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.

Colorado River Day Thursday

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July 25th marks the 92nd anniversary of the day the Colorado River was officially re-named from the “Grand” to the “Colorado.” Phoenix will be one of the hosts of a celebratory event and day of action as part of Colorado River Day, a region-wide movement to honor the waterway that serves as the backbone of the West’s economy and a ...

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E-books and e-magazines available at Parker Public Library

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Parker Public Library Press Release The Parker Public Library now provides e-books and audiobooks for all who have a Parker Library card. It’s as easy as clicking on parkerpubliclibraryaz.org and clicking “ebooks/audiobooks” in the left column of the website. Browse through the selection and add the materials to your cart. When you are ready to checkout, you may need to ...

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PG&E makes donation to PAACE

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The Parker Area Alliance for Community Empowerment was the recipient of a donation from Pacific Gas & Electric July 9th, as the utility came with a check for $2,000 for the nonprofit’s popular youth center. “We really appreciate the donation from PG&E, which will go towards a much-needed update to our game center,” said Melissa Wright, Director of Community Relations ...

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Delays on I-10 in both directions near Quartzsite

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Via Quartzsite Fire public Facebook page UPDATE 9:04am: ADOT says that the right westbound lane is expected to remain blocked for an extended time, so delays may still be possible for westbound traffic much of the day as traffic slows through the area. UPDATE 8:50am: I-10 westbound has been re-opened, with eastbound lanes to follow. UPDATE 8:40am: Fire is now out, ...

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New member appointed to AWC Governing Board

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Arizona Western College Press Release La Paz County School Superintendent Janice Shelton, has appointed JoAnne Ehasz (\’E-haus\) to complete the term of Randy Hartless on the Arizona Western College District Governing Board. Ehasz brings a variety of experiences to the post of representing La Paz County District 1 on the board, including work in economic development and her time as ...

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Parker Dam featured in AZ Republic

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Monday’s edition of the Arizona Republic included a piece on the history of Parker Dam: “Parker Dam almost started war”. The article explains how tensions over rights to Colorado River water escalated in the 1930s leading Arizona’s 4th governor, the fiery Benjamin Moeur, to declare martial law: “Moeur was none too pleased when the federal Bureau of Reclamation starting building ...

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