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La Paz County votes: unofficial results

La Paz County voted in Tuesday’s Arizona primary election, with races including Town of Parker Council, Town of Quartzsite Council, Justices of the Peace, Superior Court Judge and others with results on the ballot. With approximately 400 countywide votes still to be counted – the so-called ‘late earlies’ (which exist when people request an early ballot but don’t return it …

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Triple homicide suspect transported to Parker for trial

A man accused of killing three elderly people in a remote area of La Paz County, AZ has been transported to Parker to face charges in the killings. Kitage Lynch, 26, is now an inmate at the La Paz County Jail after taking up residence there last week. Prosecutors with the County Attorney’s Office are preparing their case against Lynch …

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La Paz County Sheriff’s deputy arrested

A deputy with the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department has reportedly been arrested after allegations against him surfaced, demanding an outside review. The nature of the alleged crime is unconfirmed, but was evidently serious enough that the Sheriff’s Department asked Yuma County Sheriff’s Department to conduct an investigation. Detectives with Yuma County reportedly responded, conducted an investigation and then placed …

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Agencies partner up for Labor Day DUI detail

The Parker Police Department, La Paz County Sheriff’s Department and Quartzsite Police Department will be partnering up with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to conduct a multi-agency Labor Day holiday weekend DUI saturation detail. The goal of the enforcement detail will be to deter impaired drivers, according to a press release, using overtime funds to allow additional officers to …

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Viewfinder: BLM burro roundup in photos

The Bureau of Land Management conducted an emergency ‘gather’ of wild burros on the Parker Strip in the last week to reduce the size of the local population. All photos courtesy Greg Albaugh, who tells Parker Live he counted around 67 burros in the pictured area (BLM said they intended to gather 100).

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Quartzsite Police evidence tech pleads guilty

A former evidence technician for the Quartzsite Police Department has pleaded guilty to stealing about $25,000 from the department, according to the Associated Press. Christy Conley, 46, was indicted in May for stealing about $20,000 in cash from an evidence safe in 2017, including $13,000 that belonged to a deceased man’s estate. Investigators say she also charged more than $4,000 …

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COLUMN: Digital detox

Recently I returned from a trip to South East Asia. I spent two weeks overseas doing some teaching, encouraging and visiting with friends and new acquaintances alike. It was a good trip, but a very soggy one. Now I know what they mean by “rainy season”, and let me tell you, they aren’t kidding around with the rain over there. …

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CRIT to make $2 million per year for fallowed farmland

The Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) Tribal Council has approved a System Conservation Agreement which will provide the Tribes with more than $2 million per year in exchange for fallowing 1,884 acres of farmland on the reservation. The agreement with the Lower Colorado Region of the Bureau of Reclamation will make the conserved water available for storage in Lake Mead. …

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Parker burro herd to be thinned by 100

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is to conduct an emergency ‘gather’ of wild burros along the Parker Strip this week, thinning the herd by 100 animals. The gathers follow others last week in Bullhead City, for a total of 470 animals. BLM says the gathers are needed after “discussions and concerns brought forth by private landowners and community leaders …

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River Cribs

Have you ever wanted to see inside one of the riverfront homes on the Parker Strip? Us too! Watch here as Parker Live takes you in for a quick tour of this River Crib. River Cribs Leave a comment on Facebook HERE.

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