There’s a new gas station and convenience store in town. After months of anticipation, Running Man Fuels held its grand opening Feb. 26. The station is located at the intersection of State Route 95 and Mohave Road, near La Paz Regional Hospital. The station is an enterprise of the Colorado River Indian Tribes.

The station features a dozen gas pumps and a convenience store. Staff members said the store is not yet fully stocked, and they expect to have more merchandise soon.

The grand opening included a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Store manager Dempsey Holt addressed the crowd at the ceremony, thanking them for attending and their patronage.

“It’s been a long battle, but here we are,” Holt said.

CRIT Tribal Chairman Dennis Patch also addressed the audience.

“This is a proud day for all tribal members,” he said. “If you want to buy gas, you can now get it from your tribe. If you want a hotel room, or to eat in a restaurant, you can get them from your tribe at the BlueWater. Whatever services are in the town of Parker, you can now get them from your tribe.”

Patch asked everyone in the crowd to come back March 3.

“We’ve got a big surprise for you,” he said with a smile.

Running Man Fuels is open 24 hours a day. The phone number is 928-575-1513.

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