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Another California-side BLM site just got better

The federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been systematically upgrading and improving its California-side Parker Strip sites on the river, and the latest one was just re-opened. Bass Point Day Use Area has gotten a facelift, with a two-month improvement project giving the simple facility a refresh. They have remodeled a kiosk, repaired fences and cables, painted and repaired …

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SavingSpot names Buckskin the most underrated state park in Arizona

Based on facilities and environment, Barbara Davidson at SavingSpot has named Buckskin Mountain State Park north of Parker its most underrated state park in Arizona. The website did the same for every state in the union. And check out the great artwork! For the full list, and all the glorious art, go HERE.

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It’s off-road racing month in Parker!

No fewer than three big days of world-class desert racing will happen in Parker this month. The Best In The Desert racing association will be back to run the Tensor Tire Parker 250 presented by Polaris and the BlueWater Parker 425 presented by JIMCO. What’s the difference? The Parker 425 is traditionally the bigger race, with famous racers in expensive …

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Former Rep. Mosley abandons legislative immunity fight, goes to driving school

UPDATE: Mosley’s attorney Jacob Baldridge has replied to Parker Live with specific answers to two questions we asked him: (1) What was the reason behind Mosley’s decision to abandon the ‘legislative immunity’ argument he had been making up until now? (2) Did Mosley fire David Stringer as his attorney? Was that decision due to Stringer’s own public scandal and/or ethical …

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Viewfinder: Lighted boat parade

Every Thanksgiving weekend, on Saturday after dusk, a group of local volunteers rig their boats with lights and parade up the Parker Strip to celebrate the holiday season. Along the way, they are greeted by riverside neighborhoods, who wave and welcome Santa (who is usually aboard a boat). It’s a fitting way to enter the month of December in Parker, …

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War of words over smelting plant continues after environmental permit approved

A war of words continues between those who oppose the opening of a new smelting plant in rural La Paz County and the company which plans to open it, Alliance Metals and its supporters, after state environmental regulators signed off on the facility. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) approved the company’s application for an air-quality permit, which the …

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Brooke Water to be sold, community meeting planned

The water utility serving the Arizona side of the Parker Strip will be sold to a much larger company, if plans for the sale come together, and a community meeting to answer questions about the proposal will be held Thanksgiving week. Brooke Water LLC has been serving 2100 customers in the river communities north of Parker, AZ for many years. …

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Man arrested for suspected meth and ammo while on probation in Big River

A man who is a convicted felon on probation was arrested for possession of suspected methamphetamine, ammunition and high capacity magazines. On Wednesday at about noon, deputies and detectives from the San Bernardino Sheriff Department’s Parker Dam Resident post conducted a probation compliance check in the 149000 block of Capistrano Way in Big River. Daniel Martinez Jr, 51, who was …

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Burger King employee robbed at gunpoint, left tied up

A woman who is an employee of Burger King in Parker was robbed at gunpoint and left tied up until she was released by people who heard her yelling early on Saturday morning. The employee, a female, was by herself opening the store for the day when the incident happened around 5 a.m. on Saturday. Burger King opens for breakfast …

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