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.

Double Windsor

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Watch as I try to stop a ‘girl’ jumping off a building. (This is the result of not being able to sleep and staying up until 5am, a decision I’m now regretting. As I watch this now, I realize there’s no point to it at all, which is why I’m sharing it with you on Parker Live.)

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AWC building in Parker to get improvements


Arizona Western College has announced a construction improvement project at the Parker Learning Center. The AWC building is located on the corner of Geronimo Avenue and 11th Street in Parker. The project will include asphalt paved parking around the complex, a new concrete stair entrance in front of the college (on Geronimo Ave) and a new traffic flow pattern for …

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Chamber Mixer Thursday at Gene Price Motorsports


Join us tonight at Gene Price Motorsports for the September Chamber Business Mixer! Come meet the 2011 and 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro West Series Champions! Yes, they live right here in Parker! Members $5 and non-members $10. Enjoy an evening of networking with Chamber members and check out the ultra-cool full service race shop! 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Upriver on …

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I-10 westbound closed east of Quartzsite


UPDATE 3 p.m.— Interstate 10 westbound has partially reopened about 15 miles east of Quartzsite following a collision Thursday afternoon, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The left lane has reopened, but the right lane remains closed at milepost 36 because of the crash. Eastbound lanes of I-10 were not affected. ———— A crash involving two tractor-trailers has closed …

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To The Editor: Missing dog!


“This cute little puppy was found at the County offices on Joshua Avenue this morning with orange collar but no tag. If you know who he belongs to, please contact them immediately. He was friendly but scared and has been lost for at least a day. He has been taken to the Parker Animal Shelter 928-669-8774. He needs a bath, …

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Accident on Riverside Drive

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A traffic accident involving a La Paz County Sheriff’s Department patrol car and a mid-gray sedan took place in front of Safeway parking lot on Riverside Drive in Parker Tuesday. Multiple agencies responded. Photos via Darcy H.

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Family moves to Ohio, names dog ‘Parker’


This is the family of Jonathan Landis, a former Parker-area youth pastor who moved to Toledo, Ohio earlier this year. And this is their new dog Parker, named for the town they came from! “Now we will always have Parker with us. New family dog, named Parker in honor of all our friends there,” says the caption on the Instagram …

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I thought I knew a lot about hospitals


I had it all planned out I tell you, and it was a thing of beauty. I knew exactly what I was going to do in August and what I was going to write for this column as well. But then a little something came up that I hadn’t planned and knocked all my plans into a cocked hat. That …

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Trip Plan is Key to Desert Safety


La Paz County Sheriff’s Office Each year thousands of people come to La Paz County to enjoy the beauty of our desert. They come here for the mountains, the rivers, the lakes and most importantly the citizens of La Paz County. We welcome these visitors and want them to enjoy our home as much as we do. We also want …

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