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Bill to allow La Paz County to buy BLM land reintroduced in U.S. House

U.S. Rep Paul Gosar, R-Ariz. District 4, reintroduced legislation to allow La Paz County to purchase land held by the Bureau of Land Management Jan. 7 in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill, called the La Paz County Land Exchange Act of 2019, will allow the county to buy BLM land in the sou


Bronc girls defeat Tonopah Valley, 43-37

The Parker Broncs girls’ varsity basketball team made it two in a row since the start of 2019 when they defeated the Tonopah Valley Phoenix, 43-37, Friday, Jan. 11 in Parker. This was their first game against a 2A West region opponent, making them 1-0 in their region.


California father charged in accident that injured his toddler son

Lake Havasu City Police officers arrested a California man almost a year after a 2018 car accident that injured his 2-year-old child. Police say the suspect was under the influence of marijuana at the time of the incident.


Balloonfest soars, how high remains to be tallied, officials say

One of Lake Havasu City’s most popular annual events closed Sunday, and organizers say the Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair soared above expectations. “It was great, fantastic, over the top,” said the festival’s Executive Director, Marquita McKnight. “The weather cooperated, except for a little rain


LPRH employee celebrates 40 years on the job

When Kay Coronado moved to Parker in 1978 with her two children and began working at La Paz Regional Hospital, she had absolutely no idea that this would be her home for the next 40 years. At the Tenure Awards Party, Kay was awarded $400 and a diamond tenure pin along with a moving tribute and many


Entrants from Parker and Lake Havasu City in the Parker 250

As of Jan. 5, these were the racers from Parker and Lake Havasu City who were entered in the 2019 Parker 250, according to Best in the Desert's website. This list is subject to change.


Gov. Ducey calls for public vote to eliminate legislative immunity

PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey asked state lawmakers Monday to ask voters to rescind a constitutional provision that some have interpreted as immunity for state lawmakers. In his fifth State of the State speech, the governor told lawmakers to “chop the stacks and stacks of statutes down’’ to leave only t


Schedule of events for Parker 250

10:00 PM to 6:00 PM Early Tech open to All UTV Classes (including Youth & Short Course). 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Early Registration. 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM Youth & Short Course Registration ONLY BlueWater Resort & Casino – Mohave & Hopi Rooms.


Broncs come out strong as regular season restarts

The Parker Broncs’ boys’ varsity basketball team got right back at it when they restarted their regular season Jan. 4 in Parker. They defeated the Santa Cruz Valley Dust Devils of Eloy, 52-25.


Video: Tanker Spills 'River of Chocolate' After Flipping on Arizona Highway

For many people, the prospect of coming across a river of chocolate might seem the stuff dreams are made of. Rescuers in Arizona, however, faced a bittersweet situation on Monday, when approximately 40,000 pounds of liquid chocolate spilled onto the road after a truck rolled over.


Former officer accused of stealing from police evidence room wants trial delay

Over a five year period, evidence from 11 criminal investigations vanished from the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s evidence room. In six of those investigations, a lack of evidence prevented suspects from ever seeing a trial. Now the former detective accused of taking that evidence has asked t


Suspected Havasu Redbox thief charged

LAKE HAVASU CITY – In recent years, online piracy has been seen as a growing form of theft by movie audiences. But according to the Lake Havasu City Police Department, some people are still willing to steal movies the old-fashioned way.


St. Vincent’s provides Christmas for those in need

Some low-income residents and families in the Parker area received presents this Christmas courtesy of the Sacred Heart Chapter of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul. Gifts of items donated to the society were distributed Dec. 19 at their facility located on Joshua Avenue.


Parker Chamber holds decorating contest

The Parker Regional Chamber of Commerce & Tourism held their Christmas Light Decorating Challenge during the month of December. Local businesses and residents were asked to call in to the chamber to have their judges see their outdoor decorations.



A giant UFO was captured on video by the US Marines in the famous Arizona desert. Recently, a video with an alleged UFO over the Arizona desert and a group of Marines who attended the event, has been aired on YouTube’s Section 51 channel, which quickly spread like a foam on the network.


Trial date set for Havasu father of dead toddler

LAKE HAVASU CITY – A Havasu man accused in the death of his 2-year-old daughter will stand trial this November on charges of first-degree murder. Andrew J. Lamorie, 22, was arrested in January 2018 on charges of felony child abuse, aggravated assault, possession of marijuana and possession of drug p


The Villas to hold Saturday grand opening

Lake Havasu City’s newest housing district is expected to hold its grand opening Saturday in the Havasu Foothills. “The Villas,” on Cherry Tree Boulevard, will eventually comprise 180 homes slated for development over the next four years. Home values will be substantially lower than that of surround


Parker 250 on Jan. 11 and 12

The sights, sounds and thrilling action of off-road racing will fill the desert around Parker Jan. 11 and 12 for the running of the GMZ UTV Winter Nationals Casey Folks Parker 250 presented by Polaris RZR. The race is sanctioned by Best in the Desert Racing Association, and is named in honor of the


Parker racer is points champion in drag race series

A Parker-based young drag racer has won her class in the Import Face-Off series. Congratulations to the 2018 Import Face-Off BR class West Points Champion, Kaylee Crayton! Kaylee will receive free race and crew entry into any future IFO event FOR LIFE!


Arizona couple killed on U.S. Hwy. 54

A man and woman, both from Arizona, died in a crash Monday morning in Meade between a semi and a passenger van. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported around 10:40 a.m. Monday, a 2014 Toyota Sienna was westbound in the outside lane of U.S. Highway 54 in Meade near the intersection with Kansas Highway 23