To the Editor

To The Editor: Concerns over Buckskin Fire Board

Here’s a letter from John Mihelich, owner of J.A. Johnny’s and candidate for Buckskin Fire Board in the 2016 election: “Just over 2 years ago the BFD board pushed the boundaries of the spirit of the open meeting laws. They tried to fire the chief without cause. Constituents rallied and the one business person on the board finally recognized a …

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To The Editor: Will police arrest clowns this weekend?

“I heard a rumor that Parker Police Department will be arresting anyone that dresses up as a clown for Halloween, do you know if that is true?” Clowns Are Taboo Thanks for the message, CAT. Across the U.S. and the world, stories having been surfacing in the media about people calling police to report being menaced by people in clown …

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To The Editor: From Karen Hobbs

After last night’s ‘Meet the Candidates’ event, I received this from Karen Hobbs, who is the Chief Deputy County Attorney: Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap “I never expected the lyrics of an AC/DC song from the 70s to become the background music for my mother’s teachings about making good choices. My mother taught us kids what she considered to be …

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To The Editor: Who is Ken Tuff?

UPDATE: This question has been definitively answered! CLICK HERE for the full story. — Original article: Parker Live received this email recently: “Every time we come to Parker, we pass the river bridge where it says ‘KEN TUFF – RIVER RATZ on the concrete. How long has it been there and who is Ken Tuff? Do you guys know?” What …

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To The Editor: The owner of this boat cuts dog park ropes?

We received this message Monday at Parker Live: “Looking for a man in a pontoon boat with Oklahoma plates who has taken down and destroyed the only safe swimming area for dogs along the river. He has done this three times. There is a roped-off area for the dogs to swim in. It is constructed of boat rope and approximately …

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To The Editor: Boating restrictions on Lake Havasu?

UPDATE added at bottom, 5/10/2016. Second UPDATE added at bottom, 6/16/2016. — Here’s a question! “John, have you anything to say about the new restrictions on parts of the lake? I know your site is mostly about the Parker area but this affects us boaters a lot. The effect on tourism will be terrible. Thanks for all that you do.” …

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To The Editor: No turn lane at Desert Bar road as promised?

Here’s one: “Why the hell did we just pay almost two million dollars to widen Highway 95 at Cienega Springs Road when the lines are drawn exactly the same way as they were before? Was it a mistake? Or did taxpayers just buy some really expensive shoulders instead of a turn lane as promised?” – The Ultimate Roadway Numbskullery Thanks …

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To The Editor: Why are fuel prices so high in Parker?

Here’s a Parker Live reader with a common question: “I’ve watched fuel prices go up and down like we all have, but over the last year it seems prices nationally have fallen everywhere but here. Even in Bullhead City, the price of fuel seems to be lower. I understand taxes play a role, but with the price at the pump …

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To The Editor: When will the annual river drawdown begin?

“Do you know when the Corps of Engineers is lowering the water level on the Parker Strip?” – Nancy I haven’t lived in Parker long enough to remember the 10-foot drawdowns that would happen annually and expose much of the riverbed to the open air. For the past number of years, the annual drawdown has been only about a foot …

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