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Why the Trump census count has already begun to negatively impact La Paz County

According to the U.S. Census, roughly 20 percent of La Paz County’s residents disappeared from towns like Parker and Quartzsite between 2010 and 2020. The idea is “ludicrous”, County Supervisor Duce Minor responded last summer when the numbers were announced. But the Trump administration’s interference for political reasons makes the inaccuracy in the 2020 Census an even bigger issue than …

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Bureau of Reclamation to give presentation on river operations on the Parker Strip

La Paz County District 2 Supervisor Duce Minor has announced he will be hosting a community meeting regarding U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s river operations. Bureau of Reclamation Deputy Chief Mike Bernardo and River Operations Manager Noe Santos from the Boulder Canyon Operations Office, Interior Region 8: Lower Colorado Basin will be sharing a presentation on the operations of their department …

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Wilkins pleads guilty in police chase that led to death of Sergeant Rudd

Mark Joseph Wilkins has pled guilty to all the charges against him after he was accused of leading police officers on a chase that led to the death of La Paz County Sheriff’s Sergeant Mike Rudd last year. Late in the evening of October 11th, 2021, a report went out about an individual who had used a fraudulent credit card …

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BOAT ACCIDENT: Yucaipa man dies after attempt at life-saving measures

A man died earlier this month after falling off his boat. By the time he was pulled to shore, he was unresponsive. Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station responded to a medical aid call at the 1400 block of Parker Dam on February 9th at around 2:08 pm. A male subject had fallen off his …

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CRIT Chairwoman and Vice Chairman meet with BLM Director over cultural resources

CRIT Chairwoman Amelia Flores and Vice Chairman Dwight Lomayesva met with the Director of the federal Bureau of Land Management Tracy Stone-Manning to discuss the appropriate treatment of cultural resources located on public lands within the ancestral territories of tribal members. The informal meeting on February 8th was facilitated by CRIT’s consultant Sara A. Clark, a partner at Shute, Mihaly …

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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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