Some Christmas events

Christmas Art Mart

Take a Kid Fishing

Veterans Day

Fentanyl seized

Breast cancer awareness month

Sheriff drug bust

Red Ribbon Week 2023

Helicopter golf ball drop


December, 2023

November, 2023

  • 29 November

    Santa visits Keys II before Lighted Boat Parade

    Santa made a surprise visit to the Keys II neighborhood beach along the Parker Strip Saturday, just before getting on a pontoon boat prepared by Karen Ward, Dave ‘River Dad’ Judy, Carol Judy and family, and joining the annual Lighted Boat Parade which started just after dark. The parade included a good number of illuminated boats, setting the holiday mood …

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  • 27 November

    Prescribed burn planned near Parker

    Fire managers from the Bureau of Land Management’s Colorado River District will conduct prescribed burning near Parker between December 2023 and March 2024, as weather and fuel conditions allow. The burn area is located seven miles northeast of Parker and one-half mile west of Parker Dam Road near Crossroads, on the California side of the Colorado River. “The removal and …

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  • 15 November

    Supervisor Irwin, Governor Hobbs attend fiber internet groundbreaking

    La Paz County Supervisor Holly Irwin and Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs were among those who attended the groundbreaking of Wecom’s fiber internet project in Kingman on Tuesday. Wecom was the recipient of the largest broadband internet grant to establish high speed fiber internet service in La Paz and Mohave Counties to around 32,500 households. The inequity between those with good, …

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  • 10 November

    Veterans Day

    Crossroads is giving away a free breakfast, lunch or dinner to all vets dressed in uniform or vets out of uniform with a card get 10% off their meal…. includes family members.

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  • 6 November

    Sheriff granted $3.9 million for public safety efforts

    Sheriff William Ponce and the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department have been awarded a grant from D.E.M.A (Arizona Department of Emergency Management and Military Affairs). The grant will provide additional monies to the department under the border security, fencing and technology program. The $3.9 million in funding will allow the Sheriff’s Office to enhance public safety efforts for the next …

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October, 2023

  • 23 October

    Sheriff joins kids anti-crime group

    This month, La Paz Sheriff William Ponce became a member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, an anti-crime organization of over 5,000 law enforcement leaders, including more than 50 chiefs of police, sheriffs, and prosecutors in Arizona. For over 25 years, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids members have spoken out in support of strategies proven to reduce crime by preparing …

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  • 22 October

    Big River man arrested for attempted murder

    A Big River man has been arrested for attempted murder. The victim is not being released by the detectives investigating the case. On Saturday at approximately 9:25 a.m., deputies from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station and Needles Police Department responded to a call for service in reference to a victim who had been assaulted and suffered serious …

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  • 5 October

    Fondomonte to lose Butler Valley water rights

    Fondomonte Arizona, a Saudi company that grows alfalfa for export to Saudi Arabia, is to lose water rights on all 4 of its Butler Valley leases after a move by Governor Katie Hobbs. Hobbs announced two decisions on Monday aimed at stopping the company’s operations, whose groundwater use has become controversial in recent years at a time of drought in …

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  • 5 October

    Parker Elks turkey dinner + sponsorship

    Printable sponsorship form HERE.

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September, 2023

August, 2023

July, 2023

June, 2023

  • 20 June

    Art Fox remembered

    Arthur Boyd Fox was born February 23, 1932 in Bethany, Illinois and passed away June 9, 2023 in Billings, MT with his loving wife Ruby, of 55 years by his side. He is survived by Ruby and their children, Robin (Steve) Hanson of Mesa, AZ, Gary (Judy) Fox of Columbus, GA and Tom (Jenny) Fox of Worden, MT. He leaves …

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  • 16 June

    CRIT to get fiber internet under federal grant

    The Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) has announced that they have officially accepted a $25 million USDA grant intended to cover the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband internet service in eligible rural areas such as the Colorado River Indian Reservation. CRIT will utilize American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to provide …

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  • 6 June

    Sheriff confirms two fatalities from upriver crash

    La Paz County Sheriff William Ponce has confirmed that two are dead following a single car crash in the upriver area north of Parker. Both were employees of Fox’s RV Resort restaurant and bar, according to the establishment. At 11:23 pm on Friday, June 2nd, Sheriff’s deputies and Buckskin Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover accident …

