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.

Business leader to speak to Parker businesses

A motivational speaker is to talk to the Parker business community this week on the subjects, ‘Leadership for Business Success’ and ‘Customer Service: Inside and Out’. David Aaker is an internationally recognized motivational keynote speaker, trainer and author in customer service, leadership and communication. He has been invited by the Parker Regional Chamber of Commerce and Tourism to give two …

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Bill Williams swells after Army Corps release

A release of water from Alamo Lake swelled the Bill Williams River this week as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepared for maintenance and repairs on the dam.   The maximum flow on the Bill Williams was seen Thursday, with around 5000 cubic feet per second coming through the dam. A sharp drop-off in flow is planned for the …

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Alamo Lake to be “flushed” March 12th, says Army Corps Colonel

Colonel Kirk E. Gibbs of the Army Corps of Engineers was in Parker, AZ on Monday to address the La Paz County Board of Supervisors regarding an upcoming release of water from Alamo Lake which will increase flow in the Bill Williams River downstream. The release is necessary for maintenance of the dam, according to Gibbs, who is the Commander …

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Matthew Newman will not seek re-election as judge

Matt Newman will not seek re-election as Presiding Judge of the La Paz County Superior Court, he told his staff Monday. Newman was appointed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey last year after the retirement of former judge Samuel Vederman, who now has his own law practice in the area. He took the bench as the 4th judge of the court …

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CRIT recall is about water rights, council responses

Tribal water rights are at the center of an effort by two members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) to recall the entire CRIT Tribal Council. Tim Stevens-Welsh and Amber Van Fleet took out recall petitions and gathered enough signatures to trigger the special election, which will be held April 28th. They say the Tribal Council should not be …

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Parker schools respond to 2 student gun statements

Neither incident represented a legitimate threat or intention, according to police, but schools responded in abundance of caution — Two Parker school principals have written letters to parents about alleged statements from students regarding firearms in the days since the Parkland, Florida shooting. First, a Parker High School student was taken into custody on February 16th after he allegedly talked …

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New film reveals how 4 tribes became part of CRIT reservation

A new 54-minute documentary film will tell the story of how families from four different southwestern tribes came together to live as one entity, the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT), and how a Japanese-American internment camp played a role in how it all happened. The film is set to premiere in Parker, AZ next week. In Our Voice: The Chemehuevi, …

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This former truck stop just went up for auction online

PHOTOS BELOW. A prime piece of commercial real estate next to Interstate 10 in Quartzsite just went up for auction online, and there’s no reserve. The property formerly known as Ted’s Truck Stop and Ted’s Bull Pen has frontage on Main Street in Quartzsite and on I-10, with a huge sign included. It’s almost 8 acres in total. “It’s been …

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Justice for Cynthia: Parker man and woman sentenced for 2016 murder

A Parker man and woman have both been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for the 2016 murder of Cynthia Williams, whose body was found in a canal in the valley south of Parker. Cynthia Williams On Wednesday, Sharon Marie Clark, 57, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 25 years in prison, followed by a …

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