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BlueWater reopens this week

After being closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, The BlueWater Resort & Casino is reopening on a limited basis this week. The official reopening day was Monday, Sept. 14. Their hours of operation on Sept. 14 will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. After that, they will be from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The BlueWater is an enterprise of the Colorado River Indian Tribes.

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9/13/2020

article BlueWater reopens this week
(Colorado) -- After being closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, The BlueWater Resort & Casino is reopening on a limited basis this week. The official...

8/28/2020

article Tribes ease some coronavirus-related restrictions following reduction in new cases
(Arizona) -- In response to a decline in the number of new coronavirus cases among Tribal members, The Colorado River Indian Tribes’ Tribal Council has voted to...

8/24/2020

article Coronavirus numbers; the virus appears to be slowing down
(Arizona) -- While the coronavirus is still spreading in Arizona, the rate of that spread appears to have slowed from what it was just a few weeks ago. The Arizona...

7/30/2020

article CRIT extends stay-at-home order, casino closure until end of August
(Arizona) -- Even though the number of new COVID-19 cases has been gradually decreasing, the Tribal Council “feels extending the Resolution is the best way to...

7/2/2020

article Former CRIT Vice Chairman Booth dies
(Arizona) -- Former Colorado River Indian Tribes Vice Chairman Elliot Booth died on June 27, 2020. During his time in that and other Tribal public service positions, he...

6/29/2020

article Coronavirus testing opportunities for Tribal members
(Arizona) -- Members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes can get a free test for the coronavirus from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 30 and Wednesday, July 1 at the...

6/20/2020

article CRIT mandates face masks at businesses and public places on Tribal land
(Arizona) -- The Colorado River Indian Tribes is implementing a Reservation wide requirement to wear face masks while in public settings. This action started Friday,...
article Face masks required on Colorado River Indian Tribes reservation
(Arizona) -- The Colorado River Indian Tribes is requiring people on the reservation, which includes much of the Town of Parker, to wear face masks. CRIT announced...
article Which businesses are on Tribal land?
(Arizona) -- With the Colorado River Indian Tribes and the Town of Parker having different rules regarding face masks during the coronavirus pandemic, the Pioneer...

6/9/2020

article Coronavirus has hit tribal communities like CRIT hard
(Arizona) -- The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on Native American communities. There is no better example of this than the Navajo Nation. According...

6/1/2020

article CRIT reports 36 new coronavirus cases
(Arizona) -- The Colorado River Indian Tribes are reporting 36 new cases of the coronavirus on June 1. This is the largest number of cases that have been reported on a...

5/29/2020

article CRIT extends stay-at-home order through end of June
(Arizona) -- The Colorado River Indian Tribes’ Tribal Council has voted to extend its ‘stay-at-home’ order through the end of June. The decision was...

5/27/2020

article CRIT reports 11 more cases of coronavirus
(Arizona) -- The Colorado River Indian Tribes are reporting 11 new positive cases of coronavirus resulting from individuals who were tested at the Parker Indian Health...

5/13/2020

article CRIT reports 11 new coronavirus cases
(Arizona) -- The Colorado River Indian Tribes reported the afternoon of May 13 a total of 11 new positive cases of the coronavirus among Tribal members. The report,...

5/6/2020

article Supervisors discuss County Park and coronavirus
(Arizona) -- How best should La Paz County Park handle the expected crowds for Memorial Day with the orders during the coronavirus pandemic? That was the subject of...

4/30/2020

article Town wants to avoid jurisdiction conflict with Tribes
(Arizona) -- With Gov. Doug Ducey having extended his “stay-at-home” order for Arizona residents until May 15, the Town of Parker has issued a statement...

4/22/2020

article A look at Montana v. U.S., the court case in CRIT’s ‘stay-at-home’ order
(Arizona) -- In stating the Colorado River Indian Tribes’ Tribal Council “stay-at-home” resolution applied to non-Tribal residents of the Town of...
article CRIT Chairman calls for unity against coronavirus, says casino will not reopen May 1st
(Arizona) -- Chairman of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, Dennis Patch, called for unity against the coronavirus Wednesday, saying that CRIT’s order comes in...

4/12/2020

article CRIT says Governor’s order doesn’t apply in Town of Parker, Tribal Council’s resolution does
(Arizona) -- Town of Parker officials have responded to a statement from Colorado River Indian Tribes’ Attorney General Rebecca Loudbear by asking everyone to...

4/9/2020

article Parker, CRIT leaders agree on need to work together through pandemic
(Arizona) -- Town of Parker officials have responded to a statement from Colorado River Indian Tribes’ Attorney General Rebecca Loudbear by asking everyone to...

4/7/2020

article CRIT attorney general fires back against Town of Parker over stay-at-home ordinance
(Arizona) -- The Colorado River Indian Tribes are firing back after officials in the Town of Parker and La Paz County challenged the tribes' recent stay-at-home...

