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.

Piranha 3D surprises with 81% approval

Rotten Tomatoes, a website which aggregates movie reviews from as many sources as possible to give a comprehensive rating, shows a current rating for the Lake Havasu-based Piranha 3D at 81%. The movie, which debuted at the box office Friday, was not expected to do well with critics, but – in its category – most of them had time for …

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Criss Angel at the London Bridge

Las Vegas-based magician and escape artist Criss Angel came to Lake Havasu to tape an episode of the A&E series Mindfreak which was aired last night. Watch his death-defying stunt, in which he must escape from a cement block dangled off the London Bridge into the lake water below, by clicking HERE.

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BSD Chief Plant Operator resigns

Breaking: The licensed Chief Plant Operator at Buckskin Sanitary District has resigned. A spokesperson for the sewer district north of Parker confirmed that a new licensed operator would be hired as soon as possible, potentially as early as today.

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Search for the Legend

We’re looking for people with stories or thoughts about the legendary Goatman, with sightings in the Parker area going back at least 40 years. If you or someone you know would like to chat with us on-camera for this locally-made documentary film, please contact *protected email*. Thanks!

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APS offers dry ice to Wenden

Most of power is restored in Wenden, about 60 families without power. Most of power should be restored by Noon, the rest throughout the day because of lack of access to some areas. Anyone without power please go to Basha’s in Wickenburg and purchase 10 lbs of dry ice & mail receipt to APS, P.O. Box 53933 STA 36108 Phx., …

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APS update: Bouse on, Wenden still dark

APS has advised us that power has been restored to the town of Bouse, but that around 300 customers in Wenden remain without power as crews try to make it to locations for repairs. An APS spokeswoman says that may take another couple of hours, but she hoped residents in Wenden may be reconnected tonight. If residents need refrigeration, dry …

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Bouse area out of power

APS tells Parker that the Bouse area is experiencing a storm-caused power outage, and that it is working to solve the problem. In addition, the Wenden area may experience some interruptions as APS deals with many downed power lines in the area. The number for enquiries about service is 1(800) 253-9405.

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“This storm is huge”

After reporting that the last time it rained in Parker was over 5 months ago, local Twitter user Katie Turnbow posted this photo with the caption: “Yea! Best day ever! I may actually get rain at my house tonight! This storm is huge! Woot!!!!”. Also reported: “Power lines are down on HWY 72 mile post 38. Detour Quartzsite, AZ”

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Piranha 3D: the Oscars

Piranha 3D isn’t the kind of movie likely to win any Oscars. The crazy horror flick shot on Lake Havasu fits in the genre which adult audiences like at the summer box office, but not typically picked by critics. This video is a plea by the cast and crew of Piranha 3D to be considered for Oscars “in all categories” …

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Happy troops

One of the packages sent to our troops in Afghanistan from Parker this 4th of July was for a very special member of our forces. Here are pictures of him receiving the items. To the person that contributed this box of dog goodies, thank you, you thought outside of the box and came up with a winner.

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