Monday, April 27, 2015   
  • Freedom (Part 2)

    Freedom (Part 2)

    Last month I wrote a little bit about how important freedom is to us as a nation and as individuals. It’s critical, fragile and easily lost, as history shows us over and over again. I know a lot of people who choose to live here because of the ... Read More »
  • Spring into Summer

    Spring into Summer

    The Parker Strip is heating up!   Temps are definitely heating up, but Life has never been cooler on the Parker Strip. Some may ask how we can top an amazing winter where we saw extremely mild temperatures all season long…minus some unexpected light snowfall around New Year. ... Read More »

Articles in chronological order

Half an inch of rain in a few minutes Saturday


Cloud-to-ground lightning, loud thunder, sheets of rain and strong gusts of wind – it all happened in just a few minutes on Saturday evening when Parker, AZ received over half an inch of rainfall. The Arizona Monsoon isn’t until summer, but this storm had all the characteristics desert people are used to seeing during the annual stormy season, including flowing ... Read More »

Suspected drug dealer arrested in Parker


On April 22nd 2015 at 9:50 pm, Ruth Bartley was arrested for Transportation of Dangerous Drugs for Sale. The La Paz County Task Force has been looking into allegations that a female by the name of Ruth Bartley has been selling large quantities of methamphetamine on the CRIT Reservation and within the Town of Parker. According to some sources, Bartley ... Read More »

Fundraising Scam in the Parker Area


BEWARE Parker Businesses! End Zone Athletics continues to solicit Parker Area Businesses. This company does not have a contract with Parker Unified School District. This company is notorious for its unethical business practice. After speaking with Mr. Brad Sale, Superintendent of Parker Unified School District, I wanted to reaffirm to our business community that they are not working with this company. ... Read More »

38th Annual Parker Tube Float!


“It’s Like, Totally Tubular!” The 38th Annual Parker Tube Float will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 and this year’s theme is “It’s Like, Totally Tubular!” 80’s Pop Culture movies, music and language will be included in our advertising and be the theme for the winner of the float contest! We also feature Best Hat designed with our theme and ... Read More »

La Paz County set to borrow $1.1 million for vehicles, sewer infrastructure


A proposal to finance $1.132 million for new Sheriff’s Department patrol vehicles and new wastewater infrastructure north of Parker was heard by the La Paz County Board of Supervisors Monday. $530,000 of the plan would allow the County to purchase 10 new patrol vehicles for the Sheriff’s Department, replacing old vehicles which have 130k or even 200k miles on them. ... Read More »

Chamber makes presentation to Tribes


The Colorado River Indian Tribes was honored at the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce Business Mixer by Mary Hamilton, the Chamber’s Director. Mary said it was a great privilege to work with the Tribes on all sorts of projects and mutual interests, and that CRIT had been a long-time member of the Chamber and supporter of the community. Tribal Council ... Read More »

A new juvenile probation program, a new veterans’ court


Juveniles on probation will be learning self-regulation skills in a new mandatory program by La Paz County Probation Department, while their parents are given the opportunity to be part of a support group. Beginning in May, the Probation Department will be conducting an ongoing program to teach court-involved youth self-regulation skills, meeting at the Probation Office for about an hour ... Read More »

Viewfinder: Horseless carriages on tour


The Horseless Carriage Club of America is in Parker this week, on their ‘Cruising the River’ tour. Around 20 of the earliest automobiles that ever existed are being hand-cranked and ran around the Parker area, drawing a crowd at restaurants and parks wherever they go. The 1-cylinder and 2-cylinder carriages are owned by the members of the Western Gaslight group. ... Read More »

Spring into Summer

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The Parker Strip is heating up!   Temps are definitely heating up, but Life has never been cooler on the Parker Strip. Some may ask how we can top an amazing winter where we saw extremely mild temperatures all season long…minus some unexpected light snowfall around New Year. Summer seems to always begin a little earlier for Parker than rest ... Read More »

Broncs football team prepare for August season


After a great season last year, the Parker Broncs football team is in constant preparation for the next one, which begins in August. Team coach Jeston Lotts told Parker Live about a few of the things the team is doing to get ready: “We have been teaching a leadership class and doing speed and agility Monday through Thursday at 7am. ... Read More »

Parker Livecast #23: Ashley Hoban and John T. Maye


A 17 year-old world champion female weightlifter and a screenwriter, filmmaker, comedian and podcaster – both from Parker, Arizona – on this week’s edition of the Livecast. Josh and John interview Ashley Hoban about lifting a lot of weight, about her friend in Australia and about competitions coming up. Then, John T. Maye joins the Livecast from Boston, MA to ... Read More »

Spanky’s RV & Marine to move… to the Alewine property


A Parker business with a longstanding reputation for serving the needs of boat and RV owners will be moving to a new location on Riverside Drive known as the Alewine Property. According to the La Paz Economic Development Corporation and Don and Donna Rountree, owners of River Fever Investments (which runs the Spanky’s store on Joshua Avenue in Parker), Spanky’s ... Read More »

CA-62 closed after accident


3:37pm- Reports that a bad accident on Highway 62 located 10 miles west of Vidal Junction has closed the road at that place. Travelers headed that way should be prepared for delays or to take a different route. No word yet on conditions of motorists involved or vehicles. 4:01pm- Location is mile marker 111. 8:14pm- The road appears to be ... Read More »

10,000 people expected in Parker for drag boat races

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“Top Secret” parked at Parker Oil Wednesday Approximately 10,000 people are expected to drop into Parker, AZ this weekend for the Lucas Oil Drag Boat races April 10-12th. These are some of the fastest boats in the world, capable of doing over 200 mph on the water and relying on nitromethane ‘Top Fuel’ to get them there. In the process, ... Read More »

Police respond to apparent suicide in Quartzsite


Quartzsite police responded to the apparent suicide of Brad Trainor Wednesday, who they describe as “well known” in the town. In the morning hours of Wednesday, April 1st, QPD responded to a 911 call reporting a suicide. They were taken inside a small trailer by the person who called the police at 1070 W Main Street. Inside, officers found a ... Read More »

High school students attend jury trial of Rick Bower


A Parker courtroom was occupied with high school students one afternoon last week as the students sat in on a real jury trial to learn about the legal system. The trial of Rick Bower centered around a Quartzsite, AZ incident with police. Bower is accused of trying to run from cops, fighting with them and, ultimately, aggravated assault on the ... Read More »