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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.

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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To The Editor: Is this weekend’s Best in the Desert race still on?


From Pete R: “If the federal government shutdown remains through this weekend, how will it affect the BlueWater Desert Challenge off-road race? I heard they were already making plans to shut it down, which means this huge event may not be happening now?! Please tell us if this is true.” ——— Most desert races require permits for usage of federal …

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Strong wind advisory across Arizona


The Arizona Department of Transportation cautions drivers that strong winds and blowing dust could impact travel today on Arizona’s highways. The National Weather Service has issued wind and blowing dust advisories for much of the state, which are in effect in some areas beginning at 9 a.m. today. Travelers along Interstate 8, Interstate 10, State Route 347 and Interstate 40 …

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Alyson Tozer on Fox 10 News

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Here is last week’s interview with former Miss La Paz County and lifelong Parker resident Alyson Tozer, who is currently in recovery from double lung transplant surgery. Video courtesy of Fox 10 Phoenix (may not work for mobile device users).

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To The Editor: Missing trailer FOUND


This from Amber Byrd: It appears a utility trailer belonging to the Soroptimist International of Parker has gone missing from Gene Price Motorsports north of Parker. Has anyone seen this trailer? If so, please call La Paz County Sheriff’s Department at (928) 669-6141. —— UPDATE: It appears the truck was stolen, towed away after 10 p.m. Monday night using a …

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Bridge reopened to traffic after fire


The bridge across the Colorado River linking Parker, AZ and Earp, CA was reopened Tuesday morning, according to Interim Parker Police Chief Clay Romo, allowing traffic to cross. Emergency personnel responded to the bridge fire at around 6:45 p.m. Monday, after a wood platform being used by construction crews building a new bridge caught alight. The structure was being used …

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Bridge on fire


MORNING UPDATE: Reportedly the bridge is open one lane only. —– A fire broke out on the bridge connecting Parker, AZ and Earp, CA Monday evening. The bridge had been under construction and it appears some construction-related temporary structures may have burned. It is not known how the fire started or whether this incident will affect the integrity of the …

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New steam train excursion to operate between Parker and Cadiz, CA


A company that captures groundwater from its property in the Mojave Desert near Route 66 is teaming up with the Arizona & California Railroad Company to run a new steam railway excursion service. Cadiz Inc. announced that it has entered into a new trackage rights agreement with the Arizona & California Railroad “that will facilitate the development of regularly schedule …

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