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.

AWC to offer Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program

The Arizona Western College Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program is returning to La Paz County in the spring of 2019. Students interested in a career in the nursing field can earn their certified or licensed nursing assistant certificate through the program. Nursing assistants work under the supervision of nurses to provide high quality care to patients in nursing homes, assisted …

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Road closure and detour Tuesday and Wednesday

Mohave Road is to be closed between 1st Avenue and Navajo Avenue on Tuesday and Wednesday for construction. The road will be closed to all vehicle traffic in both directions between 1st Avenue and South Navajo Avenue due to construction on the new CRIT Fire Station. “The construction company will be digging a trench across the road and the road …

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U.S. House votes to transfer land to La Paz County

C-SPAN: WATCH THE BILL ON THE HOUSE FLOOR HERE. A big bill for La Paz County passed the U.S. House of Representatives Monday, with the support of several members of Congress and the Colorado River Indian Tribes. The bill, known as H.R. 2630, the ‘La Paz County Land Conveyance Act’, would transfer 8,800 acres of federal land to the County …

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Solar cars roll through Parker

If you were on the roads to or from the Parker Strip over the weekend, you may have run across slow-moving traffic marked with signs designated “solar car”. Photos: Solar Car Challenge on Facebook The route for the 2018 Solar Car Challenge included AZ-72 and CA-62, which meant that the event came right through Parker, AZ. The Challenge is the …

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Mosley now accused of sexism at the legislature

A state representative who made international news last week after Parker Live first reported his fateful traffic stop in Parker, AZ is now under fire for allegedly sexist comments made at the legislature. Photo: VoteMosley.com According to The Arizona Republic, the freshman lawmaker “has asked whether people are married, why they don’t have children and why working mothers aren’t, instead, …

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Rock House to be closed for maintenance

The Rock House Recreation Area, visitor center and boat launch, managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will not be available for public use from July 23rd to August 1st, 2018, in order to ensure safety during maintenance and repaving. The parking lot repair will enhance the recreational experiences at the site and improve facilities. During the construction, parking, …

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Parker schools to have free lunch for all students

All students at Parker schools will get free breakfast and lunch, starting on the first day of school this year, thanks to a new federal program. The program is the National School Lunch Program’s Community Eligibility Provision, which is in turn part of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. It was made available to all states in 2014-2015. For …

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BLM lifts fire restrictions

The federal Bureau of Land Management has lifted all fire restrictions for the public lands it administers in the Parker area. Due to widespread precipitation across the area, additional rain in the weather forecast, and a rise in fuel moistures, BLM has determined that the likelihood of wildfire has lessened to the degree that the restrictions can be rescinded. The …

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Mystery solved: Floating hazards were swim area markers

The mystery of how a collection of miscellaneous chains and padlocks came to be floating just under the surface of the Colorado River may have been solved. Deputies from San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department were made aware of the floating hazards on Monday. At least two foam noodle tubes were found floating just below the water’s surface on the Parker …

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Sheriff says deputy acted according to state law

The Sheriff’s Deputy who pulled over Arizona State Representative Paul Mosley for speeding acting properly in letting him go on his way, according to a statement by the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department. Paul Mosley cited his legislative immunity under the following section of the law: “Members of the legislature shall be privileged from arrest in all cases except treason, …

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