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.

Native film director looking for finishing funds for new feature

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Hi all, Sydney Freeland, a filmmaker who visited Parker last month as part of the Native Visions film festival, is looking for funds to finish her feature film Drunktown’s Finest. Sydney has a $30,000 goal set on Kickstarter, with various incentives offered in return for your help. So go check it out! The movie is about life on the reservation …

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Quartzsite Police Chief Jeff Gilbert fired

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The contract of Quartzsite Police Chief Jeff Gilbert, for years the subject of attention while clashing with a faction of town residents who opposed him, was terminated Tuesday by the Quartzsite Town Council. At the regularly scheduled council meeting, members convened in an Executive Session to discuss Gilbert’s contract. They reconvened in public session and voted to terminate his contract …

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National debt, historically speaking


Our country began in debt. In 1776, the most important task facing the Founders was to win the Revolutionary War. If they had lost, the leaders would have been executed for treason. As Benjamin Franklin said “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately,” As we have all seen over the past decade, wars cost money, …

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Shutdown creates need for food for elderly: how you can help


Parker Senior Center is dealing with the potential loss of government funding for its Meals on Wheels service, which brings meals to needy senior citizens across La Paz County. A possible furlough of WACOG (the Western Arizona Council of Governments) is threatening to affect Meals on Wheels, according to Bill Risen, because 60 percent of the program’s funding comes from …

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Parker Live lives!


If I had a buck for every call, email, text message or comment where someone asked a variation of the question, “What’s up with Parker Live?”, I could buy my own comedian to follow me around and distract me with mirth from the horribleness of dealing with our hosting company over the past few days. On Friday, after several similar …

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Poor Old October


Everyone goes through times in their lives when things just don’t seem to work right at all. The situation goes from bad to worse and you can end up feeling pretty low. I wonder if that could be true of seasons and months as well? The other day I was wondering about how it would feel to be October and …

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