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Splash Pad opens shortly

Are you looking for a way to cool off this summer with the kids? The Town of Parker’s solution is opening shortly for the season: the Splash Pad at Pop Harvey Park opens Monday, April 18th, 2011. The splash pad will be open 7 days a week from 8am until 8pm, with plenty of shade, picnic tables and benches, throughout …

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Quartzsite’s rules for Council candidates criticized

Christina Kohn, an attorney with the Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation, has written a scathing critique of the Town of Quartzsite for the Goldwater Institute Daily. In the piece, she calls the town’s election rules “unlawful.” Here is the piece in full. The Town of Quartzsite, Ariz., recently used unlawful restrictions to limit the choices of voters in a town …

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In defense of Andy Jones

The following letters to the Board of the Colorado River Sewage System Joint Venture were sent to Parker Live in public defense of the Joint Venture’s General Manager Andy Jones, who has been accused of improperly issuing himself a personal loan from the organization’s funds. The first was written by former resident Jerry McGuire, the second by Dr. Jeff Baird …

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Clean Sweep April

Twice a year, the Town of Parker offers a free Clean Sweep for large items for all residential customers. This is the time to dispose of large tree limbs and brush, as well as furniture, stoves, coolers, and other large bulky household items. Items that cannot/will not be accepted are: Paint – Motor Oil – Tires – refrigerators and AC …

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What is the nuclear threat in Parker?

It’s the question many have been posing quietly while watching the news from Japan: Is there a chance of elevated radiation levels all the way here in the U.S.? The Arizona Health Department answers some questions, below. Q.  Will the radiation in Japan affect people in Arizona? A. The levels of radiation in Arizona resulting from the events in Japan …

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Reconstruction continues in Swansea

Working every Friday from October to April for the past three years, more than a dozen volunteers from Arizona, Oregon, Washington, and Canada re-roofed miners’ boarding houses at the Swansea Townsite and Mine about 25 miles east of Parker, Ariz. “The greatest challenge we had with the roofing project was finding vehicles to get the materials and people to the …

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