Category: Parker

LAKE LEVEL TO DROP IN JANUARY

The Bureau of Reclamation will lower the level of Lake Moovalya by approximately one foot in elevation  beginning in early January 2017. Lake Moovalya is the small body of water behind Headgate Rock Dam north of Parker, Arizona. Reclamation is coordinating this activity with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to allow the Colorado River Indian Tribes to perform annual maintenance on their canals. The drawdown is scheduled to begin the morning of Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The one-foot drop should be completed by Tuesday afternoon, but environmental conditions could vary the drawdown time. The temporary drawdown is expected to...

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CONGRESSMAN FACILITATES LA PAZ COUNTY SOLAR PROJECT

U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) has released the following statement after introducing legislation, H.R. 6491, which would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey land to La Paz County, Arizona, in order to create economic development opportunities and facilitate renewable electricity generation for the western United States: “The potential for renewable energy development throughout the West has never been greater. When advancing such opportunities we must pursue a balanced approach that partners with local stakeholders and isn’t dependent on federal subsidies. The massive size of the federal estate poses real challenges for some western counties, including...

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VINTAGE TRAILER GROUP CAMP AT BUCKSKIN STATE PARK

Join Arizona Roundup at Buckskin Mountain State Park from December 4-6, 2016 as they showcase their vintage trailers for the ninth year. The group welcomes visitors to enter and get an up-close view of the trailers. The Arizona Roundup is comprised of a group of friends who camp throughout Arizona year-round in either vintage or teardrop trailers. Buckskin Mountain State Park commands one of the finest views along the Parker strip, an 18-mile stretch between Parker Dam and Headgate Dam. Mountains line the river on both the Arizona and California sides, and the wildlife is as varied as the...

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BUTTERFLY STUDY INCLUDES AREA PARKS

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has awarded the Southwest Monarch Study based in Chandler, Arizona a $88,950 grant to support the recovery of monarch butterflies in the state. As part of the grant, these State Parks will be hosting Monarch Waystations the first year in the partnership grant: Buckskin Mountain State Park and River Island State Park (Parker); Cattail Cove State Park and Lake Havasu State Park (Lake Havasu City); Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park; Red Rock State Park (Sedona); Kartchner Caverns State Park (Benson); and Tonto Natural Bridge State Park (Payson). The grant is being...

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WATER COMPANY IS PUBLIC HEARING FOCUS

   The Corporation Commission will hold a public comment meeting in Parker, Arizona Thursday, November 3rd, to hear from customers of Brooke Water Company LLC after an outage and complaints about the company’s communications, service, and billing.     In August, Brooke Water Company customers experienced a nearly three-day outage during triple-digit summer temperatures.    Commissioners and Staff, along with other county and state officials had problems contacting the owner during that outage for updates.   The lack of communication prompted the Commission to hold a special Staff Meeting in September where they took comment from the public and directed Utility...

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