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Woman permanently injured in 2011 accident speaks

A woman who became a quadriplegic after being a passenger in a serious car accident which killed two people in 2011 has talked to Parker Live about her experience and her life in the years since. Samantha Owens, 32, was 28 years old at the time of the accident. She had just gotten off work at 10 p.m. on October …

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Alyson Tozer remembered

   The community remembered Alyson Tozer today, who passed away one year ago after a brave battle with the effects of cystic fibrosis. People shared stories and photographs online, and remembered what Aly represented to them. The Parker area community will forever be grateful for who she was and the contribution she made to our lives.

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PAID: “Preppers”

When the economy crashed in 2008, it seemed like the term “prepper” suddenly appeared everywhere. It generally wasn’t a term of endearment, with the media often portraying “preppers” as tin foil hat wearing loonies, yet didn’t sales of ammo and other preparation-related goods increase during the depths of the recent economic crash? Apparently many people decided it was time to …

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Motion to fire Field fails

A motion to dismiss County Administrator Dan Field failed today in front of a boardroom packed with members of the public. The motion was apparently created by Supervisor D.L. Wilson, who cited “fundamental differences of opinion” with Field as a primary reason for firing him, but neither of the other two supervisors would second the motion. Supervisor Holly Irwin chaired …

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Board of Supervisors to evaluate performance of Dan Field

UPDATE 2:00pm- A motion by Supervisor D.L. Wilson to fire Field failed today in the special meeting. For more information on what happened, see the article HERE. The La Paz County Board of Supervisors is to hold a special meeting this morning to evaluate the performance of County Administrator Dan Field. Field took over the important role of County Administrator …

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DUI patrol this weekend

The Parker Police Department will be conducting a DUI Detail this Labor Day holiday weekend, according to a statement from PPD. “We will have extra officers patrolling during peak travel times day and night,” the department says. “The ability to have more officers on patrol is made possible through grant money received from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.” …

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Woman who lost house in fire says she is grateful for community support

Texas lady fondly remembers her times coming to Parker and reminds us how Bean Pot Hill got its name   The woman who lost her vacation house to a fire on Bean Pot Hill last week says she is grateful to have the support of the Parker community and appreciates the kind messages she has received. Marti Stone Gibson, 71, …

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REPLAY: The latest on the Bean Pot Hill fire

Appearing live on KLPZ 1380am Friday morning at 8:15am, Captain Mike Byrd of the Buckskin Fire Department and Lieutenant Curt Bagby of the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office gave updates on last night’s fire in a residential area of the Lakeside 2 community north of Parker, AZ. Watch here: Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

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Fire on Bean Pot Hill

A structure fire broke out on Thursday evening in the area of Lakeside known as Bean Pot Hill. The fire spread across brush near some homes and looked set to threaten the homes nearby. Updates to follow. 6:05– Reports that at least 3 houses have been burned as firefighters continue to work the blaze. People are reportedly watering their homes …

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Election a year away, candidates making plans

All elected positions in La Paz County are up for election next year, and many potential candidates are making decisions and forming plans already. Three positions are available on the County Board of Supervisors, one from each district. County Attorney, Sheriff, Treasurer, School Superintendent, Recorder and Assessor are also on the ballot, with candidates from various parties and independents open …

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