Thursday, October 30, 2014   

Author Archives: John Wright

Environmental statement for solar facility released

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Western Area Power Administration (Western) today released the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Quartzsite Solar Energy Project. Quartzsite Solar Energy, LLC, a subsidiary of SolarReserve, LLC, is the proponent for the project. It plans to use solar tower technology to produce up to 100 megawatts of solar-powered electricity in ... Read More »

Needy seniors to get Christmas deliveries today

KLPZ’s annual Elder Tree program culminates in two days of deliveries of hundreds of items to needy seniors throughout La Paz County. The program starts when the seniors, many of whom are housebound or lack in mobility, tell Meals on Wheels their needs this Christmas (usually basic items like house slippers, winter clothes or heaters) and some of their wants ... Read More »

Radio man Jerry Hale remembered

Gerald (Jerry) Michael Hale Sr., born May 15, 1947, passed away recently at his residence in Lake Havasu City. Known to many along the Colorado River area as the “morning man” on KZUL radio, his personality touched many. Jerry came to Arizona back in the early 1970’s to work for Lee Shoblom at KFWJ. According to Lee, “his warm and ... Read More »

Power outage affects part of Parker town

4:57pm– A power outage is affecting parts of the town of Parker. KLPZ radio is off the air. 5:50pm– An APS representative says the outage was caused by the failure of a switch bringing power from the Havasu area. Power restored. UPDATE: APS says they believe the outage was caused by a lightning strike. Thanks to John Croteau for the ... Read More »

Statements about Monday’s shooting

From Parker Police Chief Rod Mendoza: “The shooting incident that occurred yesterday was devastating and tragic to the entire community. The families directly affected are well known by everyone in our town. The emergency responders arrived quickly and worked diligently in trying to save a life but unfortunately the person did not survive. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are under ... Read More »

Officer-involved shooting in Parker

UPDATE: The original version of this article said that the suspect was in custody. Although this was true at the time, the suspect is now deceased. 3:31pm– Parker Police Chief Rod Mendoza confirmed that a CRIT Police officer shot a suspect near 19th Street and Mohave Avenue in Parker after the suspect was reported to be brandishing a hand gun. ... Read More »

Parker PD investigates recent burglaries

Parker PD Press Release: Police have been investigating burglaries that have occurred during the last several weeks. These thieves have been targeting businesses primarily from midnight to 5 a.m. At a majority of these scenes footprints and bicycle tire prints were left that evidentially led police to a residential area where convicted thieves reside. The suspects are adult males and ... Read More »