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.

Voting today in Arizona

The races on today’s ballot in La Paz County include the elections of a US Senator, Congressmen, Governor, State Senators, State Representatives, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Corporation Commissioner, Justice of the Peace. In addition to the elections, these measures are up for vote on today’s ballot: LRCA Proposition 106 Health care Prohibit rules against participation in specific …

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Over 800 at Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day at Pop Harvey Park was a hive of activity this afternoon, kids with face paint, Officer Hooper and others in the dunk tank, local emergency services in attendance, many groups involved and treating the kids with a fun afternoon. Happy Halloween!

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Up to 300 people crowd into Goatman premiere

Hemet Productions’ premiere screening of ‘Goatman: Search for the Legend’ on Friday night was many times more popular than anticipated. Estimates ranged from 250 to 300 people who showed up to watch the short documentary film on the local legend, most of them standing or sitting on the floor for the duration, which included an introduction by the group at …

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Goatman film screening this Friday

A short documentary investigating the Parker legend of the Goatman can be seen this Friday at 9 p.m. at the vacant retail store next to the CRIT Museum on Arizona Avenue. This is the final preview trailer. Film is 42 minutes and contains material at approximately PG-13 level.

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Where is Utting?

Arizona Public Service’s scheduled power outage includes the towns of Parker, Quartzsite and Utting, according to APS. This led many hearers to ask where Utting is, a town most of us have apparently never heard of. According to Google Maps (above), Utting is located between Bouse and Hope along Highway 72 east of Parker. It even has an airstrip. (According …

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Is Native blood enough to be tried in CRIT court?

An interesting turn of events in the domestic violence case of Parker Town Councilwoman Ramona Duran. After the case had been turned over to La Paz County Attorney Sam Vederman, Duran claimed she is a Native American and, although not enrolled as a tribal member with the Colorado River Indian Tribes, now wishes her case to be heard in CRIT …

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Plane en route to Parker crashes, kills 3

A small plane on its way from Van Nuys to Parker crashed yesterday, killing 3 on board and 3 horses on the ground, according to multiple news reports. The Associated Press says: The cause of the crash was under investigation. The skies were overcast at the time of the crash. The plane was registered to a Calabasas company, Gregor said. He …

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Local film screening

Our locally-produced film on the old Parker legend about the Goatman is almost ready to watch, with a free screening in Downtown Parker on Friday, October 29th at 9pm. “Goatman: Search for the Legend” can be seen at 1009 Arizona Avenue, courtesy of Chuck Baker and Associates who are allowing the use of the building. Myself, Joaquin Vences, Josh Savino …

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Parker Broncs unstoppable?

The Parker Broncs football team appears to be all but unstoppable after tonight’s away game in Chino Valley. The Broncs came away with a 19 – 7 win after an exciting game of twists and turns. At the end of the third quarter the score was still 0 – 0, so it was an incredible last quarter with the Broncs …

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