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CRIT Attorney General hits back at Town of Parker over COVID-19 orders

The Attorney General of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, Rebecca Loudbear, has hit back at the Town of Parker, calling the Town’s statements on the Tribes’ recent COVID-19 order “a complete misstatement”, exposing decades-old jurisdictional complexity. The Town of Parker is located within the CRIT reservation, so CRIT’s strict stay-at-home order does apply to Indians within the Town, according to …

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Timeline: COVID-19 in La Paz County

As of April 12th, 2022, La Paz County, Arizona had 5,182 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and 141 deaths from complications of the virus. April 12th: 10 new cases and two additional deaths. One individual was in the Buckskin service district, within the age group 55-64 years old, hospitalized outside of the county with underlying health conditions. The other …

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County Attorney Rogers fires former Chief Deputy Karen Hobbs

La Paz County Attorney Tony Rogers has ended the employment of his former Chief Deputy, Karen Hobbs, who is alleging wrongful termination saying he fired her because she’s running against him in the election. Speaking to Parker Live on Monday, Hobbs said she got an email on Friday morning from Rogers saying, “Your help is no longer needed,” terminating her …

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3rd case of COVID-19 confirmed in La Paz County

UPDATE: Additional info. The third COVID-19 case in La Paz County was in the Quartzsite area, according to the Health Department. The person is in hospital outside the County. Close contacts have been advised to quarantine for 14 days. — A third individual has tested positive for COVID-19 in La Paz County. The case is currently under investigation by the La …

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School district answers questions

Parker Unified School District has answered parent questions relating to the COVID-19 closure, with topics including the continuation of the school nutrition program, distance learning and graduation. See their responses below. How long will school be closed? On March 30, 2020, the Governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, has ordered all schools in the state closed through the end of the …

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Mineshaft rescue near Quartzsite

Two individuals were rescued from a mineshaft near Quartzsite, AZ after falling 35 feet, according to law enforcement. “An individual just outside of Quartzsite walked approximately 100 feet back into a mine shaft and then fell 35 feet straight down,” said La Paz County Sheriff’s Captain Curt Bagby. “Another person attempted to save them and was also stuck, unable to …

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Here’s what CRIT’s strict new resolution actually says

The Tribal Council of the Colorado River Indian Tribes has passed a strict new resolution in an effort to protect the large number of at-risk tribal members from exposure to the coronavirus. The unprecedented resolution includes strict stay-at-home orders, a curfew from 10pm until 5am, closure of all access to the Colorado River within the reservation, a ban on boating, …

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Parker food to go: menus from our sponsors

During the social distancing period / lockdown, some Parker restaurants will be continuing to serve your favorite food for pick-up orders. Some are even offering cocktails to go, curbside, and delivery to businesses! Few things in life are a win-win. In this case, you can support local establishments, continue to get your favorite food and avoid having to cook for …

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Governor issues stay-at-home order

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has issued a “Stay home, stay healthy, stay connected” order for the state, starting on Tuesday at 5pm. The new order will instruct Arizonans to limit time away from home except to take care of essential business, including getting food and medicine, and being outdoors getting exercise in a way that respects social distancing guidelines. Ducey …

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