Saturday, March 28, 2015   
  • Freedom (Part 1)

    Freedom (Part 1)

    I suppose I ought to save this for July 4th or some other patriotic holiday, but it’s been on my mind a lot lately, so I wanted to share it with you now. As a first for this column I’m going to make this the first of two ... 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 »

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Parker Livecast #22: Catfish Junction and a new Miss La Paz

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Listen to the band Catfish Junction play live, AND hear sisters Hailey and Victoria Ferris talk about becoming Miss La Paz and Miss La Paz Outstanding Teen. Also on this week’s episode of the Parker Livecast, Josh and John chat about fitness trackers, upcoming events, The Beetis and cholesterol. It’s a packed edition of our regular podcast, and it’s available ... Read More »

Bill Williams to close for a few days

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The Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge will be closed temporarily from April 6th until April 9th. “We are putting down new gravel and regrading the parking lots,” said Catherine Bell at the Refuge. “We are also going to be repairing the non-motorized boat launch to make it easier for canoers and kayakers to load and unload their boats.” The ... Read More »

Water in Parker: the illusion of plenty

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With the fourth year of record-breaking drought, the claim that California has only one year of water left in its reservoirs is pretty headline-grabbing. It’s also not quite true, according to Jeffrey Kightlinger, the general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Quoted in WIRED magazine, Kightlinger says the state will have ways of stretching water reserves out ... Read More »

Parker Livecast #21: Miss La Paz contestants

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Six contestants for Miss La Paz County join us on the Parker Livecast this week, to talk about this year’s pageant, difficult interview questions and how to keep a swimsuit in place. Also: John Wright, Josh Savino and Michael Collins talk about life in the 80s, why more people from Parker don’t go to Joshua Tree National Park, and some ... Read More »

First Things First: Lanna’s Libraries

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Lanna Flood had a passion for working with young children, so it was a fitting tribute when members of Parker Apostolic Church made a special donation in Flood’s memory to students at the Colorado River Indian Tribes Head Start preschool. Church members collected more than 100 children’s books to stock 10 mobile carts donated by First Things First as part ... Read More »

Contestants for Miss La Paz and Outstanding Teen 2015

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Six young women will be vying for the title of Miss La Paz County at the County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 14th at 8pm. In addition, three will compete in the Outstanding Teen event the night before, Friday, March 13th at 8pm on the same stage. Get to know the contestants here before the big events! —– Jessica Aaker (17) ... Read More »

Freedom (Part 1)

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I suppose I ought to save this for July 4th or some other patriotic holiday, but it’s been on my mind a lot lately, so I wanted to share it with you now. As a first for this column I’m going to make this the first of two parts since I have a lot to say on this subject. I’ve ... Read More »

County schedules cleanup days

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The La Paz County Board of Supervisors has announced its 2015 ‘cleanup days’, during which the County partners with Republic Services to offer convenient bulk disposal that discourages dumping in the desert. Attendants at four locations will help direct residents to drop their bulk items in bins provided, including those items too large for normal household trash collection. There are ... Read More »

Homicide suspect dead after chase ends in La Paz County

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UPDATE Monday: Mugshot added below. A vehicle pursuit of two homicide suspects ended in La Paz County, AZ Saturday night after one of the suspects was fatally shot by police. The incident began after the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office released an ‘attempt to locate’ for two murder suspects possibly headed towards Arizona on Interstate 10. When California authorities located the ... Read More »

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 »