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Shooting at Western Park in Parker leaves one dead

A shooting at Western Park in Parker on Monday night left a juvenile victim deceased at the scene, according to law enforcement. The apparent murder, committed after 10 pm right on the main thoroughfare through town, shocked the community. On June 24th at approximately 10:16 pm, CRIT Police Department was contacted by La Paz County Central Dispatch to assist Parker …

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Verizon outage due to damaged fiber, company contact tells Duce Minor

UPDATE: Service to all sites restored, per Verizon. – ORIGINAL STORY: It’s been a week of service disruptions in the Parker area, all with their own unique causes. APS had power outages for the entire town of Parker Monday and into Tuesday due to equipment damage. Parker Live heard reports that Southwest Gas had service interruptions too. And now Verizon, …

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Power outage for town of Parker

UPDATE 2: Restored for now. APS is still working on closing a final switch. UPDATE: APS now estimates power to be restored by 4 pm (pushed back from noon). ORIGINAL STORY: APS power is out for the entire town of Parker this morning, due to temporary equipment problems. The utility says it expects restoration of power by noon. It is …

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Parker Tube Float set for Saturday!

It isn’t summer until Tube Float! The Parker Tube Float is set for this Saturday on the Colorado River north of Parker, Arizona, bringing many sun lovers to the largest party on the river. The event’s 46th year will kick off at 8 am at La Paz County Park, with registration at the park for those who haven’t already registered …

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Proposed changes to BLM site fees, public input open

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public input on five draft Recreation Business Plans that would modernize the way recreation fee sites are managed in the Lake Havasu Field Office among others, which manages sites in the Parker area. BLM says it conducted a market analysis of current recreation fees statewide which revealed that its fee rates were …

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Rural county stakeholders ask Governor for better groundwater rules

A coalition of county supervisors, mayors, water authorities, tribal leaders and others from rural Arizona have written to Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs expressing their opposition to an “unworkable” groundwater management proposal. The group urged the Governor to continue to work on a more “viable” solution to the issues facing rural areas, which emerged in part due to concerns about foreign-owned …

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Man arrested at traffic stop in Earp

A man was arrested in Earp during a traffic stop for possession of multiple narcotics and being a felon in possession of a firearm. On Monday at approximately 11:23 pm, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station / Needles Police Department contacted Ivan Rasho, 37 of Earp, during a traffic enforcement stop near Highway 62 and …

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Fundraiser for family of local tow truck driver in fatal accident

A fundraiser is active for the family of a local tow truck driver who lost his life in a fatal accident on April 10th. A Toe Truck held a procession for Adrian A. Lara. “He loved his job and loved being a ‘heavy hooker’ as he would say,” reads the fundraiser. “Adrian passed away on his son’s 12th birthday. Adrian …

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CRIT signs historic water lease agreement under federal bill

The Colorado River Indian Tribes has signed the first agreement under a historic federal bill passed by both houses of Congress and signed by President Biden. On Friday, CRIT Chairwoman Amelia Flores and tribal leaders were joined in Parker by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, U.S. Senator Mark Kelly, Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs and other officials, where the …

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