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School district answers questions

Parker Unified School District has answered parent questions relating to the COVID-19 closure, with topics including the continuation of the school nutrition program, distance learning and graduation. See their responses below. How long will school be closed? On March 30, 2020, the Governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, has ordered all schools in the state closed through the end of the …

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Mineshaft rescue near Quartzsite

Two individuals were rescued from a mineshaft near Quartzsite, AZ after falling 35 feet, according to law enforcement. “An individual just outside of Quartzsite walked approximately 100 feet back into a mine shaft and then fell 35 feet straight down,” said La Paz County Sheriff’s Captain Curt Bagby. “Another person attempted to save them and was also stuck, unable to …

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COLUMN: Getting below the surface

This column began way, way back in the good old days of 2013. You remember those times don’t you? When you could hang out in groups and didn’t freak out when someone coughed and weren’t getting emails from every business you know of telling you to stay home and stay safe? Ah, the good old days! This column began as …

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Here’s what CRIT’s strict new resolution actually says

The Tribal Council of the Colorado River Indian Tribes has passed a strict new resolution in an effort to protect the large number of at-risk tribal members from exposure to the coronavirus. The unprecedented resolution includes strict stay-at-home orders, a curfew from 10pm until 5am, closure of all access to the Colorado River within the reservation, a ban on boating, …

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Parker food to go: menus from our sponsors

During the social distancing period / lockdown, some Parker restaurants will be continuing to serve your favorite food for pick-up orders. Some are even offering cocktails to go, curbside, and delivery to businesses! Few things in life are a win-win. In this case, you can support local establishments, continue to get your favorite food and avoid having to cook for …

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Governor issues stay-at-home order

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has issued a “Stay home, stay healthy, stay connected” order for the state, starting on Tuesday at 5pm. The new order will instruct Arizonans to limit time away from home except to take care of essential business, including getting food and medicine, and being outdoors getting exercise in a way that respects social distancing guidelines. Ducey …

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First confirmed COVID-19 cases in La Paz County

IN BRIEF: First 2 cases of COVID-19 identified in La Paz County Bars must now close and restaurants must be dine-out only, by state order DETAILS: In La Paz County, two separate individuals have tested positive for COVID-19. The cases are currently under investigation by the La Paz County Health Department. The individuals are not hospitalized and are recovering at …

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5 ways to enjoy the outdoors while social distancing

Things are changing quickly. State, national and global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic are coming at us fast, and people are being asked to stay at home except for necessary reasons. Yesterday, we published a widely-shared op-ed on why people should not be congregating in the Parker area or treating it as a vacation, but rather heading home and following …

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OP-ED: A pandemic isn’t the time for a Parker vacation

Friends, you don’t need me to tell you that we’re having an unprecedented moment in our world. Nobody alive today has seen anything like the crisis we are experiencing across the globe. You know the old saying, ‘Follow the money’? The reaction of every market on earth to the coronavirus pandemic tells us a lot about how serious it is; …

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