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.

Help find Shooter!


This is Shooter. He’s been missing since Sunday morning, an 8-year-old male black labrador, camo-colored collar with all his tags. Shooter was last seen on 2nd and Laffoon, and might have headed into town. Call Emmett at (928) 916-9694.

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Food for Fines at Parker Public Library


The public library in Parker, AZ is offering a way to avoid the fines while helping the poor at the same time. With ‘Food for Fines’, Parker Public Library will accept canned goods and other non-perishable foods instead of cash during the months of November and December, saying, “Hunger never takes a holiday! Please lend a helping hand to your …

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Seasons come, seasons go


I don’t know who the first person was to compare the passing phases of life to the changing of the season, but I’m sure he or she lived very early in human history. Perhaps one of the earliest was Solomon who wrote these famous lines, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” (Eccl. …

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Delays possible on Highway 95 north of Parker next week


Arizona Department of Transportation crews will begin repairs at four different locations along State Route 95 between mile posts 151 and 152 next week beginning Tuesday, Nov. 12. Work is scheduled to take place weekdays from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and SR 95 motorists should be prepared to stop while traffic is directed through the work zone. Motorists are …

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New overhead message board to be installed next week


The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin installing a new overhead message board, or Dynamic Message Sign (DMS), on State Route 95 at milepost 143 in Parker on Tuesday, November 12th as part of a statewide project to improve communications with motorists throughout the state. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and will require temporary …

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‘No recall’ campaign signs being vandalized


Campaign signs are being vandalized ahead of the CRIT recall referendum at the ballot November 6th, Parker Live has learned. The Colorado River Indian Tribes is to hold a vote on whether to have a recall election. The campaign for ‘No recall’ is having its signs vandalized and its posts stolen, says a source, with 20 posts being stolen so …

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Man on horse visits Parker, horse goes missing, found


UPDATE: The horse has been found. A KLPZ listener called to say that the horse was seen on the bridge in the early hours of the morning and that some people had taken Anna to a corral. This was quickly confirmed and the horse was located and is on her way to be reunited with her owner. Thanks to all …

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Trick or… huh?


I love Hallowe’en. I love the scary decorations, haunted houses, and especially trick-or-treating. When I was a child I made my own costumes, built around the most hideous mask I could find. Confession: I trick-or-treated until I was a senior in high school – scrunched down to try and blend in with the kiddies – but the neighbors caught on …

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Health Department: Plenty of flu vaccine available

Flu vaccine vials

Press Release: La Paz County Health Department The dates are set for the first La Paz County adult flu clinics and the La Paz County Health Department has plenty of vaccine. The influenza vaccine will be provided at Bouse Booster Club on November 4th from 11:00-noon; Desert Gold RV Park in Brenda on November 4th from 1:00-2:00pm and Quartzsite Improvement Association …

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