NEWS

July, 2024

June, 2024

  • 26 June

    Shooting at Western Park in Parker leaves one dead

    A shooting at Western Park in Parker on Monday night left a juvenile victim deceased at the scene, according to law enforcement. The apparent murder, committed after 10 pm right on the main thoroughfare through town, shocked the community. On June 24th at approximately 10:16 pm, CRIT Police Department was contacted by La Paz County Central Dispatch to assist Parker …

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  • 13 June

    Verizon outage due to damaged fiber, company contact tells Duce Minor

    UPDATE: Service to all sites restored, per Verizon. – ORIGINAL STORY: It’s been a week of service disruptions in the Parker area, all with their own unique causes. APS had power outages for the entire town of Parker Monday and into Tuesday due to equipment damage. Parker Live heard reports that Southwest Gas had service interruptions too. And now Verizon, …

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  • 10 June

    Power outage for town of Parker

    UPDATE 2: Restored for now. APS is still working on closing a final switch. UPDATE: APS now estimates power to be restored by 4 pm (pushed back from noon). ORIGINAL STORY: APS power is out for the entire town of Parker this morning, due to temporary equipment problems. The utility says it expects restoration of power by noon. It is …

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  • 6 June

    Parker Tube Float set for Saturday!

    It isn’t summer until Tube Float! The Parker Tube Float is set for this Saturday on the Colorado River north of Parker, Arizona, bringing many sun lovers to the largest party on the river. The event’s 46th year will kick off at 8 am at La Paz County Park, with registration at the park for those who haven’t already registered …

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May, 2024

  • 30 May

    Proposed changes to BLM site fees, public input open

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public input on five draft Recreation Business Plans that would modernize the way recreation fee sites are managed in the Lake Havasu Field Office among others, which manages sites in the Parker area. BLM says it conducted a market analysis of current recreation fees statewide which revealed that its fee rates were …

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  • 30 May

    Rural county stakeholders ask Governor for better groundwater rules

    A coalition of county supervisors, mayors, water authorities, tribal leaders and others from rural Arizona have written to Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs expressing their opposition to an “unworkable” groundwater management proposal. The group urged the Governor to continue to work on a more “viable” solution to the issues facing rural areas, which emerged in part due to concerns about foreign-owned …

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  • 8 May

    Man arrested at traffic stop in Earp

    A man was arrested in Earp during a traffic stop for possession of multiple narcotics and being a felon in possession of a firearm. On Monday at approximately 11:23 pm, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station / Needles Police Department contacted Ivan Rasho, 37 of Earp, during a traffic enforcement stop near Highway 62 and …

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  • 6 May

    Fundraiser for family of local tow truck driver in fatal accident

    A fundraiser is active for the family of a local tow truck driver who lost his life in a fatal accident on April 10th. A Toe Truck held a procession for Adrian A. Lara. “He loved his job and loved being a ‘heavy hooker’ as he would say,” reads the fundraiser. “Adrian passed away on his son’s 12th birthday. Adrian …

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April, 2024

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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