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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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Sheriff’s deputy gets award for high-tech amber arrest

A deputy sheriff has been honored for their role in an arrest following an amber alert using a high tech alert system. On November 18th, 2022 at around 8:12 pm, deputies with the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office were notified of a possible Amber Alert vehicle traveling on Highway 72 in the Bouse community toward the Town of Parker. The …

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Founder of Parker World Nation singing group, Cynthia Haring, dies

Cynthia Haring, 69, a teacher, singer, songwriter, and performer who brought a group of Parker schoolchildren together as a singing group in the 1990s, has died. Cynthia was a native of Davenport, Iowa and a graduate of Bettendorf High School, the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Arizona in Tucson. As a young poet and artist, Cynthia performed …

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TWO off-road races planned for Parker in 2024, after permit competition

Not one but two off-road races will be going ahead in Parker in early 2024, with all new organizers, after a competition for permits from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The races, which are organized by two different racing organizations, emerged out of the failure of the Best in the Desert Racing Association to secure a permit from the …

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Sheriff’s deputy dies after 31 years with department

A deputy of the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office has died after taking his own life, according to Sheriff William Ponce. Lieutenant William Poindexter, who served the department for 31 years, died in mid-February. A procession through the town of Parker was held last Wednesday to honor him. Speaking to the La Paz County Board of Supervisors on February 21st, …

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Canoe capsizes on Lake Havasu, man drowns

A man drowned on Lake Havasu on Saturday morning after his canoe capsized. His body was recovered by a dive team on Monday morning. On Saturday at around 10:13 am, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department boating deputies responded to a report of a boat accident with one missing person near Cove 1, south of Havasu Landing Marina on Lake Havasu. …

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