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Mongo races Vegas to Reno

At 11:30 a.m. on August 20, 2010 the Mongo Racing-prepped KC Hilites Ford F-150 from Parker, Arizona began the Best In the Desert Racing Association’s “Vegas to Reno”, also known as the “Longest Off-Road Race in the United States.” Taking the Green light was Tracy Rubio, of Kingman, AZ, and Mongo Racing’s longtime co-rider Chris Golding. Tracy Rubio subbed for …

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Primary election results

Here are the unofficial results for how La Paz County voted in yesterday’s primaries. La Paz Democrats voted for: Cathy Eden for US Senator Raul Grijalva for US Representative District 7 Terry Goddard for Governor Michael Burke for Judge of the Superior Court La Paz County Republicans, meanwhile, voted for: John McCain for US Senator Ruth McClung for US Representative …

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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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