Thursday, October 30, 2014   
  • 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 ... Read More »
  • The Magic Circle

    The Magic Circle

    Winter was nearly over in Quartzsite when I received a request from my editor in Idaho where I worked summers as a reporter. ‘Hey – need a pic of a labyrinth for a photo illustration. Mine’s under 4 ft of snow. Heard there might be one in Quartzsite. ... Read More »
  • On the Edge

    On the Edge

    One of the things I like to do to amuse myself is to listen carefully to how people talk. I enjoying hearing new catchphrases come into use and then watch them as they fade away. Some phrases are short-lived, like the long lost “tubular” of the 1980’s, but ... Read More »

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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 ... Read More »

10 Sunsets: Captures by Parker Live readers

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Yesterday I shared Rauni Sue’s photo of a beautiful Parker sunset under the caption “They say the sunsets here are better than anywhere else.” And to prove it’s true, Parker Live readers – being who they are – flooded my inbox over the following hours with lots more captures from their own vantage points and their own cameras. It’s nice ... Read More »

Parker boy on kidney transplant list

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An 8 year-old Parker boy is on the list to receive a kidney transplant. Mason-Ray Corodimas lives with his grandmother Anita Flores and has been on dialysis 3 days a week at the Phoenix Children’s Dialysis Clinic. According to his family there is no definitive answer as to why his kidneys stopped working, but they decreased in function after a ... Read More »

Veterans’ court to be established in Parker

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Agencies are coming together to establish a special court for people who have been in the military, according to Bill Risen of Parker Lions Club. A veterans’ court is a special court which tries cases of minor offenses which involve veterans, particularly those diagnosed with service-related illnesses. The first veterans’ court, established in 2008 in Buffalo, New York, has been ... Read More »

Nation’s second-largest egg producer to open in La Paz County

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The second-largest egg producer in the nation is to open a 2600-acre farm with 3 million egg-laying hens in La Paz County. According to the La Paz Economic Development Corporation, Rose Acre Farms has entered into an agreement to purchase over 2,600 acres in rural La Paz County, AZ from Arizona Public Service (APS). It will be the company’s first ... Read More »

Parker Livecast #8: River Dave and the Enduro

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Listen here as we chat to River Dave of RiverDavesPlace.com, a popular website for river rats who love the Parker Strip. We talk about how he got the website started, how they run it today and their event this weekend, the famous Parker Enduro boat race. Also on the Livecast this week: sneaky unauthorized purchases using Apple Pay in Parker, ... Read More »

Jacque Nelson comes up with $43k in plea deal

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A woman who was charged with multiple counts of defrauding the Bouse Elementary School District has entered a new tentative plea agreement with the La Paz County Attorney’s Office. Jacqueline Nelson’s last plea agreement fell through when Nelson rejected it. She would have had to pay $3,500 at the beginning and another $1,800 a month until restitution was paid in ... Read More »

Parker prepares for Ebola

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“Do you see this teaspoon? Imagine an amount of blood one-fifth the size of this teaspoon. Not very big. That much blood can contain 10 billion Ebola particles in an infected person.” A classroom at Arizona Western College was packed with first responders, health care workers and others Monday for a preparedness meeting on the emerging and ever-changing Ebola threat. The La Paz ... Read More »

Residents flock to defend Buckskin Fire Chief

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“This place is gonna rumble” -Crowd member An agenda item that appeared on the October 8th meeting of the Buckskin Fire District Board drew a strong response from members of the public, and led to one person being asked to leave the meeting. “Approve/Deny to Promote, Demote, Hire, Terminate, Reprimand, Appraise or Suspend Chris Chambers, Fire Chief”, agenda item 16, ... Read More »

Same sex marriage in Arizona: Clerk in Parker ready to issue licenses

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11am- With a federal judge’s order agreeing with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and prior decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, same sex marriage has just become legal in the state of Arizona. After Attorney General Tom Horne made the decision not to appeal the decision Friday morning, Horne’s office sent letters to the court clerks in every county ... Read More »

Parker Livecast #7: John Tuba and Problem Child

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This week on the Parker Livecast, the challenges of filming off-road racing as we’re joined by John Tuba of Tuba Art Films. We also chat on the phone with Eddie Knox about setting a new world record in a drag boat last weekend on Lake Havasu, and about the plans to bring the boats to the Parker Strip next spring. ... Read More »

Minor delays possible south of Parker

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Motorists traveling between Parker and Parker South should expect minor delays today as workers apply sealant to preserve the roadway from mile posts 138 to 139. Work is scheduled between 6am and 5pm. ADOT says the sealant will help maintain the roadway for several years to come. Drivers should expect short delays as traffic is alternated through the work zone. ... Read More »

Fort Mojave Chairman runs to deliver message to CRIT

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UPDATE: “The message was delivered” – Keith Moses (Photos via KM) The Chairman of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe is running – literally – to deliver a message to the Colorado River Indian Tribes in Parker. Tim Williams was joined by some CRIT Mohave runners Tuesday morning as they ran along Highway 62 toward Parker, AZ. The party was greeted ... Read More »

5th straight win for Broncs

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The Parker Broncs won their fifth straight game and improved to 6-1 overall on the season after thoroughly beating the North Pointe Falcons on October 10 at Joe Bush Stadium in Parker. The Broncs scored on their first play on offense after Ryan Gray ran for a 77-yard TD and they scored two minutes later on their second play of ... Read More »

Parker Livecast #6: China Garden Song and the Desert Challenge

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This week on the Parker Livecast, John Wright, Josh Savino and Mike Collins are in the studio and joined by Jimmy Beaver on the phone to talk about this weekend’s big desert race. We recap last weekend, listen to an original song parody, mourn the loss of China Garden and review porta-potties. Listen using the player here! Leave feedback in ... Read More »