Category: Parker

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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STATE PARKS OFFERS FAMILY CAMPOUT NORTH OF PARKER

Arizona’s Family Campout Program gives kids a break from electronics and introduces them to new outdoor adventures for one-weekend at a state park. An activity filled weekend could include fishing, archery, mountain biking, hiking, or birding, depending on the date and park chosen. The program is ideal for those new to camping but all are welcome to share in this weekend experience. Spots are still open at River Island State Park north of Parker for a family campout activity planned April 22-23. River Island is an ideal vacation destination for tent campers and is most popular for boating, fishing,...

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GOSAR NURTURES LA PAZ COUNTY SOLAR PROJECT

U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement in support of La Paz County’s efforts to develop one of the largest solar power generation centers in the country: “La Paz County ranks as one of the top solar regions in the entire world. Developing this abundant resource will not only make southwest Arizona a top renewable energy producer in the country, it will also result in widespread economic growth and job creation. The massive size of the federal estate in La Paz County presents real obstacles to the proposed solar generating project. This is an opportunity...

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