John Wright

John is Editor of Parker Live. He is also the host of a daily afternoon radio show on KLPZ 1380am and a documentary filmmaker.

WATCH: Hundreds of VW buses descend on Lake Havasu

The happiest people drive VW buses. I was on my way to an editing session when I noticed a lot of Volkswagen buses on the highway. I followed them to Buses By The Bridge, an annual VW bus meetup in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Here’s a little of the action from the event!

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Standoff in Big River leads to domestic violence arrest

A man was arrested Wednesday in Big River for assaulting his girlfriend and pointing a firearm at her and their children, threatening to kill them. Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Colorado River Station responded to the 7300 Block of Oneida Trail in Big River for a domestic battery investigation involving Christopher Worthy and his live-in girlfriend. During …

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Vehicle ploughs into others at Parker intersection

A vehicle ploughed into several others at a major intersection in Parker, AZ Thursday morning, according to Parker Police Department. The vehicle was doing a high rate of speed when it collided with other vehicles at around 11 a.m. at the intersection of Riverside Drive and California Avenue. 5 other vehicles were involved in the incident, with 3 sustaining heavy …

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Viewfinder: Winter Sunset

With highs in the low 70s and lows in the mid 40s, it’s been a perfect January in Parker, AZ. Wednesday’s sunset was spectacular as seen here at the Black Pearl restaurant.

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LISTEN: Parker 250 brings UTV racers back to Parker

‘GMZ UTV Winter Nationals Casey Folks Parker 250 Presented By Polaris’ is the full name of the race that kicked off the 2018 Best In The Desert season in Parker, Arizona Saturday. The entry list was 14 pages long and brought racers from across the United States in multiple classes of desert-appropriate vehicle, including bikes, quads and the hugely popular-and-growing-fast …

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This flu season may be the worst ever

A record flu season in Arizona and California has emergency rooms packed, medicine shortages and deaths being reported. Anecdotal reports have circulated since early December about the length of the illnesses being seen and the severity of the symptoms in some cases, but government data confirms that influenza activity levels in the region this year have reached an early peak, …

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Two-week river drawdown begins

The Bureau of Reclamation announced that it will lower the level of the river on the Parker Strip by one foot beginning Tuesday. River drawdown today!   The Bureau said that the level of Lake Moovalya by approximately one foot in elevation for about two weeks beginning in early January 2018. Lake Moovalya is the small body of water behind …

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Wind and freezing temps, warming up for Christmas

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for La Paz County, AZ as a windy, colder front moves over the region. Wind and blowing dust impacted the Parker area on Thursday, with anecdotal reports suggesting that the weather was making driving difficult on the highways in the area and Public Works departments active in clearing debris from the …

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County ballot initiative coming in May

La Paz County intends to hold a ballot initiative in May 2018, when it will ask the voters to approve an increase to the county’s ‘expenditure limitation’. “We’ve never dealt with this in La Paz County,” said District 2 Supervisor Duce Minor, speaking on KLPZ 1380am Wednesday morning. Minor compared the initiative to what is known as ‘home rule’ on …

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KLPZ’s 12 Days of Christmas

UPDATE 12/20: Winners have been announced! You’ll be getting a call from us if you are one of them. If not, thanks for participating and Merry Christmas! — UPDATE 12/19: If you haven’t gotten your name in by now, it’s too late! The boxes have been collected and the drawing for winners will be tomorrow morning on KLPZ 1380am from …

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