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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CRIT Head Start awarded federal grant to construct new school

Colorado River Indian Tribes Head Start Program was recently awarded a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children & Families in the amount of $13,826,500 for the purpose of constructing a new CRIT Head Start school. CRIT will match 20% of the awarded amount as a part of a non-federal cost-sharing requirement, bringing …

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Drowning on the lake Saturday

A male victim drowned on Saturday on Lake Havasu, according to law enforcement. The name was not released. On Saturday, September 23rd at approximately 10:50 am, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Marine Enforcement Unit responded to the report of a drowning near Standard Wash in Lake Havasu. The Marine Enforcement Unit and Sheriff’s Dive Team arrived on scene and deployed …

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