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.

Merry Eggsmas!


Another Quartzsite adventure … Boondocking snowbirds Bob and Sarah hosted a Christmas potluck out in the BLM camping area south of Quartzsite. Bob wanted to deep fry a turkey and Sarah promised to make her famous ambrosia salad, complete with “mandolin” oranges. A dozen of us boondockers joined the fun. We enjoyed each other’s company; none of us had a …

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Chief Mendoza resigns


The Chief of Parker Police Department has resigned. Almost 4 months after Chief Rodney Mendoza was placed on paid administrative leave in relation to accusations of harassment from the wife of a police officer, he tendered his resignation on December 11th. Lorrie Thompson alleged in July 2013 that Mendoza was sexually harassing her, including by text message, by phone and …

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Watch: Residents want 60-day extension on BLM trails comments, KLPZ segment

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Parker Area Chamber of Commerce Director Director Mary Hamilton wants to appeal for the help of La Paz County residents to secure a 60-day extension from the Bureau of Land Management for public input on possible trail closures or changes by BLM. According to an email from U.S. Senator for Arizona Jeff Flake’s office obtained by the Chamber, Flake is …

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Town of Parker looks for help to add restrooms and concessions to Aaron Hill Field


The Town of Parker is looking for contributions and offering recognition in return to build new restrooms and concessions at the recently-built Aaron Hill Field in Parker. Their letter to residents and friends is below. —— Recently, the Town of Parker was the recipient of a beautiful new Arizona Diamondbacks Charity Ball Field. Significant benefit has already been realized by …

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Christmas Decorating Award


The Chamber Ambassadors of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce are now taking entries for the Christmas Decorating Award. The award will be for residential decorations only. The prize is public recognition, a certificate and a delicious variety of holiday treats! To enter, please submit a photo of the decorations to the Chamber at The deadline to submit a …

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Crash on I-10 east of Quartzsite


December 7th, 6pm– A serious crash and vehicle fire have closed westbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Western Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The crash occurred at milepost 40, about 20 miles east of Quartzsite. There is no estimated time to reopen the highway. Travelers seeking an alternate route can exit I-10 westbound at Vicksburg Road (milepost …

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To The Editor: Missing Dog


Missing: a yellow lab named Maddie. She’s over 10 years old, and got out yesterday around 3pm in the 1300 block of Palo Verde Avenue in Parker. She has a pink print collar and no tags. If anyone has seen Maddie or knows where to find her, please call (928) 669-2999.

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Boat racer dies after injuries


Via HydroRacer TV According to reports, Kyle Bement, driver of the SS-555 boat at the annual Thanksgiving Regatta at BlueWater Resort & Casino, succumbed to injuries sustained from an accident during the race. Bement, 31 of Nampa, Idaho, died Saturday, November 30th, 2013.

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