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.

Jessica Quickle to be next Superior Court Judge

Defense attorney Jessica Quickle will be the next Judge of the La Paz County Superior Court after a close race was decided with additional votes counted over a week after election day. At the end of the final unofficial tally, transmitted to the Secretary of State Wednesday night, 24 votes separated Quickle from her opponent. Quickle has a total of …

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Tribes’ fallow deal passes Congress

UPDATE April 9th: The fallow offer by CRIT has now been passed by both Houses of Congress as part of the larger Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan. It awaits the President’s signature, and is expected to become law. Both the House and Senate versions of the plan are identical and will require that the Interior Secretary authorize the water allocation …

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Key La Paz County races too close to call

UPDATE: “We will process the remaining 576 ballots on Tuesday the 13th at the earliest and hopefully by Thursday the 15th at the latest. Thanks.” – Kevin Scholl, LPC Elections — Key local races in La Paz County were too close to call at the end of election night. The first unofficial results were released late on Tuesday night, with …

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Several road construction projects to affect traffic

There are several road construction projects at various stages that Parker area motorists may want to know about. Here’s Parker Live summary of the projects, including how and when they may affect travel. Vicksburg Road between Hwy 60 and Hwy 72 Nov 6th – Nov 13th People traveling between Parker and the Phoenix metro area may want to go via …

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Why Arizona votes matter, where to vote

The midterm election is here Tuesday, and Arizona votes matter more than usual. Here’s why. In typical U.S. elections, most states are ‘in the bag’ for one party or the other from the very beginning. For example, Oklahoma is a solid red state, voting Republican in every election for the last 70 years, while Hawaii is a solid blue state, …

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Big changes at Parker area state parks amid controversy

There are big changes in progress at state parks on the Parker Strip and Lake Havasu amid an administrative controversy for Arizona State Parks & Trails. Parks Director Sue Black and her top deputy were both suspended on Thursday after the state Attorney General’s Office opened a criminal investigation of the agency. The probe comes over allegations that Parks repeatedly …

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To The Editor: On Sandy Giles ‘Cold Case’

In May 2017, Parker Live was one of the few news outlets to cover the disappearance of an Alabama woman called Sandy Giles. The story generated a lot of interest and speculation in the Parker area, because Sandy’s car was discovered not far outside of town, a few miles west on CA-62. There were precious few clues as to where …

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River Cribs II

You know you wanna see inside this place. Parker Live ‘River Cribs’ is back! This 5,517 square-foot vacation home is the ultimate way to enjoy the Parker Strip. — Read the comments on our Facebook page HERE.

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Another murder case dismissed, lack of evidence

After hearing evidence for several days in a murder case in Parker, the trial judge dismissed the entire case due to a lack of evidence, chastising prosecutor Karen Hobbs in the process, dismissing the jury and letting the defendant go free. The unusual ruling was made in response to a motion by the defendant under Rule 20, which states that …

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Viewfinder: Running Man II

The second fuel station by the Colorado River Indian Tribes opened to the public last week in a Grand Opening ceremony on the north side of the town of Parker. It was attended by Tribal Council, bird singers and dancers, other local dignitaries and members of the public. Photos by Josh Savino.

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