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.

Rogers re-elected as County Attorney, other wins confirmed

Tony Rogers has been re-elected as the La Paz County Attorney after provisional and ‘late early’ ballots were added to the final election count Monday. Rogers and challenger Kathy Field, who currently serves as the Public Defender, ran a heated campaign that went right up to the wire with less than 300 votes between them in last Tuesday’s count, or …

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Suspects arrested in Cynthia Williams case

UPDATE 11/15: The suspects in the Cynthia Williams case have been named as Sharon Marie Clark and Jeffrey Scott Williams. The defendants are non-Indian. Both defendants were brought before the United States District Court, District of Arizona for their initial appearance Monday. They have been initially charged with killing Cynthia Williams with malice aforethought. Detention hearings are scheduled for November …

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Duce Minor, Bill Risen in decisive wins on Election Night

Look toward the bottom of this post for the latest. Final numbers coming Monday afternoon. 8:11pm- The polls closed at 7pm and elections officials have been involved in the count. We’ll be finding out the future of La Paz County with at least one new County Supervisor, a new County Sheriff, a new County Assessor and a number of contested …

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La Paz County goes to vote

From the Parker Strip to Parker Town to Bouse to Quartzsite to Salome, La Paz County is out to vote today at 11 precincts. Who will win the highly-contested County Attorney race? We already know we’ll have a new Sheriff; who will it be? We already know we’ll have a new Supervisor in District 2; who will win? Can the …

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Viewfinder: 100 Years!

Parker Motor Company employees on the 100th Year Celebration in Downtown Parker. For our piece on the past 100 years and what they looked like through the years, go HERE. KLPZ’s live broadcast is HERE until 6pm.

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Billing issues the big complaint with Brooke Water at forum

Customers of Brooke Water north of Parker are being heard in an open docket process with the Arizona Corporation Commission. Thursday night’s meeting was lively. Billing issues were the nearly universal complaint from customers who spoke at the community forum, which was hosted by Commissioners Andy Tobin and Bob Burns, two of five commissioners elected by statewide vote. Manager and …

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Parker’s Ford dealership has been around for 100 years

Before paved roads, air conditioning and Lake Havasu City, there was the railroad, the CRIT reservation… and Parker Motor Company. Parker Live talks to the Beaver family about the changes around their 100 year-old Ford dealership, how its early history unfolded in this dusty little desert town, how they and the Parker area became synonymous with motorsports, and what the …

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Judge Vederman to go on assignment at Court of Appeals

Judge Samuel Vederman of the Superior Court of Arizona has been requested to serve in Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals later this month. Chief Justice Scott Bales issued an administrative order assigning Vederman to a calendar for November 30th, saying that he was needed to “aid and assist in the consideration and disposition” of the cases at …

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Brooke Water issues to be addressed at public forum

Brooke Water, LLC is to be the big topic on Thursday, November 3rd when the Arizona Corporation Commission will address recent water outages, water quality and customer service issues in a public forum. Manager Robert Hardcastle in front of the Arizona Corporation Commission in September Some of Brooke’s customers have experienced ongoing problems with the utility, which serves about 2,000 …

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