Saturday, November 22, 2014   
  • November: The Holidays Begin

    November: The Holidays Begin

    When you stop to think about it, we celebrate a lot of holidays in America. Just like everywhere else I guess. It seems that people have a deep-seated desire to stop and mark important dates or times and significant or meaningful events. As we enter November and December ... Read More »
  • 12 reasons I love Parker, AZ

    12 reasons I love Parker, AZ

    I was working in San Francisco last weekend. When I’m out of town and people ask what part of Arizona I live in, I usually say something like, “West side, a stone’s throw from California.” If they keep talking I add something like, “South of Lake Havasu”, assuming ... Read More »
  • TOURISM TALK: #cooldown2014

    TOURISM TALK: #cooldown2014

    #cooldown2014 Josh Savino- Tourism Coordinator-Parker Area Tourism Take a step outside right around sunset and you’ll immediately realize that the season has changed. Gone are the days of triple digit heat and 90+ degree nights. Yes, it is officially Fall and with that comes an entirely different breed ... Read More »

Articles in chronological order

Parker Livecast #12: Thanksgiving on the River

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Happy Thanksgiving! On this week’s edition of the Parker Livecast, we chat about what our listeners will likely be doing this week, turkey cooking methods and holiday traditions. Also on the Livecast this week: Lt. Curt Bagby of the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office jumps on the phone to follow up on last week’s conversation about marijuana law. It turns ... Read More »

Nine suspected drug dealers arrested

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Nine people have been arrested in a “roundup” of suspected drug dealers this week in the areas of the Parker Strip and the north part of Parker valley. According to the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office, on November 18th, 2014, the Narcotics Task Force made the arrests in the roundup which consisted of officers/agents from the La Paz County Sheriff’s ... Read More »

Highway 62 much deadlier than average highway, Desert Sun reports

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A report in the Desert Sun newspaper identifies Highway 62 between Palm Springs, CA and Parker, AZ as a “death trap”, saying that the road is 3 times deadlier than average California highways. The newspaper also claims that the portion of the road that lies between Twentynine Palms and Parker (the stretch closest to the Arizona border) is deadlier still, ... Read More »

To The Editor: Fill the Truck!

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Hello, I am looking for some publicity on our FILL THE TRUCK event. I am the chair for La Paz County Young Farmers and Ranchers program and we are teaming up with Parker Motor Company to do a food drive for our local food banks. It’s simple. There is a truck parked outside Parker Motor Co with a Banner on ... Read More »

Parker Livecast #11: Marijuana and other laws of the river

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What are the differences between Arizona and California marijuana laws? If you have a prescription card in California, how is it treated by the authorities in Parker, AZ? How does Arizona law treat DUIs, guns and other issues? Our special guest this week is Julie LaBenz, Attorney at Law, and she brings some new case law to talk about. Also ... Read More »

Marine veteran rides through Parker

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Marine veteran Matt Littrell spent a few days in Parker, AZ this week on his way across the country on horseback. Matt is riding from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to Camp Pendleton, California to help raise money for the Semper Fi Fund. The Semper Fi fund is an organization that provides assistance to wounded veterans who suffer from visible and ... Read More »

Attorney’s bear hug leads to guilty plea

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An attorney who practices in Mohave and La Paz counties has pleaded guilty to assault after a courtroom incident in Lake Havasu City. Local lawyer Vincent A. Iannone, 61, is reported to have walked up behind a female colleague in the courtroom and bear hugged her, clasping his arms around her chest and holding them there. The judge was not ... Read More »

Town of Parker to hold public auction

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The Town of Parker is to have a public auction, selling off used vehicles, equipment and surplus materials to the highest bidders. According to the Town, the auction “will be conducted through competitive oral bidding with the final sale being to the highest bidder.” All items will be sold as-is. The public is invited to come and see the items ... Read More »

Parker Livecast #10: “If the hens became self-aware”

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On this week’s edition of the Parker Livecast, we engage in a free-flowing ramble of unlinked subjects, including love, culture and road safety. We also chat to KLPZ football commentator Randy Hartless on the status of the Parker Broncs football team and their postseason prospects, Collins records a public service announcement (PSA), and we contemplate what would happen if Rose ... Read More »

Free grapes: truck opened to community

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A semi trailer full of fresh grapes has been written off after an accident and the grapes are being given for free to the community. Parker Towing’s Mark Schifo prioritized the poor and needy with the first selection of the produce, and as of 1 p.m. many various agencies had been to collect some for their projects and programs. Now, ... Read More »

La Paz County goes to the polls

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It turns out that the tastes of La Paz County voters are largely in line with the rest of the state of Arizona. Former Cold Stone Creamery CEO Doug Ducey, who will be Arizona’s new governor after yesterday’s election, was also favored by La Paz County voters with 68 percent of the local vote. For District 4 House of Representatives, ... Read More »

Parker Treasure Hunt: November

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Ladies and gentlemen, the Parker Treasure Hunt is back! Ah, Fall is here and the promise of cooler temps! The Parker Treasure Hunt is back for the month of October. We’ll add a clue every day until the prize marker is found, when it can be traded for $100 in cold, hard cash at Lane’s Auto Care & Tire Pros. ... Read More »

November: The Holidays Begin

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When you stop to think about it, we celebrate a lot of holidays in America. Just like everywhere else I guess. It seems that people have a deep-seated desire to stop and mark important dates or times and significant or meaningful events. As we enter November and December we are entering what most people call “the holiday season.” Not that ... Read More »

Parker Livecast #9: Ghost Hunting and Power Lifting

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In this Halloween episode of the Parker Livecast we recap Josh’s experience hunting ghosts this week in Parker-area abandoned buildings. We also talk to 16 year old Ashley Hoban, a Parker High School Junior who’s just taken a world record in power lifting! We celebrate her achievement and make note that – despite being very strong – she does not ... Read More »

TOURISM TALK: #cooldown2014

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#cooldown2014 Josh Savino- Tourism Coordinator-Parker Area Tourism Take a step outside right around sunset and you’ll immediately realize that the season has changed. Gone are the days of triple digit heat and 90+ degree nights. Yes, it is officially Fall and with that comes an entirely different breed of tourist: Winter Visitors. Winter Visitors flock to the desert southwest annually ... Read More »