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CRIT Chairwoman stands with Biden for national monument designation

Leadership from the Colorado River Indian Tribes were part of the official designation of the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon National Monument on Tuesday. CRIT Chairwoman Amelia Flores was among a group of tribal leaders standing beside President Joe Biden as he signed the order to protect over 1 million acres of ancestral homelands and water sources that flow …

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Art Fox remembered

Arthur Boyd Fox was born February 23, 1932 in Bethany, Illinois and passed away June 9, 2023 in Billings, MT with his loving wife Ruby, of 55 years by his side. He is survived by Ruby and their children, Robin (Steve) Hanson of Mesa, AZ, Gary (Judy) Fox of Columbus, GA and Tom (Jenny) Fox of Worden, MT. He leaves …

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CRIT to get fiber internet under federal grant

The Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) has announced that they have officially accepted a $25 million USDA grant intended to cover the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband internet service in eligible rural areas such as the Colorado River Indian Reservation. CRIT will utilize American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to provide …

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Sheriff confirms two fatalities from upriver crash

La Paz County Sheriff William Ponce has confirmed that two are dead following a single car crash in the upriver area north of Parker. Both were employees of Fox’s RV Resort restaurant and bar, according to the establishment. At 11:23 pm on Friday, June 2nd, Sheriff’s deputies and Buckskin Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover accident …

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Man drowns north of Lake Havasu City

A 69 year old California man drowned Wednesday on the lake north of Lake Havasu City, according to law enforcement. On May 24th at approximately 3:30 pm, boating deputies responded to a report of a drowning on the Colorado River, approximately 2.5 miles north of Lake Havasu City. According to witness statements, the victim jumped from his anchored vessel to …

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Law enforcement to be present on river this holiday weekend

The first holiday weekend of the summer is upon us, and as people prepare to get on the river, law enforcement agencies are getting ready to ensure public safety. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Colorado River Station will be conducting it’s Memorial Day Marine Enforcement Operation beginning Friday and ending on Monday (Memorial Day). Deputies from the San Bernardino County …

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Massive Tesla Supercharger breaks ground in La Paz County

One of the largest Tesla Supercharger stations to date has broken ground in La Paz County along Interstate 10 in the town of Quartzsite. The massive 88-stall electric charging station is being built at 370 Main Event Blvd behind Terribles gas station, a location expected to see more development soon, including a car wash and Starbucks, according to the Desert …

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Saudi-owned farm in La Paz County denied plan for new wells

The state of Arizona has denied plans for two new deepwater wells requested by a farming operation in La Paz County owned by a Saudi Arabian dairy company. Fondomonte Arizona already pumps enough groundwater to irrigate thousands of acres of land near Vicksburg, a 46-mile drive from Parker, where it uses it to grow alfalfa for export back to Saudi …

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Meet Parker’s new Town Manager, Ed Dickie

After a rocky couple of years at the Town of Parker, a new mayor and council has voted to hire a fresh face from outside as Town Manager, a St. George native called Ed Dickie. Photo by Angela Gervasi, Nogales International Dickie will be starting May 8th after being approved by the Council on Tuesday. He recently spent around a …

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