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.

Some Parker streets to be closed Monday and Tuesday

On Monday and Tuesday, some streets in the town of Parker will be partially closed for maintenance. The streets will be treated by scrub sealing for preservation, which involves applying hot asphalt emulsion and crushed rock aggregate to the roadway, helping to fill cracks and other pavement distresses. This is done by sweeping the street to remove dirt and debris, …

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Saturday’s fatal accident leaves injuries, man apologizes for brother

A man is seriously injured and undergoing multiple surgeries in a Phoenix hospital after an accident on Highway 95 north of Parker that also killed another driver and seriously injured a passenger. Rocky and Maria Rhodes, a retired couple who have lived in Lake Havasu City for well over a decade, were involved in the head-on collision, according to their …

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Prop 401: What you need to know

UPDATE: Initial election results indicate that the measure will pass. — ORIGINAL STORY: Proposition 401 will be put to the voters in a small, special election in La Paz County on Tuesday. It’s purpose is to raise the County’s ‘expenditure limitation’ for the next fiscal year, with a second special election needed in November to make the change permanent. Below, …

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Young people step into Supervisors’ seats

‘Youth Day’ was Thursday in Parker, AZ, with young people touring local governments, businesses, nonprofits and organizations and taking part in their operations for the morning. From left to right: Natalie Nelson (District 2), Salma Gonzales (District 1), Cameron Hansen (County Attorney, behind), Evangelina Penaloza (District 3), Angelina Flores (County Administrator) at the Board of Supervisors boardroom From left to …

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Just two out of nine CRIT council members recalled

A recall effort filed against all 9 members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes Council was largely unsuccessful in a recall election Saturday, with the Council Chairman and one other the only members that were recalled. Chairman Dennis Patch was unseated by only 2 votes in the special election. After canvassing the vote on Sunday and Monday, the results of …

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UPDATE: Officer injured by arson suspect, suspect now dead

The officer-involved shooting that Parker Live broke Wednesday morning involved a man who was suspected of setting fire to two Quartzsite houses, according to the Department of Public Safety. At 10:41 p.m. Tuesday night, Quartzsite Police Department began to receive calls of houses on fire in the area of 110 N Washington Street. Upon arrival to the scene, QPD officers …

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Officer shot in Quartzsite, assailant dead

An officer was reportedly shot in Quartzsite, AZ overnight, and is expected to live. The assailant is reported to be dead. Although Quartzsite Police, the Department of Public Safety, the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department, Parker Police Department, Colorado River Indian Tribes Police and other agencies were involved, no information has been issued from any agency, and more details should …

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Yoga and Pilates at Sundance Saloon Thursdays

Yoga and Pilates classes aim to strengthen and lengthen the body, and address and improve overall health, according to Crystal, a Parker area instructor who is offering classes on the river. “My background is in rehabilitation,” Crystal said. “My certifications include a 5-year yoga certification, 2-year Pilates certification, 3-year fascial certification, body reading certification, so I am able to figure …

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LISTEN: This man has been bicycling for the last 6 years

We often have people coming through Parker, AZ on their travels across America, and often for a cause. In this case, Stephen Swift, an Oregon man, is on the last leg of a 6-year journey across the country. Stephen began his journey in 2012 after losing his wife in a car crash, having his daughter in a coma for 3 …

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