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.

Parker Livecast #12: Thanksgiving on the River

Happy Thanksgiving! On this week’s edition of the Parker Livecast, we chat about what our listeners will likely be doing this week, turkey cooking methods and holiday traditions. Also on the Livecast this week: Lt. Curt Bagby of the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office jumps on the phone to follow up on last week’s conversation about marijuana law. It turns …

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Nine suspected drug dealers arrested

Nine people have been arrested in a “roundup” of suspected drug dealers this week in the areas of the Parker Strip and the north part of Parker valley. According to the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office, on November 18th, 2014, the Narcotics Task Force made the arrests in the roundup which consisted of officers/agents from the La Paz County Sheriff’s …

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Highway 62 much deadlier than average highway, Desert Sun reports

A report in the Desert Sun newspaper identifies Highway 62 between Palm Springs, CA and Parker, AZ as a “death trap”, saying that the road is 3 times deadlier than average California highways. The newspaper also claims that the portion of the road that lies between Twentynine Palms and Parker (the stretch closest to the Arizona border) is deadlier still, …

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To The Editor: Fill the Truck!

Hello, I am looking for some publicity on our FILL THE TRUCK event. I am the chair for La Paz County Young Farmers and Ranchers program and we are teaming up with Parker Motor Company to do a food drive for our local food banks. It’s simple. There is a truck parked outside Parker Motor Co with a Banner on …

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Parker Livecast #11: Marijuana and other laws of the river

What are the differences between Arizona and California marijuana laws? If you have a prescription card in California, how is it treated by the authorities in Parker, AZ? How does Arizona law treat DUIs, guns and other issues? Our special guest this week is Julie LaBenz, Attorney at Law, and she brings some new case law to talk about. Also …

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Marine veteran rides through Parker

Marine veteran Matt Littrell spent a few days in Parker, AZ this week on his way across the country on horseback. Matt is riding from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to Camp Pendleton, California to help raise money for the Semper Fi Fund. The Semper Fi fund is an organization that provides assistance to wounded veterans who suffer from visible and …

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Attorney’s bear hug leads to guilty plea

An attorney who practices in Mohave and La Paz counties has pleaded guilty to assault after a courtroom incident in Lake Havasu City. Local lawyer Vincent A. Iannone, 61, is reported to have walked up behind a female colleague in the courtroom and bear hugged her, clasping his arms around her chest and holding them there. The judge was not …

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Town of Parker to hold public auction

The Town of Parker is to have a public auction, selling off used vehicles, equipment and surplus materials to the highest bidders. According to the Town, the auction “will be conducted through competitive oral bidding with the final sale being to the highest bidder.” All items will be sold as-is. The public is invited to come and see the items …

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Parker Livecast #10: “If the hens became self-aware”

On this week’s edition of the Parker Livecast, we engage in a free-flowing ramble of unlinked subjects, including love, culture and road safety. We also chat to KLPZ football commentator Randy Hartless on the status of the Parker Broncs football team and their postseason prospects, Collins records a public service announcement (PSA), and we contemplate what would happen if Rose …

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