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AWC great value for money, says President Mayle

Arizona Western College President Dr. Glenn Mayle says the college’s impact on the local economy by educating the workforce makes it worth the $216-per-$100,000 property tax you’ll pay next year for it. As the state of Arizona continues to pull funding out of education statewide, AWC is recommending its maximum allowed 2% tax increase for the first time in years to compensate. …

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Sheriff’s Department adds helicopter and K-9 programs

The La Paz County Sheriff’s Office has recently added some new programs to its law enforcement efforts, which include a new helicopter program and K-9 unit. According to statements by Sheriff’s Lieutenant Curt Bagby, the helicopter program depends on R.I.C.O funds (“Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations”), the process of using money seized from organized crime operations to aid in enforcement …

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Sisters headed to compete at Miss Arizona

Miss La Paz County Hailey Ferris and Miss La Paz County Outstanding Teen Victoria Ferris will be heading to the Miss Arizona competition in Mesa, AZ later this month. The sisters, aged 18 and 16, will compete in interview, fitness, talent, evening gown and on-stage question against others from around the state of Arizona. Hailey’s talent will be a character …

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$1000 reward available for information about burglary

The victim of a burglary is offering $1000 reward to whoever can provide information about the theft. On Memorial Day weekend, a residence in the Parker Valley was burglarized with a “large amount of cash” taken, along with two electric guitars and some jewelry, according to an investigator with CRIT Police Department. The owner of the residence, at 24125 Indian …

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Lifeguards on duty: kids learn to swim thanks to Pop Harvey program

The Pop Harvey Aquatics Association held an event Thursday to honor young people who chose to be trained as lifeguards in this years Red Cross Learn to Swim program in Parker. Program organizer Buni Hooper said the 4-week program, which teaches children to swim and emphasizes safety, may be extended to 6 weeks this time, if the funding allows. Lifeguards …

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Parker Livecast #26: Tube Float!

It’s a week everybody looks forward to – Parker Tube Float is Saturday and this episode of the Livecast covers it by chatting with event organizer Mary Hamilton and Sheriff’s Lieutenants Curt Bagby and Donald Schlecht. On this week’s edition: Josh Savino spent an unexpected 5 nights in a Phoenix hospital and is still recovering after 2 surgeries, drunk-driving may …

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Heat arrives in time for Tube Float

The temps shot up last weekend to 106 degrees on Saturday after a cool May, signaling the start of summer here in Parker just in time for Tube Float. The average afternoon high in the month of May 2015 was just 87 degrees in the Parker area, compared with an average of 96 degrees in May the previous year. The …

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Always be questioning

Quite a few years ago I remember hearing someone talk about how they trained sales people and using the expression “ABC – Always Be Closing.” Thanks to the internet I just found out this expression was used in the movie Glengarry Glen Ross, a movie I haven’t seen. Well this month I want to share something a bit different with …

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Top 10 Ways to Master the Parker Tube Float

The 2015 Parker Tube Float is just around the corner. It’s a giant, annual floating party on the river south of Lake Havasu, and is now in its 38th year! Here are Parker Live’s top ten tips for mastering the event and getting the most out of it. 1. Decide whether you feel like winning or just floating. The Tube …

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