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May, 2023

  • 26 May

    Man drowns north of Lake Havasu City

    A 69 year old California man drowned Wednesday on the lake north of Lake Havasu City, according to law enforcement. On May 24th at approximately 3:30 pm, boating deputies responded to a report of a drowning on the Colorado River, approximately 2.5 miles north of Lake Havasu City. According to witness statements, the victim jumped from his anchored vessel to …

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  • 25 May

    Law enforcement to be present on river this holiday weekend

    The first holiday weekend of the summer is upon us, and as people prepare to get on the river, law enforcement agencies are getting ready to ensure public safety. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Colorado River Station will be conducting it’s Memorial Day Marine Enforcement Operation beginning Friday and ending on Monday (Memorial Day). Deputies from the San Bernardino County …

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  • 25 May

    Massive Tesla Supercharger breaks ground in La Paz County

    One of the largest Tesla Supercharger stations to date has broken ground in La Paz County along Interstate 10 in the town of Quartzsite. The massive 88-stall electric charging station is being built at 370 Main Event Blvd behind Terribles gas station, a location expected to see more development soon, including a car wash and Starbucks, according to the Desert …

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April, 2023

  • 25 April

    Saudi-owned farm in La Paz County denied plan for new wells

    The state of Arizona has denied plans for two new deepwater wells requested by a farming operation in La Paz County owned by a Saudi Arabian dairy company. Fondomonte Arizona already pumps enough groundwater to irrigate thousands of acres of land near Vicksburg, a 46-mile drive from Parker, where it uses it to grow alfalfa for export back to Saudi …

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  • 21 April

    Meet Parker’s new Town Manager, Ed Dickie

    After a rocky couple of years at the Town of Parker, a new mayor and council has voted to hire a fresh face from outside as Town Manager, a St. George native called Ed Dickie. Photo by Angela Gervasi, Nogales International Dickie will be starting May 8th after being approved by the Council on Tuesday. He recently spent around a …

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  • 7 April

    Sheriff’s deputy gets award for high-tech amber arrest

    A deputy sheriff has been honored for their role in an arrest following an amber alert using a high tech alert system. On November 18th, 2022 at around 8:12 pm, deputies with the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office were notified of a possible Amber Alert vehicle traveling on Highway 72 in the Bouse community toward the Town of Parker. The …

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  • 3 April

    Founder of Parker World Nation singing group, Cynthia Haring, dies

    Cynthia Haring, 69, a teacher, singer, songwriter, and performer who brought a group of Parker schoolchildren together as a singing group in the 1990s, has died. Cynthia was a native of Davenport, Iowa and a graduate of Bettendorf High School, the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Arizona in Tucson. As a young poet and artist, Cynthia performed …

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March, 2023

  • 25 March

    TWO off-road races planned for Parker in 2024, after permit competition

    Not one but two off-road races will be going ahead in Parker in early 2024, with all new organizers, after a competition for permits from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The races, which are organized by two different racing organizations, emerged out of the failure of the Best in the Desert Racing Association to secure a permit from the …

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  • 14 March

    PICTURES: La Paz County Fair 2023

    The 2023 La Paz County Fair is over! Here are some pictures from the event. Send us more to add by leaving a message HERE telling us you have some.

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  • 1 March

    Sheriff’s deputy dies after 31 years with department

    A deputy of the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office has died after taking his own life, according to Sheriff William Ponce. Lieutenant William Poindexter, who served the department for 31 years, died in mid-February. A procession through the town of Parker was held last Wednesday to honor him. Speaking to the La Paz County Board of Supervisors on February 21st, …

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January, 2023

  • 16 January

    Canoe capsizes on Lake Havasu, man drowns

    A man drowned on Lake Havasu on Saturday morning after his canoe capsized. His body was recovered by a dive team on Monday morning. On Saturday at around 10:13 am, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department boating deputies responded to a report of a boat accident with one missing person near Cove 1, south of Havasu Landing Marina on Lake Havasu. …

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