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Viewfinder: County tests over 300 people for COVID in testing blitz

UPDATE: 303 people were tested, 5 were positive, and 97 percent tested were asymptomatic. — ORIGINAL STORY: La Paz County has tested over 300 people for COVID-19 in its 2-day testing blitz last weekend. “The results will be available for everyone within 2 to 4 days and we will put out an updated message on any new positive cases,” said …

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County officially receives title to solar property from BLM

La Paz County has officially received title to 5,939 acres of land from the Bureau of Land Management to further its economic development efforts. The County approved an Economic Development Agreement with a company called 174 Power Global to use the site for solar energy that will produce up to 850 Megawatts of energy. “Our vision is to attract new …

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On busy river weekend, 3 boats crash into same dock

Three boats crashed into the same docks at Rio Lindo Shores on an unusually busy weekend on the Parker Strip. Two of the crashes happened on Saturday, the third on Sunday. The docks are located directly between two popular riverfront bars and directly across from a popular beach. UPDATE: Parker Live spoke to La Paz County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Donald Schlect …

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Parker Tube Float is set for August

The annual Parker Tube Float, normally held in June, is set for August 1st, 2020. “This Float’s For You” is the theme this year for an event that has happened every year since 1977, typically drawing thousands of people floating together down the Parker Strip. The new director of the Chamber of Commerce, Melissa Newton, says it’s been a challenge …

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Arizona’s stay-at-home order will expire on Friday

The state of Arizona’s stay-at-home order will expire on Friday as the state implements ‘Phase 1’ reopening. The Colorado River Indian Tribes order remains in effect. Dine-in restaurants, pools and gyms, spas, salons and barber shops can all now legally open their doors to the public with CDC guidance around social distancing. This Saturday, major league sports can resume limited …

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First case of COVID-19 on CRIT reservation

CRIT has its first case of COVID-19 on the reservation, according to the Colorado River Indian Tribes Department of Health and Social Services. The first presumptive positive case resulting from an individual seeking medical care at the Parker Indian Health Center was announced Friday night. The individual is a resident of the CRIT reservation. The Department of Health and Social …

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Most cases of COVID-19 in County are now connected by a single workplace

CORRECTION: The La Paz County Health Department has corrected its previously issued information, saying that the cases discussed in this article linked by workplace contact are in the Quartzsite service district, rather than the McMullen Valley district as previously stated. The article below has been updated to reflect this correction. In addition, there is one new case to add, bringing …

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Arizona Governor extends modified Arizona stay-at-home order by 2 weeks

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey held a press conference Wednesday in which he announced the extension of the state’s stay-at-home order through May 15th, with some modifications. Ducey said Arizona will be ‘phasing in’ a gradual economic return over the next number of weeks, balancing it with public health. “I have a sense of urgency and I want to reopen,” Ducey …

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