Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Author Archives: John Wright

The BlueWater Desert Challenge begins today

Off-road racing returns to Parker this weekend with the Best in the Desert BlueWater Challenge. The race is the fifth event in the six-race 2012 ‘American Off-Road Racing Series’. It’s unique in the series as a 2-day multi-race format that features truck, car and UTV classes running both days for combined results to determine the winners. Racers will navigate the ... Read More »

Delays between Parker and Quartzsite this weekend

The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin a project to repair a section of State Route 95 north of Quartzsite Thursday, Oct. 11 and will work through Saturday, Oct. 13. Traffic will be intermittently stopped and workers will escort drivers through the work zone from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Drivers should allow extra travel time between Quartzsite and ... Read More »

Local couple acknowledged for support of troops

For the past eight years Bill and Barbara Risen have been the moving force behind Parker’s annual “Christmas for the Troops” campaign, mailing over 1,000 packages to US Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. They were recently presented with this plaque of gratitude by 1st Lt. Kristoffer Bachmann of the 578th Engineering Battalion. The 578th received several packages in 2011 from ... Read More »

Quartzsite council votes against seating Foster

Against their attorney’s advice, the Quartzsite Council voted against seating Mayor Ed Foster this morning during a contentious council meeting where a settlement in the case was up for a vote. After convening behind closed doors with their attorney, the council members returned in front of the gathered audience and council member Mike Jewitt read the motion, which admitted that ... Read More »

Parker man pleads guilty to child abuse

On October 2, 2012, Brice Little, 29, of Parker, Ariz., pleaded guilty to child abuse, in federal district court in Phoenix. According to the plea agreement, Little, a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, was caring for a four-month-old child on March 29, 2011, while the child’s mother was out. Little heard a noise and found the baby on ... Read More »

Continuance in Foster case, possible settlement?

Nobody’s talking officially, but reports that Ed Foster may soon be seated as mayor of Quartzsite surfaced Wednesday night as a potential settlement may soon put an end to the legal battle over May’s election results. Today’s oral arguments have been officially continued until October 17th, which may be a sign that the attorneys in the case agree on enough ... Read More »