Category: Parker

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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TRIO GET PRISON FOR CONVENIENCE MARKET ROBBERY

Prison sentences have been imposed for three Parker residents who pled guilty to robbing a local convenience store. The defendants include Javen Ann Drennan, 31, Rikki Alison Drennan, 27, and 19-year-old Arrow Nicholas Lopez. A news release indicated that J. Drennan drove R. Drennan and Lopez to Woody’s the evening of December 2, 2014, the same day that J. Drennan’s employment had been terminated by the business.  “R. Drennan and A. Lopez wore dark clothing and covered their faces with bandanas, and Lopez had a knife.  When they entered the store to commit the robbery, Lopez held the knife...

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VOTER INFORMATION TOWN HALLS BEGIN

The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office will be conducting 19 town halls across the state to help voters understand propositions on general election ballot. Secretary Michele Reagan says information about every ballot measure will be presented at the meetings. Minimum wage and marijuana-related items are among the ballot questions that Arizona voters will decide November 8. The voter information town halls visit Parker October 4. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. at the La Paz County Board of supervisors meeting room. A Kingman town hall begins at 1:00 p.m. on October 19 at the Mohave County Board of Supervisors...

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COMMISSION CHIDES WATER COMPANY

  The Arizona Corporation Commission ordered a strict action plan for Brooke Water Company LLC after a water outage last month prompting the Commission to order a thorough investigation of the company’s operations and infrastructure. Brooke Water operates six water systems and provides service to nearly 2,000 customers in La Paz County. Last month, a valve failure in the company’s largest system caused several breaks on the line which resulted in hundreds of customers to lose service. At a Staff Meeting immediately following the outage, Commissioners and other state and county officials expressed concern that the manager, Robert Hardcastle,...

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