Category: Parker

ROAD RAGE COLLISION ON HIGHWAY 95

A Parker resident was issued a citation following a hostile encounter with another driver in Lake Havasu City. The July 22 road rage episode resulted in reckless driving, assault and other charges for 54-year-old Daniel Martin. Lake Havasu City police said Martin told officers he was northbound on highway 95 when another man pulled up next to him and yelled at him for cutting him off. Martin said they continued yelling at each other through open windows as they drove side by side. Martin admitted swerving in the direction of the other vehicle, intending to scare the other driver....

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FIREWORK SPARKS QUARTER ACRE BRUSH BLAZE

    An errant shell sparked a small brushfire during the community fireworks show in Parker last night. Buckskin Fire Department Chief Chris Chambers said no one was hurt during the mishap at the annual display at the Bluewater Resort and Casino. Chambers said CRIT firefighters who were working the event quickly snuffed out the fire. It was contained at less than one-quarter acre and no one was...

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PARKER WOMAN GETS PRISON TIME FOR WRECK

Beatrice Denise Welsh, 40, of Parker, a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to 42 months in prison on June 19. Welsh was found guilty by a federal jury of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Welsh was driving on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation, after consuming alcohol. She knew her vehicle had faulty brakes. Welsh took back dirt roads and sped around a ninety degree corner at a speed between fifty-three and fifty-seven miles per hour. The pickup rolled and her passenger, a non-tribal member, was ejected...

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TRIBE ADOPTS GOVERNMENT RELATIONS POLICY

The Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT), through its Tribal Council, have adopted an aggressive and comprehensive new Government to Government Consultation Policy to ensure its sovereign government, as well as other Native American communities, are treated with more respect in matters that impact its lands, environment, and heritage. The CRIT Council hopes that this policy will serve as a blueprint for other tribal governments dealing with federal agencies across the country. This new policy sprang from an unfortunate and tragic outcome involving the Bureau of Land Management authorized construction of the 2,000-acre Genesis Solar Energy Project on land in...

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GOSAR CHAMPIONS LA PAZ COUNTY LAND TRANSFER

U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar released the following statement after introducing H.R. 2630, which would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey land Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to La Paz County, in order to create economic development opportunities and facilitate renewable electricity generation for the Western United States: “I have long been an advocate of a true all-of-the-above energy strategy, and solar power is an integral part of a diverse, market-based energy mix. This bill will allow La Paz County to take advantage of one of their best assets, sunshine.” “Because the immense federal footprint in the...

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