Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Author Archives: John Wright

Attorney General declines to prosecute Quartzsite Police Chief

Quartzsite Police Chief Jeff Gilbert says he has been exonerated of wrongdoing by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, after the prosecutor declined to act on complaints initiated by Mayor Ed Foster. The Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigated Gilbert and Quartzsite Police Sergeant Xavier Frausto, according to Gilbert’s statement, on the basis of one of several complaints filed over ... Read More »

Sheriff to enforce new booster seat law

The La Paz County Sheriff’s Office sent out a memo today reminding citizens of the State of Arizona’s new law regarding childrens’ booster seats that went into effect on August 2nd. The new law requires all children who are either younger than 8 years old, or who are less than 4 feet 9 inches tall (4′ 9″) to be sitting ... Read More »

In memory of Daniel Pierce

La Paz County District 1 Supervisor Sandy Pierce has asked Parker Live to thank the community for its condolences and love after the death of her son Daniel. She asks that the community donate money to the Parker Senior Center and to Parker Food Bank in lieu of flowers at this time. Daniel, who was 32 years old, passed away ... Read More »

Judge sets hearing in Foster election case

A hearing has been set for Quartzsite Mayor-in-Waiting Ed Foster’s case asking a court to seat him as mayor of the town. In La Paz County Superior Court this morning, Judge Burke declined to issue an ex parte order seating Foster as mayor right away, opting to give the Town of Quartzsite a chance to defend their actions “disqualifying” Foster ... Read More »

Meet the Candidates!

UPDATE: The original event had the candidates for Sheriff on August 21st; that has now been changed below as Sheriff candidates will now appear on August 14th instead. The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce will host two Meet the Candidates events this month. The reason for two sessions is because of the large number of folks running for offices in La ... Read More »

What’s Going On?

To add your non-profit event flyer to future ‘What’s Going On?’ posts, please send to johnwright@klpz1380.com. To see a list of events by date, click here. Read More »

Of Councils and Gods

This week’s meeting of the Quartzsite Council has an item on its agenda that piqued my interest: “Discussion of letter received from the Freedom from Religious Foundation [sic] and possible action to replace prayer with a moment of silence as invocation.” I don’t know how the Freedom from Religion Foundation found Quartzsite, but it’s likely that one of the hundreds ... Read More »