John Wright

John is Editor of Parker Live. He is also the host of a daily afternoon radio show on KLPZ 1380am and a documentary filmmaker.

Hollie Lucas appointed as new Court Clerk

Governor Doug Ducey announced the appointment of Hollie Lucas as La Paz County Clerk of the Superior Court on Tuesday. The appointment fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Megan Spielman. Under Arizona law, the vacancy created by the resignation is filled by gubernatorial appointment until the next general election in 2022. “Hollie’s career shows her dedication to La …

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Man drowns near Havasu Landing, body recovered

A man drowned on Lake Havasu Saturday amid windy conditions and rough water, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. On Saturday, deputies responded to a report of a drowning victim near the Havasu Landing Resort and Casino, which is directly opposite Lake Havasu City on the California side of the lake. It was discovered the victim, David Radine, 58 …

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CRIT Vice Chairman Keith Moses resigns, talks joys of progress

The Vice Chairman of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, Keith Moses, has resigned. In an online video, he talked about the joys of seeing the progress CRIT has made over the past few years. Moses first took office in 2015 after many years in other local roles. During his time as Vice Chairman, the tribal council explored and implemented new …

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Judge Quickle reprimanded for treatment of colleagues

La Paz County Superior Court Judge Jessica Quickle was reprimanded by the State of Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct last month for her treatment of colleagues in the workplace. Judge Quickle is sworn in, January 2019 Complaints dating from September and October of last year, along with follow-up interviews with six court employees, alleged improper demeanor both on and off …

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Over 10,000 fully vaccinated in La Paz County

Over 10,000 people have now been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus in La Paz County. It is hard to estimate the precise rate of vaccination for the county, considering that many of the county’s doses were administered to part-time residents and temporary visitors. But we know that 8,423 people have received both doses of the vaccine within the county …

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UPDATED: Suspect in the murder of Johnny Beckham still not located

UPDATE, July 21st: The death of Johnny Beckham has been designated a homicide. A warrant has now been issued for Brian Dunnan’s arrest. Original story below. — A person of interest in the June 29th death of Johnny Beckham, identified several days ago as Brian Douglas Dunann, has not yet been located. What we know from official sources Dunann is …

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Conflict at Town Hall continues over Town Manager

Conflict continues to swirl around the actions of Parker Town Manager Lori Wedemeyer, with some in the council supporting her and others wanting her out. A dustup involving a recent employee resignation and, now, Wedemeyer’s contract, continue to divide the council. Parker Town Hall is a peaceful place most of the time. As you would expect in a small town …

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Viewfinder: Wildfire scorches several acres on Parker Strip, fireworks suspected

A wildfire scorched several acres of riverfront land on Parker Strip opposite Fox’s and Sundance resorts over the weekend. Buckskin Fire Department and San Bernardino Fire responded with both land-based fire engines and a fire boat. Buckskin was called just before 1 a.m. early on Sunday morning. Less than 10 acres of desert brush, mesquite and salt cedar trees were …

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Local man dies of fatal gunshot, Sheriff’s Department investigating

UPDATE: A suspect has been identified as Brian Douglas Dunann, who is wanted for questioning but is still not located. More info HERE. — A local man died last week of a fatal gunshot in the Upriver area north of Parker, AZ. La Paz County Sheriff William Ponce says the Department is investigating. The matter is currently assigned to the …

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Man in critical condition after boating incident near Needles, alcohol involved

A man is in critical condition after a boating incident over the holiday weekend involving alcohol. He was later arrested for operating a boat under the influence. On Saturday, July 3rd at approximately 5:51 p.m., deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement Unit responded to a report of a boating collision on the Colorado …

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