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Randy Hartless becomes college professor at 61

Parker councilman Randy Hartless has begun teaching English at Arizona Western College at the age of 61, proving it’s never too late to pursue an education. After dropping out of Parker High School at the age of 15, it wasn’t until 30 years later that Hartless decided to buckle down and attain his first college degree. He soon discovered, however, …

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Woman’s body found in rural La Paz County, boyfriend faces murder charges

A 37-year-old woman from Phoenix was found dead yesterday in rural La Paz County, and her boyfriend faces charges for her murder. Irene Luevano was first reported missing on Sunday morning, having last been seen with her boyfriend Jorge Lara at the Silverado Canta bar in Phoenix the night before. They got there around 11 p.m. and were seen there …

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CRIT Chairwoman to address Arizona legislature

The Chairwoman of the Colorado River Indian Tribes will address Arizona lawmakers and Tribal leaders at the 27th Annual Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day Wednesday at the Arizona State Capitol. Chairwoman Amelia Flores will deliver remarks during the Joint Protocol Session between 11am and noon at the Arizona House Chambers. The address comes weeks after US Senator Mark Kelly …

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Undefeated Parker Broncs football team at state semi-finals Saturday

UPDATE: Morenci wins 39-14. —- The Parker Broncs football team, so far undefeated this season, are heading to the semi-finals where they will battle the Morenci Wildcats on Saturday. KLPZ Broncs commentator Brad Sale called the Morenci team “tough and disciplined” but said that if the Broncs could keep a key running back at bay, they could be in with …

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Town Manager Wedemeyer’s home raided by law enforcement, say reports

UPDATE: The council voted unanimously to place Wedemeyer on paid administrative leave while any investigation is in progress. EARLIER: Parker Town Council is to hold a special meeting Friday at 10am to “consider the employment of the Town Manager.” The discussion may be held in executive session, behind closed doors, but any decisions will be made in public. —- ORIGINAL: …

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Arrests made for child endangerment in Big River

A Big River couple were arrested Tuesday for endangerment and cruelty of a special needs child after an investigation by Child Protective Services. On Tuesday at around 4 p.m., deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station conducted a Child Protective Services investigation at a residence in Big River. Upon arrival at the residence, deputies say they …

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Employee fired and escorted from Town Hall

UPDATE: “I can neither confirm nor deny our Office’s involvement with any matters related to the Town of Parker.” – Arizona Auditor General’s Office by email Friday. —- An employee was fired and escorted from Town Hall last Friday, according to a press release by the Town. Jennifer Alcaida had been in an administrative role with the Town of Parker …

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