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  • Always be questioning

    Always be questioning

    Quite a few years ago I remember hearing someone talk about how they trained sales people and using the expression “ABC – Always Be Closing.” Thanks to the internet I just found out this expression was used in the movie Glengarry Glen Ross, a movie I haven’t seen. ... Read More »
  • Staycation 2015

    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 ... Read More »

Articles in chronological order

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 ... Read More »

“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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Traffic interruptions on multiple routes

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UPDATE 9am: Highway 72 temporarily opened. Road damage from the burning fuel will necessitate road repairs later. UPDATE 9:15am: Highway 95 one lane is reportedly open to traffic. —– Both AZ-72 near Bouse, AZ and US-95 near Lost Lake, CA are blocked this morning after vehicle accidents involving semis on fire. Morning commutes may be interrupted. The first incident occurred ... Read More »

CRIT sues Riverside County over solar project

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The Colorado River Indian Tribes has filed a lawsuit against Riverside County and its board of supervisors for approving the 3,660-acre Blythe Mesa Solar Project allegedly without fully considering the impact of the development on tribal resources. CRIT filed the suit on June 12th in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Riverside. Project developer Renewable Resources ... Read More »

Obituary: ‘Aunt Billie’ passes away

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“A Parker legend is no more. Yesterday Ellen Elise Dick (Fuqua), known better as Aunt Billie to thousands, passed on. She went peacefully in the end after being in a coma for the last several days. Ellen E. Dick was born in Parker, AZ in the upstairs bedroom that she occupied for many years after both her Mother and Father ... Read More »

Staycation 2015

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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 affordable option of the “Staycation”. Staycation is a method of vacationing where ... Read More »

Community night at Diamondbacks planned for July 18th

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will be in full swing as they host the San Francisco Giants on July 18th at Chase Field in Phoenix. Tickets for the Town of Parker’s ‘Community Night with the Diamondbacks’ are on sale now at a cost of $43 each, with seats located on the third base side, mid level. “Attending Diamondbacks games are a great ... Read More »

Prisoner at Parker jail makes escape attempt, assaults officers

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A prisoner at the La Paz County Detention Facility got out of control, attempted to escape and assaulted officers in a 10-minute struggle on Thursday last week, according to the Sheriff’s Department. On June 11th 2015, at approximately 10:10pm, Juan Gonzalez was being held in a ‘holding cell’ within the booking area of the jail on previous charges. When the ... Read More »

PAID: Seasons change

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June has arrived and I can feel the excitement of summer! The days are getting longer and I’ve officially switched over to my summer wardrobe (tank tops, check). This is the time of year when we invite and bask in the warmer temperatures while lingering outside in the evenings, watching the sun set behind the mountains. The sense of optimism ... Read More »

Estimated $900,000 marijuana grow-op found in Wenden

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After executing a search warrant, Sheriff’s detectives have found an “elaborate illegal indoor [marijuana] cultivation operation” within a building in Wenden, AZ. One arrest was made and the operation was disassembled. The investigation began Tuesday when the Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force received a tip regarding ‘suspicious activity’ at and around a residence in Wenden. When the detectives responded to the ... Read More »

Spanky’s breaks ground on Riverside Drive in Parker

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A new retail store broke ground on the main street in Parker, AZ Thursday morning, with representatives of lots of agencies and organizations in attendance to celebrate the occasion. It marks the first step toward re-developing the old Alewine property, which has a storied history. Spanky’s RV & Marine is a business with a longstanding reputation for meeting the needs ... Read More »

First superior court judge passes away

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A former judge at La Paz County Superior Court in Parker has died after a bicycle accident near Lake Tahoe, CA. Michael Irwin, 70, was an avid bicyclist and was hit by a vehicle while training for a triathon. He was taken to hospital in Reno, NV in critical condition and subsequently passed away from his injuries. According to California ... Read More »

Race Across America hits Parker in heat wave

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The “world’s toughest bicycle race” began Tuesday in Oceanside, CA and some of the cyclists are already showing up in Parker, AZ in the middle of a heat wave. The Race Across America is a highly competitive endurance event which began in 1982. The route takes cyclists 3,000 miles from Oceanside to Annapolis, MD, crossing 12 states and climbing over ... Read More »