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.

Free ice cream at Geronimo and 6th

UPDATE 12:44pm: It’s all gone! Well, it’s happened again: a semi carrying Baskin Robbins ice cream has rolled over near Parker and Toe Truck is giving it away out of the back of a truck at Geronimo and 6th Street in Parker. Also available: a limited amount of frozen catfish, and boxes of frozen sweet potato fries. Come and get …

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The largest Latin rock festival in America is about to hit Quartzsite

An estimated 10,000 to 20,000 people are set to descend upon the small desert town of Quartzsite, AZ, and they aren’t the usual customers. A who’s who of rock en español will appear on stage in Quartzsite, AZ at the Rock Fiesta festival on March 18th and 19th. The first-time two-day festival is being called the ‘Coachella of Latin rock’ and brings with …

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Community workshop to be held on future of Parker

What will the town of Parker look like in the next 10 to 25 years? A discussion that will help shape the future is on the table at a community workshop to be held later this week. Topics at the workshop will include how to grow a sustainable economy, how to create an enhanced quality of life and how to …

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Tribal fuel station pushes Parker gas prices lower

A new truck stop fuel station with a convenience store was opened by the Colorado River Indian Tribes Friday in Parker. The station bears the name Running Man Fuel and is the latest addition to one of the Parker area’s key markets, with the large crowd attesting to the importance of fuel and auto-related products and services in Parker’s tourist-driven …

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Toasty February packs the Parker Strip

If you don’t usually think of February as the month to be on the river, then you may have missed the action the past few weeks. Emerald Cove Resort After 15 straight days with temps above 80 degrees, the Parker Strip has been a hive of activity, with not just snowbirds but visitors of all ages taking to the river. …

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Spelling Bee winners named

Adianne Alamban, Champion; Jacque Price, County School Superintendent; Kaitlyn McKean, Runner-Up Adianne Alamban, an eighth grade student at Wallace Jr. High School, is the 2016 La Paz County Spelling Bee Champion. Close competitor, Kaitlyn McKean, an eighth grade student at Salome Elementary School, was the runner-up. Both received trophies for their accomplishments. Adianne also received the traveling La Paz County …

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Pageants to crown new titles at County Fair

There are 4 contestants vying for the title of Miss La Paz County this year, and 5 contestants competing for the title of Miss La Paz County’s Outstanding Teen. For the first time ever, both pageants will be held on the same night at the same time at the La Paz County Fair, mirroring changes made in the Miss America …

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