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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  • 10 January

    PHOTOS: Stunning new home listing in town of Parker

    UPDATE: Under contract. – A stunning 4-bed, 3-bath home could be yours, after this desirable single level ranch-style house was listed this month in the town of Parker. The 2,150 square-foot home has two living spaces, including a spacious, bright main living room with vaulted ceilings and large bay windows, and an outstanding kitchen with artisan ceramic backsplash and over …

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  • 5 January

    President Biden signs CRIT water bill into law

    President Biden has signed a bill into law that will allow the Colorado River Indian Tribes to lease some of its water rights to other entities that need it. The bill had previously passed both chambers of Congress. The Colorado River Indian Tribes Water Resiliency Act of 2021(S.3308) was introduced to the Senate by Senator Mark Kelly. It was co-sponsored …

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  • 4 January

    One dead after head-on collision in Parker

    A head-on collision left one dead and others injured today in the town of Parker. The collision happened on California Avenue near the intersection with Arizona Avenue. A white vehicle with California plates, possibly a Nissan Kicks crossover, was traveling northbound while a dark colored Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was traveling in the other direction southbound next to a semi. …

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  • 4 January

    Randy Hartless is the new Mayor of the Town of Parker

    Randy Hartless is Parker’s new Mayor after a vote at Tuesday night’s council meeting, the first of the year. David Lucas was voted Vice Mayor. The change represents a new season at Town Hall. After the invocation and pledge of allegiance, the new council took the oath of office and were seated. Marion Shontz began by nominating Jerry Hooper for …

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  • 4 January

    River drawdown begins Monday

    The Colorado River on the Parker Strip will be a foot lower beginning on Monday as the Bureau of Reclamation facilitates its annual drawdown. The temporary elevation change is done in coordination with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to facilitate annual maintenance on canals operated by Colorado River Indian Tribes. Beginning the morning of January 9th, the agency will begin …

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December, 2022

  • 14 December

    Why has the Parker 425 really been cancelled for 2023?

    UPDATE: A new statement from BITD President Bryan Folks apologizing for the cancellation is included below. Folks said he takes “full responsibility” and does “not begrudge” the Bureau of Land Management. “We did not provide a satisfactory action plan on how we would control the spectators in 2023.” — ORIGINAL STORY: Race fans were met with disappointing news late on …

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  • 5 December

    Controlled burn near the river Friday for debris clearance

    A controlled burn permit was issued to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and is scheduled to occur on Friday, December 9th at 2449 Parker Dam Road from 10 am to 2 pm. This location is near Gene Camp and Parker Dam. Residents from Gene Camp and Parker Dam on the California side and Buckskin area on the Arizona side …

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November, 2022

  • 19 November

    Missing 14 year-old girl found unharmed in La Paz County

    A missing, endangered, 14 year-old girl was found unharmed in La Paz County, and a suspect was arrested. On Friday at around 8:12 pm, deputies with the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department were notified of a possible Amber Alert vehicle traveling on Highway 72 in the Bouse community toward the town of Parker. The suspect vehicle had been detected by …

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  • 15 November

    Former cop charged with 10 counts related to images of child sexual exploitation

    A former law enforcement officer, Lance Palma, has been charged with 10 counts of of sexual exploitation of a minor relating to some images he allegedly shared on a social messaging app. Last December, a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) indicated that images depicting the sexual exploitation of minors were sent to the …

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  • 14 November

    Sheriff’s vehicle strikes, kills, pedestrian in Parker

    A man was killed when a Sheriff’s deputy struck him while he was attempting to cross the street in the town of Parker. An investigation will be led by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. On November 10th at around 6:30 pm, Jose Sanchez was struck and killed while attempting to cross Riverside Drive (AZ-95) between Walmart and McDonalds in …

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  • 14 November

    Woman on 1600-mile Colorado River trek passes through Parker

    Vanessa Keating has been on a one-woman trek along the Colorado River since the beginning of August. She’s now passing through the Parker area and on the final stretch of her trip, which she has been documenting online to help raise awareness about the water crisis facing the southwest. Vanessa on the Parker Strip   “I fell in love with …

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  • 14 November

    Man arrested for robbery, his girlfriend arrested for intimidating the victim

    A man was arrested in Big River for robbery and, a day later, his girlfriend was arrested for intimidation of the victim. On Sunday, November 6th at around 6:10 pm, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station came in contact with Stephen Welsh, 47, during a report of a robbery that occurred in the 149000 Block …

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