To the Editor

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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To The Editor: Is this property developer littering the river with boulders?

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve received more than a few requests to look into a Moonridge-area property development not far from Parker Dam, and some accusations that the contractors grading the hillside are allowing rocks and large boulders to land in the Colorado River. So, the other day I drove up there to see for myself and get some …

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To The Editor: Can anyone help?

“I’ve known this lady a lot of years. Since her house fire I’ve been going over to her property and cleaning up and trying to save what I can from the debris. She just got here from Texas and is putting out a fortune on motel rooms to try and help me with the cleanup. She went to the County …

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To The Editor: Is this your jetski?

Are you missing a Kawasaki jetski? If so, it was found floating in the river over the Labor Day weekend by a Parker Live reader who wants to get it back to its owner. If you can identify the ski, or know somebody who may be missing one, let us know HERE and we’ll pass your details along to the …

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To The Editor: Whose tattered flag is this?

Occasionally, Parker Live readers notice bad flag etiquette in the Parker area, and this one aroused particular attention because it belongs to… the federal Post Office facility in the town of Parker, AZ. I received this photo in my inbox this morning, which immediately called to mind this quote: “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is …

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To The Editor: Will the Colorado mine spill affect the Parker Strip?

UPDATE 8/18: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) officials announced today it has examined data provided by states upstream of Lake Powell and closer to the Gold King Mine spill. ADEQ’s analysis of data released by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality of samples collected about 100 miles from Lake Powell (closest Utah sample) shows that water quality conditions in …

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