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Quartzsite without power under excessive heat warning

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for today all across the region, but for Quartzsite residents, the risks are severe. A storm-caused power outage is affecting APS customers in the town of Quartzsite, AZ, where the temperatures are expected to go above 113˚F without the possibility of air conditioning. APS spokeswoman Andrea Bereznak tells Parker Live …

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McCain v Hayworth: to be decided today

Eyes all over the country will be watching on race in particular in today’s Primary Election; the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Arizona. It’s Senator John McCain, once considered one of the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbents, versus conservative challenger J.D. Hayworth. There is widely regarded to be a significant anti-incumbent backlash in the country this year, and most observers …

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Hoover Dam bypass to open Nov

The Hoover Dam bypass, which includes the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, is on schedule to be fully complete and open to traffic in November. The steel box girders, concrete deck, pedestrian sidewalk and roadway barriers are completed, and the pedestrian railing, roadway work and tie-ins are in the process of being completed now. Forecasts indicate that the project will …

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Drop in tourism revenue

The Chamber Perspective reported to members of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce in August that tourism revenues in La Paz County dropped almost 17 percent from 2008 to 2009. Travel spending for 2008 was $216 million, versus $180 million in 2009, the Perspective said. But, despite the economic downturn, it seems tourism is still the principal industry here: $30 …

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Stand Up Paddle This Weekend

There will be another Moonlight Paddle this Saturday, August 21 at 7 pm. Folks will leaving from Castle Rock Shores and paddle down to Roadrunner for food and beverage. This is open to all paddle craft and this event is free. For more information please call 602 513-3067 or 928 66 RIVER. Donations greatly appreciated for shuttle (boat).

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Parker Area Tourism Unveils New Website

Hello Readers! It’s great to have Parker Live back! I wanted to let you all know that Parker Area Tourism’s website has a brand new look. Check it out at www.parkerareatourism.com This is where you will find area businesses that support our offices efforts, a calendar of events, and a cool new feature called “What’s Happening Now”. Please take a look …

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BSD Chief Plant Operator resigns

Breaking: The licensed Chief Plant Operator at Buckskin Sanitary District has resigned. A spokesperson for the sewer district north of Parker confirmed that a new licensed operator would be hired as soon as possible, potentially as early as today.

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APS update: Bouse on, Wenden still dark

APS has advised us that power has been restored to the town of Bouse, but that around 300 customers in Wenden remain without power as crews try to make it to locations for repairs. An APS spokeswoman says that may take another couple of hours, but she hoped residents in Wenden may be reconnected tonight. If residents need refrigeration, dry …

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Restaurant/bar to come to La Paz County Park?

Hi John, Just wanted to share that the Board of Supervisors moved to remain on 4 day work week for now. This excludes the court building, and Sheriff. Also the County has issued an RFP for Concessionaire services at La Paz County Park! Closing date for this is September 8th. Services include restaurant/bar, watercraft rental, slips and more. I am …

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Red Ribbon Week Planning

Join us at Players 9th Street Youth Center this Wednesday the 18th for the first Red Ribbon Week planning meeting.  Please RSVP at 669-0175 or email as soon as possible as lunch will be ordered tomorrow afternoon. cpanel addon domains . 1and1 domain server ip . microsoft cloud .

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