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.

Highway 62 closed due to flooding: now open

UPDATE 7/15: Caltrans says there are no traffic restrictions now. Original: Coming to Parker this weekend? Highway 62 is currently closed due to flood damage caused by the storms this week. Caltrans says the highway is closed from the junction of US 95 (at Vidal Junction) to the state line (at Parker, AZ). Closed: Parker Live recommends that traffic between …

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Holy Monsoon: First rain of the year

Parker receives first proper rainfall of 2014 It’s going to get steamy today! The Arizona monsoon arrived in full force this past week, bringing much-needed rain, excitement and beauty, humid days and its share of damage too. Before I tell you about our rainfall, let’s remember this is an El Niño year, which makes the season forecast wetter than it …

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Storm hits Parker: power, trees down

6:15pm– A heavy storm forecast by the National Weather Service just after 5pm hit the Parker area just minutes ago, bringing sheets of rain, lightning, low visibility for traffic and running washes. Trees are down. Power down for some Parker residents, spotty elsewhere. Turn around, don’t drown. 6:37pm– The NWS is extending a flash flood warning through 9pm.

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Back to school vaccinations available now

Back-to-school preparations are taking place across the county and La Paz County Health Department are reminding parents about a very important item to add to the list: vaccinations. The health department will be offering back-to-school vaccinations every Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., at 1112 Joshua Ave, Suite 206 in Parker. “We usually …

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Sheriff: Prisoner at County Jail costing taxpayers “a fortune”

A current prisoner of La Paz County is costing taxpayers “a fortune”, according to Sheriff John Drum. Drum, speaking at a Board of Supervisors meeting last Wednesday morning, said that the prisoner in question is pregnant and needing a lot of medical attention. “She is on AHCCCS, but access to AHCCCS is not falling into play while she’s in custody,” …

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Multiple agencies aid in return of abducted children

Four abducted children have been returned to their father after their mother, who does not have legal custody, took them as far as Barstow, CA before being apprehended. On Saturday, June 28th at approximately 5:00 a.m., the four children were returned to the custodial parent by way of combined efforts of Parker Police Department, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department …

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BLM puts fire restrictions into place

The federal Bureau of Land Management has announced Stage 2 fire restrictions for the Lake Havasu Field Office jurisdictions, which includes the Parker Strip. Since June 20th, fire and smoking restrictions are being enforced on all public lands within the area. These restrictions are similar to thoseimplemented in other areas in Arizona. The BLM is asking the public to use …

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Town of Parker releases water report

The Town of Parker has prepared the Water Quality Report for calendar year 2013. The purpose of the report is to provide information to Town residents and water customers on the quality of the Town’s drinking water. Included within this report are general health information, water quality test results and water system contacts. The 2013 Water Quality Report can be …

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