Tuesday, May 26, 2015   
  • Angsty about tax

    Angsty about tax

    Okay so I had this idea for the May column but then I had to pay my taxes on April 15th and everything changed. This isn’t going to be a rant about too much taxation – I have opinions about that of course. Who doesn’t? But that’s not ... Read More »
  • In response to the messages about Gonzales

    In response to the messages about Gonzales

    Over the weekend, I was contacted by several of the family members of Alexander Ezekial Gonzales, who was the subject of a news article on this website Friday announcing his 11 year prison sentence for child abuse. The family have since asked me repeatedly, in multiple ways via ... 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

Repairs to Bill Williams pier


Visitors to Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge north of Parker will have a new fishing pier soon, replacing one that was overturned by a “microburst wind event” in 2013. Contractors are expected to begin repairing the damaged pier beginning Thursday. The repairs will take place in the lower parking lot next to the canoe launch. The work is not ... Read More »

Suspected meth dealer arrested in Ehrenberg on way to Parker


Over the weekend, the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force arrested a woman in Ehrenberg for transportation of dangerous drugs for sale. The Task Force was assisting patrol officers Sunday on a special detail for Memorial Day weekend when a traffic stop by a sheriff’s sergeant on patrol in Ehrenberg led to the arrest. At approximately 3pm, detectives ... Read More »

Parker Livecast #25: Memorial Day Weekend Edition


This edition of the Parker Livecast is a 30-minute smorgasbord of recaps, updates and stories from Parker, AZ with John Wright, Josh Savino and Michael Collins just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. Whether you’re kicking off summer at the river, traveling for the long weekend or just chillin’, this episode is a free-flowing conversation that’ll catch you right up. ... Read More »

Quartzsite news


Two big stories this week from the nearby town of Quartzsite: (1) Thomas Daniel arrested for the first-degree murder of Quartzsite resident Linda Garrett three years ago. DNA evidence matching Thomas Daniel was taken from the deceased and processed by the DPS Crime Lab. Additional suspects may exist or develop. Story HERE. (2) Two arrested for a drive-by shooting on ... Read More »

In response to the messages about Gonzales


Over the weekend, I was contacted by several of the family members of Alexander Ezekial Gonzales, who was the subject of a news article on this website Friday announcing his 11 year prison sentence for child abuse. The family have since asked me repeatedly, in multiple ways via multiple channels, to take the article down. This has taken the form ... Read More »

Suspected meth dealer arrested

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The La Paz County Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant on the home of an Upriver Parker resident Friday, arresting the man for possession of dangerous drugs for sale. At approximately 1:30pm the Task Force served a search warrant on the home of Robert Burrer, during which detectives allegedly located a little over a half-pound of methamphetamine for sale ... Read More »

Parker man gets prison for abusing child


A Parker man will be spending over 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to abusive sexual contact with a minor. Alexander Ezekial Gonzales, 26, was sentenced to 139 months in prison followed by lifetime supervised release by U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton Wednesday. Gonzales pleaded guilty to the crime which, according to court documents, involved sexual contact with ... Read More »

Task Force arrests alleged meth distributor


A man was arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into large quantities of methamphetamine coming into the CRIT Reservation and Town of Parker from drug trafficking organizations in Blythe, CA. On May 14th 2015, the La Paz County Narcotics Task Force arrested Jose Hernandez from Blythe (Ripley), California. Hernandez was allegedly found in possession of approximately 1.3 pounds of ... Read More »

EDC’s Skip Becker recognized at state level


An economic development professional in Parker has been recognized at the Arizona state level for bringing new business to La Paz County. On May 7th, 2015, Vincent “Skip” Becker, President and CEO of the La Paz Economic Development Corporation, received the 2015 Economic Developer of the Year Small Community Award from the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED). The Economic ... Read More »

House gutted in fire


A fire gutted a mobile home leaving it a total loss Wednesday morning. The structure, at Riverglen Mobile Home Park on Cienega Springs Road north of Parker, went up in a blaze after a reported electrical fire, according to sources close to the family. The occupants of the home – a single mother and her two young children – were ... Read More »

Top 10 Ways to Master the Parker Tube Float

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The 2015 Parker Tube Float is just around the corner. It’s a giant, annual floating party on the river south of Lake Havasu, and is now in its 38th year! Here are Parker Live’s top ten tips for mastering the event and getting the most out of it. 1. Decide whether you feel like winning or just floating. The Tube ... Read More »

Vehicle plows into Circle K


A vehicle crashed into the front of a Circle K gas station Tuesday and then took off. A store employee told Parker Live the incident was over before he saw anything. “Honestly I don’t know how it happened,” he said. “I just heard a loud boom and by the time I saw it he was taking off.” Parker Police Department ... Read More »

Viewfinder: Ashley Hoban takes 4 more national powerlifting awards


Parker’s Ashley Hoban took 4 awards at the AAU Sports National Championship Powerlifting Meet last weekend, including first place in her class and highest coefficient of all females in the competition, according to her Facebook page. “I weighed in at 138 and I benched 135, squatted 200, and deadlifted 320! I know these lifts might not be my personal bests, ... Read More »

Parker P.D. respond to apparent murder-suicide


The Parker Police Department responded to a ‘shots fired’ call early Friday morning and found two people with gunshot wounds to the head. According to a press release by Sergeant Mike Bailey, when the officers arrived to the house on the 1500 Block of 15th Street, it was discovered that a female subject was lying on the floor of the ... Read More »

Town of Parker to perform road maintenance


UPDATE: Work pushed back to begin on May 20th. The Town of Parker Public Works Department plans to perform road maintenance on various streets, beginning later this month. The work to apply a scrub seal treatment to some Parker roads is planned to begin May 17th May 20th, 2015. “The work will cause a disruption to motoring around certain parts ... Read More »

Let’s put Parker on the map!


Dear Business Community: For many years now, as your previous Director of Tourism, I have been asking you all to make sure you have your business listed on Google. With our new ChamberMaster program, it is even more important that every single business in our area gets listed on Google. Now, with the virility of the Underwater Tea Party Skeletons and ... Read More »