Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Author Archives: John Wright

Parker man faces drug and weapons charges in Blythe

According to the Palo Verde Times, Parker man Mark Paterson, 47, was booked into the Blythe Jail for the following charges: Possession of a controlled substance, transportation of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance while armed, under the influence of a controlled substance while armed, carrying a concealed firearm and carrying a loaded firearm. He was discovered to ... Read More »

Quartzsite makes front of national paper

It isn’t the first time the town of Quartzsite, in La Paz County, AZ, has been in the national news, and it probably won’t be the last. But this may be one of the only times the small desert town hits the front cover of a newspaper with worldwide circulation. The USA Today, with a circulation of around 1.8 million ... Read More »

This weekend

Saturday- Enduro Boat Racing Food Drive Poker Run Chilli Cookoff The Dig Halloween Costume Contest   Sunday- 1st week: County Park Swapmeet Family Fun Day Red Ribbon Week Read More »

Heavy winds forecast for Friday

If you’ve been leaving your house opened up this week to the wonderful afternoon temps and clear, calm nights, you may want to remember to close it up before you go to bed tonight. The National Weather Service is forecasting gusts of 40 mph starting at 2 a.m. Friday, and continuing into Friday afternoon. See the wind advisory HERE. Read More »

Heart disease leading cause of death in La Paz

La Paz County Health Department figures show that the leading causes of death in the county are heart disease and cancer. Other causes are accidents, suicides and alcohol-related deaths like liver disease. The Health Department says that tobacco use, diet, physical inactivity, obesity and alcohol all contribute to heart disease. Visit the CDC website for more information on staying healthy ... Read More »

Foster takes seat as Mayor of Quartzsite

Ed Foster took his seat as the Mayor of Quartzsite Tuesday morning after prevailing in Superior Court last week. A resolution complying with the order of Judge Michael Burke was passed by the council, with all present members voting to seat him immediately. Foster, who was sitting in the audience, got up and said he had asked Magistrate Court Judge Lawrence ... Read More »

Parker man jailed for 8 years for sex abuse

Today, Jesse Thomas Quijada, 21, of Parker, Ariz., and a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 97 months federal prison and lifetime supervised release. Quijada pleaded guilty on July 16, 2012, to aggravated sexual abuse, and consented to be proceeded against as an adult. According to court documents, in ... Read More »