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“Thank You” From the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce

On behalf of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce Staff and the Board of Directors, we want to thank everyone for their cooperation and assistance during the 37th Annual Parker Tube Float. This year we registered 4,568 people for the event, which is up slightly from last year. Pre and Post-event surveys show that area lodging was near or at …

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Young women of La Paz County head to Miss Arizona

Vote for Peoples Choice Award – info below Three young women from the Parker area will be competing in the Miss Arizona pageant. Keerstyn Edwards (above center) will be competing for Miss Arizona, while Julissa Alaniz (left) and Aubry Herrell (right) will compete for Miss Arizona’s Outstanding Teen. The pageant will take place June 19-21 with the 19th and 20th being …

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Martin Brannan suspended by State Bar

Image via QTown.US The State Bar of Arizona has suspended the law license of former Quartzsite Town Attorney Martin Brannan. On April 30th, 2014, a disciplinary judge ordered the suspension for 90 days, citing Brannan’s failure to acknowledge conflicts of interest he had during and after his time as Quartzsite’s Town Attorney. According to the Disposition Summary in the case: …

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Parker teen wins First Place weightlifting championship

A Parker teen has taken first place at an Arizona weightlifting national championship event. Ashley Hoban, 16, went to the 100% Raw Powerlifting Federation’s Arizona American Challenge in Tucson, AZ over the weekend. She took first place by benching 125 lbs (55kg), squatting 180 lbs (80kg) and deadlifting 208 lbs (125 kg). “I’m so happy!” said Ashley on her Facebook …

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Everything Tube Float from KLPZ 1380am

On KLPZ’s live morning show Friday, hosts John Wright and Josh Savino had La Paz County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Alan Nelson and Parker Chamber Director Mary Hamilton in the studio to talk Tube Float, which kicks off Saturday morning. Topics covered include: rules and recommendations for lifejackets, alcohol, children, hydration, sunscreen, times and durations, places and transportation, law enforcement and emergency …

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AWC board position open

Janice Shelton, La Paz County Superintendent of Education has announced a vacancy on the Arizona Western College District Governing Board representing La Paz District #1. Board member JoAnne Ehasz (\’E-haus\), who was appointed by Shelton in August of 2013, has announced her resignation from the board due to relocation. Ehasz was appointed August 1, 2013 to complete the term of …

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Missing person still missing

Eric Stapleton, a resident of Quartzsite reported missing 2 weeks ago, is still missing. According to comments written on Parker Live by Stapleton’s family members, Eric is partially disabled, making it seemingly unlikely that he would go off walking by himself. And yet, his cell phone, car and other personal belongings have been left behind at his house, and the …

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Parker Rotary to sell ice at Tube Float

Parker Rotary Club is to sell bags of ice at the Tube Float Saturday morning. The organization is to provide up to 2500 bags of ice and sell them at $2 per bag at La Paz County Park at an ice booth. They’ll also accept donations of over $2 for local fundraising causes. Visit Parker Rotary Club on the web …

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Tube Float nominated for Tourism event award

The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce is very excited to announce that we have been nominated and chosen as a finalist for the Arizona Governor’s Conference on Tourism Special Event Award 2014 – Rural Designation for our Annual Tube Float! We will find out in July if we are awarded the title! Super cool! Don’t wait until the last minute …

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Parker Tube Float – 2014

As we get closer to the 37th Annual Parker Tube Float, we just want to remind everybody about a few important things for this years’ Parker Tube Float. Our main priorities are safety and trash and that you have fun, of course. Here’s a quick list of things that you need to know: All of the following items have been …

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