizona. The BLM is asking the public to use ... Read More »

Town of Parker releases water report


The Town of Parker has prepared the Water Quality Report for calendar year 2013. The purpose of the report is to provide information to Town residents and water customers on the quality of the Town’s drinking water. Included within this report are general health information, water quality test results and water system contacts. The 2013 Water Quality Report can be ... Read More »

Police hunting Parker area burglars


La Paz County Sheriff’s Department and CRIT Police Department issued a joint press release offering some advice for residents to help prevent theft Thursday. Lieutenant Curt Bagby said both agencies have seen a number of burglaries with similar entry methods. “In general, the focus appeared to be flat screen televisions and weapons,” he said. “At this time we have collected ... Read More »

Former Parker resident on Today Show with ‘tankchair’ invention


A former Parker resident has been making waves in the national media with an invention designed to help his wife get around. Brad Soden, who invented the ‘Tankchair’, appeared live on the TODAY show last week with his wife Liz to show off the contraption. The product is selling like hotcakes, and is a very Parker idea: an off-road wheelchair. ... Read More »

“Thank You” From the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce

More Floaters than ever hit the water this past Saturday morning.

On behalf of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce Staff and the Board of Directors, we want to thank everyone for their cooperation and assistance during the 37th Annual Parker Tube Float. This year we registered 4,568 people for the event, which is up slightly from last year. Pre and Post-event surveys show that area lodging was near or at ... Read More »

Young women of La Paz County head to Miss Arizona

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Vote for Peoples Choice Award – info below Three young women from the Parker area will be competing in the Miss Arizona pageant. Keerstyn Edwards (above center) will be competing for Miss Arizona, while Julissa Alaniz (left) and Aubry Herrell (right) will compete for Miss Arizona’s Outstanding Teen. The pageant will take place June 19-21 with the 19th and 20th being ... Read More »

Martin Brannan suspended by State Bar


Image via QTown.US The State Bar of Arizona has suspended the law license of former Quartzsite Town Attorney Martin Brannan. On April 30th, 2014, a disciplinary judge ordered the suspension for 90 days, citing Brannan’s failure to acknowledge conflicts of interest he had during and after his time as Quartzsite’s Town Attorney. According to the Disposition Summary in the case: ... Read More »

Parker teen wins First Place weightlifting championship


A Parker teen has taken first place at an Arizona weightlifting national championship event. Ashley Hoban, 16, went to the 100% Raw Powerlifting Federation’s Arizona American Challenge in Tucson, AZ over the weekend. She took first place by benching 125 lbs (55kg), squatting 180 lbs (80kg) and deadlifting 208 lbs (125 kg). “I’m so happy!” said Ashley on her Facebook ... Read More »

Everything Tube Float from KLPZ 1380am


On KLPZ’s live morning show Friday, hosts John Wright and Josh Savino had La Paz County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Alan Nelson and Parker Chamber Director Mary Hamilton in the studio to talk Tube Float, which kicks off Saturday morning. Topics covered include: rules and recommendations for lifejackets, alcohol, children, hydration, sunscreen, times and durations, places and transportation, law enforcement and emergency ... Read More »