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.

Fired Quartzsite police officers score victory in federal court


A federal court judge has awarded several former Quartzsite police officers, who once represented a majority of the town’s police force, summary judgment against their former employers. Judge Mark E. Aspey, a United States Magistrate Judge, ruled in favor of the so-called ‘Quartzsite 8’, and against the Town of Quartzsite, former Police Chief Jeff Gilbert, former Town Manager Alex Taft …

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School board vacancy opens

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La Paz County School Superintendent Janice Shelton has accepted the resignation of a member of the Parker Unified School District Governing Board. Margaret Dewey has resigned, meaning there is now a vacancy to be filled. It is the County School Superintendent’s responsibility to fill a vacant governing board position by either appointment or by a special election. Mrs. Shelton says …

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KLPZ’s 12 Days of Christmas


Santa is coming to Parker via KLPZ 1380am! During the month of December (until Christmas week), you can register your name in the drawings for these must-have Christmas goodies at our sponsors’ places of business. The winner will be drawn live on-air the week before Christmas. Here’s where you can register: Parker Accounting Services (School Bus Play Center) BlueWater Cinemas …

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Tell us your plans for Thanksgiving!


Today is the last day of school before Thanksgiving, and many Parker residents and visitors will be beginning to prep for the most elaborate meal of the year. Many decisions are to be made, especially the big one: how to cook the turkey. How are you doing yours this year? Let us know below. Also, if anyone has any good …

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To The Editor: High school uniform useless under clothes!

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“Parker High School needs to address the issue of school uniform shirts that parents are forced to buy and students are forced to wear. The problem: students simply put another shirt over the uniform shirt so all that is seen is barely the collar of a tee or polo. What is the point of having parents pay for uniform shirts …

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