Saturday, April 11, 2015   
  • Freedom (Part 2)

    Freedom (Part 2)

    Last month I wrote a little bit about how important freedom is to us as a nation and as individuals. It’s critical, fragile and easily lost, as history shows us over and over again. I know a lot of people who choose to live here because of the ... 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 #23: Ashley Hoban and John T. Maye

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A 17 year-old world champion female weightlifter and a screenwriter, filmmaker, comedian and podcaster – both from Parker, Arizona – on this week’s edition of the Livecast. Josh and John interview Ashley Hoban about lifting a lot of weight, about her friend in Australia and about competitions coming up. Then, John T. Maye joins the Livecast from Boston, MA to ... Read More »

Spanky’s RV & Marine to move… to the Alewine property

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A Parker business with a longstanding reputation for serving the needs of boat and RV owners will be moving to a new location on Riverside Drive known as the Alewine Property. According to the La Paz Economic Development Corporation and Don and Donna Rountree, owners of River Fever Investments (which runs the Spanky’s store on Joshua Avenue in Parker), Spanky’s ... Read More »

CA-62 closed after accident

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3:37pm- Reports that a bad accident on Highway 62 located 10 miles west of Vidal Junction has closed the road at that place. Travelers headed that way should be prepared for delays or to take a different route. No word yet on conditions of motorists involved or vehicles. 4:01pm- Location is mile marker 111. 8:14pm- The road appears to be ... Read More »

10,000 people expected in Parker for drag boat races

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“Top Secret” parked at Parker Oil Wednesday Approximately 10,000 people are expected to drop into Parker, AZ this weekend for the Lucas Oil Drag Boat races April 10-12th. These are some of the fastest boats in the world, capable of doing over 200 mph on the water and relying on nitromethane ‘Top Fuel’ to get them there. In the process, ... Read More »

Police respond to apparent suicide in Quartzsite

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Quartzsite police responded to the apparent suicide of Brad Trainor Wednesday, who they describe as “well known” in the town. In the morning hours of Wednesday, April 1st, QPD responded to a 911 call reporting a suicide. They were taken inside a small trailer by the person who called the police at 1070 W Main Street. Inside, officers found a ... Read More »

High school students attend jury trial of Rick Bower

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A Parker courtroom was occupied with high school students one afternoon last week as the students sat in on a real jury trial to learn about the legal system. The trial of Rick Bower centered around a Quartzsite, AZ incident with police. Bower is accused of trying to run from cops, fighting with them and, ultimately, aggravated assault on the ... Read More »

Freedom (Part 2)

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Last month I wrote a little bit about how important freedom is to us as a nation and as individuals. It’s critical, fragile and easily lost, as history shows us over and over again. I know a lot of people who choose to live here because of the freedom this area provides and that’s something many of us truly cherish. ... Read More »

Highway 95 open again after accident

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9:30am- Highway 95 is closed at this time due to an accident near milepost 146 north of the town of Parker. More information to come. 9:41am- Unconfirmed reports that the accident involved an ATV and one fatality. 10:27am- The location is between Osborne Wash and Resort Drive north of Parker, AZ. Traffic is being detoured via the BlueWater Resort and ... Read More »

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 »