Friday, September 19, 2014
  • 12 reasons I love Parker, AZ

    12 reasons I love Parker, AZ

    I was working in San Francisco last weekend. When I’m out of town and people ask what part of Arizona I live in, I usually say something like, “West side, a stone’s throw from California.” If they keep talking I add something like, “South of Lake Havasu”, assuming ... Read More »
  • The Magic Circle

    The Magic Circle

    Winter was nearly over in Quartzsite when I received a request from my editor in Idaho where I worked summers as a reporter. ‘Hey – need a pic of a labyrinth for a photo illustration. Mine’s under 4 ft of snow. Heard there might be one in Quartzsite. ... Read More »
  • The power of small changes

    The power of small changes

    September marks the beginning of a seasonal change here on the river as we move into Fall. It used to be marked with school starting as well, but today we do that in August. It does begin a cool down, however long and slow it may be. Change is one of those topics ... Read More »

Articles in chronological order

Viewfinder: Bridge repaving

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Paving and other finishing work takes place at the new four-lane bridge between Parker, AZ and Earp, CA with CalTrans anticipating the opening ceremony on October 1st at 10 a.m. Construction will be wrapping up soon at the bridge, which has been in progress for well over 3 years and was projected to cost around $40 million. Read More »

Summer is Over?

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Suspected Salome burglar arrested

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A suspected burglar that allegedly targeted unoccupied homes in the Salome and Wenden areas of La Paz County, AZ has been apprehended by law enforcement. On Thursday September 11th 2014, the La Paz County Sheriff’s Investigative Unit/Task Force, worked in a cooperative effort with surrounding agencies to apprehend Jonathan Pollock, accused of entering unoccupied homes and removing large amounts of ... Read More »

Sundance for sale on Craigslist for $2.9m

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Anybody want to buy a famous waterfront saloon? The Sundance Saloon property is for sale on Craigslist with an asking price of $2.9 million. Citing “260 feet of prime, crystal clear, privately owned waterfront property” and the “restaurant/bar/dance hall/building and property”, the listing also includes Sundance’s liquor license, bar decks, dance floors, boat and waverunner slips. Sundance had a heady ... Read More »

Parker Livecast #3: “My neighborhood was flooded”

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On this week’s episode of the Parker Livecast, John Wright, Josh Savino, Jimmy Beaver and Melissa Wright engage in a wide-ranging discussion, starting with the extend of flooding in Arizona and taking a detour around Josh’s plan to camp out overnight outside a Parker donut shop. 0:12 – “It’s been a wild week” 0:50 – “My neighborhood was flooded” 3:50 ... Read More »

Viewfinder: Weather Overground

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Thunderstorms are in the forecast for the Parker area today with a 50% chance this morning and an 80% chance building after 4pm. Take care with running washes; don’t drive through them if you don’t know how deep they are. Via Michael Collins Read More »

Parker Livecast #2: Trying to Scam a Scammer

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In this week’s episode of the Parker Livecast, John Wright, Josh Savino, Jimmy Beaver and Melissa Wright try to call back a scammer who’s been targeting the Parker area. It doesn’t go well. Here’s what you’ll hear on Episode 2: 0:00 – “Rocks Fallin” by Josh Savino 3:30 – Listener feedback 6:27 – John gets propositioned in Las Vegas 16:24 ... Read More »

Police warn of power bill scam

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Don’t be caught out A phone scam is being run on Parker area locals today, according to several sources including Parker Police Department. Locals typically receive calls from someone purporting to be a representative of APS (or another power company), saying they have not received payment and will cut the power off today unless the person sends money. The suggestion ... Read More »

Shontz-Weis wins judge race by 2 votes

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It’s official! The incumbent in the election for Precinct 6 Justice of the Peace, Charlene Shontz-Weis, has won the race by just 2 votes. The canvass was approved by the La Paz County Board of Supervisors at a Thursday morning meeting. Weis ran against Rich Tozer, former head of the County’s Probation Department. This was Tozer’s second time going up ... Read More »

Parker Treasure Hunt: September

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The Parker Treasure Hunt is back for September! We’ll add a clue every day until the prize marker is found, at which point it can be traded for $100 in cold, hard cash at Lane’s Auto Care & Tire Pros. Good luck and happy hunting! —– 9/3 – This place is not like it used to be, I’m fairly close ... Read More »

The power of small changes

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September marks the beginning of a seasonal change here on the river as we move into Fall. It used to be marked with school starting as well, but today we do that in August. It does begin a cool down, however long and slow it may be. Change is one of those topics that seem to show off our human foibles and a lot of ... Read More »

Dog found in Big River

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This male chocolate lab was found in Big River this morning on Rio Vista Close to town. He has no collar, no dew claws, trimmed toes. He is very friendly. Probably a hunting dog. If this is your dog please contact Mary Hamilton at (760) 238-6773. Read More »

Parker Livecast #1: Labor Day weekend

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“Why Parker?” Welcome to the first episode of the Parker Livecast, a weekly podcast right here on Parker Live, celebrating river culture! In this episode, John Wright, Josh Savino, Jimmy Beaver and Melissa Wright introduce themselves, chat about Josh’s hair, the summer monsoon and vehicle fires. The first guest is Mary Hamilton, Director of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce, ... Read More »

To The Editor: Caterpillar Avalanche

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“What on earth are all those yellow caterpillars doing all over the roads? It’s like an avalanche of them! An invasion! Please tell us what they are.” - Many On The Highway Well, MOTH, there’s no denying it, these critters are everywhere. Within just a few days, it seems the desert ecosystem is full of yellow caterpillars, all moving, going ... Read More »

Judge still undecided in Tuesday election

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UPDATE 8/28 5:30pm: Latest unofficial results show the following: Tozer 442 Weis 444 This (we think) includes all votes but are still not final or official. —– UPDATE 8/27 3pm: How about trying to game out the Precinct 6 Justice of the Peace race? Here’s some extra information that might help us with a prediction. (1) When we add uncounted ... Read More »