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.

Regarding Bizland

Q: Hi John and everybody. Do you suppose that Bizland was a strong supporter of Obama and didn’t like the way we think here in the outback, so they retaliated by pulling the plug? – King Clapperton A: Haha, anything is possible King! Not that we’re politically partisan, or anything. Seriously, Bizland unwittingly treated the people of this community very …

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The Sheriff Recall Issue

A recall effort organized by Parker resident Joyce Hiatt-Curren targeting La Paz County Sheriff Don Lowery became more vocal within the past week as the organizers emailed Parker Live with a list of reasons to recall Lowery, and Lowery responded to the recall in the Parker Pioneer. Click through to read both sides.

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When was the last time it rained?

Q: It seems like a very long time since we had rain. Do you have records? A: We do! And you’re right; it’s been a long time. The last time the National Weather Service recorded any measurable rain in Parker, AZ was March 8th, 2010. That’s over 5 months without any precipitation, and it includes monsoon season! The year started …

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Man pleased guilty to child abuse and assault

Jason Martinez, 29, of Parker and an enrolled member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, pleaded guilty this week in two separate cases to child abuse and assault with a dangerous weapon. On April 3rd, 2009, Martinez beat a minor victim with a plastic hanger. On January 24th, 2010, Martinez walked into the home of his estranged wife without permission. …

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Piranha 2D

This Friday, the horror film shot entirely on Lake Havasu, Piranha 3D, comes to theaters. Ahead of the release, we have our own take on the movie: Piranha 2D. Just when you thought it was safe, you found out that it was.

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Eight dead in off-road race

In an incident which rocked the sport of off-road racing, 8 spectators died after a truck plunged into the crowd at the California 200 in Mojave, stunning the off-road racing community. Many national news outlets are covering this story today. CNN posted this report: The driver, Brett Sloppy, says in a Facebook message that he is devastated by the accident: …

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Man dies at River Regatta

Bullhead-Laughlin’s answer to the Parker Tube Float, the River Regatta, turned out to be deadly for a California man who died after jumping from a float into the fast-moving Colorado River. According to KTLA: After receiving reports of a missing man Saturday, an air rescue team spotted a body in the Colorado River around 3:00 p.m. Scuba divers from the …

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How we got here

Friends, In December 2008, I talked with my boss Keith at KLPZ about doing something news-related on the internet. He loved the idea, and got behind me on starting it. In January 2009 the site began with myself and a handful of contributors who added news, photos, video, announcements, information, questions, discussions and more on a frequent basis. Within a …

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