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  • Why good relationships take work

    Why good relationships take work

    The other day I heard someone quote from Thomas Paine’s famous pamphlet The Crisis, published on December 23rd, 1776. You know, the one that starts, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” That’s the part we always hear quoted and usually that’s about all we hear from ... Read More »
  • Desert, Dust, & Horsepower

    Desert, Dust, & Horsepower

      What a wonderful weekend of wild off-road racing! If I’m being completely honest it was a very intense week full of preparations, planning, and execution of community events. One of these events was the 6th Annual Parker Downtown Experience. Over the past six years this event has ... Read More »

Articles in chronological order

Cate Mueller, Parker Live columnist, passes away

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Parker Live columnist Cate Mueller passed away at her home in Bouse, AZ Saturday morning after a sickness lasting over a year. Cate grew up in Modesto, CA the daughter of a Navy dad, and attended Cal State at Fresno. She arrived in Arizona in January 2002 as a new full-time RVer with her partner Donna, having been told by ... Read More »

Parker Livecast #20: Cruisin’ with Josh and John

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On this week’s edition of the Parker Livecast, John Wright and Josh Savino hit the river road, taking a tour of the Parker Strip before the heat of summer, conversing all the way about the sights and sounds of the Parker area. This drive takes them north on the Arizona side, over Parker Dam, south with the river on the ... Read More »

Third party awarded restitution funds in Nelson case

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A third party claimant has been awarded part of the restitution funds paid to the court by Jacque Nelson, who was convicted of defrauding the Bouse School District. Nelson, who was convicted of two crimes against the school district 26 miles east of Parker, paid $43,000 in restitution to the court as part of her plea agreement. During the Judgment, ... Read More »

Desert, Dust, & Horsepower

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  What a wonderful weekend of wild off-road racing! If I’m being completely honest it was a very intense week full of preparations, planning, and execution of community events. One of these events was the 6th Annual Parker Downtown Experience. Over the past six years this event has quickly grown to be one of the largest, most highly attended functions ... Read More »

Parker 425 winner: Gary Weyrich

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Photo: Race-Dezert.com (more HERE) Race leaders were dropping like flies all day Saturday, as the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker 425 presented by Impact kept everyone on their toes. The first big news was that crowd favorite Robby Gordon had dropped out after less than half a lap, a problem with the motor in his #77 trophy truck leaving him ... Read More »

Parker Livecast #19: The Spectator’s Guide to the Parker 425

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Photo: Melissa Wright Photography Are you thinking about coming to Parker, AZ for the big race on Saturday but don’t know a lot about it? If so, we’ve got you covered! Here it is: the Spectator’s Guide to the Parker 425. Index below! Enjoy. 4:12 – What is the Parker 425? 12:15 – Schedule of Events 16:30 – Best Spectator ... Read More »

Viewfinder: Unwrapping

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Jim Beaver unleashes his new truck design ahead of Saturday’s BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker 425. Record or near-record entries possible. Good luck racers! Watch Parker Live all day Saturday for live coverage and updates. Read More »

Why good relationships take work

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The other day I heard someone quote from Thomas Paine’s famous pamphlet The Crisis, published on December 23rd, 1776. You know, the one that starts, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” That’s the part we always hear quoted and usually that’s about all we hear from it, other than the line about “summer soldiers.” But it turns out ... Read More »

Parker Livecast #18: Casey Folks interview

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Racing association director announces new deal with BLM granting the Parker 250 and Parker 425 for the next TEN YEARS On this week’s podcast, Casey Folks’ thoughts about Robby Gordon, his typical day running Best In The Desert, record entries for the Parker 425, why he banned drones on the course and a special announcement about the future of the ... Read More »

Drop your prescriptions in this box when you’re done with them

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A new ‘RX Dropbox’ located at Parker Police Department is proving to be a success. The box, which accepts expired and unused medication to dispose of, is part of a broader movement to try to combat prescription drug abuse, and restrict teenagers’ access to them. Parker Police Chief Clay Romo is in charge of the dropbox, which has been there ... Read More »

Parker Livecast #17: Chinese restaurant to rebuild?

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One of the most common questions we get at Parker Live lately is this: ‘What’s happening with China Garden?’ The building, which burned down in October, is currently in a cleaning-out-to-rebuild phase, but will China Garden be moving back in? John Wright asks Josh Savino that question on this week’s edition of the Parker Livecast. Also on this episode: Josh’s ... Read More »

Parker Livecast #16: Hiccups and Weddings

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It’s a new year, and a new edition of the Parker Livecast with your hosts John Wright and Josh Savino. In this irreverent episode, John explains why he wouldn’t use the bathroom while Josh was in the one next door, Josh talks about performing a wedding in which the audience didn’t get his jokes, and John can’t stop hiccupping while ... Read More »

Documentary screening highlights sex trafficking

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BlueWater Cinemas in Parker was host to a special screening of the documentary film Tricked last week in collaboration with PAACE, the County Attorney’s Office and the Arizona Crime Prevention Association. The film highlights the issue of sex trafficking, in which underage girls and young women are exploited as prostitutes, some as young as 13 years old. The ACPA’s Kathleen ... Read More »

To The Editor: Are teachers having to buy their own classroom supplies?

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A Parker Live reader suggests that budget cuts have left teachers without basic classroom supplies: “My relatives are teachers at the Elementary School in Parker. At our family gatherings they often tell us about their hard-won achievements and struggles as the school year progresses. Being a teacher is a tough job, and is becoming more difficult. Budget cuts put a ... Read More »

Jacque Nelson gets 1.5 years in prison, 7 years probation

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A woman who pleaded guilty to multiple counts of defrauding the Bouse Elementary School District has been sentenced to 1.5 years in prison at the Arizona Department of Corrections. Jacque Nelson, who prosecutors said wrote herself checks from District funds, entered into a plea agreement with the La Paz County Attorney’s Office, with the maximum available prison term and 7 years of ‘white ... Read More »

CRIT responds to news article stirring tensions

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An article that appeared in the Havasu News-Herald, the Parker Pioneer and the Palo Verde Times has been stirring some tensions about the intentions of the Colorado River Indian Tribes over its lands, and the Tribes have now responded in a public statement. The ‘news’, which the Parker Live website did not attempt to cover, reported that CRIT is considering ... Read More »