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: Weather Overground

Thunderstorms are in the forecast for the Parker area today with a 50% chance this morning and an 80% chance building after 4pm. Take care with running washes; don’t drive through them if you don’t know how deep they are. Via Michael Collins

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Parker Livecast #2: Trying to Scam a Scammer

In this week’s episode of the Parker Livecast, John Wright, Josh Savino, Jimmy Beaver and Melissa Wright try to call back a scammer who’s been targeting the Parker area. It doesn’t go well. Here’s what you’ll hear on Episode 2: 0:00 – “Rocks Fallin” by Josh Savino 3:30 – Listener feedback 6:27 – John gets propositioned in Las Vegas 16:24 …

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Police warn of power bill scam

Don’t be caught out A phone scam is being run on Parker area locals today, according to several sources including Parker Police Department. Locals typically receive calls from someone purporting to be a representative of APS (or another power company), saying they have not received payment and will cut the power off today unless the person sends money. The suggestion …

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Shontz-Weis wins judge race by 2 votes

It’s official! The incumbent in the election for Precinct 6 Justice of the Peace, Charlene Shontz-Weis, has won the race by just 2 votes. The canvass was approved by the La Paz County Board of Supervisors at a Thursday morning meeting. Weis ran against Rich Tozer, former head of the County’s Probation Department. This was Tozer’s second time going up …

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Parker Treasure Hunt: September

The Parker Treasure Hunt is back for September! We’ll add a clue every day until the prize marker is found, at which point it can be traded for $100 in cold, hard cash at Lane’s Auto Care & Tire Pros. Good luck and happy hunting! —– 9/3 – This place is not like it used to be, I’m fairly close …

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Parker Livecast #1: Labor Day weekend

“Why Parker?” Welcome to the first episode of the Parker Livecast, a weekly podcast right here on Parker Live, celebrating river culture! In this episode, John Wright, Josh Savino, Jimmy Beaver and Melissa Wright introduce themselves, chat about Josh’s hair, the summer monsoon and vehicle fires. The first guest is Mary Hamilton, Director of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce, …

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To The Editor: Caterpillar Avalanche

“What on earth are all those yellow caterpillars doing all over the roads? It’s like an avalanche of them! An invasion! Please tell us what they are.” – Many On The Highway Well, MOTH, there’s no denying it, these critters are everywhere. Within just a few days, it seems the desert ecosystem is full of yellow caterpillars, all moving, going …

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Judge still undecided in Tuesday election

UPDATE 8/28 5:30pm: Latest unofficial results show the following: Tozer 442 Weis 444 This (we think) includes all votes but are still not final or official. —– UPDATE 8/27 3pm: How about trying to game out the Precinct 6 Justice of the Peace race? Here’s some extra information that might help us with a prediction. (1) When we add uncounted …

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Deputy County Attorney honored for work with children

La Paz Chief Deputy County Attorney Karen Hobbs was honored by HIDTA for her work in behalf of drug endangered children. The mission of the Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) is to facilitate, support, and enhance collaborative drug control efforts among law enforcement agencies. The HIDTA awards ceremony was held on July 15, 2014 at the 34th Annual …

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