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.

UFOs or military flares?

A few weeks ago, I was sitting on my deck one weeknight and happened to observe in the eastern sky a bright light, appearing suddenly as if switched on. As it ‘switched off’ again, another one, further south, lit up, and then a third, fourth and fifth. We watched them for a few minutes before they went out, and then …

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UPDATE: PROMO NOW CLOSED. THOSE WHO HAVE ENTERED, LISTEN OUT FRIDAY FROM 6AM! For the past few weeks at KLPZ 1380am, lucky winners have taken away $100 in cold, hard cash – a one-hundred dollar bill frozen in a block of ice – in the last heat of the summer. This week, you can quintuple your chances of winning, simply …

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Native Air Customer Appreciation Day

This Friday (Sept 17th), public service personnel including law enforcement, fire and medical personnel are welcome to Native Air’s customer appreciation day. The day begins with a Respiratory Emergency Lecture from 9-11am, followed by some recreational fun before dinner at La Paz County Park including jetskiing and boating (bring your toys!). Finally at 6pm buffet dinner will be served free …

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6 months without measurable rain!

Yes, we know, there have been some scattered showers, including some of the wet stuff falling in some areas on Monday night. But the official weather station for the National Weather Service recorded no rain on 6th Street in Parker, and hasn’t since March 8th, 2010. That means today marks a full six months since the last recorded rainfall in …

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Drug-endangered children seminar

On September 24, 2010, starting at 9:00 a.m., at the Parker Area Alliance for Community Empowerment (PAACE), 1309 West 9th St., the Arizona Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (AADEC) will be conducting a training seminar to provide technical assistance for Drug Endangered Children issues. The training seminar will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Read on for more information.

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Will this be the last heat warning of the summer?

An excessive heat warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for today and tomorrow (Fri and Sat). It will remain in effect until 8 p.m. each day, and includes temperatures of up to 115 degrees and increased humidity. After the weekend, though, the weather looks much more fitting for September in the Parker area, with maximum temps between …

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County to continue 4/10

La Paz County is confirming that many departments of the County will continue the 4/10 work week until further notice. The 4/10 concept, in which employees work 10 hours per day four days per week, is designed to save money as County and State governments continue to deal with tight budgets and difficult fiscal conditions. A typical schedule is 7 …

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Water Buffalos meet again

Parker Water Buffalos elected a new Grand Poobah, Keith Douglas, and Great Poobah, Frank Goodyear for the 2010-11 year in August. The September meeting of the Buffalos, the purpose of which is to “meet, eat and beat feet”, will be held tomorrow evening at Dumas Walker. Prospective members of this crazy club should simply show up to try it out. …

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BLM fire restrictions to be lifted next week

On Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at 6 a.m., fire restrictions will be lifted for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands administered by the Lake Havasu and Yuma Field Offices. This includes public lands in the La Paz, Yuma and Mohave counties in Arizona and Imperial, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties in California. Sufficient moisture has been received throughout these areas, …

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