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.

Viewfinder: What is this?

Does anybody know why a can would be strapped to a post in the middle of the desert? Answers in the comments section below. (If anybody has a similar question about strange items in the desert, please use our contact link above to get in touch!)

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Ackerman in custody

Law enforcement sources tell Parker Live that Sean Ackerman (pictured), who is wanted for the shooting death of Daniel Porter in Parker, AZ last week, has been arrested and placed into custody. On Saturday, February 8th at approximately 9:30 pm, the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department says it was contacted by the Lost Hills, CA Sheriff’s Department. They advised that …

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Parker man shot dead, suspect wanted

UPDATE: Ackerman is now in custody. Click HERE for details. A man, Daniel Porter, was found dead in the street of a Parker neighborhood Tuesday night. The homicide suspect, Sean Ackerman (pictured) is now wanted by police and considered armed and dangerous. The Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department and the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office are working together in …

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To The Editor: Walmart RV Resort

“Why has Walmart turned into an RV resort? Have you seen the parking lot at 6am? It has more than twenty RVs parked there. They don’t leave either. They are there after work too. Takes up so much space during a season where the town is already busy with winter visitors.” – Parking At Walmart Sucks Thanks for the question, …

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Power outage affects La Paz County towns

UPDATE: Power restored at 12:46pm. A power outage has been affecting the towns of Parker, Quartzsite and Bouse since around 11:35am. The cause is believed to be a failure at Blackpeak substation. John Croteau at APS said he hoped the situation could be resolved soon but he was still getting information. In the meantime drivers are urged to use caution …

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Parker 425: Results

The BlueWater Parker 425 Presented by Impact was just as big as ever, drawing big name and amateur racers and their fans to Parker, AZ for another high-octane desert race. Notably it was a brutal year for Robby Gordon who, just back from the Dakar Rally in South America, rolled his truck during the first lap and had to put …

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Viewfinder: Parker 425 Live Coverage

PHOTO FEED: Josh Savino Parker Area Chamber of Commerce Race-Dezert.com Sergio Cordova @mirandasloat @stevengineer Parker Area Chamber of Commerce @raulfelix @fernandavpt @kingshocks

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Dale Dondel grabs coveted first in Parker 425 Time Trials

Driver Dale Dondel scored the coveted first overall position at the qualifying laps Thursday in his all-black trophy truck for Best In The Desert’s opening race of the season in Parker, AZ. The BlueWater Parker 425 Presented by Impact kicked off with a roar of engines as over 70 trophy trucks and 1500 class vehicles qualified in the desert near …

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AWC students have opportunities for scholarships

Arizona Western College Foundation is preparing to award thousands of dollars to students. It is once again time for scholarships. Scholarships are available for qualifying current and future Arizona Western College students, most ranging between $500 and $1000. The process is easy. If you are interested in learning more about scholarships and requirements, and for an application, please visit the …

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Let’s gear up for a great weekend!

This’ll be a busy weekend! The BlueWater Parker 425 Presented by Impact begins as I write this on Thursday morning, with qualifying today by Best In The Desert and the awesome Downtown Experience by the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce this afternoon/evening. The action continues tomorrow with Contingency Row at BlueWater Resort and Casino’s north parking lot; visitors will be …

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