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    Return of the Cranks

    I remember my first couple of years living here on the River. Now that was a long time ago and a lot has changed since then. Like the internet, for example, and cell phones for another. See, I told you it was a long time ago. But two ...

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    Staycation 2015

    I spent this past weekend with my three sons. It was especially nice because it was also Father’s day weekend. In the past I have taken them to theme parks, the mountains, and even the beach in Southern California. This year however I decided on the less time-consuming and more ...

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    Water Grab?

    Here on the Parker Strip, we’re Arizonans and we’re Californians. The river we call home straddles the state line joining these two great states. Our diverse community lives on both sides of the river and holds many connections to the metropolitan areas on either side of us: to ...

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July, 2015

  • 27 July

    To The Editor: Who is blocking desert trails?

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    Here’s an email from a mountain biker. “For the last few winters I’ve been biking on the trails around the Mineral Mine Road — just past where Shea Road turns into the Bill Williams Highway. This is a popular area with ATVs and motorcycles, although it is not part of the main off-road area. It is all a long way ...

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  • 25 July

    Arizona DPS to get a new look. What do you think?

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    The Arizona state police agency, the Department of Public Safety, is to get a re-branding with new colors, according to the Arizona Capitol Times. Officers with the department are no longer being called ‘officers’ either and will now be referred to as ‘troopers’. DPS will be getting 90 new vehicles soon, so it was a good time to update the ...

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  • 23 July

    Water Grab?

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    Here on the Parker Strip, we’re Arizonans and we’re Californians. The river we call home straddles the state line joining these two great states. Our diverse community lives on both sides of the river and holds many connections to the metropolitan areas on either side of us: to Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire and San Diego to our ...

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  • 20 July

    I-10 closure: here’s what you need to know

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    UPDATE 2: I-10 is to be reopened on Friday, according to Caltrans, using the westbound lanes for two-way traffic. This will provide one lane in each direction while construction work continues on the bridge on the eastbound lanes. UPDATE: Traffic in Parker has become heavy and slow due to the detour, but relief is coming. CA-177 has been reopened, which ...

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  • 17 July

    Parker weather: Storm rolls in

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    UPDATE 3:48pm – Highway 72 near Bouse, AZ is reportedly already closed after flash flooding across the desert. One to two inches of rain are possible this weekend as more moisture moves into the Parker area and across the region. Clear skies in Parker gave way to dramatic cloud cover by early Friday afternoon, with wind picking up along the ...

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  • 11 July

    Viewfinder: FLOG 2015

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    KLPZ’s annual FLOG tournament, aka Baseball Golf, took place Saturday morning at Emerald Canyon Golf Course. The wacky 9-hole scramble is in its 15th year, and brought the usual hilarity, costumes, competition and insanity. Each July the tournament offers players the chance to swing baseball bats at a golf course, and to use them like pool cues on the greens. ...

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  • 7 July

    Viewfinder: Healthy La Paz County

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    A local cycling club hits the open road early mornings and late nights, cycling up to 40 or 50 miles at a time. Runners are often seen on Parker’s roads too, especially on the river roads north of town. When kayaks, paddle boards and desert hikes are added, motorless recreation in Parker has never been so prevalent.

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  • 7 July

    Bomb threat at CRIT building a hoax, CRIT PD says

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    11am– The offices of the Colorado River Indian Tribes have reportedly been evacuated at this hour after an alleged security alert or threat. The Sheriff’s Office is reportedly on standby as things develop. Parker Live will pass along any official information about the situation we get. UPDATE 7/10/2015 3pm- The evacuation on July 7th was due to a bomb threat received ...

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  • 7 July

    Return of the Cranks

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    I remember my first couple of years living here on the River. Now that was a long time ago and a lot has changed since then. Like the internet, for example, and cell phones for another. See, I told you it was a long time ago. But two things haven’t changed. One is that it gets really hot here and ...

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  • 3 July

    Viewfinder: Irrigation at the Preserve

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    The Ahakav Tribal Preserve is a pristine area of protected land on the CRIT reservation just south of Parker, AZ.

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  • 2 July

    Parker radio station off the air after lightning strike

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    UPDATE Sat: KLPZ is back on-air. A major lightning storm destroyed the transmitter at KLPZ 1380am earlier this week. According to KLPZ’s engineer, a lightning strike “fried everything”, immediately putting the popular Parker radio station off the air and in need of replacement parts. Although there are usually protections from such incidents, this time the damage is permanent, meaning that ...

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  • 1 July

    “Killing the Colorado” by ProPublica

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    “The Colorado River — the most important water source for 40 million people in the West — is draining. For a century, seven states engineered ways to wring ever more water from the river, defying all natural limitations. But now, the very water laws and policies that shaped progress are rendering the West more vulnerable to drought and less fit ...

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June, 2015

  • 29 June

    Viewfinder: Location location location

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    There are worse places to be in the heat of summer.

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  • 26 June

    Parker 10-year old picked by football organization

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    While attending an Offense-Defense Football Camp this summer, Lawrence Scott, Jr., 10, a resident of Parker, AZ and member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, was named an Offense-Defense All-American and invited to participate in the 10th-annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities taking place in Daytona, FL. Lawrence, a Linebacker/Fullback for Pop Panther Parker Panthers Jr. Peewee team was selected for ...

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