Wednesday, December 17, 2014   
  • Take a gander at the baggage train

    Take a gander at the baggage train

    We are neck deep in the holiday season and for a lot of people the stress is starting to take its toll. Isn’t it ironic (to quote another song) how human beings can somehow take a season designated as joyful, uplifting and meaningful and turn it into a ... Read More »
  • TOURISM TALK: Holidays & Happenings

    TOURISM TALK: Holidays & Happenings

    Holidays and Happenings Take a quick look in your refrigerator and you’ll notice all the full Tupperware containers. This can mean only one thing; Thanksgiving is over. (Other signs include your house no longer resembling a parking lot and your sister’s kids are no longer spilling stuff on ... Read More »

Articles in chronological order

ADBA Races coming to the Parker Strip

In 2014 we saw many races in the Parker area and in 2015 things won’t be any different. Arizona Drag Boat Association and Bluewater Resort & Casino are excited to bring two weekends of racing to the Parker Strip. February 20-22 and April 3-5. Mark your calendars now! Read More »

Parker Livecast #14: Santa’s Jokes and Pilot Paul

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This week we get a called from a guy who claims to be Santa Claus, we talk about plans for Christmas, ponder last week’s poll results and feedback and a guy who claims to be a pilot calls us to give us the weather. All of this is quite dubious and sketchy. Full order of events: 0:50 – Glasses and ... Read More »

New CRIT vice-chair and council to take office January

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The Colorado River Indian Tribes will have a new vice-chairman and council after Saturday’s election. According to CRIT’s certified official election results, Keith Moses (pictured) will be sworn in as vice-chairman on January 2nd, along with Herman Laffoon Jr., Johnny Hill Jr. and Granthum Stevens who will join the CRIT Tribal Council. The 4-year term expires on December 31st, 2018. ... Read More »

Man rides penny-farthing across the world

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A man from London is riding his penny-farthing bicycle through the Parker area today on his way around the world. Joff Summerfield, 46, set off on the bike in June 2014 from Toronto, Canada and plans to spend the next year or so making his way through the American continents on the custom-made bicycle. This weekend he’ll be out on ... Read More »

Parker Black Friday – Dec 19th

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The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce is urging citizens and visitors in the Parker area to “Shop Local!” If you’re planning a big last-minute shopping trip out of town this week, or planning on taking advantage of those after-Christmas sales events, look at your list and think about the items that you can obtain right here in Parker. Every dollar ... Read More »

Parker Livecast #13: River Rats, Townies & Aggies

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Are you a River Rat, a Townie or an Aggie? This week on the Parker Livecast, we get into a conversation about the different cultures in the Parker area. Also on the Livecast this week, Thanksgiving, earthquakes that weren’t, and a story of failed romance that left Josh stranded in the middle of the desert at 2am on New Year’s ... Read More »

Take a gander at the baggage train

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We are neck deep in the holiday season and for a lot of people the stress is starting to take its toll. Isn’t it ironic (to quote another song) how human beings can somehow take a season designated as joyful, uplifting and meaningful and turn it into a debt-inducing, commercialized, stress-riddled, over-indulgent, month-long marathon? It says a lot about human ... Read More »

KLPZ’s 12 Days of Christmas

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It’s back! Make your Christmas just a tad merrier by getting in on this action: register your name for the presents below at the locations named and be in with a chance to win the item just before Christmas! It’s that simple. KLPZ’s 12 Days of Christmas is brought to you by the great businesses below. Register for as many ... Read More »

TOURISM TALK: Holidays & Happenings

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Holidays and Happenings Take a quick look in your refrigerator and you’ll notice all the full Tupperware containers. This can mean only one thing; Thanksgiving is over. (Other signs include your house no longer resembling a parking lot and your sister’s kids are no longer spilling stuff on your couch.) Yes, Thanksgiving weekend is behind us, but its memories will ... Read More »

Parker Treasure Hunt: December

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Think you have Christmas covered? If not, or if you could always use an extra $100, the Parker Treasure Hunt is back! Below you’ll find a clue for every weekday in the month of December (until someone finds the loot). You’re looking for a disc-shaped prize marker which can be traded for $100 in cash at Lane’s Auto Care & ... Read More »

Suspected arsonists arrested

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Two people have been arrested for arson and booked into the La Paz County Detention Facility in Parker. Stacy Satzman and John Fullilove are the two primary suspects for a fire at the Betty Hunter Realty Office in Bouse, AZ. On September 4th 2014 at approximately 5:11 am, the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office and the Bouse Fire Department were ... Read More »

Engines and choppers and gunfire: a Parker Thanksgiving

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A parade of big motor-bearing machines rumble along one behind another on a dirt road at sunset, a cloud of dust kicked up by giant tires with deep treads. On one side, a row of people are lined up gleefully shooting machine guns and pistols. On the other, a silver helicopter suddenly lunges over a ridge and down over the ... Read More »

Citizens reminded to buckle up after fatal accident

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La Paz County Sheriff’s Department and the Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department issued a press release reminding the public to ensure seat belt use for safety after a fatal accident. Sometime between 4 am and 5 am Wednesday morning, Kellee Renae Nopah was driving a white Toyota Sequoia westbound toward Parker, AZ on Shea Road. According to law enforcement, ... Read More »

Casino employee robs casino; apprehended within 30 minutes

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An armed robbery occurred at BlueWater Resort & Casino at 3:51 a.m. Wednesday. Police arrested the suspect without incident less than half an hour later, at 4:18 a.m. and recovered the stolen money. According to Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Chief William Ponce, the suspect was an off-duty employee of the casino at the time of the robbery. He is ... Read More »

To The Editor: Red Ribbon Week #imakegoodchoices

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Every year, Red Ribbon Week in Parker is marked in a pretty big way. It promotes and celebrates a drug-free community, and ends with Family Fun Day at Pop Harvey Park at the end of October. Below, a letter from Duce Minor, Director of PAACE, about this year’s events and how they went down. “We are excited and proud to ... Read More »