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Parker 425 changes course after COVID decision by CRIT

ARTICLE UPDATED 12/30/2020 to add CRIT reaction to the race still being on. — The BlueWater Parker 425 off-road race is still on in January, with a slightly different course after a decision by the Colorado River Indian Tribes to cancel the portion of the event that takes place on reservation lands. At 4:26 pm on Tuesday, Parker Live received …

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Is County Administrator Ron Drake getting a ‘golden parachute’?

La Paz County Administrator Ron Drake has resigned. He has been with the County since 2017. District 2 Supervisor Duce Minor said he had objections to the County giving him a “golden parachute”. In a 2 to 1 vote of the Board of Supervisors, Holly Irwin and DL Wilson voted in favor of accepting Drake’s resignation, with his last day …

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Woman arrested at Vidal Junction on Christmas Day with meth and kids in car

A woman was arrested at Vidal Junction on Christmas Day in possession of methamphetamine with two small children in the car. On December 25th at approximately 9:37 pm, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station and officers with Needles Police Department responded to a report of a child locked in a running vehicle in the area …

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30 people in La Paz County have now died from the coronavirus

The coronavirus has now taken the lives of 30 people in La Paz County, with 12 deaths this month alone. Several of those infected had no known underlying health conditions. There are 1,196 cases in the county at the time this article was written. The La Paz County Health Department added 6 additional deaths to the tragic tally on Tuesday, …

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La Paz County reaches 1000 cases of coronavirus

Amid a nationwide surge in coronavirus cases, La Paz County has reached its 1000th case, the equivalent of around 1 in 20 people countywide since the pandemic began. Additionally, the county announced its 21st death due to complications of the virus. It can be hard for average people to figure out how to think of the pandemic. On one hand, …

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Amelia Flores to be new CRIT Tribal Chairman

Voters of the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) have elected Amelia Flores as Tribal Chairwoman and five members to the Tribal Council. The vote was held December 5th. The results are unofficial until the vote is certified Monday, December 7th. In addition to the Chairman’s post, there were four open seats to serve four year terms on the Tribal Council …

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KLPZ’s 12 Days of Christmas is back!

Win a mountain bike, a 55-inch TV, a karaoke machine, some cash, or one of the other great gifts at this year’s 12 Days of Christmas! Just go into one of the participating locations listed below and register your name, or a child’s name. Then, on December 22nd and 23rd, live on KLPZ 1380am, drawings will be made and winners …

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As COVID surges in La Paz County, hospital implements new measures

La Paz County is experiencing a surge in cases of COVID-19 in recent days, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 771 and the total number of related deaths to 19. In response, La Paz Regional Hospital is implementing new measures around safety. 1. The only public entry to the main hospital is through the front lobby. The surgery …

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Boater airlifted to hospital after high-speed crash

A boater was airlifted to hospital for injuries suffered during a high-speed crash on the Parker Strip. On Monday, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Marine Enforcement Unit responded to a boating accident that occurred near Echo Lodge Resort. At approximately 1:50 pm, a Cole flat bottom was being operated southbound on the river at a high rate of speed. For …

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