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.

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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Primary election results

Here are the unofficial results for how La Paz County voted in yesterday’s primaries. La Paz Democrats voted for: Cathy Eden for US Senator Raul Grijalva for US Representative District 7 Terry Goddard for Governor Michael Burke for Judge of the Superior Court La Paz County Republicans, meanwhile, voted for: John McCain for US Senator Ruth McClung for US Representative …

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Quartzsite without power under excessive heat warning

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for today all across the region, but for Quartzsite residents, the risks are severe. A storm-caused power outage is affecting APS customers in the town of Quartzsite, AZ, where the temperatures are expected to go above 113˚F without the possibility of air conditioning. APS spokeswoman Andrea Bereznak tells Parker Live …

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McCain v Hayworth: to be decided today

Eyes all over the country will be watching on race in particular in today’s Primary Election; the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Arizona. It’s Senator John McCain, once considered one of the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbents, versus conservative challenger J.D. Hayworth. There is widely regarded to be a significant anti-incumbent backlash in the country this year, and most observers …

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Hoover Dam bypass to open Nov

The Hoover Dam bypass, which includes the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, is on schedule to be fully complete and open to traffic in November. The steel box girders, concrete deck, pedestrian sidewalk and roadway barriers are completed, and the pedestrian railing, roadway work and tie-ins are in the process of being completed now. Forecasts indicate that the project will …

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Piranha headlines

Piranhas? Lake Havasu is Lake Victoria? City gets set for instant fame Are There Piranhas in Lake Havasu? ‘Piranha 3D’ brings new blood to Lake Havasu ‘Piranha 3D’: 10 reasons to visit the film’s stunning beautiful (and NOT killer-fish-infested) location of Lake Havasu City Lake Havasu fears ‘Piranha 3D’ could take a bite out of tourism

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