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.

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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Drop in tourism revenue

The Chamber Perspective reported to members of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce in August that tourism revenues in La Paz County dropped almost 17 percent from 2008 to 2009. Travel spending for 2008 was $216 million, versus $180 million in 2009, the Perspective said. But, despite the economic downturn, it seems tourism is still the principal industry here: $30 …

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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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