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.

Question about Recent Comments

A question about site features. Q: I miss the old feature which allowed me to see the most recent comments on Parker Live articles. Can you maybe bring it back? A: Actually, it’s been here all along! On the right-hand sidebar, you can choose from a row of icons allowing you to see categories, tags, monthly archives, most popular posts …

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Piranha comes to Parker

This Friday, BlueWater Cinemas will be screening Piranha in 2D. The movie, shot entirely on Lake Havasu, is a gory and explicit horror film with a wink and a nod. It holds particular interest for locals because of the setting for the story, including many recognizable local locations. See reviews HERE.

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Dove Season!

PHOENIX – For the 35,000 or more dove-hunters that might have missed the news, here it is one more time. The September 1-15 dove season will be open to all-day hunting, statewide. “Our data supports that it is time to return to all-day dove hunts in the early season. Times have changed with hunting areas being pushed further out of …

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Multiple shooting in Havasu

A man killed 5 people, including the mother of his children, at a Havasu home late last night, then abducted his children and drove to Rancho Cucamonga where he shot himself and was found dead early this morning. Brian Stephen Diez, 26, killed his estranged girlfriend Deborah Langstaff, 23, along with Ashley Nyland, 20, Russell Nyland, 42, Brock Kelson, 20 and …

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Storm in Bouse produces 60 mph winds

A severe thunderstorm along Highway 72 in Bouse produced winds of up to 60 mph tonight. From the National Weather Service: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS CONTINUED TO DETECT A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING PENNY SIZE HAIL… AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR BOUSE…OR 17 MILES SOUTHEAST OF PARKER…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 10 MPH. …

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BLM gives further opportunity to weigh in on off-road trails issue

The public comment period for BLM’s Havasu Travel Management Plan and Environmental Assessment has been extended to October 31, 2010. “Since our open house on August 18, we’ve received over 500 comments from the public for consideration when we prepare the Environmental Assessment for the Havasu Travel Management Plan,” said Bureau of Land Management Lake Havasu Field Manager Ramone McCoy. …

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Healthy Hearts pacemaker forum

Helping Cardiac Pacemaker, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) recipients meet, share news, information, and provide support: September 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Parker Senior Center, 1115 West 12th Street in Parker. Please call if you plan to attend: Dr. Frank Kresock’s office at (928) 669-8161 or Brad Church, RT, CVT at (702) 266-5779.

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BLM considers restricting off-road trails access

Area off-roading groups are up in arms about a proposal by the Bureau of Land Management’s Lake Havasu field office to close access to some off-road trails within the local BLM jurisdiction. The plan, called the Travel Management Plan (TMP), involves considering four separate plans, including their proposed plan which would: “…provide an optimal balance between authorized resource use and …

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Mongo races Vegas to Reno

At 11:30 a.m. on August 20, 2010 the Mongo Racing-prepped KC Hilites Ford F-150 from Parker, Arizona began the Best In the Desert Racing Association’s “Vegas to Reno”, also known as the “Longest Off-Road Race in the United States.” Taking the Green light was Tracy Rubio, of Kingman, AZ, and Mongo Racing’s longtime co-rider Chris Golding. Tracy Rubio subbed for …

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