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Contingency underway at BlueWater

It’s a busy day in the area. The Pot Pourri fills Western Park with vendors and visitors, it’s a town-wide yard sale in Bouse, and the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker 425 is expected to be one of the biggest yet, bringing tens of thousands of racers and fans with it. Contingency is underway at BlueWater Resort & Casino, with …

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142-wheeler rolls through Parker

In case anyone thought Parker had already seen more than its share of big rigs, check out these photographs of a special convoy wide load, hauled by American Heavy Moving & Rigging and escorted by the Arizona Department of Public Safety through the Parker area yesterday. The main ‘trailer’ – the custom-designed ‘Alpha 1’ – has 136 wheels (17 rows …

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Accident on Saturday

This accident occurred Saturday morning near La Paz Regional Hospital just as the Parker 250 races were starting. Photo submitted by Michael Collins. No word on the condition of the vehicle occupants.

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Otter refuels on Colorado River on route from Alaska

This is a de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter. It landed on the river north of Parker this afternoon to be refueled by Parker Oil. The aircraft, which seats 11, was making a journey from the state of Alaska and needed a waterway in the desert on which to refuel. Its destination is unknown. A Parker Oil employee said they are …

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Machines we want to see in Parker #18

Not your ordinary RV, the Unicat Expedition Vehicle is the go-anywhere off-road luxury motorhome. If any vehicle is suited for Parker, AZ, it’s this one. (Unfortunately its $600,000 price tag is prohibitive to most of us!)

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Wind damage

At least some damage was caused by last night’s heavy winds, part of a storm system moving across Arizona today leaving clear blue skies in the Parker area this afternoon. This photograph was submitted by Lori L.

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Christmas for the Troops: shipped

We packed the boxes to send to Afghanistan on Wednesday night. Had a lot of volunteers. Took the boxes to the Post Office yesterday and shipped them out. Approximately 249 boxes were shipped to the troops this year, compared with around 230 last year. Thanks to all who donated items and money to accomplish this goal! More boxes will be …

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Robby Gordon arrested at Baja 1000?

Probably not. Some clever marketing here from Robby Gordon’s camp at the beginning of his relationship with Speed energy drinks as his primary sponsor, we think. Still, it’s making the rounds virally on the internet. The Baja 1000 is in progress now, as racers complete the 1062 miles from Ensenada to La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Tracking and radio …

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