4/5/2020

article No access from reservation, but Colorado River still open
(Arizona) -- On April 1, the Colorado River Indian Tribes Tribal Council issued a stay-at-home order for tribal members and other residents of the reservation to try to...

4/2/2020

article No swimming, boating or fishing: Colorado River access is closed on tribal land near Parker in CRIT's stay-at-home order
(Arizona) -- Fishing, swimming and boating on the Colorado River are banned by the Colorado River Indian Tribes in Parker. The shelter-in-place orders, announced Tuesday...

4/1/2020

article Here’s what CRIT’s strict new resolution actually says
(Arizona) -- The Tribal Council of the Colorado River Indian Tribes has passed a strict new resolution in an effort to protect the large number of at-risk tribal members...

3/28/2020

article BlueWater Resort employee was exposed to coronavirus case, CRIT says
(Arizona) -- The Blue Water Resort & Casino in Parker is implementing new rules after officials learned that an employee was in contact with a person who tested...

3/15/2020

article Tribes implements employee work travel ban, declares emergency
(Colorado) -- The Colorado River Indian Tribes has implemented a nonessential travel ban for employees in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

2/24/2020

article Recall campaign started against CRIT Vice Chairman Keith Moses
(Arizona) -- A recall campaign has been started against Colorado River Indian Tribes’ Vice Chairman Keith Moses. CRIT Member Fred Nelson took out the petitions Jan...

11/12/2019

article Historically Left Out, Colorado River Tribes Call For More Sway In Western Water Talks
(Arizona) -- Earlier this year, Arizona -- one of seven southwestern states that rely on the Colorado River -- was in the midst of a heated discussion about water....

9/30/2019

article LETTER: To the Editor: Former Riverview Manager tells his side
(Arizona) -- Editor, The recent article about the closing of Riverview Park because of deficiencies is inaccurate. The Riverview Park is just about in its 80th year and...
article Tenant alleges management and Tribes did nothing about problems in Riverview Mobile Home Park
(Arizona) -- Rene Cooper is one of the tenants at Riverview Mobile Home & RV Park. Like all the others, she received notice from the Colorado River Indian Tribes...

9/11/2019

article Resort residents being evicted by Colorado River Indian Tribes
(California) -- The Colorado River Indian Tribes have confirmed the Riverview Mobile Home & RV Park in Earp, Calif., will be closed as of the end of February 2020.

9/4/2019

article Anti-bullying group wants to make presentations to the town and tribal councils
(Arizona) -- Parents Against Bullying, an informal group that meets to discuss what parents and other can do about bullying in the schools, wants to make presentations...

8/2/2019

article Central Arizona Project recognizes CRIT for fallow agreement
(Arizona) -- The Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) was recognized by the Central Arizona Project (CAP) for signing the System Conservation Agreement with the State of...

7/29/2019

article 'Exploring with Enya:' The best of Browning
(Colorado) -- When a lot of Americans think of Montana, they think of Yellowstone and Glacier national parks and Big Sky Resort. Every week this summer we're showing you...

7/15/2019

article Two girls reported drowned in canal
(Arizona) -- Two juvenile girls were reported to have drowned Sunday morning, July 15, in a canal behind Bluewater Lagoon. The incident was reported widely on local...

5/10/2019

article CRIT dedicates new fire station
(Arizona) -- The Colorado River Indian Tribes’ Fire Department has a new home. Their new, modern fire station located on Mohave Road opened with a dedication...

4/23/2019

article ‘Warn the people you love;’ couple raises awareness of drugs and violence on the CRIT reservation
(Arizona) -- Raymond Meza and Phyllis Rayes Robledo are two people on a mission. They want to end the substance abuse and violence that plague the Colorado River Indian...

4/10/2019

article Casino owner said to cancel regatta
(Arizona) -- The Laughlin River Regatta is reportedly dead in the water. Word spread like wildfire Wednesday night through the Tri-state after Golden Entertainment, the...

4/6/2019

article Western Arizona Tribal Members Told to Boil Water Before Use
(Arizona) -- Residents of the Colorado River Indian Tribes reservation in western Arizona are being advised to boil their water before using it. That's after a water...

3/11/2019

article Drug rivalry blamed for 2014 murder on CRIT reservation
(Arizona) -- Federal authorities report that a drug-dealing rivalry was the motivation for the 2014 shooting death of a woman on the Colorado River Indian Reservation...

1/20/2019

article CRIT voters approve ordinance to allow for leasing some water rights
(Arizona) -- By a margin of close to 2 to 1, voting members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes approved Jan. 19 an ordinance to allow Tribal leaders to negotiate for...

1/15/2019

article Tribal members to vote on leasing water to outside interests
(Arizona) -- Members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes will vote Saturday, Jan. 19 on a proposed ordinance to allow for the lease of a portion of the Tribes’...

