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Sheriff Sergeant moves on

On Friday, December 10, 2010, fellow Deputies and employes of the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office hosted a Retirement Luncheon for Sgt. Karen Slaughter. Sgt. Slaughter started as a Dispatch/Jailer in early 1989 and became a Certified Peace Officer later that year. With 21 years of sevice, Sgt Slaughter was presented a Showdow Box by Sheriff Don Lowery containing memorabilia of …

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PAACE Coalition Meeting

The December Coalition meeting is already upon us!  The meeting is being held at Players 9th Street Youth Center at 12:00pm on the 14th.   There will be a short presentation by Lieutenant Bagby about Spice, the new legal alternative to marijuana.  Topics also up for discussion are the possibility of doing another Dump the Drugs Event, encouraging landfills to change/ad …

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A Duel in the Desert-Parker 250

The Parker 250 will be coming to town on January 7 & 8, 2011. This race is for motorcycles, quads and UTV’s. If you are interested in racing please visit www.bitd.com. Casey and his crew are always in need of volunteers for their events. If you are interested in volunteering please call 702 457-5775. Volunteers get the best seat in the …

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Army Captain expresses thanks for Parker care packages

Captain Mei-Ling Fye at US Army Forward Operating Base Wilson in Afghanistan expresses thanks for Parker’s Christmas for the Troops program in her latest newsletter email: “We just got over 100 boxes for our Soldiers from a community in Arizona who came together and packed boxes for us! We’ll do a story on that for the next newsletter! Thank you …

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Police request information on Bouse assault

In the evening hours of November 29th 2010, a Bouse man was severely assaulted in his residence at the Coyote Ridge R.V. Park. Fred Barker was left with serious head injuries. His pickup truck had also been stolen from his residence. The truck was recovered approximately 1 mile from the Barker residence. Mr. Barker is currently recovering at the Good …

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News from Afghanistan

We have shipped our packages to FOB Wilson in Afghanistan.  In doing so we had prayers from Michael Penn and Jerry Kinman from the First Baptist Church.  Today I am asking that you include your prayers also.  I just received this message from FOB Wilson.  Our men and women both in uniform and out of uniform, civilian personnel are in …

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Movies in the Park TONIGHT!

Movies in the Park will be showing The Santa Clause tonight at the grassy area next to the Splash Pad.  The movie starts at 6:30pm and is FREE!  Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks and enjoy a fun family night out with the whole family.  It will be a little chilly so make sure to wear an extra layer 🙂

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Traffic jammed on I-10 to LA

All westbound lanes are blocked at this hour on I-10 west of Parker going toward Orange County/Los Angeles. A semi has turned over with one fatality with a hazardous spill between Palm Springs and Cabazon, blocking all westbound lanes and creating what one driver reporting to KLPZ calls “the worst traffic jam I’ve ever been in”. California Highway Patrol says …

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High Court denies County’s Yakima appeal

The Arizona Supreme Court has denied La Paz County’s petition to review its request for an appeal. The latest in the ongoing legal embroilment with Yakima Compost Company is expected to put the onus back upon the County Board of Supervisors to negotiate a settlement with Jim Willett, Yakima’s owner. Some attempts have been made in the past, but the …

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