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.

Wind and freezing temps, warming up for Christmas

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for La Paz County, AZ as a windy, colder front moves over the region. Wind and blowing dust impacted the Parker area on Thursday, with anecdotal reports suggesting that the weather was making driving difficult on the highways in the area and Public Works departments active in clearing debris from the …

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County ballot initiative coming in May

La Paz County intends to hold a ballot initiative in May 2018, when it will ask the voters to approve an increase to the county’s ‘expenditure limitation’. “We’ve never dealt with this in La Paz County,” said District 2 Supervisor Duce Minor, speaking on KLPZ 1380am Wednesday morning. Minor compared the initiative to what is known as ‘home rule’ on …

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KLPZ’s 12 Days of Christmas

UPDATE 12/20: Winners have been announced! You’ll be getting a call from us if you are one of them. If not, thanks for participating and Merry Christmas! — UPDATE 12/19: If you haven’t gotten your name in by now, it’s too late! The boxes have been collected and the drawing for winners will be tomorrow morning on KLPZ 1380am from …

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Obituary: Ray Patrick, 1923-2017

Raymond H. (Ray) Patrick, an eighty-five year resident of Parker, passed on December 1, 2017. Born December 25, 1923 in Globe, Arizona, Ray graduated from Parker High School in 1942 where he participated in all sports. He attended the University of Arizona and later joined the United States Marine Corps as a paratrooper. While serving in the Pacific Theatre, Ray …

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LISTEN: Sheriff’s Bagby almost hit by out of control Corvette

An “explosion” is how Sheriff’s Captain Curt Bagby described the collision of a white Corvette with a guardrail north of Parker last night. The collision happened so close to Bagby that the debris from the crash rained down on his vehicle, he told Parker Live. Part of the car ended up on the other side of the guardrail and embankment, …

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Kathy Field demands $950,000 for wrongful termination from La Paz County

Former La Paz County Public Defender Kathy Field has filed a notice of claim with her former employer demanding $950,000 for wrongful termination. Field was fired on May 1st, 2017 in a 2-1 decision by the Board of Supervisors. No reason was given publicly for her termination, which Field is now challenging in documents sent to the County by two …

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30-minute shootout with suspect on I-10

UPDATE 2: A press conference in Phoenix with the Arizona Department of Public Safety this afternoon gave more details on the shooting incident. La Paz County Sheriff Bill Risen appears just after the 12 minute mark. — UPDATE: The suspect has been named as 36 year-old Sladjan Petkovic, accused of shooting and killing his neighbor, 45 year-old Steven Arvallo, near …

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Free limes at Maya’s – ALL GONE

UPDATE 2:30pm – Limes are all gone. — Maya’s bar and restaurant in Parker, AZ has 100 boxes of free limes to give away Monday, after a trucker dropped them off at their establishment. A spokesperson for the restaurant said they want to give them to the community, and said there’s plenty to go around. “They are large, ripe, green …

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129 marijuana plants seized in Big River

A man has been arrested and 129 marijuana plants seized in Big River, CA under San Bernardino County code. Michael Hall was arrested on numerous charges relating to a stolen firearm and the illegal cultivation of marijuana. On Monday afternoon, San Bernardino County deputies served a search warrant at a residence in the 14000 block of Del Rey Road, where …

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Body matching Sandy Giles found just 10 feet from side of the road

A body matching the description of a woman missing since May 2017 has been found in Earp, CA. According to Sandy Giles’s daughter Kendall, the body was found just 10 feet from the side of Highway 62 only 800 feet from where Sandy’s car was discovered last May. The body was decomposed but matches features including bleached blonde hair, dentures, …

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