12/10/2018

article March calls attention to violence and drug abuse
(Arizona) -- The third “Stand Strong Together” march against violence and drug and alcohol abuse was held Dec. 8. Marchers went from the marquee of the...

12/2/2018

article Moses re-elected Tribal Vice Chairman
(Arizona) -- The members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes have decided to re-elect Keith Moses as the Tribal Vice Chairman. In the Tribal election held Dec. 1, Moses...

11/26/2018

article Platforms for Dec. 1 Tribal election candidates
(Arizona) -- The following platforms were submitted to the Colorado River Indian Tribes’ Enrollment Office for publication before the Dec. 1 CRIT general election...

11/13/2018

article Colorado River Indian Tribes Offer Large Supply of Water to Arizona’s Drought Contingency Plan
(Arizona) -- The Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) Tribal Council in western Arizona has offered the State of Arizona 50,000 acre feet of water a year for three years...

8/22/2018

article CRIT to make $2 million per year for fallowed farmland
(Arizona) -- The Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) Tribal Council has approved a System Conservation Agreement which will provide the Tribes with more than $2 million...

8/15/2018

article CRIT Artisan showcase unveiled
(Arizona) -- The Artisans of the Colorado River Indian Tribes had their latest artist showcase unveiled Aug. 9 at the CRIT Library. The featured artisan is Ferdina...

7/8/2018

article Patch returned as CRIT Chairman
(Arizona) -- After being recalled in April, Dennis Patch has been returned as Chairman of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. In a special election held July 7, Patch was...

7/5/2018

article CRIT at the table as Arizona talks drought contingencies
(Arizona) -- The Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) was one of many Arizona entities and stakeholders who met to discuss contingency plans to deal with the worsening...

7/3/2018

article CRIT Special Election set for July 7
(Arizona) -- Members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes are reminded to vote in the special election this Saturday, July 7. The Tribal Chairmanship and a seat on the...

6/26/2018

article Platforms for candidates for CRIT Special Election
(Colorado) -- The Colorado River Indian Tribes will hold a special election July 7 to fill the office of Tribal Chairman and a seat on the Tribal Council. The special...
article Platforms for candidates for CRIT Special Election
(Arizona) -- The Colorado River Indian Tribes will hold a special election July 7 to fill the office of Tribal Chairman and a seat on the Tribal Council. The special...
article Colorado River Indian Tribes Declares Closure of Designated Areas due to EXTREME Fire Danger
(Arizona) -- The following areas within the Colorado River Indian Reservation are closed to public access until further notice, beginning June 29 2018 to October 31 2018...

6/12/2018

article Changes proposed to CRIT traffic code
(Arizona) -- A public hearing on amending the Colorado River Indian Tribes’ traffic code has been set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 in the Tribal Council Chambers...
article “Meet the Candidates” for CRIT special election
(Arizona) -- Members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes are invited to attend a “Meet the Candidates” event for candidates in the Special Tribal Council...

5/12/2018

article Colorado River Tribes' plan to lease water to Tucson area is on hold after recall
(Colorado) -- The fate of a water-leasing efforts by the Colorado River Indian Tribes is unclear after a recall election that narrowly forced the architect of that plan...

5/5/2018

article Colorado River Indian Tribes Vote To Recall Two Councilmembers
(Colorado) -- Members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes in Western Arizona voted to recall two members of the Tribal Council, including chairman Dennis Patch. Patch...

5/1/2018

article Tribal recall unseats Colorado River Indian Tribes chairman, councilwoman
(Arizona) -- Members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes voted over the weekend to remove Dennis Patch as tribal chairman. In a special recall election, the unofficial...

4/30/2018

article Patch recalled as CRIT Chairman
(Colorado) -- By a very narrow margin, members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes voted April 28 to remove Dennis Patch as Tribal Chairman. In a special recall election...

4/27/2018

article Leaders Of Colorado River Indian Tribes Face Recall
(Arizona) -- Leaders of the Colorado River Indian Tribes are facing a recall election on Saturday. The recall effort came after leadership tried to negotiate leases for...

4/26/2018

article Water leases at heart of recall vote within Arizona tribe
(Arizona) -- Members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes are considering whether to recall their chairman and council members. Water is the source of the strife. The...

4/23/2018

article Founder of CRIT Recall says it was never anything personal
(Arizona) -- Members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes who are eligible to vote are reminded to vote in the special election this Saturday, April 28. The subject of...
article Statements from Tribal Council members on recall
(Arizona) -- The following statements regarding the recall of the Colorado River Indian Tribes' Tribal Council were published in the Manataba Messenger, the official...
article Water leases at root of recall effort on Colorado River Indian Reservation
(Arizona) -- The Mojave Indians call themselves Pipa Aha Macav — “The People by the River.” The Colorado River is the economic and spiritual heartland...

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