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.

Patch re-gains seat as CRIT Chairman

Dennis Patch is back in office as Chairman of the Executive Council of the Colorado River Indian Tribes after he ran for the seat he held before a recall earlier this year. Patch was one of only two out of nine council members recalled in the special election at the end of April. He was challenged in Saturday’s election by …

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Is someone purposely trying to harm boaters?

A river-goer in Parker, AZ made an alarming discovery last weekend: several of these floating boobytraps not far from Parker Dam. “I was on a jetski today and I saw four of these floating in the water up river about a half mile down from Parker Dam,” a Facebook user called Maria posted to a Parker-area page. “I could only …

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San Bernardino Sheriff conducts Operation Dry Water

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement Unit conducted it’s 2018 Fourth of July Weekend Operation in conjunction with Operation Dry Water, from June 29th through July 1st. Operation Dry Water is a national year-round campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of boating under the influence. The operation was conducted along the Colorado River from …

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CRIT at the table as Arizona talks drought contingencies

The Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) was one of many Arizona entities and stakeholders who met to discuss contingency plans to deal with the worsening drought conditions in the southwestern United States. The water officials committed last Thursday to reach a multi-state plan by the end of the year to stave off potential shortages. The move comes after the U.S. …

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Big River woman arrested for drugs, stolen vehicle

A Big River woman has been arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sale and possession of a stolen vehicle. On Tuesday, July 3rd at about 9 a.m., the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department’s Parker Dam Resident Deputy along with two Detectives from the Colorado River Sheriff’s station served a search warrant at a business in the 7100 block of …

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Cops: Which state’s laws are enforced on the Parker Strip?

  Which state’s laws are enforced on the Parker Strip? California’s or Arizona’s? Does it depend on what side of the river you’re on? Or what state you’re a resident of? Or what state your boat is registered in? Or what agency pulls you over? How do boating cops do their job, and what should people expect when they encounter …

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New traffic signals to bring Parker area total to just 6

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is adding new traffic signals, widening lanes and making pavement improvements at the intersection of State Route 95 and Mohave Road on the south-east end of town. The $800,000 project will aim to improve traffic flow and safety at the intersection, which handles a high volume of traffic, according to a news release from …

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WATCH: Parker Tube Float 2018

  Parker Live was at the Tube Float 2018 on Saturday morning, the river teeming with people enjoying this year’s event. Our video only told part of the story, however, with much less fun happening out on the road. People waited hours for shuttles to the start line, with many saying they gave up and went home instead. We’ll be …

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LISTEN: The Tube Float is back!

This Saturday, June 9th, the Parker Tube Float returns with improvements and a streamlined entry process. Mary Hamilton stopped by our studio from the Parker Regional Chamber of Commerce and Tourism to talk about the float, what to expect, and more. Listen on your way to Parker right here. All official details and event info can be found at ParkerFun.com.

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Elks grant provides defibrillator, tourniquets

A grant from the Elks has allowed a defibrillator and 10 tourniquets to be provided to the Parker Police Department. The Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant was awarded after the local chapter in Parker applied for it. The defibrillator will be kept at Parker Police Department and used by officers as needed, according to Sergeant Michael Bailey. Tourniquets will be …

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